The Central Alliance Soccer Association (CASA) is excited to announce the addition of three new clubs for the 2020-21 season: FCA Northwest Ohio, Sporting Chagrin Valley and Team Challenger.
CASA was formed in 2003 and spans Northern Ohio, Central Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, and consists of approximately 7,000 players from more than 400 teams.
The league offers year-round indoor and outdoor play, and provides flexible scheduling focused on individual team, club and coach needs. CASA also offers diverse competition from a wide variety of cities in its region, making travel convenient.
CASA is a leader in coaching education, as the league is scheduled to host the next LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course in the fall, pending safety precautions being considered in the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We commend CASA for creating such an attractive environment for clubs and their families," said John Borozzi, US Club Soccer's VP of Membership Services. "These three clubs are a great addition to the league, and we look forward to working with them and CASA to provide Players First resources and services."
"The addition of several quality clubs from across Northern Ohio is a tremendous boost for the quality of play across the region," said Mike Sweeney, President of Central Alliance Soccer Association and US Club Soccer Board of Directors member. "Our goal now is to raise the standards of professionalism in youth soccer to benefit the daily experience of all our young athletes."
"Sporting Chagrin Valley FA is excited to bring the whole athlete approach to soccer training to the Chagrin Valley area," said Kia Zolgharnain, Director of Coaching at Sporting Chagrin Valley. "We thank CASA for giving us the opportunity to compete against the best soccer teams in Northern Ohio."
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.