Competitive Resources

RISE Advanced

Uniforms

RISE uses a 2-year uniform cycle program for the Advanced Program. Every 2 years RISE will switch to a new uniform kit which runs concurrently with the product life cycle offered by our sponsor Nike. Every RISE player must purchase 1 club approved uniform specific to the program they are joining per uniform cycle, regardless of when in the uniform cycle a player joins RISE. RISE uses a uniform cycle so our families get more value for their purchase rather than having to purchase a new uniform before every single season.

Current Uniform Cycle
  • Year 1: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 seasons
  • Year 2: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons
Next Uniform Cycle
  • Year 1: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 seasons
  • Year 2: Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 seasons
Who needs to buy a new uniform kit?

The upcoming Fall 2021/Spring 2022 season(s) mark the beginning of a new 2-year uniform cycle. As such:

  • Returning Players: Purchase of a new RISE uniform kit is mandatory.
  • New RISE Players: Purchase of a new RISE uniform kit is mandatory.
  • Players must purchase all items denoted as required
  • While kit items may look different to previous kits, they are different
  • The kit packages listed below are unique to the Competitive Program which includes Select & Premier teams
  • Players will not be allowed to participate in training sessions or games without approved RISE kits
  • Customizations to any kit item are not allowed and will result in a suspension plus a requirement to immediately replace any customized item with a new replacement purchase
Competitive Program (FIELD PLAYER): Mandatory kit includes the following 13 items:
  • Home Game Kit (3 items): Navy top, Navy short & Volt socks
  • Away Game Kit (3 items): Turquoise top, Turquoise short & Navy socks
  • Training / Alternative Game Kit (2 items): Volt top & Volt short
  • Nike training bibs (2 items): Vivid Pink & White
  • Nike Warmups top & bottom (2 items): Navy
  • Nike Backpack (1 item): Navy

*Note
The Volt training tops are numbered so the Volt training kit can be used as an Alternative Game Kit

The Competitive field player uniform kit items will be designated as “required” on the Soccer.com ordering page. The required uniform kit cost is $335.00 (taxes and shipping are not included). If a player from the Competitive program moves into the Elite Program or their team is designated as Elite, they will be immediately required to purchase the additional mandatory uniform pieces that the Elite Program requires.

Competitive Program (GOALKEEPER KIT): Mandatory kit includes the following 12 items:
  • Home Game Kit (3 items): Grey long sleeve top, Grey short & Grey socks
  • Away Game Kit (3 items): Navy short sleeve top, Navy short & Navy socks
  • Training / Alternative Game Kit (1 item): Turquoise short sleeve top
  • Nike training bibs (2 items): Vivid Pink & White
  • Nike Warmups top & bottom (2 items): Navy
  • Nike Backpack (1 item): Navy

*Note
GK's should wear their Turquoise tops with Navy shorts and Navy socks to training sessions

*GK optional items
Volt short sleeve top
Volt long sleeve top
Volt socks
Turquoise shorts
Turquoise socks

The Competitive Goalkeeper uniform kit items will be designated as “required” on the Soccer.com ordering page. The required uniform kit cost is $350.00 (taxes and shipping are not included).

Ordering Process

Soccer.com is the exclusive uniform provider for RISE Soccer Club. Parents will order their player’s uniform directly from Soccer.com and they will ship your kit to you.

RISE requires players to be in club approved gear at all training sessions and games so they are easily identifiable, or they will not be allowed to participate. Failure to purchase and/or wear the club approved uniform kits to participate in club activities is a violation of our club policies and will result in your player(s) being dismissed from the program without a refund. We understand that occasionally uniform kit items are backordered and that situations may preclude your player from having all or specific uniform kit items. RISE will work directly with Soccer.com to verify, confirm, and remedy these instances.

When to Order

We know you are excited, so are we, however, it is critical that you DO NOT order your uniform from Soccer.com until you receive a written notification to do so via email from RISE, your RISE Team Manager and/or Soccer.com notifying you to order your uniform kit.

Ordering Considerations

Players should purchase their uniforms immediately upon receiving their team assignment confirmation. It is mandatory that kids wear their approved RISE uniforms to all training sessions as well as games so they are easily identifiable. We strongly recommend paying close attention to the uniform sizing charts provided before purchasing since uniforms are non-returnable.

