CASEY CARR - FOUNDER

A former DePaul University and Conference USA All Freshmen team soccer player with a degree in finance, Carr has worked with youth and professional clubs domestically as a coach, program director, executive, advisor, consultant and board member. As a coach, he has helped develop players for more than 15+ years and has helped several players play at Olympic Development Program (ODP), US Development Academy, college and professional levels. As an advisor for the Charlotte United FC (now a part of Charlotte Soccer Academy), Carr secured a relationship with Powerade, which brought numerous product and financial benefits. At the time, Charlotte United FC was one of only 16 clubs in the country to be considered a Premier Powerade Club. Carr also served as Vice President of the Club and a Club Coach (primarily u11-u14 boys and girls) before moving on to help launch the Carolina Rapids South Charlotte location (now part of the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club). 

He now focuses on working with players from all backgrounds and youth clubs through private and small group trainings via Charlotte Soccer Factory a club neutral program focused on raising the level of play in Charlotte and building a true footballing culture in Charlotte, NC.  He continues to coach and develop future coaches through his ownership of the highly successful HappyFeet Soccer youth program which focuses on developing young players ages 2-8. 

Coach Carr is also heavily involved in the growth and development of the game of soccer domestically and abroad through his through his consulting and advisory work with professional and youth teams.  In his consulting roles he has worked with several professional teams and players including recently working with several high profile European professional stars to launch a professional team on the West Coast, launching a professional league, and building successful camp programs.

In 2019 Coach Casey was announced as the President and GM of a new professional soccer team in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) called Stumptown Athletic. When he's not coaching or with the pro's coach Casey and his wife can be seen throughout town watching the game of soccer as his two boys are both avid soccer players in the Charlotte area. 


The Charlotte Soccer Factory Team:

  • Adam Brundle - works with CSF Player Development Center and Futsal related programming, originally from England where he played his youth soccer for clubs like Norwich City, before moving to the US and playing NCAA DI Soccer at Winthrop University where he earned All-Big South Conference Team.  Also currently at Director for ISL where he helps lead their work with US Youth Futsal. 
  • Josh Stephenson - Works with CSF Player Development Center (previously - Junior Academy) players, grew up playing for CASL (now NCFC)
  • Bay Kurtz - Private and Small Group Training (Currently playing professionally in California for Cal United Strikers in NISA)
  • Nazeem Bartman - Private, Small Group and Camps (currently playing professionally for Forward Madison in USL League One)
    • Also Founder of FBL Foundation - Charitable organization bringing hope to children in South Africa through the game of Soccer.  
  • Cory Adams - works primarily with our youngest players via partner club HappyFeet Charlotte.  Has Coached in Charlotte for several years, and grew up playing locally with Charlotte Soccer Club (Now Charlotte Soccer Academy).
  • Alex Katsaduros - HappyFeet Charlotte (ages 2-5), Private and Small Group Training, Current Asst. Coach at Myers Park High School, and former collegiate player at Greensboro College (DIII)

Pictured Above: Coach Casey with son Brody coaching with Stumptown Athletic in NISA East Coast Championship in Miami.  Also pictured Drew Yates (Former professional player and current coach with the Charlotte Eagles)