Over the last 3 years there has been tremendous growth in our programming aligned toward the most committed players. As we head into the 2019-20 team selection process, there are a number of exciting new developments and additional pathway opportunities for our Triad based players. Below is a summary of playing levels offered within the Triad programs pathway and the team selection process.

Selection process: All 11U-14U (2009-2006)

The selection process for our 11U (2009) – 14U (2006):

  • 3 nights of open evaluations (any player can register and attend)
  • Open evaluation nights take place during the week of May 13 (11u-12U) and May 20th (13U-14U).
  • Nights 1 and 2 are open for all players who register to attend (players are expected to attend both nights).
  • Pool will be reduced and only selected players will be invited to the 3rd night
  • 11U & 12U players will be offered a position on a team on May 20th, 13U & 14U players will be offered a position on a team withing 24 hours of the final evaluation date
  • Acceptance is required by paying the acceptance fee within the same period.
  • Players who are not offered a position on a Triad based team are encouraged to attend NCF East or West evaluation for their respective age group.

Selection process: 15U-19U (2005-2001) Development Academy

  • Invite only (Trial process)
  • Players are scouted and invited to train with their respective age group team on a 3 day trial from April 15th- 17th.
  • Following the trial period, there will be 3 levels of communication to players.
    • 1) Player will be offered a position on the 2019-20 Academy roster and will be expected to accept within 24 hours.
    • 2) Player will be asked to continue to train with the team when available and requested to attend the 15U-19U ECNL tryouts, upon which an offer will be given to either the Development Academy or ECNL.
    • 3) Player is informed they are not being considered for the Academy team.

Selection process for the 15U – 19U (2005 – 2001) Boys ECNL and Elite players

  • 3 nights of open evaluations (any player can register and attend)
  • Open evaluation nights take place during the week of May 20th
  • Nights 1 and 2 are open for all players who register to attend (players are expected to attend both nights).
  • Pool will be reduced and only selected players will be invited to the 3rd night
  • Within 24 hours of the final evaluation date, players will be offered a position on a team
  • Acceptance is required by paying the acceptance fee within the same period.
  • Players who are not offered a position on a Triad based team are encouraged to attend NCF East or West evaluation for their respective age group.

All players who would like to be considered for a triad based team, regardless of playing level or age group,  must register and pay the $50 registration fee at www.ncfusion.org . If players are not invited to join a triad based team, the evaluation fee is carried over to NCF East and/or West Evaluations.

Program and team Formation  Summary

Development Academy
Team Year League(s) Season(months) Roster# Format Evaluation
U11 Pre DA 2009 CDL Aug – June (9) 24-26 9v9 (2 teams) Open
U12 Pre DA 2008 CDL Aug – June (9) 24-26 9v9 (2 Teams)
U13 DA 2007 Academy Aug – June (10) 16 11v11
U14 DA 2006 Academy Aug – June (10) 16 11v11
U15 DA 2005 Academy Aug – June (10) 16 11v11 Invite (Trial)
U16 Gap Year 2004 ECNL/Academy Aug – June (10) 16 11v11
U17 DA 2004/2003 Academy Aug – June (10) 16 11v11
U18/19DA 2002/2001 Academy Aug – June (10) 16 11v11
Boys ECNL
Team Year League(s) Season(moths) Roster# Format Evaluation
U13 ECNL 2007 Boys ECNL Aug – May (9) 16 11v11 Open
U14 ECNL 2006 Boys ECNL Aug – May (9) 16 11v11
U15 ECNL 2005 Boys ECNL Nov – June* (7) 16 11v11
U16 ECNL See U16 Academy Gap Year
U17 ECNL 2003 Boys ECNL Nov – June* (7) 16 11v11 Open
U18/19 ECNL 2001/2000 Boys ECNL Nov – June* (7) 16 11v11
Boys Elite
Team Year League(s) Season(moths) Roster# Format Evaluation
U13 Elite 2007 NCYSA First Aug – May (9) 16 11v11 Open
U14 Elite 2006 NCYSA First/Prem. Aug – May (9) 16 11v11
U15 Elite 2005 NCYSA Prem. Nov /Jan- May (6) 16 11v11
U16 Elite 2004 NCYSA Prem. Nov /Jan- May (6) 16 11v11
U19 Elite 2001/2000 NCYSA Prem. Nov/Jan –May (6) 16 11v11

FAQ’s

 

How do I get invited to attend the Development Academy Trial for U15-19 Teams?

If you are interested in the Development Academy, please follow this LINK and complete and submit the questionnaire. Players are offered a trial based on being scouted at games, through our ID training sessions, or being recommended. If you are offered a trial you will be communicated with directly by our scouting department.

 

What if my son cannot attend the tryouts due to school/class trip?

Please contact the respective Head Coach and let them know. Any players who is unable to attend the evaluation night from within NC Fusion will be evaluated based on their 2018-19 Season and coach/DOC feedback. Players from outside the club please contact us.

 

How many nights per week do teams practice?

11U-12U, U13-19 Boys ECNL and Elite teams practice 3 nights per week, U13-19 Development Academy practice 4 nights per week.

 

Where are the practice locations?

Practice locations vary for each age group. We utilize 4 complexes: Smith Complex (GSO), Bryan park (Browns Summit), BB&T Soccer park (Bermuda Run) and Kernersville YMCA

 

Contacts: email (@ncfusion.org)

Tryout Questions:

11U-12U – Ethan Kilby: ekilby@ncfusion.org

13U-14U Development Academy – Dominic Smith: dsmith@ncfusion.org

13U-14U Boys ECNL and Elite – Edwin De La Cruz: edelacruz@ncfusion.org

15U -19U (All Ages) – Wade Forte: wforte@ncfusion.org

 

General Inquires:

NC Fusion Triad Boys Director – Andy Butler: abutler@ncfusion.org

 

Registration Questions:

Head Registrar – Wendy Burns: wburns@ncfusion.org

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