CHARLOTTE FC DISCOVERY PROGRAM
The Charlotte FC Discovery Program is for players currently playing in the U12 and U13 age groups within their club environment.
This program is used for the Charlotte FC Academy to discover future professional players, but more importantly, for players to discover and develop their talent through game exploration, high level training, proven educational methods and top-level coaching.
Charlotte FC believes in developing a sustainable soccer community within the Carolinas and working with ALL local clubs in identifying and developing the top soccer talent in the region. The Charlotte Discovery Program will supplement the club environment by providing twice-weekly training as well as special event programming. Players selected to participate in the Charlotte Discovery Program will continue to train and participate in games with their respective club team.
PROGRAMMING DETAILS – 2023-2024
U-13 (2011 Birthyear)
U-12 (2012 Birthyear)
Charlotte FC Academy will select a pool of 20-22 players for each age group for twice-weekly training.
Players will receive high-level training from Charlotte Academy staff, training uniform and an evaluation after each training phase.
Phase 1 (2011 & 2012 Birthyears): Sept. 18 – Nov. 14 (9 weeks)
Phase 2 (2011 & 2012 Birthyears): Jan. 15, 2024 – Mar. 12, 2023 (9 weeks)
Phase 3 (2011 & 2012): Apr. 1 – May. 12 (8 weeks)
At the end of each phase there will be an evaluation process and players will either be selected for the next phase or released.
All trainings will take place at Atrium Health Performance Park (AHPP) [8600 McAlpine Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28211]. Mondays and Tuesdays
7:00pm – 8:30pm
GAME PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS
Both squads of players will periodically be involved in friendly games vs MLS Clubs or MLS Next League clubs.
We will also have the squads represent Charlotte FC Academy in an event each year, either domestically or internationally
PLAYER SELECTION AND IDENTIFICATION
Players can be selected for the Charlotte Discovery Program in 4 ways:
- Scouting Identification
- Personal Player Application
- Youth Programs Identification
- Training centers
Player selection is a fluid process, and the Charlotte Academy Recruitment Department is constantly evaluating players.
Charlotte Discovery Program will periodically host training centers throughout the year for players to receive exposure to Academy staff, these training centers will take place in both North Carolina and South Carolina – Date and Locations TBD