News & Highlights



⚽ Looking for a competitive team for next Season? email registrar@rsasoccer.net

Recreational Soccer Registration for Fall 2022 closed June 10th!
Some age divisions are still open if space is still available.


7/1

Referee's needed! Great part time job for anyone at least 13 years old. Please pass on to anyone that may be interested.


Hello PCSA,


The new field clinics for 2023 have been approved by the State Referee Association for this next month (tomorrow!), July. Referees completing their online courses and finishing one of these three field clinics will receive a 2023 badge and be able to referee through December 2023!

Thanks to all of the clubs that invited us to tryouts to get the information into the parents and players hands. We made contact with over 250 people to get them the referee information. Please remember that referees must be 13 years of age at the time of testing, otherwise they will not be allowed into the program. USSF has made zero exceptions to this policy.


The FIELD clinics are 4 hours long and are as follows:

Saturday July 9th – Fircrest Community Center – Fircrest WA

Saturday July 16th – Heritage Recreation Center – Field A - Puyallup WA

Saturday July 30th – Tacoma Community College (Gig Harbor Campus) – Gig Harbor, WA


Please contact your players and let them know that NOW is the time to sign up on
https://www.wareferees.org/


Get the testing done, and then sign up for one of these three field clinics. We really need the clubs administration support in getting new referees.


Thank you again for all of your support of Pierce County players, coaches, and referees!


Scott Webster

PCSRA

Director of Referee Development



6/8

Flower Basket pickup is scheduled for June 13th 6:00-8:30 At Heritage Rec Center. We will be between Fields A and B.

9010 128th St E, South Hill

Thank you for supporting Rainier Soccer Alliance



5/27

Recreational Registration Deadline extended until June 10th!



3/31

Registration for Recreational Fall Soccer opens tomorrow!! Here is the registration link -

Fall 2022 RSA Union Recreational Soccer Registration!


RSA Futsal Skills & Games starts tomorrow! 6 weeks on Fridays starting April 1st - May 13th.

You can register here - RSA Futsal Registration


Saturday Skills Clinic
For more information click the following link -
Spring Skills Clinic RSVP


For any players interested in playing competitive soccer, registration for tryouts is open on the website for U10 and older. There is no cost to register for tryouts. Click here to register for tryouts.


If you are interested in coaching and would like more info, please feel free to email me registrar@rsasoccer.net for more information.



3/28

RSA Spring Futsal Skills & Games


Click Here to Registrar


Learn new skills each night focusing on the fundamentals. If you cannot control the ball, you cannot do much else in the game of soccer. Lots of fun!!


Futsal is offered to Boys and Girls ages 6 -15 yrs old.


Dates-

April 1st, April 8th, April 22th, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th


Ages 6-10 yrs old - 6:15-7:15pm

Ages 9-15 yrs old - 7:30-8:45pm


Location:

Zeiger Elementary School

13008 94th Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98373


3/26

Hello RSA Union Families,


Registration for Fall soccer opens April 1st!! It's almost time!


This spring RSA has a couple options for all players to get some touches on the ball.


RSA Spring Futsal Skills & Games Starts Friday April 1st

Registration will be open on the website starting Monday.


RSA Spring Skills Clinic

Saturdays starting April 2nd - RSVP Here


Also, RSA Elite tryouts will be coming up in mid May. Registration for tryouts is free and available now - Register for RSA Elite tryouts


There will be open kick arounds starting the beginning of May for any players who would like to come check out some RSA Elite sessions. Days & times will be posted on the website. No registration needed for open kick-arounds, just come on out!



3/17

Dear RSA Union Families-


Come join us on Saturdays in April at the RSA Rec Spring Skills Clinic. Players will be learning fundamental soccer techniques and playing small-sided games!

When - Saturdays in April

Cost - Free

Who - RSA Union Recreational players

Where - Dessi Evans Elementary

Address - 7911 144th St E, Puyallup, WA98375

Times/Ages -

U6-U8 Boys and Girls - 10-11am

U9-U10 Boys and Girls - 11:30-12:30pm

U11 and older Boys and Girls - 1-2pm

Please RSVP by clicking the link below-

Spring Skills Clinic RSVP


3/16
RSA Elite is hosting a flower basket fundraiser. Decorate your outdoor space while supporting RSA Elite. Pick-up date will be between 6/13 and 6/17 in the South Hill/Graham area. These are beautiful hanging baskets and will last all summer long with a little TLC.

https://farmraiser.com/campaigns/rainier-soccer-alliance-spring-hanging-basket-fundraiser

RSA Families please share share share with your friends and family. You can also like and share from the Rainier Soccer Alliance Facebook page! RSA Facebook Page


3/10
2022/2023 Coaching Registration open for all coaches.


