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Complex Closed – Sunday April 13

The Carlisle Soccer Complex is closed due to weather and field conditions.  All home games played at the Complex are canceled and will be rescheduled by coaches.

Spring Season Update

Spring 2014 Season Update and Information

It’s hard to believe with snow on the ground and more in the forecast that it is time to start talking about the Spring soccer season.

As we are getting ready for spring season, I wanted to provide an update on some important dates and other housekeeping items.

Team Rosters

Team rosters will be distributed to coaches and posted on the website on March 2.  Please note that we are still looking for coaches for U10 girls, U10 boys and U12 boys.  If you can help in any way, please contact me as soon as possible.

Opening Weekend

First weekend of games is April 5/6

Picture Day

Pictures will be Saturday, April 12.  The schedule for pictures will be posted in mid-March.

Game Schedules

U6 and U8 schedules will be posted mid-March

U8 Travel, U10 and U12-U14 schedules will be posted when we receive them from the league.


Uniforms can be purchased from Soccer Connections at 3233 100th St  Urbandale, IA 50322, (515) 270-8141.  If you have not ordered your uniform yet, we recommend that you order ASAP to ensure delivery before the first game.

U6 & U8 players use the red/white reversible jersey, red shorts and red socks.  Note that we do not use numbers on jerseys at this age.

U10 and above players use the red/yellow striped jerseys, black shorts, and red socks.

Other Equipment

In addition to the uniform, please remember that shin guards are required at all practices and games and are worn under the socks.  Soccer cleats only: baseball and softball cleats have spikes on the toe, which are not allowed in soccer.

All players will need a soccer ball that they can bring to practice.  Depending on age, a different size ball is used.  U6 and U8 use a size 3 ball.  U10 and U12 use a size 4 ball.  U14 and above use a size 5 ball.

Soccer Complex Work Day

We will be having our Field work day on Saturday, March 22.  Please consider coming out on the Field Day to help get the complex ready for the Spring season.  We are a volunteer run organization and we rely on your help to keep things running.  We will update with more information closer to the work day

Spring Registration Closed

Spring Registration is now officially closed.  We are still accepting registrations for several age groups.  If you are interested in registering or have any questions, please contact the club registrar at or Joe Fortelka at

Spring 2014 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Spring 2014 Season.  Registration will end Jan 22, 2014.  Registrations received after this date are subject to a late fee and team availability.

Click the link below to register online:

register now

New Season…New Look…Same Great Soccer

Welcome to the new and improved Carlisle Soccer Club website.  We’ve updated the site with a clean, fresh look to help kick off our fall 2013 season. Over the next several weeks we will be updating and adding new great content to the site, so stay tuned and check in every once in a while to see what’s new.

Coerver Summer Training Camp Opportunities

The Carlisle Soccer Club is excited to help promote a new and exciting training opportunity for our players this summer.  Coerver Iowa will be putting on several camps this summer for kids age 4 – 16.  The camps will be held at the Indianola High School the week of June 17.  To register, visit and click Find Camp, or download the paper registration form at the link below:

Coerver Iowa Camp Registration Form

Register by May 1 to get the early registration discount.

Coerver Coaching is a world-renowned coaching system that is in use at all levels of play in 15 countries around the world.  We are fortunate to have two of our own coaches who are the Directors of Coerver Iowa, Eric Birkenholtz and Ken Sadler, both of whom will be helping run the camps this summer.

We highly recommend these camps for any club players looking for training opportunities this summer.  The Coerver system and methodology are the foundation for the Carlisle Soccer Club’s player development system.  The goals are simple:

  • Develop skilled, confident and creative players
  • Make the game fun to practice and play
  • Teach good sportsmanship and respect for all
  • Value winning but not more than character and performance

If you have any questions regarding the camps or the Coerver system, feel free to contact Eric Birkenholtz,

UPDATED concession stand schedule

Please download the updated spring concession stand schedule here.

candy bar

Early Arts Festival results are in: $2000+ in tips!


It’s been about two weeks since the Arts Festival has ended at and it’s been made pretty clear that Carlisle Soccer Club volunteers are ROCK STARS! Thanks to the very hard work of Melissa Karnatz (that’s her, right, counting tips during a lull in the crowd) and David Gutierrez (that’s him, below, chilling over a cooler full of adult beverages as the chief beer-grabber during most of the event’s three days) and and amazing group of volunteers, we achieved fantastic results.


