The boys high school season is right around the corner, with the official first day of tryouts scheduled for Monday on August 1st.

The first day of competition for all teams is scheduled for August 15th, with all teams allowed a maximum of two pre-season scrimmages.

Several schools are going to be participating in various jamborees throughout the state before then that will count towards the 2 pre-season scrimmage limitations, and this could offer some great insight as to which teams will be returning strong this year with hopes of making deep runs into the state playoffs.

With the first round of the playoffs scheduled for November 2nd this year, the season will be fast and furious through the late summer and early fall, with teams solidifying their playoffs berths through conference play during the months of late September and October.  

02 CASL Academy Juniors (NC) earned the National Championship title with a 2-1 win over Strikers FC Chingirian (CA-S), as the Under-13 Boys championship match started off with urgency from the first whistle, and the play never slowed down from there. Previously in group play, Strikers defeated CASL, 2-0, on Thursday, and the Cal South team had gone undefeated in the three games. CASL claimed the early lead in the fifth minute when Jason Smith stood on the back post during a corner kick and headed the ball into the net. Strikers immediately retaliated when a ball bounced over, catching the CASL defense off guard, for Reagan Wortmann to run on and slot into the goal. CASL stole the lead right back as Ian Holdaway took the ball down the sideline and found Adam Armour in the middle of the 18-yard box to slide his shot past the Strikers goalkeeper.