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Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not find answers here, feel free to write to [email protected]

Q: How do I register my child for the Rondout Soccer Club (RSC)?
A: Click on the Register Now button in the upper right corner to create an account, and then select  I am a parent or guardian to complete your child or children's registration. It's that simple. 

Q: Do I need to volunteer for my child to play?
A: It is not a requirement that you volunteer. However, remember that we rely on volunteers to keep the club going, and there are many ways to help out that require very little time.

Q: What days are practices held?
A: It varies by season. In the Fall and Spring all practices take place Tuesdays or Thursdays or both. Practice times are chosen by each head coach at the start of the season. The winter season is unique. Click When & Where tab to see the current schedule.

Q: When are the games?
A: In the Fall and Spring, games for all divisions are played on Saturdays, between 9:00 - noon. They last between 30 - 50 min depending on age division.

Q: When will I know which team my child is on?
A: We publish the rosters by September 1 for the Fall season and April 1 for the Spring. There are no teams in the Winter season. 

Q: Where do we play games?
A: All games are held at Marbletown Park on Tongore Road. For 10U and up a few games may be played in neighboring towns, never more than a 30 min drive from our home fields.

Q: Is there a minimum playing time for each child during a game?
A: As a rule, every player in an AYSO club team is guaranteed to play one half of each game unless he/she shows up to the game after halftime or too late to be substituted in for enough playing time. It is the policy of RSC that every child plays three-quarters of the game before a player plays a full game.  Because of the nature of the numbers of kids on a team, this may not be possible for every individual game. Exceptions to this policy include a player that is consistently late or not showing up for training sessions, being disruptive to the team, or being disrespectful to the coach, their teammates or their opponents. In cases such as this, the coach has the right to play that player only one-half of a game.

Q: Are scholarships available?
A: If you need assistance to cover a portion of the registration fees, please send an email to [email protected]

Q: Does RSC have soccer in the Spring?
A: Yes.  And usually in the Winter too, depending on gym availability.

Q: As a head coach, can I pick my assistant coach?
A: Yes. When you register, indicate you want to be a Head Coach. Your assistant needs to register as an Assistant Coach. As a head coach, you are allowed to pick the assistant coach – the assistant cannot pick the head coach.  Send your request to the Coach Administrator at [email protected]

Q: Can casts or braces be worn while playing or practicing?
A: No casts or splints are allowed at any time in a game or training session. This includes anything whose purpose is to prevent a bone or joint from moving. No player who recently had to wear a cast or splint can practice or participate in a game until the player has a signed release by their doctor and parents.

A brace, whose purpose is to protect a joint but allow movement may be allowed if in the opinion of the Referee, they are soft, like an Ace bandage, they are padded and they have no exposed sharp edges or exposed metal ribs which might catch another player.

Soccer is a contact support. We wish to ensure that it is safe for the players, their teammates, and their opponents. The Referee always has the final decision.

Q: What are the responsibilities for assistant coaches?
A: The duties of an assistant coach vary from team to team. Also, the number of parents that help out will also dictate the duties that are shared. Sometimes, the assistant coach is the one that runs most of the practices while the head coach focuses on the administrative aspects of the team. On most teams, the assistants are requested to attend as many practices as possible. For the safety of the children, 2 adults must be present at each practice.

It is critical that the head coach and assistant coach work out an arrangement that both suits them and maintains the best environment and enthusiasm level for the team. Some teams have their assistants because the head coach cannot attend all of the team functions. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Coach Administrator at [email protected]

Q: Who determines if a match should be abandoned?
A: The Referee assigned to the match has the responsibility for the safety of the players. If conditions arise that make continued play unsafe, the Referee will abandon the match.

Q: How do I find out of a game is canceled due to weather or unsafe fields?
A: Even if is raining, it is likely that the games will still be played, so unless you get the word, assume the game is on. Games are abandoned only when the conditions make it unsafe to play or the town requests that we do not play to prevent damage to the fields. If games are going to be canceled, you'll hear from your coach. They will be the first notified.

In the Winter, trainings are cancelled if the school is closed.

Q: What do we do if it rains?
A: See above question.  Assume the game will be played unless you hear otherwise. At the field, only the Referee has the ability to abandon (cancel) a match.

Q: When are RSC board meetings and are they open to the public?
A: Board meetings generally occur on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00 am and are open to anyone who wishes to attend. As the schedule periodically changes and the location varies, please contact our Regional Commissioner for details as to the next date and location as well as to receive the agenda ([email protected]).




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