Academy Registration Open

Did you know that CSC offers a Developmental Academy Program for all players that love the beautiful game of soccer and want to learn more about the sport?

We are currently seeking girls and boys with birth years 2011, 2010, and 2009 to participate in our academy program for the fall. The program is open to all players that have a desire to learn more about soccer and spend time developing their skills. No specific skills or experience required; just a love of the sport and the desire to learn more. 

Note: This is NOT a competitive program, this is a learning program for players who have a love of soccer and want to have fun while focusing on their developing their skills. 


For more information about the program and to register, visit our website at: https://csoccer.org/academy-program/

*If you’ve already registered for rec, but want to give academy a try, that’s perfectly fine. Just register – for FREE – for the pre-season academy camps and then decide which program you like best. But, if your player LOVES soccer, then we are certain that the Academy program is going to be a good fit. If not, they get guaranteed placement on a rec roster. It’s a win-win!

Background information for players beginning this season:

Over the past six years we have been slowly building our academy program in order to offer CSC players the opportunity to further develop their individual skills and to foster a love of the beautiful game.These last two seasons we have seen our Developmental Academy Program grow to be the largest in the area. With this rapid growth and success, it is now time to make some changes to better serve the players as we continue to grow together. We’re excited for the changes beginning this fall and hope that all of you will see the benefit.

Academy Director:

The most exciting of these changes is the introduction of an Academy Director. We are thrilled to announce that Daniel Fisher has agreed to be our Developmental Academy Director. Coach Fisher has coached academy soccer for four years before moving on to coach in the travel program. He is a U.S. Soccer certified coach whose knowledge covers all facets of the game. His temperament is ideally suited for this role and combined with his coaching experience will undoubtedly make our program even more successful.

Coach Fisher will oversee the training curriculum, coaching staff, and individual player development for both the boys and the girls academy programs. We hope that you will join us in welcoming Coach Fisher as Academy Director.

Pre-Season Camps:

In seasons past, we have offered the program in turns by invitation/recommendation-only, held tryouts, ran evaluations, and finally had an open policy where all who were interested got to play in the Program. However, after discussing at length with Coach Fisher, we have jointly decided that moving forward we will hold two nights of Pre-Season Camps. The purpose of these Camp nights is to ensure that all registered Academy players are ready to move on to the next stage of learning and are suited to the program. This is NOT a tryout. The Camps will be run more like a practice.

Note: If after the pre-season camps, either you as the parent or the coach feel that the player isn’t quite ready for the academy program, players can return to the rec program with guaranteed roster placement and come back to academy at a later time.

Season Fees:

The program fees equal to that of our rec program, $65.

Registration:

Registration will be in two parts. The first part will be registration for the Camps. There is no registration fee for the Camps. After the two camp nights, full registration for the program will need to be completed. This is when the $65 season fees are due. There is a payment plan option available to assist with fees.

General Program Information:

 – We will be offering academy for 10U and 9U boys and girls, 2009, 2010, and 2011 birth years.
–  Registration for the Camps is now open. To register, visit our website at https://csoccer.org.
– Registration for the Camps will close, Sunday 8/19 at 6pm.
 – Camps will be held August 21st and 23rd at CMS from 6:00-7:30
 – There will be two practices per week, Monday and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 at CMS
– While the program is co-ed, teams will not be. There will be individual girls teams and individual boys teams.
– Games will be on the weekend when scheduled. There may not be games every weekend.
– Games will be structured as any of the following: a) traditional games, b) inter-squad friendlies, c) festivals, d) 3v3/4v4 play

If you have any questions on the program or the changes listed, please contact christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com.

Best regards,

Michelle Ireland

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