REGISTRATION

Thank you for volunteering! Keep in mind that the experience players have with you a coach will stay with them for life! Be positive, be organized, and set a good example!

1.  REGISTER and complete an online background check and CDC Concussion Training. Individuals who will be on a roster should register and complete the background check and training. You can access this from your Gotsoccer coach account. Click here on How to Complete a Background Check. 

Here is step by step instructions with pictures for your convenience. Click here. 

 

2.  TEAM NAME - No name duplication within a league. Submit 3 names to your commissioner once you have been notified that you are coach.

 

3.  UNIFORMS - All teams will have uniforms provided each fall. In the spring, new players, new teams and returning player to new teams will be provided another uniform. Returning players to the same team will keep the uniform from the fall. Any returning playing on a returning team that needs a new shirt will have to pay $10. Uniforms are pre-ordered and pre-numbered and information on colors is not available until the coach meeting. Team roster information sheet will have the players shirt size that was ordered.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COACH'S JERSEY

FINAL JERSEY ORDER IS MARCH 5

4. COACHES MEETING - Your Age Commissioner will notified you via email of the date/time. Your attendance will be required. At this meeting you will receive your roster. The Chairman of Coaches will review basic information, review any new rules, and latest amendments to Bylaws and Regulations.  

 

5. ASSISTANT COACH - RCSA does not assign additional volunteers to help each team. The head coach should coordinate with parents of the assigned players. Notify your Age Commissioner of these additional coaches so they may begin the process of registration, background check and training. 

 

6.  PARENT CONTACT - Contact parents as soon as you receive your roster. Email from your GotSoccer team account to reach your parents but...if you do not get a response from them, please call them. Some email addresses will go to spam/junk or there is an error in the address. If you are unable to reach a player, please contact your Age Commissioner as soon as possible. 

7.  SCHEDULES - Schedules are available online approximately 1 week prior to the start of the season. Please check your schedule each week for any changes. Coaching conflicts are best handled by having an Assistant Coach on your roster. Teams are allowed 2 additional coaches. Contact your commissioner if you have any questions about your schedule.

8. RESCHEDULING GAMES - A team can request a reschedule. A fee of $50 must be collected prior to RCSA working on the reschedule. The opposing team must agree to the rescheduled game. If the opposing team does not agree, then the reschedule fee will be refunded and the game will stand as scheduled. Please follow the procedure below to submit a request.

  • Contact the appropriate Age Group Commissioner to request approval to begin the reschedule process, giving the reason why you are requesting a reschedule. Note: Reschedule requests can not include stipulations on when the rescheduled game will be played.
  • Contact the opposing team coach to ask for his/her approval to reschedule the game. Note: If the opposing team coach does not agree to a reschedule, the game will not be rescheduled and no fees will be due.
  • Contact the Age Group Commissioner to let him/her know that the opposing team coach has agreed to a reschedule.
  • Fill out the Reschedule Request form completely and submit it, along with the $50 reschedule request fee, to the RCSA Scheduler at least ten (10) days before the currently scheduled date. Payment may be made by cash, check or money order.

 

Once the game scheduler has rescheduled the game, the Age Group Commissioner will inform both coaches of the new game time and date.

 

 

Coaches General Information

Do you know how to reach your Age Commissioner? They are the best resource for all your needs throughout the season. Click here for Age Commissioner contact information.

 

904-758-0875

Event ID: 75676

4 Digit Pin: 1234

 

The playing format for RCSA did change to align with the USSF Mandates. Click here to review the new format.(RCSA Rules Quick Guide)

 

Background checks, CDC Concussion Training, SafeSport Training Certificate, and ID cards are REQUIRED for all volunteers (compliance with North Texas Soccer). ID cards must brought to ever game shown by all coaches, assistant coaches and team managers during a game. Any individual who does not have their card will not be allowed to be on the player sidelines. No more than 3 members of a team will be eligible to obtain a coaches id badge, another words – only 3 adults are allowed on the coaches’ side of the field during a game. The intent of this rule is for the continued safety and protection of all RCSA youth. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR COACHING TRAINING LINKS FOR SKILLS LESSONS AND GENERAL PRACTICE INFORMATION


 

Reminders:

 

*Jewelry - No metal hair clips are allowed in the hair; no ear rings, ear/nose/cheek studs, and no lip/knee rings. This includes no Band-Aids covering them. No wrist bracelets, "Armstrong" bands, etc. may be worn by any player. No exceptions, no excuses, no jewelry. 

*Coaches ID Badges and North Texas Rosters - Each coach must have their Coaches ID Badge at ever game. Coaches without a valid ID badge will not be allowed to coach or be on the team side of the field. Each coach must have a current North Texas roster with them at every game.

*Playing Time - All players attending a game shall play a minimum of 50% of game time, however if arrives late will play 50% of the remaining game time. 

*Coaching Area - All coaching will be confined to an area of a minimum of three feet away from the touch line and fifty percent of the length of the field on one side of the midfield line. They must remain on the players side of the field and cannot cross the midfield line. PARENTS (without a coaches card) ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THIS AREA.

