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Registration for FALL SPORTS is now OPEN!

 

 

8-14-2020      CSA 2020 FALL SPORTS UPDATE


Hello CSA Family,

As we continue to navigate through Phase II of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the safety of our athletes, coaches, parents, and volunteers is of the utmost importance.  With that said and after many discussions with Lafayette Parks and Rec Department, they have decided to push the start of fall sports back several weeks.  Registration will remain open and will now stay open at least until September 7th.  Listed below will be the updated key dates for each sport.

Tackle Football

September 9th- Conditioning Practice Begins *Minimum of 3 days of conditioning required before practice with pads can begin*  No equipment required for conditioning.

September 22nd- Weigh In's- 6:00 PM at Beaullieu Park.  *Parents will need to bring a copy of the participants birth certificate and make sure their coach has a signed concussion form.*

October 10-11- Jamboree's

October 16 - Last day to weigh in. *Must weigh in by 4:30 PM at Girard Park.*

October 19 - Season Begins

December 19-20- Turkey Bowl


Flag Football

Evaluations- Dates to be determined.

October 17-18- In-House Jamborees

October 24- Season Begins

December 19-20- Turkey Bowl


Fall Baseball / Fast Pitch

Evaluations- Dates to be determined.

October 17 - Season Begins


Volleyball

Evaluations- Dates to be determined.

October 17- Jamboree

October 24- Season Begins

December 12- Championship Tournaments

If anyone is interested in coaching any sport, please contact Justin Gibbs at justin_gibbs63@yahoo.com.  All coaches are required to go through the ASEP course and do a background check.  Listed below are the dates for the free ASEP course.  If you do not take advantage of the free course, you can take the course online at a cost of $19.99. 

ASEP Clinics: September 15 at the Robicheaux Center, September 16 at the Dupuis Center, September 22 at the Comeaux Center, and September 23 at Girard Park.  All classes at 7:00 PM and last about 2 hours.  

We look forward to a great season!  If you have any questions, please send an email to: csasports@yahoo.com


Sincerely,

CSA BOARD

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CSA 2020 Fall Sports will be offering the following sports:

Tackle Football (Ages 9-13)

Flag Football (Ages 5-16)

Volleyball (Ages 7-17)

Baseball (Ages 9-14)

Fast Pitch Softball (Ages 9-17)

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON.  STAY TUNED!

 

CSA Baseball Evaluations   6-8-2020

CSA Families,

The weather appears to be cooperating with us.  We still plan to have the Baseball Evaluations for the Boy's Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and Pony League tonight.  If anything changes, we will let you know.  Otherwise, we will see you at the park tonight.

Pinto - 6:00pm to 7:00pm on the Pinto Field

Pony - 6:00pm to 7:00pm on the Pony Field

Mustang - 7:00pm to 8:00pm on the Mustang Field

Bronco - 7:00pm to 8:00pm on the Bronco Field

Sincerely,

CSA Board

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CSA Baseball/ Softball Update: 6-3-2020

 

ATTENTION PARENTS, Baseball Evaluation Dates are shown below.

We will have enough players for the following teams:

Pony - 2 Teams (Will play in the Parish League)

Bronco - 2 Teams (Will play in the Parish League)

Mustang - 2 Teams (Will play in the Parish League)

Pinto - 2 Teams (Will play in-House)  7/8 Girls can play in Pinto since there are only a few players registered.

Girls 10U - 1 Team (Will play in the Parish League)

 

BASEBALL EVALUATIONS:

Monday, June 8 (Depending on the Storm, this may be moved to Tuesday, June 9.)

Pinto - 6:00pm to 7:00pm on the Pinto Field

Pony - 6:00pm to 7:00pm on the Pony Field

Mustang - 7:00pm to 8:00pm on the Mustang Field

Bronco - 7:00pm to 8:00pm on the Bronco Field


Sincerely,

CSA Board

 

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Baseball Spring Training has been cancelled for this afternoon. (Saturday, March 14, 2020)

 

Updated 3-14-2020

CSA Family.....

Lafayette Parks and Recreation has extended registration Parish wide for baseball and softball until March 20, 2020. With that being said our evaluations will be pushed back to accommodate this extension. We are currently reviewing dates and times for park availability to determine the dates for evaluations. Once we have that finalized we will send out correspondence informing everyone. We will provide updates via Facebook, Teamsnap and the csalaf.com website. If you know anyone that is interested in playing baseball or softball, please tell them to register on our website. We thank you for choosing CSA and look forward to a great season!

NOTE:  We have not received any official announcements from the Lafayette Parks and Recreation regarding postponing or cancelling of the baseball season.  As soon as we receive word from the Parish, we will forward the information.

Sincerely,

CSA Board

 

 

UPDATED CSA BASEBALL INFORMATION:

Baseball Evaluations will be pushed back to 3/16 - 3/18. More details to follow.

