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Apr, 2022

2022-23 Club Structure







Date:  April 26, 2022

From:  Charlotte Soccer Academy, 13333 Dorman Road, Pineville, NC 28134

Contact:  Brad Wylde – 704.708.4166.

For Immediate Release: 

Charlotte Soccer Academy Structure and Programming for 2022-2023 season

 

Charlotte Soccer Academy is pleased to release both the boys and girls club director structure for the 2022-23 season.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to expand our programming and update our infrastructure for the 2022-2023 season,” stated Executive Director Brad Wylde. “We have made some productive changes in how we are structuring and expanding the club this year. These adjustments have been made to continue the evolution of the club and offer more opportunities for every level of play under the ECNL, NPL, the new DPL program and USYS youth soccer models. We are confident that these adjustments will continue to push the club forward in being one of the top full-service clubs in the country.”

Highlights to our structure include our continued presence in the ECNL for our National programs for boys and girls. With the termination of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program in 2020, both boys’ and girls’ National programs entered the ECNL two years ago. The move has been very productive for both programs providing a consistent game schedule and tremendous exposure for college and National team opportunities for CSA’s elite players. Highlights within the ECNL league this past year included the U19 National Girls losing narrowly on penalty kicks in the National Semifinals and the U15 National Academy Boys being National Finalists.

The CSA girls’ program was one of the founding members when the ECNL began in 2009 and the ECNL now stands alone as the top program in the country for women’s youth soccer. Brian Moore will continue his role as the Director of the girls’ ECNL National program. Since Coach Moore joined the program in 2019, the team and individual player successes have moved to a new level for the club. More players have gained National team exposure and the teams have had consistent success on the field, which has positioned the club as one of the leaders in girls’ soccer across the country.

The CSA boys’ National programs continue to enter two teams in each age group in the ECNL. At the U13 and U14 age groups, CSA has two playing in the league that runs 10 to 11 months of the year. the At the U15-U19 age groups, the ECNL National Academy teams play under the 10–11-month platform and the National teams play in the 6-month program. Steve Gummer will enter his seventh year heading the ECNL National Academy boys’ program. The program has gone from strength to strength under his leadership over the past five years with over 98% of players going through the program getting scholarship opportunities to play at the collegiate level. The ECNL National boys’ program will continue to be directed by Phil Hindson. Coach Hindson enters his third year leading this program and since his arrival in May 2020, he has brought a tremendous amount of experience to the program. Coach Hindson will also direct our college recruiting program and continue to grow our College ID Camp program.

A National platform will continue this next season for our South Carolina boys who have a desire to continue playing high school soccer in SC. With CSA’s expansion into York County and the demand for National opportunities, CSA will enter the National Premier Leagues (NPL) for a second season. In addition, to compliment the boys’ SC program, the girls’ teams will enter the Development Player League (DPL). Ralph Latchana will enter his second year overseeing the NPL with Sheldon Russell taking a lead role with the girls’ platform. (Click here for DPL press release from earlier this spring.)

To assist in the preparation of our younger players for the national level programs, CSA will continue with our pre-ECNL program for U11 and U12 boys and girls for the 2022-23 season. Director Ben Cook will continue leading this program with boys’ teams in the Charlotte section, combination boys’ teams from Matthews and Uptown sections, and combination boys’ teams from the North and Huntersville area. The boys’ teams will play again in the Carolina Development League. Our girls’ pre-ECNL will enter its third year of programming at 11U and 12U age groups in the Charlotte section and this year will be joined by teams from our North/Huntersville sections following the same model. CSA is working with other ECNL clubs to create a new league format to ensure consistent competition for the Pre-ECNL girls. More information will be announced soon.

