2022 RSA News & Updates
Happy Holidays to all the RSA Families! Wishing you all a safe and peaceful holiday season!
Nominate for Sportsmanship Award
Please complete our brief Sportsmanship Survey by Dec 24th, to help us highlight great sportsmanship this fall. Only 5 short questions to recognize teams you played with notable sportsmanship. Please click on link above and complete asap. SSUL Recognition Night @ Tacoma Stars
Please join us on January 14th for the SSUL Recognition Night at the Tacoma Stars for pro arena soccer at ShoWare Center in Kent. The night includes:
Free tickets for award winning coaches and players
Discounted tickets for all families and friends
March on field for all SSUL teams
Awards on the field of 1st and 2nd place teams for all divisions
Recognition on the field of top SSUL sportsman teams
Thrilling pro arena soccer game
Player tickets - Coordinated by team coach or manager. They need to confirm with Brian and Abby how many players they are bringing so Brian can have free tickets at door for them. And SSUL winners, runners up, and sportsmanship award teams all celebrated on field at half-time!
Family tickets - Link at https://bit.ly/Stars_SSUL (also via link or SQR on flyer)
Detailed purchase instructions:
Click on the link. Type in the password "SSUL".
Select Section 107.Choose your seats and click "ADD TO CART".
Recheck seats and click "PROCEED TO CHECKOUT".
From there they can become a new user or put in their information if they have bought before.
Choose your ticket delivery method.Protect or decline protection your tickets.
Put in your payment info and complete your order.
Community Membership Builder
Congratulations to RSA Union B05 Martinez - Recreational Cup Champions 2022 & 2021!!!
See photo on RSA homepage www.rsasoccer.net
Training will be canceled tonight due to increasing snow and dropping temperatures. Our apologies for the last minute notice! The weather has changed drastically over the past hour. The safety of our players is our main concern.
Everyone stay home safe & warm if you can!
Air quality in the area continues to remain high in the area. All practices tonight are canceled at all locations.
Coaches - Please communicate with your team through your normal process to make sure everyone gets the notice.
RSA is watching the air quality today. We will make a determination for practices tonight at 4pm. The air quality can change quickly. Lets hope for improvement throughout the day today. Watch for an update around 4pm today.
PCSA follows the guidelines set by the state using information from the Department of Ecology for the state of Washington. Click on the below link for the different categories and their descriptions. If the air quality reaches 151, all play should stop immediately. When the air quality is 150 or lower, it is at the parent's discretion if their player participates.
To monitor current air quality, click on the below link and enter the zip code for the location of your game/activity. If you scroll down, you will also see the forecast for the air quality for the zip code entered. Tomorrow, the forecast for the Puyallup zip code of 98371 (WPFC's complex falls in this zip code) is 102.
If a reschedule is necessary, please work with the opposing coach to coordinate a day that works for both teams. If it's a home game, please email email@example.com with that change request.
It's fundraiser time! Order your Holiday Poinsettia's and Greenery now to enjoy over the holidays. Please share with your family, friends & coworkers. Let's meet our goal! Go RSA!
RSA Fundraiser - Click Here to View & Order
RSA Picture Day
4:58p to 632pm
5:01pm to 6:32pm
All Teams have an assigned time.
Follow up w/ your Coach or Team Manager
If your team opted out of picture day you may still come on your own. Arrive anytime on Mon and Wed.
Picture are PRE ORDERED ONLINE ONLY:
Online Order form:
1. THIS EMAIL CONTAINS INSTRUCTIONS IN PREPARING FOR PHOTO DAY.
2. COACH – Photo ordering instructions are INCLUDED this email.
3. PHOTO ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS ARE ALSO ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL
4. Will you please forward this information to your parents asap???
5. There are multiple attachments to this email with more information.
photo schedule listed below
will begin @ 4:00 pM
It is very important that we keep on schedule.
