RFSC Spring/Summer Competitive Program runs from April through July. Training for this program typically begins around the first week of January with Indoor training sessions. Indoor training sessions are open to all those who have registered for the Summer Competitive Program.
Spring/Summer Competitive teams will be created annually (January) based on the participants who have registered by the specified registration date set forth by the RFSC. The club will create teams based on US Youth Soccer Birth Year Mandate.
Below is the 2016 Fall & 2017 Spring age group.
You will choose your player's age group dependent on their birthyear.
U9 - 2009
U10 - 2008
U11 - 2007
U12 - 2006
U13 - 2005
U14 - 2004
U15 - 2003
U16 - 2002
U17 - 2001
U18 - 2000
Team rosters are finalized by the second week of March. Coaches will be in contact with their teams by the last week in March.
In addition to Summer/Fall Registration Fees, teams for which the club can’t provide a qualified volunteer coach, the club will hire a paid coach. For teams that are assigned a paid coach there will be additional dues owed by each member of the team to cover the coach’s salary, travel costs and additional winter training expenses such as indoor training space.
River Falls Soccer Club traveling program is designed to provide players opportunities for play competitive soccer. Traveling soccer demands more commitment than recreational soccer and with that comes the benefits of quality coaches, team atmosphere, year round training and much more.
River Falls Soccer Club has competitive teams in both Spring/Summer & Fall and competes in the MYSA (Minnesota Youth Soccer Association).
We typically have girls and boys teams from 9-14 yrs. old. From time to time we do field teams beyond 14 yrs. old
In our younger groups U9/10, the focus is still on developing our players and fair playing time to the best of our ability. In the event that multiple teams are needed at this age level, the club and coaches will distribute talent to the best of our ability.
Once you reach the U11 age group and beyond, this is strictly competitive play and not fair playing time. In the event of multiple team formation, there may be tryouts to create different level teams (C1,C2,C3).
River Falls Soccer Club is focusing on improving our quality and skill level of the youth in Western Wisconsin. Our goal is to develop teams and give them the opportunity to improve their classification and ranking over time. To accomplish this, it takes a strong commitment and joint effort from our players, coaches, parents and the club to improve the quality of our club.
This session starts practicing in early April (about 2 times per week). Games run from early May to the end of July. The games are either played on our home fields at Golfview or in the east metro.
Game night pairings are Monday / Wednesday or Tuesday / Thursday. If you would like further information on what night your child plays, please visit the MYSA website and check out the “Leagues” heading at the top of the page.
Fall League practices start at the end of August. Games run from early September to the end of October. Games are played Saturday and or Sunday afternoons or evenings.
The games are either played on our home fields at Golfview or in the east metro.
Tournaments provide an excellent opportunity for additional play in a competitive atmosphere, and can be a fun, rewarding experience for players and parents, alike. While we encourage participation in tournaments throughout the summer and fall seasons, individual teams will be responsible for all associated entry fees and expenses. Many tournament options exist and registration costs typically range from $200-$400 per team, depending on age and competition level. Your coach or team manager will have more information regarding tournament options as the seasons progress.
U11 and above can play in the district playoffs and state tournament if eligible.
River Falls Soccer Club has a limited refund policy. Refunds for fees paid for registration in the RFSC traveling program are refundable in the following circumstances:
1. A player cannot be placed on a team due to a lack of coach or insufficient numbers on the team (100% refund)
2. Written notice of the intent to withdraw from the RFSC traveling program at least 48 hours before the start of organized RFSC team activities (100% refund minus non-refundable league fees)
3. A player sustains an injury and is directed by a doctor not to participate on or before half of the scheduled games for the season (50% refund). The doctor's instructions must accompany a written request for a refund.
RFSC acknowledges there may be other extenuating circumstances not covered by the above situations. For those unique situations, any person requesting a refund must do so in writing to the club president and traveling director. The board will evaluate the refund request on an individual basis and make a determination on what, if any, refund will be given If a refund is permitted, it will likely be adjusted for non-refundable league fees, administrative fees, and any other appropriate costs.