carolina rapids


Welcome to our Cabarrus County Members!

Since 1987, Carolina Rapids Soccer Club has provided our community with a unique soccer experience that provides the best possible soccer environment for our members.  Traditionally, the club’s community of North Mecklenburg (Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville) have represented the vast majority of our members.  As we’ve grown over the years, so has our community and membership base.  With close to 4500 members, our players come from all over now, Concord, Kannapolis, Hickory, Charlotte, Mooresville, Statesville and other surrounding areas.

In fall 2011, due to popular demand, we started a recreation program in Denver, NC for the first time.  This recreation program has thrived over the years.  In Fall 2016, we introduced the Rapids’ highly respected Youth Academy. Entering 2017, we will now introduce our first U11 and up Juniors teams. In fall 2014, we started a recreation program in South Charlotte - again due to popular demand.  In the  Fall 2015, Carolina Rapids offered a full competitive program.  Beginning with just 3 teams, the program grew to 6 teams this past year.  Again there is continue expected growth for this coming year.    

Why other locations?  Quite simply, we have developed a very unique professionalized youth soccer club that offers a specific philosophy and curriculum aimed at increasing and improving the overall soccer experience for the player.  The Rapids Curriculum is proven to develop players at all levels and our teaching methodology is widely accepted as being a cognitive-oriented teaching method that is player centered.   As demand has dictated, we are happy to expand to new locations and provide this experience to a larger community of players.

In conjunction with this new expansion, we are extremely excited to announce the hiring of Liam Shannon as Coaching Director to oversee Carolina Rapids – Cabarrus.  Liam will start immediately in his new role and will be your primary point of contact as this new program gets off the ground!  He can be reached via email at

We welcome you to the Rapids family and look forward to working with your kids!

Training Schedule for 2017-2018 Season

U11 & U12 Boys & Girls: 6pm - 7.30pm, Mondays & Wednesdays

U13 Boys: 6pm - 7.30pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 

Location: JN Fries Middle School, 1485 Old Charlotte Road, Concord, 28027.
(Field is behind the fire station, not at the school!) 

Did you miss the team selection process?  If you are interested in any potential open opportunities, contact Director Liam Shannon at

Tuesday May 16th & Thursday May 18th

Coaching Staff for 2017-2018

Coaching Director - Cabarrus Location
Liam Shannon -

Coaching staff announcements are coming soon!
TeamLevel of PlayCoach
2007(11U) Burgundy CabOpen DivJames McCulloch
2006(12U) Burgundy Cab2nd DivPattrik Linthakhan
2005(13U) Burgundy Cab2nd DivDavid Canfield
2007(11U) Burgundy Cab G Select Liam Shannon
2006(12U) Burgundy Cab G 2nd DivLiam Shannon 

Carolina Soccer Club Developmental Soccer and Youth Academy

For information about these programs, check the current Carolina Soccer Club website!