Congratulations to Fall Tournament Winners

Wake FC would like to congratulate all teams that took home silverware at summer/fall tournaments so far this season.

07 WFC Force G

12U Girls Gold Division Champs, WYSA Explosion Cup; 12U Girls Gold Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

03 WFC Lightning G

16U Girls Gold Division Champs, WYSA Explosion Cup & TUSA Fall Classic

06 WFC Barcelona G

13U Girls Gold Division Finalists, WYSA Explosion Cup

05 WFC Roma

14U Boys Gold Division Finalists, WYSA Explosion Cup

05 WFC Blue G

14U Girls Puma King Champs, CSA Invitational

05 WFC Black G

14U Girls Puma Classic Champs, CSA Invitational

03 WFC Blue G

16U Girls Puma King Champs, CSA Invitational

02 WFC Blue G

Undefeated at CSA Puma Showcase

08 WFC Blue

11U Boys Tiempo Champs, PTFC Furniture City Classic

07 WFC Blue

13U Boys Hypervenom Champs, PTFC Furniture City Classic

06 WFC Leeds United

13U Boys Tiempo Finalists, PTFC Furniture City Classic

06 WFC Black G

Green Division Champs, TUSA Fall Classic

08 WFC Blue G

Green Division Champs, TUSA Fall Classic

08 WFC Pride G

Gold Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

07 WFC Force G

Gold Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

05 WFC West Ham

Green Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

08 WFC United

Bronze Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

08 WFC Ral Parma

Silver Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

09 WFC Ral Gold

Gold Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

08 WFC Monaco

Green Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

10 WFC Ral Gold

Gold Division Champs, TUSA Fall Classic
 
David Allred Featured on WRALSportsFan Podcast
Posted May 11, 2018

Wake FC's Executive Director, David Allred was featured on a WRALSportsFan Podcast, Inverted Triangle Soccer

 

Hear David beginning at the 33 minute mark as he discusses how our Premier Development League (PDL) and Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) teams coming in 2019 fit into our developmental pathway for our youth players.

 

https://www.wralsportsfan.com/Radio/audio/17545525/

 
Gary Heale Named PDL Head Coach & a Senior Boys Director

Wake FC is pleased to welcome Gary Heale as a Senior Boys Director. Coach Heale is joining our Senior Boys Staff that includes Wake FC's Director of Boys Coaching, Caleb Norkus, Wake FC's Director of Player Development, Mark Jonas, Wake FC's Technical Director, Simone Bracalello and Jason Schmieg, Wake FC's Assistant Director of Classic. Additionally, Coach Heale is the Head Coach of our Premier Development League (PDL) team, which begins play in 2019. Coach Heale will also have a leadership role in the continued development of Wake FC's Raleigh sector. "We have a great staff at Wake FC, and I think Gary will come in and be a fantastic addition. One of the primary reasons for bringing Gary in, is to have him help our Senior Staff merge the pieces together for our developmental pathway with PDL, WPSL & NPL/ENPL. Gary has experience of playing in places that we hope a lot of our players want to go and I think he can help us create something that will allow our players to realize those dreams," David Allred, Wake FC Executive Director. "He will be very involved along with our Senior Staff in our summer program that we are announcing this week."

"Our PDL and WPSL teams will give our players a chance to gain experience in a very, high-quality environment. It will be very helpful to reach their goal of playing college soccer and beyond. We are really pleased to be able to tie both senior teams in with our developmental process," said Gary Heale. "We want to prioritize Wake FC youth players to contribute to the success of our PDL and WPSL franchises."

Welcome to Wake FC, Coach Heale!

 
Joint Player Identification Program

"We're excited about this program because we are able to get our players around other players in the state that are top quality. And also, it gives our student-athletes a chance at each of these locations to visit multiple colleges that they may want to attend or be a student-athlete at," said Wake FC Director Caleb Norkus.

 
Wake FC Awarded WPSL Franchise
Posted May 3, 2018

Wake Futbol Club was awarded a Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) franchise to begin play in 2019.  

WPSL is the largest women’s soccer league in the world. Some of the best soccer players in the country have played, and continue to play, in the WPSL league. This will be a great environment for our young players to learn from the WPSL players. The additional training and exposure that our girls will receive in the summer will help set them apart from other players.