*Red Card/Send-Off - As per NTSSA Rule 3.11.2.2, 3.11.2.3, and 3.11.3.9, any player/coach receiving a send-off (Red Card) must sit-out the next scheduled game that the player’s team is involved in. In order to verify that the offending player/coach serves his/her game suspension, this form must be completed by the coach, assistant coach, or team manager and the referee must sign off on the fact that the player/coach did not participate. Player/Coach receiving send-off must then submit this report to the tournament headquarters and/or team’s playing league. Player must present himself/herself before and after game to the referee for credit for sit-out. Coach not allowed on complex while he/she sits out.

*Referees - If a referee is a no show, you also need to contact the personnel at the concession stand or officer in charge as soon as possible. These individuals are your first point of contact.


 

 Zero Tolerance Policy

 

Royse City Soccer Association (RCSA) has adopted the following Zero Tolerance Policy

for ALL RCSA age groups and teams.

 

Coaches, players, parents and all members of the RCSA are expected to uphold this policy and respect the referee regardless of their age or experience. Many of the referees in RCSA are young and just starting their careers as soccer referees. Please be respectful and support these young referees, and report any Zero tolerance violations to the V.P. or any RCSA Board member.

 

Zero tolerance violations will be taken very seriously by RCSA and will result in warnings, suspensions, or removal from RCSA. Additionally, violations may result in escalation to North Texas State Soccer Association where additional sanctions may be imposed.

 

POLICY

 

Every coach and all spectators shall support the referee. Failure to do so undermines the referee's authority and has the potential to create a hostile environment for players, the referee, and all the other participants and spectators. Consequently, RCSA has adopted the following rule:

 

No coach or spectator is to address the referee during the game!

 

Coaches Allowable Exceptions:

During the match:

Responding to a referee initiating a communication

Making substitutions

Pointing out emergencies or safety issues

 

At half time or at the end of the match:

A coach may ask a referee to explain a rule(s) in a polite and constructive way. This is not an invitation to debate or argue!

A coach may give polite and friendly feedback to a referee

Absolutely no sarcasm, no harassment, and no intimidation

 

Penalties:

1st Minor Infraction - Referee shall give a verbal warning

2nd Minor Infraction – Caution with Misconduct report submitted to A&D

3rd Minor Infraction - Ejection with Misconduct report submitted to A&D

1st Serious Infraction - Ejection with Misconduct report submitted to A&D

 

Spectators Allowable Exceptions:

During the match:

Responding to a referee initiating a communication

Pointing out emergencies or safety issues

 

Penalties:

1st Infraction - Referee should stop the game and ask the coach to quiet the offending spectator.

2nd Infraction - A verbal warning. Referee should stop the game and ask the coach to warn the spectator that the next infraction will result in the spectator and coach’s ejection.

3rd Infraction - The referee shall eject the spectator and the coach. A Misconduct report shall be submitted to A&D.

The referee should abandon the game if the spectator and/or coach does not leave the field immediately. If the referee abandons the game, the referee shall file a report, and RCSA may impose a forfeit on the spectator's team.

 

Communications among players and referees are governed by the FIFA Laws of the Game

 

Practice

 

·        Practice can start as soon as your receive your roster. You may want to practice on Saturday the first two weeks before games begin. Make sure your practices are in an approved area (including but not limited to, school grounds and city parks). Be prepared with this information when contacting parents for the first time. *** Trinity Baptist Church on 66 has allowed RCSA teams to practice on their land. Please call Lisa at 972-635-2532 and leave a message with your preferred day/time. She will contact you if there any conflicts.

 

·     Make sure your parents know that the player will need shin guards, ball, and water bottle for all practices and games. 

 

·         Coaches are expected to hold at least 1 practice per week. Length of practices depends on age group: U4-U8: no more than 1 hour. U10 & up: no more than 90 minutes. 

 

·         Practice times, dates and locations are set at the discretion of the coach. Please keep time reasonable for commuting parents.

Coaching Resources

 Coach Training - click here for coach training designed by United States Youth Soccer (USYS). These lessons plans include:  

U6 & Under

Warm-Up
Ball Movement
Ball Sense
Coordination Movement
Dribbling Part One
Dribbling Part Two
Moving with the Ball

U8 & Under

One Ball, Two Players
Ball Control
Dribbling Part One
Dribbling Part Two
Lower Limb Coordination & Vision
Passing
Principles
Receiving Part One
Receiving Part Two
Small Group Play
Passing in Pairs

U10 & Under

 

Passing
Distribution
Foot Coordination & Speed
Tackling

 

U12 & Under

 

Receiving & Passing
Heading
Third Attacker
First Defender
First Touch Out of Pressure
Attacking Compactness
Spatial Awareness

Passing Lanes

U14 & Under

 

Midfield Attack
Boxing
Receiving Air Balls

 

 

 

USSF Player Development Initiative adopted 7/15

(this initiative passed within North Texas and will be implemented by associations)


 

RCSA Playing Rules

Revised July 2019 with NTSSA rule changes

Referee Evaluation:

RCSA is proud to have some of the best recreational referees in N. Texas. Coaches' evaluation of referees is one of the many important and critical parameters that we uses to improve performance of our referees. To evaluate your referee, please click the link below, fill out and submit. It only takes a few minutes to fill out.

 

 

REFEREE EVALUATION FORM