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3v3 Practice & Game Guide

Coaches, please use the following as a guideline for all games and as a reference for practices.

3v3 Practice & Game Guide

For additional reference for games and drills to be used at practice for the younger players, pop over here.

If you have any questions, please email christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com

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. 
  • 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:

  • Practices will be spaced out across the fields so there are fewer teams on each field at a time. 
  • Physical contact will be limited for all practice drills and games.
  • 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. 
  • We will only be playing CSC v CSC in the REC program this season to avoid contact between players/families/teams from outside our club area. 
  • REC matches may be played 3v3 or 4v4 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.

 

Soccer is Back!

We’ll be opening registration for the upcoming Rec, Academy, and Travel seasons the week of 26 July.

Be sure to check back here or check your inbox for all the details on how we’re planning to get everyone safely back out on the fields.

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

Registration will remain open until Sunday, 30 August.

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 September.

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.

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).

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.

 

Registration OPEN – Fall Rec PreK-U18

Registration for the 2019 fall rec soccer season is now open. Register Now

Registration is for all rec players 3 years old to 18 years old, PreK through High School.

***Special Extended Registration for Back-to-School***

Registration has been extended until Monday, August 19th at noon. If you missed registration, now is your chance to get in on the fun. Registration for rec will remain open until Monday. All other programs are closed. 

Register Now

– Fall rec registration opens 7/8/19 at 6a and will remain open until Friday, 8/9/19 at 6p. Registrations received after the close will incur a $15 late fee.  Please make sure you register before the deadline. Due to the large number of players we have each season, we have been unable to accept late registrations in most divisions.

•We accept all players 3-18. Players must be three years old by September 6, 2019.

•The fall season will last for eight weeks. Practices for U8+ will begin the week of August 26th. Kindergarten will begin Friday, September 6th. PreK and U8+ games will begin Saturday, September 7th.

•The season fee is $55 for PreK & K and $65 for U8+, payable at the time of registration via credit cards only. There is a payment plan option for U8+.   **There will be a late fee of $15 after 8/9/19 6p.

•Games will begin the weekend of September 6th.

•All of our rec coaches are volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time this season. Volunteering to coach can be completed at the time of your player registration. Contact Michelle Ireland, christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com, with any questions.

•All players are required to have shin guards, athletic shorts/pants, ball (PreK, K, and U8 need a size 3 ball, U10 a size 4 ball, and U13+ need a size 5 ball), and water bottle. PreK is allowed to wear athletic shoes, ALL OTHERS MUST have cleats. No exceptions.

•Team rosters will be posted 1-2 weeks AFTER the close of registration.

• Practices/Games:

•PreK practices and plays Saturdays 11:15-12

•Kindergarten practices and plays Friday evenings 6-7

•U8, one 60 minute weeknight practice, one Saturday morning game

•U10, one 75 minute weeknight practice, one Saturday morning game

•U13, two 75-90 minute weeknight practices, one Saturday morning game

•U18, two 90 minutes weeknight practices, one Saturday game. Some games may be double-headers and may be scheduled in the afternoon.

•The Club provides a team jersey and one pair of soccer socks to each new player. Each player will receive one “home” jersey and one “away” jersey.

•The scheduled ending date for the season is October 25th, with the following  weekend reserved for make-up games.

Register Now

2019-2020 Season Travel Tryouts

Travel/Competitive Tryouts for the 2019-2020 season are announced.

Tryouts for the 14U-19U teams for the fall 2019 Season have been announced.

We will be holding one night of tryouts for players born 2005 through entering seniors*.

When: Thursday, May 23rd
TIme: 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Christiansburg Middle School

Please have players arrive to the field 15 minutes prior to starting so they can get their numbers and warm-up.

All players must be pre-registered to attend tryouts. Registration for tryouts is free.


Tryouts are open to all new, rec, or travel players birth year 2010* 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.

Interested players must be pre-registered for tryouts. Pre-Registration is free and will open Monday, April 22nd.

All tryouts will take place at Christiansburg Middle School from 6:00-7:30p at the date below.

2019-2020 Season Travel Tryouts
May 6 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 10
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
DOB 2008 / 2006 2009 / 2007 2008 / 2006 2009 / 2007 Make-up/Extra
Gender Boys & Girls Boys & Girls Boys & Girls Boys & Girls

 

5/6 & 5/8 – DOB 08/06 Boys & Girls

5/7 & 5/9 – DOB 09/07 Boys & Girls

5/10 – Make-up or extra

Friday, May 10th will be used a make-up date or if we need extra time for any age groups.

Rosters will be released the week of June 3rd or at the conclusion of the current team’s season.

Roster acceptance deadline is June 9th.

Full Tryout Policy can he read here.

*2010 players will tryout on the 2009 dates.

Birth years 2005 and older will have their tryouts scheduled at a later date.

 

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