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North Carolina FC Youth

Program Info

Recreation Soccer

Important Dates

Location & Fields


Club Fee

The NCFC Youth Recreation Program is one of the biggest soccer programs in the country with more than 6,000 players annually. Our Recreation Program serves Cary, Garner, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill and other surrounding communities. Games are played in the Fall and Spring, and Scott Becker is the Recreation Director. 


Registration for the 2018 Spring Recreation season will open October 16, 2017.

We are using a new platform for our registration this year so all families must create a family account (under parent/guardian's name) first, and then register for the desired programs.

Step-by-step instructions

Guía de Registro

4 Year Old Program

Our U4 Recreation Program will be returning for the Spring 2018 Season with limited spots. Registration will open early November! 

U4 Program



Kids ages 4-19 are able to play in the Recreation Program. Check the birth year chart to find the appropriate age group.

Birth year chart

Player Pathway/Program Comparison

Not sure what program is right for your player? Check out the different programs we offer and at which age groups.

Player Pathway/Program Comparison 



Recreation soccer is played in the Fall (end of August - end of October) and Spring (mid February - end of April). Players have the option of registering for both seasons ("full year") or one season. 

Important Dates

December 22 Early Bird Deadline March 31-April 1 No Games (Easter Weekend)
January 8   Guaranteed Placement Deadline April 7-8 #5 Play Date
Week of February 19 Recreation Practice Begins (weather permitting) April14-15 #6 Play Date
March 3-4 #1 Play Date April 21-22 Bye Weekend
March 10-11 #2 Play Date April 28-29 # 7 Play Date
March 17-18 #3 Play Date  May 5-6 Rain Makeup
March 24-25 #4 Play Date     

**Teams will have one weekend with both a Saturday and Sunday game to give our challenge teams their 8 game for the spring season.

Location & Fields

During registration, parents select Cary, Raleigh, Garner, Wake Forest, Holly Springs/ Fuquay-Varina (HSFV), or Durham/Chapel Hill (DCH), which determines where practices (and games for younger players) are held. We place players on teams in the selected area and uses home addresses to try and keep kids in the same neighborhood on the same team.

U5-U9: Games & practices located in selected area
U10-U19: Games can be at other areas in the NCFC system

Text Alerts: Text NCFCREC to 84483 to receive NCFC Youth Recreation alerts from us. Text alerts include game/practice cancellations, weather updates and other emergency or last minute information. 

Field Locations & Maps

Club Fee

Recreation players must pay the Recreation Club fee upon registration. Club fees help cover the cost of fields, referees, coaching education, North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) fees, and administration to run the program.

Spring Early Bird Deadline: December 22, 2017.
Players may only register for the Full Year in the Fall.

Age GroupEarly Bird Single SeasonRegular Single Season 
Early Bird Full Year Regular Full Year Rate 
U5-U6$100$125$160 $185 
U7-U8$125$150$185 $210 
U9-U10$145$170 $220$245 

Club Fee


Spring 2018 Uniforms

All U5-U12 players are required to purchase the Adidas NCFC Youth Recreation jerseys. Fall 2017 marked the beginning of our 2 year Adidas uniform cycle meaning that players who purchased Recreation uniforms in the Fall do NOT need to purchase new uniforms.

Players will need to purchase both the navy and the red jerseys. The Recreation "home" game jersey is Navy.

U13-U19 Recreational players' uniforms are organized by their coach, so they are not required to purchase these uniforms.

Uniform Kit


All Recreation Coaches are volunteers and generally parents of players on the team. Coaches are tasked with teaching the basic skills and fostering a supportive and fun environment for all players. Coaching Education classes are held each season to help coaches learn the appropriate soccer activities and gain valuable tools to help them on the field.

Coaches Info


Skill Level

Recreational soccer is designed for beginning to advanced players with a focus on FUN.


Our U5-U6 program is organized in a different manner due to the age and ability level of the youngest players.
-U5-U6 teams have "1 event" on the weekend - generally held on Saturdays
-The event consists of a practice and game combination
-The event starts at the time listed on the schedule. First, players will practice for 30 minutes, then have a 5 minute break, then play a 32 minute game. The game is broken into FOUR 8-minute quarters.
-The volunteer coaches run practices and both head coaches act as referees during the game


Read more about NCFC Recreation Policies including refunds, uniforms, insurance, and equipment.


Access your Family Account

Thanks to Blue Sombrero and Dick's Team HQ we are using a new registration platform that allows you to login to your Family Account at anytime. Click the "login" button located in the top righthand corner of website. Login to your account to update contact information, register for programs, and more!



Frequently Asked Recreation Questions


Helpful links

Recreation Sponsors














End of Season Awards

Commemorate your team's successful season with a selection of trophies and medals from Crown Trophy of Raleigh using our easy to use online order form!

Crown Trophy of Raleigh

Juniors ID Night

Find out if our Juniors program is right for you November 13 and 16.

Learn More


On or off the field, WakeMed's Urgent Care and ED provides top quality care across the Triangle.

WakeMed Urgent Care and ED Locations

Contact Us

Questions? Check out our FAQ page and if you still have questions contact your area administrator. 

Cary & Garner: Rachel Harris
[email protected]

Raleigh: Lorraine Qualle
[email protected]

Wake Forest, Holly Springs Fuquay-Varina, & Durham-Chapel Hill:
 [email protected]


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

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



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