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North Carolina FC Youth

Letter to TFCA Membership from Executive Director Marlow Campbell

In 1999, we formed the Triangle Futbol Club to serve the growing demand of youth soccer in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The need to come together and better serve our families continued, and in 2014, we created the Triangle Futbol Club Alliance (TFCA) when we merged with neighboring clubs. We have experienced time and again the need to adapt to the evolving and changing landscape of youth soccer, and with each of these club decisions, it has been our mission to develop our players and enhance communities in the greater Triangle Area through the sport of soccer.

Today, I am excited to share a new development for our club and our future. We have entered into a collaboration with North Carolina Football Club (NCFC) and Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) to combine our resources and expertise. This collaboration ensures our commitment to develop our players through the best available opportunities and to support the growth of soccer in North Carolina. 

As part of the collaboration, TFCA and CASL will rebrand as North Carolina Football Club Youth (North Carolina FC Youth). We will be aligned with the local men’s (North Carolina FC) and women’s (NC Courage) professional teams and be part of the largest youth-to-professional soccer club in the nation. For the spring 2017 season, you will hardly notice much change. We will continue to operate as TFCA through the spring season, and your current staff, coaches, and leadership team is intact and 100% committed to you. Your schedule, practices, and games will continue on as scheduled.

As we start the transition to North Carolina FC Youth this spring you may notice some minor changes and enhancements to our operation. By combining our resources with NCFC and CASL, we are confident that we can enhance your experience on and off the field. Here are a few insights into North Carolina FC Youth.

  • TFCA full-time staff will hold key leadership and coaching positions within North Carolina FC.
  • North Carolina FC Youth will operate as a 501c3 non-profit organization, with a separate budget, governed by a Board of Directors.
  • North Carolina FC Youth will serve players and families in the Triangle Area and beyond.
  • The youth club will have access to and scheduling control of more fields & facilities benefitting all of our families.
  • We will keep and attract talented coaches and players.
  • Current CASL CEO, Gary Buete, will be North Carolina FC Youth CEO
  • Our players will have a clear pathway from youth to the men’s and women’s professional teams.
  • You will have more training and development opportunities at all levels.
  • Tryouts (for Fall 2017) will be a collaborative effort among the North Carolina FC Youth staff (comprised of CASL and TFCA staff and coaches).
  • We will create a strong connection between the youth soccer community and the men’s and women’s professional teams.
  • We will change our club branding to match the North Carolina FC brand across uniforms, website, social media, signage, etc.).

Over the past 18 years, our current and former players, coaches, staff, and board members created an environment for TFCA to excel on and off the field. We are excited to take this next step with CASL and NCFC. This exciting development comes at a time when the Triangle Area is in the spotlight, as we just secured a National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team and vie for a Major League Soccer franchise. While this decision will help in this process, we are confident that this collaboration with North Carolina FC and CASL is best for our players and families for many years to come.

We invite you to attend a Town Hall on Monday, March 13 from 6:30-8pm to talk with me, hear from our staff, ask questions, and provide feedback. The Town Hall will be at the Embassy Suites in Cary located at 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd.  

The link to the official press release can be found on the TFCA website at

Thank you, and look forward to this wonderful opportunity for our membership.

Marlow Campbell
TFCA Executive Director

Helpful Links

Official Press Release

Read the official press release about North Carolina FC Youth.

Press Release

Town Hall Meeting

To view the PowerPoint from the Town Hall meeting, click here

Program Information

Information on NCFC Youth Programs and Tryouts for the 2017-18 season is here.

Coaching Staff & Leadership Team

We will continue to post the 2017-18 coaching staff lists as they are finalized.

ECNL Coaching Staff

Classic Elite and Classic Regions Coaching Staff

2017-18 NCFC Youth Leadership Team


Questions? Please view our FAQ page that we will continue to update as more information emerges.