CLICK HERE to register for ONE OF VERY FEW LATE Registration slots still available for Fall 2019 Youth Soccer. VERY FEW OPEN SLOTS REMAIN OPEN, not everyone registering at this late date will be added to a team, but until you sign up, it's hard to place a player either way. And some kids do drop out, so the waitlist is a good place to be as well. Within a few days you'll hear one way or the other from us and either receive a call from your coach or a refund from CSA.
Late Registration ended on August 16th, and all teams are formed, schedules are posted. We have precious few slots open on any teams at this point, and a record number of registered players this season! The LINK above is still active, but do note that at this time we are looking only for a few specific age groups, and not everyone that registers now will find themselves placed on a team.
SPRING SOCCER registration will open up on November 1, so come back in November and register early for Spring Soccer (games for Spring will begin in February!)
As mentioned above, Recreational league play starts August 24th, no play over Labor Day, final games on November 9-10, but could run a week longer if rain outs force us to. MOST games will play on Saturdays; older (U10+) teams may play on the occasional Sunday. We hate playing on weeknights too, but sometimes weather pushes us to use whatever we can! Schedules are posted now, find your schedule in the right hand column of this page under GAME SCHEDULE LINKS.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A COACH FOR YOUR CHILD, tell your child's Head Coach and she/he will get you set up. All teams need an assistant coach, it's a fun way to be involved in your kid's sports development, and you'll learn a lot about the game along the way! Also do reach out to Shawn Spradley, our VP of Coaches by clicking here and let him know that you want to be a soccer coach. We'll provide all your coaching tools, training and even provide you with a wonderful mentor in Shawn as well as your Age Group Commissioner. Then we'll invite you out to our wonderful Monday Night Futbol program so you can learn to set up your practices to carry on the great skills work being offered to your players by our Evolution coaches!
New Changes to THE LAWS OF THE GAME are on the Coaches and Referees pages!
May 14, 2019 COLLEYVILLE
It’s official, our own homegrown Evolution Academy and Select is branching out. Grapevine-Southlake Soccer Association, our dear friends and next-door neighbors, have decided to invite CSA’s Evolution to join GSSA as their hometown Academy and future Select program going forward, and we couldn’t be more pleased! It makes sense. Evolution, while not attempting in any way to be a low-cost-leader in advanced soccer, is still, because it is part of our entirely non-profit soccer association, priced well below most all competitors by $000’s per year, while providing what we feel, and clearly GSSA agrees, is a superior soccer experience for our advanced players. And the fact that Grapevine and Colleyville shares an Independent School District (Grapevine-Colleyville ISD to be exact) makes this move make even more sense! What kids don’t want to play, even at advanced levels, with the friends they go to school with?
Evolution’s humble beginnings, two teams of 7 and 8-year-olds back in 2010, pulled together to form a pair of U9 teams, one of each gender, under the coaching prowess of a then very-young (now merely “young”) Coach Mark Scannell, has moved on to over 35 teams , and a great number of absolutely the very best coaches, most of whom hail from Ireland, England and Scotland (and Texas!), mainly because they coach differently than most others found here. Have you ever heard a coach bellow at your team from the sidelines, with the angry tone of an NFL coach approaching stroke level? We have, too, and we don't like it. Neither do your kids. Have you noticed when you watch European coaches, they don’t do that? That’s only one of the more obvious differences. The more subtle ones take place before practice, during practice, after practice, at halftime during a game when the coach sits his kids down and tells each player, yours included, what they did that was excellent in the prior period, and repeats that process at the end of the game. Does it mean that our kids played perfectly? No, but it does mean that they’re appreciated, and that the coach wants to see more of that kind of effort. Then the coach will delve into ways to make play even more effective, but with a history of praise, this doesn’t sound like criticism, and it isn’t. It’s coaching. Look the word up. In many cases it’s synonymous with “encouraging”, and it absolutely should be.
If your child or teenager is ready for a higher challenge and more competitive play than they are finding in their recreational program (and we do have a wonderful rec program, with some spectacular coaches), consider trying out for Evolution. Open tryouts will take place the month of June at the Pleasant Run Soccer Complex Practice fields (those are the ones on the North side of Crown of Life church, our GAME fields are the ones to the South!).
Or come sign up for Colleyville Soccer's Boys and Girls Recreational Soccer by clicking this link! For six mondays of each season your recreational players will work on soccer skills with our marvelous Evolution coaches, even as Rec players, and it's all included in your registration fee. So whichever way you're planning on going, Recreational or Academy/Select, let's get started towards making your kid's soccer experience the very best it can be!
Reach out to our Academy and Select Director Tommy Johnson (Academy@ColleyvilleSoccer.net), Director of Coaching (U11 and up) Mark Scannell (scannell.m@ColleyvilleSoccer.net), or Academy (U6-U10) Director of Coaching Jordan McMillian (McMillian.J@ColleyvilleSoccer.net) for details on when your child’s age group will be holding their practices so you can join in, get some exercise, and see if Evolution is a fit for your player.
We hope to see you on the pitch!
Patrick Dunagan, President, Colleyville Soccer Association
2018-2019 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!
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: U15 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.
Grade 8 Clinic: February 1, 2020, Please see the Referees page for more information!
Field status updated no later than 4pm weekdays, 7am weekends when games are scheduled, with subsequent updates when/if conditions change. If status is 'Pending' then check back late
SCHEDULES ARE POSTED NEARER SEASON START. NOTE THAT SCHEDULES WILL CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON due to weather 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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