FAQ's

General

  • What do you have to do as a volunteer?
  • When does the season start?
  • Are we playing today? It's raining... / There's lightning ...
  • What happens if my child is hurt while playing?
  • Recreational League Information

  • When are Recreational (House League) teams formed?
  • How will I know which team my child is on?
  • Who is my child's coach for this year?
  • When does the Recreational (House League) season start?
  • When is the Soccer and Fitness Festival this year?
  • Where can I find the schedule for the Soccer and Fitness Festival?
  • Winter Development Program

  • What is the Winter Development Program all about?
  • When does the Winter Development Program start?
  • How much does the Winter Development Program (WDP) cost?
  • Coaching

  • I would like to become a Recreational (House League) coach. What do I have to do?
  • I would like to become a Competitive team coach. What do I have to do?
  • Will the Club train me to become a coach?
  • What do you have to do as a volunteer?

    There are many positions available if you want to be a volunteer:

    • Coach a Recreational (House League) or Competitive team (the Club will even provide training!)
    • Be a team manager, help out at the many venues at SoccerFest
    • Our Office Administrator can also use assistance particularly during Registration time
    • And if you have new ideas and want to help move the Club forward, volunteer to be an Executive
    • Earn your $25 volunteer fee back after 4 hours of approved work
    • And students can earn Community Service volunteer hours!

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    When does the season start?

    The first games for the Recreational league starts at 6 PM on the Victoria Day Monday in May. For the start day this year see Important Dates.

    The Competitive leagues may have different start dates and these can be found at www.ersl.ca.

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    Are we playing today? It's raining... / There's lightning ..

    The Club has developed an Accident Management Policy that includes what to do should there be inclement weather. In general, games are not cancelled due to rain. However, if there is lightning or if the humidex is high, the policy is applied.

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    What happens if my child is hurt while playing?

    The Club is committed to ensuring a safe playing environment for all members. However, accidents do happen. The Accident Management Policy provides information on what to do in case of an accident on the field.

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    When are Recreational (House League) teams formed?

    RUSC begins forming the recreational league teams immediately after the close of early registration in the middle of April. Players registering on or after April 1 will be placed on a waiting list pending completion of the first round of team formations.

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    How will I know which team my child is on?

    During the month of April, RUSC will begin forming the recreational league teams. Once the teams are formed, a coach will be selected and the coach will advise you as to which team your child will be on. Occasionally there are last minute changes to team rosters. If there are any changes you will be advised accordingly.

    Starting in May an updated link will be added to help you identify your child’s team and coach.

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    Who is my child's coach for this year?

    Once the teams are formed by RUSC, a coach will be selected. The coach will be given a team roster including parent contact information and the coach will be requested to notify you at least two weeks prior to the start of the season.

    Starting in May an updated link will be added to help you identify your child’s team and coach

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    When does the Recreational (House League) season start?

    You can find the start and end dates for the soccer season by clicking on Important Dates

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    When is the Soccer and Fitness Festival this year?

    You can find the start and end dates for the soccer season by clicking on Important Dates

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    Where can I find the schedule for the Soccer and Fitness Festival?

    You can find the schedule on the SoccerFest page

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    What is the Winter Development Program (WDP) all about?

    The Club has a Winter Development Program for players from 5 years old to 17 years old. There are typically three groups: Group 1 from 5 to 9 years old, Group 2 from 10 to 12 years old and Group 3 from 13 to 17 years old. The concept is to develop skills-based players through 60 minutes of drills and scrimmages. Because the program is held in a gymnasium, RUSC uses futsal balls which have very little bounce and which are good for developing foot skills.

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    When does the Winter Development Program (WDP) start?

    The Fall Session of the WDP starts in early to mid-October and runs for about twenty (20) sessions to the end of March (minus any holidays).

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    What is the registration cost for the Winter Development Program (WDP)?

    The registration costs for the Fall and Winter sessions can be found on the Registration tab typically by the end of August.

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    I would like to become a Recreational (House League) coach. What do I have to do?

    To become a Recreational league coach, all you have to do is log in to the Club’s online registration system and click on “Volunteer” in the menu on the left. To assist the Club, we would appreciate it if the application is made as soon as possible once registration starts in January.

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    I would like to become a Competitive team coach. What do I have to do?

    To become a Competitive team coach, all you have to do is complete the Competitive Team Head Coach Form and submit it to RUSC. To assist the Club, we would appreciate it if the form is submitted prior to the start of registration in January.

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    Will the Club train me to become a coach?

    For all who wish to become coaches for either a Recreational or Competitive team, RUSC has implemented a Coach Development Program. The Program is five sessions held once a month from November January through May. For the first 15 people to register for this Program, RUSC will provide a $20 credit for each session attended and a. At the end of a full season of coaching, RUSC will reimburse credit the coach’s account for the total value of credits earned.

    For those wishing to become a Competitive team coach, the Ontario Soccer Association requires that Competitive team coaches hold the relevant certificates. Coaches are requested to submit applications to attend the course to RUSC and upon approval by RUSC the coaches will be refunded the course fees. Note that due to the cost of hosting the courses, RUSC reimburses its coaches for courses held in other locales. Also note that due to the popularity of the courses, space is hard to come by and coaches requiring certification should apply to the RUSC as part of their RUSC Head Coach application.

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