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Program Info


The Juniors program is a 9-month competitive program for players born between 2014-2012, focused on developing each player's skill and love of the game. Juniors prepares players to progress at the Classic level and beyond through a dedicated coaching staff that provides quality, age appropriate instruction at these key age groups. Our Juniors Program and coaches are led by Juniors Director, Etienne Boulanger and regional directors to create consistency in training.

Quick Facts:
• Most competitive program offered for U8 - U10 year old players
• Low coach to player ratio allows for consistent player support
• Focus on development of the individual player in a group setting

Return-to-Play Protocols

View our Return-to-Play protocols put in place to ensure a safe and fun environment for our players, coaches, and families, as we return to the fields.

Important Dates

2021-2022 Season
August 9
Fall Training Begins      January TBD   5v5 Winter Play Date
Juniors Pre-Season Festival
January 24
  Spring Training Begins
September 12
Fall Games Begin
February 13
  Spring Games Begin
October 31
Fall Games End  
April 9-17
  No Training or Games
(WCPSS Spring Break)
November-JanuaryWinter Training Sessions  April 28
 Last Day of Spring Training
December TBD 3v3 Winter Play Date   May 1  Spring Games End
    Week of May 2 Juniors Evaluations

Coaching Staff

Juniors Director, Etienne Boulanger

The Juniors program has a Full time director, who is supported by regional and age group directors who help manage the coaches, players and program to ensure a high quality offering for families in the Triangle area. Our players get to work with passionate and experienced coaches who are paid for their ability to teach young players and share their love for the game. Click here to see our full Juniors Coaching staff.


All players interested in playing in our Juniors program must attend our annual evaluations. Juniors Evaluations or the 2021-2022 season have concluded. Please reach out to Juniors Director, [email protected], if interested in a mid-season evaluation.


Team Formation

Players will be offered a spot in the program following the evaluations in June this year. Fall teams will be formed at the end of August after our staff has had time more time to evaluate all players and place them on a team with other players of similar ability. Players will be placed in the appropriate level in which teams are balanced to provide competitive games every week.

New teams will be formed after the winter holidays for the Spring season to allow for players to be placed in an environment where they will keep getting challenged by the coaching staff and their teammates.

Junior Elite Teams

Top 2012 players identified at Junior Evaluations will be invited to the Junior Elite teams. Juniors Elite Teams will be formed in each region depending upon quality of players at Evaluations and the Director's discretion. 

These teams will function similar to a 2011 Classic team: 
• Train 3x week
• Have team managers, team fees,
• Attend 2 tournaments

Trainings & Seasons

Juniors is a 9-month program made up of 3 seasons: fall, winter, and spring.

Fall (August-beginning of November) and Spring (February-May)
Fall and Spring are the primary seasons for the Juniors program. Juniors players train twice a week 90 minutes each training session. 

Winter (December & January)

A total of 4 training sessions and 2 play dates will be scheduled during the Winter season. Training sessions are reduced in order to allow our young players the downtime to recharge and try-other activities or sports.

Training Schedule

Below illustrates the 2021-2022 training schedule. Teams will train twice a week, on Monday and Thursday.

Birth Year Field Time
2013 - 2014 WRAL #6 Durham Bulls 4:45 - 6:15 pm
2012 WRAL #6 Durham Bulls 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Birth Year Field Time
2013 - 2014 Mills Park #2 5:30 - 7:00 pm
2012 Mills Park #2 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Day Birth Year Field Time
Mondays 2012 - 2014 TBD 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Thursdays 2012 - 2014 TBD 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Birth Year Field Time
2013- 2014 Middle Creek #1 5:30 - 7:00 pm
2012 Middle Creek #1 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Birth Year Field Time
2013- 2014 Middle Creek #1 5:30 - 7:00 pm
2012 Middle Creek #1 7:00 - 8:30 pm


Teams play games primarily on Sunday afternoons against other NCFC Juniors teams.

Juniors teams will primarily play in the following formats:
2013/14 games: 5v5
2012 games: 7v7


Juniors teams are based on players' birth year and region. Players should register in the region that is most convenient for them.
North: North & East of Hwy 70 (typically Raleigh & Wake Forest)
South: South & West of Hwy 70 (typically Cary, Apex & Morrisville)
DCH: Durham & Chapel Hill
HSFV: Holly Springs & Fuquay Varina

Club Fee

The annual club fee includes field rentals and usage, coaching staff & education, and administration.

Club Fee


Fall 2021 begins the first year of our 2-year Adidas uniform cycle. NCFC Youth Juniors players will be using the uniform kit through the end of the Spring 2023 season.


Read more about NCFC Youth Policies including refunds and insurance.



Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


Helpful links

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Contact Us

Questions? Contact Juniors Director Etienne Boulanger
[email protected]


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

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



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