Fall 2020 fees for Colleyville residents $110, non-residents $125. Games start Sept. 12th.
Meeting outside at CSA Fields from 9-10a. All teams must be represented.
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!
Our re-launch of the Spring Season is under way, practices are happening, and games commence on Monday the 15th of June! Schedules are a challenge as teams are combining and changing to be in the best shape for the season! EIGHT members of the Northern Mid Cities Soccer League are part of the Spring/Summer soccer season, where we'll play another 6 games in fairly short time span, with all games over by July 4th to be out of the way of any family plans!
Remember, CSA exists to help kids play soccer, so those that WANT to play and whose parents WANT them to are the ones that will be playing.
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.
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 would be supplying hand sanitizer if we could 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 way back last Winter. This season is even more special, 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 ok'd 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 also gave up a whole soccer field...Field 3 is missing, as a means of putting greater separation between remaining fields.
Schedules are posted but do note that they will change even more than usual, so check back frequently!
Concessions will be open, serving only prepackaged items. Please tip the concessions workers extra well since they're going to have to wear uncomfortable masks and gloves, like so many are now. Thank you Linda Duvall 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.
It is our plan to also end the season BEFORE July 4th so this will be quick and fun.
This season has demonstrated unprecedented cooperation and coordination by Colleyville Soccer Association, Hurst United Soccer Association, Keller Soccer Association, Birdville Area Soccer Association, Bedford-Euless Soccer Association, Greater Northwest Soccer Association, North Fort Worth Area Soccer Association, Eagle Mountain Soccer Association. We are so proud so many of our Northern Mid Cities Soccer League partners have chosen to give those who want to play the opportunity to do so! A very few people have worked tirelessly to make this happen. Erin Benedict, Christy Putty, Brad Putty, Shawn Spradley, Derek Dai, Jason McEachern, Amanda Pillai, Derrell Pitcock, Julie Pitcock, Hector Rodriguez, Rebecca Rodriguez, Yogi Kraja, Nathan White, Paul Adams, Tommy Johnson, Ed Palluth and Stacy Wells, as well as 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 next several weeks. I look forward to seeing you on the pitch!
Patrick Dunagan, President, and the Board of Directors of Colleyville Soccer Association
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Last time to register/pay: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
|Online Lessons Must be Complete before:|
|Thursday, August 27, 2020|
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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!
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.
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 later.
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
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!