check spam filters for sportsengine emails

CSC friends,

Please check your spam/junk folders in your email for messages from “Christiansburg Soccer Club” with email “no-reply@mailer.sportsengine.com” . These are mass emails generated via the new CSC SportsEngine website by our Director, Daniel Gibson. You definitely don’t want to miss out on these messages, so please please “mark as not junk/spam” however your email system allows. So far there should be a few emails with subjects like “CSC Soccer”, “Coaches/Volunteers”, and “Coaches Needed”, along with any registration receipts you may have received.

Coaches and managers have the option to communicate with teams via email, text groups, or mass communication via the SportsEngine website or app. Now’s the time to make sure you’re getting SportsEngine emails so that you don’t miss any during the regular season which starts soon.

Thanks!

academy fall 2021 practice starting soon!

Just a reminder: CSC Academy starts next week!

WHO: CSC Academy U10 boys and girls.

WHAT: CSC Academy Fall 2021 regular season practices.

WHERE: Good Shepherd Baptist Church soccer field. 155 Dunlap Dr NE, Christiansburg, VA 24073.

WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7:15 pm, starting Monday August 23rd.

HOW: U.S. Soccer licensed coaches implementing play-practice-play training sessions focusing on skill and moment-of-the-game development in a fun environment.

Have players wear comfortable practice clothes appropriate for the weather. Include shin guards, long socks, cleats, and size 4 ball (extras available by request). Bring a water bottle with lots of ice water.

Check CSC website / Facebook for field status updates in case of inclement weather. For any questions, please contact christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com

fall 2021 timeline

August 22nd: Registration for Fall 2021 season ends

August 22-28: CSC Director finalizes roster assignments, and practice times and locations. CSC Director coordinates and conducts clothing and equipment handout and coach training. CSC Director schedules inter- and intra- club games.

August 27-29: 20% off coupon days at DICKS Sporting Goods for CSC families to buy any necessary equipment.

August 29 – September 3: First week of practices for Recreation levels U8-U18.

September 4: No games for Recreation yet on this day. Encourage Recreation level children to review their level game guide and any other resources the coach or CSC has provided for the team. Check gear to make sure it is suitable for practices and games.

September 5 – September 10: Second week of practices for Recreation levels U8-U18.

September 10 (evening): First Recreation Kindergarten practice / game session. Time and location TBD. Bring both grey and blue shirts just in case!

September 11: First games for Recreation U8-U18. Times and locations TBD. First Pre-K practice game session. Time and location TBD. Bring both grey and blue shirts just in case!

Further games for Recreation level will continue every Saturday (Friday for Kindergarten) for eight weeks, conditions permitting.

For Travel and Academy, you either have, or will soon be in contact with your coach, team manager, or Travel/Academy Director.

Any questions we might have missed? Please feel free to leave a comment on the Facebook post or email christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com

quick guide on registrations

Here’s a quick guide in case there’s any confusion on registration. Please leave a comment on our Facebook page if there’s any further questions or feel free to contact christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com .

Go to csoccer.org . If you are on a PC/Mac, find the toolbar item labelled “REGISTER & ACCOUNT ACCESS” just under the CSC shield logo. Hover over this with your mouse to see the available options. On mobile, click the “pancake stack” on the right side of the screen that looks like three horizontal stacked bars. This will present the available options similar to PC/Mac. You will find the following options, click one to go to the correct option for you or your child:

  • SPORTS ENGINE LOGIN
    • Choose this just to log in to the Sports Engine system to do things like check or edit account settings, registration details, etc.
  • RECREATION LEAGUE REGISTRATION
    • Choose this for coed PreK and K, and boys and girls U8, U10, U13, and U18 Recreation level registrations. PreK/K $35, U8 $45, U10 and up $55 for 2021-2022 seasons. Practices one time a week with Saturday morning games for 8 straight weeks. The current registration form does not allow specifying preferences for team placement with preferred friends and coaches. Please contact the CSC Director at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com with those requests and we will do our best to accommodate.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMY REGISTRATION
    • Choose this for boys and girls Developmental Academy level registration. Intended for 2012 and 2013 birth year children for the 2021-2022 season. Practices two times a week with local area travel games as a lead-in to travel level soccer. Year-long team structure. $0 registration and uniforms for 2021-2022 season. FAQ coming soon!
  • TRAVEL LEAGUE REGISTRATION
    • Choose this for boys and girls travel league soccer at various birth year team organization levels. Please contact the CSC Director at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com for more information.
  • COACH AND VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION
    • Choose this when volunteering as head or assistant coach, team manager, etc. Allows for CSC registering proper information for rostering, contact information, and background checks.