Please, please, please if your scheduled time does not work for your team or if you need any type Of adjustment please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We will be more than happy to work with you. Do not make any Changes to the schedule without contacting Star images. We keep the master schedule accurate by making changes at our end so it does not effect others.
COACH - If you decide not to do photos you might let your parents who ordered photos know your decision and star images. We deal with many upset parents who order photos but the occasional coach decides not to show up for photo day without communicating with their families. Please let your families and Star Image know about your decision. email@example.com
Please be ready 10-15 minutes early. Your photo time is when your team should be in front of the camera not your arrival time. Arrive early and as soon as your team is ready, we will work with you.
We photograph your team first then individuals so we have to wait until everyone on the team is present before beginning. As soon as your team is ready, we will begin to take your photos.
Everyone in complete uniform jerseys tucked in, shoes tied, and looking great ? ? ? ? ?
Attached is a roster form. we need a name list of your team members so that we can keep track of the image numbers and who the images belong to. Please print out and complete the attached “roster sign up”. If these can be completed prior to their team photo time it will expedite the process.
All photo ordering is completed online. There are no photo order forms available on photo day. Please make sure everyone is aware of the deadline for ordering contained in the attached document.
coach... we really appreciate your assistance.
Hello RSA Union Coaches -
As we start off the fall season, here is some important info-
Player cards not required for U6-U10
U11-U12 rec teams should have player cards printed. Starting week 2, all PCSA games will have the ‘Print Roster’ option on the schedules which will print player cards onto the game day sheet. You will need to be logged in to view.
Recreational teams U13 and older will have player cards printed on their weekly game day rosters. Games day rosters are printed from the schedules. You will need to be logged in to have access to the ‘Print Roster’ button on the schedule.
If photos are not printed for cards, a 1x1 head shot can be cut out of any photo and laminated onto card. No signature required. Self laminating sheets are easy to use.
RSA Elite player cards required for NPSL
Any RSA Union teams needing any other uniform size swap or remaining pieces that still need to be pick up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSDSC Rec teams will NOT have our club uniforms this weekend as our supplier did not get them out in time. They are encouraging our teams to wear dark blue/navy tops as well as to wear last years club uniform if individual players have them. Because of this, many our teams will not have tops with numbers but all teams U11 and above will have their player cards.
Washington United just received their uniforms in today. Not sure all teams will pick them up today, so they could be in the same situation as LSDSC teams.
We already have fairly good ref coverage for games this weekend already. There are some games that still need refs assigned. Scott our Pierce County Ref Assignor is trying really hard to get all games covered. If referees are not present for the game the teams will agree to a referee or split the referee
Here the link to the RSA Schedules page -
RSA Schedule Page
9/10-9/11 Air Quality Concerns
Bad air quality is expected in the region this weekend. It could mainly be up north, but unpredictable at this point. Air quality could become unhealthy for outdoor activity. I will be watching our home field areas. Away teams will likely be watching theirs. If questions regarding away game air quality, it is best to get in contact with the away team coach. Air Quality can be found here www.arinow.gov
If a reschedule is necessary, please work with opposing coach to coordinate a day that works for both teams. If it's a home game, please email me with that change request. Let's hope it does not come to that.
Good luck to everyone this weekend & season!
The Seattle Sounders is holding their Youth Soccer Night on September 27th.
If you and your team (10 people minimum) want to go, you can contact Conner Grant, listed below to purchase tickets. Your team will be entered into a raffle to win an on field experience as well.
Conner Grant is the direct contact, feel free to email him with questions.
Tuesday, September 27th 7PM
Minimum of 10 to qualify as a group
$23 bleacher seats (originally $29)
When you book a group you will be entered to win a group experience on the field. (1 team will win this experience)
(Most on field experiences have a max capacity of 20)
The price will change to the normal $29 group rate after September 9th.
If you have any questions you can email me or call my office number which is below in my signature.
Group Sales Executive,
Seattle Sounders FC
Hey RSA coaches.
