CASL Soccer

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 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

Friday, August 15, 2014


Looking Ahead to the weekend.. We wrap up CAYA pre-season training this weekend before we get into the regular fall schedule next week.

Plan for Saturday (Regional Training): 

CAYA North Boys & Girls @ WRAL SportsClips & Gladwell Orthodontics
U9's       9:00-10:30am
U10's     10:30-12:00pm

CAYA South Boys & Girls @ Green Hope ES
U9's       5:30-700pm
U10's     7:00-8:30pm

Plan for Sunday @ Green Hope ES (2750 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary)
On Sunday afternoon each CAYA team will play two 30 minute scrimmages against other teams within CAYA. Please plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to your first game and wear normal training attire. These games will be as much for the players to get to know their coach as it will be for the coaches to get to know the players. Please try to enjoy the nice weather and the opportunity to watch your son/daughter do something they love.

TimeField 1Field 2
1:00U10G CAYA Black NorthU10G CAYA Red NorthU09G CAYA Gray NorthU09G CAYA White North
1:35U10G CAYA Red NorthU10G CAYA Red SouthU09G CAYA Black NorthU09G CAYA White North
2:10U10G CAYA Red SouthU10G CAYA Black SouthU09G CAYA Black NorthU09G CAYA Red North
2:45U10G CAYA Black NorthU10G CAYA White NorthU09G CAYA Gray NorthU09G CAYA Black South
3:20U10G CAYA Gray NorthU10G CAYA White NorthU09G CAYA Red NorthU09G CAYA Red South
3:55U10G CAYA Gray NorthU10G CAYA Black SouthU09G CAYA Red SouthU09G CAYA Black South
4:30U09B CAYA Red NorthU09B CAYA Red South  
5:05U09B CAYA Red SouthU09B CAYA Black North  
5:40U09B CAYA Black NorthU09B CAYA Black South  
6:15U09B CAYA Red NorthU09B CAYA Black South  
TimeField 3Field 4
1:00U08B CAYA Red NorthU08B CAYA Black NorthU10B CAYA Red NorthU10B CAYA Red South
1:35U09B CAYA Orange NorthU08B CAYA Black NorthU10B CAYA Red NorthU10B CAYA Black South
2:10U08B CAYA Red NorthU09B CAYA Gray SouthU10B CAYA Black NorthU10B CAYA Red South
2:45U09B CAYA Orange NorthU09B CAYA Gray SouthU10B CAYA Black NorthU10B CAYA Black South
3:20U09B CAYA White NorthU09B CAYA White SouthU10B CAYA White NorthU10B CAYA Del Sol
3:55U09B CAYA Silver NorthU09B CAYA White NorthU10B CAYA White SouthU10B CAYA Del Sol
4:30U09B CAYA Gray NorthU09B CAYA Silver NorthU10B CAYA White NorthU10B CAYA Gray North
5:05U09B CAYA Gray NorthU09B CAYA White SouthU10B CAYA White SouthU10B CAYA Silver North
5:40  U10B CAYA Silver NorthU10B CAYA Gray North

U10 Players Needed!
On Saturday evening CASL will be holding a Kickoff Event at WakeMed Soccer Park (201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary) for the Challenge and Recreation programs within the club. As part of the event a few of the coaches and I will be running a few sessions and we are in need of 16 players. We would like to offer this out to any U10 boy or girl. We would need them to be at WakeMed from 4:00-5:30pm. Please use this link to sign up: CASL Kickoff Event - Players Needed!!!

EPL Kicks Off Saturday
On one final note. As an  Englishman I may be biased but I strongly believe the English Premier League is the best domestic soccer league in the world. It is the most watched league and in my opinion the most entertaining, It may not be the prettiest at times. It may not have the most technical players. It may not have many British players (probably a good thing). BUT it is certainly exciting!!!

Here is the TV schedule for this weekend:

DateTime (ET)HomeAwayNetwork
Sat., Aug. 167:45 a.m.Man UnitedSwansea CityNBCSN, mun2
Sat., Aug. 1610 a.m.Leicester CityEvertonTBD
Sat., Aug. 1610 a.m.West HamTottenhamTBD
Sat., Aug. 1610 a.m.Stoke CityAston VillaTBD
Sat., Aug. 1610 a.m.Queens Park RangersHull CityTBD
Sat., Aug. 1610 a.m.West BromSunderlandTBD
Sat., Aug. 1612:30 p.m.ArsenalCrystal PalaceNBC, mun2
Sun., Aug. 178:30 a.m.LiverpoolSouthamptonNBCSN
Sun., Aug. 1711 a.m.NewcastleMan CityNBCSN, Telemundo
Mon., Aug. 183 p.m.BurnleyChelseaNBCSN, mun2

Don't have a team? Then get one. I myself have adopted the following american teams for various reasons:
Buffalo Bills (NFL)
Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Boston Red Sox (MLB)
Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Portland Timbers (MLS)

I would encourage you to do a better job selecting a team than I did. Especially, if it is glory you seek..However, the main reason for me sharing this info with you is to try and help further your child's passion for the game and also increase their soccer IQ. Watching the game at the highest levels is a great tool for learning and if you can get involved in the EPL as parents then it will certainly help and lead to some interesting discussions in your household.

Some useful quick links:
Parents - Which English premier league team should you support?
How to pick a Premier League Club, the facts, the fiction and a comparable US sports teams
Picking the most exciting player to watch from each premier league team

CAYA Staff