We’re four games into the season and we’ve got four points from Dennis to get us through the rest of the season.
1. New River Engraving has been a CSC sponsor from the start, and is once again offering special trophy deals for the soccer teams. They do excellent work and we would appreciate that coaches or team parents contact them for their end-of-season trophies.
2. Locations for K and Pre-K games for Oct. 27th should be released next week. There may be a few Friday night practice locations that need to be cancelled to accommodate the K games, as CPS and CES will be closed that night.
3. Games need to start on time and end on time. While warming up on the field may be customary, it is not necessary. If it is game time, the game needs to start. If there are refs and they won’t start the game, report it to me. Games also need to end on time, especially U8 games which are coach-reffed and have 40 minutes of play in an hour-long spot. Warmups can be abbreviated, quarter breaks need only be 1 minute long, etc. Which brings us to Issue # 4 . . .
4. There was a completely avoidable confrontation on a soccer field this weekend. As a result, an assistant coach and two parents will be instructed not to come to any soccer field this weekend. The assistant coach entered the field of a live game after it went past the scheduled time. Two parents laid hands on coaches when a post-game conversation/argument occurred. Without going into detail about the incident, the touching of a coach or ref is a sure-fire way to get a suspension. The unwelcome touching of a person is known in Virginia as Assault & Battery, and it has no place anywhere on a soccer field or near the children. Let’s get in the newspaper for pictures of kids with smiles on their faces playing soccer, not for a couple of parents engaged in schoolyard antics.
We hope you had a good first week of play. If there was a problem, let Dennis know now so he can try to fix it. We did have an interleague schedule problem with one U13G game involving the purple team. If your team is ever scheduled to play an NRU team, please compare your schedule with the one posted on www.nrusa.org. If you see differences, contact Dennis. We are now aware that NRU shifted all U13G game times at CMS in error, and that will have to be fixed this week, so we are aware of that glitch.
If any teams still need uniforms or socks, please contact Dennis ASAP. The final shirt order is scheduled Monday if we don’t have the shirt in stock. We are aware that the Lime Kindergarten team needs one more shirt but we’ve not heard of any other shirt shortage.
If you were on the waiting list, we will be processing refunds for waiting list paid registrations this upcoming week.
In order to preserve the fields for the entirety of the season, we need all teams to stay out of the penalty box during the week. Goals need to be moved and anchored, particularly at CMS, so that we preserve the goal areas for a full season.
Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
We play in the rain UNLESS (1) there is thunder/lightning, (2) damaging to the fields, or (3) combined with cold weather that makes it too uncomfortable to play. If your game is in Blacksburg, check http://www.newriverunited.org for cancellations.
We post updates on cancellations at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday or by 4:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Saturday, August 25th, 10 am – 4 pm
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Please print out the Soccer coupons here. These Coupons are good any time starting now and throughout the rest of the season.