If you do not have a credit card, we recommend purchasing a VISA or Mastercard gift card from the local bank, and then using it to purchase your uniform kit.

RISE does not permit any further customizations to the club approved uniform kits.

Backordered items often show extremely delayed availability, when in actuality items usually become available much sooner than stated. If there is a serious product shortfall, Soccer.com and Nike will notify RISE, and we will contact our constituents about options.

Depending on when you order in the uniform cycle, your player could be wearing this uniform up to 2 years.

Uniform kits orders are non-refundable.

Training Methodology - Select

Players on RISE teams are expected to demonstrate a consistent dedication to improving their play through regular attendance at training sessions. RISE uses the pool training concept to ensure players are consistently in a high quality, coaching staff led, training environment. Pool training shifts the focus away from team development and prioritizes individual player development. During pool sessions, RISE players will be grouped together with players who have similar skill levels with the understanding that players develop in different stages. Increased competition, an improved training environment, and accelerated player development are all by-products of the pool training.

Additional Benefits of this Pool Training Method
  • Deliberate and consistent implementation of age-appropriate training activities.
  • The objective is to develop individual players, not teams.
  • The specific needs of players can be addressed individually.
  • By grouping players by birth year and ability, the developmental gaps between players is narrowed and meaningful competition is improved.
  • Flexibility and fluidity ensure that players are consistently being placed in the right training environment.
  • Improved club culture and spirit.
  • Opportunities to build relationships and friendships across an age group.
  • Allows young players to expand their social boundaries.
  • Consistent evaluation and feedback provided by numerous members of the Player Development staff.

Training Methodology - Premier

It is important to understand how our preparation fits into the greater player development pathway and philosophy at RISE. The purpose of training is to improve game performance; therefore, training activities must resemble the game and prepare players for their games.

Player Development Coaches use two types of training methodologies to enhance player development, the Play-Practice-Play and the Progressive Methodologies. Training sessions will be used to help your player prepare for games through the introduction of situational soccer.


Play - Practice - Play Methodology

Play - Practice - Play is a philosophy designed around delivering a player centric approach to coaching that puts the needs and motivations of your player at the forefront. PDC’s use this methodology to allow players to experience and learn the game, in game-like situations, as much as possible. This approach differs from traditional practices that may have children standing in lines, running laps and participating in activities that don’t resemble the game of soccer.

Progressive Methodology

The Progressive Coaching Methodology is a methodology focused on the use of game related activities that gradually increase in complexity. This gradual increase in complexity allows the player to first learn our principles of play for a given phase and zone of the field through an activity that strips the game down to its basic parts. Each following activity adds a layer of complexity via increased field size, number of players or a specific restriction so that a player is able to develop a complete understanding of the principle and apply the principle in the actual game.

Warm-Up Stage

The warm-up is always the beginning of your training session. The purpose of a warm-up is to get players physically and mentally prepared for the rest of the session. A warm-up without the use of the ball is a physical warm-up, but a warm-up with the ball is a technical warm-up. As a coach, you decide how you want to combine or separate between the two. Once your players are mentally and physically prepared, we then move to the orientation stage.

Orientation Stage

The purpose of the Orientation Stage is to introduce the situation that you would like to improve upon. Players will now become familiar with what the problems in the situation are and start to think about how they can solve that problem. All aspects such as the area of the field, the space used, and the number of players used will also be key to this section. Some examples of numbers used for the Orientation Stage include 4v2, 5v3, 4v4, 5v5, 6v6, etc.

Learning Stage

The Learning Stage is done to teach the solution to the situation. Players in this stage and the later stage will experience successful and unsuccessful decision-making, allowing them to learn from their experiences.

This sort of experiential/cause-and-effect learning is the reason why your session should be player centered and not coaching/ command-centered. Some examples of numbers used for the Learning Stage are 8v6, 8v7, 9v7, 9v8, etc

Implementation Stage

Here is the application of the solution with no restrictions or constraints. Just play the game! Examples of numbers used include 7v7, 8v8, 9v9, 10v10, 11v11. Getting to 11v11 is difficult, perhaps even impossible for most of us, but the purpose of this stage is to see if your players can use what they have learned and implement it into the game.

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