What is Challenge Soccer?

This division is a competitive playing level and without prior playing experience making a Challenge team is less likely.  Tryout out participants may obtain their prior playing experience outside of CASL.  Teams begin at Under 10 and go through Under 18 (High School).  Coaches are volunteers but a coaching license is required.  New players must attend a tryout and, if selected as meeting the necessary playing level, are drafted onto a team.  Once on a team, performance must continue to meet playing level requirements but players do not have to re-tryout each year.  Tryouts for Under 10 through Under 14 Boys and Girls are generally conducted in early June for Fall teams.  Tryouts for Under 15-18 Girls are also conducted in early June.  Under 15-18 Boys tryouts are not conducted until December.  Under 15-18 Challenge teams for boys and girls are dormant when High School teams play.  For example, boys High School teams play in the Fall.  Challenge Under 15-18 boys teams play in the Spring and are dormant in the Fall.

The Fall season generally begins with two weeks of practices in late August.  The Fall games will usually begin the weekend before Labor Day and there are 8 games to the season.  Challenge teams will attend one or more away tournaments during the playing season and their games for that weekend are moved to another weekend.  Returning players will re-register for the spring season.  Spring practices begin in February and games usually begin in late February or early March.

  • U10 have two practices a week and the primary game day is on Sunday.  There are some Saturday games.  Playing format is 6V6.
  • U11 and U12 have two practices a week and the primary game day is Sunday.  There are some Saturday games.  Playing format is 8V8.
  • U13 and U14 have two practices a week and the primary game day is Sunday.  There are some Saturday games.  Playing format is 11V11.
  • U15 through U 8 have one practice a week and the primary game day is Sunday.  There are some Saturday games.  Playing format is 11V11.

Fall 2014 Birthdate and Fee Chart