WPSL Alumnae You May Know

“We are putting a great deal of time and energy into getting our girls the opportunity to play in college & at the next level,” said Wake FC Executive Director David Allred.  “Obtaining this WPSL franchise is a big step for Wake FC and the developmental system of our girls’ program. We will have a senior team and a reserve team that will participate next summer and will be a great tool for development of our high school aged players.”

The Wake FC College Recruiting Program (CRP) had a great start this winter. Wake FC College Recruiting Coordinator Omar Asad and Wake FC Executive Director David Allred held individual and small group meetings with over 40 players and their families and talked about their college opportunities.  

Additionally, we appreciated John Kerr, Head Men's Soccer Coach at Duke University; Phil Moses, NCAA initial eligibility expert; and Clara Stiers, Holly Grove Middle School Counselor, stopping by and participating in our Academic & Collegiate Recruiting Seminar. We reached attendance capacity and had to turn people away from the seminar. We are planning to schedule at least two seminars for the next year.

We will tie in our developmental system and pathway with WPSL and, on the men’s side, Premier Development League (PDL), into our youth system and our Elite National Premier League (ENPL) & National Premier League (NPL) programs. This will allow our players to participate and gain experience with some of the best players in the country. 

The recent drafts for Major League Soccer (MLS) and National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the highest levels of soccer in the country, are a testament to the quality of the players coming from PDL & WPSL. Thirty-six PDL league alumni were selected at the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

We have named Gary Heale as PDL head coach and will be announcing the WPSL coaching staff in the coming months.

The immediate impact of obtaining the PDL and WPSL franchises will be our summer program in 2018 that will be offered to ENPL and NPL pool players.  Please look for additional program information later in May.

#theWAKEFCway


 
Wake FC to Host USSF Grassroots Courses in June
Posted Apr 23, 2018

As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the club experience and grow the game in our community, Wake FC will be hosting grassroots coaching education courses in Holly Springs this offseason. These courses are officially developed and sanctioned by the US Soccer Federation and run by the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association, of which Wake FC is a member.

Wake FC will host the 7v7 and 9v9 courses on June 9th, with the 7v7 running from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and the 9v9 course taking place 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Both courses will be held at Womble Park.

To register for a course, please visit and sign up for the USSF Digital Coaching Center. After completing the free, 20-minute introductory module, you will be able to sign up for the in-person course. The cost is $70 per course.

Courses are open to all interested individuals; however, Wake FC will cover the fee for 2018/19 coaches. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach for the 2018/19 season, please email info@wakefc.com. 


 
Wake FC Girls Finish as Finalists at Jeff Cup
Posted Mar 28, 2018

Wake FC 05 and 03 Blue G teams finished as finalists in their respective divisions at the 2018 Jefferson Cup. 

The 05 Blue team made it to the finals of the U13 Platinum Black division before coming up short in the championship match held on Sunday, March 18.

The 03 Blue team finished second in the U15 Platinum White division of the Girls Showcase held this past weekend, March 24-25.

Wake FC Blue teams in the 07, 06, and 04 age divisions also took part in Jefferson Cup competition.

 


 
Wake FC Teams Crowned Champions at Jefferson Cup
Posted Mar 12, 2018

Wake FC boys teams posted incredibly strong results at the 2018 Jefferson Cup this past weekend, with four teams finishing as champions and one as finalists. The Jefferson Cup is one of the premier tournaments in the country, held annually in Virginia in March, and eight Wake FC teams traveled to compete at the 08-03 boys weekend this year.

Wake FC 07 Ajax placed first in the Championship Group, the top flight in the age division, with an undefeated record that culminated in a 2-0 win in the final.

Wake FC 06 Leeds United took home top honors in the 12U Gold Group with a 3-1 win, 05 Blue Juniors scored a 2-0 win in the finals of the 13U Elite Group, and 04 Blue won the Superior Group with a 3-2 win in the final match.

Wake 06 Blue finished as finalists after double overtime in the 12U Platinum Group. 

This marks the second year in a row Wake FC teams have won championships at Jefferson Cup.

Full results can be found HERE.


