Who We Are
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Phillippians 2:3
Triad Elite Soccer Club, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a small youth soccer club with big dreams. Established 3/10/2010, Triad Elite has grown to a membership of over 225 players, serving players from ages 8 to 18, playing academy up to the highest levels of competitive soccer. As part of its mission, Triad Elite strives to offer the opportunity to play club soccer to anyone who wants to play.
Through its charitable giving and sponsorships, 80% of its players receive some form of financial aid due to their low income status. As a result, Triad Elite has become a real reflection of the demographics of the Triad, melding players of all races and income levels. Our demographics include players from Latin America, India, South America, Europe, and Africa. This is a club model unique to our area—no other soccer club offers the same kinds of opportunities to the same number of low-income youth players.
Currently, Triad Elite leases and maintains three school soccer fields. With so much funding going toward scholarships, field maintenance, and expenses, there is very little funds remaining to expand. None of our training and game venues have lights yet, which makes training in the winter months very difficult. During the winter months, all of the club’s teams meet and train under portable lights donated to the club from State Farm Insurance Cos.
Triad Elite firmly believes that soccer can provide opportunities for players to change the direction of their lives, to see and experience things that they never believed possible. In 2013, Triad Elite’s U16/96 Boys team proved that theory correct, offering its players the opportunity to travel, to meet players from other regions, and to have new and horizon-broadening experiences. That team, comprised of 90% financially aided players, won our NC State Cup, advanced to Regionals in AL, won the Region 3 title, and made it all the way to the National tournament in Auburndale, FL. Generous funding from local foundations and individuals provided the means necessary to accomplish these goals. People who believed that if you earn a reward you should be able to reap the benefits made the otherwise financially impossible trip to Regionals and Nationals possible. But, there are other talented teams at Triad Elite who want the chance to compete, but who can’t afford to even apply to local tournaments, much less afford the costs of travel.
Triad Elite Soccer Club gives every player a chance to excel and play! We have a motto that says “Excellence begins here…Just Play”.