carolina rapids



About the Carolina Rapids ID Sessions: 

Carolina Rapids ID Sessions are single-day player identification opportunities for players with high potential to train and play under the direction of Carolina Rapids Development Academy (DA & ECNL) coaching staff. These sessions are a designed to identify players with the talent to compete at the highest level of play for a youth soccer player.  

Only players and coaches are welcome on the training field. Parents are to remain in the parking lot after check-in. Our objective is to create an environment where players take responsibility for their own development. These ID Sessions are the pathway to the ECNL, Development Academy (DA) and potentially the Youth National Team. 

ECNL Birth Years for the 2019-2020 season: 2001+2007 (Youth U13-U19)
DA Birth Years for the 2019-2020 season: 2001-2011 (Youth U11-U19)

Come to as many of the sessions as you are able.  One registration applies for all sessions that you attend.

Remaining Sessions:
March 3 (2005-2010 birth years) CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
March 10  (2004-2010 birth years) Bailey Road  6:00-7:30pm
April 7 (2003-2010 birth years) Bailey Road  6:00-7:30pm
April 29  (2001-2010 birth years) Bailey Road  6:00-7:30pm
May 5 (2001-2010 birth years) Bailey Road  6:00-7:30pm

How to Register:
Log in to your Blue Sombrero account
Click the button next to your player's name and select 2019-2020 Competitive Program (for the location you would most desire to play if not in the DA or ECNL program. The DA and ECNL programs are open to players from all locations).
Click through all screens including the payment screen.  There is a $35 charge associated with this program and a t-shirt is included in the price.


Acceptance into the program will be communicated no later than May 10th, 2019 (2010-2001 Birth Years ONLY).  

ID Session Instructions: 

  • Timeline: Arrive 15 minutes prior to start time 
  • Hydration: Please bring adequate hydration for the session 
  • What to wear: Players will receive a t-shirt at check-in

When you register, select "2019-2020 Competitive Program"
If you have already signed up for tryouts in order to attend USDA sessions (boys), there is no need to sign up again for tryouts!  Your registration will be transferred over to the ECNL and regular age group tryouts.


We're excited to be participating in the Mid-Atlantic Conference for the 2018-2019 season.  This is one of six conferences spanning the country next season and includes 8 top clubs.

  • BRYC Elite Academy
  • Carolina Rapids
  • Carolina Elite Soccer Academy
  • McLean YSA
  • North Carolina Fusion
  • North Carolina FC Youth
  • South Carolina United
  • Wilmington Hammerheads


Age GroupCoach
'05 (14s)Bobby Rosario
'04 (15s)Bobby Rosario
'03 (16s) Jonas Richardson
'02 (17s)Jonas Richardson
'00/'01 (18/19s)Rupert de los Reyes

College Information Webinar

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Program Details

Age GroupRoster SizeTraining SessionsSeason
2006 (U13)18-203-4/week August-November and January-June 
2005 (U14)18-203-4/week  August-November and January-June 
2004 (U15)18-203-4/week  November-June 
2003 (U16)18-203-4/week  November-June  
2002 (U17)18-20 3-4/week  November-June  
2000/2001 (U18/19)18-203-4/week  November-June  

Press Release

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