Cadillac Soccer Association Newsletter

Spring – 2017

Signups for tryouts:

Will be posting to www.cadillacsoccer.org in the next week. Please sign your player up if they hope to participate on a team next season.Should a tryout be needed, it will be held on June 19th or 20th. Notifications for tryouts will be sent by email. More Info >>

CSA Technical Training Program:

parents and players have shown interest in opportunities to train through the summer. We are offering an affordable training program with outstanding coaches like Ian Wolf, Eric Weitzel, Joy Weitzel, Brooks Trump, and Olivia Perrin. More Info >>

CSA Grand Rapids FC Road Trip:

The CSA is looking to sponsor a road trip to Grand Rapids to watch a NPSL (minor league) soccer team in Grand Rapids. More information to follow, but please mark your calendar for July 2nd, when we hope to share both a women’s and men’s double header as a club. More Info >>

CSA Backyard Soccer

A CSA trainer will be leading players in warm-ups, skills and drills, and small sided games weekly throughout the summer with a relaxed feel concentrating on touches on the ball and fun. This training is free to CSA member players. More Info >>

1st Annual CSA Summer Soccer Slam:

July 15th. 6v6 tournament open to all area players. Possible co-ed adult division as well! More Info >>

Cadillac Area Soccer Camp:

registration is open and available via mail or online. Bundle with our training program and save money. Plan on July 17-20 this summer! More Info >>

Highlights from the CSA

Finally, the CSA continues to expand programming and training in the Cadillac area.  With your continued support and involvement, we have continued to offer a high level of opportunities and training for our players.

  • The CSA received a grant from the Walmart Community Foundation earmarked for coaching education.  This generous $2000 grant will help to increase the personal growth for all of our CSA coaches.
  • Trainers Ian Wolf and Brooks Trump (also the new faces of the Cadillac Varsity and JV Boys Program) will be pursuing their NSCAA National Diploma this summer.  After completing the coursework, Wolf and Trump will be providing their knowledge and expertise to not only the high school boys, but to area players as well.
  • After stepping down as varsity head coach for the boys, I have decided to also further my education in the area of player development in hopes of improving the CSA.  In July, I plan on completing the coursework for the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma with the intent of passing this additional training on to the players and coaches in the Cadillac area.
  • Martin Rennie, a current UEFA Pro Licensed coach, has helped to guide our u15 Chargers with coaches Joe Santangelo and Kevin Anderson this spring.  Coach Rennie has generously trained and coached this team with a patient enthusiasm that is appreciated by both team and trainers.  We are blessed to have a coach of such high caliber working with our club for the benefit of the players.
  • Amid the age group changes implemented last fall, we continue to see teams improving in both technical and tactical components of the game.  We are pleased with the flexibility parents and players have shown in the formation of teams.
  • This summer, we will say goodbye to longstanding board members Pam Losinski, Rich Houk, and Ron Lamarand.  All three of these members should be commended for their service to the organization.  Without their help, the CSA would not be where it is today.  In addition, please consider joining our board to guide the leadership of policy and direction for the Cadillac Soccer Association.