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Upcoming Referee Certification Course

August 25th, 8-5, at Roanoke College

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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

Time to Register for Fall Soccer

It’s that great time of year again. It’s time to register for fall rec soccer!

Registration is now open for players 3 -18 years old. To register, click on Register along the upper left side of our website.

Registration fees are $55* for PreK and Kindergarten, and $65* for U8+  *See below for explanation on increase and new family discount.

U8+ practices will begin the week of 8/27. Kindergarten will begin on 9/7, and PreK will begin on 9/8.

All players will need a soccer ball, shin guards, water bottle, cleats, and appropriate athletic clothing. We provide soccer socks and home/away jerseys.

Don’t forget to register as a volunteer. We ALWAYS need coaches and team managers. No soccer or coaching experience necessary; we provide all training and equipment. 

Save the Date: Our CSC Discount Weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Christiansburg is August 24-26. Receive 20% off all purchases for the entire weekend. Look for the coupon on our website in the coming weeks. 

Divisions:
PreK – players 3-4 years old. Practices and plays Saturday mornings 11:15-12. Coed.
Kindergarten – players of kindergarten age. Practices and plays Friday evenings 6-7p. Coed.
U8 – players 8 years old and under (or first and second grade). One weeknight practice and one Saturday morning game per week.
U10 – players 10 years old and under (or third and fourth grade). One weeknight practice and one Saturday morning game per week. Plays inter-league with NRU.
U13 – players 13 years old or under (or players in fifth, sixth, or seventh grade). Two weeknight practices and one Saturday morning game per week. Plays inter-league with NRU.
U18 – players 18 years old or younger (or eighth through twelfth grade). Two weeknight practices and one Saturday game. Plays inter-league with NRU.

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You will see some changes this season in the registration fee amount. Unfortunately, we have seen increases in our fees over the past two years, and while we have tried to keep our fees at the standard $50 registration fee, we are now forced to raise the cost of the season fees. 

We have implemented two brackets of increases: 

 – PreK and K have seen a $5 increase to their season fees bringing their fees to $55. 

 – U8+ have seen a $15 increase to their season fees bringing their fees to $65. 

In recent years/seasons our fees for referees and volunteer background checks has increased. We also have had to replace or repair many of our original goals – now a decade old – and our field maintenance costs have nearly doubled. Essentially, we are dealing with growing pains and fewer volunteers and our small non-profit cannot bear the burden of these increased costs. 

To offset these increases we are now offering family discounts for all divisions and payment plans for U8+. For every additional player registered you will receive a $5 discount. Payment plans are splitting fees into two payments. Your initial payment will be $35 due at the time of registration and your second payment, due October 5th, will be $30. See screenshot below of both the family discount and payment plan option. You do not have to select the payment plan, you can still opt to pay all your season fees at once. 

ODP ID & Tryouts Announced

 

West District (Roanoke Area) Aug 4-5 Reg closes: July 30 – 10am

Open to players with 2009 through 2002 birth years.

For more information and to register, visit VYSA’s ODP website at: http://www.vysa.com/odp/index_E.html

PRESS RELEASE

Thank you for your interest in the VYSA Olympic Development Program.  Your interest to the program is the result of your commitment, high qualities, and hard work thus far.

Players are required to attend district training sessions.  District ODP training is not just about the tryout process for the state pools, but is yet another avenue from which players can grow and develop further.  While a player’s club is his/her “home,” district ODP training provides an environment where players are playing with and against the best in their respective areas.  District training has a minimum of 7 sessions to include inter-district games in November and December.

After the district training sessions, the State ODP pool will then be selected and the State ODP pool training will begin.

We are looking for players to play for the state that exhibit the skill, character and work ethic to train at all levels of the program.  Players are expected to show up to practice on time and be properly prepared to train to include their dress, equipment, water, and character.  Players are expected to communicate and discuss any difficulties they have with their pool coach.

Fall tryout/identification for all players takes place during the designated tryout weekend for your district.  If you choose to register your player for this program, our coaching staff would need to evaluate your player and identify them to participate in the training pool.  Identification fees for ODP are $40 online and $60 onsite.

After the online tryout window is closed, onsite registration will be available the day of the session.  Please arrive 30 minutes early for onsite registration.

Once you commit to the program it is expressly understood by all players and their parents/guardians that once accepted to the program they are responsible for all fees associated with the program. No refunds will be given once accepted to the program should a player elect not to participate.  Failure to remit payment for any fees associated with the program can result in your player’s suspension from their home club!
Additional information will be communicated to the players by their administrator.  Please contact your District Administrator for further details.
Again, thank you for your interest in ODP.
Sincerely,
Gordon Miller
VYSA Technical Director
If you are unable to attend the tryout weekend, please follow these steps!
1. Please still register online!
2. Contact your age group head coach and let them know you were unable to attend.  They will arrange a time for you to be seen.
What should I wear to tryout weekend?
Wear a plan, non-club affiliated shirt, black shorts, and black socks.  Please DO NOT wear a previous ODP training shirt to tryout weekend

CSC Finishes Strong in BRSL Spring ’18 Season

CSC Finished Top Third in BRSL Divisions.

