Rainier Soccer Alliance is a Washington registered non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to the development of youth soccer. Rainier Soccer Alliance, (Puyallup Soccer Union & RSA Elite) have been working with youth soccer players for over 40 years in Puyallup and the surrounding communities. Our program consists of Recreational U6-U19 (RSA Union), and Competitive (RSA Elite) teams.
RSA will follow Washington Youth Soccers Return to Play Guidelines. In addition to WYS guidelines, RSA Return to Play plan of action is such as follows-
No signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have no known exposure to someone that has been ill in 14 days.
Have no above normal temperature readings; temperature checks should not be conducted by staff but by players and their families prior to attending training.
Player and coach to wear face coverings before and after training.
Upon arrival to training, coaches or staff should ask each athlete if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If the athlete has any signs or symptoms of COVID19, they should be sent home and instructed to contact their healthcare provider as soon as possible.
Every player and coach will use hand sanitizer upon arrival & exit of the field.
Each player will be responsible to bring and take home their own equipment.
Sanitize all equipment, balls & pinnies after each use.
Parents to remain off the field.
During Phase 2 Training sessions will consist of small groups of 5 or fewer with social distance practiced among players & coaches.
Avoid any activities that may require direct or indirect contact between athletes.
No high 5's, hand shakes, or group celebration - consider alternatives.
Separate entrance and exits to allow for proper social distancing.
Report any illness or known contact with a positive COVID19 case to the club in order to properly communicate to those who had been in contact.
RSA has been working with (and will continue to work with) our national and state affiliates (United States Youth Soccer Association and WA Youth Soccer Association respectively), trusted advisors from our medical community as well as our local and state governments to develop guidelines for the return-to-play, and to ensure we are in compliance with all regulations.
With COVID phase 2 modifications soccer is RSA Elite teams will be starting June 22nd. Recreational teams will be starting as early as July 20th. Hopefully our county will be in Phase 3 by then which will allow a more normal style of soccer practice.
Registration for 2020/21 Fall Season is Open
Registration will remain open until teams are full.
Players and Coaches can register through the following link -
Any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The best part about juggling is that you can do it almost anywhere and all it takes is YOU and YOUR BALL!!
What is Juggling?
Juggling is the act of keeping the ball off the ground. For soccer players, this means using any part of your body (laces, thigh, chest and head) to maintain control of the ball in the air without using your HANDS!! If you haven't juggled before, try the following: Hold the ball out in front of yourself. Now, drop the ball onto either your laces or thigh, and knock it back into your hands. Once you get a feel for this, try to do it two or three times in a row without using your hands!
Juggling can significantly improve your game in many different ways, builds muscle memory and will keep your heart rate up. Your touch on the ball is vital to the game of soccer. If you can juggle the ball consistently, you are more likely to be consistent when receiving and distributing the ball in games. It's a great way for you to learn how the ball reacts to different touches and surfaces. Juggling can also improve your confidence on the ball - not to mention, it is fun!!!
So let the JUGGLING BEGIN!!
This is what you do-
Count your juggles. Post it to social media with a #wearersaelite and #rsajuggleclub
Email either a link to your video or the video to email@example.com. In the subject list: Coach and Team Name, your name, your age and the number of juggles to earn your bracelet.
There are 8 DIFFERENT COLOR BRACELETS AND YOU CAN EARN EACH ONE!!
20 - Black
40 - Blue
50 - Yellow
75 - Lime
100 - Pink
150 - White
200 - Gray
250 - Gold
*Bracelets avail while supplies last. Open to all RSA players.
Check out this video online which breaks down the best way to start and gives you some tips.
** Please note that RSA doesn’t own the rights to this video and it is being shared for educational purposes only.
Wishing you all the best during the coming weeks,
Your RSA Board,
Chrissy, Ali, Katie and Chris
Want to brag about your player or your team? Have a fundraiser you would like the club to support? Send your info to Paige our Social Media Coordinator.
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