Chesapeake Soccer Club
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Frequently Asked Questions



Please select the question below to be directed to your answers.

How much does it cost to register?
What does my registration fee pay for?
How do I get a uniform?

In what division will my child play?
Where do we practice? 

Can I bring my dog to the soccer fields?
When/Where are the games played? 

How long are the games? 
How many players are on each team? 
Are there discounts available? 
How do we know if the games have been cancelled? 
Is there an Adult League?
What are your coaches’ qualifications?
Do we practice/play in the rain? 

What equipment do I need to buy? 
What if I can’t make practice?  
What days do we practice? For how long? 
I often see children in referee outfits working the games. What are their qualifications?
Why do I need a SIGNUP CODE for the club website?  

Will I be required to put in volunteer hours? And where are volunteers needed?  
Is my child insured for injuries obtained during practices or games? 
Can parents or players be ejected from games?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

How much does it cost to register? (Back to Top)

 

For Fall 2015 and Spring 2016, registration costs are as follows (NOTE:  uniform fees are not included, as we don't require you to order a new uniform each season, or even each year.  Please see below for uniform order information): 

 

Age Division

One Season Fee

U4-U6 Rec

$55

U7-U8 Rec

$70

U9/U10 Rec

$85

U11/U12 Rec

$95

U13 Rec (as available)

 

$95

U13-U19 5v5 Fun League Rec

$80

Advanced/TASL

U9-U12

U13 and up

 

$110

$120

Travel/VSL

 

See Registration Page

 

 

 

What does my registration fee pay for? (Back to Top)

 

 

  • VYSA fees (provides insurance for members, and Kidsafe check for adults involved in Youth Soccer, Coaching Education Products-Free to VYSA club members)
  • Referee Fees
  • Coach Training Certifications
  • Field Maintenance
  • Technical Director Sessions
  • Operating Costs (Equipment, Administrative expenses, Legal Fees)
  • TASL Fees for Advanced Teams playing within the Tidewater Advanced Soccer League

 

 

How do I get a uniform?(Back to Top)

 

You will need to purchase a uniform kit (1 white "Home" jersey, 1 blue "Away" jersey, 1 pair shorts, 1 pair socks) if you are new to CSC, or if you have lost, damaged, or outgrown your current uniform.  At CSC, we strive for durability but keep affordability in mind, thus we allow our players to use their uniforms for multiple seasons.  The uniforms can even be passed down to younger siblings and friends. 

 

Recreational players: Rec players may choose their own jersey number, or opt out. (Rec uniform consists of 1 white "home" jersey, 1 blue "away" jersey, 1 pair blue shorts, 1 pair blue socks.)

Advanced/TASL players:  You will be assigned a jersey number to eliminate duplicate jersey numbers on your team.  Special requests may be honored if the number you wish is still available.  Contact your coach ASAP. (TASL/Advanced Uniform consists of 1 white "home" jersey, 1 blue "away" jersey, 1 pair black shorts, 1 pair black socks)

For Travel/VSL players:  CSC Platinum uniform and warm-up suit are both required.  You will be assigned a jersey number to eliminate duplicate jersey numbers on your team.  Special requests may be honored if the number you wish is still available.  Contact your coach ASAP. (Travel uniform consists of 1 yellow "home" jersey, 1 blue "away" jersey, 1 pair black shorts, 1 pair yellow socks, 1 pair blue socks.)

 

Order your CSC uniform kit through Premier Soccer, either online, or at their store.  Visit the Premier Soccer website for location details and ordering deadlines. Check out samples to try on at the store to help determine correct size.  Pick up at the store, or for a minimal shipping fee, you can have the uniform delivered to your home. 

Chesapeake Soccer Club uses Premier Soccer as our preferred supplier of Club, Team and Individual soccer equipment.  Please click on the Premier logo anywhere on this site to browse the online shop, or stop in to one of their stores.  Be sure to mention your club and team name when shopping.  Equipment, cleats, and spirit wear also available for purchase.

 

 

 

In what division will my child play? (Back to Top)

There are 4 programs at CSC:  MicroSoccer, Rec/Interleague, Advanced/TASL, and Travel/VSL.  For more information on these programs, see Programs in the "About Us" tab on the website.  CSC typically provides age divisions beginning at U4, and continuing on to U19.

In accordance with VYSA guidelines, age divisions for Fall and Spring are determined by the player’s birth year.

