Coming This Summer
May 30-June 1, 2014
Chili Soccer Association is pleased to celebrate the 40th anniversary
of the Chili Invitational Travel Tournament!
 
 
May 30 - June 1 2014
 
This is a Classic Travel Tournament. 
Chili is located 10 miles west of Rochester, NY.
Many of the games are played on the pristine fields of Davis Park in Chili, NY.
We are welcoming boys and girls, age groups U8-U19.

We expect over 100 teams again this year from New York, Pennsylvania, and Canada.

Registration is now OPEN

All applications must be received and paid by May 9, 2014.

Tournament Locations:

From the West, 10 minutes from the NYS Thruway (I-90) Exit #47 at LeRoy.

 
Tournament Hotels:
Travel Team USA is the Official Hotel Coordinator for the Chili Soccer Tournament.  As part of your registration it is required that you stay at a tournament hotel. Click the link below to make your hotel selection or contact Shannon Barrows at 585-347-4915 or 877-320-8326 or shannon@travelteamusa.com.  Please do not call the hotel directly.
 
Tournament Hotels (to be updated shortly)
 
Entry Fee:

$300 for U8 thru U10 teams

Early Registration $350 for teams registered and paid by March 15, 2014

$385 for U11 thru U19 teams registered and paid after March 15, 2014

For multiple team discount please contact Amy Zah or Lisa Parker.

 
Please contact Amy Zah (email link) (585-472-5783) or Lisa Parker (email link) (585-301-6185) with any questions.

Tournament T-Shirt Pre-Order Forms:
 
Individual Pre-Order
Team Pre-Order
 
Due by May 1, 2013
 
Scorekeeping
 
PhoneItIn is a score reporting system by Demosphere.  Instead of walking to the registration tent you can report the match score through your mobile phone.  For those with iPhone or Android devices, a free app allows easy score reporting with no phone call required!
 
Ready to start? Download PhoneItIn from Apple’s iTunes Store or the Google Play Store!  To report a score you will need our Tournament Pin and your Game number.  Tournament PIN is (to be announced)
 

Coming This Summer
Chili Soccer Association is pleased to celebrate the 40th anniversary
of the Chili Invitational Travel Tournament!
 
 
May 30 - June 1 2014
 
This is a Classic Travel Tournament. 
Chili is located 10 miles west of Rochester, NY.
Many of the games are played on the pristine fields of Davis Park in Chili, NY.
We are welcoming boys and girls, age groups U8-U19.

We expect over 100 teams again this year from New York, Pennsylvania, and Canada.

Registration is now OPEN

All applications must be received and paid by May 9, 2014.

Tournament Locations:

From the West, 10 minutes from the NYS Thruway (I-90) Exit #47 at LeRoy.

 
Tournament Hotels:
Travel Team USA is the Official Hotel Coordinator for the Chili Soccer Tournament.  As part of your registration it is required that you stay at a tournament hotel. Click the link below to make your hotel selection or contact Shannon Barrows at 585-347-4915 or 877-320-8326 or shannon@travelteamusa.com.  Please do not call the hotel directly.
 
Tournament Hotels (to be updated shortly)
 
Entry Fee:

$300 for U8 thru U10 teams

Early Registration $350 for teams registered and paid by March 15, 2014

$385 for U11 thru U19 teams registered and paid after March 15, 2014

For multiple team discount please contact Amy Zah or Lisa Parker.

 
Please contact Amy Zah (email link) (585-472-5783) or Lisa Parker (email link) (585-301-6185) with any questions.

Tournament T-Shirt Pre-Order Forms:
 
Individual Pre-Order
Team Pre-Order
 
Due by May 1, 2013
 
Scorekeeping
 
PhoneItIn is a score reporting system by Demosphere.  Instead of walking to the registration tent you can report the match score through your mobile phone.  For those with iPhone or Android devices, a free app allows easy score reporting with no phone call required!
 
Ready to start? Download PhoneItIn from Apple’s iTunes Store or the Google Play Store!  To report a score you will need our Tournament Pin and your Game number.  Tournament PIN is (to be announced)
 

Registration - Now Open

Registration for 2014 Travel, House and Tykes programs are now open.  

