Our collegiate/professional program is designed for the player looking to play at the collegiate or professional levels.
Whether your child dreams of playing college soccer or going pro - Velocity can get them there through our extensive network of collegiate, U.S. National and International club contacts and partners. We've placed dozens of players into college programs. We've also placed players on professional teams! Our success and remarkable college and pro placement statistics rival clubs many times our size!
The main focus of our Collegiate/Professional Phase is to prepare players for the demands of high-level soccer through continued technical, tactical, physical and mental development. At this stage, development remains our main priority; a higher standard of competition also enables our players to develop a winning mentality.
Teams will attend carefully selected US Club tournaments throughout the course of the season and play in scrimmages against high-level competitive Development Academy and ECNL teams. Older age groups will also scrimmage against local college teams. Players attend 3 practice sessions per week, play in games most weekends in season and play in at least 4 tournaments a year.
Carolina Velocity also hosts its own College Combine, which allows our best players to showcase their talents in front of a select group of prospective coaches. Our first annual Combine in 2019 was attended by 73 players and coaches from junior colleges, NAIA and NCAA DI-III colleges. Players participated in games as well as training sessions run by Velocity staff. The Combine included a Q&A session with college coaches, and sports performance and injury prevention experts.