Crossroads Soccer Association’s competitive teams for the 2017/18 season have been announced. CSA PRIDE team and coach assignments are linked below.
New to this year’s invitations are “Pool Players.” Pool Players do not have a roster spot on a competitive team but have been invited to continue to improve their skills by enjoying the benefits of practicing and training with our competitive teams. Pool Players may get promoted to a full roster spot at the discretion of the coach and CSA’s competitive commissioner. This pathway has been created to ensure as many players as possible have the opportunity to progress in the game. Club fees for Pool Players are half of CSA’s competitive club fees. If a Pool Player gets promoted to a full roster spot, he/she must pay the difference before finalizing the full roster spot.
Players must initially accept team assignments by July 10 [Online Acceptance Form Link]
Players must complete final registration via Blue Sombrero and submit full or partial payment by August 4th to avoid late fees. Blue Sombrero team registration/club fee portal will open no later than July 11th.
Please review the Competitive FAQs for information related to club, team, and uniform fees.
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.
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.
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.
Come On You Pool Boys!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!