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Key dates this summer for the Pride

The Pride is continuing their summer conditioning and we have seen many players come out so far. If you are interested in playing for the Pride, attending is becoming important so that we can make sure you have roster spot. Here some key dates coming up:

June 25th and 26th will be our final two June practices at Fred Kirby Park in Indian Trail. Once we are done with those two we will have the week of July 4th off and then return to practices on Monday and Tuesday Night from 6:30 to 8:30 but we will move to our normal home practice field at 580A Union West Blvd. Directions are on the front page of this website below. We will follow up with the best way to get there since construction is causing some access issues. Stay Tuned.

I need your registration packets to secure you a spot on the team. If physical is not done or money is not ready yet, I understand, but I need your packets. Please bring to practice. If I don't have them I will have to have them by Monday July 9th for you to continue to participate. If you have any questions email me at frieszb@fnb-corp.com and I will answer them promptly.

Thursday July 26th will be equipment hand out night. More information to follow about that later.

Monday July 30th starts mandatory practices. More to follow on those as we get closer

Friday August 10th at 4pm Pride will have a two quarter scrimmage against Forest Hills at Sun Valley High School. No player will participate in this game without all items required for registration.

Finally please check this website for weather cancellations. We will post any cancellations by 5:30 at the latest. If you don't see a cancellation then practice is on. FOOTBALL IS PLAYED IN THE RAIN!!

 


Carolina Pride Home Practice Field

July 9, 2018 – 06:30 PM

Many have asked where we practice normally and so attached you will find our regular practice home starting Monday July 9th:

Carolina Pride Union West Practice Field

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580A Union West Blvd, Matthews, NC 28104

 

 

June 4, 2018 – 06:30 PM

Pride players:

Summer workouts begin Tomorrow night June 4th at 6:30 to 8:30 at Fred Kirby Park in Indian Trail. If you can, please bring your registration packet with you and payment for season will be accepted. Register packets are online under handouts and we will have some there too. Coach Mallos and staff are excited to kick off the preparation season!!! Every Monday and Tuesday night in June. Go Pride. See you there.


Summary of first team meeting held 4-21-18

The Carolina Pride held it first official team meeting on Saturday the 21st for the upcoming 2018 season. Coach Jim Mallos met several players and parents and we were able to lay out the schedule, provide registration packets and set the groundwork for the new season. The registration packets are now on the website under handouts. Please remember to provide a copy of your birth certificate, photo ID copy and payment for the season with the packets. You may mail them in if you wish to the following address:

Carolina Pride Football

Bryce Friesz

2033 Shenandoah Ave

Charlotte, NC 28205

Or make sure they are with you at the first practice you attend. The practice schedule is listed on the website along with the games as the team calendar for 2018 is now set for the year. Our first voluntary practice will be at Fred Kirby Park in Lake Park(Indian Trail) on Monday June 4th at 6:30pm. Practices in June and July that are scheduled will all be Monday and Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30. More information will come about those as we get closer to the dates. Mandatory practices begin Monday July 30th.

In addition, there is also a workout schedule listed in the handouts if you are looking for individual workouts that you might want to do in preparation for the season.


Who is the Carolina Pride?

Take a listen to our athletic director Bryce Friesz and past head coach Mike Hawks tell you a little bit about who we are as an organization.


Thank You Mike Hawks. Welcome Jim Mallos

April 21, 2018 – 10:00 AM

Dear Carolina Pride Family:

 

I am certain the rumor mill has been wide and strong so I will now clear those items up. Mike Hawks has been a great addition to the Carolina Pride family and the last two years have been nothing but fantastic under his leadership as head coach of the Carolina Pride. However, Mike received a wonderful opportunity to join the coaching staff of the Butler Bulldogs and he will be their new defensive coordinator in the upcoming season. I want to personally thank Mike for his partnership with me, his leadership of this team and the long tireless hours he gave to our organization, the kids that he has coached and all those around the program. He is a coach with a capital "C" and we will miss him but wish him the best at Butler.

With that said, the board of the Carolina Pride has been hard at work in finding a replacement for Mike, and we have done that will the hiring of Jim Mallos. Jim has been a previous coach with the Pride as an offensive coordinator for two years and his son played QB for us several years ago. Jim is very familiar with the organization and we are happy to have hired one of our own back in the fold. Jim has had a chance to run a couple of other smaller football programs in Charlotte and has been coaching football for close to 30 years. We welcome Jim in as head coach and are working hard to get the season started.