Christiansburg Soccer Club had teams in five out of the six divisions in the Blue Ridge Soccer League (BRSL) for the spring 2018 season. All CSC teams finished in the top three of their division.

Congratulations to all players, coaches, and families for a great showing this season! We’re very proud of how you represented yourselves and your club this season. We look forward to watching you play again in the fall.

11UB Blue Division: Coached by Jon Cozart and Michael Farley
Third Place – 4/4/2 Record – 2008 and 2007 Players
Finished the season strong winning their final three matches.

 

11UB Premiere Division: Coached by Daniel Fisher and Ben Potters
Second Place – 6/2/0 Record – 2008 and 2007 Players
1st/2nd Place came down to the final match of the season with a hard-fought competition against Danville.

 

12UB Division: Coached by Brian Smith, Drew Weir,  Alan Cummins
First Place in A Bracket – 6/4/0 Record – 2007 and 2006 Players
Evenly matched season with a lot of personal development for players.

 

12UG Division: Coached by Rick Rose
First Place – 8/0/2 Record – 2007 and 2006 Players
Undefeated season in a very competitive division.

 

14UB Division: Coached by Kieran Roberts, Marc Zaldivar, Andy Meyer
First Place: 9/0/0 Record. 2004 and 2003 Players
Grueling undefeated season with their final four matches played over four days.

 

14UG Division: Coached by Courtney Long
First Place: 5/0/1 Record – 2005 Players
The team played-up a division and still came away with an undefeated season.

Join Us At Summer Camp – British Soccer Camp 7/16-20

It’s time to register for our hugely popular British Soccer Camp held every third week of July at CMS.  Register by June 1st to get lots of extra freebies.

Christiansburg Soccer Club is pleased to announce partnership with Challenger Sports, providers of North America’s most popular soccer camp, to host a week long British Soccer camp – July 16th-20th @ Christiansburg Middle School, 1205 Buffalo Dr, Christiansburg, VA, 24073

Each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown into USA exclusively to work on these programs. This year Challenger will hold over 4,000 British Soccer Camps this summer and will coach over 150,000 players between the ages of 3 and 18, as well as completing FREE coach education clinics for over 40,000 parents and coaches.

Challenger’s British Soccer Camps are more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development (through the 1,000 touches curriculum), technical and tactical practices and daily ‘World Cup’ tournament style plays, each child will be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. Each camp is custom built to meet the needs of your players so Challenger will be directed by Christiansburg Soccer Club on the content of the camp that they require.

Each camper will receive a FREE camp T-shirt, soccer ball, soccer poster, individual skills performance evaluation and free access to an educational soccer website. In addition, any child who signs up online by June 1st   will receive a genuine British Soccer replica Jersey for just the cost of the shipping… (valued at $39).

For further information please Click Here to Register  or call Matt Bowman 443.860.0827 Or email him @ mbowman@challengersports.com

Congratulations to 13UG and 12UB for their success in Winston-Salem

Many CSC teams traveled to Winston-Salem this past weekend to compete in the Triad Beat the Heat Tournament. The tournament takes place over the course of two days, two games on Saturday and one or two games on Sunday.

Over the course of the tournament, two CSC teams made it to the finals in their division. The 13UG team, 2005 players, coached by Courtney Long, finished in first place in the 13U/14U division and our 12UB, 2006/2007 players, coached by Brian Smith, Drew Weir, and Alan Cummins placed second in the 12U division.

Congratulations to all teams that competed. You played strong and made us proud.

Travel Tryouts Announced – 2018-2019 Season

Christiansburg Soccer Club will be holding our 2018-2019 travel tryouts beginning the week of May 7th. All players wishing to play competitive/travel soccer during the upcoming fall and spring seasons must attend tryouts, this includes currently rostered players.

Tryouts will be held at Christiansburg Middle School, 1205 Buffalo Drive

All sessions are from 6:00-7:30. Players need to be at the field by 5:45 to check-in and receive their number.

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2008 Girls Rescheduled Dates: Tuesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, May 23rd.

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08/06 Boys and Girls – 5/8 and 5/10*
05 Girls – 5/8 and 5/9*  **UPDATED DATES**
07 Girls and Boys and 05 Boys – 5/7 and 5/9*

04 Boys and Girls – 5/15 and 5/17 ** Cancelled. Players are invited to register for the June High School Eligible tryouts.**

High School Eligible – 6/4 and 6/6

* Due to weather or number of players, we may add a third tryout date of 5/11.

All players are encouraged to attend both sessions in their age group. If a player is wishing to play up an age group, they must tryout for both their appropriate age group and the older age group. Players with a 2009 birth year that are interested in playing travel soccer are welcome to attend the tryouts during the 2008 sessions. If trying out for two sessions, this needs to be indicated on your registration.

All players trying out must be pre-registered. Pre-registration is free. To register, please visit our website at https://csoccer.org and click on Register along the upper left.

Click here for more information on our travel program.

No prior travel/competitive experience or CSC affiliation required to tryout for the travel program. All interested players are welcome and encouraged to attend.