Program Overview

North Carolina Fusion’s Junior Discovery Program is designed to support and guide players who wish to begin the transition from recreational to competitive soccer. The program is tailored for players who have a strong desire to increase their technical skills while also learning more about the tactical aspect of the game. In addition, the Junior Discovery Program will provide exposure and an introduction to our Junior Academy staff and Directors.

The most important aspect of North Carolina Fusion’s Junior Discovery Program is training. Technical and tactical training is provided 2 times per week, in 1 hour sessions by our professional coaches who will also coach the team in all matches. Junior Discovery Program squads compete in our in-house games on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season. Players are also expected to work at home on basic technical skills such as juggling, receiving, passing, etc.

Commitment

Financial:
Upon application of consideration for acceptance into the Jrs. Discovery Program, parents are responsible for the following:

  • $50 Player Placement/Evaluation Fee (Paid when registering for evaluation)
  • Junior Discovery Program Club Fee $600. Can be paid in full or one of the following; Ten (10) payments of $60 or five (5) payments of $120.

NC Fusion Jr. Discovery Club Fee includes:

  • 1 NC FUSION Training Top (Supplied at evaluation)
  • 2 Training Sessions per week @ 1 hour (Schedule decided by program director)
  • NC Youth Soccer Registration Fees
  • Administration costs
  • Staff/coach costs

Team:
Teams will be formed based on what is best from the players available. The most important part of the program is practice time and exposure to our trained coaches. All players will benefit from a structured curriculum that has been tailored to players at the grass roots stage of their soccer career.

Training and Games:
**Arrive on time for practice.
**Attend all NC Fusion Jr. Discovery games/events.
**Practice at home on basic technical skills.

Fall practice will start on the Tuesday after Labor Day and end the second week of November.

Spring practice will start early March and run through late April/Early May (No practice during Guilford County Spring Break).


Parent Commitment:

Parents are asked to support their coach and the NC Fusion Jr. Discovery Program by ensuring their child attends training as listed above. Parents are asked to represent NC FUSION in a positive manner with correct sideline behavior and to set a good example for their child and teammates.

Games:
Junior Discovery teams will play a variety of game formats in order to challenge the players in different situations; 2v2, 3v3 and 5v5.

Evaluation and Placement:
Players are evaluated at the NC FUSION Jr. Discovery Program Evaluations in May.

Registration must be completed online through your NC Fusion Account (All players must set-up a new account via the NC Fusion website).

For more information about the NC Fusion/East Junior Discovery Program, please contact NC Fusion/East Junior Discovery Program Director, Liam Brown at lbrown@ncfusion.org  or 864.395.0828.

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