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Tryouts for 2019-2020


Steele Creek Locations (Charlotte Independence West - Steele Creek)  
 AGE GROUP (birth year)DATESLOCATIONTIME
Supplemental Tryouts
Contact Neil Orridge:
[email protected]
Tuesday May 28thWinget 4 6:00-7:00

Gastonia Locations (Charlotte Independence West - Gastonia)
AGE GROUP (birth year)DATESLOCATIONTIME
Supplemental Tryouts
Contact Neil Orridge:
[email protected]
Wednesday May 29thPearl Henderson Park6:00 - 7:00

For Boys ECNLGirls ECNL and Boys USDA, please check those program pages!



Did you miss our Senior Girls tryouts in the West program?  Some roster spots are still available.  Contact Neil Orridge if interested [email protected] 

Teams and Coaching Staff for 2019-2020

Operations- Neil Orridge - [email protected]
Technical - Efrain Tirado - [email protected]

Team names for the 2019-20 soccer season will be, by order of competition:
Blue - Tan - Navy - White - Silver - Grey - Black  
STEELE CREEK TEAMS AND COACHES
BOYS  
TeamLevel of PlayCoach
9U/10U Youth Academy Luis Rueda
CR Melvin
11U (2009) Blue 1st/2nd Classic Adam Cunningham
11U (2009) Tan 1st/2nd Classic coming soon
12U (2008) Blue 1st Classic Matt Cunningham
13U (2007) Blue2nd Classic Adam Cunningham
14U (2006) Blue2nd/3rd Classic Luis Rueda
15U (2005) Blue 2nd Classic Romano Paul
16U (2004) Blue2nd Classic Romano Paul 
18U (2001/02) Blue2nd Classic coming soon 

STEELE CREEK TEAMS AND COACHES
GIRLS
TeamLevel of PlayCoach
9U/10U Youth AcademyLuis Rueda
Asia Thomas
11U (2009) Blue2nd ClassicNeil Orridge
12U (2008) Blue2nd/3rd ClassicSarah Voglewede
15U (2005) Blue2nd ClassicLuis Rueda
18U (2001/02) Blue2nd Classic Sarah Voglewede

GASTONIA TEAMS AND COACHES
BOYS
TeamLevel of PlayCoach
9U/10U Youth AcademyJonny Hoover
Steven Valencia
11U (2009) Blue1st/2nd ClassicKenny Jaramillo
11U (2009) Tan1st/2nd ClassicDave Shearer
12U (2008) Blue1st ClassicJon Kelly
12U (2008) Tan 2nd Classic Darius Neerings
13U (2007) Blue2nd ClassicEfrain Tirado
14U (2006) Blue1st/2nd Classic Romano Paul
15U (2005) Blue1st Classic Efrain Tirado
16U (2004) Blue1st Classic Efrain Tirado
16U (2004) Tan2nd ClassicDarius Neerings
17U (2003) Blue 1st Classic Jason Shiflet
17U (2003) Tan2nd ClassicDave Shearer
18U (2001/02) BluePremierJonny Hoover
GASTONIA TEAMS AND COACHES   
GIRLS  
Team Level of PlayCoach
9U/10U Youth Academy  Rich Lewandowski
Andre Ricks
Jonny Hoover
11U (2009) Blue 1st/2nd Classic Tatum Borque 
11U (2009) Tan 2nd Classic Hannah Siders
12U (2008) Blue 1st ClassicJustin Hauck
12U (2008) Tan2nd Classic Sarah Voglewede 
13U (2007) Blue1st/2nd Classic Rich Lewandowski 
13U (2007) Tan 2nd Classictba
14U (2006) Blue1st/2nd Classic Neil Orridge
14U (2006) Tan3rd Classic Hannah Siders
15U (2005) Blue 1st/2nd Classic Kenny Jaramillo
16U (2004) Blue1st ClassicJonny Hoover
16U (2004) Tan2nd ClassicDave Shearer
17U (2003) Blue 1st ClassicRich Lewandowski
18/19U (2002/2001) Blue2nd ClassicSarah Voglewede


USDA AND ECNL

For Boys ECNLGirls ECNL and Boys USDA, please check those program pages!

West Office

West Office Address:
3434 S New Hope Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday

Welcome to the Rapids!

Carolina Rapids appoint Directors/Head Coaches for its Rapids West Program
May 3, 2018
Key hires bring experience, knowledge of area

Read full press release here!


Carolina Rapids add West location serving the Belmont, Steele Creek and  Gaston Communities. 
April 23, 2018
Former Rapids coach Neil Orridge to serve as director

Read full press release here!


See the schedule for other informational meetings and learn more about the Rapids tryouts here.

Communication Protocol

It is the Club's hope that a clear communication protocol will provide the Club's members a standardized mechanism for voicing their questions and concerns. The Carolina Rapids Board and Executive Director believe that to effectively operate an organization that is growing like the Rapids, it is important that the Club establish communication protocols that best support the efficiency of the organization while retaining the personal touch that our members deserve.

Any parent who has a specific concern should first make an attempt to solve it through the following path: