Welcome to RFC Grassroots/Rep Program!
Grassroots is the base from which all rep programs in Ontario are built . Our Grassroots teams develop through year round training and participating in competitions at the District Level. Our Grassroots teams participate in South West Region Soccer League, run by South West Region Soccer Association. Our U13 and up Rep teams participate in the South West Region Soccer League or the Regional level soccer league, dependent on team performance and admission criteria.
Rockwood FC fields Grassroots teams U8-12 and Rockwood FC Rep teams U13-21 based on interest and resources.
Message from Rockwood FC Technical Director – Former Pro Player Aaron ‘Azza’ Kerr
I will be spending 24 weeks with every team indoors leading these sessions with our coaches implementing the system I have been using in the Elite program. Our training follows guidelines as set out by the CSA, focuses on knowledge,cognitive understanding, skills development and a total understanding of this game. All players will receive an education at RFC that rivals any club at any level in Canadian soccer. This past year RFC has had 3 teams promoted; invitations from national academies to partner with us; 9 players invited to the Ontario Provincial tryouts and 2 to TFC Academy tryouts.
My full-time position as Technical Director is going to allow RFC to move to the next steps in the evolution of player excellence and development and I am so excited for the changes this coming season and to be working with all of RFC’s Coaches, Players and Parents.
––––– Aaron ‘Azza’ Kerr
Included in your 2019-2020 Grassroots and Rep Fees:
Uniforms and Equipment
|Player Kit Adidas Home||jersey/shorts/socks|
|Player Kit Adidas Away||jersey/shorts/socks|
|GoalKeeper Kit||budget given to team|
|Equipment provided for team use(remains with club)||Coach bag with pinnies/cones or discs/game balls
Team practice balls and pug nets
|Team Training Winter||November to May team training led by Technical Director/LTPD Coordinator at Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Center|
|Team/Futsal Winter||November to May team training led by dedicated, certified coaches/LTPD Coordinator in a local school gym|
|Goal Keeper Training||Fridays 6pm at RDAPC-program designed by former pro keeper Aaron Kerr|
|Classroom Sessions Winter U13 and up||3 sessions over the winter led by Technical Director|
|NOTE:||additional training as decided by the Team Officials|
|Team Training Summer Outdoors Mid May-September||twice a week on a field/training space|
|U9-12 Games||once a week May to beginning of September as determined by District League, including mid season District Festivals|
|U13 and up Games||12-16 games May to September, year end Cup playdowns/finals September as determined by District or Regional League depending on team placement|
|Rep Summer Camp Week||Full Day Camp focusing on rep player development ($90 ) led by Technical Director/LTPD Coordinator|
|Player/Team||Outdoor player registration fee
Outdoor team registration fee
Team Photo and Individual Photo
Team permits(Application to Travel, Exhibition games…etc)
|Club Operations||Ref Courses/Ref Fees
Coach Courses(Coaches reimbursed 100% for courses upon completion of course, with 2 year commitment)
Volunteer Background Checks
|LATE PAYMENT FEE||+$25|
|DIVISION||DEPOSIT UPON ACCEPTANCE||PAYMENT 1 NOV 15||PAYMENT 2 JAN 31|
Club apparel like track suits and bags are available at an extra cost(can be covered by fundraising or sponsorships)
Teams set their own sponsorship rates, and monies collected are 100% for team use under the Club financial guidelines.
Tournaments are not included, with the exception of the season end District Cup and the Regional Kick Off Cup