Coast FA will have a seat on the Board of Directors of the Youth Academy along with Caper Fear Soccer, Port City Soccer and Onslow County Soccer Association (OCSA). The club DOCs will be included in the Board makeup.
For 2009 the Hammerheads Youth Academy will consist of three teams, U13, U15 and U17 boys. Girls teams will be addressed next year. The boys program will be summer/holiday league and tournament competition that will coexist with each of the player’s respective club programs.
The consensus is that the level of excellence produced by Youth Academy teams will be directly related to the quality of the feeder system, the development structure within the recreational player base of the affiliated youth soccer organizations. To ensure a sound foundation of player excellence, the individual youth clubs are making plans to link their PDC programs by scheduling formal interclub league competition, hopefully starting in the fall of 2009. For our PDC parents and players, it will mean less travel for quality competition outside of our In-house league schedule.
We are excited about the relationship we have developed with regard to our Wilmington and Jacksonville friends. We look forward to the opportunities the Hammerheads Youth Academy will provide for our participants.
Current U12 through U18 players click here.