Recreational Soccer Registration opens April 1st!


2/20
RSA Elite Tryout Registration open for all ages for the 2022/2023 Soccer Season.


1/31
RSA Boys U15-U19 Open Kick Arounds
Mon & Weds 5-6:30pm through Feb 16th
Invite your Friends
He
ritage Recreational Center Field A (turf)
9010 128th St E, Puyallup, WA 98373


1/30

RSA Elite Boys U16-U19 Tryouts

Saturday Feb 19th, 4:00-6:00pm &

Sunday Feb 20th, 9:30-11am

There is no cost to register for tryouts!

To register click the following link -

RSA Elite Tryout Registration


1/29 WYS Founder's Cup Updates-

Congratulations to the following teams for making it to the WYS Founders Cup Semi-Finals
RSA Elite G12 Black - Champio
ns!
U1
0 - 6pm Saturday 2/5 @ Starfire Field #9

RSA Elite G10 Black
U1
2 - 7:15pm Friday 2/4 @ Starfire Field #11N

RSA Elite B08 Black
U14 - 1pm Saturday 2/5 @ Starfire Field #3

Wish these teams good luck! Go RSA!!!

Congratulation to RSA Elite G08/09 Black on making it to Quarter Finals. 0-1 score - Great game!!

1/28
RSA AGM
Roundtable Pizza
16016 Meridian Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98375
6:30-8:30pm

1/8
It takes a village! Join our Team!!
Board positions come available at the AGM every year. If you are interested in becoming a member of the RSA board, please contact
secretary@rsasoccer.net and attend the AGM where board members are voted in.

Treasurer - Board Member
If interested in learning more please send your letter of interest to vp@rsasoccer.net.

Field Management
As you know it rains a lot in Washington. As such, we are always looking for people to help mark fields, move goals etc. This can be done at a specific field or you can be in charge of multiple fields. Please reach out to Joe for more information
doc@rsasoccer.net.

12/8

Thank you to all our RSA Families for a Great Fall Season! We look forward to seeing you all again next year. Registration for Fall Season will open April 1st.


Congratulations to RSA Union B05 Martinez as they will be playing in the Recreational Cup Semi Finals this weekend, Saturday 12/11 @ 3:30 Starfire Field 11. Wish them the best! Go RSA!!!

For some winter indoor soccer fun, check out RSA Friday Night Futsal this winter. More info can be found on the website, www.rsasoccer.net

Add us to your Amazon Smile to help supports players in need of financial assistance. A portion of all your amazon purchases is paid by Amazon to our club. It's a simple few clicks away - https://smile.amazon.com/ Enter South Hill Soccer Club as your Supported Charity.


9/25

A referee clinic has been scheduled on Saturday10/2 from 1-4:30pm at Fruitland Elementary with Pierce County Soccer Referees Association. Any referee candidates can register and pay their fees at this website: https://www.wareferees.org/

After registration, they can complete their online lessons (18 need to complete SafeSport also) and then they can access the clinics to make their choice. Online portion needs to be complete by 9/30.

The clinics are shortened to 3 ½ hours on the field. The field clinics have a maximum capacity of 32 candidates.

Referee shortages are happening sport wide and nationwide. For comparison;

In 2016, Washington State had 6,020 registered soccer referees at all levels

In 2019 (pre Covid), Washington State had 5,681 registered soccer referees at all levels

As of June 2021, Washington State has 2,600 registered soccer referees at all levels

It is critical that we find players and parents that can step up, get registered, and get out on the field enforcing safety and fair play to our players. It is also a great way to make some extra money!!

Please share with anyone that could potentially be interested in becoming a referee.


9/11

PCSA Members,

Wanted to wish; Players, Teams, Parents, Coaches, Referees, Board Members and Fans a great 2021 Fall Kickoff Weekend and season!

Appreciate everyone behind the scenes and on the front lines for all the work every club has done to get soccer back on the pitch for our youth.

Always feel free to call with any questions.


Best!

Curt

PCSA




Hello SSUL Coaches and Team Managers,

Welcome to our Fall 2021 soccer season! We're providing this summary information to help everyone get ready for games beginning this weekend (September 11-12). These reminders from the Coach’s Meeting will help ensure the season runs smoothly from the first game check-in to the final whistle.


Game Day Rosters

Everyone's game day rosters in Affinity should be complete and accurate. Please print, then verify that everyone that might play in the game appears on the roster.

  • Please let your club registrar know about any discrepancies.

  • Print 2 game day rosters prior to each game and bring them with you to give to the referee.

  • Game day rosters can only be printed 3 days prior to game date and includes opposing roster information.

