Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-2741
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Current Age Groups
|Under-6||8/01/2007 - 7/31/2009|
|Under-8||8/01/2005 - 7/31/2007|
|Under-10||8/01/2003 - 7/31/2005|
|Under-12||8/01/2001 - 7/31/2003|
|Under-14||8/01/1999 - 7/31/2001|
|Under-16||8/01/1997 - 7/31/1999|
|Under-19||8/01/1994 - 7/31/1997|
The Rancho Cordova Soccer Club primarily serves youth, ages 4 through 18, in the Rancho Cordova, Anatolia, Gold River and Mather communities.
However, there are no residential boundaries and all players are welcome.
**Your child must be 4 years old by July 31, 2013 to play for our club**
NO INCOMPLETE REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! There will be a $10 reprocessing fee if registration is not complete
REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR SOCCER
TWO completed membership forms need to be filled out and signed by the parent or guardian. (NOTE: Any player over the age of 18 must sign their own registration form. For any player turning age 18 during the season, the registration form must be signed by both the parent/guardian and the player).
NOTE: You need to download TWO (2) Membership Forms sign both copies in blue or red ink and mail both signed copies along witht he player's phote and copy of the player's birth certificate (see below).
A good quality, non-laminated 1” x 1” color photo of the player’s face. We are unable to accept photos with hats or sunglasses per CYSA rules. Please write the player’s name on the back of the photo. The photo is not returnable as it will be used on the player’s laminated player pass.
If your player has not played with Rancho Cordova Soccer before - you must submit a non-returnable copy of the player’s Certificate of Live Birth, issued from the player's county and country of birth. A copy of the player’s passport is also an acceptable document. This document is required before registration can proceed. "Birth Certificates" issued by hospitals or baptismal certificates from a church and other like institutions are not documents accepted by California Youth Soccer Association. Does not need to have the raised seal, just a copy.
- (for 2013) A Completed Uniform Order form: http://www.ranchosoccer.com/uploads/uniformsorderform.doc - uniforms are new this year!!
REGISTRATION FEES Inclue registration and new uniforms– Cash, check or money orders are accepted. Make checks payable to RCSC. Fees are listed below.
$125 for May to August registration
Last day to register is August 17, 2013 if there is room in the age group.
Mail payment for registration along with completed forms/pictures and/or birth certificate to:
Rancho Cordova Soccer Club
PO BOX 2741
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-2741
* Refund Policy -The Rancho Cordova Youth Soccer Club will only issue a full registration fee refund (less a $5 processing fee) through April 30, 2013 and a partial registration fee refund (fees paid less $45 processing fee) through July 31, 2013. No refunds will be given after August 1, 2013. If we cannot place a late enrolling player on a team, the registration check will be returned. Parents can request a refund by emailing the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uniforms: Uniform fees will be refunded if prior to uniform pick up. Once the uniform is received no uniform refunds.
NO REFUNDS will be issued after July 31st, even if you register in August.
* Reprocessing Fee: A $10 per player fee will be applied for incomplete online or mailed in registration. If the fee is not included with the completed registration, the player WILL NOT be registered for the season. Completed registration consists of payment, 2 signed completed registration forms in blue ink, 1x1 head shot photo and a copy of certified birth certificate if required.
* Late Fee: A $10 per player late fee will be assessed if your registration documents are not received within 14 days, and your child(ren) may not be placed on a team. Completed registration consits of payment, 2 signed completed registration forms in blue ink, 1x1 head shot photo and a copy of the certified birth certificate if required and uniform order form.
* Team Transfer Fee - Once a player is assigned to a team and practices have started, any request to transfer to another team will require a $25 reprocessing fee, by the player, payable to RCSC. Once the season begins on September 7, 2013, any requests for transfer must be accompanied by a Transfer Form and a $40 transfer/processing fee, by the player, payable to RCSC, to cover ARYSL and District VI transfer fees.
* Non-sufficient Funds (NSF) - Checks returned for non-sufficient funds (NSF) received by the Rancho Cordova Youth Soccer Club will require a new payment via money order, and shall include an additional $25 to cover the additional expense incurred by the club. Payment must be rectified within 10 days of notification from the Rancho Cordova Youth Soccer Club.
If you want to coach for the Rancho Cordova Soccer Club, you may check the box on the registration form and the Registrar will contact you with more information. You do not need any special qualifications or experience to coach. The Rancho Cordova Soccer club holds a coaching clinic before the season begins, typically at the end of July. The coaching clinic will teach you how to coach a youth soccer team, offer suggestions for some practice drills, and suggest techniques that you may use for your own practices. Click on our coaching page for more information.
Recreational teams are formed by the club in June & July. Practices can begin after August 1. The assigned coach will contact you by the last week of July or first week of August for practice and team information.
Requests to Play with Coach/Team/Friends
The Rancho Cordova Soccer Club makes every effort possible to give special consideration to your request to play for a specific coach, team and/or friends (if in your age bracket), but we cannot guarantee your request. You may also indicate if you do not want to play on a particular team. All requests are kept confidential. Please indicate any requests at the time of registration. Any requests received after the teams are formed will not be considered.
Practices for the Recreation program begin in August. Typically, practices are two nights a week on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday and either Early (5:00 - 6:00 PM) or Late (6:00 - 7:00 PM). Where your child practices will depend on the age group and the size of the field.
The playing season begins in mid August till late October for U-6 teams and for U-8 to U-19 from September and each team will play 10 games scheduled on Saturdays, running until just before Thanksgiving. There is a BYE weekend the last Saturday in September and no games will be played for U-8 to U-19. Games are normally played in the mornings or early afternoons. Teams play against other teams in our league from the Sunrise, Folsom, Fair Oaks, Orangevale and Sierra soccer clubs. You will be traveling to their field for half of your games, but we schedule the other half of your games in Rancho Cordova. Beginning at U16 or (maybe U14), recreation teams may have to travel further for games, but most are still in the greater Sacramento area.
Teams are placed into divisions in order to attempt to place teams with other teams that are similar in skill and ability. In the middle of the season, we assess the scores and records thus far to see which teams may need to move up or down a division to give them the level of competition that is right for that team. We want all players to experience the joy of victory in some games, but we also try to balance the abilities of the teams so that your child is in an environment in which he/she can compete. This is not an exact science as we must perform this balancing act across multiple soccer clubs within our League.
Each child is to play at least 50% of each game, and we highly encourage the coaches to play each child at different positions to let them experience all aspects of the game.
Play Up Requests
The Rancho Cordova Soccer club strongly discourages “playing up” an age group, but the Board will review all requests for playing up on a case by case basis. A player cannot play up more than one age group bracket (i.e. U12 to U14 will be considered, but U12 to U16 will not). Please submit your Play Up Request in writing at the time of registration stating the reason(s) why you believe your child should play up. The written Play Up Request must be signed by the player's parent/guardian. Once the request is reviewed by the Board, you will be notified by the Club Registrar if the request was granted or denied. Playing down to a lower age group is prohibited by CYSA rules. If the age group that is being requested does not have room for players the request will be denied.