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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 (Required)

All Challenge head and assistant coaches need to be "risk managed", which means complete and pass North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA)'s Risk Management 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.
Risk Management

III. Abuse Prevention Training (Required)

In response to the new 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.

Once you have completed the Risk Management application, please notify your Challenge Administrator. Once they are notified, they will be contact with the NCFC Abuse Prevention Liaison to have your named added to the database. Once you are added to the database you will receive an email from [email protected], with further instruction. Please keep in mind that once you complete the Risk Management application, it is not an automatic process to receive the Abuse Prevention Training. In high volume times of the year, it may take several days to receive the email.

IV. Coaches Meeting

Challenge Coaches should plan on attending the Coaches Meeting on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Challenge Director Brett Malone will address important changes, updates and information for the upcoming season. 
Coaches Meeting


V. 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

VI. 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

VII. Rosters

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

VIII. 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.

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

X. NCYSA Coaching Education Courses

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

XI. Policies

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

XII. Sanctioned Tournaments

List of sanctioned tournaments in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.
2018-2019 Sanctioned Tournaments

Helpful Links

Challenge Sponsors








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Learn more about Challenge by checking out our Frequently Asked Questions


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

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'08 (13U) - '02 (U18/19): Lindsey Todd
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Challenge Director: Brett Malone
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Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

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



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