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Fall 2016 – Registration Closed

Registration for the upcoming fall 2016 season is now closed. This is for age groups PreK through U18.  Register here.

Fall 2016 season information and dates:

– Season fees remain at $50 per player. There will be a $15 late fee for any registration received after the close of registration on August 18th.

– First game will be Saturday, September 10th for PreK and U8+. First game for Kindergarten will be Friday, September 9th.

– Kindergarten practices and plays Friday evenings from 6-7p.

– PreK practices and plays Saturday mornings from 11:15a-12p.

– Practices for U8 and above will begin August 29th.

– U8 and U10 will have one weeknight practice per week.

– U13 and U18 will have two weeknight practices per week.

– There are eight games per season.

– The expected season end-date is October 29th for PreK, U8, and some U10 teams. Any divisions that play interleague ages will end November 5th. November 5th is the rain date for all teams if there is a cancellation during the season.

– Each player will receive one team jersey and one pair of soccer socks.

– Equipment: All players will need a ball (PreK-U8 size 3 ball, U10 size 4 ball, U13+ size 5 ball), shin guards, and a water bottle, and comfortable and weather-appropriate athletic clothes. PreK can wear athletic shoes or cleats. All other divisions must wear cleats.

FREE* Academy for fall 2016

Christiansburg Soccer Club is offering FREE* ACADEMY soccer for players born in 2007 and 2008.

Interested players must be competitive, have an appropriate amount of athleticism, and have the ability to follow coach direction. Specific soccer skills are not a priority.

Please note: This program is only available to players with a 2007 or 2008 birth year. No younger players will be evaluated. Older players must tryout for a travel team. Contact christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com for details on our travel program.

About the Academy Program:

The Academy program is the bridge between recreational play and competitive play and builds the skill foundation necessary to play competitively through high school. The Academy focuses on individual technical skill and gaining a comprehensive understanding of all positions and team play.

Our primary mission for the Academy Program is to provide our high schools (Christiansburg, Auburn, and EastMont) a sufficient number of technically developed and well-rounded soccer players for the Christiansburg and Auburn high school programs, and for EastMont to start their program and become competitive.

Practices and Games:

Players will have two 75 minute practices per week and will play in a variety of game situations throughout the season. The Academy program does not offer a standard eight-week, one game per week schedule. Games will be played on either Saturday or Sunday and may be comprised of intra-squad, friendlies, traditional games, festivals, and tournaments.

Cost:

The program will be FREE for the fall for eligible players if you meet the following requirements:

  1. live in the Christiansburg, Auburn, or EastMont school district AND
  2. attend the Montgomery County Public Schools at Auburn Elem, Belview Elementary, Christiansburg Elementary, Christiansburg Primary, EastMont Elementary, or Falling Branch Elementary AND
  3. your player is accepted after a soccer evaluation.

If you meet these requirements and have already registered for the fall season, then your season fee of $50 will be refunded.

The program will be $100 for the fall for eligible players if you:

  1. if you live outside the specified areas, OR
  2. do not attend one of the listed schools, BUT
  3. have been accepted after a soccer evaluation

If your player is already signed up for Academy as of May 31, 2016, then your fee will remain at $50 for fall.

We will evaluate the success of the fall program to see if we can continue to offer it for free for eligible players for the spring.

How to Register:

Interested players must pre-register for evaluations. There is no fee at the time of pre-registration.

To register, visit our website at http://www.csoccer.org. Click on Register along the top left, then log into our account. On your account home page you will see New Program Available next to your player’s name. Click on that and select the 2016 Fall Travel & Academy Program. Complete the registration. You will receive a confirmation email once the registration is completed.

Registration is open now and through June 20th.

Evaluations:

Unlike the rec program that accepts all players, the Academy program conducts evaluations to ensure that all registered players are appropriate for the program. This is not a tryout, simply a way for coaches to make sure that your player exhibits the basic requirements to participate in the program.

Evaluations will be held in early August for any new 2008 or 2007 boys and for all 2008 and 2007 girls. Boys 2008 or 2007 that have already been evaluated and offered a position within the program DO NOT need to be re-evaluated.

