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Fall Rec Soccer Update

Hello Cardiff Soccer Families,

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many unforeseen challenges and impacted so many aspects of our lives from work, school, sports and everything in between. In much the same way as school looks different this fall, our recreational soccer season will look different as well. Our recreational soccer gaming season typically runs from September to November, with practices beginning toward mid-late August. Due to city, county and state restrictions, we are currently unable to return to play in full games/competitions. Furthermore, our governing bodies, Cal South and Presidio Soccer, have moved back the fall season start date to October 3. Unfortunately, these changes drastically impact our fall recreational season, and it is with a very heavy heart that we have decided to cancel the Recreational Gaming Season this fall.

In an effort to provide an alternative soccer training opportunity to our recreational players, Cardiff Soccer is happy to announce that we will offer Recreational Training Sessions with professional coaches in a safe COVID-19 approved format. Recreational players and families will be offered a series of Recreational Training Sessions to help fill the void of our 2020 gaming season and get the kids back on the field. The Recreational Training sessions will consist of four 1.5 hour sessions, each aimed to introduce and develop the key fundamentals of soccer through fun-filled activities, competitions and games. Every participant will take home a Cardiff Soccer T-Shirt and will have the opportunity to win giveaways throughout the duration of the program. The training sessions will be open to Recreational players only and are a great way to get back on the field to improve your soccer skills, socialize, meet new friends and be active!

Ray Reza, Senior Cardiff Mustangs Competitive Coach, along with the help of Competitive coach Juan Suarez, a long time fixture in the Cardiff community and additional Cardiff Mustang Coaches, will be conducting the Recreational Training Sessions during the month of September. Participation will be limited due to staffing, COVID restrictions and field space. However, since you have already registered for the Fall Recreational Season, we are giving you the first opportunity to register and have priority to participate in this great program.

http://cardiffsoccer.org/recreational-training-sessions/

Registration will automatically close once sessions hit the maximum number of players allowed. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact recreational@cardiffsoccer.org with any questions.

Finally, for your equipment needs, Dicks Sporting Goods has been gracious enough to sponsor a 20% off Cardiff Soccer shopping weekend this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29th and 30th.

We hope to see you out on the fields in September, and back with us next fall season.

Thank You,

Cardiff Soccer

A Message from our President and Executive Director

Hello Cardiff Mustangs Families,

We hope this letter finds you all safe and healthy. With Governor Newsom’s recent stay-at-home orders, it likely finds most of you at home with your families all day as well. In addition, the City of Encinitas has now closed schools, fields, beaches, and even access to the ocean. Due to these extraordinary circumstances, we are also postponing traditional practices and other regular activities until further notice, including our Spring Break camp. We are also prepared to postpone our futsal program to later dates, with more details to come.

The COVID-19 virus is definitely testing the resolve of society and forcing everyone to reexamine and readjust our everyday life. As this virus has brought pain and suffering, it has also uncovered new perspectives and different ways to overcome the obstacles that we are all facing together. A recent NY Times article stated that research on children post-WWII and other historical events that forced children into quarantine has shown that the most important thing for children’s well being is routine, simple affection, and a feeling of family support and community. As schools have launched their virtual education programs, they have started to provide some of that structure, and it has brought a little more routine back into our children’s everyday lives.  We feel this moment in time is an opportunity to share the love of the beautiful game with our players in a creative and innovative way, while also providing some semblance of normalcy into their lives. We want to show them that they are still part of a team and a strong community that cares for them, not only as soccer players, but as individuals. We have always aimed to have the players take the skills they learn and traits they build and implement them in everyday life, on as well as off the field. These are just some of the many reasons why we have moved forward with our Virtual Training Program.

Our Virtual Training Program has been designed to give players an opportunity to stay fit and sharp, while maintaining their health and distance from others. The training program was created by our directors and is launching this week and next with all our teams. Every session is built around an individual player and a ball. Every touch of the ball will strengthen player confidence and comfort. This type of technical work will go a long way in building player fundamentals, as well as helping maintain fitness and good health. Just as with most things in life, the more they put into it, the more they will get out of it. The club will continue to put out videos with ball rhythms and challenge drills for kids to do on their own at home, and each team will also also have a weekly virtual Zoom session with their coach. During these sessions, coaches will be tracking and documenting each player’s touches, which will give coaches and players hard numbers to improve on each week.  Our coaches are looking forward to the opportunity to connect with players in a different way, and we remain committed to give you the best soccer experience possible while we are all navigating the current situation.

We have included a link below that shows some of the world’s most influential soccer/footballers such as Lionel Messi and Carli Lloyd promoting the 5 key steps to follow to protect our health, in line with the World Health Organization’s guidance. Players can see it’s not just Mom and/or Dad asking them to wash their hands!

Please continue to stay safe, healthy, and informed. Let’s flatten the curve, practice good hygiene, and take care of each other.  We look forward to when it’s safe to get the players back out onto the field where they belong, and we greatly appreciate all of the commitment and dedication to the sport and the community during these challenging times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTl-5AjDb48&authuser=0 

Chris Perry, President

Kraig Chiles, Executive Director of Coaching

 

Spring Soccer Camp

Due to the popularity of our Holiday Camp, we have added a Spring Soccer Camp!

The Soccer Institute and Cardiff Mustangs have put together another camp for soccer players born 2010-2001 to work on technical, tactical, game awareness, and decision making skills in a fast-paced, engaging program. This camp is a great way to keep active and work on skills during the spring break, prepare for olders’ tryouts, or get ready as teams begin ramping up their practice for the year.

This camp is open to competitive players from any club or competitive level.  Players will be coached 1 to 1 and/or in small groups based on age and ability. Players will utilize the latest PlayerMaker technology to track technical and physical work during the camp.

Campers should bring water, a snack, and sunscreen.

April 6 -9, 2020
9 am – 12 pm
Cardiff Sports Park

$175 for Four Day Program ($50 day rate)

Register for Camp

August 2020 Soccer Camp

CAMP REGISTRATION IS FULL!  THANK YOU TO ALL THE PLAYERS WHO WILL BE JOINING US. 
If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us at DOC@cardiffsoccer.org.

Join our Cardiff Mustangs coaching staff for a camp to help players build a love for the game and have fun in a safe soccer environment. Each day we will hit a number of technical topics including passing, dribbling, first touch, shooting from distance, close range finishing, crossing & finishing and more, including discussions and exercise on what it means to be a leader. This camp is open to competitive and recreational players, ages 6 – 14, from all clubs and levels of play.

Our coaching staff includes camp director Kraig Chiles (captain of the San Diego Sockers, and former captain and player of US National futsal and arena teams, SDSU, and Poway High), assistant camp director Ray Reza (San Diego Sockers player and former captain and player at SDSU), Eddie Velez (San Diego Sockers player and former captain of the Mexican arena national team) and assistants comprised of former US Soccer Development Academy players and current college players.

Our camp will follow current health and safety guidelines. We will send an email with guidelines and requirements to all registered camp participants prior to the start of camp. Players must wear masks for drop off and pick up, and bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and hand sanitizer.

CAMP REGISTRATION IS FULL.

Dates: August 10-13
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $175/all days M-Th; $45/single day – 100% Refund if Camp is Cancelled

*Note: For single day registration, please be sure to register online for the specific day your child will be attending.  For check payment, please bring check on day of attendance.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Requirements

In order to ensure a safe environment for everyone, we must adhere to current COVID-19 safety protocols and all parents must read and agree to the protocols.  Please review the protocols and supporting information from the County of San Diego, City of Encinitas and Cal South.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES are provided below, and you can SIGN OFF ON RECEIPT OF DOCUMENTS with one form for acknowledgment.

SIGN FORMS

  1. Cardiff Mustangs Return To Play Protocols

Cardiff Mustangs Regreso a Juego Protocolos

  1. Cal South – COVID-19 Prevention and Response Protocols

Cal South – COVID 19 Prevención y Respuesta – Protocolos

  1. Cal South – Return to Play Phases and Responsibilities

Cal South – Regreso a Juego, Fases y Responsabilidades

  1. Cal South – Waiver/Release for Communicable Diseases Including COVID-19

Cal South – Exención para enfermedades transmisibles, incluyendo COVID-19

  1. Cal South – Concussion, Head Injury, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Opioids Information Sheet

Hoja de información sobre conmoción cerebral, lesiónes de cabeza, paro cardíaco súbito y opioides

  1. County of San Diego/Cardiff Mustangs – Parent Commitment COVID-19 Form – Summer 2020

County of San Diego/Cardiff Mustangs – Compromiso de los Padres Formulario COVID-19 – Verano 2020

  1. City of Encinitas – Parents/Guardians Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

Asunción del riesgo y exención de responsabilidad en relación con el coronavirus / COVID-19

Holiday Soccer Camp

CAMP UPDATE: Camp Registration is Full!  Please contact us at secretary@cardiffsoccer.org to inquire about spots that open up.

