Welcome to the Royse City Soccer Association
Whether you are new to the association or a veteran, this is your page for everything you need to know about the Association.
What's new and exciting?? Always check the website for the latest news and information. If you have a Facebook account, "like" us for up to the minute news and information. Facebook is also a great way to get answers to quick questions fast. You can find the links on the Home page.
How much does it cost?
Royse City Soccer Association Registration Fees
Under-5,6 and 8: $75
Under-10, 12 & 14: $75
Any non-Royse City residents must obtain a Release Waiver from their city's soccer association.
All new players must provide a copy of their birth certificate for age verification. You may bring it when you sign up, email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to P.O. Box 124, Royse City, TX 75189
What equipment will my child need?
Each player will need cleats, shinguards, soccer socks and a soccer ball. Most athletic and sporting goods stores have soccer packages which include all these items.
U8 and under: Size #3
U10 and U12: Size #4
U14 and up: Size #5
*NO JEWELRY (EARRINGS) OR METAL HAIR ACCESSORIES ARE ALLOWED. NO EXCEPTIONS. REFEREE WILL NOT ALLOW A PLAYER ON THE FIELD.
Is there any financial aid or scholarships?
RCSA has a scholarship program for the players that cannot afford to pay the registration fee. Just complete the sponsorship form located on the "RCSA Forms" page and turn it in. Not all applications are approved. Only one (1) scholarship per family.
What is your refund policy?
Should circumstances arise that your child(ren) is unable to play and you need a refund, complete the Refund form located on the "RCSA Forms" page and turn it in. Refund requests must be turned in by 5pm the Friday before Opening Day - the official start to the RCSA season regardless of when your first game is. We will begin processing refunds on the Monday after the first scheduled game (this is to allow the treasurer the necessary time to respond to the refund request).
REFUND POLICY: * A refund of the registration fee less a $10.00 Administration Fee will be issued to any player who decides, prior to the first game of the season, to not play on the RCSA team to which he/she was assigned. * A full refund of the registration fee (not including online processing fees) will be made if a player registers and RCSA cannot provide a team upon which the child can play.
How much are the uniforms?
Jerseys are included in the registration fee. You need only purchase soccer shorts. RCSA furnishes jerseys at the beginning of each Fall season and sizes should be ordered so that it will last for 2 season. Only those players who are new, changed teams or moved up in divisions will receive a new jersey in the Spring. Should your child out grow his/her jersey come Spring, you will need to pay for a new jersey.
Should you need an extra jersey in the Spring due to switching teams, damaged or lost jersey, follow the link to purchase a second jersey. Remember to select the correct option "Player Extra Jersey". CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
How does my child get on a team?
After registration, all players are placed within their age group, then separated by age and gender (U4, U5 and U6 are co-ed). Last two (2) season returning players are guaranteed a spot on their prior team. Remaining and new players are picked from a blind pool by the Team Formation Committee. In accordance with North Texas and to prevent team stacking, we cannot honor requests for specific teams or coaches except where siblings are involved from U4-U8. Once the teams have been established, the coaches will contact each player to schedule practices.
When and where would the practices be?
A couple weeks after sign ups have concluded, the coaches will meet and receive their roster. Coaches who have not been cleared by North Texas via a background check, cannot receive their roster. Once the coaches have their roster, they will begin calling their parents for a team meeting and first practice. Each coach will set up the practice days, times and locations. Most younger division practice at the elementary schools or the Splash Park. North Texas established time limits on practices for all age divisions. U4, U5, U6 is typically 45-1hr once a week. U8 and up average 1hr to 1.5 hr. once or twice a week.
When does the season start?
Check the website for up to date information on games, schedules and start date. Spring typically starts the first weekend in March and the Fall starts the first weekend in September. Schedules are normally posted a week prior. During the Spring season there are no games on the first Saturday of Spring Break or during Easter weekend.
Where would the games be?
U4 - U10 games are played at Fox Fields located in Royse City.
U12 – U14 are played at Royse City Walker Hawk, Rowlett and Greenville.
U16 - U19 either play at Rowlett or Mesquite.
If your division is assigned to Mesquite, all games are played in Mesquite at Eastfield College fields.
Directions to all fields can be found on the website under "Directions". Most games are on Saturdays. All divisions may have some weeknight games, especially for makeup games.
How much play time will my child get?
Each player is required to receive 50% play time of each game, including tournament and playoff games.
How do I find out if a game is rained out?
Parents can sign up for text alerts through RainOut. Our website, Facebook and Twitter will also provide rainout information.
How do I file a complaint on my child's coach or referee?
Contact your Division Commissioner. Contact information can be found on the main menu under "Contact Info". You can also email email@example.com. Under "RCSA Forms" there is a Referee Evaluation Form which you can fill out and email to your commissioner. The commissioner will make sure the form is sent to the Referee Assignor.
Does my child get a participation award?
Players U4 - U8 receive participation medals in the Fall and trophies in the Spring each year. For U10 and above, only placement trophies are awarded.
Got a question...and don't know who to ask? This might help !!
Your coach should be your first contact. The next line up is your Division Commissioner. He/She answers questions, run the pool draw, registers the teams for their specific age group and schedule games. Contact information for the entire Board of Directors is on the Contact Information page of the website. You can always message or post your question on Facebook. The Webmaster can answer most question or forward on to the appropriate person.
11.2 NTSSA Parent's Code of Conduct
1. Children have more need for example than for criticism. Attempt to relieve the pressure of the competition, not increase it. A child is easily affected by outside influences.
2. Be kind to your child's coach and officials. The coach is a volunteer, giving of personal time and money to provide a recreational activity for your child.
3. The opponents are necessary friends; without them your child could not participate.
4. Applaud good plays by your team and by members of the opposing team.
5.Do not openly question an official's judgment and honesty. Officials are symbols of fair play, integrity, and sportsmanship.
6. Accept the results of each game. Encourage your child to be gracious in victory, and to turn defeat into victory by working towards improvement.
7. Remember your child is involved in organized sports for their enjoyment, NOT YOURS!
8. Encourage your child to always play by the rules.
9. Teach your child that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
All volunteers, coaches and officials of the Royse City Soccer Assocation are required to complete the background check process before the start of the season. Please contact Jacinta Sullivan to receive your login info and password.