Greg Henschel

Our South Charlotte and Carolina locations are home to professional coaches, bringing a wealth of experience and a personalized approach to youth soccer. They are committed to teaching the proper, age-appropriate skills / techniques that every rising star needs, ensuring a balance between challenging training and enjoyable play. Under the direction of Coach Greg Henschel, we have developed a club philosophy that brings our players the very best methods to enjoy and progress in the current youth soccer environment.

Coach Henschel has a unique playing and coaching background. He was a two time 1st team all-region selection in college, all-time leader in scoring and points and played four years professionally. He served in his head coaching roles of both Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division 1 & 3 soccer programs for more than two decades, receiving multiple Coach of the Year recognitions for both men’s and women’s teams. He has trained at the Chelsea, and Real Madrid academies in Europe on several occasions.

Coach Henschel was recently inducted into the Athletic Department Hall of Fame at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for his contribution as a student-athlete and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Hall of Fame for his direction of both their men & women’s soccer programs. Coach Henschel has also been strongly influenced by his family’s sports background. Coach Henschel’s wife Jean is an accomplished collegiate volleyball player. Jean was also a 1st team all-region selection in college and played in two NCAA Final Fours, receiving All-Final Four team recognition. Jean is a high school teacher and has coached multiple boys & girls high school state champion volleyball teams. Coach Henschel and Jean have two teenage daughters who are competitive soccer players currently navigating youth soccer. Their oldest daughter recently earned and accepted a college soccer scholarship.

Greg with Rise FC

Greg Henschel brought a lot of great concepts back to all of his coaching experiences and continues to do so with Rise FC to ensure that their kids and families have the most fun and learning they can have during their time with the club. Fun and learning serve as the foundation of their program. They understand that if their players are having fun, it motivates them to want to learn more, improve, and enjoy the game at the next level. For the players at Rise FC, it’s about reaching the next level, whether it’s making a middle school team, a high school team, or aiming to play college or beyond, and the club is there to support those aspirations. Greg has had the unique opportunity to provide a practical pathway for players to achieve their goals.

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Open to boys and girls aged U8-U19 (2017-2006)

Open to boys and girls aged U5-U19 (2020 – 2006)

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