  • Instructions for Printing a Game Day Roster


Player Cards (U11 and above only)

Everyone on your SSUL spring roster should have a player card (including coaches). Note: Player cards are not required for U9 and U10 teams

  • New cards should be created for your team for the Fall 2021-2022 season. Photos will need to be attached and the cards laminated.

  • If you don't have a Player Card for all of the players on your game day roster, please contact your club or association registrar to generate these for you.

  • Bring player cards to every game.

NOTE: Teams that are unable to provide valid Game Day Rosters and corresponding Player Cards per our SSUL Operating Procedures may risk possible forfeiture of games

Score and Game Reporting

After each game, access Affinity to enter game score and any disciplinary action (red or yellow cards) that occurred during the game for both teams.


Sportsmanship

Please treat players, coaches, and referees as you would want to be treated yourself. When leading by 5 or more goals, keep scores down and challenge your players in other ways.

Sideline behavior is your responsibility. All comments from the sidelines are expected to be positive and supportive of the players, coaches, and officials. Remind player families that their responsibility is to enjoy watching their child play. If you require support in this effort, please let us know.

Here are a couple of things to reflect on ahead of your game.

  • Be patient with your players and keep your coaching positive. This is recreational soccer and we are here to play the game and have fun!

  • Be respectful and grateful of your referees. They are a rare thing right now and they are people! They are doing their best and nobody is perfect. They are likely from our local community, young refs might even be players in your club, and deserve our respect.

  • Be respectful of your opponent. Make sure you talk to your opposing coach and get alignment on rules, sideline, and how you might handle if the score get’s lopsided.

  • Set the expectations with your parents around sideline behavior. The parents and spectators represent your team and this club. If you haven’t told your parents in person you can send them an email. You as the head coach are responsible for the behavior of your player’s parents and spectators. Here are a couple of topics of points to make.

    • Cheer on their kids and make it positive! Leave the coaching to the coach.

    • Parents and spectators should not comment or say anything to a referee and how they are calling a game. Period. Leave that engagement to the coach to handle.

    • Do not engage with negative comments you might hear from opposing team’s spectators. Let the coach know and they can let the opposing head coach know.

    • Do not say anything negative towards the opposing players or their spectators.


Goal Differential Guidance

To support a positive experience for all teams, coaches are expected to encourage fair play and sportsmanship on match day. This includes being aware of the score and making adjustments in order to maintain a maximum goal differential of 6. Coaches will contact the SSUL Operations Committee any time there is a score line that exceeds 6 goals and provide an explanation as well as plans for addressing recurrences in subsequent matches. SSUL administrators will follow up with non-compliant coaches and clubs.


WYS and Valor Return to Play Policy Update >>> New

Washington Youth Soccer updated their game day protocols and safety plan in advance of fall league play. Their document can be found HERE. Make sure you are fully versed on protocols, please. Here are the key points in simple terms:

  • Players and coaches are not required to wear a mask outdoors.

  • Coaches should keep a physical distance from players (at least 6 feet) as much as possible.

  • No huddles, hand shakes, fist bumps or other 'in close' contact aside from the play itself.

  • Player backpacks and other gear should be kept separated as much as possible.

  • If a player or coach tests positive they must quarantine for 10 days.

  • The player or coach who tests positive is not allowed to return without medical clearance from a physician.

  • If the player or coach who tests positive has been in contact with his or her Valor team (or any other) in the last 48 hours the team will be notified (player identity kept anonymous).

  • If a player or coach tests positive the reminder of the team will continue all activities (with a fill-in coach if needed).


We hope you all have a great season! Please keep us updated on ways we can improve SSUL for you and all teams participating.

Thank You,

SSUL


6/27
Due to extreme heat, there will be no training Monday, June 28th or Tuesday, June 29th

5/18

Governor Inslee announced on May 13 that all counties would progress to Phase 3 as of May 18, with the goal of full reopening by June 30. For more information on the Roadmap to Recovery, see the original announcement. Updated sporting guidelines were released on March 22.


Facial Coverings:

    • Soccer players are allowed to remove facial coverings for competitions.

    • Facial coverings must be worn by athletes when training or when not actively competing in a game or match against another team or when on the bench waiting to play. Coaches, trainers, and officials must wear face coverings at all times, UNLESS they are fully vaccinated.

    • Officials and referees are allowed remove their facial coverings if officiating requires them to run in the field of play.

***Masks are required for all coaches, players & spectators through May 18th.****

Tryouts Happening In May - Check the tryout schedule and get registered. There is no cost to register for tryouts.

Recreational and Tryout Registration OPEN as of April 1st for the upcoming Fall Season!

Welcome to our new website. We hope that you will find it more user friendly!!! /