Upcoming tryouts – U14G travel

CSC intends to form a U14Girls travel team (U14G CSC Eagles) to compete in the Classic level of the Blue Ridge Soccer League (BRSL).

The tryout will be Saturday, February 8th at 11am at a location to be determined (may need to be held indoors depending on the weather).

The DOB age range will be August 1, 1999, to July 31, 2001.

Costs for the spring season are expected to be $95.

Players must pre-register for the tryout by contacting Dennis Nagel at den4law@yahoo.com no later than Tuesday, February 4th. The BRSL does require the presentation of a birth certificate to obtain a player’s card, so players need to make sure they have that document available for the February 8th tryout. If not, act now to obtain a replacement.

The U14G Eagles expect to practice on 4 Saturdays prior to the season (Feb 22, March 1, 8, 15) and have a single regular weeknight practice on Tuesdays. Jason Mahugh, CSC’s highest licensed coach, has agreed to coach the team. He is also willing to hold a 2nd weekly skills practice on Thursdays if players are interested. Based on the fall season of the BRSL, it is expected that the Eagles will play 4 games in Christiansburg, 2 games in Roanoke, and 2 games in either Franklin County, Botetourt, or Smith Mtn Lake. If possible, a couple of scrimmages will also be set in Christiansburg. The purpose of this team is developmental, and is geared towards players who may not be eligible for a JV team (Auburn, EastMont, Floyd, homeschool, private school) and those who are concerned they may not make the CHS JV team or may not receive much playing time on that team.

Another reason for the formation of this team is the uncertainty of whether there will be enough girls to field a full U18G division. Auburn fielded a rec team in the fall but most of those players will be part of the first-ever AHS girls varsity soccer team. Blacksburg and Christiansburg are expected to lose rec players to JV soccer. If players are interested in playing U18G rec, they should sign up early so that we can better gauge whether the division can be formed. If you sign up for U18G and the division cannot be formed, the player will have an opportunity to switch to U18Coed or have their money refunded. If a 7th grade girl seeks to move up to U18G and it is not formed, those players will have an opportunity to move back to U13Coed or U13Girls.

If you have questions about trying out for the U14G CSC Eagles, or have questions generally about travel and academy soccer, please call Dennis Nagel at 392-1183.

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