High SchoolW.A. Hough
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The Charlotte Independence Soccer Club is one of the few clubs in the Nation with a clear path to pro for both Men and Women. The club shares its name with the local USL Championship club and the USL W team beginning in 2022. Additionally the club has former players at Arkansas, Alabama, University of Georgia, UNC Charlotte, UNC Wilmington, UNC Greensboro, Syracuse, Kentucky, Eastern Carolina, College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina, App State, George Washington, Ohio University, Miami of Ohio, Wofford and many more.
|Address||10228 Bailey Rd. Suite 203 Cornelius, NC 28031|
|Phone Number||(704) 894-9995|
|League||Elite Clubs National League|
|Years on Team||3|
|Honors||Led team in scoring 2020, Led team in assists 2020 & 2021|
The Hough Soccer Program is one of the most successful teams in the area with the mens team finishing the 2021 season as state runners-up and the women having 1 state title and winning the confrenece 7 of the past 9 seasons. And boasts womens soccer alumni on the 2021 rosters of Maryland, Clemson, NC State, UNC Charlotte, Alabama, Miami of Ohio, Catawba College, Jacksonville State, Tusculum and more...
|School||William Amos Hough|
|Phone Number||(980) 344-0514|
|Region||Queen City 4A|
|Years on Team||Feb 14 - Tryouts|
|Team Championships||2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019|
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels. The tryouts and training sessions provide an opportunity to be exposed to additional coaching styles, styles of play and to meet high level players from different teams across the state and region III.
|State Association||North Carolina Youth Soccer|
|State Director||Bill Furjanic|
|Phone Number||(336) 856-7529|
|Previous Coach||Matt Hisler - Johnson & Wales University|
|Years on Team||4 as of 2022|
|Honors||Played on team NC1 in 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022; Attended Region III Camp in 2021|
Elise is a ECNL and NC ODP forward and straight A student. She is known at school for being a soccer player, hard-working and a funny, positive, student and by the coaches at her club as being “very professional", hard-working and great ball striker, but how did she get here?
She started soccer with her current club when she was 4 years old and enjoyed competing with the boys so much that she cried when she was forced to join her 1st all girls team. Like many ECNL players, Elise played up a year from age 5 until joining the ECNL team at u13.
- Aaron Weldon
- ECNL Coach
- ECNL 13u - 15u
Originally from Nottingham, England. Aaron was Men's Soccer MVP, First team All-Conference Carolinas, Second-team All-Southeast Region and Team captain for Gardner Webb, before transfering to UNC Charlotte where has was on the team that reached the 2011 NCAA final.
- Matt Hisler
- ODP Coach
- 2019 - Current
Head Womens's Soccer Coach for Johnson & Wales University. Matt Hisler is currently serving as the 2007 Age Group Director for the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association Olympic Developmetn Program.
- Chase Wickham
- Technical Coach
- 2016 - Current
Originally from Vancouver, Canada. Chase played soccer for the University of Alabama Birmingham, before playing professionally, in Charlotte NC.
Chase was the national #1 rated soccer coach on CoachUp when elise asked for a pivate coach for Christmas.
- Michael Johnson
- Coach & Mentor
- 2018 - Current
Originally from Falmouth in Trelawny, Jamaica. Mike Johnson has been a volunteer assistant coach for the Davidson men and an Assistant Coach and Recruiter for the Pfeiffer women's soccer programs. He is currently coaching with WCWWA near Charlotte and has founded the "I Got Next " soccer camp.