CASL Soccer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CAYA Spring Registration Open

I hope everyone is drying out following the wet week we have had. Every player should have received mid-season feedback reports from their coaches by the end of this week. We hope this provides a clear focus for your player as they work on their game both in practice and at home. 

We are finalizing plans for the CAYA Cup on Saturday, Nov 1. The directors are putting a lot of effort into trying to create an exciting format for everyone involved. We will have some info out very soon in order to help us finalize things on our end and also allow you to better plan your weekend. Keep an eye out for an email between now and early next week at the latest.

It’s now that time of year to get registered for the spring 2015 CAYA season. 

Please note the following information before clicking on the registration link below:
  • Deadline to register for Spring 2015 is Nov 26, 2014.
  • Only players who were on a CAYA division roster for Fall 2014 may register at this time.
  • CAYA familiess who want to continue with CAYA as the program option and proceed with registration. 
  • If a player is not recognized please contact for help. 
  • Payment options will include credit card, e-check and mail check until the deadline of Nov 26
  • Players may not train with CAYA once the deadline of Nov 26, 2014 has passed until payment is received at the CASL office.
  • The registration fee for returning U9 CAYA players for Spring 2015 is $175
  • The registration fee for returning U10 CAYA players for Spring 2015 is $175.
As you all may have heard, CASL’s Fall Raffle Fundraiser is underway. All funds raised help us grow the game through financial aid, soccer outreach, coaching education, and field/facility improvements. Funds will be earmarked to support these four initiatives. We encourage all CAYA players to strive and sell two (2) tickets each. You can send out this raffle ticket link to your extended family and friends to ask for their support. All raffle tickets are sold securely online. We have many great prizes included a grand prize choice trip to Disney World, Jamaica, or New York. For a full list of prizes click here.

Important Links:
If you have any questions, please reach out to

Soccer this weekend around the area and on TV:

Some great soccer action this weekend, whether it be local ACC rivalries, a must win game for the Railhawks, MLS crunch games leading into the playoffs or the return of the EPL after the international break. There is something for everyone and if you are not sure about why some of these games are important do a little research and share this with your child. It is always cool to become more connected with the game and what it means.

Often wondered why I share this lengthy game schedule of great soccer options available around the area and in the comfort of your own living room then please CLICK HERE

Fri, Oct 17      ACC   NC State Men vs UNC                                    6:00pm      
                       ACC  Duke Men vs Notre Dame                                8:00pm
                       MLS  Porland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake                  10:00pm     NBCSN
Sat, Oct 18     NASL Railhawks vs Fort Lauderdale Strikers            7:30pm
                       MLS  Colorado Rapids vs FC Dallas                         3:00pm      NBCSN          Sun, Oct 19    ACC  Duke Women vs UNC                                      3:30pm
                       MLS LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders                         8:15pm       ESPN2

Sat., Oct. 187:45 a.m.Man CityTottenhamNBCSN, mun2
Sat., Oct. 1810 a.m.Crystal PalaceChelseaTBD, mun2
Sat., Oct. 1810 a.m.ArsenalHull CityTBD
Sat., Oct. 1810 a.m.EvertonAston VillaTBD
Sat., Oct. 1810 a.m.NewcastleLeicester CityTBD
Sat., Oct. 1810 a.m.SouthamptonSunderlandTBD
Sat., Oct. 1810 a.m.BurnleyWest HamTBD
Sun., Oct. 198:30 a.m.Queens Park RangersLiverpoolNBCSN, mun2
Sun., Oct. 1911 a.m.Stoke CitySwansea CityNBCSN
Mon., Oct. 203 p.m.West BromMan UnitedNBCSN, mun2

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

9/30 Update

As coaches and parents, I think we all recognize that the childhood freedom we enjoyed as kids is certainly not the same for today's children. With the increased need for parent supervision due to obvious dangers and threats to young people today, the opportunity for kids to just PLAY has almost entirely disappeared. Nowadays we are too quick as adults to organize and coach them as opposed to letting them just play. Click HERE to read a great little article on the benefits of why young athletes excel with backyard play.

As always we try to share with you the upcoming live games in the area and on TV as it is a key part in a players development. Another good way to catch the key moments/highlights of top level soccer is to surf the internet. Here are some great links to some top action from the last 3-4 days.

  1. Barcelona were back to their scintillating best as they put 6 past Granada. Click HERE to see highlights of the game. 
  2. Last nights Champions League games contained a few cracking match ups. Click HERE to view the highlights of all 8 games
  3. BBC Match of the Day - EPL Highlights from Week 6

Looking ahead to this week:

The champions league returns this week for the second round of games. There is also a feast of action locally with lots of college games going on. The MLS season is nearing completion with some key games this week. Then to cap it all off there are some big EPL games on Sunday with Man Utd taking on Everton and Chelsea playing Arsenal to name just a few.

UEFA Champions League
Wed, 10/1      2:45pm     Atletico Madrid (Spain) vs Juventus (Italy)          ESPN2
                       2:45pm     Basel (Switzerland) vs Liverpool (England)         Fox Sports 2
                       2:45pm     Arsenal (England) vs Galatasaray (Turkey)          Fox Sports 1
Fri, 10/3     4:00pm     UNC Women vs VA Tech
                   7:00pm     UNC Men vs Clemson
                   7:00pm     NC State Men vs Louisville
Sat, 10/4     7:00pm     Duke Women vs Louisville
                   7:00pm     NC State Women vs Pittsburgh
Thu, 10/2   8:00pm     Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire       ESPN2
Fri, 10/3     8:00pm     DC United vs Sporting KC                     NBCSN
Sat, 10/4    6:00pm     NY Red Bulls vs Houston Dynamo        NBCSN
                 11:00pm    San Jose vs Portland Timbers                 NBCSN
Sat., Oct. 410 a.m.LiverpoolWest BromTBD, mun2
Sat., Oct. 410 a.m.Swansea CityNewcastleTBD
Sat., Oct. 410 a.m.Hull CityCrystal PalaceTBD
Sat., Oct. 410 a.m.Leicester CityBurnleyTBD
Sat., Oct. 410 a.m.SunderlandStoke CityTBD
Sat., Oct. 412:30 p.m.Aston VillaMan CityNBC, mun2
Sun., Oct. 57 a.m.Man UnitedEvertonNBCSN, mun2
Sun., Oct. 59:05 a.m.ChelseaArsenalNBCSN, Telemundo
Sun., Oct. 59:05 a.m.TottenhamSouthamptonTBD
Sun., Oct. 511:15 a.m.West HamQueens Park RangersNBCSN

Remembering Laura
If you have not already bought a Laura Yost t-shirt please consider doing so. The CASL family continues to try and provide support and with 100% of the money for the shirts going directly to the Yost family it is a great cause. Please click HERE to show your support.

The CAYA Staff