CSA is proud to announce that two of our players have been selected to their respective age groups’ Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region I player pools. Congratulations to Savannah Hersh (CSA Wolves 02G) who made the 2003 Girls Region I Player Pool and Gemma Tamburri (CSA Cyclones 04G) who made the 2005 Girls Region I Christmas Training Event Player Pool.
Our goal is to encourage our youth to develop an appreciation for soccer by providing a competitive training and match environment that results in a lifelong love for the game. This will lead to future participation in order to help develop the sport within our local area, state, and region. We seek to provide this environment to players throughout their club soccer experience so, as they mature, they continue to enjoy and develop within the game. Consequently, our players will develop the technical ability to be successful on the field. They will also gain intangible traits such as character, integrity, leadership, and teamwork. The program is designed to help each player in the club reach his/her full potential.
Player development is paramount to the mission of our club. At the travel level, this is accomplished through utilizing a professional staff organized by our Director of Coaching. Our staff’s primary focus is to develop our players in order to reach their maximum individual potential by working within a team structure that fosters teamwork, leadership, collective problem solving, accountability, and a competitive focus.
The Travel Program offers a competitive training and match environment for players between the ages of 8 and 19. As this is the highest level of play that the club offers, players who are willing to commit a significant amount of time and energy to the program are selected through an annual tryout process and placed accordingly. Typically CSA fields multiple teams within an individual age bracket so players can prepare and compete at the appropriate level while teams maintain the structure to develop advanced skills in a challenging environment. The majority of our teams play in leagues within the Baltimore/Washington Area. All of the leagues have a number of levels or divisions and generally work on a promotion/relegation system according to seasonal results beyond U11.
Since our inception, the travel program has promoted the mental, physical, and technical development of individual athletes and teams to compete at the highest level of youth soccer and will continue to:
- Provide an attractive soccer environment that nurtures a high level of competition
- Provide every interested Calvert County child with the opportunity to qualify to play competitive travel soccer
- Develop superior life skills through team play, sportsmanship, top competition, and hard work
- Develop strong CSA teams able to compete effectively at the local, state, and regional levels
Director of Coaching Jay Redding