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A message from the SJSC president.



The St. Johns Soccer Club (SJSC) is dedicated to the development of the sport of soccer from the youth player through young adult levels. We are devoted to the principles of maximum effort and fair play and to impart knowledge, respect, and a life-long love for the game. Our soccer club strives to teach, develop, and enhance the fundamentals of the sport at all levels so players can reach their full potential in the game.


We offer opportunities in two programs -

  • Academy Teams - for players U4 to U8
  • Select Teams - for U9 to U19 players


Age Appropriate Teams/Rosters are based on Player Birth Year, see matrix below.


All of our teams practice at our SJSC Complex in St. Johns.

  • Academy games are played at complex typically on Saturdays, but some Sundays may be nessicary due to weather impacting weekend game schedules. 
  • Select teams are registered and play competitive, league games in the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) which comprises of clubs from around the Greater Lansing Area.  For Select teams half their games are home and half away each Fall and Spring.



CASL is a member of the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA), US Youth Soccer (USYS) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).  As such, age groups are determined based on calendar year.  CASL hosts leagues in U9-U13, U15 Non-High School, U16 and U19 for both boys and girls.  The fall season runs from September through October and the spring season runs from April through mid-June.  In accordance with MSYSA rules, tryouts for teams can begin on the 3rd Saturday of June each year.

CASL has been in operation for approximately 30 years and has provided soccer opportunities to over 40,000 youth in that time.  CASL reaches as far as Jackson, St. Johns, Ionia and Fowlerville.

CASL works closely with the Greater Lansing Area Referees Association (GLASRA) to train and develop young referees.


SJSC contact for more information -

Randy Padgett
Soccer Club President


St. Johns Soccer Club
P.O. Box 97
St. Johns, MI 48879