Haslett Soccer Opportunities
Soccer Leagues – soccer leagues where Haslett soccer teams play
Additional Soccer Links
The following table (Table 1) summarizes the options for team oriented soccer in the Haslett Community. In general, opportunities are divided into “recreational” and “select” teams.
Recreational Teams: Recreational teams are less competitive, open to all players (i.e., no tryouts) and run by volunteer coaches. Haslett has two different recreational opportunities for children K-8th (although there is some overlap between the two programs and the 2nd-3rd grade levels):
Select Teams: For players seeking a more competitive level of play, the Haslett Soccer Club oversees enrollment of teams in the Capital Area Soccer League. These are “select” teams, meaning that they are formed via a tryout process held in June of each year. As with the HYRA and Eastside teams, the “CASL” teams are run by volunteer coaches.
For players seeking a highly competitive, professionally coached team, there are for-profit clubs in the Lansing area, and many others on the East and West side of the state that play highly competitive soccer throughout Michigan.
|Organizations & Leagues||Ages||Levels of Play & Team Composition||Seasons, Practices, Games, Tournaments||Competition||Cost**|
|Haslett Youth Recreational Association (aka “HYRA”)/Meridian Parks & Rec||K-1st||Recreational/No Tryout; Equal playing time/Volunteer coaches/All players are placed on teams which are primarily school-based||Seasons: Fall Only (Sep-Oct)/Practices: 1 practice per week/Games: 1 game per week; ~4-6 games per season; no referees/Tournaments: None||Low||<$75**|
|Eastside Soccer Club (aka “Eastside”)/Eastside Soccer League||2nd-8th||Recreational/No Tryout; Equal playing time/Volunteer coaches/All players are placed on teams which are primarily school-based||Seasons: Fall (Sep-Oct) and Spring (Apr-May)/Practices: Two 1.5 hr practices per week/Games: 1 game per week; ~6 games per season; paid referees/Tournaments: None||Low||<$100**|
|Haslett Soccer Club/Capital Area Soccer League||U10-U19||Select/Tryout; Playing time at coaches discretion/Volunteer coaches/Teams are selected via a tryout and are primarily school-based teams.||Season: Fall (Late Aug-Oct) & Spring (Late Mar-Early June)/Practices: 2-3 practices per week/Games: 1-2 games per week; ~8 games per season; certified, paid referees/Tournaments: Optional 1-2 tournaments||Medium||~$150-$300**|
|Nationals Capital Area, Cap City Athletic, Michigan Rush Lansing/Leagues: WSSL MSDSL, MSPSL, MRL||U8-U19||Select/Tryout; Playing time at coaches discretion/Paid coaches/Teams are selected via a tryout and are composed of players from throughout the region.||Season: 8-10 months per year, including outdoor and indoor seasons/Practices: 2-3 practices per week/Games: 1-2 games per week; ~8 games per season; certified, paid referees/Tournaments: 2-4 tournaments per year||High-Very High||~$750-$2000+**|
|**Costs are approximate and include registration, referee fees, team equipment, field fees and uniforms. Costs do not include tournaments, individual equipment or travel. Some financial assistance is available.|