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Board of Directors

Carolina Velocity, FC is a 501(c)(3) North Carolina youth soccer club headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Our Board of Directors is a volunteer board comprised of parents, professionals and soccer enthusiasts. Carolina Velocity holds monthly board meetings on the third Friday of each month.  Please feel free to contact the board Secretary with any questions, concerns or feedback about the club.

Karen Ratliffe

Karen Ratliffe

Treasurer

Ben Barish

Ben Barish

Vice President

Phone: 919-271-8999

Andrew Gresko

Andrew Gresko

Phone: 919.605.1042

Sarah Chaires

Sarah Chaires

Secretary

Phone: 919-593-4974

Lita Salazar

Lita Salazar

Head Registrar

Phone: 919-859-2997


Club Ambassadors

We are honored and privileged to call former English Premier League professionals, Alan Smith and Julian Dicks, ambassadors of Carolina Velocity, F.C. Alan is a former Manchester United, Leeds United and England National footballer.

Julian Dicks was Player of the Year at West Ham United four times between 1990-1997. Julian also served as manager at West Ham 2015-17, and currently serves as first team coach at West Bromwich Albion. 

These consummate professionals host special clinics and camps for our club at various times during the year. Alan and Julian serve as teachers and mentors to our players. They encourage our players to work hard and to dream big!


Alan Smith

Alan Smith

Club Ambassador

Julian Dicks

Julian Dicks

Club Ambassador

Communicate with Us

Please feel free to reach out to any of our Board members with any questions or concerns about the club. For all inquiries regarding billing and payment, please contact Lita Salazar, our Head Registrar.