May 2, 2019 | Issue 7

Dear Carolina Velocity, FC Families,

Welcome back to another installment of our newsletter. We had a fun, exciting weekend of games! Read all about it! Tryouts are just around the corner. Please take a few minutes to read about tryouts, and to see what's new this week at the club.
Weekend Roundup!
Carolina Velocity teams participated in the 2019 Wake FC Tournament of Champions. Carolina Velocity U11 Red and Carolina Velocity U9 City won their divisions, and Carolina Velocity U12 White, came in 2nd place in their division. Congratulations! We are so proud of all our players!
U11 Red Wins First Place!
"I was extremely proud of the U11 boys and how they played in the Wake FC tournament. The players worked incredibly hard and scored some fantastic goals. The final game they showed tremendous character after going a goal down. The second half they went out and dominated the game with their work rate and movement off the ball. Fantastic achievement to win the tournament."

-Coach Barrie
U9 City Wins 1st Place!

"Fabulous performances all weekend. City played fast, dynamic, attacking soccer, whilst working as a team. City represented Velocity to the highest standard. I'm proud of how they played the game, the way it should be played. Successful weekend as we came out champions deservedly! Exciting times ahead for the group. 

-Coach Scotty
U12 White
2nd Place Win!
"The U12 boys had an amazing weekend and played the best soccer I have seen them play since we started. Some of the passing and moving the team produced enabled the team to score the goals we did. It was truly a joy to watch. We tied with the team who eventually won it, 3 - 3 in the first game. That same team beat us 6 -1 last season and we definitely should have won it this time around. It really shows how far these boys have come in a short space of time. Extremely proud of every player this weekend."

-Coach Barrie
U10 Chelsea
 Great seeing the girls work extremely hard over the weekend. We continue to develop and improve every time we get out there. There were some great lessons learnt against some stiff opposition.
It was great to see the girls get a well deserved win in the last game to show their development throughout the weekend!  -Coach Scotty
We're off to a fantastic start with tryouts!
Please remember that returning players must attend at least one tryout session. Here are some helpful tips for your soccer player, and the information you need for smooth sailing through tryouts.

  • Tryouts will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park.
  • The one-time fee is $10.
  • Your player must attend the session scheduled for his/her age group.
  • If you wish to discuss the possibility of your child playing up, please contact your coach before tryouts.
  • Try to attend more than one session. It is not required, but it helps coaches evaluate players together.
  • Invite a friend!
  • Remember to check your Field # and the Field Map before your arrive.
  • Players should arrive 30 minutes early to check in, to pick-up a practice jersey and to warm up.
  • Wear shin guards.
  • Bring a water bottle, a ball and a smile!
  • We look forward to seeing you!
Parent Volunteers
Are you interested in volunteering at tryouts? We could use your help welcoming players and parents, handing out shirts, and directing players to their field locations. Please send an email to with the session date(s) you are able to volunteer.

Spread the word!

Carolina Velocity, FC has had a great first year, and we want to continue to grow and improve our club! We need a little help from you, our parents and friends.

Please follow Carolina Velocity, FC on the social media sites that you use. You can find us on Instagram and Facebook and Youtube. Spread the word about how great our club is!

Your Carolina Velocity "likes" and and "shares" go a long way in helping us promote the club. Be sure to share our video, and tag your photos #TheVelocityWay.
Check out our video! We'll be adding more videos to YouTube soon, so be sure to check back and see what's new .
We are very excited about the great progress and the many successes of our female players this year! As we continue to build our club, one of our top goals is to welcome as many new female players to the sport as we can!

Have you registered your daughter for tryouts? Does your daughter have a friend who might want to join our club, but needs a little encouragement?

Invite them to tryouts! Or invite them to our free clinic this Sunday! Training with our coaches is an informal, fun way for a new player to get to know our club, and see how we do things.

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

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! 
Coaches Corner -
Patrick Stutt

Patrick Stutt “Coach Pat” hails from Doncaster, England. He’s been playing soccer since the age of seven. Pat came to the United States in 2014 to pursue his college degree at Culver-Stockton College in Missouri. He graduated with degree in Physical Education and Health in 2018.

Pat played fullback for Culver-Stockton College in Missouri from 2014-2018. In 2014, the Culver-Stockton College team qualified for and played in the HEART OF AMERICA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP. It was the college’s most successful season in the school’s history! During his college career, Pat played in 67 collegiate games. He achieved seven assists and three goals. Pat also ran track his junior year, breaking the 800m school record!

