The season is officially under way! HUGE thanks to all the CSA coaches and board members who made this transition to small-sided games and Calendar Year team formation work!
SPRING REGISTRATION will open on November 1, so check back here soon!
REMEMBER: registering late can imperil your ability to return to your team, so don't procrastinate. Every season we get calls and emails from parents apologizing for missing registration deadlines. We have to move on or we endanger the season for the other 1400 kids playing soccer in Colleyville this season! SO REGISTER EARLY, don't put it off! When you see the REGISTER NOW signs all over Colleyville, it's already the end of the signup season, only a few weeks left!
Thank you, Parents, once again, for helping give your kids a great youth sports experience here in Colleyville, we couldn't do it without you!
Early registration ended May 31st, regular registration ended July 27th, and LATE REGISTRATION will end August 19th at midnight.
Teams are playing, practices are underway, and practice field assignments are posted (see link under COACHES tab above).
We're anxious to hear what parents, coaches and players think about the new playing format launched this season per USSF'S directive. Email me at President@ColleyvilleSoccer.net and let me know. The new smaller field sizes in most leagues and smaller rosters in many, means more touches of the ball, and better players over time. Overall it should be hugely positive. While we aren't fans of the new CALENDAR YEAR TEAM FORMATION directive, as we don't see how it IMPROVES soccer for our kids, so we don't get the purpose, we have embraced it wholly this season, a full year in advance of US Soccer's mandate, with your help and understanding. Once the dust settled, very little had actually change at CSA or anywhere else...it seems most teams across North Texas chose to keep their teams together and play in the league of the oldest players on the team. That's what team sports are about!
We hope you have a wonderful season of soccer at CSA, or wherever you choose to play. The important thing is to be out there, on the pitch, and we're so happy to have a record number of kids playing with us at CSA this season! 114 recreational teams, a further record 41 of which are competing against other area associations' teams in the Northern Mid Cities Soccer League, in the U9 through U19 leagues. Our competitive program, Evolution, has grown by leaps since it's beginning just 6 years ago, where we started with one coach and (barely) two teams. This season Evo will field 15 Select teams, 13 Academy teams and even a record number of wonderful professional Evolution coaches. We're growing, and we're so happy to have you as a part of it!
Please let me know how we can help make you child's youth sports experience the very best possible!
Patrick Dunagan, President
Paul, as our Coach of the Year for the 2015/2016 soccer year, joins a really exclusive club:
2012/2013 Julio Castaneda
2013/2014 Scott Rawlins
2014/2015 Brandon Powers
2015/2016 Paul Adams
Paul has been the CSA Scheduler for MANY years, currently coaches two teams, but has coached as many as three in a single season, and is also one of our most senior adult referees. Paul embodies everything we think is GREAT about Colleyville Soccer, and tends to be one of those coaches for which we get more requests each year than we can accommodate. Thank you, Paul.
Coach of the Year (aka, "Volunteer of the Year") is an award announced annually. Our Board of Directors retains full rights to choose our COTY/VOTY, and may use any variety of means to make that final determination, but ultimately we're looking for people who selflessly DO IT RIGHT, who put their kids first, and who create an environment on their team(s) which fosters all the qualities important to Colleyville Soccer, including but not limited to, teamwork, fair play, hard work and above all, character.
CSA's COTY/VOTY award is on permanent display at The Londoner in Colleyville, just to the left of the fireplace in the back room, right under our EVO Trophy Wall. Go check it out!
Do you think your coach should be considered for the 2016/2017 Coach of the Year award? Click here to contact our VP of Marketing and put in your pitch for your favorite CSA Volunteer/Coach!
CSA is seeking both youth and adult referees ages 13 and up. Earn on average $18 to $45 per game officiated! based on your age and referee certification level. Work your own schedule! Be an expert on the rules of the game! Earn the respect & admiration of your peers! Great exercise! Share soccer with your kids or friends! Contribute to your community! Helps develop character & sportsmanship in youth and builds better coaches and players. We want you!
Interesting tidbit: Every CSA college scholarship winner for the past 6 years has been a ref in addition to a past player!
People who love soccer can help the game by becoming a referee. If there were no referees, there would be no game. Refereeing is Responsible, Challenging and Satisfying, and will give you...
Re-certification of existing referees is accomplished by an online test found here.
Initial certification as a referee is accomplished by successfully completing an online review of basic rules and either a 5 hour (Grade 9: U8 and below games, min. age 12) or 8 hour (Grade 8: U14 and below games, min. age 13) clinic. Local clinics are scheduled on weekends during January and February. Clinic info & registration can be found on this page.
Evolution Academy & Competitive
These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization. They support youth sports in Colleyville in many ways: with financial contributions, by offering fundraising opportunities, by contributing their own time to CSA, or by providing facilities we use for our board meetings, coaches meetings, photo shoots and training sessions. When you drop by, be sure to mention you're with CSA, and thank them for helping make your child's youth sports experience wonderful!