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April 15, 2017 Off By admin

Effective as of May 20th 2013 the FCCA Directors of Coaching will reshuffle positions to form a new FCCA Soccer Structure. This new model will enable our Directors to focus on player development in a more defined field as player’s transition through the different levels of the game.

The Directors can now implement in detail the FCCA and USSF soccer curriculums, formulate best practices and guidelines beneficial to player development at the 4-8, 8-10, 11-14, and 15-18 levels.

FCCA Executive Director: Shane Carew
FCCA U15-U18 Boys & Girls Director: Jason Strange
FCCA U11-U14 Boys & Girls Director: Luke Exley
FCCA Academy Director: Zander Deitz
FCCA Director of Soccer Development: Liam Shannon
FCCA Huntersville Director: Eric Vogl

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FCCA U18 Girls Elite Participate in City of Las Vegas Mayor Cup International Showcase
Congratulations to the FCCA U18 Girls Elite who recently participated in the City of Las Vegas Mayor Cup International Showcase.
This once in a lifetime trip was a huge success as the team played teams from California, Washington, Kansas and Wisconsin. Many thanks to coach Nick Brown and all involved in making this trip happen and exposing our players to West Coast soccer!

FCCA U11 Cabarrus Girls Elite win Concorde Fire Challenge Cup in Atlanta
Congratulations to the FCCA U11 Cabarrus Girls Elite on winning the Concorde Fire Challenge Cup in Atlanta. The team coached by Mick Wakeman went 4-0 all weekend without conceding a goal.

FCCA Hires new Academy & Challenge Director Zander Deitz and promotes Luke Exley as Classic Boys Director
FC Carolina Alliance is delighted to announce the hiring of Zander Deitz as the new Academy & Challenge Director. Luke Exley has also been promoted to Classic Boys Director beginning with immediate effect.
As Director of the Academy and Challenge programs Deitz is responsible for all soccer operations for both programs. In addition, Zander will take the lead in progressing the FCCA-UNC Charlotte Mentor Program in which UNCC college soccer players assist in coaching and performing as positive role models to FCCA teams and players. To read more on Deitz’s bio click here.

Exley has been promoted to Classic Boys Director having served as Academy & Challenge Director for the past three years. Exley will continue to build on a highly successful classic boys program with three premier teams and 17 players having signed college commitments this year.
To read more on Exleys bio click here.

“We are very excited with the addition of Zander to our full time staff. His enthusiasm and passion to teach, make him a perfect fit as our Academy and Challenge Director,” says Executive Director Shane Carew.

“At FCCA we believe in promotion from within and we are keen for Luke to continue in his education of the game now at the older classic level. His willingness to learn combined with a deep knowledge of the college game is vital to pass on our our older players,” states Carew on Exleys role.
FCCA Hires Eric Vogl as New Huntersville Director of Coaching
FCCA Announce Eric Vogl As New Huntersville DOC

FCCA is pleased announce the appointment of Eric Vogl, as our new Director of Coaching for Huntersville. Eric’s responsibilities will include all aspects of player/team development for all our FCCA Huntersville Boys & Girls teams.

Vogl started played club soccer with Fayetteville lighting in GA from the ages of 9-13. During his time at Lightning he also played for the 1986 Georgia State ODP team and captained the 1986 Region III team. At the age of 14 Eric went on to represent the United States by playing for the USMNT for their U14, 16 and U17 age groups. Eric went on to play at Furman University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has been coaching since 2009 where he developed players within the Huntersville area.

FCCA Hire Former UNC Charlotte Standouts

FCCA is excited to welcome professional soccer players Issac Cowles and Charles Rodriguez to our coaching staff. The former UNC Charlotte 49er standouts have both enjoyed successful first seasons with United Soccer League (USL) teams Charlotte Eagles and Willington Hammerheads.

Rodriguez joined former FCCA coach Andreas Cuero at the Wilmington Hammerheads. Both players experienced fantastic careers at UNC Charlotte, and were both integral members of the team that went to the 2011 College Cup final for the first time in the school history.

This past January, Rodriguez was drafted in the third round of Major League Soccer’s Supplemental Draft by the DC United. He participated in DC United’s preseason training camp. Last season, Rodriguez was named first-team Soccer America and NSCAA All-American. Rodriguez, who also earned first-team All-Atlantic 10 honors, anchored a 49ers defense that had nine shutouts and limited 21 foes to a goal or less. Charlotte’s defense only allowed four goals in 580 minutes of NCAA Tournament action.
During the spring Cowles was invited to practice with the Colorado Rapids of the MLS where he also participated in the team’s pre season. In addition to being named Most Valuable Defensive Player of the College Cup, Cowles was one of four Niners to be named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team.

Isaac and Charles will also be starting their coaching careers this season with FCCA. Isaac will be taking a U10 Girls Cabarrus and U15 Boys Cabarrus team while Charles will be coaching a U11 Girls Cabarrus team.

FCCA is extremely proud and excited that we will be adding two great players to our coaching staff who will be able to pass on their knowledge of the game to the young players they will be working with each week.

“The wonderful partnership FCCA we have with UNC Charlotte allows us the opportunity to recruit former players to our evergrowing coaching staff. We are delighted to welcome Issac and Chuck to the club.”

Shane Carew, FCCA EDOC

Walk Now for Autism Speaks FCCA Participates in the Carolina
FC Carolina Alliance has teamed up with the Greater Charlotte Chapter of Autism Speaks to help increase autism awareness in the community and support fundraising for Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks on October 27, 2012 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

FCCA will walk as a club wide team at the event. All players are asked to wear their FCCA Autism Speaks green uniform during the walk to help raise awareness.

To register for the walk please visit the Walk Now For Autism Speak website.

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is the single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. – we need more volunteers to join our fight. Whether this is your first walk or the 10th, take the first step and register today. You will not only raise funds, but you will become a part of a fun and supportive family-focused community.

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Every 11 minutes, another family receives the devastating news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder. Don’t wait another minute – join the FCCA club wide team walk today!

FCCA U18 Girls Win Greensboro Score Showcase Tournament
Congratulations to the FCCA U18 Girls on winning the Greensboro Score Showcase Tournament in July.

Evan James Named to Canada’s Olympic Qualifying Roster
Former Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer standout midfielder Evan James (pictured below), who plays for Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact, was selected to Canada’s U-23 National Team roster for the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament. FCCA would like to wish Evan the very Best!