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Off the Post Issue 2

By DOC Gwynne Williams, 11/14/18, 7:27AM PST



November 2018


This is the second edition of “OFF THE POST” RSA’s monthly newsletter.


A number of you emailed me expressing positive feedback on last months first shot at a monthly newsletter. Thank you for your kind words and constructive criticism.


Again we hope  “OFF THE POST” will capture points of interest and good video to help you make the playing experience of your child more enjoyable.

I simply write a brief overview of the article or video and if it sparks your interest to know more on the subject, just click on the (Read More) link to read the full article or watch the video. Maybe you’ll want to read all we offer, its up to you.


Your feedback and criticism will be gratefully received.

Maybe you could suggest a topic or a question that you would like to know more about.

If you do nothing else please click the “YouTube” link below and watch this short video.

Thank you,

Gwynne Williams—Director of Soccer


Phone 561.512.9713


On behalf of the Board of Directors, Team Managers and Coaches we hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Here you go!


Video – “My Magic Sports Kit” Please watch this video from England. It will make you think and we hope bring out the real magic of sport.


Video –  As coaches we encourage our players to touch the ball and juggle. Check out just how good you can become with a ball.


“Coaches Spotlight- Meet Heather Cato (READ MORE)


“Coaches Spotlight - Meet Neil Megson” (READ MORE)


“Don’t let the car ride kill youth soccer”

A must read for all parents. Parents that are well intentioned fall into this trap.



“Parents Perspective”

After a brief conversation at the beginning of a game I asked one of our fathers if he would like to put his thoughts into a letter for the club to read. Here it is. It is well written and I hope it makes you view your child’s game differently. (READ MORE)


The Doctor’s Corner

Each month we offer medical advice/articles from doctors’ or medical professionals. This month we present an “Overuse Injuries” article. In sport injuries are inevitable. Understanding the injuries and being able to prevent them is important. (READ MORE)



Location: Puyallup High School Library

105 7th St SW, Puyallup, WA 98371

This seminar series is exclusive for RSA Elite High School Girls 04’-01’ teams.

#3) Wednesday, November 28 @ 7:30pm - Importance of Academics: Eligibility, Aid, & Scholarships

#4) Wednesday, December 12 @ 7:30pm - Parents Role In Recruiting


Center of Excellence

Even though your League is winding down the training doesn’t have to stop. Under the direction of Coach Gordon Hill your player can continue to develop his/hers individual skills.  


Location - Heritage Field A

Address - 9010 128th St E, Puyallup, WA 98373

Boys and Girls

Under 10s:  6:00pm to 7:30pm

Under 14s:  7:30pm to 9:00pm

FRIDAY'S 12/14, 12/21,  OFF 12/28, 1/04, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25

To Register click here


FRIDAY 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

To Register Click Here -


RSA AGM - SAVE THE DATE 1/24/19 Location and Time TBD.

Board member positions up for Election are President and Treasurer. All interested applicants can send their resume to myself at

Also please note that ALL teams get 1 vote. So start the conversation and select a representative to your cast your teams ballot. More details to come in December.



Stop Press!

RSA night with the Tacoma Stars will be December 1st. This is the opening game of the indoor season and will be a fun event. We hope everyone will come out and experience a professional indoor game. Details will be distributed by your Team Manager.


Next years team summer camps.

June 24th through 27th for birth years 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

August 19th through 22nd Girls aged 2007 and older.

August 26th through 29th Boys aged 2007 and older.

More details to follow.


Keep the ball rolling:

Gwynne Williams

Director of Soccer

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