Chris Mitchell (CCU director, Baton Rouge native, Butler University collegiate soccer player, “A” licensed coach) formed the Capital City United club in 2011. CCU combined with the West Baton Rouge Soccer Association during the summer 2013. The youth players this club will now serve will be approximately 700 girls and boys. Here is a list of the different programs being offered during the fall 2015 season:
1. Recreational Soccer U4-U18 players
2. Academy Juniors U5-U10 players
—After School Soccer Kindergarten - 5th grade
—Sunday Academy Kindergarten – 5th grade
3. Academy Teams U10-U13 players
4. Competitive Teams U14-U18 players
What does the “U” mean?
Each player is placed in an age group based on their age. The “U” stands for UNDER. The number is the age the player is under on the date of July 31st. For example, if your child’s birth date is 10/1/09, the child would be categorized as U5 because on July 31, 2014 the child is 4 years old (under 5). Kids stay in their age group from August 1st of year 1 to July 31st of year 2.
The Recreational soccer program is the bed rock of any successful soccer club/program. This program is geared for kids 3 to 17 years old. This program has seen significant growth in the past year with an increase in over 100 participants from fall 2013 to fall 2014. The kids in this program rely on volunteer coaches and we are adding clinics/practices this Sept & Oct to help assist and promote player development. The fall recreational program runs from Sept through the first of November. Most of the games are played on Saturday mornings on our WBR/CCU game fields and we attempt to create in house league games for all our teams so that our games are played at home!
Academy Juniors Programs *
This program is geared towards kids from 3-10 years old. Our professional coaches create a safe and fun environment for kids to learn the fundamentals of soccer without the pressure to win at all cost. The kids are typically divided into age groups U4-U6, U7-U9, and U10-U12. Each group emphasizes different skills related to the kids’ developmental level. The Sunday Academy is held on the University High turf soccer field in the fall during Sept and Oct in the evening.
*After School Soccer
This program is currently being offered to students at University, Runnels, Holy Family and Brusly. The girls and boys in this after school program receive practices once a week with our professional staff and play games on the weekend during the months of September and October.
This program consists of U10 – U13 girls and boys that are trained and coached by members of our professional staff twice a week. We consider it the final step before joining the LSA state wide competitive league. The Academy season runs from August through the first weekend in November. Most of the games are played on the weekend on the WBR/CCU game fields. The teams compete against other clubs like Zachary, Gonzales, North Baton Rouge, Livingston, etc.
The Competitive League consists of U14-U18 girls and boys teams. The Louisiana Soccer Association (LSA), the state wide governing soccer body, is in charge of this state wide league. Each team is placed in a division comparable to their skill level. Each team is provided a “league” schedule. These league games are played in the fall (August – October) and in the spring (March – May). In the spring, after the league schedules are completed, the teams participate in the Louisiana State Cup to determine divisional state cup champions. CCU currently has 5 teams competing in the LSA Competitive Soccer League.