At Carolina Velocity, we have a coaching philosophy which our coaches must adhere to at all times in order to maximize each player's learning potential.

We believe that each coach should create a positive learning environment for every training session and match day by:

  • Inspiring

  • Influencing change

  • Communicating effectively

  • Facilitating team-building

  • Making big decisions

  • Keeping control

  • Offering guidance

  • Developing leaders

  • Showing enthusiasm

  • Treating all players as individuals. 

We ensure that players are given the best possible chance to achieve the predetermined learning outcomes for training session and match day by:

  • Excellent preparation

  • Technical knowledge of the topic

  • Tactical knowledge of the topic

  • A willingness to share knowledge and experience

  • Recognizing individual needs and targets.

All Carolina Velocity teams will aim to play 'The Velocity Way'.

The Carolina Velocity playing philosophy, named 'The Velocity Way', is our still of play. It has two key components: in possession and out of possession.

When in possession, our players will be encouraged to play through the thirds of the field with maximum technical and tactical efficiency.

When out of possession, we encourage our players, if achievable, to regain possession as quickly as possible by individual technical efficiency and tactical competence as a team. If possession cannot be regained quickly, an organized defensive block will be formed.

Our style is developed over a period of time, throughout each phase of our performance pathway, underpinned by a positive learning environment and a group of staff who place individual player needs at the forefront of all learning.

We expect all members of Carolina Velocity to represent the club with pride and to follow our Code of Conduct.

General Conduct

  • Always conduct yourself with respect.

  • Always respect other people and property – you are an ambassador for the club always.

  • Maximum effort is a minimum requirement – always take pride in your performance, even at training.

  • Attend all training sessions and games punctually.

  • Pay complete attention to the coaching staff.

  • Always wear the appropriate training gear.

  • Always wear shin guards for all training and matches.

  • Always warm-up and warm-down before and after training and matches.

  • Always help with equipment during practice. You should not need to be asked.

  • Always get a good night’s sleep prior to any games.

  • Learn the rules of the game.

  • Be appreciative of your parent’s support.

  • Have a good attitude, both on and off the field.​


Match Conduct

  • Be proud of your appearance on the field. Make sure your cleats are polished before each training session and game.

  • Always show good sportsmanship.

  • Accept any decision given by the referee.

  • Never retaliate, verbally or physically, no matter what the provocation may be.

  • Always apply correct dress code when traveling.

Parents Code of Conduct

  • Refrain from coaching from the sidelines. Do not shout at any players. Leave the coaching to the coaches

  • Keep the winning of games in perspective. Player development is the most important thing. Encourage and support players. do not place an unwarranted amount of pressure on players, including post-game discussions

  • Ensure that players attend trainings and games regularly and on time.

  • Give adequate notice for all absences from training and games. Be honest in all dealings with coaching staff.

  • Attend all pre-arranged parents' meetings.

  • Keep the coach fully informed of any injuries or matters that may affect athletic performance.

  • Parents to be respectful of all coaches, players and referees.

Club Communication Structure

If you have any issues or questions regarding your son or daughter, you should approach your coach to discuss your concerns. Please follow the Code of Conduct and do not approach immediately​ after a game or practice - you should wait at least 24 hours before approaching your coach. If you feel your concern has not been adequately addressed, you can approach Andy Thompson, Director of Soccer.

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Carolina Velocity, FC a 501(c)(3) North Carolina youth soccer club headquartered in Raleigh, NC

US Club Soccer Affiliate

NCYSA Member

Address: 5600 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC, 27606

Phone: 919-859-2997

Email: info@carolinavelocity.com

Player Development Driven