Month: May, 2011

May News

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
State Rec Tournament - June 3-5, 2011
Registration Extended to May 17th

If your rec team is interested in playing at the State Rec Tournament, please let CASA know asap!

Free Jersey Giveaway
- Ends May 31st

Last year half a dozen free jerseys were awarded to Pierre Soccer families.
REGISTER today for your chance to win.

Responsible Sports - Grant Opportunity - Ends May 31st!

By participating in the Responsible Sports Community Grants program youth sport clubs and organizations can earn a $2,500 grant.

Sports are about so much more than winning. And sustaining youth sports programs takes more than just your valuable time and effort. That's why Liberty Mutual created the Responsible Sports Community Grants. The program helps provide precious financial resources – $2,500 grants – in recognition of local dedication to responsibility in communities across the country.

Now is the time to support your favorite youth sports organization!

Read the guide and take the brief quiz to earn a point. Credit your point to your team, league, or school and then connect with family, friends, and others to rally more support. The organizations with the most points in their division at the end of the grant period on 5/31 will earn one of the twenty grants. $65,000 to be awarded this spring!

Player Ratings
Attention all coaches!
Please provide a 1 / 2/ 3 ranking for each of your players.  These rankings will be used this fall during the team selection process.  In the fall, names are drawn from a hat of 1's, 2's and 3's to allow for even teams distribution.
Player rankings need to be turned in or emailed to your division coordinator by the last games.
  • U8 & U10 & U12 - due on or before May 19th
  • U6 - due on or before May 21st
If you have any questions, please talk to your coordinator.

Equipment & Uniforms - Year End Return
On the LAST game night, please collect ALL uniforms and turn into the Uniform Coordinator at the Concession Stand Storage Room.
Those teams that play their last game on Tuesday night....turn them in Tuesday.
Those teams that play their last game on Thursday night...turn them in Thursday.
ALL UNIFORMS MUST be turned in.
U6 teams will turn your uniforms in on Saturday, May 21st after double header games.
Thank you for your help in these returns.

State Cup Results

Thirty soccer teams from across SD were in Pierre this past weekend to complete for their chance to go onto Regional competition in WI.  Thank you to all those who helped before, during and after the event to bring state soccer games to Pierre.

Awards Night - August 7, 2011
Nominate Someone Today!
Coaches & Parents, please nominate a player, coach and ref for the different award areas.  This is your chance to recognize an outstanding leader.  Nominations are dues July 12thForm and Criteria here.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Fall Soccer Kick Off & Awards Picnic - August 7th
Our 3rd Annual Fall Soccer Kickoff Picnic/Awards/Meet your Team/Govs Soccer night will be Sunday, August 7th starting at 5:30 pm at PILC Soccer Fields.
All soccer players registered for U6/U8/U10/U12/U13+ Fall Soccer Season will meet their team/coaches.
Awards will be given out to those nominated from the past fall/spring.
Govs & Lady Govs team members will be ready to kick off their fall soccer game schedule.
Each family will assigned a picnic item to share and enjoy a Soccer Family night of food, awards and fun!
Put this date on your calendar TODAY!

Skills Training - Annual Event

The 1st Annual Spring Skills Training Camp was a Big Success!  Gov & Lady Gov Soccer players assisted U6-U12 soccer players with one-on-one skills training.  CASA will offer this training camp each Winter and Spring.  Watch for details. 

Fall Registration Dates Set
As the seasons change.  With soccer being a year round activity, we are always organizing for the next season.  There is alot of organization that goes into set-up for each Fall & Spring with over 500 players, 120 coaches, 30 refs and over 240 games per season.  Lots of Volunteers are needed in many areas to make each season a success. 
Fall Registration Starts - June 13th and Ends July 11th.
Any 7th grade - senior players interested in trying out for HS soccer MUST register with CASA.
Go to the Calendar Tab for important fall soccer dates.

OFC Update

Summer Club soccer is gearing up for their summer tournament schedule.  Go to for updates during the summer season.

High School Soccer

Fall Registration starts June 13th & ends July 11th.
Any 7th grade - senior players interested in trying out for HS soccer MUST register with CASA during these registration deadlines.  No exceptions will be made.
Go to the HS Tab for important HS Soccer information.
Meet this fall's HS teams at the Fall Soccer Kickoff - August for details.

Vacant Positions
The Annual CASA Meeting will be July 2011.  Each board and coordinator position is open and voted upon by the general membership.  If you or you know of someone interested in a board or coordinator position, attend the annual general membership meeting to vote on those positions.  There are a number of vacant coordinator positions that are needed to help the organization run smoothly.  Open positions add additional work to other positions.  If you'd like to contribute to the success of offer soccer opportunities to Pierre/Ft. Pierre kids, your time and talents are needed.
View all positions here.....U8/U10/U12 Coordinator positions are needed during registration process in July for fall season.  Inquire TODAY!

Annual Meeting - July 7th 2011

The Annual General Membership Meeting will be July 7, 2011 @ TBD @ 7pm.  Each board and coordinator positions is open and voted upon by the general membership.  If you or you know of someone interested in a board or coordinator position plan to attend the general membership meeting.  Alot of volunteers are needed to make this year round organization run smoothly.

Advertise with Soccer
Check Out Sponsorship Options
CASA is offering an opportunity for local businesses to advertise in a variety of ways.  Sponsorships go from July 1st for a whole year.  Watch your mail for the form or click here to sign up for a sponsorship today.

U13+ Rec Girls Scrimmage in the Dakota League on Mother's Day
Congratulations to Coach Case and Pierre's U13+ girls....more details here.

Goals for Sale
CASA will be selling "old/worn" goals that need a little tender loving care on a first come first serve basis.  Each goal w/net is $50 and will go toward the goal fund.  CASA purchased NEW goals for U8 and U10 groups this spring and they look and work great.
There are approximately 4 U14+ goals....very big and very heavy.  You will need to move these on your own.  There are approximately 5-6 U10 goals and some parts are missing and need to be put together.
Email CASA at for first come first serve.  Emails will be dated to show order of requests.
CASA Board

Fall Referee Training - July 23rd & July 24th

CASA continues to grow it's soccer referee family and with a busy fall season fast approaching, ref training is scheduled for July 23rd and July 24th for NEW and RECERT refs.  New Refs must be age 12 and older to participate.  Details can be found at the Ref Tab on the website.

Summer Soccer Skills Camp - July 14th
Chris Houser, lived in Pierre from birth to sixth grade, moved with family to Germany and graduated from Sioux Falls, SD.  Chris is SD's only Major League Soccer player and is coming to South Dakota with a soccer skills camp.  Ages 4 - 19 are invited to register for this One Day Only camp.  Click here for more info.

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