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North Carolina FC Youth

Program Information

Recreation Program

Recreation soccer offers an introductory, fun playing environment for players of all skill levels between the ages of 4-19. Our Recreation Program serves Cary, Garner, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, and Chapel Hill. NCFC Youth's Recreation Program is one of the largest volunteer-based soccer programs in the country, with more than 6,000 players annually.

Quick Facts
  • Offered in both the Fall (August - October) and Spring (February - April)
  • Practice 1/week with a game on the weekend
  • Teams are led by volunteer coaches supported by 3 full-time Recreation Directors
  • Focus is on fun!
  • Access to Athletic Training staff included in club fess

Registration for New Users

New this season, we will be using PlayMetrics as our Registration Database! All new users must create an account through PlayMetrics in order to register for any of our programs. Click here to learn more about the registration process, and how to get set up.

Registration for Returning Users

Already have a PlayMetrics account? Please log back into PlayMetrics using the app or by clicking here.

Return-to-Play Protocols

View our Recreation specific Return-to-Play Protocols and projected timeline put in place as we prepare for the season to ensure a safe and fun environment for our players, coaches, and families.

Important Dates

Fall 2020

Fall training will start the week of September 7th, and the first game weekend is set for September 19-20th. 

*Schedule/dates subject to change depending on North Carolina’s phased re-opening guidelines.

August 14Registration Deadline
August 31Team Assignments and Practice Info Released
September 7-12First Week of Practices
September 12Pre-K 1st Play Date
September 19-20
Kindergarten - 12th Grade 1st Play Date 
October 31 - November 1
Kindergarten - 12th Grade Last Play Date

*Schedules may include a double-header (2-games in one weekend), and potential for Sunday morning games.

Location and Fields

Our Recreation Program serves:

 Durham/Chapel Hill (DCH)Garner
Holly Springs/Fuquay Varina (HSFV) 
Wake Forest


Players select a designated region during registration, which determines where practices (and games for Pre-K - 3rd grade players) are. We place players on teams in their selected area and use home addresses to try and keep kids in the same neighborhood on the same team.

Pre-K - Kindergarten: Games/practice is located in your selected region.
2nd - 3rd Grade: Games and practices are located in your selected region.
4th - 9th Grade
: Games can be at other areas in the NCFC system.

Field Locations and Maps

Age Groups & Format

Our Recreation Program is offered to players in Pre-K - 12th Grade. The program is designed for beginner level players and those looking to have fun. Our Recreation program encourages developmental growth but focuses on the love of the game in a positive and enjoyable environment.

GradeAge RangeFormatGame Length Practice
Pre-K7/1/2015 - 8/31/20162v232 min
Combined w/ game 
Kindergarten7/1/2014 - 8/31/20154v432 minCombined w/ game
1st - 2nd grade7/1/2012 - 8/31/20144v448 min1x per week 
3rd - 4th grade
7/1/2010 - 8/31/2012
50 min1x per week
5th - 6th grade
7/1/2008 - 8/31/2010
60 min1x per week
7th - 12th grade
1/1/2002 - 8/31/2008
70 - 90min1x per week


For our youngest players, Kickstarters is an introductory Recreation program for players, ages 2.5 - 4 years old. Each session will be focus a skill of the day using themed games to promote movement education, physical coordination and positive relationships.

Click here to learn more about Kickstarters.

Club Fees

Recreation players will be required to pay the Recreation Club Fee upon registration. Club fees help cover the costs of fields, referees, coaching education, US Club Soccer fees, and program administration.

Single Season (Fall or Spring)
Age Groups
Early Bird Single Season
Regular Single Season
Pre-K - Kindergarden
1st - 2nd Grade
 3rd - 12th Grade$150$175

Full Year (Fall and Spring)
Age Groups
Early Bird Full Year*Regular Full Year*
Pre-K - Kindergarden
$145 $170
1st - 2nd Grade
$195 $220
 3rd - 12th Grade$245$270

*Players may only register for the Full Year in the fall.

Refund Policy

Click here to view our full refund policy.

Fall Refund Commitment:
Prorated refund less a $25 administrative fee

  • NCFC Youth will retain $25 of every registration fee to cover administrative fees
  • Players will be refunded a prorated amount (less the administrative fee) based on the number of weeks played in the fall season. This will be determined at the end of the season (November 1st) or any point a final cancelation is evident.

Uniform Fees

All Pre-K players are required to purchase the adidas Grey NCFC Youth Recreation jersey through Players will only need to purchase the grey (home jersey). Click here to order learn more.

All Kindergarten - 6th Grade players are required to purchase the adidas NCFC Youth Recreation jerseys through Players will need to purchase both the grey (home jersey) and navy (away jersey) kits. Click here to learn more.

All 7th - 8th Grade teams are required to purchase adidas NCFC Youth Recreation jerseys through Teams will select 1 of 14 different colors to use as their home jersey in addition to the required grey alternate jersey/practice shirt. Click here to learn more.

9th - 12th Grade teams are NOT required to purchase adidas NCFC Youth Recreation jerseys through However, ALL teams must have two jerseys with numbers. We have a great uniform template that makes ordering easy and convenient. Teams can select from 1 of 14 different colors for your home jersey in addition to being able to get a grey alternate jersey/practice shirt. Click here to learn more.

*The current Uniform Kit will be used by NCFC Youth players through Spring 2021.

Uniform Size
Youth Kit
Adult Kit

Policies and Forms

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


Helpful Links

Recreation Sponsors







Official Sandwich Shop
of Recreation


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? Contact us at [email protected].


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

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



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