Williamston Soccer Youth CASL Teams participate in the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL). The full program is available for our 2nd through 8th grade players to play in both the Fall and Spring seasons. We also place teams in CASL for 9th grade and up while the high school programs are not in season.
All games are played in the greater Lansing and Jackson area. We utilize a player placement system that will ensure your child is in the correct environment in order to maximize their experience. Teams for the current school year are formed in the summer preceding.
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Registration fees are used to pay CASL registration fees, referee fees, and field maintenance. These fees will be collected during the online registration process.
2nd-8th Grade: $300
- includes Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 team registration fees
- includes uniform: two jerseys, training tee, shorts & socks
- $200 deposit due during registration, balance due February 15, 2022.
9th Grade+ U-19 team: $85
- includes Fall 2021 team registration fees
Information for New Players
If your player has been playing in our youth academy and is now moving up to 2nd grade, or perhaps are just new to soccer in Williamston, you might be wondering what the differences are playing with our community teams in competitive soccer.
Let’s start with the cost. At Williamston Soccer, we strive to keep our fees as low as they possibly can be. The registration fees cover 16 games, 8 each in both the fall and spring seasons. These fees are necessary to pay registration fees per player to the league (CASL), referee fees for each game, field maintenance (paint, mowing, etc.), minimal amounts of equipment per team (balls, cones, practice jerseys, etc.). Traditionally we’e been able to keep fees consistent from year to year.
Uniforms are now included in the cost of registration. This is to ensure that we get the order submitted on time. Prior to submitting the order, Williamston Soccer will hold an event to confirm the sizing information that is entered during registration. During registration, you will be asked to submit your first and second choice for a player number. We will do our best to make sure every player gets their preferred number, which will be determined based on registration date.
- One green and one white jersey, including player number
- One training tee shirt, including player number
- One pair of black shorts
- One pair of black socks
Time / Travel Commitments
Beyond costs, we also see questions about time and distance. This can vary. The amount of time per week will be different for each coach, but usually two training sessions a week in the 60-80 minute range is normal, on the shorter side for younger players and longer for older players. Games are typically on the weekend, last about an hour to an hour and a half, again depending on age. Travel is often close to the Lansing area – Okemos, Haslett, Lansing, DeWitt, Mason, Fowlerville are normal. Grand Ledge can be a bit of a hike since we’re coming from the other side of town. However, sometimes our teams are in divisions with teams from Ovid-Elsie, Eaton Rapids, Manchester, Jackson, and other communities that are considered mid-Michigan but further away. If the distance between communities is ever further than a 45 minute drive, then CASL allows our coaches to try to find a neutral field so that neither team has to travel that far.
There are other soccer options in the area, including club soccer, which can easily eclipse our community programs by hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars. Our goal is to keep an option open for a competitive, fun, and developmental game without barriers or burdens. If you are interested, we do have financial aid available.
Forms management via online accounts
2nd – 12th grade players will need to submit 3 forms prior to the start of competitive play.
- Proof of age (birth certificate)
- Parent & Athlete Concussion Information Sheet
- MSYSA medical release
We use your online player accounts to help manage these forms, ensuring that we can get them submitted on time prior to the start of play in the fall and reducing the data security issues associated with sensitive documentation.
The proof of age and concussion forms can be attached to the player’s record in your account at any time. This must be done once in a player’s lifetime prior to the start of competitive play. After it is verified as received by CASL, we will remove the forms from this account for data security purposes.
The medical release form must be completed each season. Williamston Soccer will ask for this form to be attached to the record before the start of training for the season. Notarization is not required.
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