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FAQ's

Q – What programs are offered for recreational soccer? 
A – RCSA offers recreation soccer divisions for U4 - U14. The program’s ability to offer each age group remains subject to registration demand and volunteer participation.

Q – How do I determine the correct age group for my child?
A – Age group determination is based on the player's age and the year they are born in.  You can see the chart here.

Q – When can my child begin playing recreational soccer?
A –
 Players must have a birthday on or before 12-31-2018

Q – Is recreation soccer co-ed? 
A – 
Yes, all divisions will be mixed girls and boys programs.  

Q – When are games usually scheduled?
A – Games are typically scheduled for Saturdays. There will be no make up games.

Q – What days will my child practice?
A – Teams practice at least 1 day per week. Practice time are determined by each individual coach, but typically between 5:30 and 6:30 and last for one hour.

Q – Where will my child practice?
A – Teams will typically practice at the soccer fields behind Isothermal Community College off of Piney Ridge Rd.

– What equipment is suggested? What equipment is required?
A – 
Players should wear athletic attire. The program will supply team shirts, shorts, and socks. Shin guards are mandatory and no player may participate without them. Soccer cleats are recommended but are not mandatory. Players should bring their own soccer ball.  And NO JEWELRY IS ALLOWED

Q – Can my son or daughter request to play on the same team as their friends, or can I request teammates to facilitate car pooling? Can I request a coach that my child had previously?
A – 
While a request can be made and we will do our best to honor them, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to honor the request.

Q – How many practices and games per week does the recreation program have?
A – 
Coaches typically have at least 1 practice during the week, with one game scheduled for Saturday.

Q – When does the season start and end?
A – 
Generally, the fall season starts for all teams no later than the first Saturday after Labor Day weekend and the spring seasons begins in early March. The season typically ends no later than mid-November in fall and mid-May in spring.

Q – My child is registered - when will we be contacted about the team my child will play on?
A – 
The teams will be formed in late August and late February after registration is closed.

Q – Are there opportunities for parents to volunteer?
A – RCSA
is a volunteer organization, and the program cannot be maintained without parent volunteers. In addition to coaches and assistant coaches, the program routinely requires volunteers to help with our sponsor drive, take photos at games and others tasks. Prior soccer experience is not required. Participating as a youth sports volunteer is a valuable and rewarding experience.  Please indicate an interest in volunteering on your child’s registration form or contact the recreation chairperson at [email protected]ahoo.com  for more information.

Q – What if I have other questions that aren't answered above?
A – 
The best way to have your questions answered is to contact the recreation chair at [email protected]

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