Academy Lite Travel Soccer: Ages U8-U19
CASA North Carolina offers a year round competitive youth soccer environment for boys and girls ages U8 to U19. Academy Lite Travel teams train a minimum of twice per week and play games typically on Sundays. Players are selected to their travel team through a formal tryout identification process in May. However, players may schedule a tryout with an existing team anytime throughout the year. Program Highlights:
- Official Affiliate of D.C. United
- Member club of top recognized National, Regional and local leagues
- Proven curriculum focused on player and team development
- Professional licensed coaches with continued in-house coaching education
- Premier Facilities including turf fields with lights and Bermuda fields with lights
Format and Curriculum
The CASA North Carolina Academy Lite is a year round seasonal program with scheduled breaks around public school calendars, holidays, developmental soccer breaks and end of the season play. Our planned breaks are distributed by the club to each team in August.
The program aims to have a minimum of two teams per age group, U8 – U19, for both males and females totaling up to 48 teams. Players will be organized into teams of 11 to 12 players for ages U8-U12 for 8v8 and 9v9 play. Players ages U13-U19 will be organized into teams of 15 to 18 players per team for 11v11 play.
After tryouts conclude and teams are formed, teams will participate in the following:
Fall Season August 1 – November 15 – Two (2) training sessions per week – League Play in USYS National League, or local travel leagues.
Winter Academy January 15 – February 28 * Optional Futsal training program (December – February) (Additional Cost)
Spring March 1 – May 15 Two (2) training sessions per week League Play in USYS National League or local travel leagues.
Tournaments – One (1) State Cup or President’s Cup Entry through North Carolina Youth Soccer Association.
Registration and Fees
All Inclusive Program Cost, Club Membership
|Fees||15-May Deposit||June 15 to January 15|
|Age||Member Deposit||Monthly Payment Plan||Total|
All Inclusive Fees
What Do the Program Costs Include?
|All Inclusive Fees||Non Inclusive Costs – Team and Player Expenses|
|– Governing Organization Fees – Governing Body Player Card – Risk Management and Coaches background checks – League Fees – Club Approved Tournaments – Entry into State Cup or President’s Cup - Coaching Salaries – Turf and Grass Facility Fees – Goalkeeper Training – Coaching Education for Club Coaches – College Guidance Program – Club Website Hosting & Development Fees – Club Operating Expenses (insurance, online registration, additional club overhead) – Staff Salaries – Professional Fees (CPA, Legal, etc.) – Need-based Financial Aid Program||– Uniforms ordered separately through soccer.com. The club operates on a two year cycle. – Coaches travel expenses greater than 150 miles. Per Diem + Hotels to be paid by team – Additional tournaments beyond the included Club Membership tournaments or events|
Academy Uniforms are ordered through Soccer.com. The uniform kit includes:
- Two numbered game jerseys
- One pair of shorts
- Two pair of socks
Uniforms run on a two year cycle and are not included in the program fees. Returning players may wear the same kit from the previous fall or spring season within the same two year cycle. New players will receive an email after tryouts conclude and the player is assigned to a team with instructions once all players have picked (or assigned) their numbers and Soccer.com is ready to accept orders.
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