Colleyville Soccer Association's 2017 Scholarship winners are Maria Anne Sumcizk and Ian Morrett McGregor!
Maria and Ian will join us at our Annual General Meeting tomorrow, May 2nd at Bear Valley Community Church to receive a $2000.00 scholarship check each.
A very heartfelt thank you to all our scholarship applicants. We are so proud to have you as part of the CSA family, and we wish you only the very best as you move on in a whole new chapter of your lives! Congratulations, 2017 graduates!
Summer is here, and by the time it's half over, we will already have created all teams for the coming Fall season! Yes, it all happens that fast!
REGISTRATION for Fall Soccer is $10 off DURING THE MONTH OF MAY ONLY, so REGISTER NOW FOR FALL SOCCER! Registration closes on July 18th so we can form teams based on registered players as of that date. All players should expect to hear from their coach AFTER our Coaches Meeting on August 5th. Fall recreational soccer games begin on August 26th. There will, as always, be no games over Labor Day Weekend.
Late registration will begin the Monday following our Team Formation, but remember, LATE means we have limited slots left for players in some or most leagues (each year we have to send 50 or more kids away without a team to play in!), so REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, don't wait for anything. No need to call, we cannot do anything without a registration in place, so DO IT NOW! 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 next time remember to 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 or days left!
Evolution Academy and Select registrations are handled separately. If you are interested in being a part of Evo and are not already in touch with our coaches, please contact Academy@ColleyvilleSoccer.net and let's get started!
Open tryouts for Evolution begin soon! Signing day for Select is July 1! We look forward to seeing you on the pitch!
The Spring Soccer Season is over, but a new Fall season is right around the corner. Let's talk about soccer for a moment. Did you know:
Soccer participation in the US is pretty evenly split between girls and boys. 52% of the soccer players in the US are girls. That is the highest percentage in the world. Next highest? 17%!
100% of the recreational soccer coaches in the US are VOLUNTEER dads and moms!
They're regular moms and dads who take the time to teach our kids to play, learning a lot themselves along the way, and we make it very easy for them to do it by providing coaches training and all needed gear. DO YOU WANT TO BUILD MEMORIES WITH YOUR OWN CHILD AS THEIR SOCCER COACH? Contact VPCoaches@ColleyvilleSoccer.net right now and let Shawn Spradley know you are willing. WE'LL MAKE YOU ABLE! Then mark your calendar for August 5th, be at our Coaches Meeting that day at 9AM and plan on staying until around 3:30, at which time you'll leave the meeting CERTIFIED by the National Soccer Coaches Asssoication of America as a real live Level 2 Soccer Coach! You'll even pick up all your coaching gear at that meeting!
During the summer, we'll have a few things for you to do: AFTER Jun1, we'll ask you to register as a coach in GotSoccer, and we'll show you how to do that. If you're already a coach , all you'll need to do is log into GotSoccer and renew your Background Check. BUT DON'T DO IT UNTIL AFTER JUNE 1, or you'll wind up doing it twice! Then be on the lookout for an email from us with registraiton info for the coaches training session. Most of you have received it already, but new coaches haven't, and we do need you to register for the training even though we cover the cost for you.
We ALWAYS need new coaches in the youngest age groups, U4 and U5 especially. If you are registering a child in these age groups, be braver than I was when my girl started at U4. I truly didn't think I knew enough soccer-ese to herd my girl and a few friends through a weekly practice and a short weekly game. I wish so that I'd been more brave. Now that I know soccer backwards and forwards, I see how ridiculous it was for me to worry about that. Come on, parents, when you register your child to play, CHECK THE BOX THAT SAYS YOU'RE WILLING TO COACH. If we need you, we'll contact you. If you ABSOLUTELY MUST COACH and haven't previously, contact our VP of Coaches, Shawn Spradley, at VPCOACHES@ColleyvilleSoccer.net and be sure he knows you want to do it. He'll build a team around your child to ensure you've got a team to coach, and as you read above, we'll make it shockingly easy to get started. And this year we will likely have a new program for U4 and U5 players that will make ours the best in all of North Texas. So come be a part of Colleyville Soccer's 120 recreational teams. We need you. Let's go have some fun this season together!
Patrick Dunagan, President
Paul, as our Coach of the Year for the 2015/2016 soccer year, joins a really exclusive club:
2012-13 Julio Castaneda
2013-14 Scott Rawlins
2014-15 Brandon Powers
2015-16 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 $65 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 August. Clinic info & registration can be found on this page.
SCHEDULES WILL CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, so do check back here frequently!
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!