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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.

Recreation league equipment and practice requirements

We have had many questions regarding what equipment is needed for each Recreation league age level, what practices look like, especially for our newest CSC families involved in PreK/K levels. This post tries to answer that for each age group. Please note that CSC will be distributing a pair of T-shirts (grey and blue) and a pair of socks (blue) for each player to coaches to distribute to teams. Coaches will also be provided with equipment needed for their team’s age level.

Please see two links: the Division Guidelines and Rec Game Guides . These are the first two resources for finding out particulars such as rules, field dimensions, and equipment requirements.

PreK/K: Families must provide shin guards. Cleats are optional — any athletic shoes are fine. Size 3 ball is required, but if you don’t have one, CSC can provide one for you. CSC will provide pop up goals (PUGs) and cones for coaches. Field size is approximately 20 yards by 30 yards. PreK/K meet once per week (Friday evening for K, Saturday morning for PreK) and play at least 45 minutes. Each team occupies one half field for 20-30 minutes for a practice. This is the time for those fun silly games that keep kids interested moreso than drills. At the end of the practice period the two coaches sharing a field will play a 4v4 game against each other for at 15-30 minutes. Use substitutions often. Play in a rough diamond shape (one forward, one left, one right, one defender) with no goalkeeper. Coaches referee games and roll the ball back into play when it goes out. No goal kicks, corner kicks, or throw-ins. No heading. No standing in the goal. Discourage handballs. Kids will all cluster around the ball and that is OK at this age. More information in the Pre-K Game Guide and K Game Guide .

U8: Families provide shin guards and cleats. A size 3 ball is required, but if you don’t have one, CSC can provide one for you. CSC will provide a pair of 6′ x 12′ goals at each U8 field. Field size is approximately 25 yards x 40 yards. Teams practice one weekday evening and then play games on Saturdays. Schedules still in the works. Coaches design practices and referee games with more emphasis on rules as compared to PreK and K levels. Play 4v4 with no goalkeeper, paying attention to keep players out of the crease/goal box to allow for offensive opportunity. Much more information in the U8 Game Guide

U10: Families provide shin guards and cleats. A size 4 ball is required, but if you don’t have one, CSC can provide one for you. CSC will provide a pair of 6′ x 18′ goals at each U10 field. Field size is approximately 40 yards by 60 yards. Teams practice one weekday evening and then play games on Saturdays. Schedules still in the works. Coaches design practices. Independent referees are assigned to games. Even more emphasis on proper rules as compared to U8. Play 7v7 with a goalkeeper. Referee discretion for calling penalties due to things like handballs, headers, offsides, fouls, etc. Please see the U10 Game Guide for more information.

U13: Families provide shin guards, cleats, and a size 5 ball. CSC will provide a pair of 6′ x 18′ goals at each U13 field. Field size is approximately 50 yards by 80 yards. Teams practice one weekday evening and then play games on Saturdays. Schedules still in the works. Coaches design practices. Independent referees are assigned to games. Even more emphasis on proper rules as compared to U10. Play 9v9 with a goalkeeper. Referees more likely to call offenses. Please see the U13 Game Guide for more information.

U18: Families provide shin guards, cleats, and a size 5 ball. CSC will provide a pair of 6′ x 20′ goals at each U18 field. Field size is approximately regulation 11v11 size. Teams practice one weekday evening and then play games on Saturdays. Schedules still in the works. Coaches design practices. Independent referees are assigned to games. Top emphasis on proper rules according to international standards. Play standard 11v11 with a goalkeeper. There’s no CSC game guide for this, however, resources such as the IFAB Laws of the Game can be consulted.

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!

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

quick guide on registrations

Here’s a quick guide in case there’s any confusion on registration. Please leave a comment on our Facebook page if there’s any further questions or feel free to contact christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com .

Go to csoccer.org . If you are on a PC/Mac, find the toolbar item labelled “REGISTER & ACCOUNT ACCESS” just under the CSC shield logo. Hover over this with your mouse to see the available options. On mobile, click the “pancake stack” on the right side of the screen that looks like three horizontal stacked bars. This will present the available options similar to PC/Mac. You will find the following options, click one to go to the correct option for you or your child:

  • SPORTS ENGINE LOGIN
    • Choose this just to log in to the Sports Engine system to do things like check or edit account settings, registration details, etc.
  • RECREATION LEAGUE REGISTRATION
    • Choose this for coed PreK and K, and boys and girls U8, U10, U13, and U18 Recreation level registrations. PreK/K $35, U8 $45, U10 and up $55 for 2021-2022 seasons. Practices one time a week with Saturday morning games for 8 straight weeks. The current registration form does not allow specifying preferences for team placement with preferred friends and coaches. Please contact the CSC Director at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com with those requests and we will do our best to accommodate.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMY REGISTRATION
    • Choose this for boys and girls Developmental Academy level registration. Intended for 2012 and 2013 birth year children for the 2021-2022 season. Practices two times a week with local area travel games as a lead-in to travel level soccer. Year-long team structure. $0 registration and uniforms for 2021-2022 season. FAQ coming soon!
  • TRAVEL LEAGUE REGISTRATION
    • Choose this for boys and girls travel league soccer at various birth year team organization levels. Please contact the CSC Director at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com for more information.
  • COACH AND VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION
    • Choose this when volunteering as head or assistant coach, team manager, etc. Allows for CSC registering proper information for rostering, contact information, and background checks.

PC / Mac, after hovering over toolbar link with mouse:

Mobile, after clicking “pancake” stack: