Community Outreach Program
CASL is commited to help and support the community that has been our home for nearly 40 years. Part of CASL's mission is to be a community partner in improving the quality of life in Wake County. One way CASL fulfills this mission is through the Community Outreach Program. Through this program, CASL offers a variety of opportunities for underserved populations to play the game of soccer in a safe, structured environment and to experience the physical and mental health benefits that participating in youth sport can provide. CASL will serve approximately 500 youth in the Community Outreach Program each season through these initiatives.
Volunteer with CASL's Community Outreach Program - click here for more information or contact Martin Rodriguez-Arispe to sign-up to volunteer. You can earn your school community service requirement hours or give back individually or as a team.
HEART is open to youth (ages 7-18) with intellectual disabilities. Participating in HEART gets your child engaged in physical activity and allows them to be social with other youth. HEART players will have the opportunity to participate in six clinics during the Fall 2013 season at no cost to their families. These one-hour clinics will be held from 9:30-10:30 am on select Saturdays at Davis Drive Park in Cary. No soccer experience or equipment is necessary to sign-up for HEART. To sign your child up, please e-mail CASL's community outreach coordinator, Martin Rodriguez-Arispe.
Download the HEART flyer HERE!
Fall 2013 Dates: August 10; August 24; September 7; September 21; October 5; October 19
Community Soccer Clinics
CASL hosts many organized clinics throughout the season that are designed strategically for specific non-profit organizations,community centers, geographic locations, and age groups. No experience or equipment is required to participate in these clinics. For more information on any of these clinics, contact CASL's Community Outreach Coordinator, Martin Rodriguez-Arispe.
CASL has partnered with two local community centers to provide the resources and assistance needed to hold soccer clinics for the youth they serve. These clinics are designed to provide a safe outdoor space for youth to engage in physical activity, learn a new sport, encourage role model behavior, and promote the benefits of active living.
Community Center Sites for Fall 2013:
Peach Road Community Center; Method Road Community Center
For more information, download the Community Soccer flyer HERE!
Haven House Clinics
CASL works with Haven House Services of Raleigh to offer a series of soccer clinics to youth served by their family services. Participants engage in physical activity all while learning a new sports skills and working together as a team. Hard work paid off for many of CASL-Haven House Clinic participants as they formed a team to compete in CASL's Friendship Cup in Summer 2013.
Haven House Clinic location/time/dates for Fall 2013:
Davis Drive Park in Cary from 8:30am-9:30am
August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19
In conjunction with the Nessie Foundation and Parrish Manor, CASL hosts a soccer program for youth in this neighborhood. The sessions are held on Friday nights at the Parrish Manor community field from 6:00-8:00pm.
Download the Parrish Manor information flyer HERE!
The After School Program is designed for elementary school age youth (3rd-5th grade) who want to learn and play soccer at minimal cost to their families. No experience is needed!
Currently, CASL offers the After School Program at Hodge Elementary School. The program consists of two 1-hour after-school practice sessions each week.
Download the program flyer here to learn more information. Volunteers are welcome for this program - please contact Martin Rodriguez-Arispe for more information.
Location: Hodge Elementary School
Monday & Wednesday: 3:00-4:00pm
Raleigh Organized Community Kids Soccer (ROCKS) is a partnership between the City of Raleigh and CASL. Raleigh's Parks
and Recreation Department works with the Raleigh Police Department to refer at-risk youth to this program. CASL provides resources and expertise needed to create the league for nearly 70 youth (12 years old and younger) who participate in this program. The participants are broken down into teams and have inner-league practices and competition. This year, a ROCKS All-Star team traveled to Greensboro to participate in the Wrangler McDonald's Youth Challenge Soccer Tournament where they took home first place in their division. ROCKS is one outlet for the City of Raleigh to implement the Community Oriented Government (COG) initiative, which provides positives activities for youth. For more information on ROCKS, contact Dana Youst 919-831-6688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the most recent Press Release about ROCKS here.
CASL Para(lympics) is a new youth program being developed for youth athletes ages 5-18 with cerebral palsy, brain injury, stroke and/or amputations. This part of our programming will provide an opportunity for these athletes to gain more physical activity, recreation, and sports participation thought soccer. The goal of CASL PARA is to become a pipeline to the US Paralympic Soccer team. More information will be posted as this program develops.
Download the most recent Press Release about CASL PARA here.