 
Wake FC to Host ID2 Program
Posted Feb 6, 2018

Wake FC will host the US Club Soccer id2 National Identification and Development Program Training Camp this month. Elite players from clubs around the country, including Wake FC, will travel to Ting Park March 15-19 to participate in id2, which seeks to identify, scout and develop players for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. 

ID2 Training Camp attendees work with some of the nation’s best coaches, play with and against some of the nation’s best players in their age group, and are scouted by on-site U.S. Soccer staff. In addition to on-field sessions, the camps feature guest speakers, lectures/classroom sessions and other offerings, which make for a multi-faceted learning experience.

Players are scouted and selected based on a variety of factors in their club soccer play to form a pool for the Training Camp. This year boys born in 2005 and girls born in 2004 are eligible for participation.

Wake FC Executive Director David Allred, a recurring instructor at id2, will continue his involvement with the goalkeeping program again this year.

The id2 Program is an Olympic Development Program (ODP) approved by the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. Soccer Federation.

 

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Wake FC 2018 College Recruiting and Academic Pathway Seminar
Posted Feb 20, 2018

Wake Futbol Club invites you to attend our 2018 Collegiate Athletics Recruiting Seminar, with guest speakers Clara Stiers and Phil Moses, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, at the Bass Lake Park Community Center from 6-8:30 p.m.

As more and more of Wake FC’s older players are being actively recruited by colleges around the country, we want prospective collegiate athletes to fully understand the recruiting process. This seminar is open to ALL Wake FC players and their families, regardless of age, who wish to learn more about the process and the steps needed, academically and athletically, to play at the next level.

The seminar will be headlined by NCAA initial eligibility expert Phil Moses. With more than two decades of experience of academic advisement for intercollegiate athletics, Mr. Moses will present insightful perspectives on how high school academic performance is evaluated in terms of the college recruitment process, as well as the challenges and expectations of student-athlete life.

We have expanded the seminar with an information session directed at student-athletes looking to prepare themselves for the demands of eighth grade and high school. Current Holly Grove Middle School counselor Clara Stiers will cover high school graduation requirements and course sequences, Standard, Honors, AP and IB courses, GPA and class rank, and college admissions minimum requirements. With 25 years of experience in the Wake County school system, Mrs. Stiers will answer questions directly relating to the middle-school student looking for the path through high school. The pre high-school student info session will run from 6-6:30 p.m.

 

 

 
Back In Action Physical Therapy Free Injury Evaluation Clinics
Posted Aug 25, 2017

Back in Action Physical Therapy has resumed injury clinics EVERY MONDAY at their office location.  

This is a FREE SERVICE to evaluate sports injuries for Wake FC players. No appointment necessary.
 

 

What:    Back in Action Physical Therapy Injury Clinics

When:    EVERY Monday at 4:00 p.m.

Where:   Back in Action of Holly Springs, 500 Village Walk Drive

Website: www.biapt.com

Email:    biahollysprings@gmail.com

Phone:    919-258-2200


 
Wake FC Announces Raleigh Director of Coaching
Posted Apr 28, 2017

Wake Futbol Club is excited to announce the addition of Godfrey Miller as Wake FC Raleigh Director of Coaching. Coach Miller brings a wealth of experience to the Wake FC family, both as a former collegiate and professional player and as a director and coach at the club and collegiate level.

Miller graduated from St. Augustine’s College, where he captained the men’s soccer team. His playing career includes stints in Germany and Dubai and culminated in a two-year stretch with the Liberian National Team during World Cup qualification in 2004-2006.

Coach Miller most recently led the Mount Olive men’s soccer team from 2011-2015. Prior to coaching the Trojans, he distinguished himself as the head coach at Wake Tech CC, where he was instrumental in cultivating the program and leading it to a 13-4-2 record in his final season. A former NC State men’s soccer assistant coach under George Tarantini, Miller has been involved in Wake County’s soccer landscape for years. He served as Director of Classic for girls’ soccer at the former Carolina Soccer Club.

 
Wake FC Streamlines College Recruiting Capabilities with SportsRecruits
Posted Mar 29, 2017

Wake Futbol Club is excited to announce an agreement with SportsRecruits to enhance the club’s college recruiting pathway. SportsRecruits software is the industry standard in providing help to athletes seeking to play in college and will empower Wake FC players to find their school of choice and continue with the sport at the next level.