CSA’s Regional programming will continue in 2022-2023, fielding teams in our North/Huntersville and South areas at U13-U19 for both boys and girls. Teams participate in the ENCL Regional Leagues. The leagues will continue to provide a high level of competition for our teams with home and away games versus several of the larger clubs in North Carolina. Steve Magee will continue to head up this platform. Coach Magee has done an outstanding job since the program began with several teams winning their respective divisions in the Regional League’s. Matt Denton and Stephen Chaconas will continue their assistant roles with the North/Huntersville ECNL Regional girls and boys, respectively.

New for 2022-2023, CSA has been awarded a spot in the new Elite 64 platform from USYS that will provide CSA players an opportunity to receive National exposure and play quality games against the other 64 member clubs across the country. U13-U19 boys and girls from all CSA sections will be selected periodically through the year to represent CSA and play in games and showcases. DOCs Raymond Fraser and Catey Stewart will administer and direct the boys’ and girls’ programs, respectively. More details on the program will be announced in the coming weeks. (Click here to read press release.)

CSA Uptown has progressed tremendously over the past four seasons offering more levels of play for families residing in the Uptown area. Dan Dudley will continue his role leading this section with a support staff of Catey Stewart (11U-18U girls) and Prince Ojok (Youth Academy and 11U-16U boys). Coach Dudley has been with CSA since inception and has been a key part of the overall success of the organization. Coach Stewart brings a wealth of experience to the section and has been instrumental in the growth of our girls’ section since CSA’s merger with Charlotte United three years ago. Coach Ojok has been a tremendous coach for teams in our Uptown division and has moved into a solid DOC role running the boys’ teams. Membership for this area is continually growing into the Myers Park, Dilworth, and South Park areas of the city.

CSA Palisades has also continued to grow and now CSA provides teams from the Youth Academy (9U and 10U) through to 15U boys and girls. Coach Ralph Latchana will continue to oversee this area that will play out of our beautiful facility in the Palisades subdivision, the “Harris Teeter Soccer Complex.” Coach Latchana will also head up the York County area for its second year and combine our Palmetto girls’ and boys’ programs into the York County. With the professional experience Latchana provides combined with a tremendous support staff including Sheldon Russell and Ralph Lundy, the program now sets itself apart as a leader in youth soccer in the York County area.

Matt Denton will continue to manage our North section. Since joining CSA eleven years ago, he has been instrumental in offering all levels of play for our players in this area. Accompanying Matt will be a tremendous support staff with Stephen Chaconas directing the ECNL Regional and Pre-ECNL boys’ teams, Scott Fischer assisting with the 11U-19U Boys North section and 13U/14U North/Huntersville section, and Chris Ryan heading up the Youth Academy boys’ and girls’ programs.

Andrew Steedman will continue his role as Director of Coaching with our Huntersville section. The program continues to progress and from 13U-19U both Coach Steedman and Coach Denton’s teams will continue to combine to create more opportunities for players in the Cabarrus, Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson areas to have the “CSA Way” available to them. This area now boasts teams for all levels of play under USYS as well as the ECNL Regional league platform for the elite players.

Our Matthews/Mint Hill branch is continuing to grow and expand more into Union County. Andy Guevara will continue his role as the sectional Director. Coach Guevara has run the program since inception ten years ago and has continued to provide quality teams in Union County as well as creating a pathway for CSA players to advance to our national program teams. Joining Coach Guevara will be Steve Burckhalter who will enter his second year as Youth Academy Director. Coach Buckhalter has been with CSA Matthews/Mint Hill for the past three seasons and has had some resounding success with his teams in terms of results and individual player development due to his extensive knowledge in the game. CSA Matthews/Mint Hill and Uptown sections will be working closely again this next season combining some age groups to create a pathway for both boys and girls who want the opportunity to compete in the higher divisions within USYS and continue to stay closer to home.

