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Spring 2022 Season Registration!

CSC Friends! It’s that time again! Time to register for the Spring 2022 soccer season. Please visit http://www.csoccer.org and click on “Register & Account Access” on the menu (upper left side on desktop, “pancake” stack on upper right side on mobile), then choose the item in the sub-menu that best fits your needs (Recreation, Academy, Travel, or Volunteer).

As a reminder, Recreation level soccer is offered from ages PreK through U18. You will choose the organization level for your child during registration. If you have used SportsEngine before, please take care to notice which child the system is trying to register. For example, if last year your 10-year-old played but this season she doesn’t want to play but your 8-year-old does, then the system will automatically have a profile for your last-season player. You will need to choose the option for a new player and complete it accordingly. If you have two parents / guardians that would like to be informed of things, please fill out sections for both parent / guardians. Please also take time to fill out the sections for requested teammates, coaches, and days you cannot practice. Filling out these sections as accurately as possible during registration makes things easier when it comes time to build rosters. Finally, you have the option to use your last year’s Rec jerseys or request new ones if your child needs a bigger size, jersey is in disrepair, etc.

For Academy level soccer, if your child was on last year’s team you will need to re-register using the Academy link please. If your child was not on Academy last season, and the child is U10 level (roughly ages 9-10, third and fourth grade, with exceptions), and you wish to find out more information about CSC Academy, please email us at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com prior to registration. We are in the process of evaluating participation and may be reaching out to some CSC members regarding player and coach recruitment.

Registration is still a work in progress for Travel level soccer. We have contact information for returning players and we will be in contact soon. Rosters will remain largely the same as during the Fall season, so this is not anticipated to be an issue.

Coaches and managers please re-register using the volunteer link, even if you did so last season. We appreciate your continuing support!

Finally, some important dates to put on the calendar:

Registration: January 22nd, 2022 – February 20th, 2022

Dicks Sporting Goods Shop Weekend: February 18th, 2022 – February 21st, 2022 (Click here for coupon)

Practices Begin: February 28th, 2022 – March 4th, 2022

Games Begin: March 18th, 2022 & March 19th, 2022

No Games: Easter Weekend (Also Spring Break): April 15th, 2022 & April 16th, 2022

Season Ends: May 6th, 2022 & May 7th, 2022

Recreation Fall 2021 Games — Updated!

Please read carefully as there has been an update to this post!

Last update Wednesday September 8th 2:45 PM.

First week:

K Sessions –  Friday Sept 10, 6 PM, Christiansburg Middle School

Pre-K Sessions Saturday Sept 11, 10:15 AM, Christiansburg Middle School

U8-U13 Games Saturday Sept 11 Morning (see schedules below and/or coch for specifics, U10 and U13 still in flux due to referee scheduling)

U18 Games TBD

For Pre-K and K divisions, families, please come to CMS about 15 minutes before your scheduled session. This will give you time to meet up with a CSC representative at the gate, receive jerseys*, and a size 3 ball if your child needs one. Please make sure children are properly wearing shin guards underneath long socks. Coaches will meet up with a CSC representative to receive equipment such as cones and pop-up goals and will keep them throughout the season and turn them in following the week 8 session. *Please note that in most cases coaches have picked up a bundle of jerseys for their team, or will be able to pick up a bundle of jerseys for their team. However, due to accommodations and other roster changes there will undoubtedly be situations where teams have too few or too many jerseys. Please turn in extras to the CSC representative and please see the CSC representative if you need jerseys. On the schedules below, each field number has two teams listed. There will be flags placed in the ground with numbers to help orient families to the correct field. Teams listed as “Home” should have their children slip on the grey jersey and teams listed as “Away” should have their children slip on the blue jersey. Coaches will lead drills and mini-games for half the session and then the two teams sharing a field will play each other in a game with coaches as referees. Please see the game guides for more details on division rules.

For U8 boys and girls, your schedules include fields and times. Teams please look the schedule over and let us know if you find any errors. Coaches, please make sure to communicate with families in case of any changes.

For U10 and U13 boys, girls, and coed, your schedules will come soon. Please communicate with coaches for exact details. We are depending on other agencies to help supply referees and fields and we may have to change things with short notice. Coaches can add and edit events into SportsEngine to help manage this effort. In the event of a change be sure to follow the CSC website and social media for last minute changes. We will notify whole teams if the schedule changes.

