Welcome To The Columbus Soccer Club

The Columbus Soccer Club provides the opportunity for Columbus youth to play soccer with competition from cities that have comparable soccer programs.

Furthermore, the Columbus Soccer Club shall challenge those players who have above average mental and physical soccer abilities with other players of similar aptitudes.

Finally, the Columbus Soccer Club shall be a stepping stone to a higher level of soccer competition for those players who want to pursue the Olympic Development or college level programs.

News Flash

Uniforms

All members are reminded that the club has adopted club colors (Carolina blue, black, and white).

Goalkeeper Summer Camp 2018

ZPro Futbol International Goalkeeper Summer Camp

Coming to Columbus June 19-21 2018.

This professional goalkeeper camp is designed to help goalkeepers train like professionals do, train with international goalkeeper coaches and learn the latest training methods. We will train for 3 days non stop and bring to you prizes and new ideas. It is an exciting goalkeeper camp in the region. ZPro Futbol is Directed by Coach Zuriel "Z" Lozano, a former international goalkeeper turned Air Force Pilot. Coach Z holds a Masters Degree in Heath and Sports Sciences. ZPro Futbol is based in Denver, Colorado with summer camps across the United States.

Developmental League 2018

2018 05 Calendar

3v3 Rules

Game Duration

  • All games are 27 minutes total with a running clock.

  • Games are played in halves with each half lasting 12 minutes with a 3-minute half-time

Rules

  • General FIFA rules apply with the following exceptions

    • Restarts

      • All dead ball kicks are indirect

      • Balls going outside the touchline are kicked-in. There are NO throw-in’s

      • Corner kicks should be focused with keeping the ball on the pitch

      • The opposing team will stand 5 yards away from the ball before it is played

  • The Goal Box

    • No players are allowed inside the Goal Box

    • No players are allowed to contact the ball inside the Goal Box

    • If the ball stops inside the goal box play will be restarted with a drop ball

  • Scoring

    • A goal can only be scored when the shooting player is on their attacking half

    • There are no goalies, all players are field players

    • If an obvious goal scoring threat was denied (exp. deliberate hand ball to stop a goal) a penalty kick can be given. The penalty kick is taken from the center spot at midfield with all players in the defensive end

  • Offsides

    • There is NO offsides

      • HOWEVER, an attacking player that “sandbags” in front of goal should be strongly encouraged to check back into supporting space. We are here to promote players developing their ball skills with awareness of the field and teammates. We are not here to score easy tap-ins that came as a benefit of hard working teammates.

  • Substitutions

    • Substitutions are made at any dead ball restart for either team

Goalkeeper Camp

The Columbus Soccer Club is pleased to announce our upcoming International Goalkeeper Summer Camp. The camp will be held June 12. 2018 through June 14, 2018 at Wilderness Park.  View the camp brochure for more information.

 

The ZPro Futbol International Goalkeeper Summer Camp is a professional goalkeeper camp designed to help goalkeepers train like professionals do, train with international goalkeeper coaches and learn the latest training methods. We will train for 3 days non stop and bring to you prizes and new ideas. It is an exciting goalkeeper camp in the region.  ZPro Futbol is Directed by Coach Zuriel "Z" Lozano, a former international goalkeeper turned Air Force Pilot. Coach Z holds a Masters Degree in Heath and Sports Sciences. ZPro Futbol is based in Denver, Colorado with summer camps across the United States.

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Team Formation Changes

On July, 2016 the CSC Board voted and approved the following addition to our team formation rules.

  • All new teams starting the Fall 2016 season will follow the National and State approved age specific guidelines for team formations. Newly formed teams will be birth year specific unless approved to deviate by the CSC Board. Meaning, a new team consisting of 2009 players cannot have a player born in 2010 without the approval of the CSC Board.
  • New players joining an existing team must play in their birth year specific team unless approved by the CSC Board. Meaning, a current team of 2006 players cannot add a new 2005 player without approval from the CSC Board.
  • Guest and Secondary players are allowed to play for different birth year teams providing approval by both Head Coaches. Only the Head coaches are allowed to discuss adding a secondary or guest player. Meaning, a 2007 player can play as a guest player for a 2006 team IF discussed and approved by BOTH Head Coaches.

Youth Soccer Changes

 

U.S. Youth Soccer has began several changes to their approach to Youth Soccer in the United States. These changes are focused around team formation and player development. The most sweeping of these changes are regarding small-sided games and youth age grouping. The current rules have been around for many years and the new changes will have to be addressed by parents and coaches.

For more information regarding rule changes and their impace in Nebraska, please see the Nebraska State Soccer page.

Concussion Awareness

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Columbus Soccer Club complies with the Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act. It is important for youth sports to understand the importance of the three key elements of this act:

  • Education
  • Removal of the injured athlete
  • Proper clearance before allowing the player to return

Parents and Coaches should understand that these policies are designed to protect the player's long-term health and safety. See the Nebraska State Soccer website for more information.

Become a Coach

We have updated our coach application form for those interested in becoming new coaches with CSC. Our club features both paid and volunteer coaches with most being volunteers. If you have previous experience with coaching soccer we would like to hear from you. Many of our coaches started with the Columbus AYSO program and have children on their club teams (however this is not required). Initial requirements are minimal, however we do have some reasonable coach development requirements.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Club President Kay Arlt or our Head Coach Kevin Ainsworth.

 
 
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