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Coach of the Season

Parents and players, nominate a volunteer coach (Recreation or Challenge coach) who has gone above and beyond the duty of "coach". One coaches from each age group will be selected and awarded Coach of the Season. Selected coaches will be receive two suite tickets to the NCFC vs. Birmingham Legion FC game on May 18 and an NCFC polo! 

Click here to nominate your coach!

Nominate your Challenge or Recreation coach for Coach of the Season by May 18. NCFC Youth Staff will choose the winners based on the nominations.

One coach from each age group will be selected. Winners will receive two free suite tickets to the NCFC game on May 12 and an NCFC polo!


Fall 2018 Coach of the Season Winners

Congratulations to our Fall 2018 Coaches of the Season! Each of the following coaches were nominated by their team for going above and beyond the duty "coach" and selected to receive a set of suite tickets to the NCFC game on October 6. We are proud to have you on our team and applaud your continued commitment to the development of our players! Below are excerpts from some of the submitted nominations.

U5 | Leticia Sojo
"Coach Letty sends out a weekly email summary that recaps each players
contribution to the prior weeks game. They are filled with words of encouragement,
and as a parent, I look forward to reading them. Letty stepped up to the plate after
our team did not have a coach, and has been encouraging to all of the kids, making
sure that each one is actively playing and recognized."

U6 | Erin Clark

Coach Erin is passionate about creating a fun atmosphere for his players to learn,
which perfectly embodies the NCFC Recreation Program ideals of having fun while
learning to play the beautiful game. She's a great example of what a coach should

U7 | Gina Marlowe
"The Seahawks team and parents feel incredibly lucky to have Coach Gina as soccer
coach for our girls. She has incredible patience with the girls and creates an amazing
team atmosphere where the kids want to succeed for her."

U8 | Sean Martin
"Coach Sean goes above and beyond coaching his girls. He offers up skill clinics on
a Friday night when there is no game or practice. He teaches good sportsmanship to
both the kids and the parents. He encourages team gatherings so that the girls can
bond as a team. We are beyond grateful for Coach Sean Martin."

U9 | Leonel Agudelo
"Leo is already been a great role model and coach for the young boys on our team. His
love for soccer shows in the way that he leads/runs practice, talks with the players
(1 on 1 and in a group setting), and is a great role model at games. He is invested in his
players and eagerly wants each of them to improve and have a great experience on the

U10 | Sara Johnson
"Sara not only builds on skills with the players but she puts a strong emphasis on
rewarding character. She never stops running down the field to cheer them on and
lead by example. We are so grateful to have her as a Coach."

U11 | Adrian Airey
"He not only knows soccer but also knows what girls this age need in a coach. He
treats his players with respect and uses his fine tuned wit to keep them engaged
and enjoying the game. Coach Adrian is one of the most dedicated soccer coaches
we have ever had the opportunity to work with."

U12 | Paul Dwyer
"He always brings a positive attitude and lots of energy to all the games/practices.
You can tell how much he enjoys coaching! He is all about "playing as a team"
and strongly emphasizes respect. Respecting your parents, your teammates,
yourself and others. He is a great role model for our boys."

U13 | Phil Miller
"I have never seen anyone with so much dedication to the team, kids and the
parents. He taken many additional classes on his own time to ensure he was
the best coach the kids could have.He has a passion to see the boys succeed
and become better soccer players as well as the best young adults they can be.
At this age they look for a role model, Phil is that role model."

U14 | Brian Harlow
"Brian is great coach. He's motivates the kids to try their best, teaches them the
importance of good sportsmanship, works with them to improve their soccer skills
all while having fun. He is out there on the field with the kids, participating, leading
by example, rather than coaching from the sidelines. We are lucky to have Brian
as our coach."

U16 | John McGarrigle
"Coach John represents the culture of the NCFC Recreation program consistently. He
has always been patient and open minded when changes have been made to his team
that are out of his control. I can’t think of another coach more worthy of recognition in
our program."

U17 | Steven Cutler
"Our coach is the most motivational person you'll find, straight to the point, but still has
an open mind for suggestions from the players. He realizes the importance of
developing new players, along with sharpening experienced ones. He always brings
extra equipment and water to games, whether someone forgot their jersey at home, or
the goalie forgot his gloves, Coach has it on lock."

U18 | David Carmer
"Dave is so passionate about soccer and relays that onto the team. He makes the games
and practices fun and encouraging. He always has a kind word for every member of the
team so that everyone feels welcome. He instills a sense of camaraderie and always reminds
the players that they are out there to have fun and that everyone is a valuable member of the
team, regardless of individual skill."

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Hamilton Sportsmanship Award

Learn more about the seasonal award given to one player from each team who exhibits all qualities of sportsmanship including a positive attitude, respect, teamwork and love of the game. 

Hamilton Sportsmanship Award

NCFC v Legion

MAY 18 | 7:00PM | WakeMed Soccer Park

All Coach of the Season winners will receive two suite tickets to the NCFC game on May 18. Join us and celebrate your coach.


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