Josh Baxter
Joe Fortelka
Brian Preston
Tracy VanZante
Ken Sadler
Krista Beck
Lisa Christie
Melanie Coon
Brandy Neer
Jill Davey
Nichole Wyckoff
Clint Smalley
Mark True
Mark Beck

William Rick
Gaylene Rick
Cinda Durrell

Shawn Durrell

Aimee Grismore
Shanna Nablo
Melissa Sadler
Eric Birkenholtz
Chad Egan
Julie Fitgerald
Phillip Medina
Sharon Clark
Katie Lewis
Jodi Reed
Jen Yates
Lynn Yates
Dawn Payne

Brian Payne

Tara Morris
John Kamerick

Tiffany Kamerick

Tom Staecker
Tom Nelson
Kyle Brown
Mellanie Brown
Jeff Lierow
Bill Polka
Brendie Polka
Carrie Swain
Marty Northway

Please forgive us if we didn’t catch everybody’s name, but suffice it to say that it was a fantastic team effort!

"We ran the Arts Festival this year," wrote Mellisa in a Club-wide email after the event."We walked away with more than $2100 in tips alone!"

It will be a couple months before we learn how much of the proceeds we earned from sales.We’re looking for some great numbers because, Friday night we were second in sales and Saturday we were first! 

"I’m telling you….people love us!" wrote Melissa. "Our energy was what brought us our customers!  It is because of our volunteers that we were able to pull off what we did!

"I cannot say THANK YOU enough! I know that it took time away from schedules and family to be able to come help us out." she said. "I hope that each and every single one of you know just how much our volunteers are appreciated!" 


June 9th: Youth Soccer Night at the Menace

Only one more home game until Youth Soccer Night!  Come out to Valley Stadium June 9th at 7:30pm for a fun filled evening! 

Join us in our juggling contest, play on the inflatables, and our newest edition play a game in our Street Soccer Zone. 

Players get into the game for free when they wear their Carlisle Soccer Club jersey (or t-shirts for u6 and u8). Coaches get in free with their coaches card.

See you at the Menace game!

Big soccer news for the south side

Late last week, the Iowa Soccer Association unveiled plans to build a $6 million, 100,000-square-foot State Indoor Training Center (SITC) in the Des Moines Metro area. The facility will be built on the west end of Southridge Mall which is located on Des Moines’ south side.  A joint venture of Iowa Soccer and the Iowa Barnstormers Arena Football franchise, the SITC is envisioned to serve the statewide soccer community year-round from a centrally-located facility.
Plans for the SITC include a regulation 360-foot by 195-foot synthetic turf soccer field, which also accommodates an official 200-foot by 85-foot arena football field. In addition, the facility offers office and meeting space, audio/visual facilities, a concessions area and a coaching education center.
The SITC will enable Iowa Soccer to expand its Indoor Championship Series, host state and regional college recruiting events and tournaments, host regional ODP events, train and develop top players through the Iowa Olympic Development Program, offer National and State coach education courses (USYS National Youth License, USSF C-License, NSCAA Regional courses), offer state-level referee courses and provide the statewide Iowa Soccer community with a centrally located year-round athletic facility.  In addition, Iowa Soccer plans to expand its special needs programming (TOPSoccer), underserved-population sports programming (Soccer Across America) and offer a number of Level 3 festivals and events.
Iowa Soccer believes that the existence of the SITC and its resulting programming will help create a higher profile statewide for soccer as well as more opportunities to play, which will, in turn, help Iowa Soccer affiliates improve participation numbers.
Funding for construction of the SITC is being sought through private donations and public grants. Operated through a separate nonprofit, the Iowa Sports and Wellness Foundation, ongoing maintenance and operational expenses for the Center will be self-sustainable with the infusion of new income and operational revenue generated from Iowa Soccer Association activities, the Iowa Barnstormers, facility rental, and individual usage fees.
The SITC Campaign Committee initiated a capital campaign in late November and initial fundraising efforts are focused on major contributions of $50,000 or more. To learn more about the project and how to provide support, visit www.IowaSITC .com, “like” the facebook page, “follow” the tweets, or contact Ian Bradley at the Iowa Soccer Association at (515) 252-6363 ext. 102,