Field status updates are posted at target time of 4pm weekdays, 7am weekends when games are scheduled, with subsequent updates when/if conditions change. If status is 'Pending' then check back later.
The season is nearly here!
Schedules as usual will be posted one week prior to commencement of games, so look for schedules going live on February 13, with opening day on February 20 for U4-U14, and schedules on March 20 with first games on March 27 for U15 and up . Note that schedules change frequently, so check back frequently!
Interesting tidbit, soccer seems like the perfect Covid-era activity, and the lack of transmissions which are soccer-related seems to bear this out. Still, we have some rules of behavior and etiquette at practices and games that, if followed, will mean everyone can have a safe and fun season...There has been just one known transmission through soccer that we know of...and it was a kid sent to practice after being tested but without results returned...better judgment, please! We each have a responsibility to each other, so let's take great care of one another again this season!
Some of the following has changed, so please read on!
Here are the FAMILY RULES OF PLAY:
1) Only send WELL KIDS to practice and games! Check temperatures and don't assume a cough is unimportant, get it checked out before bringing your child to games or practices. IF THERE ARE FAMILY MEMBERS IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD WHICH ARE SICK, DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO PRACTICE NOR GAMES. If someone in the house is ill, it's likely all are exposed and need to take precautions.
2) Sanitize player's gear before practices and games. This is a suggestion from the Governor's office. The concept of sanitized soccer gear sounds like an oxymoron, but it's sound advice. We will be supplying hand sanitizer when we can buy it, but while we're trying to do that, don't count on it, the stuff is hard to source. Bring your own and let's have everyone wash their hands a lot!
3) Play is entirely voluntary, as always. Just like the signups before any season begins, the only kids that will play are those that signed up for it. Some parents are extra cautious and we applaud that, while still applauding those that wish to have their kids play. In the end, most kids have a small group of friends they've been not-social-distancing with. I believe the Governor, when he approved play, was merely recognizing we might as well get all these low-risk kids outside to play and be healthy, since they are all on the short list of pals to hang with during this weird time. In the end, as it has always been and will always be, all players are the responsibility of their parents, and we won't ever suggest that anything about recreational sports is mandatory.
4) Spectators will distance. We learned a new phrase this year, "social distancing" has become a permanent part of our lexicon. We're asking that only one parent per child attend practice to avoid crowds, and we ask that all parents maintain a 6' distance from others. At games, we are not setting any limit on spectators, but the same distancing needs exist. To make this easier, we're moving teams AND SPECTATORS to BOTH sides of the playing fields to provide twice the area for distancing. We have asked the City to add an extra stripe 6' off the sidelines as a distancing line...spectators please stay behind this line so players and refs are given a bit of added room, and please stay a minimum 6' from all players on each sideline. We also gave up a whole soccer field...Field 3 is missing, as a means of putting greater separation between remaining fields.
If we do hear of someone becoming ill that had any contact with our players or parents we will, as we have the last two seasons, contact all families of teams involved and notify them of the potential exposure so they can get tested or quarantine as they feel is appropriate given the level of exposure. We will then cancel all practices and games for the following two weeks. This process has served us well for two seasons and does get a tweak or two as each season progresses. Thanks to our wonderful VP of Coaches, Christy Putty for managing these notifications to team officials and families, and to Dr. Brad Putty for his direction in putting these processes into place.
Concessions will be open, and hot food has returned as well, just like last season. Huge thanks to our concessions staff, we know the added face coverings, gloves, etc, are unpleasant, and we look forward to them being a thing of the past in 2021 at some point, hopefully sooner rather than later!
Please tip the concessions workers extra well since they're going to have to wear uncomfortable masks and are dealing with downturn in business, like so many are now. Thank you to the wonderful folks, most especially Concessions Manager Glynda Smith and Head Referee Derrell Pitcock for making our concessions happen!
Masks are not required by spectators nor players because we are outside, but anyone more comfortable wearing one is encouraged to do so.
Special Thanks to Lisa Escobedo and Chris Haworth of the City of Colleyville, THANK YOU SO MUCH from the kids and parents at Colleyville Soccer!
Have a safe and healthy season, distance when at the fields, wash your hands every time you think about it. I look forward to seeing you on the pitch!
Patrick Dunagan, President, and the Board of Directors of Colleyville Soccer Association
Lightning is a severe hazard that must be viewed seriously. Everyone should immediately seek shelter any time they believe lightning threatens them, even if a signal has not been sounded.
The City of Colleyville has the Perry lightning prediction system in place at the Pleasant Run Soccer Complex. It sounds one 15-second blast of the horn which signals everyone to suspend activities and immediately seek a safe shelter such as inside a car or buildling. (If equipped, a strobe light will begin flashing and remain flashing until safe conditions return).
You may resume activities after three 5-second blasts of the horn are sounded and the strobe light, if equipped, stops flashing. If you remain outdoors after the warning is issued, you do so at your own risk!!!
2019-2020 Volunteer/Coach of the Year Announcement!!!
This is the annual award honoring a volunteer selected by the Board of Directors -- we are looking for the persons who selflessly DO IT RIGHT, who put their kids first, and who create a team environment that fosters teamwork, fair play, hard work and above all, character.
Do you think your coach should be considered for the next Coach of the Year award? Click here to contact our VP of Marketing and put in your pitch for your favorite CSA Coach or Volunteer!
CSA annually awards one young woman and one young man a $2000 one-time check from CSA. This year's winners are (drumroll, please!):
Sidney Ellen McGregor
Elijah Gregory Pape
Huge congratulations to both graduating seniors!
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.
How to Become a Referee in North Texas
The North Texas Referee Program welcomes over 2500 new referees each year. We serve the game in over 100 local associations from Lubbock to Lake Highland, Amarillo to Arlington, Cedar Hill to Corsicana – chances are YOU live close to a soccer association.
Typically, new referees work for their local association.
HOW TO GET STARTED:
Requirement – you must be 13 or older
Note: you must complete your grassroots online course a minimum of 48 hours before your grassroots session is scheduled to start. If you haven’t completed your grassroots online training 48 hours prior to the start of the field session, you will be removed from the field session. We will need everyone to have completed the training so they can focus on field training information.
Understand, that the Grassroots Referee course is a two-step process: GRASSROOTS COURSE (done online) GRASSROOTS FIELD SESSION – done in person at a specific venue. You must complete BOTH in order to be registered as a 2021 USSF Referee
Clinics will start to post no later than July 10. The first round of clinics will begin on Saturday, July 18 and run through the end of August. There will be approximately 60 of these clinics offered in the DFW and surrounding areas. Chances are high there will be one in your area.
SCHEDULES ARE BELOW. They are routinely posted one week prior to season's start, but were a bit late this season as all associations struggled with the new and not-yet-ready-ror-primetime SafeSport requirement for all coaches, a barrier to entry for new coaches that is ill-placed in the busy and already difficult-to-launch Fall Season. Perhaps someone at USSOCCER or North Texas State Soccer will take notice and move this requirement to the Spring Season and spread the pain for us a bit?POSTED NEARER SEASON START.
NOTE THAT SCHEDULES WILL CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON due to weather or school conflicts or other, so do check the schedules HERE often, don't put the games on your calendar and work only from there, as you could miss some games that way!!
Always check your official schedule online every week.
Evolution Academy & Competitive
Vice President of Referees & A&D Chairman
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