"We felt like SportsRecruits checked all the boxes for the needs of our recruitable student-athletes," said Cody Suite, Wake FC's College Recruiting Coordinator.

Along with a digital recruiting profile, eligible athletes will have unparalleled access to communication and information to aid in the college recruiting process. The software connects athletes with coaches from every school in the country and unites the individual player’s search with oversight from Wake FC Staff.

"As a former college coach, one of the first things you understand about college recruiting is how important information is. Communication is equally important and we feel like SportsRecruits allows our student-athletes to interface with colleges in a very convenient and time-sensitive manner," said Wake FC's Executive Director, David Allred.

Acquiring SportsRecruits is part of Wake FC’s mission to promote players to the next level of the sport and provide an avenue for growth and development beyond the club.

"We feel like it is very important to make a strong commitment to the many Wake FC players that will play collegiate soccer," said Robert Eimers, President of Wake FC. "The success of our teams this year and the past few years has shown us there will be many Wake FC players that will extend their career beyond the club & high school level. We feel like SportsRecruits will be extremely helpful in this process."


 
Wake FC Inks Five-Year Deal with Nike
Posted Mar 29, 2017

Wake Futbol Club is excited to announce a five-year, extended apparel sponsorship agreement with Nike, Inc. The athletic apparel leader will become the primary gear provider for Wake FC through 2022. Additionally, the sponsorship opens up new opportunities for Wake FC players, coaches & families.

“We are pleased with the commitment Nike has made to Wake FC. It's obviously a quality product, but we feel like this relationship will benefit many areas of our club. We looked at different apparel companies and this brand best-aligned with what many of the coaches & families wanted,” David Allred, Wake FC Executive Director.

Wake FC is proud to join the prestigious list of athletic organizations sponsored by Nike and looks forward to continuing the growth and success that has brought the club to this point.

"We're excited about the quality that Nike soccer gear brings to our club," Caleb Norkus, Wake FC Director of Classic Soccer.


 
Developmental Partnership Announced
Posted Mar 9, 2017

Triangle United, XL Soccer World and Wake Futbol Club are excited to announce the formation of a partnership that will focus on developmental opportunities and exposure for each club's older, competitive players. This strategic partnership is not a merger, but will be designed to offer optional, multi-club training opportunities during the off-season as well as explore various Regional, National and International opportunities. Creating competitive groups to travel abroad will be a major focus of this partnership. 

 

Additional information to follow in the coming weeks.


 
Wake FC Hosts NCYSA Rec Roadshow, Featured in Crossing North Carolina

Wake Futbol Club hosted NCYSA Assistant Technical Director Jane Matejcik and the Publix Recreation Roadshow. Check out the latest issue of Crossing North Carolina, where we are featured!

 
Wake FC Makes Waves in NPL Debut
Posted Sep 20, 2016

Wake FC Makes Waves in NPL Debut

Despite making its debut this season, Wake Futbol Club has solidified itself as a top contender in the South Atlantic Premier League, with multiple teams topping their respective age divisions.

On the girls’ side, 05 and 04 Blue sit in first place with two wins from two games and goal differentials of +8 and +6, respectively. Wake’s 03G Blue is second in the table on goal difference. On the boys’ side, 04 Blue won big in its first match, and a +5 goal differential sees the squad leading the pack out of the starting gate.

“The beginning of the NPL season gave us two great weekends of soccer,” said David Allred, Wake FC’s executive director. “I thought all the clubs had some really good moments. There were many quality players from throughout the Southeast region on show and a lot of players who will play beyond high school.”

Featuring an overall record of 8-1-2 after the opening weekends, Wake FC has looked anything but a newcomer to the SAPL, which is one of the 22 National Premier Leagues in the U.S. Wake was one of three brand new clubs to join the league in 2016.

Now in its fifth season, NPL provides another developmental opportunity and greater exposure to college scouts and high-level competition from around the country.  

Looking Ahead

With the start of NCYSA league play, participating Wake FC teams will wait until late fall to compete again in the South Atlantic division of NPL. The boys resume play in November, while the girls will wait until December for another opportunity to test themselves.

“It was a bright start for Wake FC, but it’s early in the schedule and we must continue to improve to be successful,” Allred said. “The NPL is loaded with great clubs and each game brings a big challenge.”