Traveling with your club to various tournaments can be a great experience. They provide competitive games, a fun atmosphere, and every team being able to watch, learn from and cheer for other age groups within your club.
These Factors are what drives the Carolina Champions League Experience.
Each Regular Season game is played at a centralized location!
We try to make it as convenient as possible for families with multiple players, coaches with multiple teams, and referees with multiple games! Centralized locations also allow certified athletic trainers to be on site to ensure the health and safety of every Carolina Champions League member.
Winning or development? Which are you going to choose?
These two terms are not mutually exclusive! The Carolina Champions League instills various standards and rules to put an emphasis on the development aspect of our youth soccer league.
No league standings until U13 allows the grassroot age groups to focus on their development as players on the field and simply enjoy the game! Allowing different age groups to play up or down based on their skill level provides many players the extra time to get ready for the next progression in their young soccer journey. Goalkeepers are not permitted to kick the ball from their hands in our younger age groups. This allow teams to gain confidence playing from the back, early in their development.
“Develop and win. One comes before the other, and for good reason.” – Paul Cammarata
The same way that our coaches expect their players to invest in themselves, we expect our coaches to invest in themselves also. We have coach education standards where the expectation is that the coaches continue to learn, grow and share.
“Better Coaches – Better Players”
Our goal is by 2022 to have provided an opportunity for each coach to have experienced two coaching courses that will have enhanced their knowledge of the game and their ability to teach.
The standards and examples that are set by our coaches are driven by the Leagues commitment to player, coach, and parent learning.
A co-founder of the Carolina Champions League, Nathan has coached and Directed at clubs in England, Michigan, California and North Carolina. A two-time National Champion at the club level Nathan holds a USSF “A” License, USC “Premier” Diploma and was a part of the very first US Soccer Federation National Instructors License
A co-founder of the Carolina Champions League, Edmund has held coaching & director roles with several large clubs in the area. Edmund has coached all levels of play from U7 (boys and girls) to working with professional Women’s teams in the USWSL. Edmund is also a successful local Charlotte businessman who operates several for profit and non-profit companies in the area
Coaching Director & Business Operations Director – Charlotte United FC 2004-2012
Tournament & Sponsorship Director – Carolina Rapids 2012-2016
Executive Director – Rush Soccer 2016-2018
Program & Coaching Director – Charlotte Independence – 2018-2020