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The Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to maximize available resources to provide the highest quality of soccer services and ensures that all players, staff and stakeholders have a positive climate for learning and development.

CASL is a member of the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA), US Youth Soccer (USYS) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). As such, age groups are determined based on calendar year. CASL hosts leagues in U9-U13, U15 Non-High School, U16 and U19 for both boys and girls. The fall season runs from September through October and the spring season runs from April through mid-June. In accordance with MSYSA rules, tryouts for teams can begin on the 3rd Saturday of June each year.

CASL has been in operation for approximately 30 years and has provided soccer opportunities to over 40,000 youth in that time. CASL reaches as far as Manchester, Owosso, Ionia and Fowlerville.

CASL works closely with the Greater Lansing Area Referees Association (GLASRA) to train and develop young referees.

HOURS

Monday – Friday
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday – Sunday
Closed

Board Members

Michael Crouch

President

Steve Horn

Vice President

Jerid Minich

League Director*

Vacant

Secretary

Geoff Heyd

Treasurer*

Paul Chatfield

Registrar

Jennie Kahn-Jacques

Scheduler

Steve Torok

Member at Large

*Interim designation

CASL Positions

Are you interested in becoming a part of CASL? We have various opportunities available, and below, you will find a list of our position descriptions. Explore the possibilities and consider joining our team to contribute to the exciting work we do at CASL. 

President

The President will be the chief executive officer of the Corporation and will have general and active management of the activities of the Corporation. The President will see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect. The President will execute all authorized conveyances, contracts or other obligations in the name of the Corporation except where required by law to be otherwise signed and executed and except where the signing and execution is expressly delegated by the Directors to some other person. The President will preside at meetings of the Directors; will submit an annual report on the operations of the Corporation at the Annual Meeting; will enforce the Corporation’s Bylaws, Rules and Guidelines; will be an ex-officio member of all committees and shall be notified of all committee meetings; and shall be responsible, along with the Secretary, for the adding of documents to, the safe keeping of and the storage of the Corporation’s archive materials.

Vice President

The Vice President will, in the absence or disability of the President, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President. The Vice President will also perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors or the President.

Secretary

The Secretary will attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and record the minutes of all proceedings in a book to be kept for that purpose. The Secretary will give or cause to be given notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors for which notice may be required; will serve as the credentials officer for Corporation meetings; will be responsible for the recording of revisions to and publishing of the Corporations Bylaws, Rules and Guidelines; and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Treasurer

The Treasurer will oversee the financial activities of the Corporation. The Treasurer will perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and other administrative duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. All books, papers, vouchers, money and other property of whatever kind belonging to the Corporation which are in the Treasurer’s possession or under his or her control will be returned to the Corporation at the time of his or her death, resignation or removal from office.

Assistant Secretaries and Assistant Treasurers

The Assistant Secretary and the Assistant Treasurer, respectively, in the absence of the Secretary or Treasurer, as the case may be, will perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Secretary or Treasurer and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Registrar

The Registrar will register and certify players on affiliated teams on the appropriate MSYSA and USYSA forms, as applicable; will maintain a complete file on all registered players and coaches and on transfers granted or received; will maintain a complete file on all member teams, including officers, coaches, managers and delegates; will be responsible for keeping on file appropriate registration materials as required for league play and providing materials to coaches in time for CASL registration; will keep in contact with the MSYSA Registrar to insure CASL registration is proper and timely; will insure that the proper team registration fees are collected and turned over to the Treasurer; and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Scheduler

The Scheduler will be responsible for drawing up game schedules for all divisions and furnishing copies to all member teams, members of the Board of Directors and to the Greater Lansing Area Soccer Referees Association (GLASRA); will have the power to schedule or reschedule any CASL league matches according to the Corporation’s Rules and Guidelines; will act as the CASL Board liaison with GLASRA; will attend all Premier Program scheduling meetings; and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors. These functions, as they relate to any Recreational Program operated as contemplated by Article VI, Section 5, may be delegated to the Recreational Committee.

Complaints Director

The Complaints Director will serve as the Chairperson of the Discipline and Appeals Committee and will appoint committee members with the approval of the Board of Directors; will investigate complaints and appeals; will keep records of discipline, appeals, complaints, and hearings; will report to the Board of Directors the progress of appeals, complaints, and hearings; will administer and monitor discipline; will prepare policies and procedures concerning discipline, appeals, complaints, and hearings for Board of Directors approval; and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Assistant Registrars

The Assistant Registrars will assist the Registrar as required and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Premier Director

The Premier Director will serve as the Chairperson of the Premier Program Committee; will assure compliance with the bylaws, rules, policies, and procedures of the Michigan State Premier Soccer Program (MSPSP); will oversee the CASL Premier Program; and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Publicist

The Publicist will be responsible for reporting pertinent information of all activities and games of
the CASL league to the area news media; will be responsible for public relations with the Greater
Lansing community; and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Statistician

The Statistician will be responsible for maintaining all league statistics; will be responsible for maintaining a file of all referee game report forms and relaying information to GLASRA; will record all match related yellow cards and red card game suspensions and notify the Board of Directors of the same; and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Risk Manager

The Risk Manager will administer the CASL risk management program in compliance with the MSYSA program; and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Field Director

The Fields Director will be responsible for maintaining a list of all community and league match and practice fields and their street addresses; will be responsible for assuring that all match fields are acceptable for match play; will maintain maps and directions to all match fields and assist GLASRA in listing and mapping of match fields; will cooperate and coordinate his/her efforts with the Scheduler concerning community match fields; will receive and investigate all complaints concerning the condition, size, safety, etc. of match fields from CASL Members and/or GLASRA; will communicate all problems, concerns, complaints about match fields to such Members or others as are responsible for the maintenance of community match fields; will notify the Board of Directors as to the unsuitability of any match fields; and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors. These functions, as they relate to any Recreational Program operated as contemplated by Article VI, Section 5, may be delegated to the Recreational Committee.

Recreation Director

The Recreation Director will serve as the Chairperson of the Recreational Program Committee; shall serve as the CASL representative to all leagues in which the Recreational Program participates; will oversee, and publicize CASL Recreational programs; will oversee the registration of CASL Recreational Program teams with CASL and MSYSA; and will perform any other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.

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USSF

United States Soccer Federation

USYS

United States Youth Soccer Association

MSYSA

Michigan State Youth Soccer Association

MRP

Michigan Referee Program

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