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2021-22 Season Travel Tryouts

Travel/Competitive Tryouts for the 2021-2022 season are announced.

Is your player interested in playing more competitively?
Are they hoping to play soccer for their middle/high school team?
Are they killing it in rec or academy and ready for the next step?
Then the CSC competitive travel program could be for them.
We are offering team-by-team supplemental tryouts for all interested players the week of 17 May.
Please review the birth year requirements for each team for tryout dates and contact information.
Birth years:
BOYS
2011/2010 – May 18th & 20th (T/R) – Contact: Chris Penny gobblertown.pirate@gmail.com
2009 – May 18th & 20th (T/R) – Contact: Karen Taylor 4techfanz@gmail.com
2008 –  May 17th (M) Contact: Allison Sawyers allison.c.sawyers@gmail.com
2007 – Dates TBD  Contact: DeeAnn Bruce deeannbruce@ymail.com
2006 – 2003 – Dates TBD  Contact: Chris Penny gobblertown.pirate@gmail.com
GIRLS
2011/2010/2009 – May 17th & 20th (M/R) – Contact: Jennifer Trotter jetrotter@k12.com
2008 – May 18th & 20th  (T/R) – Contact: Keri Barker keri@lookingupconstruction.com
2007/2006 – Dates TBD  – Contact: Niki Sanders Nicole.Sanders@kollmorgen.com
2005-2003 – Dates TBD – Contact: Will Pfeil wpfeil@vt.edu
Please contact the listing team manager for more information about your tryout.
We look forward to seeing all of you out on the fields.

Tryouts are open to all new and returning, rec, academy, or travel players birth year 2011 and above, from any area or club.

Players are allowed to tryout for a birth year one year above their own, however they MUST also attend the tryout dates for their current birth year

If you have any questions, contact us at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com

Save at Dick’s All Weekend 3/12-15

Get geared up for the fall season at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Christiansburg.

CSC Families receive 20% off storewide the entire weekend of March 12-15th + we’re now getting 10% back on all purchases to put toward our club-wide fundraising efforts.

All players* will need cleats, shin guards, water bottle, athletic bottoms, and a ball. We provide the home and away jerseys and one pair of socks per player for any that selected that during registration. (Be sure to keep your provided equipment for the spring season.)

*PreK & K can wear sneakers, but all other divisions will need to wear cleats.

Ball sizes:
Size 3, PreK-U8
Size 4 – U10 and Academy
Size 5 – U13+

Download or screen shot your special CSC coupon here: https://cmm.dickssportinggoods.com/crmcdn/getoffer.aspx?offer_entity_code=O2419WMJ&token=Gsu9qgyQmIY7ro1Asy58kgJXzoVYGJ1E3SRItIQnNevfeIyDITqm-4xEDHJvVpP3y3ptSsE687MDH-U-NbVFkA2




Time for soccer!

Update: Registration for the spring season is closed. Registration for the fall season will open in July. We hope to see you then.

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

Registration will remain open through Sunday, 21 February.

Registration fees for the rec program are:
$55 for PreK and Kindergarten
$65 for U8+

Registration for the two other programs are:
$80 for Developmental Academy Program, plus any uniform fees
$175 for the competitive travel program, plus travel, coach, and uniform fees

All programs will have a $3 service fee per transaction. Please see explanation below. 

All rec divisions will begin play in March.

Academy and Travel players will receive their start dates from their managers or coaches.

All players will need a soccer ball, shin guards, water bottle, cleats, and appropriate athletic clothing.

We provide soccer socks and home/away jerseys to all players that selected that option during registration.

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.

Rec Divisions:
PreK – players 3-4 years old. Coed.
Kindergarten – players of kindergarten age.  Coed.
U8 – players 8 years old and under (or first and second grade).
U10 – players 10 years old and under (or third and fourth grade).
U13 – players 13 years old or under (or players in fifth, sixth, or seventh grade).
U18 – players 18 years old or younger (or eighth through twelfth grade).

Return to Play Guidelines: 2020-21 Season

Return to Play Guidelines:

Please review the following Return to Play Guidelines prior to registering your player for the 2020-21 season. These guidelines have been developed in accordance with national, state, and local safety guidelines and measures.

Subject to change.

For everyone:

  • If you have been sick or have flu-like symptoms or symptoms known to be associated with Covid-19, or have been exposed to someone who has been sick or is showing flu-like symptoms or symptoms known to be associated with Covid-19, DO NOT attend any CSC activities or events. 
  • If you have tested positive for Covid-19, or have been exposed to someone who has, please notify us at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com right away. 
  • Stay home if you do not feel comfortable following national, state, local, or club guidelines. 
  • Cover your cough and/or sneeze with a tissue/cloth or your elbow.
  • Avoid unnecessary physical contact and maintain social distance.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Disinfect equipment and clothing regularly.
  • Wear a mask in accordance with state and local guidelines. Masks are recommended by everyone who is not actively playing or involved in training.
  • Participants, Coaches, and Spectators should maintain a minimum of 10 feet apart where practical.
  • Review additional resources for further information.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com

At the fields:

  • Sanitation stations will be at all field locations.
  • No one is allowed to enter the field space if they’re showing flu symptoms or symptoms known to be associated with Covid-19, or knows they’ve been in contact with someone who is.
  • Maintain social distance of 10 feet while observing, supporting, or on sidelines, where practical.
  • Masks are encouraged by all on the field.

