Below is a list of frequently asked Questions. We hope this will be of use to you.
Q: Being a US Club Soccer affiliate member does your soccer calendar differ from other clubs?
A: Being a US Club Soccer affiliate member allows us to have a longer season than some other clubs. Our competitive program runs from July- May. Programs for our non-competitive teams differ. You will be able to read more about each program under the Youth Academy tab.
Q: How do I join Carolina Velocity?
A: All players wanting to join Carolina Velocity will attend a tryout before being placed on a team. Players can join during the season but will need to be assessed by a Carolina Velocity coach prior to signing up. This applies for all age-groups. For more information about our tryout dates, please click the tryout tab.
Q: How often do teams practice?
A: All our competitive teams will practice three times a week with their team coach. All coaches are professional UEFA licensed coaches. All coaches are overseen by a Director of Soccer. Our younger players who participate in the Academy program will practice twice a week.
Q: Do teams practice indoor or outdoor?
A: Within the 10 month program, all competitive teams will practice three days a week outdoor. With the option of training indoor if there are field closure.
The Academy teams will be practising twice a week indoor with one outdoor session.
Q: What is the philosophy behind the coaching at Carolina Velocity?
A: All coaches adhere to the Carolina Velocity Philosophy. Coaches attend weekly Coach Education sessions led by Director of Soccer, Andy Thompson. A comprehensive coaching and playing philosophy has been created which all coaches adhere to. This provides a clear structure and organisation for our coaches and players alike. We believe this is a great tool for player development.
Q: Does your program offerings differ in your locations?
A: No. We are proud to offer our members the same program at both our facilities.
Q: Where is Carolina Velocity located?
A: Carolina Velocity operates out of two locations, Apex and Raleigh.
Apex: 1016 Investment Blvd, Apex, NC 27502
Raleigh: 5600 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606
Q: I have children different ages but do not want to sign up for different clubs, do you offer programs for all ages?
A: Carolina Velocity offers a comprehensive player pathway. Our programs start from 18-month old's to players at the collegiate age. If you would like to explore our player pathway, please visit the 'Youth Academy' tab.
Q: How and when will schedules be released for practices and games?
A: During the tryout period, each player will receive a document where the season is outlined. They will know practice schedule, tournament schedule and a tentative game schedule.
Q: What about player uniforms?
A: Carolina Velocity will be wearing Adidas uniform for the 2018-2019 season. Players will be provided with a uniform order link once they have registered with the club.
Q: Do Carolina Velocity offer camps/clinics and any other additional services?
A: Yes. We offer a number of camps and clinics over the course the year. We also have the ability to host birthday parties and functions at both our facilities.
Q: Do Carolina Velocity have a social media presence?
A: Yes. Carolina Velocity have a number of social media accounts. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram.