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Craig Johnson takes on new role as WHYFC Team Advisor

Long serving WHYFC coach Craig Johnson has taken on a new role with the club entering the fall, 2020 season.  Johnson will take his USSF ‘A’ License, his 20+ years of experience as a coach, and his passion for the players, the sport, and the club, into the new role of WHYFC Team Advisor. 

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Kyle Hussey Appointed Juniors Development Program Director (JDP)

Kyle has spent 2+ years with the club and has created a trust among the staff and become someone that understands the club, the standards, and the goals.  He has done great work with his teams and has displayed the organizational and people/player management needed to have success in the position.  Link below for full release.


SUNDAY APRIL 26, 2020 - WHYFC has released the attached action plan as we all begin to look towards getting back on the soccer fields again.  This plan is all based on when it is safe to return to group/team play.  

The document also outlines full details of our WHYFC Club Renewal and tryout process, which has been adjusted due to our circumstances.  Click on document below for full details.

WHYFC Coaches Profile: Justin Moose

Tyler Shafer profiled JUNIORS Director, Justin Moose this week for our coaches profile.  Think you know Justin?  You have no idea.  His professional career has taken him to 4 countries.  Read more below.


WHYFC Girls Program to Add ECNL 'Carolinas' Regional League to Club Pathway

The last two years has seen significant progress for the WHYFC girls program.  The catalyst of this progress is the club's admission into the ECNL in 2018.  

Now the club will expand its ECNL programming even further with the addition of the ECNL Regional League.  This league will provide a more sophisticated and organized platform for the 2nd level of teams in our club.  But what does this mean?  and why should you be excited?  Common questions and answers in link below to help understanding.


Pursuing the 'A'

ECNL Boys Coaching Director, Jordan Phillips has spent the last two years pursuing the U.S. Soccer 'A' License.  Communication Intern, Tyler Shafer profiles the work.


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 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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