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Time to Register for Fall Soccer

It’s that great time of year again. It’s time to register for fall rec soccer!

Registration is now open for players 3 -18 years old. To register, click on Register along the upper left side of our website.

Registration fees are $55* for PreK and Kindergarten, and $65* for U8+  *See below for explanation on increase and new family discount.

U8+ practices will begin the week of 8/27. Kindergarten will begin on 9/7, and PreK will begin on 9/8.

All players will need a soccer ball, shin guards, water bottle, cleats, and appropriate athletic clothing. We provide soccer socks and home/away jerseys.

Don’t forget to register as a volunteer. We ALWAYS need coaches and team managers. No soccer or coaching experience necessary; we provide all training and equipment. 

Save the Date: Our CSC Discount Weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Christiansburg is August 24-26. Receive 20% off all purchases for the entire weekend. Look for the coupon on our website in the coming weeks. 

Divisions:
PreK – players 3-4 years old. Practices and plays Saturday mornings 11:15-12. Coed.
Kindergarten – players of kindergarten age. Practices and plays Friday evenings 6-7p. Coed.
U8 – players 8 years old and under (or first and second grade). One weeknight practice and one Saturday morning game per week.
U10 – players 10 years old and under (or third and fourth grade). One weeknight practice and one Saturday morning game per week. Plays inter-league with NRU.
U13 – players 13 years old or under (or players in fifth, sixth, or seventh grade). Two weeknight practices and one Saturday morning game per week. Plays inter-league with NRU.
U18 – players 18 years old or younger (or eighth through twelfth grade). Two weeknight practices and one Saturday game. Plays inter-league with NRU.

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You will see some changes this season in the registration fee amount. Unfortunately, we have seen increases in our fees over the past two years, and while we have tried to keep our fees at the standard $50 registration fee, we are now forced to raise the cost of the season fees. 

We have implemented two brackets of increases: 

 – PreK and K have seen a $5 increase to their season fees bringing their fees to $55. 

 – U8+ have seen a $15 increase to their season fees bringing their fees to $65. 

In recent years/seasons our fees for referees and volunteer background checks has increased. We also have had to replace or repair many of our original goals – now a decade old – and our field maintenance costs have nearly doubled. Essentially, we are dealing with growing pains and fewer volunteers and our small non-profit cannot bear the burden of these increased costs. 

To offset these increases we are now offering family discounts for all divisions and payment plans for U8+. For every additional player registered you will receive a $5 discount. Payment plans are splitting fees into two payments. Your initial payment will be $35 due at the time of registration and your second payment, due October 5th, will be $30. See screenshot below of both the family discount and payment plan option. You do not have to select the payment plan, you can still opt to pay all your season fees at once. 

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Registration Closed – Spring Rec PreK-U18

Registration for the 2018 spring rec soccer season is now open. Register Now

Registration is for all rec players 3 years old to 18 years old, PreK through High School. Registration will remain open until Friday, February 16th at 6p.

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– Spring rec registration opens 1/22/18 at 6a and will remain open until Friday, 2/16/18 at 6p. 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.

•We accept all players 3-18. Players must be three years old by March 16, 2018.

•The spring season will last for eight weeks. Practices for U8+ will begin the week of march 12th. Kindergarten will begin Friday, March 16th. PreK and U8+ games will begin Saturday, March 17th.

•The season fee is $50, payable at the time of registration via credit cards only. There will be a late fee of $15 after 2/16/18 6p.

•Games will begin the weekend of March 16th.

•All of our rec coaches are volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time this season. Volunteering to coach can be completed at the time of your player registration. Contact Michelle Ireland, christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com, with any questions.

•All players are required to have shin guards, athletic shorts/pants, ball (PreK, K, and U8 need a size 3 ball, U10 a size 4 ball, and U13+ need a size 5 ball), and water bottle. PreK is allowed to wear athletic shoes, ALL OTHERS MUST have cleats. No exceptions.

•Team rosters will be posted 1-2 weeks AFTER the close of registration.

• Practices/Games:

•PreK practices and plays Saturdays 11:15-12

•Kindergarten practices and plays Friday evenings 6-7

•U8, one 60 minute weeknight practice, one Saturday morning game

•U10, one 75 minute weeknight practice, one Saturday morning game

•U13, two 75-90 minute weeknight practices, one Saturday morning game

•U18, two 90 minutes weeknight practices, one Saturday game. Some games may be double-headers and may be scheduled in the afternoon.

•The Club provides a team jersey and one pair of soccer socks to each new player. Each player will receive one “home” jersey and one “away” jersey. Returning fall players are expected to use the jerseys distributed to them for the fall season. All new spring players will receive a new jersey set. If your fall player needs a replacement set of jerseys, please indicate that on your registration.