The Soccer Institute and Cardiff Mustangs have put together a camp for soccer players born 2010-2001 to work on technical, tactical, game awareness, and decision making skills in a fast-paced, engaging program. This camp is a great way to keep active and work on skills during the holiday break, prepare for tryouts, or stay on the ball for the high school season.

The camp will be directed by Mark O’ Sullivan, new Technical Director for the Cardiff Mustangs. Mark brings his experience and knowledge from observing and working with European academies such as Barcelona FC and AFC Ajax and with the Development Academy program of US Soccer, as well as clubs throughout California and Europe.

This camp is open to competitive players from any club or competitive level.  Players will be coached 1 to 1 and/or in small groups based on age and ability. Players will utilize the latest PlayerMaker technology to track technical and physical work during the camp.

DATE CHANGE due to weather : JANUARY 2, 3, 4
9 am – 12 pm
Encinitas Community Park, Field 3

$140 for Three Day Program ($50 day rate)

Competitive Tryout Registration is Open

Register online for tryouts and for information and updates.

Our tryout schedule will be released soon:

Tryouts for players born in 2010-2013 will take place in December.
Tryouts for players born in 2006-2009 will take place in January.
Tryouts for players born in 2005 and earlier will take place in the spring following the high school season.

Information for tryouts can also be found on our website as schedules are announced. 

Questions?  Please contact us at secretary@cardiffsoccer.org or contact our Executive Director, Kraig Chiles at DOC@cardiffsoccer.org.

High School Tryouts

From our Executive Director, Kraig Chiles:

To our Mustang high school players,

I was born and raised in San Diego playing at every level, from rec soccer to the pros and everything in between. I’m going into my 12th professional season, and when I look back on it all there was no better time for me then high school soccer. 

The bond you make with local kids in your community is unforgettable. I remember and miss it all. From the pasta parties to the bus rides back and forth to away games. These are memories that will last a lifetime. 

Nothing comes without hard work and sacrifice. Players should be prepared to give every once of their energy and fight for what they want. For players in 8th grade or who are not playing high school soccer, we will make arrangements to have players practice with other teams if possible.

Please contact your coach if you have not already spoken with him.  We look forward to seeing our players back on the field with the Mustangs for their post-season State Cup preparation and play once the high school season is over. 

I wish all Mustangs players good luck in upcoming tryouts and will be watching games throughout the winter.  For those who opt out of high school soccer or who don’t make their desired team, contact us. We will provide training opportunities and support in preparation for when the club season resumes.

Opening Day 2019

Opening day is a fun day for our entire league, and will be held at Ada Harris on September 8, 2019. We’ll have food, pick-up games and Cardiff Soccer swag.

Please make sure your team arrives at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled photo time. ALL COMPETITIVE TEAMS WILL WEAR THEIR RED JERSEY AND COMPLETE UNIFORM to photo day.   The photographer will not wait for players that are late and we do not offer makeups. We have 51 rec and competitive teams this year, so please have your teams there on time with their forms filled out.  Every player receives a free league package, but each player needs to fill out a photo form to receive it.  Players can also order additional photos that day or after they receive the proofs and free league package.  

Picture Time Division Coach Name
8:30 AM G2010-2011 Goodbody
8:30 AM G2012-2013 Fasack
8:30 AM G2012-2013 Newell
8:45 AM B2012-2013 Ferguson
8:45 AM B2008 White Scicluna
9:00 AM B2012-2013 Jewell
9:00 AM B2011 Red Scicluna
9:00 AM Micro Rose
9:15 AM Micro Conahan
9:15 AM G2009 Red Velez
9:30 AM G2004 Red Velez
9:30 AM Micro Shockney
9:30 AM Micro Vellocido
9:45 AM G2005 Red Velez
9:45 AM G2008 Red Hagerty
9:45 AM G2012-2013 Robles
10:00 AM Micro Thielman
10:00 AM Micro Fugit
10:00 AM G2007 Red Hagerty
10:15 AM G2012-2013 Wieland
10:15 AM B2012-2013 Nagy
10:15 AM B2010-2011 Cherewick
10:30 AM B2010 Red Suarez
10:30 AM G2011 Red Belman
10:30 AM B2008 Red Reza
10:45 AM B2008 Black Suarez
10:45 AM G2010-2011 Griffin
10:45 AM B2005 Red Reza
11:00 AM B2010 White Suarez
11:15 AM G2003 Red Reza
11:30 AM B2000-2004 Cohen
11:45 PM G2006 Red Nadjafi
12:00 PM B2003 Red McClain
12:15 PM B2010-2011 Jacks
12:15 PM B2010-2011 Pieratt
12:30 PM B2010-2011 Bumps
12:30 PM B2007 White McClain
12:30 PM B2009 White Levidow
12:45 PM B2009 Black McClain
12:45 PM B2007 Red Chiles
1:00 PM B2009 Red Velazquez
1:00 PM B2006 Red Chiles
1:15 PM B2012 Red Velazquez
1:15 PM B2012-2013 Melnyk
1:15 PM G2010 Red Creager
1:30 PM G2008-2009 Forte
1:30 PM G2008 White Creager
1:30 PM B2008-2009 Melnyk
1:45 PM G2008-2009 Brown
1:45 PM B2008-2009 Latson Combs