Register here

 

Tykes Registration

Do you know anyone looking for a great environment to play soccer in during next summer?  If you do and their birthdate is between August 2007 and July 2009, then the Tykes Chili Soccer Program for 5 and 6 year olds is just the place for that player to be introduced to the beautiful game of soccer.  Registration is now open at a reduced rate for 2014.  Well?  What are you waiting for?  Visit “Registration” tab and register today.  Space is limited.  

Come Join The CSA Team

Looking for a way to give back to CSA??

We have a few opportunities open and we need your help.  The following positions are currently available:

 

Assistant Treasurer:   Do you like managing finances?  Do you have a grasp on generally accepted accounting principles?  If so, this may be the position for you!  We use QuickBooks as our record keeping device in all phases of the accounting cycle.  Assist with the financial records of CSA in areas of accounts payable, making and recording deposits, maintaining the general ledger, and producing financial statements.  Additional treasury functions include but are not limited to:  account reconciliations of balance sheet accounts, creating budgets and overseeing tax filing responsibilities of the club.

Assistant Director of Fields: This position helps assist the CSA Field Director in securing the availability and use of soccer fields for the House, Tykes and Travel program. Some of the tasks include: coordinating with the Town of Chili and other non-town contacts for fields availability; communicating with the Travel & House coaches with regards to field availability, fields conditions and other miscellaneous related concerns; maintaining the soccer nets used for non-town fields, which includes putting the nets up in the spring and removing them in the fall, securing nets throughout the summer and replacing worn nets when needed.

Director of Publication Relations:  Coordinate and organize public events such as Rhinos and Flash dinners, Chili Night and coaches appreciation dinner.  Share the good news about CSA  through written press releases and website articles complete with photos.  Foster community relations through CSA events.

Assistant Secretary: Assist in the preparation of Board and Executive Board meeting agendas.  Take minutes at those meetings if the Secretary is not available.  Help with the Board attendance records and open action items.  Assist with the maintenance of the club calendar to ensure upcoming events are managed properly.

General Board Member:  Your help and input is always valued at CSA.  If you are looking to become more involved consider becoming a member of the Board of Directors.  Please complete the CSA Board Application and submit to  president@chilisoccer.org andrachelshupsu@yahoo.com.

Stay tuned as more positions become available!

If you are interested, please contact Rachel Shuman at rachelshupsu@yahoo.com or by calling 313-9871 to learn more about the opportunities.

Thanks,

Rachel Shuman
CSA Volunteer Coordinator

Going Above & Beyond
CSA received a letter from parents of a young girl who played this past season with the GU9 Chili Peppers.  They wanted to recognize the coach, Tony Fromm, for all he’s done for their daughter.  Please take a moment to read this incredible letter.
 

To whom it may concern: 

 

I’m not sure who the correct person would be to address this letter to, but I want to make the Chili Soccer Association aware that they have a very amazing travel coach in their league. His name is Tony Fromm. He coached my daughter’s U8 travel team last year and was the most supportive, positive coach I have ever seen.  

 

My daughter, Maia has loved soccer ever since she could kick the ball! Being the third child she was always very competitive! It showed in everything she did. We knew she would be travel material when the time came. Maia tried out for the U8 team in August of 2012 and made the team. She was thrilled!! She couldn’t wait for practice. Indoor or outdoor in the rain, sun, or cold – it didn’t matter as long as she was playing! She was blessed to have the best coach in the league that not only taught them great skills, but also how to have a positive outlook on the game and life! Coach Tony also coached the U12 team and Maia would frequent those practices as well for more training time! 

In January 2013 Maia went to her pediatrician for her annual physical (8 years old). At that time it was discovered that Maia had a heart murmur. We don’t know if it was always there or if it had just happened. The doctor assured us not to worry and chances were that it was an “innocent murmur” that she would probably grow out of. Just to be on the safe side they sent us to a pediatric cardiologist.  

 

While we were there they asked Maia what she wanted to be when she grows up. She told them, “A professional soccer player! My jersey number is 20 just like Abby Wambach’s!” They were amazed that an 8 year old girl had such aspirations! They proceeded with testing and performed an echocardiogram. When the doctor came back into the room to share the results, we really thought she was going to say, “Ok, she can get dressed now and you are ok to go!”, but instead we got, 

“We are very concerned about Maia’s heart. Her murmur is not “innocent”. She has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).” Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex type of heart disease that affects the heart muscle. It causes thickening of the heart muscle (especially the ventricles, or lower heart chambers), left ventricular stiffness, mitral valve changes and cellular changes. It’s usually passed along genetically, but we do not know of anyone else in either side of the family that has this.                            

