“Canandaigua Attack” is CASL’s travel soccer program for boys and girls ages 8-18. Teams are divided by gender and year of birth. The program does accept players outside of the Canandaigua City School District. This is a competitive program intended to develop skills necessary to ultimately play soccer at the High School Varsity level. Players are expected to have prior soccer experience and are required to try out for the program. Cuts may occur and playing time is not guaranteed.
Two tryout sessions are set for dates in August and September. Attendance at one session is mandatory, but attendance at both sessions is recommended, especially for players new to the program. During the tryouts, players are evaluated by CASL coaches and then, based on these results, rosters are set by a five-person CASL Selection Committee. Teams are coached by volunteer parents with the guidance of our professional coaching directors. Rosters are announced in mid-November at which time the player must accept the roster position and make a down-payment on the travel fees.
Indoor practices begin in January, typically just one hour per week, usually Saturday or Sunday afternoon or evening. Indoor practices rotate between Canandaigua gyms and Rochester-area, indoor turf facilities. The season moves outdoors when conditions allow in May, at which time practices and/or games may be held twice per week.
Teams participate in the Rochester District Youth Soccer League (see: https://www.rdysl.com). Games schedules are announced by RDYSL in April. Twelve games are played from mid-May through the first week in August. Six home games are played in Canandaigua with six away games played at locations throughout the greater Rochester area. Most games are held on weeknights @ 6:30. Practices may occur during the day on weekends or on weeknights. Teams also usually participate in at least one of the Rochester-area summer soccer tournaments. Practice schedules and tournaments are set by the team’s coaches with input from team families. Team families and coaches may be able to assist with car-pooling.
“Canandaigua Attack” is a non-profit, volunteer program with 100% of fees devoted to player development. Financial Aid is available upon request.