CASL Soccer

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fantastic Week of Soccer on the Cards!

What a week of soccer we have on our hands! The UEFA Champions League returns to our TV screens and there are a whole host of great games to be seen in the area this weekend. The weather forecast looks beautiful too.

Building Relationships:
As a club we are trying to build relationships between both our older and younger players. We would love to have our CAYA players, teams and families come out and support our older teams this weekend. Please come out to the fields wearing your orange jerseys and cheer on our ECNL ladies or USDA boys as they compete at the highest levels of youth soccer at WRAL this weekend. We plan to have our older players come out and support our CAYA players this fall.

Wednesday, Sept 16th 
UEFA Champions League
2:45pm     Fox Sports 1       Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City     Munich, Germany
2:45pm     Fox Sports 2       Chelsea vs. Schalke                               London, England

Friday, Sept 19th
ACC College Soccer
7:00pm Duke Men vs UNC Chapel Hill   Koskinen Stadium
Saturday, Sept 20th
Elite Clubs National League:
12:00pm   U16  CASL ECNL  vs.   FC Virginia      WRAL Soccer Center Daly Sevens
12:00pm   U13  CASL Jnrs  vs.       FC Virginia      WRAL Soccer Center Powerade
2:00pm     U17  CASL ECNL  vs.   FC Virginia      WRAL Soccer Center Daly Sevens
2:00pm     U15  CASL ECNL  vs.   FC Virginia      WRAL Soccer Center Powerade
4:00pm     U14  CASL ECNL  vs.   FC Virginia      WRAL Soccer Center Daly Sevens
4:00pm     U18  CASL ECNL  vs.   FC Virginia      WRAL Soccer Center Powerade

US Development Academy:
2:00pm   U17/U18    Capital Area Railhawks Academy vs. Carolina Rapids     WRAL Durham Bulls
3:00pm   U13/U14    Capital Area Railhawks Academy vs. Carolina Rapids     WRAL Durham Bulls
4:30pm   U15/U16    Capital Area Railhawks Academy vs. Carolina Rapids     WRAL Durham Bulls

7:30pm      Carolina RailHawks vs. New York Cosmos       WakeMed Soccer Park

Sat., Sept. 207:45 a.m.Queens Park RangersStoke CityNBCSN
Sat., Sept. 2010 a.m.Aston VillaArsenalTBD, mun2
Sat., Sept. 2010 a.m.TottenhamWest BromTBD
Sat., Sept. 2010 a.m.Swansea CitySouthamptonTBD
Sat., Sept. 2010 a.m.NewcastleHull CityTBD
Sat., Sept. 2010 a.m.BurnleySunderlandTBD
Sat., Sept. 2012:30 p.m.West HamLiverpoolNBC, mun2

5:00pm    NBC Sports     Portland Timbers vs Vancouver
7:30pm    NBC Sports     New York Red Bulls vs Seattle Sounders

Sunday, Sept 21st
Elite Clubs National League:
9:00am     CASL ECNL U16 vs. McLean Youth Soccer    WRAL Soccer Center Daly Sevens
9:00am     CASL ECNL U15 vs. McLean Youth Soccer    WRAL Soccer Center Powerade
11:00am   CASL ECNL U17 vs. McLean Youth Soccer    WRAL Soccer Center Daly Sevens
11:00am   CASL ECNL U18 vs. McLean Youth Soccer    WRAL Soccer Center Powerade
1:00pm     CASL ECNL U14 vs. McLean Youth Soccer    WRAL Soccer Center Daly Sevens

1:00pm     CASL Jnrs U13 vs. McLean Youth Soccer   WRAL Soccer Center Powerade

Sun., Sept. 218:30 a.m.Leicester CityMan UnitedCNBC
Sun., Sept. 2111 a.m.Man CityChelseaNBCSN, Telemundo
Sun., Sept. 2111 a.m.EvertonCrystal PalaceExtra Time

The game at this age is a lot about fun and as coaches we are focused on player development. As parents I am sure you hear all the time about how this was fun, that wasn't fun, etc. and you are constantly trying to keep them entertained and pursuing something they enjoy. The following article is a great little read on the ups and downs that your child may experience while playing sports.

The real meaning of "I'm not having fun anymore"


The CAYA Staff

Friday, September 12, 2014

CAYA Update 9/12

I hope this email finds you well. We are due some wet weather over the next few days so please be checking your email and be sure to check the website or weather hotline before heading to the fields.

All families should have received the CAYA program PowerPoint and read through it, if not please reach out to your coach or team manager. One of the key things within the information delivered were the guidelines for parent sideline behavior. It is important that we are all reading from the same hymn sheet and doing all we can to lead by example for these young boys and girls. In doing so the environment we create will be one that will allow the players to express themselves and enjoy the game to its fullest.

It is a players game and we want them to PLAY and make their own decisions in the game. With that said we also do not expect it to be like a library. We want you, as proud parents to support and encourage your child and their teammates, especially when good soccer takes place. For instance, the team connects passes out of pressure and builds a good attack, your goalie makes an amazing save, an individual shows a bit of magic on the ball and beats two players before passing to a teammate. These are all things as coaches we love to see from our players and your appreciation and recognition for such occurrences will only help encourage our players further. Things we want to stay away from are yelling verbs like "GO!", "Shoot!", "PASS". This is coaching and directing play. It only serves to confuse players and often leads to the individual panicking and making an incorrect decision. We would prefer that the support or encouragement given comes after the play and once the players have made their decision, whether good or bad. Other things we need to avoid are applauding yellow cards. These kids are 8-10 years old and we should NOT be celebrating a young person being reprimanded. 

We hope this provides a better idea of how we can create the best possible environment for the players to develop and more importantly ENJOY the beautiful game!

 Here is a great little article on how we can show mental toughness relating to the game

Top College Soccer this weekend:

Fri,  Sept 12  7:00pm   UNC(Men) v Pittsburgh (also being shown on ESPN3)
Sun. Sept 14  1:00pm   Duke(Women) v LSU

MLS Soccer on TV
The regular season is nearing completion and the following two games have big playoff implications:
Fri, Sept 12   10:30pm. Seattle vs Real Salt Lake on NBC Sports
Sat, Sept 13    3:00pm   Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls on NBC Sports

EPL TV Schedule
Sat., Sept. 137:45 a.m.ArsenalMan CityNBCSN, mun2
Sat., Sept. 1310 a.m.ChelseaSwansea CityTBD
Sat., Sept. 1310 a.m.West BromEvertonTBD
Sat., Sept. 1310 a.m.SunderlandTottenhamTBD
Sat., Sept. 1310 a.m.SouthamptonNewcastleTBD
Sat., Sept. 1310 a.m.Crystal PalaceBurnleyTBD
Sat., Sept. 1310 a.m.Stoke CityLeicester CityTBD
Sat., Sept. 1312:30 p.m.LiverpoolAston VillaNBC, mun2
Sun., Sept. 1411 a.m.Man UnitedQueens Park RangersNBCSN, Telemundo
Mon., Sept. 153 p.m.Hull CityWest HamNBCSN

*The pick of the games this weekend has to be Arsenal vs Manchester City. However, there is also the top of the table clash between title favorites Chelsea and surprise package Swansea City. At the other end of the spectrum Crystal Palace entertain Burnley. As both teams go in search of their first win of the season that will hopefully propel them up the table and out of the bottom 3.

Thank you for your support of the CAYA program and as always if you have any questions please get in touch with your regional director. 

The CAYA Staff