April 25, 2019 | Issue 6

Dear Carolina Velocity, FC Families,

Welcome back to another installment of our newsletter. We hope you enjoyed the Easter break. Please take a few minutes to see what's new this week at the club.
Celebrate the North Carolina Courage! Tonight!

The North Carolina Courage, reigning champions of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and winner of the 2018 Women’s International Champions Cup, will be at Union Station Plaza in Downtown Raleigh tonight, Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  to launch this summer’s Women’s International Champions Cup, and to give a celebratory sendoff for NC Courage players headed to FIFA Women’s World Cup. Come downtown tonight to meet the players and support our incredible women’s team! Food will be available for purchase from The Pit and Morgan Street Food Hall.  Read more about the event .
Tryouts! Sign Up Today!
Sign up for Tryouts! Each new and returning Velocity player must attend at least one tryout session. The fee is $10, and each child receives a sporty Velocity t-shirt for participating.

We’d love to have our current Velocity players attend as many tryout sessions as possible, as it helps our coaches assess the players together and build teams for the season. Also, please invite your friends to tryouts! Tryout dates and times are below.

Parent Volunteers
Are you interested in volunteering at tryouts? We could use your help welcoming players and parents, handing out t-shirts, and directing players to their field locations. Please send an email to info@carolinavelocity.com with the session date(s) you are able to volunteer.
Community Service
At Carolina Velocity, our job is not only to develop good soccer players, but to grow good human beings. Serving those in need, is one way our players can learn kindness, empathy and the importance of giving back to the community.

Carolina Velocity is partnering with Rise Against Hunger for a very unique service opportunity for our players. Rise Against Hunger distributes food aid through global partners that administer school feeding programs, orphanages, health clinics, vocational training and crisis response. Their goal is to wipe out world hunger by 2030.

On behalf of Rise Against Hunger, Carolina Velocity U11/U12 parents, Michelle and Allen Keitz are hosting a meal-packaging event for our club on June 8 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Rise Against Hunger Raleigh Warehouse 3200 Wellington Court suite 112, Raleigh, NC 27615.

This fun, educational event is a great way for our players and families to lend a hand to people in critical need across the globe. There will be music, stylish hairnets, educational stories, and an assembly line packaging process. The players will have hours of fun packaging meals and team
building.

Our Club's goal is to raise $2,000 for this event.  Register your family to attend and also to make a donation. Can't make the event? No problem! Simply register to make a donation on behalf of our club. Don't Miss for this wonderful opportunity! 
Big Thanks!
Thank you, Velocity parents, for sharing many of your photos and videos of our players this season. Your participation goes a long way toward building a positive and inclusive community of players and families.

Carolina Velocity would specifically like to thank Shelli Guillory for the amazing, professional-quality photos she’s taken and shared with our club this season.

Many of her photos, like the one pictured here, can be seen on our Website and social media. Her photos show the best of our players, at practice, on gamedays, and in action representing our club in a positive light. Thank you, Shelli! 
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Coaches Corner -
Weekly Tip for Your Player

Share this week's tip from Coach James with your awesome Velocity kid.

"Touches on the ball! The more time spent with a ball at your feet, the more comfortable it will become. In order to improve, you must be consistent with your practice and training. Every day look to get 1,000 touches on the ball minimum!"

Send James an email if your player gets 1,000 touches at home each day this week. We'll give a shout out to all Velocity players who reach this goal!
The Weekend Ahead...

Carolina Velocity, FC U11 White and U12 Red and Academy teams will play in the Wake FC Tournament of Champions this weekend! Games will be played at Womble Park and West Cary Middle School. Check TeamSnap for times and field locations.
Summer Camp Deals!
Summer is around the corner. Sign your player up for some fun and extra skills development!  Premier UK Soccer  offers two excellent camps for your budding player!

Premier UK Summer Elite Camp
Back by popular demand! For the fifth year in a row, Premier UK is offering a Summer Elite Camp to players who want to sharpen their skills and bring their soccer to another level. Coached by former Premier League players from Liverpool F.C., Celtic F.C., Leicester City F.C., Everton F.C. and more! All coaches are UEFA licensed. This summer, your child will learn from the best!

  • June 1-3 Mebane (FIELD TBD)
  • June 4-6 Raleigh (FIELD TBD)
  • Fee: $125 per player
  • All ages are welcome! Register, today!

Premier UK Soccer Camp
Early Bird Special! $85 for a Full Week!
At Premier UK’s Soccer Camp , your child will learn to play great soccer and have fun doing it! Camp themes and fun challenges will keep your player engaged all week! This affordable and fun morning camp is a must-do for your child this summer.

  • July 15-19
  • 9am-12pm
  • Middle Creek Park Turf Fields 151 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex, NC 27539
  • Fee: $95 before June 8.
  • Enter "VELOCITY10" to receive a $10 discount
  • Register, today! Registration after June 8, $110
Extras
One-on-One Training Sessions
Weekly individual training sessions are available with the Velocity coaches. Tune-up on technique and get individual, (or small-group) personalized instruction. Contact your coach today!

Club Spirit
Carolina Velocity, FC gear is now available! Hoodies, backpacks and more!

Check out the latest and greatest Carolina Velocity, FC apparel . Support our club and look great doing it!

Car Magnets Support our club everywhere you go! Pick up a car magnet at your next training session!
Social Media
Have you seen our updated website ? Let us know what you think! We also have a brand-new Instagram page that provides you with the latest action shots and video. Please email your videos and photos to james@carolinavelocity.com to be featured on the page. Big shout out to the Carolina Velocity U11 White who have been gathering up game footage that will be posted online soon.

Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking for volunteers to help in our mission to provide a top quality soccer club. Thank you very much to all team managers who do a fantastic job in assisting our coaches. If you are interested in volunteering (photographer, writer, organizing team snacks at games, etc.) please contact your coach.

Stay In Touch
We want to hear from you! Communication is key to our success. If you have any ideas, photos, comments or suggestions for the newsletter, please submit your ideas to info@carolinavelocity.com.