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Wilmington Hammerheads and YMCA of Southeastern NC partner to create new recreational league

WILMINGTON, NC 5/1/2019 - The YMCA of Southeastern NC and the Wilmington Hammerheads have partnered to serve even more kids and families through recreational soccer.  This new partnership brings together two of the largest youth soccer providers in the region.  Both organizations currently serve more than 2,000 youth athletes annually ranging from 3 to 18 years. CLICK HERE FOR FULL PRESS RELEASE

WHYFC Announces 2019-20 Coaching Roster

The 2018-19 year has been another successful year for the club.  As we look towards the 2019-20 season and beyond it is always important to have a group of great coaches to lead, teach and mentor our young players.  

I am excited to announce the 2019-20 coaching staff and am confident that this group of dedicated coaches will continue the improvements that this club is currently going through.  

Full coaching list in link along with coaching bios (alphabetical order) below.

WHYFC release tryout/talent ID dates and Announce Tryout Re-Structure

Executive Director Carson Porter will be leading the club through a tryout re-structure, beginning in May of 2019.  The re-structuring of the WHYFC tryouts is being implemented in order to focus player selection and team placement on the individual player’s performance and commitment during the previous season/year, while also providing opportunities to welcome new players/families into the club. Click here for full details:

Edge Soccer Programs, Moose Soccer Training Announce Strategic Partnership and New Facility

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 (WILMINGTON, NC) – Edge Soccer Programs, Moose Soccer Training and The Wilmington Hammerheads Youth Soccer (WHYFC) are excited to announce a partnership that aims to improve every young players’ soccer experience throughout the Wilmington community. The centerpiece of the partnership is a new 16,000 square foot indoor facility that will include turf fields, locker rooms, meeting spaces, separation curtains, and full-size goals. The Edge Soccer Programs will work out of this space and offer individual and small group training for all players, all ages and all levels in the community. Formerly the Wilmington Basketball Center, the facility located at 7207 Ogden Business Lane will open with full programming options beginning in November. CLICK HERE FOR FULL PRESS RELEASE

NCYSA Carolina Strong Festival to support Hurricane Florence Relief

WILMINGTON, NC - SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 - North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) and Wilmington Hammerheads Youth Soccer (WHYFC) are proud to announce and introduce The NCYSA Carolina Strong Festival: a weekend soccer festival to be held in Wilmington on November 17th and 18th that will raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Florence.

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Excited to have Will Heaney Join the WHYFC Staff in Full Time Role

Wilmington, NC (JULY 8, 2017) - Will Heaney, former Wilmington Hammerhead Professional player and long-time youth coach with WHYFC will officially join the organization in a full-time capacity beginning this fall. 

“Will has earned this position through hard work and dedication to the craft of coaching and to the players that he has worked with.  He is honest, fair and holds his teams to high standards and has also actively pursued his coaching licenses and education.  I am confident in his abilities and excited to see him enter the next phase of his career,” said WHYFC Executive Director, Carson Porter.
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2018-19 WHYFC Coaches Slate Announced


We are very excited about the 2018-19 Wilmington Hammerheads Youth Soccer coaching roster.  It is one of the most talented groups of coaches this club has ever had.  Putting a coaching roster together for a club of this size takes a lot of work, conversations, research, and thought.  I am thrilled at the coaching assignments and believe that each coach brings a skill set that is needed for his/her particular team(s) assignment.  
Carson Porter, WHYFC Executive Director
For full coaching roster and coaching bios please click HERE.

WHYFC announce partnership with Coast FA

from L-R WHYFC's Kevin Johnson, CFA's Ross Morgan, WHYFC's Carson Porter, and Coast FA's Joel Banta

WILMINGTON, NC / MYRTLE BEACH, SC (April 5, 2018) – Wilmington Hammerheads Executive Director, Carson Porter and Coast FA Executive Director, Heyward Gulledge are excited to announce an innovative partnership between the two clubs that will improve player development and player opportunities for all members of both clubs.

The partnership will help bring the two soccer communities together, by consolidating and sharing resources, and working together to improve among other things, coaching education and player opportunities. 

“In the world of youth soccer, there are times when we get caught up in wins and losses and who is better than who,” said Porter, “but ultimately we are all working to improve the environment for our players, give them a great experience, and provide them opportunities to be the best they can be.  This partnership will help us accomplish these goals.”
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WHYFC Boys and Girls Programs Join Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)

WILMINGTON, NC (Tuesday, March 20th) - The Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC will join the Elite Clubs National League beginning in the fall of 2018.  

“Being accepted and joining the ECNL is a big moment for our club.” said Carson Porter, Executive Director for Wilmington Hammerheads.  “The ECNL has long been the platform for our country’s elite clubs and players, and we are honored to be joining the ECNL and excited to compete.  We are equally excited to join a soccer community that includes some of the very best coaches and soccer leaders in our country.  The opportunity to learn, collaborate, and share ideas within the ECNL community is special and unique, and something we look forward to being a part of.”

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