Letter from the President

Spring 2017

According to the calendar, the spring season has arrived; although, thanks to the weather in March, it doesn’t feel that way.  Thanks to everyone for your continuing flexibility as we are dealing with a delayed opening for Randolph’s grass fields, with all of the implications for the start of the club’s regular training schedule and games this spring.

As usual, the club conducted an anonymous on-line survey toward the end of the fall season.  We continued to have a solid response rate this year.  Club leadership spent time over the winter reviewing responses and the specific comments shared.  The general overall feedback was positive, which was a bit of a surprise, given all of the changes for this year.  Team specific feedback has been shared with the respective team leaders; so any issues can be addressed.  We know in a couple of cases that fall flighting was a source of frustration.  Hopefully, the adjustments made by the league for the spring result in a better competitive experience for those teams.  As usual, you should receive your team’s spring training plan before April is done.  Y-Academy spring themes will be posted once we have a handle on a start date for those sessions in case any adjustments to the plans are necessary.  Thank you to all those who took the time to respond to the survey; club leadership truly appreciates your feedback!

RSC’s 2017 Sponsorship Program is in the process of getting rolled out.  Click HERE to see the details.  Please help by sharing information on sponsorship opportunities with any businesses with whom you have a connection.

Club leadership continues to work to restructure our fundraising approach moving forward.  Revitalizing our sponsorship program has been part of that process.  Fundraising is important because the club fee paid by RSC players does not fully cover the actual per player cost.  The club uses fundraising to cover that gap in an effort to keep club fees as reasonable as possible from year to year.  We’re making progress moving along the steps in the bureaucracy of the permit process to hold a raffle; so stay tuned for details for a 50-50 raffle coming during the 2017-18 season.  Other activities are under consideration as well, including some type of club-side social event that incorporates fundraising.  If you have any ideas or want to get involved, please contact a Board member. 

Finally, a big “thank you” goes out to all RSC parent 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