We will be having a players/parents meeting on Saturday April 21st at 10am. This will allow you to meet coach Mallos, to get information for the upcoming summer workout plans and the practice schedule starting later this summer. We have 11 games on the upcoming schedule and are excited about the 2018 season. We will have new registration packets available that day and they will also be put on the website after that meeting. A location will be announced as soon as we have that confirmed for the meeting.

Its time to start thinking football... CAROLINA PRIDE FOOTBALL!!! Please pay attention the website, facebook and emails. More information to come soon.

 

GO PRIDE

 

Bryce Friesz  704-575-3956 (FrieszB@fnb-corp.com)

Athletic Director


Pride wins NC State Championship 32-19 over Sandhill Titans

The Carolina Pride travelled to Fayetteville NC Friday night to play the Sandhill Titans in our final game of the year. The game was deemed as the NC Independent State Championship as both teams had played and won against all of the independent teams in the state. The Pride opened a little sluggish and Sandhill was able to complete two long TD passes to take an early 13-0 lead in the first quarter. The Pride finally answered with a TD pass to Von Brown late in the first and it was 13-7. Sandhill again scored in the second quarter and took a 19-7 lead. But that was the last time Sandhill would find points. The Pride defense made the adjustments with some great coaching decisions and it was the both sides of the ball that began to dominate. Von Brown scored again, this time on a 70 yard TD pass. Von would later in the quarter intercept a pass and take it inside the five yard line where Seth Graves found the end zone on a short pass from Nik Gangdahar and the Pride took at 21-19 lead into the half. The second half was dominated by a strong defense with Miles Stanton leading the way for 4 sacks and an offense that moved the ball and scored two more touchdowns to take a 32-19 lead into the fourth quarter. From there Denzell Orr took over running the ball and the clock. The Pride won a hard fought 32-19 game and finished the season winning 4 of their last 5 games in route to a 7-4 campaign. Congrats PRIDE on a great Season!!!! Go to Carolina Pride FB on facebook to view the post game celebration and speech from Coach Hawks!!


Follow Us on Social Media

Follow the Carolina Pride all season long on Social Media.

Facebook: CarolinaPride FB - we will be posting photos, videos, etc,, throughout the season

Instagram: CarolinaPride2017 - live photos and videos on game nights throughout the season from the sideline

Snapchat: Carolina.Pride - live immediate postings each game night from the sideline

Twitter: @carolinaprideFb - scores and updates throughout the game night and season

 

#GO PRIDE... take a moment and follow us NOW!!!!!


Facebook for pictures - Carolina Pride FB

If you have not done so, please go out and add Carolina Pride FB to your likes on facebook. Many JV pictures will be added as well as senior pictures tonight will be posted on the facebook website. Thanks and Go Pride!!!!


Pride Family

October 11, 2016

Dear Pride Family,

I would like to take a minute to speak to you about something other than football. (I know it is hard to believe)  God has called me to serve, teach and coach others my entire life, whether as a Pastor, teacher or coach.  He has called me to help and serve others. I now feel He is directing me to another endeavor that I am truly excited about.  I have recently obtained my real estate license and has started as an independent contractor at Coldwell Bankers in the Arboretum office.  God has now given me the opportunity to serve by helping place people into the home of their dreams.

 

 If you are in need of an agent or know of a friend, family member or an acquaintance that requires assistance please contact me at 704-617-3398 or email me at mike.hawks@cbcarolinas.com.  Please feel free to visit my website coachsellscharlotte.com.  Thank you for all your support this year and please give me an opportunity to return that support by helping you or someone you know or love find the home of their dreams

In Christ,

Coach Hawks


Hudl

August 20, 2016

Last night's game is up on hudl. I had a couple of issues last night but they have been resolved.  Therefore you can go watch the film.  If you do not have a hudl account yet, use my username and password to view the film until we get you set up.  My username is mhawks7733@gmail.com and my password is vinniehank7733.

Enjoy the win!!! See you Monday!!!

Coach Hawks

 


Weather Practice Policy

As is always the case once practice starts, people have questions about weather cancellations. Since the season has yet to official start with games, we also don't know who all will be on the team, so it is hard to send out text blasts or anything like that so the best way we can make sure we have something for you is to update the website if inclement weather is a potential. Football is a sport that can be played in the rain. Thunderstorms however will require the team to suspend or cancel practice and field conditions will also create the issue. The best way we can share information is through the website, so please check that if you have any questions. We will do our best to try and make a decision by 4:30 to 5pm each night, but just because it is raining where you are, don't assume practice is cancelled. Always check the website. If you don't see anything posted, practice is on. It will only be posted if we are cancelling. Thanks. GO PRIDE!!!


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