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Purpose and Core Values

Purpose Statement

Purpose is to provide members of our community the opportunity to participate in, support, and enjoy the sport of soccer through an offering of quality programs that reflect our core values, teach key life lessons, and are open to all ages and abilities.

Core Values
Character, Community, Competition, Commitment
 , Communication

What makes Carolina Rapids Special?
We believe each Parent:

  • Wants the very best soccer environment for their child
  • Wants to see their child develop their soccer skills to their highest potential
  • Is ultimately driven to see their child as happy and successful as possible

To achieve our mission and to help players and parents get what they want, we believe we need to provide:

A world class coaching structure

  • backed by strong financial support
  • surrounded by an incredible winning and nurturing club culture that allows the team to flourish -  maintained and guarded by the Board of Directors
  • an Executive Director, supported by Coaching Directors as well as professionally trained staff
  • each team will have its own paid Head Coach

A highly motivated, trained, licensed and skilled team of coaches

Carolina Rapids is known for its potent blend of expert coaches - from USSF A licenses to former professional, collegiate and youth players - our coaching staff is amazing!

Year-round access to team training sessions which now includes sessions during holidays, Thanksgiving, winter break, spring break,  and normal school hour sessions

  • Specialty training sessions
  • Technical-Functional Training
  • Goalkeeper training
  • 4v4 games
  • Sports Psychology

Individual written evaluations each season

We track the progress of each player with focus on the 4 main components of any soccer development – 1) Technical 2) Tactical 3) Physical 4) Mental – plus a written appraisal from the coach

Team Camp

  • 8 hours of club oriented pre-season training conducted by our awesome coaching staff

Membership to US Club Soccer and NCYSA

  • Provides roster flexibility by allowing players to shift from one team to another within their own age group
  • Provides opportunity to field different team combinations for tournaments. 

 Thank you again for joining us for this exciting soccer experience!