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Gino DiFlorio, Technical Director

We are excited to welcome Gino DiFlorio as CASA's new Technical Director!
 
For many of you, Gino is a familiar face. He has been a coach and trainer with our club for a few years and has also been serving as one of the club's assistant technical directors, focusing on CASA's elite travel teams. Gino has extensive experience in leading large soccer clubs and is one of the most respected soccer administrators in the region.
 
As our new Technical Director, Gino will work collaboratively with our Club Manager, Casey Lenker, as well as our Club's staff and coaches, to run and implement the technical side of our operations. He will be the primary point of contact for our coaches and trainers, as well as a resource for players and parents. Gino brings a wealth of soccer knowledge, energy and perspective to the position and will look to continue to grow our club. Anyone who knows Gino knows he has a strong passion for the game of soccer and for CASA's players and programs, and he will be a major asset for the future of our club.
 
Gino was selected by the CASA Board of Directors to take over as the club's Technical Director for Richard Chinapoo, who announced his retirement earlier this month. Richard was one of the founding members of CASA back in 1996 and returned a few years ago to usher the club through some difficult times. You can read Richard's Open Letter to the families of CASA here.
 
Richard will transition into a consulting role and also remain as a coach within our club. Our gratitude to him for all that he has done for CASA cannot be expressed in words.
 
Gino officially started transitioning into his new role as Technical Director on Aug. 9th. We look forward to Gino's leadership and wish him all the best in this new position.
 
Sincerely,
 
Bill Thomas
President
CASA Board of Directors

 

 

 

Gino DiFlorio Announcement

Open Letter From Richard Chinapoo

Dear CASA families,
 
As CASA enters its 25 th  year providing quality soccer programming for children of all ages and skill levels, I am proud of the accomplishments our club, and our community, have made to bring a love of soccer to the Capital Area.
 
We first opened our doors in 1996. Today, the club provides soccer-related programs to nearly 1,200 players, including one of the largest recreational soccer programs in the region.
 
I returned to Harrisburg several years ago to help carry CASA through one of its most difficult times. I made the decision to come back to CASA and the mid-state (from sunny Miami, Florida) because I knew just how important this club was to our community. I was not sure how long I would be needed as the General Manager/Technical Director, but I knew I would be here as long as it took to ensure the club was in good shape, both financially and technically.
 
I am writing this open letter to say that I believe we are at that point.
 
I am confident in my belief that CASA’s future is bright, and the club is on a solid and sturdy footing. And I believe that now is my time to step aside as the club’s Technical Director.
 
In addition to knowing the club is in good hands, my decision to step back from a leadership role with the club is also personal. I am at a point where I would like to spend more time with my family.
 
I will remain connected to CASA, serving as a consultant to the club and coaching teams. And I plan to continue to be around the soccer fields as much as possible.
 
CASA will announce its new Technical Director later this week, and I believe the club will be in good hands with its new leadership in place.
 
Thank you to the families and players for their commitment to CASA and for allowing me the privilege of being part of your community over the past 25 years. I know our club’s future is bright, and I am grateful to have played a role in its success.
 
Sincerely, 
 
Richard
 
 
 

Richard Chinapoo's Letter

CASA in the News!

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Congratulations to our players that were selected to All-Star Teams for their respective high schools (Fall 2020)!

United Soccer Coaches Region II All-American Team                                                   

Connor Swope (03M Elite United)

Sam Hershey (03M Elite United)

 

 

United Soccer Coaches All Region II Team                                                                     

Connor Swope (03M Elite United)

Sam Hershey (03M Elite United)

 

 

PA All-State Team                                                                                                               

Connor Swope (03M Elite United)

Sam Hershey (03M Elite United)

Luke Johnson (03M Elite Unted)

Jason Goldfeder (03M Elite United)

 

 

Mid Penn Conference All-Stars                                                                                          

Capital Division

First Team                                                                   Second Team

  • Konstantinos Giannaris (04M Elite)                    ●   Garrett Hughes (02/03M Elite)
  • Ben Starner (04M Elite)                                      ●   Jadir Rahman (02/03M Elite)

 

Colonial Division

First Team                                                                   Second Team

  • Cace Oburn (03M Elite United)                          ●   Jaden Dopp (05F Elite)
  • Connor Swope (03M Elite United)
  • Dante Beddia (02/03M Elite)

 

Commonwealth Division

Commonwealth Division Co- Player of the Year – Luke Johnson and Jason Goldfeder

 

First Team                                                                   Second Team

  • Luke Johnson (03M Elite United)                       ●   Eric Axtman (03M Elite United)
  • Luke Mason (03M Elite United)                          ●   Evan Tran (03M Elite United)
  • Jason Goldfeder (03M Elite United)
  • Luke Snyder (03M Elite United)

 

 

Keystone Division

First Team

  • Ben Zimmer (03M Elite United)
  • Bryson Sunho (03M Elite United)
  • Jake Fisher (02/03M Elite)   

 

Commonwealth Christian Athletic Conference                                                                

First Team

  • Hayden Bassoff (04M Elite)

 

Lancaster Lebanon League                                                                                                

Lancaster League Player of the Year – Sam Hershey

First Team

  • Sam Hershey (03M Elite United)
  • John Moore (02/03M Elite)

 

 

Tri-Valley Athletic Association                                                                                           

First Team

  • Johnny Dessin (02/03M Elite)

 

 

York Adams League                                                                                                            

First Team

  • Andrew Compton (03M Elite United)
  • Leon Bellenbaum (02/03M Elite)
  • Jaeger James (04M Elite)

 

CASA Christmas Toy Drive

CASA held their first Christmas Toy Drive this past December (2019).  We participated with KidsPeace, a local non-profit foster care and adoption agency with offices throughout Central PA.  Thank you to all who donated and made the holidays brighter these kids in need and the families who love and care for them.

 

 


Toy Drive 2020 - Thank you!

Kids First Travel Tryouts!

CASA is proud to partner with EPYSA and other clubs in the Central PA area to support the "Kids First Initiative". The first step of this will be to establish tryout dates for all participating clubs in early May. This year, CASA's tryouts for the Travel Soccer program will not start prior to May 4th. With this initiative it will allow a player to develop naturally through the Spring season.

At the EPYSA meeting to approve this initiative our Technical Director, Richard Chinapoo, represented CASA. Richard is excited for this initiative, and wanted to let our club know this news. "I commend all clubs taking part in this initiative as we continue to provide quality soccer development in Central PA. The focus for the year should be to develop the player and not put them into a situation halfway through the season where they need to choose a club. "

EPYSA Article

Concession Stand

Here is a short news segment on our new Concession Stand by ABC 27 news.

ABC 27 News Concession Stand