Spring training will be extended to include two more sessions: 3/11 from 6-8 and 3/14 from 2-5.

 

CSA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE MARCH 8, 2020.

Register now to avoid the $25.00 Late Fee.

 

Dear CSA Families,

I have some exciting news for all REGISTERED CSA Baseball participants: CSA Spring Training is coming soon! 

What is it?  An opportunity to get up to 12 hours of organized practice time spread out over two weeks before tryouts!

Who’s invited?  All players REGISTERED with CSA baseball for the spring 2020 season.

What’s the cost?  Zero dollars.  Only whatever time you can invest.  No additional cost beyond registration.

Where?  All Spring Training practices will be held on the various fields at Beaullieu Park (CSA home park)

When?  Barring weather, there will be six sessions as follows:

  • Wed 2/26 – 6:00 – 8:00
  • Fri 2/28 – 6:00 – 8:00
  • Sat 2/29 – 2:00 – 5:00
  • Tue 3/3 – 6:00 – 8:00
  • Thu 3/5 – 6:00 – 8:00
  • Sat 3/7 – 2:00 – 5:00

Why?  Early season practice reps help for a variety of reasons.  For kids who haven’t played baseball since last spring, the chance to re-acclimate to the game before showing up for tryouts will boost their confidence and allow them to perform their best at tryouts which should allow coaches to make more informed decisions at the draft.  Better prepared players and better drafted teams will enhance the baseball season experience for everyone, which is the ultimate goal.

I hope you’ll consider sending your ballplayer to CSA Spring Training as much as possible over the next couple of weeks as we begin to lay the foundation for a great baseball season at CSA.

Sincerely,

Yogi Barras

CSA Baseball Commissioner

INFORMATION FOR OUR 2020 SPRING BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL SEASON

A message from our Baseball Commissioner:

Parents-
My name is Yogi Barras and I’m fairly new to the CSA Board and brand new to the position of Baseball Commissioner for CSA. But I’ve been around and involved at CSA as a parent and Coach long enough to understand the challenge you face as a parent making the choice to participate at CSA for baseball instead of the other local options.
There’s no denying the appeal of the facilities upgrade available at Youngsville Sports Complex or St. Julien, yet I and many others take pride in continuing to invest our energy and time at CSA for one reason: I believe in the importance of truly recreational sports for children. Rec sports should be the safe space where kids can learn age appropriate life lessons in the context of fun competition…and I hope you’ll make the choice to let your child be a part of that at CSA.
Of course, part of the fun of sports is competing, and winners should be rewarded ultimately, but children deserve a place where they don’t have to make the team or worry about whether they’ll get a chance to play for their team. Life will afford plenty other chances for them to learn that their worth is based on how well they perform…at CSA we have a chance to show them they are worth the investment of our time and energy simply because they are our children.
Now I’ve also been around CSA long enough to recognize a couple other things: first, there is much room for improvement, and second, that ground can only be made up by enlisting far more of the talent of willing parents than we have in the past. Parents who may not be ready to coach a team but are quite able to help in other ways. We need you. We need your ideas. We need your enthusiasm. We need your energy. And more than ever, I hope to make it easier for you to know how, when, and where you can be a help to not only sustaining, but growing CSA into the future.
I can’t wait for another season of CSA baseball, and I hope you’re excited as well. Registration is now open, and some exciting changes are being planned to make this year the best ever at CSA. Stay tuned for exciting announcements and contact me at csalafbaseball@gmail.com to find out how you can be a part of the great organization!

Volunteers & Sponsorships:

Our Volunteers and Sponsors are what makes CSA successful. We are a non-profit organization and want to offer the best experience for your children. Our Volunteers are what drives our mission and our Sponsors help fund the necessities to succeed, such as referees, umpires, park maintenance and much more. We will send out more information on new Sponsorship Opportunities.

Spring Baseball Schedule:

Saturday, February 22 – CSA Park/ Field Prep Day
We will ask for volunteers to help us get the park and fields ready for the season. More information to follow.

Sunday, February 23 – CSA Park/ Field Prep Day

Week of February 24 – Spring Training
CSA will offer voluntary Spring Training for all players interested in getting in baseball shape for the season. More information to follow.

Saturday, February 29 – CSA Park/ Field Prep Day

Sunday, March 1 – CSA Park/ Field Prep Day

Week of March 2 – Spring Training
More information to follow.

Week of March 9 – Baseball Evaluations
Specific dates and times to be announced.

March 13 - 15 – CSA Baseball Teams Drafted

Week of March 16 – Teams Practice

Week of March 23 – Teams Practice

Week of March 30 – Teams Practice

Saturday, April 4 – CSA Baseball Jamboree

Week of April 6 – Teams Practice

Monday, April 13 – CSA In-House Baseball Season begins

June 4 – 8 – CSA End of Season Tournament

On behalf of all of the Volunteers and Board Members at CSA, we look forward to seeing you at the Park.

 

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