Letter from the President

Fall 2017

Welcome to the 2017-18 season, Randolph Soccer Club families!

Thank you to all those dedicated volunteers who have stepped up to help with club leadership and team leadership for 2017-18.  From 8U-15U, we are fielding 21 teams in all for boys and girls this season.  Another great soccer year for RSC teams is here.

For anyone interested in getting involved with the club, we are always looking for new volunteers.  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 on ways to get involved.  Click HERE to view the current RSC Board Member listing.  Please reach out to any Board member for additional information on ways to get involved.  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.  For anyone interested in getting involved with the club, we are always looking for new volunteers.

For 2017-18, it is another year of transition and change coming out of New Jersey Youth Soccer Association’s move to a new registration system, Bonzi.  We all got to work in Bonzi’s system for the first time, getting all of RSC’s players and coaches carded.   Thank you for all of your support to get our teams over the finish line for the start of the fall season.  The good news coming out of all of our work over this past summer is that future seasons should be much simpler, as player and coach member info should carry forward.  So it will be a matter of updating info the next time around versus re-creating a new registration from scratch for returning players. 

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 the Randolph Soccer Club.

In addition, we’re working on pulling together a social fundraising event this spring, hopefully, tied to the pulling of the winning raffle ticket.  Stay tuned this winter for the rollout of RSC’s first fundraising 50-50 raffle heading into the spring season.

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

Best wishes to all for a fun, developmentally productive season on the pitch!

On behalf of the entire RSC Board,

Tammy McConnell

President

Randolph Soccer Club