Gearing up for cold weather

Spring sure feels far away with the temperatures we’ve been having lately. As we get ready to kick off our spring season, make sure you’ve got the right gear to keep you warm on the field! Check out the chart below for suggestions on how to stay warm while being active outdoors.

In addition to layering while you’re playing, you’ll want to make sure to keep an extra layer / coat on the sidelines for when you’re subbing, take extra time to warm up to avoid pulled muscles and remember to stay hydrated, which can be a challenge when it’s cold because your body won’t tell you to drink as often.

Be smart and have fun!

NC Courage Open Tryouts this Weekend!

The North Carolina Courage will be holding a 2-day Open Tryout on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. If needed, a second day of tryouts will be held on Sunday, March 12 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

NC Courage Head Coach, Paul Riley, NC Courage assistant coaches, and NC Courage management will be on-site to evaluate all try out participants.

Space will be limited to the first 80 participants to register.

NC Courage Open Try-Out Information:

  • Where: WRAL Soccer Park – 7700 Perry Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616
  • When: 6:00pm to 10:00pm on Saturday, March 11 and 8:00am – 12:00pm on Sunday, March 12 IF NEEDED.
  • Registration Deadline: Friday March 10, subject to availability mentioned above
  • Registration Fee: $99.00 (Fee must be paid in full via online registration/payment process)

For more information, check out the NC Courage website.

 

CWSL open play tonight!

Our free open play session for the spring season is tonight from 7:30-9:00pm at W.R. Davie Park. We only have a few spots left for our spring season, so be sure to register soon if you haven’t already! I look forward to seeing everyone on the field tonight.

CWSL spring registration is 50% full!

There’s still two weeks left to register for our spring season, but we are now officially 50% full. If you’re on the fence about registering, don’t wait too long!

Upcoming Events:

  • February 23: Pre-season social at Slate, 6:00 – 8:00
  • March 2: Free open play, 7:30 – 9:00 @ Davie Park
  • March 3, 11:59pm: Registration closes*

* Please note registration is capped at 128 players, so register early to secure your spot!

Pre-Season Social: 2/23

What better way to kick off the spring season than meeting up for food and drinks?! Join us for a preseason party at Slate Billiards on Thursday, February 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Slate offers games, free pool and ping pong. This is a great opportunity to support the blue team’s sponsor, see old friends, and meet new friends before the spring season begins. So grab all your CWSL friends and those interested in playing in the league this spring and bring them to Slate Billiards (https://www.slateclt.com/) on February 23.

You can RSVP on our Facebook page and we hope you can make it!

CWSL spring registration is now open!

Registration for our spring CWSL season is now open! Below are some important dates for our spring season and you can find more information on our Spring 2017 season page.

Important dates

  • February 5: Registration opens
  • March 2: Free open play, 7:30-9:00 pm at W.R. Davie Park
  • March 3, 11:59 pm: Registration closes*
  • March 9: Team round robin – 7:30 – 9:30 @ Davie Park, everyone is expected to attend
  • March 16: Games begin!

* Please note registration is capped at 128 players, so register early to secure your spot!

New players

Please plan to attend the free open play session on March 2. You can absolutely register prior to the open play session, but we want to get to meet you and seeing you at open play will help us continue to ensure the balance and competitiveness of our teams.

Returning players

You will be placed onto your fall team, but you are subject to the player cap, so please make sure you register early to secure your spot. We will sell out!

New website!

Welcome to our new website! We wanted to make things easier for you to access on all devices while still automating a lot of our behind-the-scenes processes. We will still use our old site (League Apps) to have players register for our seasons, set the schedules for our games, manage the standings and send emails. This new interface will be more mobile-friendly and allow you to access all information in one place. There is now a main page for CWSL and one for Classic Gold – these pages have details for the current and upcoming seasons, field locations, rules for the league and information about our sponsors.

Once a season starts, there will be sub-pages for the league schedule and standings. These pages will be available on the top menu under the season page (i.e. CWSL >Spring 2017 Season > CWSL Schedule or CWSL Standings).

You’ll still receive email notifications with all of our announcements as well as reminders for your upcoming games.

Love it? Hate it? Questions? Let us know in the comments on the left!

Sponsor post: MASL spring registration open

SPRING ’17 COED & MEN’S OPEN REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Welcome to the new year again! We are pleased to announce that the Spring ’17 registration is now open to all team captains and players! For all players, once your captain has registered your team, you can register as a Team Player and request your captain to approve your registration. Captains, you can still invite your players using their email addresses also. For any players who do not yet have a team for the upcoming season, please register as a Free Agent and list any players you wish to join a team with and we will do our best to place players together. This can also include players who play in one league with a team, but do not have a team in the other league with which they are not playing (ie A Coed player looking for a team to join in Open).

FREE AGENTS: Please note, that any player looking for a team in either league, must register as a Free Agent in each league they are looking for a team in.

SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE

Scheduling of fields is always a challenge as the number of teams fluctuate from season to season, so the first thing we ask is that you register your teams ASAP so that we know how many we will need for the upcoming season. We will begin looking, but will not book fields until we have the group of divisions settled. So captains, please register quickly and we’ll begin booking fields to get the schedules out in a timely fashion this season. Players, encourage your captains to register quickly as well. This will help us to improve on the timeliness of getting the schedule out in the future.

For now however, we can give you the expected dates of each week of games. The Spring ’17 Regular Season is as follows (dates list Open/Coed for each weekend):
Week 01 – February 25/26th
Week 02 – March 4th/5th
Week 03 – March 11th/12th
Week 04 – March 18th/19th
Week 05 – March 25th/26th
Week 06 – April 1st/2nd
Week 07 – April 22nd/23rd
Week 08 – April 29th/30th
Week 09 – May 6th/7th
Week 10 – May 13th/14th
Playoffs will be determined at a later date, but should immediately follow the conclusion of the Regular Season. There will be no games on the April weekends of 4/8-9 (local youth tournament) and 4/15-16 (Easter Weekend). As an additional note, May 14th is Mother’s Day, a day that the league has traditionally played games on. If there are no weekends that need to be made up, we will look to complete all play prior to Memorial Day Weekend (May 27th/28th).

2017 NCASA REGISTRATION (COMING SOON)

As you all know, our registration for our NCASA player passes operates on the calendar year and we look to roll out that registration very soon. The NCASA system has switched to a new system that should allow for many, many improvements (especially for future seasons) and there is one last kink that we’ve asked the developers to work out for us before registration for everyone’s 2017 NCASA Player Pass will be made available. Look for this to be live on Monday or Tuesday of the following week. At that time, we will let you all know and place the link back on the MASL website.

NEW COED COMMISSIONER + VOLUNTEERING

The Coed League will be managed by a new Coed Commissioner this season, Caleb Wyckoff. Caleb has played with our league for a few seasons and captains the South Charlotte team and we’re excited to have his enthusiasm and help starting this season. As per the previous seasons, the Coed Commissioner will be available for questions at metrolinacoed@gmail.com.

We’re excited to be adding some more new positions to our league leadership and hope to talk to even more volunteers in the coming weeks. Look for more announcements soon and if you would like to get more involved with helping with league operations, regardless of it’s capacity, please contact the league at metrolinasoccer@gmail.com.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all at the fields soon!

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Sunday pick-up at Elon

It’s on for Sunday, Elon Park Field #3, 7:30 until 9:00. So come on down with both a black and a white jersey so teams can be formed at the field. Only requirements are $5, sign the league waiver and have a good time! Oh yeah, this is for women 18+!

Hope to see you there.