Click here now to complete the 2020 CSA College Scholarship Application. One young woman and one young man will receive a $2000 one-time check from CSA. Applications accepted through May 17. Winners announced online on May 22. Consider completing the 500-word essay, "What CSA Has Meant to Me" in advance, so you can cut/paste it into the application. Also, have contact information for references as well as contacts for up to 3 extracurriculars you'd like us to consider as part of your application. Good luck to all our CSA graduating seniors!
New Spring restart is likely to happen on May 30/31 or June 6/7, we're coordinating with the 15-member Northern Mid Cities Soccer League on our restart date.
We learned a new phrase this year, "social distancing" has become a permanent part of our lexicon. Unsurprisingly, in this very odd Spring, CSA has moved all games intended for play MAY 2 AND CONTINUING THROUGH JUNE 6 are being moved to dates within the anticipated time frame. NMCSL is having a conference call on May 3 to try to best tie down a start date!
Schedules will be tentative, but updated in the coming week. So as of now we will resume play on EITHER the weekend of May 30/31 or June 6/7 but of course will continue to assess on an ongoing basis. We will also be changing things around so families can better practice social distancing from other families on the sidelines. You'll likely see whole vacant fields while you play as we're going to keep folks farther apart, as well as we'll be removing (temporarily) all bleachers, and placing opposing teams and parents on opposite sides of each field to provide greater social distancing space.
It's still a question as to whether we will be opening up the concessions stand, but you'll hear about it via email as soon as decisions are made.
It is our plan to also end the season by the July 4th weekend, and resume practices as soon as we can. Watch emails for details.
So as of now the plan is to have NO PRACTICES and NO GAMES for a few more weeks.
As we've mentioned before, when you take your kids for a walk, take a soccer ball, and have them dribble it the full time; their brains and bodies will be learning with every touch, and they'll be ready to play come our re-opening day.
Have a safe and healthy next several weeks. I look forward to seeing you on the pitch VERY soon!
Patrick Dunagan, President, and the Board of Directors of Colleyville Soccer Association
New Changes to THE LAWS OF THE GAME are on the Coaches and Referees pages!
April 29, 2020 COLLEYVILLE
Well this is a season we'll be talking about for a very long time! The following was sent to parents and coaches a short while ago via email::
Once again, unsurprisingly, we are going to reschedule the soccer season. With newest dictates from the Governor's office, the earliest we'll be able to re-start the spring soccer season will be the first weekend after school has officially ended, either May 30/31 or on June 6/7 depending on when our NMCSL partner associations can get rolling. We'll be updating schedules shortly to reflect that change following conference calls updates with our League and the North Texas State Soccer Association.
We will also be sending out new player, coach and family soccer guidelines to help us have safe practices and games. Those guidelines will outline how to best accomplish social distancing during a soccer match, and will likely even include having whole families sit 6-feet apart on the sidelines possibly with their player when the player is off the field, with each team and their spectators remaining on opposite sides of each field, allowing greater area to accomplish this social distancing.
For U9 and up teams, the great news is that all 15 member associations of the Mid Cities Soccer League in which you compete, are working with CSA and all of our member associations will be restarting the spring season with us! We are working through the details, but barring any further dictates from the high castle in Austin, we will be playing very soon!
CSA Parent Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers, as you know your background check renewals are needed as of June 1, and unfortunately there's no way to do them any earlier, so the first week of June will need to be a hurry-up including completing new background checks and doing the 15-minute SAFESPORT TRAINING update online. If this is your first time through the SAFESPORT TRAINING, it'll take a bit longer. Both are available from your Gotsoccer.com Coaches account. If you need to do the longer SAFESPORT, this time period is a great way to get that done, leaving only the 15-minute update needed after June 1.
Our plans are a work in progress, so watch for emails. The season will take place almost entirely in the month of June as it stands, and should be over in time for the 4th of July weekend. Most teams have 6 or 8 games remaining on their schedules.
Thank you to all the parents who have emailed us asking us to please put on the season and not let it be cancelled. We hear you, and we agree. Our kids want to play, we want them to play, and as soon as we can, that's exactly what we'll do, with some modern alterations to the plan so we are all more comfortable with the situation in this unique time period.
Fall soccer signups will be opening soon as well. Go to www.colleyvillesoccer.org to sign up for Fall Soccer once we have opened up the registration link for you. We will not open up the link until we know we can finish out the Spring Season as our backup plan might impact the Fall season and it's registration plan, so keep your eye on emails from us for updates!
As you know, we are a nonprofit youth sports organization, and every penny we take in we spend each year ensuring the best possible experience for your kids. We appreciate your support of Colleyville Soccer, and are proud to have you as a member family!
See you on the pitch!
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So that's where it stands so far. More to come after conference call this weekend. The season remains a bit fluid, but it's solidifying nicely we think this time!
See you on the pitch! (very soon, it seems!)
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.
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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