Arena Soccer Returns to Cleveland as Freeze Join PASL
The Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) today announced the Cleveland Freeze will join the league for the 2013/14 season. The Freeze will open its home schedule this November at the Soccer Sportsplex in North Olmsted, Ohio. The Cleveland Freeze will launch with the support of anchor corporate sponsor NOSHOK Inc.
With a passion for the game of soccer and the Northeast Ohio community the Cleveland Freeze was founded by Clevelanders Scott Snider, Louis Kastelic, Dave Gaddis, Chris Snider and Chris Cole. The ownership team is no stranger to the game, and includes former professional players, collegiate coaches and team managers. Their goal is to bring the arena soccer game back into their local community and provide an exciting, unique and affordable form of entertainment.
Leading the way for the Freeze are Scott Snider and Louis Kastelic. Both passionate Clevelanders and soccer enthusiasts, Scott and Louis followed their dreams of owning a professional soccer team and created the concept of a Cleveland team in early 2013.
Scott Snider will serve as the President & General Manager. He is a recognized young entrepreneur who started his first business at age 17; he is a recipient of the Northeast Ohio Top 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers Award as well as a part of the Class of 2013 Cleveland Bridge Builders program, a program through the Cleveland Leadership Center.
Louis Kastelic will be the team's Head Coach & Director of Team Operations. At age 26, Louis is the youngest head coach in PASL history. He is Co-Owner and CEO of CantBeBeat, an investment promotional and marketing company as well as an Assistant Coach for the John Carroll University's Men's Soccer Team and Head Coach of their reserve team.
These two young entrepreneurs join forces with veteran entrepreneurs and businessmen Dave Gaddis of Vintage Wine Distributor, Chris Snider of Aspire Management and Chris Cole of NOSHOK. The team of five creates a strong background of both business and soccer knowledge and they share many passions together such as family business and values and giving back to their local community.
The Freeze is an active community member. They will create a unique opportunity for the promotion of community based programs and initiatives and will be involved in organizing and coaching camps and other programs with community organizations in Northeast Ohio.
"We are excited to bring arena soccer back to the Cleveland area," said PASL Commissioner Kevin Milliken. "The Cleveland Freeze group has both an appreciation of arena soccer and the business acumen to make this a successful venture."
About Professional Arena Soccer League and Premier Arena Soccer League
The PASL is a professional league which began play on October 25, 2008. The league, which will begin its sixth season in November, is the largest and longest-running arena soccer organization in the US. The Tulsa Revolution, Ontario Fury, Wichita B-52s, Monterrey Flash, Saltillo Rancho Seco, and Cleveland Freeze have been added for the 2013/14 season. The PASL-Premier just concluded its 16th season as the nation's top amateur arena soccer league and the official developmental league of the PASL. Both the PASL and PASL-Premier are members of Federacion Internacional de Futbol Rapido (FIFRA).