I'm super excited to see your kids playing games and enjoying soccer this coming weekend! Your families are excited, too. Some are old hands at youth soccer and ready for the season. Others are new to this and probably a little nervous about what they are expected to do.
If you haven't done so already, now is a good time to reach out to all of your families and let them know your expectations. Little things you might take for granted they may not.
How early do you want them at the field before the game? How early do you call the team the together to start warmups? Does your team have a communications network for arranging carpools? Do you have any policies or habits they ought to know about how you substitute or how often? Do you want them to always to bring the other jersey, just in case? A lot of things might be simple and common-sense things, but if you put them in writing and communicate them, it lets parents know you are thinking of them.
There will be no practice Monday, 9/5 Labor Day.
Hoping everyone has a happy & safe holiday weekend!
Recreational League Schedules should be finalized from the leagues tomorrow. The schedule will have your home away games posted and the dates. The times and exact locations will be posted by home clubs as they confirm the field times. The first couple weeks should be posted by the end of this week. The rest will slowly be posted over the next couple of weeks. League schedules can be found on the RSA website under the schedules tab.
Uniforms should be arriving this week. Please watch for an email as early as Wednesday for pick up time & location. They will be bundled by teams and need to be picked up by a coach or a team representative.
U13 and older - For coaches who missed the SSUL Fall Coaches Meeting on 8/24, SSUL posted the video recording. Here is the link - https://sites.google.com/ssul.org/ssul/home
Picture day sign up will also be coming soon. There will be a link sent out where coaches can sign up for a time around their game schedule. Parents will also receive a link where they can place their orders online. Both links will be sent out, so watch for those as well.
For the coaches who missed the SSUL Coaches Meeting on 8/24, SSUL posted the video recording from the 8/24 Fall 2022 coaches meeting. Here is the link - https://sites.google.com/ssul.org/ssul/home
Player cards will be printed this weekend for players U10 and older. If your player still needs a photo in their player account, can you please upload a photo. You can upload a headshot by logging in through Member Log In on the RSA website www.rsasoccer.net. Member log in can be found on the bottom on the left hand menu. If the menu is not visible click the 3 bars or 3 dots on the top to open the menu. Some browsers view differently.
Any photo will work. You can also zoom in on any photo to make it a head shot.
Uniform pick up will likely be the last week in Aug, on Mon & Weds, times tbd, location - Heritage Rec Center
Due to the high heat tonight and tomorrow night, there will be a modified training schedule with only 1 hours sessions with at least 4 breaks within the hour. Please keep an eye on your players and give extra hydration breaks as needed.
The WGBT is close to the cancel practice point, however not showing over at this point. There are still some precautions that must be taken which include a 1 hour maximum training time, at least 4 breaks each hour for at least 4 minutes.
Please communicate with your teams so that players are not waiting out in the heat longer than needed for pick up after training.
Due to the high heat and increasing humidity, all practices will be canceled for the Weds and Thurs this week. The WBGT is showing Extreme Conditions and is considered unsafe for training outdoors.
Referee's needed! Great part time job for anyone at least 13 years old. Please pass on to anyone that may be interested.
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!
Director of Referee Development
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
Recreational Registration Deadline extended until June 10th!
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
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
Zeiger Elementary School
13008 94th Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98373
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!
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
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
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.
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
2022/2023 Coaching Registration open for all coaches.
Recreational Soccer Registration opens April 1st!
RSA Elite Tryout Registration open for all ages for the 2022/2023 Soccer Season.
RSA Boys U15-U19 Open Kick Arounds
Mon & Weds 5-6:30pm through Feb 16th
Invite your Friends
Heritage Recreational Center Field A (turf)
9010 128th St E, Puyallup, WA 98373
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 - Champions!
U10 - 6pm Saturday 2/5 @ Starfire Field #9
RSA Elite G10 Black
U12 - 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!!
16016 Meridian Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98375
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 News & Updates
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.