Letter from the President-Fall 2022

Welcome to the 2022-23 season, Randolph Soccer Club families!

The start of another great soccer year for RSC teams is here.  From 8U-14U, we are fielding 11 full year teams in all for boys and girls this season.  In total, we will expect to have 13 teams once additional high school age travel teams that play a spring only league season form to round out our team line-up.  Thank you to all those dedicated volunteers who have stepped up to help with team leadership for this year.

We continue to find our way forward striking a balance between preserving everyone’s health & safety, while maximizing opportunities for our players to train and compete.  Please continue to monitor your player’s health regularly, making responsible choices about whether to send him/her to an RSC activity.  Please err on the side of being extra safe and stay home if there is any question about possible illness.  Thank you to RSC’s Director of Coaching and our dedicated staff for their ongoing work to help RSC players develop while keeping them as safe as possible.

For anyone interested in getting involved with the club, we are always looking for new volunteers.  Parent volunteerism is essential for club activities to take place.  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.

RSC’s 50-50 raffle is back again this fall, as the club’s fundraising needs continue to exist.  The club fee paid by each player does not cover the actual per player cost for the season.  All players on full-year teams will be required to sell a set number of raffle tickets.  The raffle draw will take place on Sunday, November 6th.  Stay tuned for additional information in September.  

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 will sent 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 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 the ups and downs in between that come with competing.  Referee availability continues to be a challenge.  Youth travel soccer games cannot take place without officials; and poor spectator/player/coach behavior makes it harder to find and retain officials.

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