Making a Difference

Carolina Core Soccer Foundation (CCSF) ensures access to high-quality youth soccer programs in central North Carolina as it promotes and enhances the development of a diverse group of youth players on and off the field, building individual leadership and strengthening communities.

Our Vision

The People Who Make it Happen

Carolina Core Soccer Foundation will make central North Carolina a more connected community that uses soccer as a pathway for young people to tap into their potential and grow into strong leaders.

Eddie Pope

Eddie Pope

Executive DIrector

Leah Hazelwood

Leah Hazelwood

Board Member

Alex Moore

Alex Moore

Board Member

Manny Pereda

Manny Pereda

Board Member

Julie Hill

Julie Hill

Board Member

Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Board Member

David Upchurch

David Upchurch

Board Member

Chase Hazelwood

Chase Hazelwood

Board Member

Donate to the Carolina Core Soccer Foundation Today

Your support is vital in empowering young athletes and driving the growth of youth soccer in our community. By making a donation to the Carolina Core Soccer Foundation, you are directly contributing to the success and development of Carolina Core FC Academy (MLS NEXT).

Our plan | Areas of Focus
Our plan | Areas of Focus

1. The Player

Individual development of the player and the person: CCSF provides professional coaching and exceptional player development. It also incorporates education, nutrition, and food resources into its work as critical to ensuring holistic player development.

2. The Game

Development and growth of the game of soccer through exceptional and accessible youth soccer programs: CCSF ensures the most comprehensive soccer competition platform in central North Carolina by providing young athletes development opportunities in elite level youth soccer programs ensuring finances are never a barrier of access to those opportunities.

3. The Community

Community support and outreach through the game of soccer: CCSF partners with other organizations to promote individual development by bringing opportunities and resources to youth in underserved communities throughout central North Carolina through the game of soccer.

Our Core Values

What We Believe In

Community

We are a community-engaged and community-focused nonprofit. We partner with our community. We affirm community voice and leadership at the decision-making table, and we grow the connections among people in our community through the international sport.

Inclusion

From the board and staff to the players on the field, we practice full inclusion of our whole community. We are focused on creating access for all youth by eliminating financial barriers, and ensuring they are fully equipped to excel in soccer as a means to personal and community development.

Respect

We model respect for ourselves, for others, and for our community. Through the integrity we demonstrate, year-after-year, we are building a culture of soccer in the Carolina Core that forms strong character in our youth, parents, and fans.

Development

We form soccer players to be good citizens and well-rounded individuals by instilling the positive values of soccer. These values include hard work, grit, confidence, professionalism, self-improvement, teamwork, and personal responsibility.

Leadership

We are leaders on and off the field. As a regional leader in the soccer community, we have a responsibility to the health of the sport throughout the Carolina Core. On the field, we prepare youth to embody our commitment to leadership through the formation of the whole person. We aim for everyone who participates in our programs to grow in their ability to communicate, exercise self-discipline, and lead others.

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Get in on the ground floor – learn more about becoming a partner of Carolina Core FC. Fill out the form to learn about the benefits of partnership and our vision of the future.