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Are you interested in volunteering as a team manager but not sure what a team manager does?


Team managers are vital to a successful season. Without volunteers to fill this role teams don’t function as efficiently as we need them to. Our goal is to provide you the support you need to make the managers role easy to do so you can support you coach and team when and where they need you the most.  NRFA has provided a list below of items that are handled by the team manager.  We would like to make sure that all team managers understand what is expected, prior to making the commitment to be a team manager for the next soccer year.  This list is not all inclusive, and some items may vary depending on your level of play and division, but this list is a good overview of what is required.

Your role as team manager is instrumental to the success of your team and the club.  Many teams will have two managers; one that handles paperwork and communication and another that handles money and is the team treasurer.

After reviewing the list of requirements below and you feel that you would like to volunteer for this position on your team, please contact your coach and the NRFA Administrator as soon as possible at [email protected]

Immediate Requirements
  • Risk Management Background Check:  Risk Managment
  • Attend Managers Meeting usually scheduled within a week after tryouts
Collection of Team Player's Paperwork
Treasurer Items
Scheduling (Academy managers do not schedule games)
Owner of Team Binder
Other Items

***Academy managers do not do many of these things that Classic Managers do***

For more information on what an Academy manager does or other questions please contact Lynn Parker [email protected] or Jason King [email protected]





The Neuse River Futbol Alliance Board of Directors realizes that the cost of playing competitive youth soccer can be outside the means of some families.  With that in mind, we have created a Scholarship Fund to help assist those families from a financial need base perspective.
The purpose of the Youth Scholarship program is to provide underprivileged or needs-based youth the opportunity to train, develop and play youth soccer in our community. It is intended to serve as a financial assistance program for those applicants and families requiring temporary or permanent assistance.

Scholarships are available for all levels of play offered by the organization and shall cover some percentage of Neuse River FA registration fees.  Please note for those receiving an award it requires a full season or full-year commitment depending upon the age group of the team.

To be considered, candidates must submit a completed application form, along with ALL required information by the appropriate deadlines.

Fall Deadlines:

  • June 30 for Classic play

Spring Deadlines:

  • December 1 for Classic play

To be eligible, candidates must first demonstrate a financial need for assistance, commit to making 75% of all practices and games for the season, as well as commit to volunteering hours of service to the organization.

A committee will review all applications. The review process will include scoring & ranking of each application.

After review, applicants will be notified by mail or e-mail of their acceptance. Notification will occur no later than 30 days from the application deadline.




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Neuse River FA is committed to providing opportunities for our players on the field, off the field and at home.  Players should look for ways to keep their technical skills sharp, grow their tactical knowledge (Soccer IQ) and improve and/or maintain their fitness levels.



Concussion Protocol

Concussions and concussion protocol

A concussion can be difficult to recognize on the field. Most occur without a loss of consciousness or an obvious sign that something is wrong with a player’s brain function. They can occur at any time throughout games or practice, as a blow to the head or body from contact with the ground, the ball or another player. Working with leading physicians for more than a decade, U.S. Soccer created Recognize to Recover resources that will help coaches, players, parents and referees identify the signs and symptoms of concussion and immediately take action with the appropriate treatment.

If you think that your child has sustained a concussion, you might see any or all of the following signs:

When to seek medical attention after receiving a head injury?
What to watch for in the days & weeks after suffering a concussion?
Gradual Return to Physical Activity

ACL Injury Prevention and care

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Pre and Post game nutrition tips


Soccer nutrition tips from the pros!

Soccer players cover an average of 5 to 7 miles during a match. All this sprinting, jogging and changing direction require a lot of energy. As energy levels deplete, the risk of making a bad play increases—30 percent of all goals are scored in the last 15 minutes of matches. It's critical that soccer players make their game-day nutrition a priority, so they'll have the energy to perform their best throughout the entire match.

The nutritional needs of soccer players tend to be higher than most athletes due to the constant motion and requirements of the game. Adequate consumption of all macronutrients—carbs, protein and fat—will help you maintain your performance. It's recommended that over the course of a game day, a soccer player's caloric intake should come from 55-65 percent carbohydrates, 12-15 percent protein and less than 30 percent fat. However, a recent study found that even professional soccer players often fail to hit these marks.

Pre-Game Soccer Nutrition

Soccer players spend a lot of time running up and down the field, and losing fuel in their legs contributes to "hitting the wall" during a game. Fueling properly before a game has multiple benefits:

  • Prevents hypoglycemia and symptoms of light-headedness, fatigue, blurred vision and inability to make good sport-specific decisions.
  • Helps settle the stomach, absorbs gastric juices and prevents you from becoming sluggish before and during exercise.
  • Provides fuel for muscles and liver to obtain stored glycogen, which is used as fuel for the brain.
  • Brings peace of mind knowing you have enough fuel to get through the event.

Good pre-game nutrition should occur early and often. An ideal meal is carbohydrate rich, low-glycemic for a sustained release of energy into the bloodstream, palatable and well tolerated. A pre-game meal routine might look like this:

  • Eat breakfast within the first hour after waking.
  • Have a high-carbohydrate, moderate-protein and low-fat and fiber meal 3 to 4 hours before the game.
  • Eat a snack about an hour before the opening whistle.
Morning Meal
Evening Meal (if your game is at night)
Snack Options (60 minutes beforehand)
Early Morning Game
Mid-Morning Game
Early Afternoon Game
Evening Game
Tournament with Multiple Games
Post-Game Meal

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