Some familiar faces return to our staff in the Charlotte section. This section will continue to be directed by Raymond Fraser who enters his third year overseeing our largest section of the club. Coach Fraser is another long serving Director of CSA and has been influential in our club’s progression over the years. Coach Fraser knows our expectations and standards here at the club and will continue to influence the most populated area based at our main complex in Pineville. Accompanying Coach Fraser will be Matt Ford who will continue overseeing the 11U-13U boys, Stephano Williams with the 11U-13U girls, Scott Ginn with the 14U-15U boys and Tyler Andrus with the 16U-19U boys and girls. Coaches Ford, Williams, Ginn and Andrus bring a fantastic combination of experience, leadership and professionalism to their programs and will be a great compliment to Coach Fraser as the Charlotte section continues to grow and prosper.

Richard Butler will continue to run our Youth Academy programs, focusing on developing our future players. Coach Butler, one of CSA’s most senior staff, has continued to do a phenomenal job leading all seven sections of our YA program as these young players enter competitive soccer. Returning to his staff will be Erik Imler who continue his role overseeing the Charlotte boys’ section and Greg Henschel will do the same on the girls’ side of CSA’s largest YA section based in South Charlotte. Also continuing their roles with Coach Butler will be Prince Ojok at Uptown YA, Andrew Steedman at Huntersville YA, Chris Ryan at North YA, Steve Burckhalter at Matthews/Mint Hill and Ralph Lundy at York and Palisades.

Sports Performance Director Luke Williams from Architech Sports continues his mission of getting our players quicker, faster, and stronger. Coach Williams will continue to provide more opportunities at the clubs 10,000 square foot building at our main facility, the OrthoCarolina Sportsplex in Pineville. The facility houses a physical therapy department along with a weight room and new 4 x 60 turf running area in the front of the club house to enhance the speed programs Architect Sports has available to our players. In addition, Architect Sports is expanding their resources into our North areas mirroring training opportunities from Charlotte for our North, Huntersville players.

Bill Finneyfrock will also continue as the head of our Goalkeeping department. He will have numerous assistants helping him progress our goalkeepers through all programs. Coach Finneyfrock is the former Executive Director of CUFC and one of the most reputable goalkeeper trainers in the Southeast. He will continue to bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to our program. Joining coach Finneyfrock will be Ian Carry. Coach Carry Joined CSA this past season from the University of Kentucky where he served as the women’s head coach. Coach Carry has had a tremendous first season heading our National GK program. A new goalkeeping turf training area at the club’s main complex, the OrthoCarolina Sportsplex, will be opening in the coming weeks.

Directing our Recreation program again next season will be Rich Schwartz. Coach Schwartz enters his third year leading our grass roots programming and continues to provide a fantastic platform for our youngest players starting out in soccer. With our Recreation program now operating throughout CSA’s sections, this program has continued to grow and produce some great players to feed into our respective competitive levels at all locations. Coach Schwartz will have some familiar faces supporting him in the other sections. Meanu Kayea will continue his role managing our North section and Stephen Burckhalter will assist in the Matthews/Mint Hill area. Coach Schwartz will also utilize some new coaches in our Uptown and Palisades areas and these announcements will be made prior to the start of the season in August.

In conjunction with our recreation program, CSA entered a partnership program last year with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, working together to enhance the soccer programs at all the YMCAs in the region. CSA has been very excited about partnering with a pillar in the community like the YMCA, along with expanding CSA’s brand awareness in youth soccer around the region. DOC Ethan Kilby will continue this role of directing the program. Coach Kilby has been with CSA for three years as a DOC for our Uptown section. He has been highly effective in this new position working with all the YMCAs to offer enhanced player development opportunities as well as coaching education for the volunteer coaching network.

Our new CSA Director of Coaching structure diagrams for boys and girls accompanies this press release. The new club structure will be in effect as of August 1st, 2022. The current DOC structure will stay in effect through the end of our season and tryouts this month. The transition to the new structure will be in place during our first week of the season at our pre-season team camp in August 1-4, 2022.

CSA DOC Structure Diagram - Boys
CSA DOC Structure Diagram - Girls
2022-2023 Team and Coach List 5-16-2022

 


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