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Volunteers Needed!

LSA’s Bob Abbott Cup (Louisiana’s U11/12 State Tournament) is coming to Alexandria next month.  Please help us put on a great event this coming April 8th-9th @ Crossroads Soccer Association by volunteering some of your time! Volunteers will be “Field Marshals” during the weekend. Field marshals watch games and notify official staff of any issues (via walkie talkie). Please use the form below to submit your volunteer availability.

Crossroads Announces New Website!

After months of hard work, Crossroads is pleased to announce the launch of its new website: www.CenlaSoccer.com. Don’t let the same web address fool you; it’s a completely redesigned, more user-friendly site for the Central Louisiana soccer community.

The goal with this new website is to provide our members and visitors with an easier way to learn about and register for Crossroads Soccer programs, leagues, events, and Community Outreach.  CenlaSoccer.com now features sections dedicated to each program Crossroads offers, from Little Dribblers to Recreational, from the Total Soccer Academy to Competitive/Travel and including CSA’s Elite Amateur program.

There’s also a page dedicated to Camps and Clinics, and a Schedules page that will have a drop-down listing of each season’s games (sortable by date and/or team) as well as a current listing of upcoming events.  Additionally, CenlaSoccer.com, with a new section dedicated to Coaching and Parent Education, will be a resource for coaches, players, and parents for all things related to soccer development and education.

You’ll also be able to keep up with all the latest happenings with CenlaSoccer.com’s News section.

We hope you enjoy the new site.  It will be more user-friendly, more informative, and more useful for your Cenla soccer needs.   We welcome your feedback.  Please let us know if you think the site needs to feature something it does not.    Submit feedback HERE.

 

Crossroads’ Elite Amateur Team Kicks Off This Saturday: GCPL Season Preview

The Gulf Coast Premier League (GCPL) wrote a season preview on each of the teams playing this season.  Click HERE to check out GCPL’s preview of Crossroads’ Elite Amateur team, Pool Boys Football Club (PBFC).

Crossroads’ Elite Amateur team, in its third year of existence, was founded in 2014.  In addition to representing Alexandria and Crossroads in a state-wide men’s league, PBFC has represented Louisiana in USASA Region III National Cup competitions multiples times in its short life.  PBFC is for players ages 16 and above but predominantly features former PRIDE players, current PRIDE coaches, and current LSUA soccer players.  This year’s squad is coached by Arick Lassiter and Zach White, both current PRIDE coaches.

Crossroads’ Director of Operations, Jeremy Poklemba, is the president of the Gulf Coast Premier League (one of 13 USASA Elite Amateur leagues in the U.S.), formerly known as the Louisiana Premier League (LPL).

Don’t miss out on PBFC’s first GCPL game at Johnny Downs this Saturday vs Shreveport Rafters FC!  The game kicks off at 7:30pm.

Over the offseason the Pool Boys stayed a little busy focusing on hiring a new coaching staff and were able to achieve their goal by bringing in Arick Lassiter and Zach White. Lassiter, a former player and assistant coach at NC State, is currently residing in Louisiana assisting with the state’s Olympic Development Program. White, former Louisiana College player, will help assist as a player coach. Lassiter’s name could be recognized due to his brother’s, Roy Lassiter, success on the US Men’s National Team and in the MLS, along with his nephew, Ariel Lassiter, who currently plays for USL side, LA Galaxy II. Needless to say, it’s in the blood.

 

Come On You Pool Boys!

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Olympic Development Program Tryouts in Alexandria

Louisiana Soccer Association (LSA) conducted Olympic Development Program (ODP) tryouts in Alexandria this past Sunday for players born 2000-2005.  Hundreds of players from throughout the state descended upon Johnny Downs Sports Complex to be evaluated by LSA ODP staff and independent evaluators.  This first round of tryouts is a precursor to being selected to LSA’s State ODP team, a hopeful trip to US Youth Soccer’s Region III ODP camp, selection to a Regional Pool team, and eventual exposure to the US National Team programs.  LSA State Technical Director, former Crossroads Soccer Association technical director, Mark Godwin, was pleased with the player turnout and the work put in by LSA staff in making the day a success.

