CASL joins national coaches association

CorrespondentSeptember 23, 2011 

The Capital Area Soccer League recently became the first club in the country to accept membership in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America

Based in Kansas City, Kan., the NSCAA is the largest soccer coaches' organization in the world. It includes more than 30,000 members who coach boys and girls of all levels.

As a member, CASL will receive discounted individual memberships for its more than 200 coaches.

Other benefits include discounted registrations for teams in NSCAA college showcase events, continuing education vouchers for coaches, and group registration for the organization's national convention each year.

CASL joins at the platinum level, based on the large number of coaches in the league.

"We are proud to announce CASL as the inaugural club in our member club program," said NSCAA CEO and executive director Joe Cummings.

"CASL is one of the most respected leagues in the country. We are excited about this new relationship and look forward to implementing some of the many benefits for both organizations."

Clubs that join NSCAA will receive a $100 discount off their registration fees to the CASL visitraleigh.com National Soccer Series tournaments held annually in November and December.

Greensboro United Labor Day Shootout

Triangle-based classic teams had a strong showing in Greensboro United's annual Labor Day weekend tournament.

Area teams who brought home Shootout titles include, by division:

U11 girls, platinum division, CASL '00 Elite Black (2-1 over CASL '00 Elite White)

U12 girls, gold division, CASL '99 Premier White

U13 girls, silver division, Triangle Futbol Club '98 Green

U14 girls, gold division, TFC '97 Navy

U15 girls, gold division, CASL '96 Spartan Premier

U13 boys, gold division, TFC '98 Navy (4-3 over CASL '98 Chelsea Juniors)

U13 boys, silver division, Triangle United '98 Silver

U14 boys, gold division, CASL '97 United Black (4-0 over TUSA '97 Silver)

CASL Fair Play Tournament

Champions were crowned in 10 boys' and girls' age divisions in this Labor Day weekend tournament.

The girls' division champions were: the Aztec (U10); the CASL Premier Black Ladies (U11); the CASL Rockets (U12); the Wake Forest United Blue (U14); Triangle United Silver (U16 First Division); the CASL Hurricanes (U16 Second Division) and the HCSA Avalanche G (U18).

The boys' division champions included: the CASL Titans (U10); the PISA Canes (U11) and the GC United (U12).

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