Rockwood FC- Who Are We?

Rockwood FC has been a community fixture since 1970’s. Rockwood FC is a not-for-profit community club with a strong history of volunteerism, dedicated to providing a great soccer program for all ages- from our new, innovative U3 program to U18 and beyond. Like many other groups over the last few months we have faced unprecedented challenges but our rep programming has returned to the pitch and we are busy planning for houseleague and summer travel league 2021.

Last winter Coach Erick and Coach Brianna provided programming in school gyms -we are currently unable to do this until the schools are cleared for community use—and we are able to offer in a safe, sustainable way.

In spring 2020, based on the evolving Covid pandemic and the member survey, we cancelled all house league and travel league programming. Rep and Elite Programming was able to return to the pitch in a limited capacity. Rockwood FC fully refunded all for programs or sections of programs that were cancelled.

Our Executive and Staff have remained hard at work maintaining communications with our members, attending meetings and wading our way through immense amounts of legislation and information produced by the Province of Ontario and Ontario Soccer.

We are planning for a return to the pitch for summer season 2021 and need volunteers to make this happen. I would also like to thank all those who are unpaid- the volunteers, including Rockwood FC Executive, who have made soccer possible for the players in the past!

Who am I?

I am a parent like you- I have volunteered with the club since 1998. I have been a coach, manager, equipment manager, uniform manager, head ref,convenor, tournament coordinator, camp coordinator,league rep,field scheduler, ref scheduler,web master,board member and VP. I have met a lot of great people and learned a lot about soccer(more than I thought I wanted to know 🙂 ).

As soccer in our community continues to evolve-the club needs new volunteers, including Executive/Board members to take it into the next exciting phase. Rockwood FC needs you!

Please take the time to look the volunteer positions listed below and contact Lori Meek to find out how you can give of your time and talents. Volunteers help keep soccer affordable for all and is a great way to create community.

President Sets overall strategy, objectives, goals
Leads the Executive Team
Conducts regular Executive meetings
Provides Club communication, as required
Is Club rep within Ontario Soccer
Vice President Is Club back-up to President
Ideally should be able to oversee Club Operations
Treasurer Oversees Club finances
Develops and manages Club operating budgets
Secretary Is responsible for the keeping of all records relating to the
Club’s Constitution and By-Laws.
Keeps the Minutes of all Club meetings
Directors (3) Each Director to be responsible for I (one) key Club activity
(see below for list/description of activities)
House League Coaches U4-U8 Coach/Manage a team
approx. 8 U4 teams (min. 1 coach /team) Training will be provided
approx. 16 U6 – U8 teams (2 coaches/team)
House League Coaches U10-U18 Coach/Manage a team
approx. 10 teams (2 coaches/team) Training will be provided
Rep & Elite team coaches Coach/Manage a team
approx. 8 teams (min. 2 coaches/team) Will follow RFC Technical Director training and development programs
Training will be provided
willing to take the required certifications
Head Referee Oversees all referees/linesmen
attend league/ref meetings as required
Responsible for any disciplinary incidents
recruiting and maintaining referees
Ref Assignor assigns refs to house league games U10-18
Equipment Manager Oversees and manages all RFC soccer equipment requirements
Purchases/replaces equipment as required
Manages the inventory and distributes, as required
Distributes and collects all equipment at beginning and end of season
House League Convenor – U4-U8 Manages overall program – including training activities
Ensures all teams have coaches
Determines teams based on registration numbers
House League Convenor – U10-U18 Manages overall program – including training activities
Ensures all teams have coaches
Determines teams based on registration numbers
Represents RFC with League office, as required
Soccer Fields Administrator Manages the booking of all soccer fields
Negotiates with Township on Rockmosa fields
Negotiates with Marden for indoor field
Co-ordinates with Treasurer on field budgets
Field Scheduler Manages the allocation of soccer fields for all games
manages the allocation of fields/spaces for practices
Co-ordinator of soccer official game payments Manages the disbursement of cash for all
referee/linesmen game officials during season
Picture Day Convenor Organizes, manages, executes the RFC Picture Day
Ensures Photographer is booked
Develops, communicates the day’s schedule of team photographs
Attends and ensures program runs smoothly
Picks up photographs and distributes to H/L convenors
Sponsor Plaques Co-ordinator Arranges for team photos and plaques to be done
Arranges for delivery of plaques to H/L sponsor co-ordinator
RFC Concession Stand – Saturday mornings Operate and run the Saturday morning concession stand – Rockmosa
Buy and restock supplies, as necessary
Manage the cash
Saturday morning field set-up organizer Set-up the Rockmosa soccer fields for the Saturday morning program
(soccer nets and balls) – 8.30am
Take down and put away the equipment (approx. 11.30am)
Rockwood FC WebMaster Manage the RFC website
Ensure all communications is efficiently/effectively entered or deleted
Rockwood FC Social Media Co-ordinator Co-ordinate and manage all aspects of social media
Actively promote RFC activities and announcements to ensure
broadest social media coverage
Rockwood FC Volunteer recruiter Chief recruiter and organizer for RFC volunteers
Identifies volunteer opportunities