Last year’s state ODP teams featured nine (9) Crossroads PRIDE players: Lauren Keiser (’01G), Abram Baker (’00B), Alexci Nava (’00B), Christian Wilson (’00B), Dylan Foxworth (’01B), Elias Hanna (’01B), Anderson Hebert (’01B), Eythan Foxworth (’04B), and Abel Peterman (’04B).

For more information on Louisiana’s Olympic Development Program click the banner below.

LSA ODP

 

Inaugural Academy Festival Success

Crossroads (CSA) hosted its first ever Academy Festival this past Sunday, October 23rd, at the Johnny Downs Sports Complex.  CSA’s Total Soccer Academy hosted u9 and u10 Academy teams from Lafayette (LYSA/Cajun Soccer Club) and Shreveport (CABOSA/Shreveport United).  Each team played two games from other clubs before having fun on the inflatables (provided by A Rental Gallery) and/or getting some frozen yogurt (provided by Spoons).

To round out the day, CSA PRIDE 98B hosted Shreveport United 98B and CSA’s Elite Amateur team, Pool Boys FC (PBFC), hosted BOCA FC Knights from Shreveport.  Although the ’98B suffered a 0-1 defeat in its friendly match, PBFC came away with two late goals to defeat BOCA 2-1 in its Gulf Coast Premier League preseason battle.

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Winter & Spring Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for Crossroads winter and spring programs.  See below for basic details.  Click on appropriate listing in Programs drop down menu for more details.

  • Winter Indoor Leagues
    • Early Bird Deadline: December 1 ($10 off)
    • Late Fee Starts: January 6 ($10 added)
    • Registration Deadline: January 20
    • First Game: Saturday, January 28
  • Lassiter Pro Winter Soccer Academy
    • Start Date: November 28
  • Winter Indoor Camp (Jan 3-6)
    • Mini-Camp (Ages 5-7) and Full-Camp (Ages 7-14) are available
    • Daily camp option available too
  • Spring Recreational & Academy
    • Early Bird Deadline: January 6 ($10 off)
    • Late Fee Starts: February 6 ($20 added)
    • First Games: March 4

Register Now

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Community Partners & Local Sponsors Make the Soccer World Go ‘Round

This year marks a record amount of support from local business partners and community leaders for Crossroads Soccer Association and its members.   From jerseys for our volunteer coaches to coupons for free meals, from hundred of free soccer balls to funds for scholarships for those in need, sponsors make a tremendous impact for our members and the Central Louisiana community.  Thank You!

Be sure to support our local sponsors whenever you get the chance!

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday Night Shootout Champions Crowned

The Fall Recreational & Academy seasons were capped off with a “Street Soccer” tournament each of the last two Fridays of the fall season.  Though multiple age groups played together, each age group had a winner crowned both nights.

Be on the lookout for Friday Night Shootouts in the Spring!

October 14th Champions

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October 21st Champions

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Friday night shootouts

Wildwood Pizza Fundraiser

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Help support Crossroads Soccer’s non-nonprofit mission by patronizing Wildwood Pizza on October 4th.  A portion of all sales will be donated to CSA.  The more you buy the more dough Wildwood gives for CSA to put toward player scholarships and field equipment

 

Free Soccer Clinic

September 25.

Crossroads Soccer & LSUA Men’s Soccer Team put on a free community soccer clinic in Pineville.

With the help of our community sponsors and local college programs, Crossroads will host 6 free clinic this soccer year.  Special thanks goes out to Optimist Club of Alexandria, Turner Teleco Alexandria, Hixson Has It! Ford, CLECO, Guillory Bail Bonds, Elite Physical Therapy, Crowell Forrest Resources, Phillips Sublimation, and Third Coast Soccer.  Crossroads has given away almost 300 soccer balls so far this year.

Sign Up for Future Clinic