To determine your player's age division, click on USSF Birth Year Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where do we practice? (Back to Top)

 

Most practices are held at Centerville Soccer Complex, 1857 Centerville Turnpike, Chesapeake, VA 23322.  Specific field practice locations and field assignments at the Centerville fields will be communicated to you by your coach.  Please see our CSC Field Layout (found in the Parents and Players tab) for exact field locations, and our Events Calendar for when to expect to first hear from your coach.

 

Can I bring my dog to the soccer fields? (Back to Top)

 

No. The Centerville Park is owned and maintained by the City of Chesapeake division of Parks and Recreation.   As with all other City fields, alcohol, tobacco products and pets are prohibited at the Centerville Park.

 

When / Where are the weekend games played? (Back to Top)

 

  • Most regular season CSC Rec and Advanced games are played on Saturdays. When the schedule is finalized you will be able to find your team’s schedule on the club website.  Make-up games and the End of Season Tournament games may be played on other days.
  • MicroSoccer (U4 - U8) teams usually play all games at Centerville Park.
  • Interleague (Recreational U9 & up) teams play in a cooperative arrangement with other area soccer clubs.  "Home" games will be played at Centerville Park; "away" games may be played in various local venues.  Please visit our Field Locations section (found in the Parents and Players tab) for details.
  • Advanced Teams playing within Tidewater Area Soccer League (TASL) will play "away" games at various locations throughout Hampton Roads.  Please visit our Field Locations section (found in the Parents and Players tab) for details.
  • Travel Teams playing within Virginia Soccer League (VSL) will play "away" games at various locations within the region, including Richmond, the Peninsula, and sometimes North Carolina.  Please visit the "Game Schedules" tab for links to those locations.

 

How long are the games? (Back to Top)

 

  • U4-U6:  Four 8-minute quarters
  • U7-U8:  Four 12-minute quarters
  • U9-U10: Two 25-minute halves
  • U11-U12: Two 30-minute halves
  • U13-U14: Two 35-minute halves
  • U15-U16: Two 40-minute halves
  • U19: Two 45-minute halves

 

How many players are on each team? (Back to Top)

CSC plays small-sided games to afford maximum player contact with the ball. CSC uses the following guidelines.   UPDATE:  Due to upcoming changes per USSF mandates, CSC will be transitioning to the new guidelines over the spring season.  Final changes will go into effect by Fall 2017.   

 

Age Division

Players on Field

Min Roster

Max Roster

U4-U6

3v3

5

8

U8

4v4**

6

10

U10

6v6*

8

14

U12

8v8

9

16

U14

11v11

12

18

U16

11v11

12

18

U19

11v11

12

18

 

 

 

 

 

 * In Interleague, a U9/10 game may be played 7v7 IF both coaches agree.  NOW 7v7, unless 6v6 is needed due to low numbers.

**In MicroSoccer, a U8 game may be played 5v5 IF both coaches agree.

 

Are there discounts available? (Back to Top)

Yes, discounts are available for players whose parents serve as volunteer Head Coaches.  Contact Coach Coordinator for further information.

 

 

How do we know if the games have been cancelled? (Back to Top)

 

Call the CSC Hotline at (757) 644-4529 prior to leaving your house for a scheduled game. Additionally, you can go the club website at www.chesapeakesoccerclub.com. Cancellations may be posted on the home page. The Hotline is the most up-to-date source available to you for this information.

 

Is there an Adult League?(Back to Top)

 

CSC has an Adult Fun League. We play with two key rules: 1) No injuries. 2) Have fun.  Competitive teams need not register. Please check out our website in the section Parents and Players for more information.

 

What are your coaches’ qualifications? (Back to Top)

 

We offer training to all coaches.  In addition, some coaches have VYSA, nationally recognized ‘F’ and ‘E’ certificates, or 'D' licenses. Some have playing experience in high school or college. In all cases, coaches have been certified through the US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) “Kidsafe” program, which includes a background check for responsible behavior with children.

 

Do we practice/play in the rain? (Back to Top)

 

The Club Hotline is updated daily with information on field conditions. If the ground is unplayable due to standing water, the Field Manager will close the fields. NO teams are allowed to be on the club fields if the hotline indicates the fields are closed.

PRACTICES – If the hotline says the fields are open and playable, yet there is still inclement weather, Coaches will make the final call on holding or canceling practice. These decisions will be based on safety of the players and ability to hold a quality practice.