For Volunteers:

  • Masks must be worn at all times when speaking within 6′ of players. If further than 6′ away from players, masks may be lowered to project your voice further.
  • No shared equipment between players. 
  • Encourage keeping bags/water away from other players. 
  • No congratulatory touching; handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, elbow knocks, etc.. 
  • Please keep to drills and games that allow for distance between players. 
  • Encourage the use of the entire field space and not to clump together.

For Players:

  • Bring their own equipment. 
  • No shared keeper gloves, balls, water bottles, jerseys, or similar. 
  • No congratulatory touching; handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, elbow knocks, etc.. 
  • Use of masks is encouraged while on the sidelines but optional when on the field.

For Families:

  • Social distance must be maintained while on the fields. Recommended 10 feet of distance when practical.
  • Do not allow players to participate that are ill or showing flu-like symptoms or symptoms known to be associated with Covid-19. 
  • Encourage players to wash frequently at the sanitation areas at the field and to cover their coughs or sneezes with a tissue/cloth or their elbow. 
  • Masks are encouraged on the sideline for all family members supporting their players. 
  • Players are also encouraged to wear masks while on the sideline and are optional for practice and matches. 
  • No shared equipment between players, including balls, water bottles, keeper gloves, jerseys, and the like. 

Practices:

  • Physical contact will be limited for drills however scrimmages will be allowed.
  • Congregating in groups is discouraged.
  • Carpooling should be limited whenever possible.
  • Handling the ball should be limited as much as possible. 

Matches:

  • Per Virginia Governor’s office, matches are permitted during Phase 3
  • Matches will be spaced out so there is less cross-over on the fields between matches. 
  • REC matches may small-sided matches (3v3 or 5v5) depending on age and number of participating players to reduce team size and the number of players on the field. 
  • ACADEMY and TRAVEL matches will be played in accordance with guidelines in place with area clubs and the Skyline League.

Additional Resources:

Waiver: Communicable Disease Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement

The following waiver must be read and agreed to prior to registering your player for the 2020-21 season.

Please take the time to review this waiver so you feel comfortable agreeing to it at the time of registration.

 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT

In consideration of being allowed to participate on behalf of the 2020-2021 season hosted by Christiansburg Soccer Club Inc , event or program (the ‘Program’) including, but not limited to, events and activities, observation or use of facilities or equipment, participation in or acting as a spectator during any program (collectively ‘Participation’), the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that, on behalf of him or herself and any of his or her minor children:

I am aware there are risks of exposure to directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed to, by, or resulting from an outbreak of any and all communicable disease, including but not limited to, the virus “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”, which is responsible for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and/or any mutation or variation thereof, as a result of my Participation in the Program.

I am aware that my Participation or that of my minor children includes a risk of possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19; and that while particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,

I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my Participation and the Participation of any of my minor children; and,

I willingly agree, on behalf of myself and any of my minor children, to comply with the stated, reasonable, and/or customary terms and conditions related to my Participation—and that of my minor children—as regards protection against infectious diseases; and if I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself and my minor children, as appropriate, from Participation and bring such hazard to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,

I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives, children and next of kin (‘Releasors’), HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Christiansburg Soccer Club Inc, it’s officers, officials, agents, consultants, and/or the Town of Christiansburg, Town of Blacksburg, Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Public Schools System employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (‘Releasees’), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND AGREE TO IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.

 

Time to Register for Spring Soccer

It’s that great time of year again. It’s time to register for spring  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 for the rec program are:
$55 for PreK and Kindergarten
$65 for U8+

Registration for the two other programs are:
$80 for Developmental Academy Program, plus any uniform fees
$175 for the competitive travel program, plus travel, coach, and uniform fees

All programs will have a $3 service fee per transaction. Please see explanation below. 

Rec U8+ practices will begin the week of 9 March.
Kindergarten will begin on 20 March
PreK will begin on 21 March

Academy and Travel players will receive their start dates from their managers or coaches.

All players will need a soccer ball, shin guards, water bottle, cleats, and appropriate athletic clothing.  Returning fall players will need their issued home/away jerseys and socks. A replacement jersey set is available for $15 if you cannot find your previous set. Replacement sets can be purchased at the time of registration.

We provide soccer socks and home/away jerseys to all new spring players – players that did not play in the fall of 2019 and did not receive jersey.

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.

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. May play 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. May play 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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During the off-season, our registration platform, Blue Sombrero, switched to SportsConnect. With the change came a change in how their services are paid for. Now they charge a $3/transaction service fee. This applies to all transactions, including one-time payments and payment plan payments. Each payment of the payment plan options will incur a $3/transaction fee. If you are a travel player and you choose the three payments payment plan, then you will have a total of $9 in service fees split between each payment.

The $3 transaction service fee goes directly to SportsConnect and does not pay for any fees from CSC.

 

Travel & Academy Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Travel and Academy Programs for the upcoming spring season.

Travel registration closes Sunday, February 3rd at midnight and Academy registration closes Friday, February 15th at 6p.

Registration is for all returning fall players from both programs and any new Academy players* that are starting in the spring.

To register, click on Register at the top left of our website. You will be brought to our registration site.

For more information on the Developmental Academy Program, click here.

*Please contact Michelle Ireland and Daniel Fisher at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com and daniel.fisher@csoccer.org if you are planning to join the Academy program this spring and have not previously participated in the program.