Letter From the President
Fall 2015 UPDATE

Welcome, Randolph Soccer Club families, to the 2015-16 season!

The beginning of another great soccer season for RSC teams is upon us.  We are fielding 25 teams in all for boys and girls, U8-U14 this season.  Thank you to all those dedicated volunteers who have stepped up to help with club leadership and team leadership for this season.  Please take a look at the RSC Board Member listing (http://www.randolphsoccer.org/about/rscmembers/index_E.html) for up-to-date information on club leadership.

For anyone interested in getting involved with the club, we are always looking for new volunteers, in particular, volunteers to help with planning aspects of our Memorial Day Tournament.  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.

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 Randolph Soccer Club.

As most of us are adjusting to the school time change, waiting for the bus schedules to settle down, just do the best you can getting your player(s) to training on time, particularly for the 4:45pm sessions.  We’ve made the training staff aware of the situation; and we'll make adjustments down the line if need be.

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.  If you're like me, you'll laugh and cringe with a degree of recognition at the same time.  

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


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