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RELEASE FOR 10:00am, Friday July 23rd, 2021
PTFC announces official uniform sponsorship with Novant Health
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — On Friday, July 23rd, 2021, Piedmont Triad Football Club (PTFC) announced a new official uniform sponsorship agreement with Novant Health. The two-year deal will run through spring 2023.
As part of the agreement, Novant Health will now serve as the official jersey sponsor for PTFC. All PTFC players will now play with the Novant Health logo proudly displayed on the front of their jerseys. The health care system will also sponsor the recreational uniforms for Piedmont Soccer Association (PSA) and the Kernersville Soccer Association (KSA).
PTFC President Van Hill had this to say about the landmark partnership with Novant Health: “PTFC is excited to partner with Novant Health as our uniform sponsor and we look forward to partnering with them for years to come.”
“We are very excited to partner with such a strong community leader in Piedmont Triad Football Club,” said Matt Schooler, senior director of Novant Health’s Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute for the greater Winston-Salem market. “As an organization, they are committed to training young athletes the right way, and providing them with the skills necessary to be successful on and off the field.”
Novant Health is an industry leader, providing comprehensive and specialized orthopedic and sports medicine care across North Carolina. In the Piedmont Triad, a team of more than 35 specialty trained orthopedic and sports medicine doctors and advanced practice providers offer patients the latest in surgical expertise, technology, and sports performance care.
Novant Health serves as the official sports medicine provider for High Point University athletics and Salem Academy and College student-athletes. The sports medicine team also provides athletic training coverage for numerous middle and high schools across the Triad.
Novant Health also serves as the official sports medicine provider for several professional sports teams, including the Charlotte Hornets (NBA), Charlotte Checkers (AHL), Charlotte Independence (USL), Joe Gibbs Racing, and Chip Ganassi Racing. In the Piedmont Triad, Novant Health also has a strong relationship with the Greensboro Swarm (NBA G League), the Greensboro Grasshoppers (High-A), and the Carolina Thunderbirds (FPHL).
Novant Health’s partnership will ensure that PTFC can continue to provide a premier soccer experience for the Triad’s youth for years to come. Novant Health’s commitment to community families is at the forefront of the partnership as the health care system will help fund PTFC’s Financial Assistant Program.
“This incredibly exciting partnership with Novant Health helps us continue to provide elite youth soccer opportunities in the heart of the Triad,” said Josh Gillon, Director of Club Development. “With a pillar of the community like Novant Health, together we can continue to make a positive impact.
PTFC is the premier soccer-specific club in the Triad. PTFC’s mission is to develop youth in the Piedmont Triad area through the sport of soccer. We ensure that our programs and coaching methods work within the framework of good sportsmanship and individual player development. PTFC is a club comprised of nearly 2,000 athletes operating in the heart of the Triad spanning eight counties across the piedmont.
About Novant Health
Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities, and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Novant Health network consists of more than 2,300 physicians and over 35,000 employees who provide care at nearly 800 locations, including 15 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2021, Novant Health was the highest-ranking healthcare system in North Carolina to be included on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity list. Diversity MBA Magazine has also included Novant Health on its 2020 list of “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.” In 2020, Novant Health provided more than $1.02 billion in community benefits, including financial assistance and services.
For those registered for U6-U18, we will begin with 2 weeks of Group Training (weeks of August 16 and August 23). Towards the end of the 2nd week of group training, you will be contacted by your coach and given your team practice information. Individual team practices will begin the week of August 30th.
When will games begin?
Games will begin the weekend of September 11th.
What about Little Kickers?
Little Kickers will also begin the weekend of September 11th. Our Little Kickers Session runs for 1 hour with half the session having the kids work on skills like dribbling and shooting and the other half playing a game. While we will strive to have the session on Saturday mornings, we may need to shift to a Friday evening or Sunday afternoon at times. There are 7 sessions for Little Kickers.
When does Early Bird Registration end?
Our Early Bird pricing is good until 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 12th. On August 13th, our prices will revert back to our normal pricing. The last day to register for U6-U18 is Monday, August 23rd. Little Kickers registration will end Friday, September 3rd.
I may be interested in coaching, who do I talk to?
We are starting a “Coach the Coach” program. The session will be on Thursday, August 12th from 6-8pm at Ivey Redmon Sports Complex. If interested, email Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the links needed to start the becoming a coach process!
Where are team practices located?
Team practices are located throughout Kernersville at local schools. Once teams are assigned, your coach will reach out and let you know days and times for your practices! Team practices normally start around 6pm and run for about an hour once per week.
How long will the Fall Season run?
Our U6-U18 league plays 8 games. Since we can’t control the weather, some things may get pushed back if we have to cancel. We anticipate our season being wrapped up by mid November at the latest.
When and where is “Group Training”?
Group Training will be the weeks of August 16th and August 23rd at Ivey Redmon Sports Complex (808 Beeson Road, Kernersville)
What age group should my child play?
*Please note* There is a slight overlap between Little Kickers and U6. There are some kids that take to playing well and are ready to have practice once a week and a game on the weekend. There are some with later birthdays and could benefit from just the once a week session that Little Kickers provides. If you have questions on this, feel free to reach out to Lauren at email@example.com and we can talk through what might be best for your family!
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When will the Spring Season start?
We will start having practices in February with games beginning in March. The Spring Season should be wrapped up in mid-May.
What type of gear will my child need to play?
Things you will need to purchase for your child are listed below. I would like to let you know- I have a 20% off coupon at Dick’s Sporting Goods for the weekend of August 20-22 at BOTH the Winston Salem and Greensboro locations.
* Soccer Ball (size 3 for U6/U8; size 4 for U10/U12; size 5 for U15/U18)
* Shin Guards
* Soccer Cleats
* Water Bottle
* Extra pair of soccer socks (optional)
What comes with the uniform I receive when I register?
Uniforms will be handed prior to opening weekend for games.
Little Kickers will receive a Little Kickers T-shirt
U6-18 will received 2 Jerseys (1 home, 1 away), a pair of shorts and a pair of socks
Need a part time job or have a way to stay involved in the great game of soccer!! The registration to become a certified USSF North Carolina Referee is underway. This year the registration is completely online and can be easily accessed by going to www.ncsra.org This website site will give you a step by step process on how to become a certified official. If you have any questions please contact Brandon Marion at TRAassignor@gmail.com We are always looking for new officials in the High Point/Jamestown/Kernersville areas!!