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 with intellectual disabilities. Participating in HEART gets your child engaged in physical activity and allows them to be social with other youth at no cost to families. No soccer experience or equipment is necessary to sign-up for HEART.
Download the Spring 2014 HEART flyer HERE!
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 local community centers to provide the resources and assistance needed to hold soccer clinics for the youth they serve.
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.
In conjunction with the Nessie Foundation and Parrish Manor, CASL hosts a soccer program for youth in this neighborhood.
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 email@example.com
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.