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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 uses fields in Cary, Garner, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Chatham County. NCFC Youth's Recreation Program is one of the largest volunteer-based soccer programs in the country.

Fall 2021 Recreation registration is currently closed. However, we may still have a spot for your player this fall. If interested in exploring possible opportunities this fall (Sept-Oct) season then please email [email protected] and be sure to include the following information:

  • Player Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • School Grade
  • Address
Program Quick Facts
  • Offered in both the Fall (August - October) and Spring (February - May)
  • Pre-K - Kindergarten: Have a combined practice and game on the weekend
  • 1st grade - 12th grade teams: Practice 1/week with a game on the weekend
  • Teams are led by volunteer coaches supported by NCFC Youth Recreation staff
  • Focus is on fun!
  • Access to Athletic Training staff included in club fees

Return-to-Play Protocols

View our Return-to-Play Protocols put in place for the season to ensure a safe and fun environment for our players, coaches, and families.


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.

Age Groups & Format (2021-2022)

GradeAge RangeFormatGame Length Practice
Pre-K7/1/2016 - 8/31/20172v232 min
Combined w/ game 
Kindergarten7/1/2015 - 8/31/20164v432 minCombined w/ game
1st - 2nd grade7/1/2013 - 8/31/20154v448 min1x per week 
3rd - 4th grade
7/1/2011 - 8/31/2013
50 min1x per week
5th - 6th grade
7/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
60 min1x per week
7th - 12th grade
1/1/2003 - 8/31/2009
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.

Important Dates

Fall 2021
June 25Early Bird Deadline
August 9Team Assignments and Practice Info Released
August 16-20First Week of Practices (1st - 12th Grade)
August 21Pre-K 1st Play Date
August 23Game Schedules Available
August 28-29
Kindergarten - 12th Grade 1st Play Date 
September 4-5No Games (Labor Day Weekend)
October 9-10
No Games (Columbus Day Weekend)
October 23-24Last Kindergarten - 12th Grade Play Date* 

Location and Fields

 Durham/Chapel Hill (DCH)Chatham County
Holly Springs/Fuquay Varina (HSFV) 
KnightdaleWake Forest


Players select a designated region during registration, which helps determine team assignment. Our intent is to place players on age appropriate teams in their selected area and use home addresses to try and keep kids in the same neighborhood on the same team.

Field Locations and Maps

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 Season
Pre-K - Kindergarden
1st - 2nd Grade
 3rd - 12th Grade$245$270

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

Refund Policy

Uniform Fees

**As of August 18, we are no longer recommending players order uniforms through for the Fall 2021 season. As communicated with families, all orders that were placed by August 9 were bulk fast-tracked with expedited shipping to ensure arrival by the first game weekend. At this time, individual orders through are taking nearly 45 days to turnaround due to the lingering effects of the pandemic - labor shortages in factories, production supply issues stemming from Spring 2019, supply chain issues, etc. 

For any family that missed this deadline and has not ordered a uniform, we will be communicating with you on an alternative path to order a uniform (based on stock and size) locally. If for any reason you do not have a jersey prior to the first game weekend, please wear a similar colored (red or navy) short, navy shorts, and socks.** 

Please direct any uniform specific questions to [email protected] 

Fall 2021 is the start of our 2 year uniform cycle. All players (returning and new) will be required to purchase the NCFC Youth Recreation uniform kit through The 2021-2023 Recreation kit includes 2 jerseys (one navy and one red) along with navy shorts and navy socks. Pre-K is the only exception which only requires one jersey. 

*The Recreation Uniform Kit will be used by NCFC Youth players through Spring 2023.

Age Group
$17 - $21
 Kindergarten - 6th Grade$56 - $63
7th - 12th Grade
$63 - $70

Policies and Forms

Read more about Recreation Policies including Player and Parent Code of Conduct, Refund policy, and Abuse Prevention.


Helpful Links

Recreation Sponsors





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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