Category Archives: Rules/Safety

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:

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.

Upcoming USSF referee certification classes

There are two upcoming certification courses for new USSF Referees:

February 4, 2017
From 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Roanoke College
Massengill Auditorium

February 18, 2017
From 8:00 AM – 5:00PM
Virginia Tech
Litton Reeves Hall

The one day format requires the students to complete online modules 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 2017 new referee classes in our area :

Registration must be completed by 9:00 PM  February 1, 2017 for Roanoke course and February 15, 2017 for Blacksburg 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 at540-353-6325 or marki113@comcast.net

 

 

Fall soccer

Registration for fall rec soccer opens Monday, 6/29/15 at 6a.

Welcome to fall soccer with CSC.

– Registration for fall Academy & Travel teams closes Friday, June 26th at 6 p.m.. If you have any questions or issue with registration, please contact christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com with player name, DOB, and team as soon as possible. Practices for travel and academy teams are expected to begin the middle of August. Please contact your team manager for specific details.

– Fall rec registration opens 6/29/15 at 6a and will remain open until Thursday, 8/6/15 at 5p. 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.

  • The fall season will last for eight weeks. Practices for U8+ will begin two weeks prior to the first weekend of games.
  • All of our rec coaches are volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time this season. Contact Michelle Ireland, christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com, with any questions.
  • All players are required to have shin guards, athletic shorts/pants, ball, and water bottle. PreK is allowed to wear athletic shoes, ALL OTHERS MUST have cleats. No exceptions.
  • Team rosters will be available during the two weeks AFTER the close of registration.
  • Practices:
    U8, one 60 minute weeknight practice
    U10, one 75 minute weeknight practice
    U13, two 75-90 minute weeknight practices
    U18, two 90 minutes weeknight practices
  • The Club provides a team jersey and one pair of soccer socks to each new player. Returning players will use their jersey from last season if placed on the same team.
  • The season fee is $50, payable at the time of registration via credit cards only. There will be a late fee of $15 after 8/6/15 5p.
  • The scheduled ending date for the season is the end of October, with the following two weekends reserved for make-up games.
  • If games are cancelled, announcements will be made on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages by 6am.
  • Coaches make the call on practices and will contact their teams individually.
  • Any questions or concerns during the season, please feel free to contact Michelle Ireland at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com

Have a great fall season!

 

Upcoming USSF New Referee Class

USSF New Referee Class

August 2, 2014 – Virginia Tech, Litton Reeves Hall

The one day format requires the students to study the basic laws BEFORE ATTENDING THE CLASS.

More information will be received once the student registers.

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Cost $65.00

To Register, please contact Mark Ingvaldsen: marki113@comcast.net

Clinic sessions will include classroom and field modules, weather permitting. Lunch is on your own.

 

Any questions feel free to contact Mark Ingvaldsen: email marki113@comcast.net or call 540-353-6325

Concussion Safety: Starting the season off right

As we start another fun season of soccer, it’s important to take a few moments to review the signs and symptoms of a concussion, just to be on the safe side.

Concussions affect both boys and girls; while girls have a higher documented rate of concussion at 36 per 100,000. Most soccer related concussions are caused by hard falls to the ground, collisions with other players, or even when attempting to head the ball but rather making contact with the opposing player.

We have a number of resources available to you throughout our site. Parents should start here. Coaches should start here. For now, here is a quick look at what concussion symptoms look like and what steps to take if you think a player has sustained one.

Symptoms of a concussion

Action plan for a concussion

Heads Up!

Spring ’13 Rec Registration is now open

kyleIt’s that time of year again, so dust off your cleats and break-out your shin guards. Get ready for Spring Soccer.

Recreation registration is now open!

2013 Spring Recreation Soccer League
* Registration closes Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:59p

Season: March 4 – June 1
Cost: $45 per player

Click here to begin registration. Our online registration form will open in a new window.

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The Christiansburg Soccer Club provides a framework for 80 or more teams to participate. In order to successfully provide a positive soccer experience, we need your help. Please consider volunteering your time. We have both one-time and season-long volunteering opportunities.

Coaches: Unless you coached during the Fall 2012 season, you are required to complete the following registration form. This registration form is required to be submitted annually. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you’re new to the club, click through for more information on where we play and some of our Club rules. And don’t forget to stay up-to-date with us online at Facebook and Twitter.

Weather alert

Properly dressed, the children should enjoy playing both tonight and tomorrow morning. Tonight is expected 50s, and tomorrow morning is expected 40s. If a sweatshirt is going to be worn, please wear it under the uniform so that the team shirt is visible. Bring along gloves and a ski hat, so that the child’s enjoyment is not impaired by weather.

Parents tend to get as cold (or colder) than some of the children because they are standing around for an hour. If you dress the family for freezing temperatures, it is much easier to get rid of a layer if you get warm.

The key for this weekend: properly dressed.