PC / Mac, after hovering over toolbar link with mouse:

Mobile, after clicking “pancake” stack:

soccer ball giveaway

Registration is still going strong! As a thank you to those that have registered already and as an incentive to family friends that might be interested in registering, CSC is giving away free size 3 and 4 soccer balls, while supplies last, courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods. Wouldn’t you want your child’s best friends to play too? Maybe a free ball could help entice them to join in on the fun.

Please feel free to stop by the Christiansburg Middle School soccer fields Thursdays 6-7:30 pm and pick up a ball for you or your friends’ children. They will be located about midway down the field next to a blue beach cart. Look or ask for Nick Sunshine (the guy typically in the red polo shirt).

While you’re there, take a moment to speak to our director Daniel Gibson or watch Chris Lichty’s U13G team or Nick Sunshine’s U10G team practice.

CSC is offering a no-cost Academy option for boys and girls at the U10 level (3rd and 4th grades). Speak to one of the CSC staff or email christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com for more information!

Thank you for continuing to support Christiansburg Soccer Club!

fall 2021 registration announcement!

We are back!   Get off the couch and put away that game and get outside! 

Welcome to Christiansburg Soccer Club 2021 Fall Season Registration!  

A lot of things are changing with Christiansburg Soccer.  First thing you will notice is a new registration system.  This is a work in progress, so please bear with us.  This new software should make it easier for coaches and parents to communicate as well as scheduling and reminders.  

If you have any issues or questions please contact the new Director: Daniel Gibson at Christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com  or GibsonDaniel@live.com  or 540-998-6069.  

Please register below for your desired league. Or you can visit our webpage at cscoccer.org 

Riner and Shawsville / Elliston participants: tell your friends!  We are looking to provide a team that practices and plays in your community.   

Recreation soccer:  Click HERE : Pre-K through U18 soccer, boys, girls and coed designed for those first time to the seasoned veteran players and those who want to have fun with friends.  

Academy Soccer:  Click HERE : 2012 and 2013 birth years boys and girls who want a competitive soccer experience. Academy soccer has two practices a week, guided by US Soccer Licensed coaches. Academy soccer is designed for those players who want to play for their High School Teams.  We will prepare you to make your school teams.  

Academy ID camp:   Do you want to see if you should be in Academy?  What is the ID camp and do we need to do it?  This is a one week period including two practices where players can get out and practice like the Academy team.  This is a one week trial period where coaches will be on hand to make sure your child can handle the Academy training.  This one week practice will begin in August.  Additional information coming shortly.  

Volunteer/Coaches: Click HERE :   Each year we need coaches at every level.  We want to equip you to be the best coach possible.  We will provide personal training as well as the opportunity to become a licensed coach with US Soccer.  We want to provide for you the tools to be successful and be the fun parent.  Not a parent? College student or recent grad looking to break into coaching? We can get you started.

Did you miss Travel Tryouts?  Reach out to Daniel Gibson at Christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com or 540-998-6069 if you missed tryouts for a travel team.  

As always, please do us a favor and like and share/retweet on Facebook and Twitter. It really helps us spread the word throughout our community. See you on the field!

u.s. soccer learning center free safety course

Did you know the U.S. Soccer Learning Center offers a free safety course? Check out the Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments course. This course has a lot of beneficial information for coaches, assistants, referees, parents, players — really anyone concerned with safety. For reference, also check out the Recognize to Recover website.

More resources like this will continue to be posted at the CSC website under Coaches’ Corner.

Youth recreation and competitive soccer in Virginia's New River Valley