Boys & Girls Competitive Soccer:
U9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 & 19

GENERAL INFORMATION


Columbus United is CLRA's Division II competitive soccer club.  The primary goal of Division II soccer is player development and challenging the player to become better. This is pursued through enhanced skills training, challenging conditioning, and wider competition. United is a competitive soccer club. Typically teams will play 25-30 matches in a combination of intra-city competition and tournaments. Matches are played against teams from Starkville, Saltillo, Oxford, Greenville, and many other cities. Teams participate in a minimum of three tournaments as well as the President's Cup (the state championship.) Columbus also hosts Spring Friends and Family Day, a series of matches over two days.  Individual teams can choose to compete in additional tournaments at their own expense as long as it does not conflict with arranged match play.

REGISTRATION & FINAL ROSTERS


United registration is $150 for U9,10,11 and 12 players who have already registered for recreational soccer.
United registration is $200 for U13,14,15,16,17 and 19 players, these players will be registered with MSA by CLRA.
Players may register online at clra.net or in person at the CLRA office at Propst Park.
COACHES & PRACTICE


Every coach is certified, and coaches are encouraged to continue training and gain additional license. In the spring, Tuesday night is set aside for Division II practice. Coaches can have additional practices and training sessions.  Coaches are responsible for picking assistants, determining rosters and playing time, and keeping players and their families fully informed of schedules, expectations, and team rules.
COACHING & PLAYER PHILOSOPHY

Our philosophy is centered on player and coaching development. We strive to provide an environment in which all players can improve and develop a love for soccer and athletics. This is pursued through enhanced skills training, challenging conditioning, and wider competition. Coaches are encouraged to continue to develop as coaches and earn higher levels of certification and licensure.  All coaches hold a minimum of a USSF E license.
FEE INFORMATION

The fee includes:
(a) equipment: a complete uniform and gray t-shirt for alternative jersey
(b) registration with MSA 
(c) player travel passes
(d) registration to three tournaments and the President's Cup
(e) referee fees for all home matches

Teams may choose to pay additional fees for extra tournaments, a different alternative jersey, special training, etc.

Players & their families are responsible for the cost of travel.
TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS

Please note all teams may not compete in all tournaments listed.


January 28-29, 2017,  Frostbite Tournament
2017, TSA DII Tournament
2017, Blues City Blowout DI,
Memphis
2017, Northern District DIII Tournament, TBD (subject to change)
2017, Admiral Cup DIII State Championship, TBD
2017, President's Cup DII State Championship, TBD
2017,  United Banquet, 6pm (location TBD)
2017, State Games of Mississippi, Meridian

CLUB HIGHLIGHTS

REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

2014 United U13 Boys, Head Coach Tom Velek, Assistant Coach Jimmy Robertson
2013: United U15 Boys, Head Coach Tom Velek, Assistant Coach Chris Hemphill
2012: United U14 Boys, Head Coach Tom Velek, Assistant Coach Chris Hemphill
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Our teams and players have won six Mississippi State Championships.
2014: United U12 Girls (DIII), Head Coach Allen Greenhaw, Assistant Coach Chad Bell
2014: United U13 Boys, Head Coach Tom Velek, Assistant Coach Brian Rolliins
2013: United U15 Boys, Head Coach Tom Velek, Assistant Coach Chris Hemphill
2013: United U12 Boys (silver), Head Coach Ryan Rickert, Assistant Coach Tom Velek
2012: United U14 Boys (DIII & DII), Head Coach Tom Velek, Assistant Coaches Chris Hemphill, Roger Shilling
STATE FINALISTS

2015: United U14 boys (DIII), Head Coach Tom Velek, Assistant Coach Ryan Rickert
2013: United U16 boys (DIII), Head Coach Tom Velek, Assistant Coach Chris Hemphill
COLUMBUS-LOWNDES RECREATION AUTHORITY

Welcome to Columbus United Soccer Club
Sharon Parnell, Division II Administrator
662.386.2369   clrasharon@cableone.net