For Immediate Release:
Discoveries Soccer Club is happy to announce starting fall 2017, it will become a National Premier Club for ages U12-U19. DSC will be part of the South Atlantic League with the girl’s side including AFC Lightning (GA), Charlotte United FC (NC), Lake Norman (NC), Southern Soccer Academy (GA), Triangle FC (NC), United Futbol Club (GA), Wake FC (NC), USA Mount Pleasant (SC), and Discoveries SC (SC). The boy’s side will also include South Carolina United (SC), Chattanooga FC (TN), Tennessee SC (TN) and FC Alliance (TN). The girls will have 16 seasonal games and the boys will have 11.
“Becoming an NPL club at the same time we are awarded a US Development Academy for our U11/U12s speaks to the level Discoveries has achieved. We continue to see our kids and staff taking the extra steps to improve, so it’s exciting to see those successes recognized at the national level,” said Dave Carton, Executive Director. “This upcoming fall is such an amazing time to be part of this club.”
The NPL offers multiple benefits for players participating in it. The program focuses player development with guaranteed playing time, 4 training sessions weekly, Region 3 Premier League participation, professional coaching, and numerous US Soccer resources. Additionally, the boys will participate in the ENPL qualifier to attend the ECNL showcase. The girls will participate in the NPL qualifier for Nationals. DSC will be hosting a parent information night on Monday, April 3rd at Manchester Meadows upstairs conference room with the girls meeting at 5:30-6:30pm and the boys meeting 6:30-7:30pm.
NPL rosters will be determined at tryouts and may vary from age group to age group. Tryouts for the Discoveries NPL teams (except the U12 age groups) will be on April 30, May 1st and 2nd and are by invite only. The full schedule is listed below. Staff assignments will come shortly.
**Tryout Fee: There will be a $50 tryout fee that will include NPL tryouts and regular season tryouts.