Rockland Youth Soccer: Welcome

Next RYS E-Board/General Monthly Meeting - 9/6 7:00PM - RYS Clubhouse



Welcome to the Rockland Youth Soccer website. Please review the following information, as well as any pages for information regarding registration, age groups, coaching and volunteering.

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RYS Fall Season to begin Saturday 9/10

The RYS Fall season is scheduled to begin on Saturday September 10th (weather permitting). Both Travel and Micro seasons will kick off. Practices will vary based on teams/coaches and field availability. For specific questions about your childs age group, please contact the appropriate age director. Age Directors are listed below, their contact information is on the Age Director page.
 
Age Directors:
Pre-K (U5) - Jenn Barry
K (U6) - Jenn Holland
Gr 1/2 Boys (U8) - Ashley Cutter
Gr 1/2 Girls (U8) - Ben Wood
Gr 3/4 Boys (U10)- Mike Harlow
Gr 3/4 Girls (U10) - John Hennessy
Gr 5/6 Boys (U12) - Brian Berquist
Gr 5/6 Girls (U12) - Bill Cameron
Gr 7/8 Boys (U14) - Kevin Burke
Gr 7/8 Girls (U14) - Tom Higgins

RYS 2016 Fall Micro Registration

The 2016 Fall Micro season registration is still open. The registration deadline was August 13th. For full details on the changes, how to register, and what age group your player is in please visit our Registration menu option on the left hand side. 

NEW Registration Information/Fees for Fall 2016 Season:

  • Micros (PreK to Grade 2) Registration Info
    • Micros Registration Deadline: August 13th
      Late registrants will be placed on a waiting list pending roster availability. A $30 late fee will also be applied.
    • Micros Registration Fee: $75

  • Family Discount Program
    • 3rd child (same family) - $10 discount
    • 4th & 5th child (same family) - $20 discount 

Concussion Information for Parents & Coaches 

Concussions continue to be an active topic amongst the sports community. RYS wanted to share some important information for both Coaches and Parents on the topic of concussions. Please visit this link to US Soccer for more details:

http://www.ussoccer.com/about/recognize-to-recover/concussion-guidelines

Also, Travel coaches please note, effective Spring 2016, it is mandatory for all of you to take the free online course about concussions. This course will help you better understand, recognize, learn, and focus on prevention of concussions. Please visit the following link to learn more about the course and to launch the online tutorial:

 http://www.cdc.gov/HeadsUp/youthsports/training/index.html

 RYS Fundraising Notes & Events

Please click on our Fundraising Events page for details! As always, RYS is appreciative of anything you can do to help the program.

Fall 2016 Practice and Game Schedules 

Micro's Fall Practice and Game Schedule:

Opening Day (Typically begins the week after Labor Day) 
       

Age Group 

Practice Day 

Time 

Game Day 

Time 

 U5

Monday 

5:00p-6:00p* 

 Saturday 

12:15pm-1:15pm 

 U6

 Tuesday

5:00p-6:00p*

Saturday

11am-12pm

 U8 Boys

 Wednesday

 5:00p-6:00p  

 Saturday 

8:30am-9:30am 

 U8 Girls

 Thursday

5:00p-6:00p

Saturday

9:45am-10:45m 

*Practice times are approximate as coaches may alter them slightly 

Travel Team's Fall Game/Practice Schedule:

Opening Day (see Micros above)

 Your Coaches/Age Directors will be in touch with you regarding your practice schedule. Below is the guideline that will be followed closely by the age groups. Times/Days are subject to change.  

Age Group 

Practice Days 

Time 

Game Day 

Time 

 Travel Girls 

Tuesday & Thursdays, potential on alternating fridays 

 Varies 

 Saturday/Sunday 

Varies

Travel Boys

 Mondays & Wednesdays, potential on alternating fridays

Varies

Saturday/Sunday

Varies 

Click on the Link below for your son or daughters travel game schedule:

South Shore Soccer League

 

Volunteers Needed

Dr. Martin Luther King said "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve".  Are you one thats looking to serve and make a difference in the Rockland community?  If so, volunteering for RYS is one way of giving yourself that satisfaction, pride, and accomplishment you get when volunteering.  

There are many opportunities to volunteer your time with RYS:

Concession Stand - Do you want to earn a FREE RYS Registration? If so, RYS is in need of help in the concession stands during the Spring season. If you want to earn this free registration you just need to volunteer 8 hours of your time over the entire Soccer season. That's only 1 hour per week! High School students looking to earn their community service hours can also volunteer at the Concession stand. If you are interested in volunteering your time please contact our Director of Concessions, Christine Berkley @ cberks74@yahoo.com .

Coaching - ALL Age groups are looking for Coaches.  If you, or someone you know is interested in coaching for one of the age groups, please reach out to that age groups Age Directors.  You can find a link of Age Directors by clicking on the Divisions/Age Director tab.

RYS Improvements -  RYS is always looking to improve.  Whether it be field improvements, concession stand improvements, etc., we are always looking to get better.  Do you master in a trade? Looking to volunteer your expertise?  If you fall in this category or know of a person or company looking to volunteer their services please consider RYS.  We are always looking at ways to get better. If you want to volunteer your traits please contact RYS at: info@rocklandyouthsoccer.org

RYS Other Important Announcements

  • Cleat Donation Program – RYS is pleased to bring back the cleat donation program. If you have soccer cleats that are in good condition but no longer fit your player please consider donating them to RYS. RYS will make these cleats available to those that are in need of a pair. Please consider donating your soccer cleats to the clubhouse. For those in need of soccer cleats, please come down to the clubhouse to see what we have available.