PRIVATE SOCCER TRAINING

BOYS AND GIRLS AGES U5-U19

(BIRTH YEAR 2019-2005)

Private Soccer Trainings

BOYS AND GIRLS AGES U5-U19

(BIRTH YEAR 2019-2005)

Our exclusive private soccer training program, catering to ages U5 to U19, is led by highly skilled coaches, committed to individualized development. For the younger age group (U5 to U12), the focus is on cultivating a love for the game through drills emphasizing the fundamental skills of soccer. For teenagers (U11 to U19), the program takes a specialized approach, honing advanced skills, tactical understanding, and position-specific techniques. Professional soccer coaches provide one-on-one attention, offering personalized feedback, tracking progress, and nurturing both technical proficiency and mental aspects like leadership and resilience. Our flexible scheduling accommodates the demanding lives of young athletes, ensuring a healthy balance between academics and training. Our private soccer training program is a unique opportunity for aspiring players to receive elite-level coaching, specifically tailored to their age, skill level, and ambitions in the sport.

Charlotte Rise FC

Individual Sessions

1 – 1 @ $75 / Player

Group Sessions

 2 – 3 Players @ $ 60 / Player
 4 – 5 Players @ $ 45 / Player
6 + Players @ $ 30 / Player 

Technical Trainings

Charlotte Rise FC U19 young soccer player

Ball Striking Technical Progression

Ball striking techniques are fundamental skills in soccer, enabling players to control, pass, and shoot the ball effectively. The primary techniques include the inside-of-the-foot pass for accuracy, the outside-of-the-foot pass for curve, and the laces (instep) shot for power. Players can also employ the toe poke for quick precision, volleys for mid-air strikes, and half volleys for shots immediately after a bounce.

Charlotte Rise FC U5 young players

Inside Foot & Chipping Progression

It involves developing two key techniques. Initially, players hone the inside-of-the-foot pass for precision and control, mastering short and medium-range passing. Once proficient, they progress to chipping, which requires delicately lifting the ball over obstacles or the goalkeeper using the inside of the foot. Chipping demands finesse and touch, making it useful for navigating tight spaces or executing lofted passes and shots.

Charlotte Rise FC U10 rising stars

Dribbling / Foot Speed Coordination

Dribbling in soccer is a fundamental skill that involves a player using their feet to maneuver the ball while maintaining control and possession. It’s a combination of close ball control, quick footwork, and agility, allowing a player to navigate through defenders, change directions, and create opportunities. Dribbling is essential for advancing the ball up the field, beating opponents one-on-one, and maintaining possession under pressure.

Charlotte Rise FC young Soccer player-

Magic-Hop Timing

This technique is crucial for defenders and goalkeepers aiming to disrupt the trajectory of the ball. By timing their jump perfectly, players can minimize the risk of deflecting the ball into their own net or missing an interception opportunity. Magic-Hop Timing requires a keen understanding of the game, anticipation of the opponent’s actions, and split-second decision-making to execute the jump at the optimal moment.

Charlotte Rise FC U8 rising star players

Defending

Defending in soccer is a multifaceted skill set crucial to thwarting opponents and maintaining team cohesion. Key aspects of this technique involve proper positioning, timely tackling, and effective marking. Defenders aim to intercept passes, engage in one-on-one battles, and clear danger through headers and clearances. High pressing can disrupt the opposition’s rhythm, while recovery runs and supporting the goalkeeper enhance the defense’s overall effectiveness.

The Coaches

Mike Spangler

Macey Kurtz

Greg Henschel

Greg-Rise FC Professional Soccer coach

Greg Henschel

Director of Soccer Coaching

As Rise FC’s Director of Soccer Coaching, Greg provides a unique depth of soccer development experience. Greg has the unique perspective and background of 29 seasons of Head Collegiate Coach, 25+ years of youth soccer coaching, extended time in Europe (working with and studying Chelsea, Vitesse, Real Madrid, Spanish National program), and most importantly raising his 2 daughters though their youth soccer experience. His collegiate and professional playing experience also provides first-hand understanding of what it takes to maximize each players’ potential. Greg oversees every part of Rise FC, serving as each team’s consultant and instructor. In his role he provides guidance and technical, tactical, cultural support ensuring each player & team has vertical integration and progression throughout the youth soccer experience. You will find steady, consistent, common-sense leadership to every scenario in Rise FC. His analytical ability to break down every aspect of the game to age-appropriate concepts and terminology is unique and helps players passion for the game grow. His passion to encourage Rise FC’s teams to “score the next goal” is present in all that the club does. Greg and the Rise FC staff work with unwavering commitment to provide a top-level standard of accountability, development, integrity, and excellence.

Mike Spangler

Macey Kurtz

Macey-Rise FC Professional Soccer coach

Macey Kurtz

Youth Soccer Coach

Macey’s unique perspective comes from her strong playing background and years of youth coaching experience. She finished her competitive playing experience playing 4 years with Winthrop University primarily as an outside defender and received All-Big South recognition during her time there. She was also on the on the Dean’s list and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. During her time in Winthrop athletics, she also served on the Student Athlete Advisory Council and on the Leadership Committee of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has been a youth soccer coach influencing & teaching young soccer players since 2017. Her grounded, common-sense approach is paired with her US Soccer coach licensing background to bring a unique, age-appropriate youth soccer learning experience to every Rise FC player. Rise FC players & teams enjoy her ability to communicate clearly and specifically foster tremendously confident players.

Mike Spangler

Greg Henschel

Mike-Rise FC Professional Soccer coach

Mike Spangler

Youth Soccer Coach

As Rise FC’s Soccer Coach, Mike brings 18 years of youth soccer coaching background in addition to 20+ years of playing high level soccer including competing in a 3-week international tournament with a youth national team. His caring and engaged approach with every player is a constant in his interaction and demeanor. He has a tremendous ability to reach players to inspire their passion and development in soccer. His completion of his US Soccer licenses ensures your child will receive age-appropriate specific skills, progression, and support. He completed the Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid license. He intentionally shares his passion to cause his players/teams to enjoy & pursue the development process as much as the great results. He is always available for a conversation/interaction that will leave you and your child inspired to come back to the field for the next soccer highlight. As a father of a Division 1 female athlete he understands the commitment, drive, and support that it takes to maximize a child’s potential. Every Rise FC player can be assured that Mike is constantly watching for the next opportunity to inspire and impact your child’s development. Please reach out to Mike for more information about joining Rise FC at [email protected].

Macey Kurtz

Greg Henschel