Our Mission at Casper Soccer Club is to provide soccer programing and opportunities for all ages and abilities to enhance soccer skills, promote a healthy lifestyle and help teach valuable life lessons. Our Vision is that the Casper Soccer Club, Central Wyoming’s premier soccer organization, provides lifelong opportunities for challenges and growth both on and off the pitch.
In reference to our mission and vision, Casper Soccer Club is proud and excited to announce our Alliance Affiliation with the Portland Timbers (MLS) and the Portland Thorns FC (NWSL). The Adidas Portland Timbers and Nike Thorns Alliance is a strategic partnership with elite youth clubs in the Portland Timbers development territory(and beyond), designed to build unique working relationships and development opportunities to help channel the top youth players towards the Timbers/Thorns development programs and the Timbers/Thorns Academy. The Casper Soccer Club is proud to represent the Timbers and Thorns Alliance and is the exclusive Timbers and Thorns Alliance Club in Wyoming.
The Blades will be referred to as the Casper SC Blades Timbers and Thorns.
The Adidas Portland Timbers and Nike Thorns Alliance is a strategic partnership with elite youth clubs in the Portland Timbers development territory, designed to build unique working relationships and development opportunities to help channel the top youth players towards the Timbers/Thorns development programs and the Timbers/Thorns Academy. The Casper Soccer Club Blades are proud to represent the Timbers and Thorns Alliance as the exclusive the Wyoming Club. The Casper SC Blades Timbers and Thorns will have options to channel our top players towards the development programs and academy providing growth and lifelong opportunities.
The Thorns FC and Timbers organizations are one of only three in the United States to operate an MLS club and a NWSL club, CSC will be the only club in Wyoming with an affiliation with a professional organization.
As a result of the partnership, CSC will be able to provide its members a full range of programming opportunities and a more direct and complete pathway.
The Casper SC Blades Timbers and Thorns Coaches will have access to coaching resources and curriculum to aid in the development pathway of both boy and girl youth players.
About The Portland Thorns FC Academy: The Portland Thorns FC Academy program uses a holistic approach in the development of players with thorough information on nutrition, sports psychology, strength conditioning, speed, and agility. The goal for all Thorns youth players is to reach the top of the developmental pyramid. From the academy, players will have the opportunity to advance to college or to the Thorns WPSL team, a team made up of Thorns first-team reserve players, college players and rising high school seniors. From there, players will have the opportunity to earn collegiate scholarship offers, national team invites and have the chance to be drafted into the NWSL.
About The Portland Timbers Academy: As an organization, the Portland Timbers are committed to youth development. The Academy program provides a professional environment pushing players to learn and elevate their game . Our goal as an MLS Academy is to develop professional players. Along the way, players will be provided the rarest of opportunities and be exposed to the highest levels of competition. The many who do not make the professional ranks are often awarded scholarships to top universities. In addition to these opportunities, our program is focused on developing character traits that will help guide players toward a successful career in whatever they may pursue.
The colors of the Casper SC Blades Timbers and Thorns will remain red, black, and white. The uniforms will remain red and white jerseys, red and black shorts, and red and white socks.
The girls will wear Nike uniforms with the Blades patch on the front and the Thorns Alliance patch on the back of the uniform above the number.
The boys will wear Adidas uniforms with the Blades patch on the front and the Timbers Alliance patch on the back of the uniform above the number.
Uniform information will be available shortly.
“Casper Soccer Club has a long history and this partnership brings CSC inline and ahead of the curve now that Major League Soccer and US Youth Soccer announced a groundbreaking strategic partnership in May of 2020. CSC players now have a clear pathway to reach higher level competition and better exposure to play in college, and beyond. The CSC board truly stepped up to grow our vision for CSC to be the destination club in Wyoming to develop top level players".
Don Maples, Director of Coaching-Casper Soccer Club