The Cape Express Soccer Cub (CESC) Caperoos Program is our grass root level soccer program for players who are 4, 5, or 6 years old and have an interest in learning the game of soccer. Players will train one night a week, for seven weeks, with CESC Trainers who will provide them training on throw-ins, dribbling, passing, ball touches, finishing, and defensive procedures all based upon an approved U.S. Soccer curriculum. Starting in the fall of 2020, CESC introduced games on Saturdays where players are afforded an opportunity to apply the skills they are taught and learn during the week. These games are supervised and run by CESC trainers and personnel. To promote participation and learning, and in accordance with US Soccer guidance, we do not keep scores and standings.
The Caperoos program is very popular and fills up quickly. Training sessions are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. There will be a cap of 50 players per night on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition to a CESC Caperoos Trainer, one to two parent volunteers are solicited to assist with the training session and to help coach the games. Each trainer and parent will have to complete a verified background check in order to participate.
For the fall 2021 season, we are accepting the following birth years again 2015, 2016 and 2017. Each player will need to bring his/her own size (4) soccer ball, shin guards (these are mandatory), soccer cleats (highly recommended) and a labeled water bottle to each session and game. Program registration is $75.00 which includes all training and games fees. Additionally, each player will be provided a “Caperoos” Tee Shirts that the player must wear to training and games. The Caperoos Program is run by our CESC Caperoos Director, Mrs. Nat Sudell. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please reach out to Nat at [email protected].
Caperoos Training will take place at the Ockie Whisting Recreational Complex in Rio Grande, NJ. Training and games will occur as follows:
Monday Nights | Ockie Whisting | 5:30PM – 6:30PM
September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 18, 25
Tuesday Nights | Ockie Whisting | 5:30 - 6:30PM
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesday Nights | Ockie Whisting | 5:30PM – 6:30PM
September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
Games: Saturday Mornings: 9AM & 10:15AM (Ockie Whisting)
Game 1: Saturday, September 18th
Game 2: Saturday, September 25th
Game 3: Saturday, October 2nd
Game 4: Saturday, October 9th
Game 5: Saturday, October 16th
Game 6: Saturday, October 23rd
Game 7: Saturday, October 30th
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