Opening Day 2018

We’re kicking off the 2018 soccer season with our Opening Day celebration this Sunday, September 9 at Berkich Park/Cardiff Elementary School with team pictures, great food, and a pickup soccer game for all that starts early and ends late.

We ask that teams please arrive at least 15 minutes before your team’s scheduled time; photographers will not wait for late players.

Good luck to all our recreational and competitive teams this weekend!

Picture Time Division Coach Name
8:00 AM B2007 Juan Suarez
8:00 AM B2008 Juan Suarez
8:15 AM B2010 Juan Suarez
8:15 AM B2008 Andrew Lorei
8:15 AM G2003 Andrew Lorei
8:30 AM G2005 Eduardo Velez-Alcantar
8:30 AM G2008 Rafael Velazquez
8:45 AM G2006 Eduardo Velez-Alcantar
8:45 AM G2009 Eduardo Velez-Alcantar
8:45 AM GU10 Brendan McGarry
9:00 AM B2003 Michael McClain
9:00 AM B2000 Michael McClain
9:15 AM
9:15 AM B2008 Chris Toth
9:15 AM BU10 Randolf Cherewick
9:30 AM BU10 Peter Melnyk
9:30 AM BU8 Emily Bumps
9:45 AM BU8 Nelz Vellocido
9:45 AM GU10 Emily Bumps
9:45 AM MICRO Peter Melnyk
10:00 AM MICRO Nelz Vellocido
10:00 AM MICRO Laura Mann
10:15 AM MICRO Jason Wieland
10:30 AM MICRO Pat Conahan
10:45 AM G2011 Phillip Belman
11:00 AM G2007 Jared Levidow
11:15 AM G2007 Chad Hagerty
11:15 AM B2009 Jared Levidow
11:15 AM B2004 Garry Martin
11:30 AM B2006 Kraig Chiles
11:30 AM B2009 Chad Hagerty
11:45 AM G2004 Raymundo Reza
11:45 AM B2007 Kraig Chiles
11:45 AM B2004 Raymundo Reza
12:00 PM B2005 Raymundo Reza
12:00 PM G2000 Kraig Chiles
12:15 PM BU19 Jon Cohen
12:15 PM BU12 Boris Laubert
12:15 PM GU12 Jeff Stolarz
12:30 PM GU12 Justin Seckel
12:30 PM GU10 Jess Porier
12:45 PM
12:45 PM GU8 Tyler Lonsdale
12:45 PM GU8 Brandon Drohan
1:00 PM GU8 Jennifer Thompson
1:00 PM BU8 Emily Ferguson
1:15 PM BU8 Larry Brough
1:15 PM BU8 Tony Jacks
1:15 PM BU10 Jason Baker
1:30 PM BU10 Scott Kreinberg
1:30 PM G2008 Arman Nadjafi
1:30 PM B2006 Arman Nadjafi

2018 Summer Soccer Camps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Cardiff Mustangs coaches Kraig Chiles, Ray Reza, and other Mustangs coaches and SD Sockers players for summer fun and soccer skills in June and August. Our coaches provide an engaging and educational soccer experience in which players get a great workout, work on skills, and play games in a motivating, fun environment.

This camp is open to competitive and recreational players, ages 6 – 14, from all clubs and levels of play. Register on our website or by clicking the links below.

Session 1: June 25-29

9 am – 2 pm
George Berkich Park (Cardiff Elementary School)
1888 Montgomery Ave, Encinitas, CA 92007-2313

REGISTER for June Camp

Session 2: August 6-10

9 am – 2 pm
George Berkich Park (Cardiff Elementary School)
1888 Montgomery Ave, Encinitas, CA 92007-2313

REGISTER for August Camp

Players should wear soccer cleats, appropriate soccer clothing and shin guards.  Players should bring water, snack, and lunch.

*Note: For single day registration, please be sure to register online for the specific day your child will be attending.  For check payment, please bring check on day of attendance.