Casper SC Blades Timbers & Thorns
The Casper Soccer Club's Blades Timbers/Thorns Program is for competitive and advanced level youth players, who demonstrate the desire and ability to learn and play soccer at a higher level. The Blades competitive travel program is designed to develop each individual player to their potential while at the same time inspiring responsibility and commitment to a team.
9U to 15U players participate in the Blades Timbers/Thorns Tryout/Player Placement sessions in June, prior to the start of the soccer year of August 1. The soccer year is August 1 to July 31.
15U to 19U players participate in the Blades United. Teams are formed from the pool of United players to attend events. The Blades United season is adjusted to work with the HS soccer season. The Blades United teams attend most of their seasonal events in June through September and will overlap 2 annual seasons. The soccer annual season is August 1 to July 31.
8U players participate in the Jr Blades, an introduction to the traveling competitive program. Players register for the program at the beginning of the fall season and participate in a limited number of events. Contact the Director of Coaching at DOC@caspersoccerclub.com with any questions.
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.
Casper Soccer Club is proud to be an Alliance Club 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 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.