•The scheduled ending date for the season is May 12th, with the following two weekends reserved for make-up games.

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Upcoming Tryout: U13B

We will be holding a tryout for the 2015 spring season in our U13B travel division.

Team: Hornets

Player DOB: 8/1/01 – 7/31/03

Date: Saturday, November 15th at 10 a.m.

Location: TBD

Registration is required. Email lisaleichner@gmail.com

For more information, please contact the Hornets team manager, Lisa Leichner at lisaleichner@gmail.com or at 540-230-7001

 

PreK Annoucement: Re-scheduling final games

Saturday is now looking like an unplayable day due to cold temperatures, high winds, and possible snow. While this is short notice, we would like to move up the final game to TOMORROW NIGHT, Thursday at 6:00 p.m.. We are asking that TEAMS, not individual parents, but the teams, to let us know as soon as possible whether their team could be available Thursday night.

If tomorrow night is not possible for some teams, we would have to look at another Saturday morning, however temperatures are dropping quickly and there would be a significant chance that any future scheduled games could be cancelled.

Parents, please let your coach know your availability so your coach can contact us today.

Coaches, please reach out to your team today if you are not contacted by them directly. Specific team match-ups may have to be adjusted to accommodate team availability. We will need a response today in order to make the changes in the schedules by tomorrow.

Fall registration is now open

Registration is now open for all Recreation players for our upcoming fall season. Register early to guarantee placement.

Get started now! Register here

Season fees: $50

Practices begin – Academy and travel: Latest, week of 8/11/14
Practices begin – Rec U8 and up: Week of 8/25/14
Practices/games begin: K 9/5/14, PreK 9/6/14

First weekend of games for all divisions and programs: Weekend of 9/5/14

Season end dates: Weekend of October 24th

Registration ends: Friday, August 15th at 5 p.m.

There will be a $15 late fee assessed to any registrations after August 15th.

PreK – Practices and games each Saturday morning at 11:15. 20 minutes practice followed by a 20-25 minute game.
K – Practices and games each Friday evening at 6 p.m. 25 minute practice followed by a 30 minute game.
U8 and U10 – one weeknight practice and one Saturday morning game per week.
U13 and U18 – two weeknight practices and one Saturday morning game per week.

If you have any questions regarding our season or registration, please contact us at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com

 

Summer Camp – British Soccer at CMS

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We’re excited to be able to host another fun-filled week of British Soccer Camp with Challenger Sports, the largest and most popular soccer camp in the USA and Canada. So clear your calendar for the week of July 21st; You don’t want to miss this camp.

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BRITISH SOCCER CAMPS 2014   

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Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament.

“Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country based upon one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US and Canada. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. With programs for each age, the curriculums includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a mini tournament play. Players also learn about our core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership.”

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Camp Hosted by: Christiansburg Soccer Club

Camp Dates: July 21 – 25, 2014

Camp Location: Christiansburg Middle School, 1205 Buffalo Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073

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For more information, please contact: SEAN DATSON, at sdatson@challengersports.com, or toll-free at 877 439 9195 (follow instructions for Baltimore office).

Visit Challenger Sports website for a complete listing of camps and additional programs.

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We recognize that those dates may not work for some families, and would note that Radford University and Virginia Tech also sponsor summer soccer camps.

Season update for the SWVA U14 Elite Girls

U14 SWVA Girls vs. SVU

Score: 0-1

The SWVA Elite U14 Girls hosted SVU in Blacksburg on Saturday 10/19 in a rematch of their September match, won by SWVA Elite 2-0. In the first half, the girls came out a bit sluggish and disorganized, and in the early part of the first half failed to properly defend a cross which SVU converted. The girls regrouped and found the better side of play by halftime. In the second half, the girls maintained a possession edge and generated more chances on goal than the opposition, but failed to convert any of them and ended up with a 0-1 defeat.

The loss was the first of the league season for the U14 Girls after opening Skyline play with five consecutive wins.

U14 SWVA Girls vs. AFC

Score: 1-0

NRU Goal: Emily Southern

On Sunday 10/20, the SWVA Elite U14 Girls hosted Augusta, in a rematch of an early October match, won by SWVA Elite 2-0. In the first half, the girls again came out a bit sluggish and disorganized, and found themselves defending for much of the opening fifteen minutes of play. As with the Saturday affair with SVU, the girls got it together and dominated possession and the scoring chances for the remainder of the match.

The girls next travel to CVU on Saturday, October 26th for a match involving the top two teams in U14 Skyline Premier division.

The SWVA Elite U14 Girls team is playing under the NRU umbrella. It is comprised of 22 players from Christiansburg Soccer Club, New River United and Radford Soccer Club, and is coached by Erin Lycan, VT women’s assistant coach, and assisted by B.J. Flack (NRU) and Jason Mahugh (CSC).