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North Carolina FC Youth

North Carolina FC Youth, a 501c3 non-profit youth soccer organization, is the product of a collaboration between Capital Area Soccer League, Triangle Futbol Club Alliance, and North Carolina Football Club. NCFC Youth’s mission is to provide positive, high quality soccer opportunities at all levels of play for youth and their families and to serve as a valuable community partner. The youth club’s inaugural season will take place during the Fall 2017, when nearly 14,000 youth players (ages 3-18) take the fields.

Capital Area Soccer League - History

Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) was founded in 1974 as a non-profit youth soccer organization. Prior to becoming CASL, the organization operated as the Raleigh Soccer League for a few years. What began as a volunteer, parent run organization with 25 youth teams has grown into the largest, local serving youth soccer club in the state. Today, CASL is home to more than 11,000 players ages 4-18 each year. So many dedicated and passionate soccer pioneers are part of our history to make it what it is today. The visionaries who predicted the growth of soccer, the growth of our community, and the need for green space proactively secured CASL our greatest asset in the late 70s - WRAL Soccer Park. This facility is CASL's home and welcomes more than 600,000 visitors each year for practices, games, tournaments, and outside events. The past 40+ years are marked by landmark club, team, and player achievements that continue to mold and shape our history in Wake County and in the large soccer community. 

Highlights in CASL History
1971: Raleigh Soccer League formed under the leadership of Steve Almasi, Pat Hamilton, Bill Holleman, & William "Bill" Plunkett
1974: Raleigh Soccer League becomes Capital Area Soccer League, Inc.
1979: CASL Board of Directors approved purchase of 116 acre land (now WRAL Soccer Park)
1979: Capitol Broadcasting Company helps CASL purchase the now WRAL Soccer Park on December 12, 1979
1980: U.S. National Guard is brought in to clear the land for field development
1981: WRAL Soccer Park opens for soccer programming
1995: '77 CASL Spartans win 1st USYS (U18 girls) National Championship
2003: '88 CASL Elite win 2nd USYS (U14 boys) National Championship
2011: '94 CASL Chelsea wins U16 ECNL National Championship
2012: '94 CASL Chelsea wins U17 ECNL National Championship
2015: Groundbreaking for $3.8 million renovation to WRAL Soccer Park
2016: '02 CASL Academy Jrs. win 3rd USYS (U13 boys) National Championship
2017: Brianna Pinto becomes 1st CASL player and the youngest player ever (age 16) to be on the U.S. Women's National Team Roster

CASL Founders
Steve Almasi
Eugene J. Eisen
Pat B. Hamilton
Bill Holleman
R. Fred Littrell
William J. Plunkett, Jr. 
Jerry T. Salmon
N.P. Zarzar

Triangle Futbol Club Alliance - History

Triangle Football Club Alliance (TFCA) is a non-profit youth soccer organization serving more than 2,500 youth and their families across the greater Triangle area in North Carolina. Founded in 1999, TFCA develops youth and enhances communities in the greater Triangle area through the sport of soccer.

Contact

North Carolina FC Youth
5017 Memory Road 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Phone : 919-834-3951
Email: [email protected]

Affiliates

US SOCCER CLUB, DA, US YOUTH SOCCER, NC YOUTH SOCCER, ECNL

North Carolina FC Youth, North Carolina FC, NCFC, and the North Carolina FC logo are trademarks of Carolina FC LLC and are being used by Capital Area Soccer League, Inc. under license. North Carolina
Courage, NC Courage and the North Carolina Courage logo are trademarks of the National Women’s Soccer League, LLC and are being used by Capital Area Soccer League, Inc. under sublicense.

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