CASL Soccer

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CAYA Update - 8/27

I hope this post finds you well.

Note: There will be no CAYA or CASL Training on Monday, September 1st in accordance with Labor Day

NC Champions League Schedule
Apologies for the delay in getting this to you. We had hoped to get this out much sooner but a group pulled out at the last minute due to some problems on their end. We have managed to work the schedule so that each team is slated to have nine games this fall (weather permitting). We hope that by holding off until now to get the link to you that there will be very minimal changes, if any at all. Thank you for your patience during this period!

U10-U11 NCYSA Academy Schedule 
Four U10 boys and Two U10 girls CAYA teams will play in the NCYSA Academy this fall.

CAYA Gift Cards - returning players to CAYA this year will receive a $70 gift card this Thursday at practice. Your regional directors will communicate how and where to pick them up.

CAYA Cup to be played on Saturday, November 1st at WRAL. More info to come.

EPL Weekend TV Schedule:
Long weekend with no CAYA games coming up. Fear not there is a full schedule of EPL games coming up. Pick of the games this weekend have to be:
  1. Burnley vs Manchester Utd - Will the red devils horrible run continue? They have picked up 1 point from the first two EPL games and then getting trounced 4-0 in the league cup midweek by a team two divisions below them. 
  2. Everton vs Chelsea - Everton served up a great game at home to Arsenal last weekend and will provide the first real test for one of this year's favorites for the title. 
  3. Tottenham vs Liverpool - 2 teams sure to be challenging for the top four. With Liverpool having lost on Monday to Manchester City and Tottenham winning both their games this year, this game will provide lots of excitement, especially with Super Mario Balotelli in line to make his debut for the Reds.
Sat., Aug. 307:45 a.m.BurnleyManchester UnitedNBCSN
Sat., Aug. 3010 a.m.Manchester CityStoke CityTBD, mun2
Sat., Aug. 3010 a.m.West HamSouthamptonTBD
Sat., Aug. 3010 a.m.Aston VillaHull CityTBD
Sat., Aug. 3010 a.m.NewcastleCrystal PalaceTBD
Sat., Aug. 3010 a.m.Swansea CityWest BromTBD
Sat., Aug. 3010 a.m.Queens Park RangersSunderlandTBD
Sat., Aug. 3012:30 p.m.EvertonChelseaNBC, mun2
Sun., Aug 318:30 a.m.TottenhamLiverpoolNBCSN, mun2
Sun., Aug 3111 a.m.Leicester CityArsenalNBCSN, Telemundo

Enjoy the long weekend folks and we will follow up next week with key information before we kickoff the opening weekend's games.


The CAYA Staff

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weekend Recap and Other Info

Weekend Recap:
We hope the players enjoyed the opportunity to scrimmage last weekend. As coaches the games were very valuable in gauging the level of our players/team and also enabling us to better get to know the players. It was incredibly hot so thanks to everyone for ensuring the players were well hydrated and ready for action. 

Top 10 nutrition Tips for Kids Playing Sports
For those of you whose child struggled in the heat or anyone looking to ensure there child is given the best chance of performing to their maximum please click the link above.The article lists 10 great tips on how to help ensure your child remains healthy first and foremost but also how to fuel them up effectively for sports. Please take a few moments to read!

Reminder: Our normal fall training schedule is now underway (Monday's & Thursday's). Please be sure to check the CASL weather hotline before leaving for the fields each evening as their always seems to be a chance of storms. 

*Please note there will be NO TRAINING on Monday, September 1st in accordance with Labor Day*

Schedule Update:
We plan to have schedules for both NCYSA and NCCL schedules confirmed and out to everyone by Friday of this week. We thank you for your patience and will plan to forward the links along once everything is set. 

CAYA Gift Cards - I am delighted to announce that ALL returning CAYA players will be given a $70 gift card to soccer.com. With CAYA being in its second year CASL have made the decision to reward those families returning to the program. The cards have just arrived and we hope to have them available for collection next week. Your regional director will arrange the best way to get cards to whom this applies. 
*Please note if your son/daughter receives financial aid they will not qualify to receive a gift card*

EPL Weekend TV Schedule

No CAYA games or training for the next 2 weekends. Enjoy the opportunity to take in a game or two and help further your son or daughters understanding. Even if you are not a soccer expert or you are learning the game yourself. Try and do it together. Find a team, learn about their history and traditions and root them on. If you are still looking for a team, see last week's posting. The pick of this weekend's games for me would be Everton v Arsenal on Saturday afternoon and even better the Monday afternoon game between last year's champions, Manchester City and the mighty Liverpool.

Sat., Aug. 23      7:45 a.m.     Aston Villa v Newcastle                      NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 23      10 a.m.        Chelsea v Leicester City                      TBD, mun2
Sat., Aug. 23      10 a.m.        Crystal Palace v West Ham                 TBD
Sat., Aug. 23      10 a.m.        Southampton v West Brom                  TBD
Sat., Aug. 23      10 a.m.        Swansea City v Burnley                       TBD
Sat., Aug. 23      12:30 p.m.   Everton v Arsenal                                NBC, mun2
Sun., Aug. 24      8:30 a.m.    Tottenham v Queens Park Rangers       CNBC
Sun., Aug. 24      8:30 a.m.    Hull City v Stoke City                          Extra Time
Sun., Aug. 24      11 a.m.       Sunderland v Manchester United         NBCSN, Telemundo
Mon., Aug 25      3 p.m.        Man City v Liverpool                          NBCSN, mun2

If you have any questions please contact your regional director,

The CAYA Staff