FCCA Carolina Alliance Soccer Organization is delighted to announce a soccer partnership with Stanly Community College beginning in the spring of 2011. FCCA is a non-for-profit soccer club with a mission to foster community based soccer programs through unique relationships with collegiate soccer programs.

New SCC Head Soccer Coach Lee Ennis and his staff have joined with FCCA to provide professional level coaching for the soccer community in Stanly County; “We are very pleased to affiliate with a club of such high proven quality like FCCA and a staff who bring collegiate and professional experience to our soccer community. Not only will the club play an integral role in raising the level of soccer that is offered in Stanly County, but will also provide SCC’s future players and staff the opportunity to interact and assist our community’s youth players in their soccer development.”

Leading FCCA’s efforts in forming the partnership is the clubs Executive Director Shane Carew; “We are very excited partnering with Stanly Community College. We are dedicated to provide our communities with professional coaching and tremendous role models through interaction with college players. It is critical that our community soccer players have the essential tools to develop in the game. This is not our first time forming a program with the support of a college; both our current programs in Cabarrus and Rowan are working with UNC Charlotte and Catawba College respectively. Having FCCA and SCC working together, I’m certain we can grow soccer in Stanly County.”

FCCA is a non-profit soccer club that is primarily based in Concord but has expanded into Huntersville, Salisbury and now Stanly County. They have over 1,000 players in the club which range from the ages of 3-18 years old. The club has over 30 competitive travel teams that compete in the North Carolina Youth Soccer league. As with any sports organization, FCCA understands the importance of introducing children to team sports early. Recreation soccer is the entry level to the sport and gives young children their first look at how the game is played. In an effort to grow soccer in the surrounding communities, FCCA has incorporated using collegiate athletes in the recreation programs to provide the players with exceptional role models.

FCCA’s spring recreation programs in Stanly County begin in March on the campus at SCC and at Locust City Park. Registration is available online at www.fccasoccer.com or on site on opening night.

FCCA and SCC will also be running a youth summer camp at SCC, June 21st through the 24th. For more information and to register please go to www.fccasoccer.com.