 

They proceeded to tell us that she could no longer play competitive soccer or any other competitive sport ever again. We had never heard of this horrible disease and never saw it coming. Maia never really showed any symptoms. So, our soccer loving girl who was practicing her little heart had to make a huge life style change and we were all devastated. 

 

Next step was to tell Coach Tony that Maia couldn’t play anymore. Practice was on Saturday nights. Maia had never missed any practice except once while on vacation! I called him up and couldn’t help but cry as I told him the news. He was as shocked and emotional as we were and couldn’t believe it. It was a lot to digest.  

 

We went back to practice after a couple weeks and Coach Tony brought the team together to break the news. We were advised by the doctors to keep her away from the field as it would be torture for her to go. Maia however, is not the type of kid to sit on the side line. Coach Tony was very well prepared! He sat the team down in a little huddle and talked about how proud he was of the team and how they have come together nicely to support each other – that’s what a team does! He then proceeded to tell the team that Maia was recently diagnosed with a heart condition that prohibits her from playing soccer. He explained that you don’t have to actually “play” soccer to be part of a team. He used himself as an example. He used to play and now he coaches! He told the girls that Maia is a very important part of the team and always will be - as a team we will support her! He went on to tell them that Maia is also here to support us and she will be the assistant coach! He then presented her with a coach’s whistle, a clipboard, a soccer ball necklace with her number on it, an Abby Wambach poster and an Abby Wambach Olympic 

t-shirt! Maia had a smile from ear to ear (while I cried on the side line)! She stayed by Coach Tony the whole practice. When he nodded, she blew the whistle! She also helped “train” the girls on certain drills. She felt so important and part of the team blowing the whistle and walking around with the clipboard. Coach Tony is an AMAZING coach! We were very blessed to have him. Maia left practice that night with the biggest smile on her face! 

 

Coach Tony would mail Maia a letter and newspaper clippings about Abby every week! Every week!! She loved getting mail from him and her scrapbook is FULL!! He was always so motivating and supportive in his letters! He assured her that there’s something else out there just waiting for her! 

 

Maia continued to show up to practice occasionally to help Coach Tony out. Once games started it became a little harder for her to attend because she so wanted to play. When she did come, Coach Tony and the team always made her feel very important! We are so appreciative and touched! LOVE those Peppers!! 

 

We continue to remain friends with Coach Tony and his wonderful family. His wife Amy who is the team manager was an amazing supporter of our family too! They have been wonderful friends through this whole process and we are so blessed to have them in our lives. 

 

Chili Soccer is very lucky to have such a wonderful coach and an AMAZING role model in their association! 

With Heart, 

James and Victoria Cottrell 

 
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Coming This Summer To Chili

2014 World Cup Groups

Chili Peppers Win Best Costumes

The GU9 Chili Peppers took part in the annual NYPS Soccerween Tournament held at the Batavia Sports Park on
October 27th, 2013.  The theme of the tournament is for players to play in costume and to enjoy the spirit
of Halloween while playing for their teams in a fun and competitive environment.

The Chili Peppers were awarded the best team costume for the entire tournament.  Way to go girls!

Thunder Walk For A Cause

On October 20, 2013 the GU14 Chili Thunder gathered on a beautiful morning in downtown Rochester to show their support in the fight against breast cancer.  The girls participated in the Making Strides Walk to honor or remember a loved one affected by cancer.

 

12/10/2013-12/9/2016:
Board Meeting (2nd Tuesday of Month) 7pm
5/15/2014:
Tykes Registration Closes
5/30/2014-6/1/2014:
CSA Travel Tournament Weekend
5/30/2014-6/1/2014:
Chili Travel Tournament
6/20/2014-6/22/2014:
Hot Dog Cup Weekend (Recreation Tournament)
7/10/2014:
Small Sided Games (Fall Program) Registration Opens
7/26/2014:
Tryouts - CSA Travel Teams
7/26/2014:
TRAVEL TRYOUTS 2015 SEASON
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