GAMES – The referee will make the decision to begin any game in the rain. His/her assessment will be made on the basis of the playability of the field with safety of players in mind. Once a game has begun, the game may be terminated if the referee believes the playing conditions become hazardous to the players. If one half of the game has already been played the score will stand as is, in accordance with FIFA rules.

LIGHTNING – If lightning is sighted, all games and practices will be immediately terminated, and a 25 minute delay will go into effect.  If after the delay lightning continues, the Centerville Park will be cleared.

 

What equipment do I need to buy?(Back to Top)

 Besides your uniform kit, each player will need to purchase the following gear:

SHIN GUARDS - All players are required to wear shin guards at all practices and games. They can be soft or hard, but in all cases the shin guards MUST be completely covered by your child’s socks.

CLEATS -  Cleats are optional but highly recommended for U10 and above. It is important to ensure your child has SOCCER cleats. Baseball or football cleats that have a ‘TOE STUD’ are inherently dangerous in soccer play and are not allowed.

SOCCER BALL - All players are required to bring their own soccer ball to practices. Players should write their family last name and cell phone number on their soccer balls.

Ball size requirements are as follows:

  • Size 3 – U4-U8
  • Size 4 – U9-U12
  • Size 5 – U13 and above

Additional gear such as backpacks, CSC t-shirts, etc. can also be purchased on the Premier Soccer website.  Some teams may also decide to purchase practice jerseys; contact your Coach with any questions. 

 

What if I can’t make practice?(Back to Top)

 

Absentee policies are established by the individual coaches. Check with your coach.

 

What days do we practice? For how long?(Back to Top)

 

Practice schedules are established by the individual coaches, who will contact their players in the weeks before the season begins.  In general, U4-U6 teams practice once a week for 30-45 minutes. U7-U8 teams practice once a week for 45-60 minutes, U10 will practice once or twice a week for up to one and a half hours, and U12 and above can all expect to practice twice a week. These sessions do NOT include technical sessions scheduled with the club Technical Director.  Practices will begin within the time frame of 5:15 and 6:15.  Contact your coach for exact times.

 

I often see children in referee outfits working the games. What are their qualifications? (Back to Top)

 

ALL referees used at CSC games are certified through the US Soccer Federation. Certification involves a weekend of training, a written exam, and an annual recertification through a USSF-sponsored examination. Our referees are continuously evaluated and are assigned to certain age divisions based on their skill, maturity and character. The minimum age for referee certification is 11. The 11 year olds are required to pass the same exams as the adult referees that you see on the fields.

 

Why do I need a SIGNUP CODE for the club website?(Back to Top)

 Note:  you do NOT need a signup code to register!

The website is a great information forum for coaches, team managers and players. General web surfers, however have no need for access to messages from the coaches, team rosters, game statistics or photos of our players. A signup code restricts access to only club members. As a player or coach you can request a signup code that will give you access to certain pages that are hidden to the general public.  

 

Will I be required to put in volunteer hours? And where are volunteers needed?(Back to Top)

 

Required, no; desired, YES. The best way for a family to ensure the best soccer experience for their child is to get involved. We do not hire companies to set up our fields, clean the shed, maintain equipment, manage the website. There are many opportunities where you can get involved to make your child’s experience with this club the best possible. Contact parentrep@chesapeakesoccerclub.com for more information.

 

Is my child insured for injuries obtained during practices or games?(Back to Top)

 

YES, all members of CSC are provided limited insurance coverage for medical, dental, accident and liability insurance as provided by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association. See the VYSA website for details.

 

Can parents or players be ejected from games?(Back to Top)

 

YES. Parents and players can be ejected. In accordance with FIFA and US Soccer Federation guidelines, the authority of any assigned referee begins when he/she enters the venue parking lot. Any player found by a referee to be engaging in misconduct that warrants a “Red Card” per the established Laws of the Game will be required to leave the game fields for the remainder of the day. For example, a player who has a physical altercation in the parking lot before his match begins may be ejected.   Additionally, in accordance with the established soccer Laws of the Game, he MUST LEAVE THE VENUE. Parents with other children scheduled to play that day will have to make arrangements to remove their ejected son/daughter from the venue. Spectators are not actually required for soccer game play, and in some cases can be ejected as well, if the referee determines the spectator’s behavior is negatively affecting the conduct of the game. There are further implications that affect follow-on games and player eligibility; for more information on this subject, see Laws of the Game at www.ussoccer.com .

 

 



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