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RailHawks Announce Partnership with Triangle Soccer Development

March 12, 2013 - North American Soccer League (NASL) - North Carolina FC News Release

CARY, NC - The Carolina RailHawks have announced a partnership with Triangle Soccer Development and the Friday Night Soccer training program. Friday Night Soccer is an enjoyable program for adult soccer players who wish to continue their development and love of the game. The training will be held at WRAL Soccer Center for six Friday nights in March, April, and May from 8:15pm to 9:45pm and will be led by RailHawks forward and local product Brian Ackley. The cost of the training program is $65. All Friday Night Soccer participants will receive a complimentary RailHawks ticket as part of their registration. To register for Friday Night Soccer visit http://tsdnc.org/fridaynightsoccer.php.

"Triangle Soccer Development is excited about this opportunity to partner with the RailHawks. We have no doubt that Forward Brian Ackley will provide both an educational and enjoyable experience for our Friday Night Soccer participants," said Bill Dreitzler, President, Triangle Soccer Development, LLC. "This partnership will not only enhance our program, but hopefully help expand the fan base of our very own professional soccer team, the Carolina RailHawks."

Friday Night Soccer curriculum will consist of both technical and tactical performance training. The technical training will focus on improving individual ball skills through emphasis on proper footwork, creativity with the ball, advanced passing and shooting. Tactical performance will be instructed through a series of small sided games and activities that focus on the principles of attack and defense, positional play and combination play all in a fun environment.

"Partnering with Triangle Soccer Development is an important piece in growing soccer in the Triangle and specifically growing adult recreational participation," said RailHawks President Curt Johnson. "Friday Night Soccer is important programming in teaching the game of soccer to adults who want to increase their knowledge of the game and we look forward to hosting them at a RailHawks match during the 2013 NASL Season at the New WakeMed Soccer Park. We also feel this is a fantastic way to grow our fan base."

Triangle Soccer Development, Inc. was established in 2007 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Their primary mission is to provide soccer facilities for the growth and promotion of the sport of soccer. Additionally, Triangle Soccer Development seeks to provide opportunities to all soccer enthusiasts to learn the rules of soccer and develop techniques and skills in the sport through educational programs.

The RailHawks next home match is against Pumas UNAM on March 20th at 7:30pm at the New WakeMed Soccer Park. Individual tickets for the match are available for purchase through Etix.com or by calling the St. Lawrence Homes Box Office at 919-459-8144. Tickets to this special match can also be reserved by purchasing 2013 RailHawks Season Tickets or the 'Pumas 3-Game Pack' including tickets to the March 20th exhibition, April 20th match against Fort Lauderdale Strikers, and August 17th match against the New York Cosmos. For more information on the March 20th Pumas match and RailHawks ticket packages visit www.CarolinaRailHawks.com/pumas or e-mail tickets@CarolinaRailHawks.com.

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