**As of March 2012, slide tackling will not be permitted in the U13-U18 age groups of the Christiansburg Soccer Club and New River United recreation programs. All slide tackles will result in a direct free kick for the opposing team, and the player that committed the offense will receive a yellow card. If the player commits a second slide tackle, the respective player may be given a red card which would result in an immediate dismissal from the game. All decisions are at the discretion of the center referee. The referee crew will have a zero tolerance in this matter during all official games. This rule goes into effect immediately, and will go into action for the upcoming 2012 spring season. The ‘No Slide Tackling’ rule was implemented to minimize reckless challenges and injuries, while creating a fun, safe, and positive experience for all parties involved.**
GOAL SAFETY – CSC provides sandbags for all goals so that they do not fall on players. Parents can do their part for goal safety by making sure their children to not hang on goals, which may cause them to fall over. Serious injury or death is possible if precautions are not taken. Coaches are advised to check for the presence of sandbags before each game or practice, and to notify us immediately if any unsafe condition is found.