CSC will accept the appropriate number of players based on coaching resources and team size limitations for each age group. Our goal is to accept as many interested players as possible.

Additional Program Details:

TRAVEL: Academy players will not travel more than 40 minutes away for games UNLESS parents agree that they want their child to participate. Festivals and tournaments may be further away, however multiple games are played in each which offsets the travel burden. Traditionally, our academy teams travel once per season to Lynchburg and Martinsville for festivals.

TIME COMMITMENT: Academy practices two times per week, with each practice being 75 minutes, rather than one time per week for the rec players at that age level. That is not too much of a burden when considering that Football and Cheerleading often practice 4-5 times per week.

PRACTICE COMMITMENT: a) Players must attend practices – each practice is 75 minutes; b) have their own soccer ball and water and shin guards for each practice; c) must be respectful and responsive to the coaches; d) must not be disruptive to other players; and e) must demonstrate progress through the season.

GAMES: Academy is different from rec. There will NOT be a game each Saturday. Some weekends will be free; some will have multiple festival games; rather than games vs. other opponents, CSC may create smaller competitions to further focus on the developmental foundations of soccer. CSC will be following the guidelines of United States Youth Soccer and Virginia Youth Soccer to make sure that the kids develop their skills.

PARENT COMMITMENT: All players are required to attend both practices each week and all scheduled games/activities. Players need to arrive on the field for practices ready to begin and at the game field at the coach designated times. Any scheduling issues need to be sent to your team manager. There will be one parent meeting per season. At least one parent from each household must attend.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: As long as your child is familiar with soccer and displays an appropriate level of athleticism and direction-following, then that is all we are looking for. We are confident that the players will improve if they follow through with the practice commitment.

 

Fall Tryouts: Registration is open

**All players trying out for the 2016/2017 travel program need to register for tryouts by Friday, April 22nd. **

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To register for the upcoming tryouts, visit our website at www.csoccer.org > Register > Login > then click on available programs next to your player. Even though there is flexibility with trying out for older age groups and playing up, all players need to register in their correct DOB program. Deadline to register for tryouts is April 22nd.

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Players need to be pre-registered by April 22nd.  Although tryout pre-registration remains open until April 22nd, the earlier that ALL players register, the earlier we can organize tryouts for that age group.  Notices will be sent out when tryout dates are selected for the older players.

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We are now ready to announce tryouts for the first 4 teams:  The 2007 Boys team is not a tryout, but it is an opportunity for your child to be evaluated to play U10 Boys Academy soccer.  Also, we are looking for possible coach volunteers for our 2008 birth year academy teams when formed.

Monday, April 25th

2007 Boys 5:45 to 6:45 at Moose Lodge Field

2006 Boys 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Moose Lodge Field

Tuesday, April 26th

2006 Girls 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. at Moose Lodge Field

2005 Girls trying out for Wave 6:15 to 7:15 at Moose Lodge Field

2005 Girls trying out for Streak 7:00 to 8:00 at Moose Lodge Field

Players need to be pre-registered by April 22nd.  Although tryout pre-registration remains open until April 22nd, the earlier that ALL players register, the earlier we can organize tryouts for that age group.  Notices will be sent out when tryout dates are selected for the older players.

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Additional information for the travel registration deadline of April 22nd:

1) This registration does NOT require the $50 fee at this time.  We just need your statement of interest.

2) Decisions on actual team formation, tryouts, etc, cannot be made until registration closes on the 22nd.  We want to place the most CSC players, and we want them placed where they will be most competitive.  For example, It is likely that there will be a combined age group team on the girls side, but the determination of whether it is a 2001-2002 team, or a 2002-2003 team, or 2003-2004 team, cannot be made until we have the total number of returning players.

3) If you have decided NOT to play with CSC for fall for any reason (moving, switching sports, switching clubs, etc), it would be helpful if you email Dennis Nagel at den4lawyer@gmail.com.  The earlier that we know reliable return numbers, the earlier that we can start to plan team formation.

4) Every club is undergoing this disruption, but we hope that once the age group switch has been completed, there will be stability for the players from that point forward.