Coach Joel Banta wanted a strong test for his two Coast FA teams prior to their State Cup tournament so he entered both in the prestigious CASL Showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina. CASL is regarded as one of the top youth soccer events in the country normally drawing participation from all fifty states. What happened next was more than Coach Banta expected. Both teams returned home undefeated and champions of their U16 and U15 division respectively.
The Coast 99 Red gutted out three consecutive one goal margins to claim top honors in the U16 Premier Division against Boca Jrs out of Miami, hometown host CASL Black and OLNY Rangers from Washington DC.
The Coast 00 Red earned a championship in the U15 Premier Division with a dominant 4-0 result against Cincinnati based CU Academy Newcastle and held on for a 2-1 victory against JFC Armada from Jacksonville.
“Both of my teams accepted the challenge put before them this weekend and came home champions. I could not be more pleased with their play in this event ” said Coach Banta