August 19, 2014


CASL continues to expand sponsorship support from community

Raleigh, NC –Gary Buete, Executive Director of the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL), announced that Next Level Academy (NLA) will be the official development academy of CASL. NLA comes to CASL this fall as a new headlining sponsor in our Classic and Capital Area Youth Academy (CAYA) divisions of play.  NLA, which was founded by CASL’s Technical Director Damon Nahas, is expanding its support within CASL after being an integral piece in the development of the CAYA program targeting youth ages 8-10.

“CASL is proud to align a sponsorship with Next Level Academy. The widespread presence of the NLA logo across CAYA and Classic division training gear is a sign of the changing landscape of youth sports,” said Buete. “Generous sponsorship support from businesses like NLA supports every player's experience at CASL and allows us to focus on our key objectives: increasing financial aid available to our families, growing the game through community outreach, quality coaching education and retention, and facility improvements.”

NLA is one of many new sponsors that will be introduced to CASL members and visitors this year. Field signs at WRAL Soccer Center are changing out this week to reflect new sponsorships. Recreation kits and Challenge division training shirts will also reflect support from the corporate community. These and similar avenues for fundraising help CASL improve the experience of youth soccer for our members. 

About CASL: The Capital Areas Soccer League was the first youth soccer organization to serve youth soccer players in the greater Wake County area.  Founded in 1974, CASL is one of the largest and most recognizable youth soccer clubs in the nation. CASL serves close to 9,000 youth soccer players and their families across all levels and ages of play. The mission of the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) is to provide positive and high-quality instructional and competitive youth soccer opportunities at all levels of play that enhance character, community and the love of the game for a diverse membership of children ages 4-18 and their families across Wake County and to serve as a community partner to improving the quality of life in Wake County. If you are interested in learning about CASL sponsorships, please contact Katharine Kelley (

About NLA: Next Level Academy is a soccer training program designed for those players who want to learn the technical skills needed to play at the highest levels. The program is designed to enhance the player’s technical abilities while building confidence in the player on and off the field. To learn more about NLA, visit