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Columbia Soccer Association (TN)

Youth

2020 Fall Youth Rec Schedule

Please read the important information that follows!

Dates, times, and other information are subject to change. Please check back for updated information. 

Registration Open

August 19 - $85 per player

Registration Close

Waitlist open until 9/25/20

Coach Saturday

September 26 - Coaches and Volunteers meet to receive uniforms, rosters, and practice fields. Coaches should contact parents regarding their team immediately afterward. If you haven't heard from your coach by the following Monday, then please use the messaging option found on your account dashboard to contact the coach.

Game Dates

October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31
November 7
November 14
November 21


CSA appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding during this uncertain time.

We are looking forward to getting back on the pitch. In doing so, we must follow the guidelines and requirements set forth by the Tennessee Pledge and the Return to Play Protocol set forth by the Tennessee State Soccer Association, our governing body. 

This has been a challenging time for all of us. The financial and logistic burden created by COVID-19 has affected everyone. Some clubs have closed their doors due to the stresses caused by the pandemic. As a charitable non-profit, our main goal is to provide soccer for children in and around Maury county. Your support is appreciated. 

As we move forward, there are some important changes we need to make you aware of before registering. Please review the following carefully. 

  1. Refunds – Our website and registration software provider Sports Connect will now offer refund insurance for registrations. CSA will no longer process individual refunds. From this point forward, all refunds will be done through SecureFee. You must opt-in for the insurance during registration to be eligible for any refunds. All refund claims will be filed with SecureFee, the refund insurance provider. Information is provided during the checkout process including links to their policies with email and telephone numbers for more information, questions, or claims.
  2. Even though we are no longer processing individual refunds, if we are forced to cancel or close the season due to COVID, there will be a prorated refund given by CSA. The refund amount will be a prorated amount of the original registration fee (less the cost of your child’s uniform & insurance paid directly to TN State Soccer - $25) based on the number of games played.  We will refund 7/8 of the registration fee after deducting $25 if 1 game is played, 6/8 if 2 games are played, etc.  We will attempt to complete the scheduled games for each team, but once the majority of teams have played 6 games the season will be considered complete.
  3. We understand that many people are reluctant to return to sports. We will be monitoring the number of registrations to determine if the numbers justify playing. We must have enough registrants in each division to have fully rostered teams. If we do not have enough registrations, we won’t be able to have a season.
  4. Please follow the COVID-19 guidelines posted by the City of Columbia at Cook and Ridley.
  5. Because of the timing of the Tennessee Pledge, we are behind on our normal schedule for registrations. Therefore, we will have an expedited registration period. It is very important that you register before we close the registration. The deadline is in place because we need to be able to start sorting teams, assigning fields, getting referees, and finding coaches to volunteer to lead their teams. We cannot do this if people are attempting to register after the registration close date. Late registrations create a burden on our volunteers and cause difficulties in allocating teams, creating schedules, and assigning fields. Therefore, we will not accept registrations after the registration close date.
  6. We can play at night at Ridley with the lighted fields. Please be aware that we may have to schedule some games on weeknights if something hinders us from playing on Saturdays.
  7. Please check the columbiasoccer.org website's main page and the Programs page for dates, fees, and other information. Registration is open now until August 31st. Please register as soon as possible to help us determine where we stand on the teams.



If you are new to Columbia Soccer, please create an account. Once logged into the account dashboard, add your children as participants or yourself if you plan to play in the adult league. Once a program is opened, you will see the available programs button appear next to the participants name. 



Typical Youth Outdoor Recreational Schedule (Subject to Change)
MayFall Registration BeginsNovemberSpring Registration Begins
JuneDecember
JulyFall Registration EndsJanuarySpring Registration Ends
AugustFebruary
SeptemberFall Season BeginsMarchSpring Season Begins
OctoberApril
NovemberFall Season EndsMaySpring Season Ends


RULES OF THE GAME

The youth recreational league is open to players in the U4 – U18 divisions. Divisions are based on birth year. The soccer year starts in the fall and ends in the spring. To verify the division birth year, refer to the US Youth Soccer Birth Matrix. Your child must be at least 3 years old to register.

The emphasis of the recreational league is FUN. Players get to play at least half of every game regardless of skill level. Game scores are not kept, and teams are balanced to the best of our ability to ensure enjoyable play for everyone. If your player is interested in competitive play, we offer our Arsenal select program. Tryouts are once a year in the fall. For more information on Arsenal, contact our VP of Travel.

Please be aware that odd divisions are usually combined with even divisions. For example, players that register for a U5, U7, U9, U11, or U13 division will actually play in a U6, U8, U10, U12, or U14. Some divisions may be combined into coed teams and have a larger age range. For example, U15, U16, and U17 may be combined with the U18 division. This is all dependent upon registration numbers, division enrollments, and the number of volunteer coaches available. 

Games are generally played on Saturdays, but sometimes games may be scheduled during the week. U4 - U6 games are administered by our Mentors. The practice may be one or two days during the week. Practice days and times are determined by coaches. 


How do I know what division my child should be in?
The system automatically places your child in the correct division based on their birth year according to the US Youth Soccer Birth Matrix. You can also determine the division by subtracting your child's birth year from the season-ending year (fall through spring).
For example, a child born in 2012 playing in the 2019 fall through 2020 spring would be in the U8 division. 
2012-2020=U8
Please note that odd divisions are usually combined with even divisions, such as U7 and U8. Some older divisions with smaller registration numbers may have a larger combination and be coed. For example, U16, U17, and U18 players may be combined into one U18 Coed division in order to have enough players to form teams.  

Special Requests:

Special requests for a specific coach, player, or team are not guaranteed. Hardships will be taken into consideration regarding travel arrangements for games and practices. Teams are generated each season using software that evenly sorts players based on age and other criteria in order to make games balanced and fair. Occasionally, rec teams may need to be reorganized to make play more even. Coaches decide practice days and times. Practice locations are set by the Field Manager. 

Weather and Illness:
We play in the heat, cold, and rain. Severe weather, lightning, or illness may cause games to be canceled. When 2 or more games are canceled due to weather or other events, we will attempt to make up 1 of the missed games, but due to field and referee availability, games may not be made up. 

Game Location
Ridley Sports Complex
6148 Trotwood Ave, Columbia, TN 38401

When will I know about games, practices, uniforms, and other information?
Coaches meet to receive their rosters, uniforms, practice locations, and other information on Coach’s Saturday. We encourage coaches to contact parents as soon as possible after the coach meeting. Coaches set practice times and days. We always need volunteer coaches, please consider volunteering. All volunteers must complete the Risk Management mandates. 

What equipment will my child need?
Your child will be provided a game-day uniform which includes a jersey, shorts, and a pair of socks. The uniform is theirs; they will not have to turn it back in. You will need to purchase shin guards, shoes (soccer cleats), and a soccer ball. Shin guards and shoes are required for both practices and games.

 Ball Sizes
 Age Group Size
 U14 - U18 #5
 U10 - U12 #4
 U04 - U08 #3



Do I have to live in Columbia to register?
We do not restrict registration to Columbia, anyone in Maury or surrounding counties is welcome to register to play in our program. 

When are games and practices?
Recreational games are played on Saturdays. Usually, the younger divisions play earlier and older divisions later. Game times range from 9 am to 3 pm, but this can vary depending on the number of players registered, the number of teams, and other variables. Coaches choose the day and times for practice. Some may practice twice a week. 

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1116 West 7th Street PMB 248 
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
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