Letter from the President-Spring 2022

The spring 2022 portion of our season has arrived.  Thankfully, the fall portion of our season, as well as winter training sessions took place without too many disruptions.  Hopefully, this spring will be the smoothest we’ve seen in a few years for the 16 teams playing this spring.

 

Thank you to everyone who completed our annual anonymous on-line survey toward the end of the fall season.  Our response rate was improved this year over the prior year, with solid participation from most teams.  Club leadership spent time over the winter reviewing responses and the specific comments shared.  The general overall feedback was positive.  In some instances, concerns were expressed with training curriculum.  With all teams now having the professional trainer on the bench for games as well as training, the training curriculum for the fall and the spring is team specific.  RSC’s Director of Coaching reviews each team’s proposed curriculum, as well.  Team specific survey feedback has been shared with RSC’s Director of Coaching, who has reviewed it with the appropriate trainer ahead of the development of the spring team curriculum.  Team families will be receiving their spring training curriculum info soon.  We know that flighting continues to be a source of frustration for a couple of teams.  Please know that club leadership shares your frustration, including making MCYSA leadership aware of it.  Club leadership will also continue to discuss our approach to fundraising; although it is likely that we cannot eliminate the need to fundraise.

 

Note this spring, you will also see information posted to the website and sent out to RSC families about the club’s adoption of a specific Safe Soccer policy coming out of an updated mandate from the US Soccer Federation.  Safe Soccer policies address compliance with the Safe Sport Act in a soccer context.  RSC remains committed to a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and misconduct.  In addition to all rostered professional trainers, volunteer assistant coaches and managers, all RSC Board Members are now required to complete annual Safe Sport training, as well.

 

Finally, a big “thank you” goes out to all RSC parent assistant coaches and managers who volunteer so much of their time and talent!  RSC teams wouldn’t exist without their efforts.

 

As always, please feel free to contact any RSC Board members with feedback.  Anyone interested in getting involved in Randolph Soccer Club leadership is welcome to contact a Board member to learn more.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone on fields this spring!

 

On behalf of the entire RSC Board,

Tammy McConnell

President

Randolph Soccer Club