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11/2 Kindergarten is ON

The forecasted weather will be past us by the Kindergarten start time of 6p, with the sun even making an appearance, so we will play as scheduled.

Please be sure to have all teams/players on the field as scheduled. Feel free to wear layers.

Have fun! Thanks for a great season. We have loved hosting you. Remember – Keep your fall jerseys for use in the spring. 🙂

Registration for the spring season will open in January. Keep an eye on our website and social pages for details.

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Updated: Friday Kindergarten Postponed Until Saturday

Updated Information: 2:49 pm Saturday, 10/27

If the weather looks like it is going to be unbearable for play once you get the field, please shorten or skip your practice time and get right to the games. At this moment the forecast is showing that rain is expected to begin again at 3:30.

Unfortunately, we are running out of time to reschedule matches this season with the upcoming time change so matches need to be played if conditions allow it.

Please use your best judgement when on the field and communicate with the opposing team.

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Due to the forecasted weather for Friday, we have postponed all scheduled Kindergarten activities. The practices and matches will now be on Saturday, 10/27 at 3p.

Your schedules have been updated to reflect the change.

All 10/27 Rec Matches To Be Played

All Saturday, 10/27 matches will be played as scheduled. This is on both CSC and NRU fields and includes all divisions, PreK-U18.

Please dress players accordingly. The temps will be in the low 40s in the early morning and quickly rising throughout the day.

Players are welcome – and advised – to wear layers tomorrow. Long-sleeves/jackets may be worn under jerseys. Long pants, gloves, and hats (no attachments or dangles) may also be worn.

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!
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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.