Pat began playing semi-professionally at the age of 17 for Retford United, FC, in England. Pat stills plays semi-pro whenever he goes home. Over the Christmas 2018 break, Pat played for FC Bolsover before returning to North Carolina for the spring soccer season.

Fun facts about Pat...He is a “massive” Sheffield United, FC supporter and a devoted fan of the 90's rock band OASIS

Enjoy the brief Q+A below with Coach Pat. If you don't know him already, you'll soon discover that he is a confident, successful, young coach with a clear passion for the game. We are luckily to have a fellow of his quality on board here at Velocity.

Q: What is your coaching philosophy?

A: Train like you play. If I see players putting 100% work rate and showing heart and good effort in practice I know they will go out and perform like that during games. I love seeing players who are passionate and have desire to play, something that cannot be taught. One of my favorite quotes is from Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Basketball) . "I'd take a 2-Star Recruit with a 5-Star Work Ethic than a 5-Star Recruit with a 2-Star Work Ethic any day."
Having fun is also a massive part of my philosophy, kids play better and work harder when they are enjoying their soccer and surrounded by a good environment. Soccer is a tough sport and if you are not prepared to work hard and put passion into your game, whatever your goals may be, you will struggle to achieve them.
Q: Why did you decide to become a coach?

A: I decided to become a coach because I wanted to give something back to a sport that has done so much for me in my life. I also love seeing young kids achieve goals and see development, whether it is off the field or on. Seeing a player improve and strive towards goals is very rewarding. I wanted to coach because I want to be the kind of influence that helps kids, the same kind of influence I had when I was a kid. 
Q: As a young child, what did you love most about soccer?

A: I just loved getting out there and playing. Everyday I would try and kick a ball about. That's all I ever wanted to do. That's how it works in England and especially when I was growing up. Kids were outside more and it was the norm to go and play. My hometown is very working-class and isn't the most glamorous and football was a way of keeping out of trouble and escaping from reality for a little while.
I would play with absolutely anyone and go absolutely anywhere to train or participate in a game/session. I remember playing with lads 4 or 5 years older than me and getting kicked all over, but I absolutely loved it. It is what it’s all about. 
Q: What advice would you give to Carolina Velocity F.C. players?

A: Enjoy the moment. I would love to be that age again playing soccer for a club like Carolina Velocity getting coached by coaches who love and have a passion for the game. Every practice and game hold yourself to a good high standard. Leave everything out there on the field. Whenever I played, I didn't notice how good an opponent was, I just focused on me working harder than them. 
Q: What’s the best thing about Carolina Velocity, F.C.?

A: It feels like one big family. It is great seeing the players turn up to practice with a smile on their face ready to play. Us coaches love coaching these players and everyone knows everyone and it is a pleasure to be a part of it. 
Q: What makes Sheffield United, FC a good football club to root for?

A: Sheffield United's head coach, Chris Wilder, is from Sheffield and their captain and record goal-scorer, Billy Sharp, is also from Sheffield. The whole club knows what it means to be Sheffield United and to play with passion and pride.
We were recently promoted to the English Premier League and we did it on one of the lowest budgets in the league. That’s no coincidence, because the players the manager brought in were chosen based on work ethic and not price tags. This goes back to what I said about players putting in 100%. Coaches love seeing it, and those players are rewarded. 
Q. Last question. As an OASIS fan, w ho is your favorite Gallagher brother? And why?

A: Now that is a tough one! I love Noel, but I would have to say Liam. He has the swagger, charisma, and you know he is truly in it for the fans. I was never lucky enough to see Oasis live before they split, but I have seen both Noel and Liam solo and they were equally unbelievable. For any youngsters reading this, I would recommend giving Oasis a listen. Proper music!! 

Free Soccer Clinic!
Sunday, May 5, 2019  
We are delighted to offer FREE soccer clinics to welcome new players to CVFC soccer! SPREAD THE WORD! Forward this newsletter to soccer families around town! We have the finest coaching in the Triangle! Our next free clinic is May 5, 2019 from 6pm-7pm at XL Sports World in Apex.
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
Fouls! (a.k.a. Corrections)
In last week’s newsletter, Shelli Guillory’s name was incorrectly published as Barbara Guilroy. This newsletter has been found in an offside position per FIFA LAW 11 . An indirect free kick has been awarded.
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 to be featured on the page.

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
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