Letter from the President

Fall 2018

Welcome to the 2018-19 season, Randolph Soccer Club families!

Another great soccer year for RSC teams has arrived.  From 8U-15U, we are fielding 19 teams in all for boys and girls this fall season.  Thank you to all those dedicated volunteers who have stepped up to help with club leadership and team leadership for this year.

For anyone interested in getting involved with the club, we are always looking for new volunteers.  Over the course of the season, you’ll be hearing more about the importance of parent volunteerism in helping club leadership keep the club fee we all pay as stable as possible from year to year.  Please reach out to any Board member for additional information on ways to get involved.  Click HERE to view the current RSC Board Member listing.

For 2018-19, it is year two of New Jersey Youth Soccer Association’s move to U.S. Soccer Connect for their registration system.  RSC made the move this year to using the same platform for RSC registration and club fee payments.  Hopefully, it was a simpler process using one platform this time around.  Thank you for all of your support as we continue to work through these transitions and continuing updates to USSC.

As we’ve done for the past several years, toward the end of the fall season, RSC will conduct an anonymous on-line survey that goes out to all of our families.  Please take the time to respond when you receive the email as the feedback provided is a valuable source of information and insight to those of us dedicated to managing the Randolph Soccer Club.

Finally, just a reminder about expectations for spectator behavior:  support your whole team, refrain from coaching (remove action verbs from your cheering), and understand that making decisions on the field, which will include making plenty of mistakes, is the optimal way for players to develop.  The English FA (Football Association) has a great series of short videos on this topic that are worth a watch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61-Pax5cF8A&list=PL1DE483214D20DDDA.  The leagues in which RSC teams play continue to emphasize the importance of all adults at youth soccer games modeling appropriate behavior. . .when winning, when losing, and all of the ups and downs in between that come with competing.

Best wishes to all for a fun, developmentally productive season on the pitch!

On behalf of the entire RSC Board,

Tammy McConnell

Randolph Soccer Club