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This Weekend: CSC Discount Weekend at Dick’s

This weekend, stop into Dick’s Sporting Goods in Christiansburg to stock up on all your soccer and sporting needs. Use this coupon to receive 20% off your entire order all weekend long.

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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

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.

Field Status Update: Tuesday, 4/10

The following fields will remain closed for today: CMS and CPS

The following fields are partially open: GSBC and FBE

The following fields are fully open: AES, CHS Band, CES

If you practice on one of the fields that is fully open, you will practice tonight unless otherwise contacted by your coach or team manager.

If you practice on a partially open field you should plan to practice unless otherwise contacted by your coach or team manager – your coach has been contacted with the field parameters.

If you practice on a field that is fully closed, your practice has been cancelled unless otherwise contacted by your coach or team manager. 11UB White practice has been relocated; look for an email from your team manager. Teams Bartos U8, Reeves/Ireland U13C, and Shephard U13C will not practice tonight.  15UB families should contact their team manager for practice information

As always, be sure to check our website and social pages for field status updates.

Appreciation Weekend at DICK’S 2/23-25

Gear up for the season by shopping at DICK’S 2/23-25.

On February 23-25, DICK’S Sporting Goods in Christiansburg will hold a special Appreciation Weekend for all of our participating players, coaches, and their family members.  All of our members will receive 20% off their ENTIRE purchase.

This year you will notice that the coupon is valid for the full weekend as opposed to just Saturday, so join us for Appreciation Weekend at DICK’S Sporting Goods.