Category Archives: Rules/Safety

Fields Closed

All CSC fields are closed. All practices and CSC activities have been cancelled.

We will update on conditions tomorrow by 2p.

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Upcoming USSF referee certification classes

There are two upcoming certification courses for new USSF Referees:

August 12, 2017
From 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Roanoke College
Massengill Auditorium

August 19, 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 :

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

 

Registration must be completed by 9:00 PM  August 9, 2017 for Roanoke course and August 16, 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

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

 

 

Concussion initiatives & heading for youth players

Implementation guidelines for U.S. Soccer’s Player Safety Campaign

Concussion initiatives & heading for youth players

CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 14, 2016) – US Club Soccer is clarifying the following implementation guidelines for U.S. Soccer’s Recognize to Recover Player Safety Campaign, specifically as it relates to concussion initiatives and heading for youth players:

  • The Federation is recommending, and US Club Soccer is requiring immediately, new rules as it relates to heading, as follows:
    • Players in U-11 programs and younger shall not engage in heading, either in practices or in games.
    • Limited heading in practice for players in U-12 and U-13 programs. More specifically, these players shall be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes of heading training per week, with no more than 15-20 headers per player, per week.
    • Clubs should be aware of circumstances in which individual consideration is needed. For example:
      • A 10 year old playing at U-12 or older should not head the ball at all.
      • An 11 or 12 year old playing at U-14 or older should abide by the heading restrictions in practice.
    • Referees should enforce these restrictions by age group according to the specified rules. Referees will not be assessing the age of individual players on the field; they will enforce the rules for the age group.
  • Leagues and organizations are free to set their own standards, as long as the minimum requirements outlined above are met.
  • In adherence to these new requirements, referees have been instructed by U.S. Soccer of the following rule addition: When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred.
  • Modified substitution rules also took effect Jan. 1, 2016, as follows: Any player suspected of suffering a head injury may be substituted for evaluation without the substitution counting against the team’s total number of allowed substitutions during the game.
  • US Club Soccer strongly recommends that all coaches, staff members, parents and players watchU.S. Soccer’s concussions in soccer overview video.

RESOURCES:
As previously communicated, other player safety guidelines and mandates have been implemented by U.S. Soccer, such as guidelines regarding the number of healthcare professionals at major tournaments. For more details, please review the resources linked below.

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.