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Summer Soccer Camp Starts Next Week

Summer Soccer Camp starts next week! The camp is open to any player from any club, rec or competitive level, age 7 and above. Join the best staff of coaches in San Diego for a fun week of soccer skills, games, and activities!

June 20-24, 2016
9am – 2pm

George Berkich Park (North)
1888 Montgomery Avenue
Cardiff, CA  92007

$175 or $40/day

Register online

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, bring check on day of attendance or mail check to:

Cardiff Soccer League
2033 San Elijo Ave. P.M.B. #411
Cardiff, California 92007

Spotlight Profile: Kraig Chiles and Garry Martin of Cardiff Soccer

Mustangs Director of Coaching Kraig Chiles and Director of Education Garry Martin are featured in football.com this month:

Most coaches never get the opportunity to show the club soccer kids in their charge how they played in their prime.

More often than not, the best they can do is tell their youth players about their careers and pass on their wealth of experience on the training ground.

But the boys and girls at Cardiff Soccer get to watch their Director of Coaching Kraig Chiles play with the San Diego Sockers in the Professional Arena Soccer League, where he is a three-time MVP.

Kraig, who also used to play in the MLS with Chivas USA, regularly arranges for his club teams to travel to home games in their team strips to watch him play.

Although Cardiff is a comparatively small “boutique” club, it has 7 coaches who are current pro players. One of them, Nick Perera, captains the U.S. Beach Soccer team.

“We are relatable,” said Kraig. “We’re still young and fit. The kids understand. They come to watch us play on a Saturday night and they see that we track back and defend just as we ask them to do. It’s a great opportunity to show them what we talk about in training.”

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Support Cardiff Soccer with Great Food and Drink

You can help Cardiff Soccer League help our kids by eating great food and drinking great wine, beer and spirits at  the Encinitas Wine & Food Festival, Saturday, June 4th. The fantastic fundraising event, sponsored by Rotary to benefit local nonprofits like Cardiff Soccer, is being held at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Club this year. Select Cardiff Soccer League as your beneficiary when you buy tickets and 80% of the money comes back to the club. Or buy higher priced tickets and 100% benefits Cardiff Soccer. The event sells out each year, so buy your tickets now!

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Spring Soccer Camp, April 4 – 8

Spring Break Soccer Camp

Join Cardiff Mustangs Director of Coaching Kraig Chiles and his staff of professional soccer players and coaches for a field camp during Spring Break. The camp is open to any player from any club, rec or competitive level, age 7 and above. Our soccer camps always include an engaging mix of skill, game, and fitness activities that keep kids coming back again and again!

April 4-8, 2016
9am – 2pm

George Berkich Park (North)
1888 Montgomery Avenue
Cardiff, CA  92007

$175 or $40/day

Register online

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, bring check on day of attendance or mail check to:

Cardiff Soccer League
2033 San Elijo Ave. P.M.B. #411
Cardiff, California 92007

Mustangs Champions League Brings Players Together

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Cardiff Soccer League celebrates our Mustangs Champions League players and volunteers, who are coming together each Saturday to play soccer.  Organized by Canyon Crest student, Quincy Erturk, the program is co-sponsored by the Cardiff Mustangs soccer league and TOPSoccer, a La Jolla-based outreach program for young athletes with disabilities. Quincy also worked with Cal South, the California State Soccer Association, which donated the goal nets, balls and training equipment.

Champions3The program provides special needs children with the opportunity to experience and learn soccer skills by being paired with Cardiff Mustangs players. There is still room in in the program. For more information, see the Champions League page on our website.

The Union-Tribune featured the program in a recent article.  http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/feb/03/champions-league-soccer-for-special-needs/

 

SD Sockers Offer

SD Sockers Ticket Offer

Support our San Diego Sockers team and Mustangs coaches Kraig Chiles, Ray Reza, Eddie Velez, Nick Perera, and Chris Toth at their game on Tuesday, January 5.  Use the coupon code below for a Buy One, Get One ticket offer.

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Thank You, Cardiff Soccer Families

Cardiff Soccer Families,

We hope all of our players improved their skills this year, made new friends and tighter friendships with old ones, and had the joy of bonding with a team and learning one of the most important lessons soccer has to teach: You cannot do it alone.

That’s true for those of us on the Cardiff Soccer League board, and we want to thank all the people who help make it possible for us to provide our kids with the best possible soccer experience. We’re a nonprofit, which means we depend on many people to help the machine run smoothly, from coaches to team parents, generous sponsors, team fans, and field space from the Cardiff School District and the City of Encinitas. Our competitive program has grown substantially over the past few years, and we’re increasingly offering our recreational players skills clinics with professional coaches. We hope to integrate the two even more next year.

Here’s to a happy holiday season, and thanks for playing the beautiful game with us.

Jon Cohen
President
Cardiff Soccer League

Champions League Buddies Needed

Champions League Volunteers

We need your help!

We are looking for soccer players at any level from any club to serve as “buddies” for our special needs players Champions League. Being a volunteer is a great opportunity to influence and touch a Mustangs Champion players’ life through support and encouragement. Community service hours are available, but the real gift of volunteering is the opportunity to make a difference through assisting on the pitch or just being a supporter and friend to a fellow player.Any interested players can sign up to be a “dedicated buddy” for all sessions or a “floater buddy” for one or more sessions.

Session Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 20, February 6, 13
Session Times: 3 – 4 pm
Location: Ada Harris Elementary

Learn More and Sign Up!

Fall Break Futsal Camp

Encinitas Union School District students!  Fall Futsal is back by popular demand!

Join Cardiff Mustangs Director of Coaching, Kraig Chiles, for a fun and educational futsal camp during October break.  Kraig is a US National Fustal Team Player and San Diego Sockers MVP.  He and co-host Ray Reza of the San Diego Sockers will lead the camp, which is open to competitive and recreational players, ages 7 – 14.

Dates: October 19-22, 2015 (single day -$40/player; full week -$140/player)
Time:  9 am – noon each day
Location:  Solana Beach Boys and Girls Club
533 Loma Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Register for October camp

Players should wear flats (camp is held on the indoor gym courts), appropriate soccer clothing and shin guards.  Players should bring water and a snack.

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

Cardiff Soccer League
2033 San Elijo Ave. P.M.B. #411
Cardiff, California 92007