• Fall Recreation League
      Welcome to the Fall Recreation League!  Use the TEAMS/SCHEDULES tab above to access your schedules and standings, or download the SincSports app on your iOS or ANDROID device!
       
      The Capital Area Soccer League, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) which operates in Wake County to provide youth soccer opportunities at multiple skill levels.  CASL is funded by registration fees, sponsorships and charitable donations.  CASL is a member of the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) which is a member of United States Youth Soccer.  With that membership comes rules and operating requirements which CASL must follow.
      One such operating requirement is playing Age Groups.  Teams are formed based on the birth date of the participant.  August 1 through July 31 is a playing age group.  As an example, CASL’s youngest age group is Under 5.  That means to play as an Under 5, your child must become five years old in the range of August 1 through July 31.   
      Recreation
      This division does not require any prior experience and contains age groups from Under 5 through U 19 (High School).  Recreation coaches are volunteers and usually parents of players.  Costs, game format, ball size by age group can be found under the Recreation tab.  There are two seasons to a playing year, Fall and Spring.  Each season requires re-registration.  The Fall season generally begins with two weeks of practices in late August for U 7 and above age groups.  The Fall games will usually begin the weekend before Labor Day and there are 8 games to the season.  The Spring season practices will usually begin in mid-February with games beginning in late February or early March and there are 8 games to the season.  Registration for a new player or re-registration for veteran players (played the last season with CASL), begins near the end of the prior season.  For example, Fall registration begins generally around mid-April.  Those players registered between mid-April and the first part of June are guaranteed placement on a team.  If you register after the guaranteed placement deadline you are not guaranteed placement.  We will, however, make every effort to place your child and we generally place all except those who register just before the season begins.  NCYSA does not allow teams to be stacked.  One of the methods CASL uses to comply with this requirement is to assign players to the same team who live near one another.  As a further method to comply with state team formation requirements, we do not allow players to request a specific team.  From Under 5 through Fall of Under 10, teams play games in their region of the county such as Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary/Apex, or Garner.  Beginning with the Spring of Under 10, teams are guaranteed four home games but the other four could be in another region.  For example, a Cary team may have up to half their games outside of the Cary/Apex area such as Raleigh, Wake Forest, or Garner.  Team scheduling is grouped to the extent possible to provide for competitive matches.
       
      ·         U5 - U6 teams play only one day a week usually Saturdays unless a rain make up moves a play day to Sunday.  The playing format is 3V3.
       
      ·         U7 - U8 have one practice a week and the primary game day is Saturday. Occasionally there are Sunday afternoon games.  Playing format is 4V4. .
       
      ·         U9 - U10 have one practice a week and the primary game day is Saturday.  Occasionally there are Sunday afternoon games.  Playing format is 6V6. 

      ·         U 11-U 12 have one practice a week and the primary game day is Saturday. Occasionally there are Sunday afternoon games. Playing format is 8V8. 

      ·         Under 13 and Under 14 have one practice a week and the primary game day is Saturday.  Occasionally there are Sunday afternoon games.  Playing format is 11V11.

      ·         Under 15 through Under 19 practice once a week with the primary game day of Sunday with occasional Saturday games.  Playing format is 11V11. 
       
       
       
    • Contact Us
      CASL  Weather Hotline: 919-248-9516
       
      Recreation Scheduling Questions
      Vicki Rohde
      recscheduler@caslnc.com
      Recreation Program Questions
      Wake Forest
      Brett Malone
      brett.malone@caslnc.com
      Cary/Garner
      David Rodriguez
      david.rodriguez@caslnc.com
      Raleigh
      Lorraine Qualle
      lorraine.qualle@caslnc.com
       
      Director Of Recreation
      Brett Malone
      brett.malone@caslnc.com
       
       
    • 2015 Fall Important Dates
      Week of August 17: Practice begins
      August 29-30:  Games begin (weather permitting)
      September 5-6: No games (Labor Day weekend)
      October 10-11: Potential double play
      October 24-25: Last weekend
      October 31 Weekend: Rain make up dates
    • CASL Soccer
      For more information please visit the CASL Website: www.CASLnc.com
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    • Youth Soccer Coach
      By Mike Berticelli

      You donate your time for the good of our youth,
      But you scream and you yell and are often uncouth.
      The ref is just twelve and still learning the game,
      But you call him a jerk and say he's not sane.
      The parents are screaming and follow your lead,
      As you sprint up the sideline at uncontrollable speed.
      You jump as you yell, "Pass, pass the ball!"
      You turn red as you bellow, Ref, make the damn call!"
      "You're the left back now, get in your position,
      If you don't, we might lose and ruin our tradition!"
      Positions are needed so we look like a team,
      Cause they're miniature pros, or so it does seem.
      The fullback is bored, he picks at his nose,
      While the others run wild and kick with their toes.
      You scream for a goal, no matter how it goes in,
      The skill doesn't matter, just as long as we win!
      The parents go crazy as the ball nears the goal,
      Their advice and instructions will soon take their toll.
      You see, Junior feels pressure, he's not having much fun,
      We tell him to pass, when to shoot and to run.
      He came here to play and to use his own mind,
      Cause soccer's the most creative game that you'll find.
      Imagination is needed on the part of each child,
      Solving problems on the field is what makes them go wild.
      A week of long practice, while just standing in line,
      Waiting to shoot, using one ball at a time.
      This just doesn't cut it, and for some it's too late.
      Make your practices fun, don't be the coach that they hate.
      They come to "play" soccer, not to "work" at the game,
      Their excitement is something we don't want to tame.
      Maradona has moves that are beyond comprehension,
      No coach taught those moves while threatening detention!
      He learned from his friends and tried copying others,
      While playing in games, without coaches or mothers.
      Soccer is different, not like baseball at all.
      We don't need positions, just give them the ball.
      They first must learn skill, it's the meat of the game.
      If they can't dribble or shoot, then who should we blame?
      Skill must be learned through repeated trials.
      If motivation is present, you will see them run miles.
      Fun games are the answer to encourage repetition.
      They laugh and they scream and enjoy competition.
      Without the skill to dribble past an opponent at will,
      Your players will win, but their growth will stand still.
      I dream of the day when the parents just cheer
      And losing the game doesn't bring out a tear.
      When practice is fun, not dull and so boring,
      And playing the game means more than just scoring.
      I know you mean well and you donate your time,
      But bury your ego and try something sublime.
      Call all the parents and ask for their aid,
      You're teaching their kids and not getting paid.
      Your goal's to develop a youngster with skill,
      Not a team that must win or some fancy new drill!
      You see, players are not judged by their wins and their losses,
      Instead they are judged by their shots, heads and crosses!
      Scholarships are given to players with great names,
      Not those on youth teams who never lost games.
      A pro player gets paid 'cause his skills are real fine,
      Not because his team never lost when he was just nine.
      It's time to bring soccer to new heights in this nation,
      The future's in players, not a coaching citation.
      Let's start to say "dribble" and stop yelling "pass!"
      You'll then see our players go to the head of the class.
      I hope you're concerned, but not really offended,
      It's the need for more skill that I have defended.
      You're giving your all, from the good of the heart,
      Why not make sure the kids get the right start?
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