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We are proud to announce that our new website is officially live. Charlotte Soccer Factory has partnered with GoMotion to bring our business a brand new look! Check it out and let us know what you think :) Our new site will allow us to grow with our players. New features will include the ability to easily share videos of skills with players to work on at home. Easier streamlined registration process for families, quick schedule access and updates and more.

Casey Carr

Be Curious For those of you that were following along with our social media, or my personal social media, you probably already know that I was fortunate enough to travel to Europe to watch my son and a couple other CSF families play in the prestigious MIC Cup in Palamos Spain. The trip was incredible and the experience for all of us involved was fantastic. There were a lot of thought provoking moments throughout the trip and one in particular has inspired my latest post. I was reminded several times...

Casey Carr

At Charlotte Soccer Factory we often talk about how we can create environments to enable kids to explore, be creative, try skills and take on challenges and rapidly improve their development. We build sessions that are almost an explosion of touches on the ball, challenge the brain, and are constantly looking to make them comfortable being uncomfortable. I love to watch my own kids play the game of soccer. I enjoy seeing them explore, try new things, be creative, fail, learn, succeed, compete etc. I’m fortunate that both of my...

Casey Carr

As parents I believe that we all want the best for our children, we want them to be successful in whatever they choose to pursue. We love to see them smile, be happy and while enjoying life. Kids love to play, they love to explore, to learn, and be creative. Most of us understand this, but when it comes to sports let’s admit it our competitive nature often takes over and despite our best intentions we sometimes forget what is really important and what is really the best for our...

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This time of year is always interesting to say the least. Coaches start to tip toe around the questions about “next year.” Parents start to gossip, rumors of what is going to happen at x club, or on y team begin to circulate along with wild speculation about the demise of a team, clubs, players moving etc. It’s silly season to say the least. This year though maybe you can choose a different path, one that is less stressful, one that focuses on the process and not on the chatter....

Casey Carr

Today, one of the most common topics that youth coaches talk about with their players is the idea of “scanning” or “checking your shoulder.” I often tell my own kids to take pictures, something I heard another youth coach say that stuck with me and seems to work for my boys. The reality is that the best players in the world check their shoulders, scan the field, and have a picture of what is going on, and where the opportunities are better than everyone else. The great Arsene Wenger once...

Casey Carr

You never know where you will find motivation. Sometime it hits you on a walk, or in the middle of the night, often times the answers and motivation come when we stop trying so hard to find them. Today’s post however comes from an unexpected place, the popular soccer comedy Ted Lasso staring Jason Sudeikis as an American soccer coach in England. I have to admit the show was incredibly surprising to me. After watching the first episode, I quickly I binged watched the whole series. It is full of...

Casey Carr

WHY STOPPING WITH THE EXCUSES AND TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR DEVELOPMENT IS CRITICAL - FOR PARENTS, PLAYERS, AND PROS Perspective is an incredible thing. How we look at something, or how others perceive something, and understanding that are powerful, and valuable. 2020 for most of the world has been an incredibly challenging year. Globally we’ve seen a pandemic wreak havoc on business, jobs, the overall economy, and people's physical and mental health among other things. We’ve seen political fighting, social injustice and been forced to reconcile with years of avoidance...

Casey Carr

Life can be overwhelming at times. Meetings, training, family, friends, etc. Obligations begin to pile up and your schedule just gets hectic. It can be tough trying to deal with everything by yourself. Anxiety and stress begin to kick in and start to affect every aspect of your life. How do we cope with this? Learning to train your brain, not only for performance but for life in general, can have a massive affect on the trajectory of your success. We all struggle with something. Those that take the steps...

Casey Carr

Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate to have been introduced to and worked with several professional coaches, players, owners, general managers, etc. in the world of football (soccer). I’ve worked as a consultant to Professional soccer organizations in the US, and Europe, I’ve helped build professional clubs and worked in various roles within the sport. I’ve learned some incredible lessons from those conversations, and recently had the chance to pass on some of that wisdom to a high level player, looking for an opportunity to play in 2021....