Press Release

May 22, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

Former GPS – Los Angeles Youth Soccer Club Forms the California Athletic Soccer Club

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LA CRESCENTA, Calif. – May 20, 2020 – A former Global Premier Soccer (GPS) club has announced the formation of the California Athletic Soccer Club (CASC), a nonprofit competitive youth soccer organization now serving players across the greater Los Angeles region. Prior to its affiliation with GPS – Los Angeles, the club was known as the Crescenta Valley Soccer Club.

Most CASC teams will compete locally in the Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL), with certain elite teams playing in the National Premier League (NPL), California Regional League (CRL), and in other highly respected programs. Program registration for CASC will begin once we receive the all-clear to safely resume practice on the field.

California Athletic Soccer Club is returning to its roots as a nonprofit community-based program known for high-quality, competitive youth soccer. The program will be led by Reggie Rivas, founder and Director of Coaching Operations of the predecessor Crescenta Valley Soccer Club. He will be joined by the same coaching staff that served the teams under the GPS – Los Angeles umbrella.

“Our focus today, as always, is to create a strong, competitive and safe environment for our players and their families,” said Rivas. “Our new program and CASC brand reflects our three core values – INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, PRIDE. Our goal is to help young athletes to reach their fullest potential, both on and off the field.”

Many former GPS and Crescenta Valley Soccer Club players have gone on to compete successfully in college and professionally. Some have returned to coach at the club they grew up with. In addition, many players have received high honors for academic achievement and volunteerism in their communities, a testament to the program’s focus on character development.

“This has been an unsettling time for all youth sports programs as we wrestle with when and how we can safely return to practice and later, to competition,” Rivas added. “As we await further guidance from the state and our regions, I will be working with our directors and coaches to create weekly training videos and other fun activities to help keep all our players and teams engaged and active.”

For more information about California Athletic Soccer Club, visit its website: www.athleticsc.com.

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