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April snow showers lead to soggy fields

If only it was 80° with 20 mph winds our fields would be dry by morning … but alas, it is not. The snow is melting but the fields are not draining. As a result, ALL FIELDS ARE CLOSED FRIDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY MORNING and:

1) All Kindergarten games originally scheduled for April 5th will now be postponed to Friday, May 17th;

2) All CSC home rec games originally scheduled for April 6th are postponed to Saturday, May 18th;

3) All CSC teams scheduled to play in Blacksburg tomorrow will now be playing next Sunday, April 14th. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 hours later than originally scheduled for tomorrow’s game. For example, a game originally scheduled for 9:00 a.m. will now start at 2:00 p.m. next Sunday. Coaches need to contact their team ASAP and let us know by MONDAY if they will have enough players. If not, we will recruit guest players because NRU fields are not available May 18th. If a coach is not available, and no substitute is available on the team, let us know and a guest coach will be arranged.

4) Afternoon travel games have not yet been postponed, but field conditions do not look favorable.

Again with the snow…

Spring weather is unpredictable, but this spring may win an award for that.

The sun is expected to come out Friday afternoon . . . but not in time to melt the fields and have them dry enough to be playable. As a result, Kindergarten soccer is being tentatively postponed to this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

By Saturday at 7am, a decision will made about whether the fields are playable for all Saturday games. If your team plays in Blacksburg, NRU will determine whether those games are postponed and will update their website at http://www.nrusa.org.

Game-day decisions are posted on the website, Facebook, Twitter, and via email.

Spring snow and Spring Soccer don’t mix.

GAME FIELDS CLOSED. All game fields are closed this week. Rec teams are asked to cancel all practices this week. Even if the snow melts and the fields start to dry, the late start to spring is putting tremendous strain on the fields. The fields will be able to take more wear and tear once the spring grass has started growing. Rec teams can resume practice next week and prepare for their next game on April 6th, hopefully in spring conditions.

Travel/academy teams are asked to stay off game fields until Friday, March 29th. Travel/academy teams may contact Dennis Nagel about alternative locations (AES, CES, and SES).

{Coaches} Important Change: Equipment pick-up & Coach training

Coaches:
Due to the chilly weather expected this weekend, we are making some changes to the equipment/uniform pick-up times and the coach training.
Equipment/Uniform Pick-up –
All coaches will still need to pick up uniforms/equipment for their team this Saturday at Falling Branch Elementary.
Morning pick-up: 9 -10 a.m.
Afternoon pick-up: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
If you are not available to pick-up your team uniforms/equipment, please send a team parent to do so. If a team parent is coming, please let them know what equipment, if any, you need (cones, goals, bag) and if you need a coach shirt and the size.
We have 90+ teams this season and all uniforms need to be checked for problems. Any issues with equipment/uniforms need to be reported to us by Sunday evening; We will be placing a fill order on Monday.
Coach training –
10 a.m. – U8/U8G –  Bring your child and a soccer ball.
We will be showing you games and drills for your age level and will have your children demonstrate. Please come dressed for the cold and only bring YOUR child, do NOT bring your team.
4:30 p.m. – U10+ – Just bring yourself, no children are necessary.
We will be having our U10 Academy girls team demonstrating the drills/skills.
K & PreK coach trainings have been postponed.
Coach training for K and PreK divisions will now be held on Saturday, March 9th. Time and location information will be sent out next week.
Any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.

 

Spring rosters

U8, U10, and U13 rosters have all be sent out to the coaches. Please expect to hear from your coaches within the next few days.

Parents: If you have not heard from your coach by Monday, please email us at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com with your player’s information.

Coaches: If you have not received your rosters, please email us at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com with your correct contact information and age division that you expect to be coaching.

K and PreK rosters are going out this weekend. Expect to hear from your coaches by the middle of next week.

Spring – Registration Updates

If you have been pulled from the wait list we will contact you within the next 48 hours. Please allow us this time to coordinate the team rosters.

The following divisions are CLOSED for the upcoming Spring season — we will not be able to accept any additional players into PreK, K, U8 boys, U10 boys, U13 Coed, and U13 girls. Rosters have been finalized. Your coach will contact you over the next few days.

Both the U8 girls and the U10 girls have available openings ONLY if you are willing to practice and play games in Shawsville. Please contact us at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com if you have registered past the 2/15/13 deadline and would like to placed on one of the available Shawsville teams.

U18 Coed is still OPEN.

 

Spring Registration has ended…

Regular registration has ended.  You are welcome to still register but we cannot guarantee a spot.  All registrations from this point forward are dependent on space being available.

If you are registering late, we will notify you by March 1st whether there is space for your child.  Late registrations are processed in the order they are received, and we recommend that you select to “pay by check” in the event that we are not able to place your child on a team.