For U18, we are still working on finding games for you in the local area. Please contact CSC if you wish to use a Saturday as an extra practice day or inter-squad scrimmage and we will help coordinate assigning field space.

For all levels: It is always best every week to bring both color jerseys to practice in case there is a miscommunication or too few / too many players on a team to play. This will save you the trouble of having to run back home when you find out your team is “home” and not “away” or vice versa!

Please contact us with any questions or concerns!

Please find your age section below for more details.

Kindergarten:

Kindergarten Schedule Fall 2021

Pre-K:

Pre-K Schedule Fall 2021
(Note: Yocum is double-listed for week 8 and Thompson is missing. This will be corrected.)

U8 Boys:

U8 Boys Schedule Fall 2021

U8 Girls:

U8 Girls Schedule Fall 2021

U10 Boys:

Pending referee assignments.

U10 Girls:

Pending referee assignments.

U13 Coed:

Pending referee assignments.

U13 Girls:

Pending referee assignments.

last weekend to sign up for Fall 2021 Recreation and Academy

Just a reminder CSC friends! Registration for Fall 2021 Recreation and Academy goes through the end of this weekend (21-22 August). Don’t miss out on the fun! Please also consider signing up as a volunteer coach or team manager. No experience necessary — CSC provides all the training you need.

Academy practices start the 23rd of August, 6-7:15 pm at Good Shepherd Baptist Church. Practices for Recreation should start the week of 29 August with the first games tentatively scheduled for 11 September. Coaches will be in contact with teams after rosters are finalized after registration closes.

check spam filters for sportsengine emails

CSC friends,

Please check your spam/junk folders in your email for messages from “Christiansburg Soccer Club” with email “no-reply@mailer.sportsengine.com” . These are mass emails generated via the new CSC SportsEngine website by our Director, Daniel Gibson. You definitely don’t want to miss out on these messages, so please please “mark as not junk/spam” however your email system allows. So far there should be a few emails with subjects like “CSC Soccer”, “Coaches/Volunteers”, and “Coaches Needed”, along with any registration receipts you may have received.

Coaches and managers have the option to communicate with teams via email, text groups, or mass communication via the SportsEngine website or app. Now’s the time to make sure you’re getting SportsEngine emails so that you don’t miss any during the regular season which starts soon.

Thanks!

academy fall 2021 practice starting soon!

Just a reminder: CSC Academy starts next week!

WHO: CSC Academy U10 boys and girls.

WHAT: CSC Academy Fall 2021 regular season practices.

WHERE: Good Shepherd Baptist Church soccer field. 155 Dunlap Dr NE, Christiansburg, VA 24073.

WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7:15 pm, starting Monday August 23rd.

HOW: U.S. Soccer licensed coaches implementing play-practice-play training sessions focusing on skill and moment-of-the-game development in a fun environment.

Have players wear comfortable practice clothes appropriate for the weather. Include shin guards, long socks, cleats, and size 4 ball (extras available by request). Bring a water bottle with lots of ice water.

Check CSC website / Facebook for field status updates in case of inclement weather. For any questions, please contact christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com

fall 2021 timeline

August 22nd: Registration for Fall 2021 season ends

August 22-28: CSC Director finalizes roster assignments, and practice times and locations. CSC Director coordinates and conducts clothing and equipment handout and coach training. CSC Director schedules inter- and intra- club games.

August 27-29: 20% off coupon days at DICKS Sporting Goods for CSC families to buy any necessary equipment.

August 29 – September 3: First week of practices for Recreation levels U8-U18.

September 4: No games for Recreation yet on this day. Encourage Recreation level children to review their level game guide and any other resources the coach or CSC has provided for the team. Check gear to make sure it is suitable for practices and games.

September 5 – September 10: Second week of practices for Recreation levels U8-U18.

September 10 (evening): First Recreation Kindergarten practice / game session. Time and location TBD. Bring both grey and blue shirts just in case!

September 11: First games for Recreation U8-U18. Times and locations TBD. First Pre-K practice game session. Time and location TBD. Bring both grey and blue shirts just in case!

Further games for Recreation level will continue every Saturday (Friday for Kindergarten) for eight weeks, conditions permitting.

For Travel and Academy, you either have, or will soon be in contact with your coach, team manager, or Travel/Academy Director.

Any questions we might have missed? Please feel free to leave a comment on the Facebook post or email christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com