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North Carolina FC Youth

Challenge Coaches

Coaching Education

We provide a number of coaching education opportunities to coaches at all skill levels. Click the link below to view upcoming courses.

Coaching Education


I. Coaching Application

Interested in coaching a Challenge team? Qualified candidates must have passion, energy, enthusiasm, and desire to work with young players and to support the NCFC Youth mission and direction provided by the Coaching Staff. 
Coaching Application

II. Risk Management and Abuse Prevention Training (Required)

All head coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, and any other adult with a role on a Challenge team must be "risk managed", which means complete and pass North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA)'s Risk Management/Abuse Prevention system. This must be done before practices start and you MUST notify your area administrator so they can begin the process of Risk Management and perform a background check.

Please contact your Age Group Administrator for the NCYSA Risk Management/Abuse Training application.
Patty Scharville at [email protected] (U9-U12 age groups)
Lindsey Todd at [email protected] (U13-U18/19 age groups)

In response to the federal law enacted on February 14, 2018, all team officials are required to complete the Abuse Prevention Training video and quiz prior to being added to a challenge team roster and to be validated with their team official card. Team officials are required to complete the child abuse training program and a background check before they can volunteer/coach/represent NCFC Youth.

III. Coaches Meeting

Challenge Coaches should plan on attending the pre-season Coaches Meeting. You will receive an email with the date, time, and location of the meeting in advance. Challenge Director Brett Malone will address important changes, updates and information for the upcoming season. 
Coaches Meeting


IV. Practice Plans

Never plan a practice this Fall! Simply print, study and execute the predesigned practice sessions created specifically for each Challenge age group.
Practice Plans

V. Rules of Play

Make sure you understand the rules of the age group you are coaching. Is there offsides? How long is a half? What size ball do we use? 
Rules of Play

VI. Rosters

Rosters are generated by NCYSA then red-stamped by one of our registrars once players have been carded.

VII. Uniforms

Fall 2019 marks NCFC Youth's first year of the two year adidas uniform cycle. All NCFC Youth players must purchase the uniform kit online using a link the Team Manager will provide over the summer. The Challenge "home" jersey is Grey.

VIII. Coaches Code of Conduct
All Challenge Coaches need to abide by the Coaches Code of Conduct
Coaches Code of Conduct

IX. NCYSA Coaching Education Courses

Register for a NCYSA or USSF Coaching Course/License/Certificate.
Coaching Education Courses

X. Policies

Read more about Challenge Policies including refunds, playing time, insurance, and try-outs.

XI. Sanctioned Tournaments

List of sanctioned tournaments in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.
Sanctioned Tournaments

Helpful Links

Challenge Sponsors







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WorldStrides Excel

Contact Us

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

'12 (9U) - '09 (12U) & Assistant Director: Patty Scharville

[email protected]

'08 (13U) - '02 (U18/19): Lindsey Todd
[email protected]

Challenge Director: Brett Malone
[email protected]


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Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

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



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