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6-22-2021

We just wanted to send out a reminder about our two camps coming to Beaullieu Park. The first one is June 28-30 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM each day and the second is July 19-21 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM each day. The camps will be taught by certified coaches and will concentrate on football skills training and development. Walk up registrations will be welcomed but we would like to be notified if you plan to attend so we staff the camp accordingly. If you have any questions, you can contact Justin Gibbs at jgibbs@gridironfb.com. You can scan the QR codes attached to this post for easy registration access or you can register at http://www.gridironfb.com. Hope to see you there!

 


 

 


5-13-2021

 

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Head over to gridironfb.com to find your league & sign up today. Don't wait! This is the best deal for the Fall 2021 season!


3-29-2021
If you have registered for T-Ball, Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and Pony, you should have received an email from me with an update.  If you did not receive and email, please email and let me know at salarch2@aol.com.
Sal Longo
CSA 2021 Baseball Commissioner

3-24-2021
2021 Spring Baseball/ Softball Update:
We received some updated information from the Parish.
- Registration has been extended through Sunday, March 28.
- The Parish is requiring that ALL teams will play in the Parish League. This means that some games may be played at CSA, SLYSI, SWA and SCOTT.
- Evaluations have been moved to next week due to the weather this week. More information to come.
- The season is still scheduled to start the week of April 12.
Go To www.csalaf.com to Register.

3-24-2021
CSA Football / GRIDIRON Football registration closes March 31.
Register now to experience the fastest growing non-contact football program in the US.
You can register at www.gridironfb.com

3-14-2021
CSA Spring Baseball/ Softball Update (Tentative Schedule)
 
REGISTRATION FOR CSA BASEBALL/ SOFTBALL WILL END AT 10:00PM ON MARCH 21.
 
Baseball Evaluations and the Draft will take place the week of March 22. (Softball typically doesn't require evals)
 
The Jamboree will be on Saturday, April 10 with the regular season starting the week of April 12.
 
Regular Season Tournament will end around June 8.
 
MORE INFORMATION TO COME SOON!

2-25-2021
Good Afternoon Everyone,
Our second training academy is this Saturday February 27th at 10:00 AM at Clark Field! (On the Turf!)  Our featured coaches will be: Garrick Spain- Former NFL player and owner of Next Level Fitness, Harry Coleman- Former NFL and LSU LB, Ryan Antoine- Westgate Highschool Head Football Coach, Randall Antoine- Former University of Houston RB, and Desmond Woods- Head Coach of the Louisiana Bayou Storm (Women's Football League).  The academy is for flag or tackle players ages 5-17 that are interested in developing their skills in a competitive environment by coaches that understand what it takes to succeed at every level of football.  You can register at Gridiron Football . If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.  We hope to see you Saturday!Sincerely,
Justin Gibbs
Gridiron Football ManagerEvent Information:  Football Academy
February 27th from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Clark Field (On the turf!)
313 Park Ave. Lafayette, LA 70501
Ages 5-17
Cost- $45.00
Click on Gridiron Football to register
2-18-2021

Gridiron Football will be holding their second football academy in Lafayette at Clark Field (313 Park Ave. Lafayette, LA) on February 27th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Cost is $45.00 and our featured coaches will be: Garrick Spain- former NFL player and owner of Next Level Fitness, Harry Coleman- Former LSU and NFL LB, Ryan Antoine- Head Football Coach at Westgate Highschool, Randall Antoine- Former University of Houston RB, and Desmond Woods- Head Coach of Louisiana Bayou Storm Surge(Women's Football League).  You can register at Gridiron Football. If you have any questions you can contact Derek Landry a dlandry@gridironfb.com or check us out on facebook at Gridiron Football- Acadiana

 

 

1-22-2021

Cajun Harley Davidson and Gridiron Football would like to invite you to our PUNT, PASS, KICK Competition at Cajun Harley Davidson, Saturday Feb 6th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM.  It is a free event, so come out and join us!


1-22-2021
Gridiron Football will hold a walk up registration event Tuesday Jan 26th from 2:30 PM- 7:00 PM at Next Level Fitness and Nutrition, located at     210 Production Dr. Ste. 103 Lafayette, LA 70508.  Gridiron representatives will be on hand to answer any questions and assist with registration  for  the January 30th Training Academy and/or Spring Flag Football.  In addition Garrick Spain, owner of Next Level Fitness and Nutrition will be on hand to give you a tour of  his facility and will have information on the services he provides to the many athletes in our area.

1-22-2021

CSA Football / Gridiron Football

 

10 days until the first Gridiron Academy! Featured coaches are: Garrick Spain- Former pro player and owner of Next Level Fitness; Kayshon Boutte- WR LSU, 2nd Team ALL SEC; Levi Lewis- QB UL, 2nd Team ALL Sunbelt; and Shane Vallot- OL UL, 3rd Team ALL Sunbelt. In addition to featured coaches, we will have several other local certified coaches. Register at http://www.gridironfbacademy.com
1-16-2021

CSA Football / Gridiron Football

 

Registration for our spring flag football season is now open. The spring season will be from 4/2/2021 to 6/11/2021. Once you select our area and the spring season, it will show you 3 different league options. Recreational Flag will be comparable to a normal flag league. It will be for all ages and skill levels. 7 on 7 is a league that focuses on the passing game. It's fast paced and designed for skill players. If you have played football before it's like competitive pass scale. Flex Football a limited contact but non-tackle league that helps prepare players for tackle. This is a good league for parents whose child wants to play tackle, but you are not sure they are ready. It focuses on skill development and fundamentals. If you have any questions feel free to give me a call. You can register at www.gridironfb.com

Thanks,
Justin Gibbs
CSA Football
Gridiron Football
337-412-4947

1-8-2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
WE'VE GOT SOME EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE!

