Category Archives: Recreation

Time to Register for Fall Soccer

It’s that great time of year again. It’s time to register for fall rec 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 are $55* for PreK and Kindergarten, and $65* for U8+  *See below for explanation on increase and new family discount.

U8+ practices will begin the week of 8/27. Kindergarten will begin on 9/7, and PreK will begin on 9/8.

All players will need a soccer ball, shin guards, water bottle, cleats, and appropriate athletic clothing. We provide soccer socks and home/away jerseys.

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. 

Save the Date: Our CSC Discount Weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Christiansburg is August 24-26. Receive 20% off all purchases for the entire weekend. Look for the coupon on our website in the coming weeks. 

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. Plays 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. Plays 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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You will see some changes this season in the registration fee amount. Unfortunately, we have seen increases in our fees over the past two years, and while we have tried to keep our fees at the standard $50 registration fee, we are now forced to raise the cost of the season fees. 

We have implemented two brackets of increases: 

 – PreK and K have seen a $5 increase to their season fees bringing their fees to $55. 

 – U8+ have seen a $15 increase to their season fees bringing their fees to $65. 

In recent years/seasons our fees for referees and volunteer background checks has increased. We also have had to replace or repair many of our original goals – now a decade old – and our field maintenance costs have nearly doubled. Essentially, we are dealing with growing pains and fewer volunteers and our small non-profit cannot bear the burden of these increased costs. 

To offset these increases we are now offering family discounts for all divisions and payment plans for U8+. For every additional player registered you will receive a $5 discount. Payment plans are splitting fees into two payments. Your initial payment will be $35 due at the time of registration and your second payment, due October 5th, will be $30. See screenshot below of both the family discount and payment plan option. You do not have to select the payment plan, you can still opt to pay all your season fees at once. 

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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

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.

Registration Closed – Spring Rec PreK-U18

Registration for the 2018 spring 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. Registration will remain open until Friday, February 16th at 6p.

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– Spring rec registration opens 1/22/18 at 6a and will remain open until Friday, 2/16/18 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 March 16, 2018.

•The spring season will last for eight weeks. Practices for U8+ will begin the week of march 12th. Kindergarten will begin Friday, March 16th. PreK and U8+ games will begin Saturday, March 17th.

•The season fee is $50, payable at the time of registration via credit cards only. There will be a late fee of $15 after 2/16/18 6p.

•Games will begin the weekend of March 16th.

•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. Returning fall players are expected to use the jerseys distributed to them for the fall season. All new spring players will receive a new jersey set. If your fall player needs a replacement set of jerseys, please indicate that on your registration.

•The scheduled ending date for the season is May 12th, with the following two weekends reserved for make-up games.

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Upcoming USSF referee certification classes

There are two upcoming certification courses for new USSF Referees:

January 27, 2018
From 8:00 AM – 4:00PM
Virginia Tech
Litton Reeves Hall

February 3, 2018
From 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Roanoke College
Massengill Auditorium

The one day format requires the students to complete online modules (once available) BEFORE ATTENDING THE CLASS.

To register, please go to the Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program site: www.vadcsoccerref.com and follow the instructions under “Registration Instructions” tab on the left hand side.

Clinic listing is in the left hand column, on the new page click on the “click here”, on another new page click on the “WEST – NEW GRADE 8 ONLINE COMBO” for classes

OR you can use direct link:

This is the link to the 2018 new referee classes in our area :

 https://vadcsoccerref-training.gameofficials.net/public/class/classSearch.cfm?classTypeID=1054

Registration is now open and must be completed before 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 for Blacksburg course and 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 for Roanoke course.

NO WALK-UPS

Cost $75.00

Clinic sessions will include classroom and field modules (weather permitting).

Lunch is on your own.

Any questions on the Blacksburg course contact Sam Doak at 540-250-6903 or sdoak@vt.edu and on the Roanoke course, contact Mark Ingvaldsen at 540-353-6325 or marki113@comcast.net.