March 11th 2013
For Immediate Release:
The Capital Area Soccer League (CASL), FC Cary, and Next Level Academy (NLA) are pleased to announce the creation of the Capital Area Youth Academy (CAYA). This program is a direct result of the strong relationship these three organizations have built over the last 7 years. We all share a commitment to soccer excellence, a high level of on and off field values and a goal of continually improving the soccer experience for our player and families. “We are very excited about this new initiative as we are always looking for ways to continue to improve the quality of our programming at the younger ages,” said Rusty Scarborough, CASL’s Director of Coaching.
CAYA will provide one program under the CASL umbrella that will have two geographic divisions, one in the North and one in the South. The north division will train in Raleigh and the South division will train in Cary with the program consisting of a combined CASL, FC Cary, and NLA coaching staff. John Dell'Omo, FC Cary President, comments, “FC Cary is excited about our partnership with CASL and Next Level Academy but most of all about the opportunities it will present the young players within our soccer community. Our organizations have proven track records in player development and we look forward to providing an even higher overall level of service to our soccer families.” CAYA team training will be supplemented with training from NLA as part of a complete system of team play, team training, and individual skill development. "We are very excited as we continue to work together towards creating a vision and environment for both our players and coaches that is focused on player development both on and off the field. We want to be the standard in the country and this is an important step in that direction," said Damon Nahas, NLA President.
CAYA will provide youth development for over 400 players in the U9 and U10 age groups with the same curriculum and goals for player development (CAYA will replace CASL's YTS and FC Cary's ASP). At the U11 Classic age group, CASL will continue to enhance its regional program for the 2013-2014 season. “Our ultimate goal is to have the best developmental program in place in the country for our young players which are the foundation of our club,” stated Rusty Scarborough, CASL’s Director of Coaching.
CAYA will begin its first season in the Fall of 2013 with the player evaluation period occurring this coming May.
Tryout dates and cost information are HERE
For more specific information about the Capital Area Youth Academy please go to www.caslnc.com/caya, www.fccary.com, or www.nextlevelacademy.com