Can you tell me more about your coaching staff?
Our current coaching staff includes college, high school, and youth professional coaches. We have some very experienced coaches that have been at CSC for a long time, and we also have some young coaches that played for CSC that are now giving back to the club.
CSC hires and continues to search for the best possible coaches in Oregon. Our coaches have taken professional soccer licensing courses.
What is the ‘season’ and how often do CSC teams practice?
U9-U15 tryout in May and start practice right after tryouts. Teams will train twice a week during the summer, taking a break the weeks immediately following any summer tournaments to allow players to rest. They train and play fall league and take Thanksgiving through late January off, then train and play spring league until tryouts again in May. U16-U19 teams take the fall off to play high school soccer, then tryout after their high school seasons end in November, and begin training immediately after tryouts. They play a winter and spring league and play summer tournaments stopping in early August for high school tryouts.
Where does CSC have practice?
CSC practices generally take place at Crystal Lake Sports Park. However, to accommodate all the teams we also practice at CVHS, CHS, and G3 when the grass fields are too wet and daylight is too short.
What kind of travel is involved?
Our U10 teams play in a league that travels once a season to Eugene, Albany and Bend, as well as a game day at home. When they move on to U11, they will play in state-wide leagues. This may involve a trip to southern or central Oregon, Salem, Portland, Albany, or Eugene, depending on the locations of the other teams in their bracket. About half the games will be at home in Corvallis, and half will be away for U11-U19 teams.
Our older teams may travel out of state to either attend College Showcases or play in regional tournaments if the team qualifies, and will have the opportunity to gain experiences that can’t be gained in Oregon.
How do tryouts work?
U9-U15 Teams have tryouts in early May and U16-U19 Teams have tryouts in mid-November. Players register online for tryouts and will receive a number upon arrival at the tryout site. Players will be divided up into teams by age group and play in multiple short-sided games and full scrimmages where they will be evaluated by multiple coaches.
If you are interested in being a member of CSC, it is recommended that you attend both of your age group’s tryouts. By attending both sessions, you will allow the coaches more time to evaluate the players in your age group.
Our goal with CSC is to form two teams in each age group. This allows for more kids to participate in club soccer and more opportunities for kids to play soccer over the course of the year.
What if my son/daughter plays another sport?
As a club, CSC asks that players and families do their best to be at as many team events as possible. We do understand that many kids play multiple sports and this will be managed between the player and their coach. Players are not punished for being a multi-sport athlete.
Are there different levels of teams or leagues?
Teams are placed into level appropriate leagues by the Director of Coaching and the League Organizers. CSC does its best to put teams into leagues where player and team development can be maximized.
Why does CSC have a training uniform?
The club’s coaches decided to go with a training uniform for all of the teams. It brings a level of professionalism to the training environment and helps players understand that there is something different about training. Players are required to wear the training uniform at every practice.