We are excited to announce that CSA has teamed up with Gridiron Football to offer flag football this spring!  In addition, Gridiron Football will be putting on Gridiron Academies leading up to the season.  Please stay tuned for season start dates. Follow Csalaf - CSA Cajun Sports Association and Gridiron Football-Lafayette on Facebook for the latest information.
Click the link below to learn more about Gridiron Football.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Justin Gibbs at 337-412-4947.

10-28-2020

Play CSA BASKETBALL in 2021 -

Parents,

CSA BASKETBALL Registration Open Now thru November 30, 2020.  https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/248578 (2021 CSA Basketball Registration Link) - Please forward link to family and friends interested in registering for 2021 CSA Basketball.

Please register ASAP!!!  Boys and Girls ages 5+.  Age Groups 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17.   Player will be assigned to age group. (players age as of December 31, 2020)

If you plan to coach, please notify David Giglio via text or email (337.591.7509 or d.giglio@me.com).  Please indicate which age group(s) you intend to coach and child’s name.

To start our season on time and maximize gym practice times - Our biggest need is designated volunteer coaches and players registering on or before November 30th!!!

Players registering on time and having coaches designated before player evaluations and team drafts will allow for CSA to follow the dates below.  Delay in player registrations and shortage of volunteer coaches day of player evaluations and draft could potentially alter below dates and compromise gym availability for practice time.  Late registrations will be assessed a late fee.  Register on or before November 5th using code EarlyBird and save $10.

IMPORTANT DATES:

CSA Basketball Regular Season:

Now - November 30:  CSA BASKETBALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN.  Please register ASAP!!!

December 1 - 14 Coach/player Evals and drafting of teams.

December 14th - Practices can begin at Comeaux Rec Center

January 16 - CSA Basketball regular season begins.  (If possible, when creating the regular season game schedule Saturday before Mardi Gras to Mardi Gras day will be blacked out)

February 16 - Mardi Gras Day

March 7th - CSA Basketball regular season ends on or before March 7.

TBD - Year End Regular Season Tournament

CSA Basketball Parish All-Stars:

February 22nd - All star teams can be selected and notified

March 12, 13, and 14 - Post season all star tournament begins (Bracket Play)

March 19, 20 and 21 - Post season all star tournament ends (Championship Play)

 

Best regards,

CSA Board

David Giglio

CSA Basketball

d.giglio@me.com

337.591.7509


9-28-2020

NOTE:  Due to the heavy rain today, Flag Football Evaluations will be moved until tomorrow night, September 29.  Times will be the same.

The kids just need to wear t-shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes or cleats.  All times will be listed below.  Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time because there is a chance we could finish with an age group early and if we do, we are going to move right to the next age group.  If you have any questions, let me know.

7 Year Old's - 6:00 PM

8 Year Old's - 6:30 PM

9 and 10 Year Old's - 7:00 PM

11 and 12 Year Old's - 7:30 PM

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled start time.

Thanks,

Justin Gibbs

CSA Football


9-27-2020
CSA Volleyball Parents.......
There will be a volleyball parents meeting Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00pm at the Comeaux Rec Center. Please try to attend.

9-27-2020

Good Morning Everyone,

We will have flag football evaluations on Monday September 28th starting at 6:00 PM.  The kids just need to wear t-shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes or cleats.  If it has to be postponed due to weather then we will send out that announcement along with a new date.  All times will be listed below.  Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time because there is a chance we could finish with an age group early and if we do, we are going to move right to the next age group.  If you have any questions, let me know.

7 Year Old's - 6:00 PM

8 Year Old's - 6:30 PM

9 and 10 Year Old's - 7:00 PM

11 and 12 Year Old's - 7:30 PM

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled start time.

Thanks,

Justin Gibbs

CSA Football


9-6-2020
Good Afternoon Everyone,
Conditioning for tackle football will be September 9th, 10th, and 11th from 5:30-7:30 PM at Beaullieu Park. There is no equipment necessary for conditioning. The kids can report in t-shirt, shorts, and cleats or tennis shoes, along with something to drink. Wednesday we will meet as a group on the bronco/pinto field to do roll call and then we will send the kids to their age groups and coaches. If anyone is interested in coaching and I have not spoken to you already, then you can give me a call or just show up Wednesday and we will steer you in the proper direction. Conditioning for tackle football is mandatory before we are allowed to practice in pads. If we have to cancel due to weather then conditioning will be extended starting with September 14th. If anyone has to miss a conditioning practice, then it must be made up before the player will be allowed to practice with pads on. Due to COVID-19 if anyone is feeling under the weather or begins to show symptoms of COVID, please let me know or their coach know, so we can take the proper procedures to protect our other players and coaches. If you have any questions feel free to email or call me at 337-412-4947.
Thanks,
Justin
CSA Football

 


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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