RISE uses a 2-year uniform cycle program for the Recreational 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.
Our Nike uniform kits are high quality and lightweight from top to bottom. They are engineered with the latest Dri-FIT technology for sweat wicking and moisture control, and the tops also include a mesh back panel to keep your player cool.
The upcoming Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season(s) are the 2nd year of our current 2-year uniform cycle. As such:
Each mandatory uniform kit includes:
The Rec Preschool & Grade School uniform kit items will be designated as “required” on the Soccer.com ordering page. The required uniform kit cost is $70.00 (taxes and shipping are not included).
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.
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.
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.
In the event your Rec Preschool player wears toddler sizing instead of youth sizing Soccer.com offers an alternative uniform kit but it will be different than what other RISE Rec kids wear. When ordering from Soccer.com, look for the Rec U4-U5 Toddlers option. Another alternative for toddler sized players that has worked for some parents is to get the normal uniform kit tailored (at your own expense) so that your player is wearing what everyone else is wearing. This is a much better alternative for games as well.
Volunteering for RISE is a simple and fun way to impact the children in your community and improve your soccer knowledge. You don’t have to be a soccer expert to volunteer. Many of our volunteers just love soccer and want to help keep the club lively and exciting. All Recreational teams must have a Team Manager in place prior to being formed.
The role of parent volunteer Team Manager is critical to the success of the RISE Recreational program. Team Managers serve in positions of great trust and, therefore, are expected to be ambassadors of RISE to parents and players and to support RISE policies and procedures as set forth in the Club Handbook. In general, the Team Manager is the hub of communication among parents, players, the Player Development Staff, and the Club. Key information regarding players’ participation in club activities is often disseminated to parents through Team Managers.
While RISE Rec coaches/staff will conduct the weekly training sessions, parent Team Managers will manage the games.
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.
There are no shortcuts to player development; success requires a long term approach and commitment. Player success is directly correlated to the player environment a young athlete is exposed to. RISE provides your Rec player with a developmentally appropriate learning environment where our licensed Recreational Player Development Staff (RPDS) coaches help your player develop their technical skills in ways that encourage them to express their individual creativity without the fear of making mistakes. The RISE Rec program encompasses both formal and creative learning methods to accomplish these goals. The program is designed to help the growth and development of young players both socially and technically so they are prepared to advance within the game at the level they desire.
RISE Player Development Coaches want players to feel comfortable and confident when they have the ball at their feet. To accomplish this, our staff will help players build a strong fundamental skill foundation seasonally, by introducing proper ball-handling basics and technique through a series of age-appropriate activities that will grow progressively.
The street soccer concept is a learning method that emerged from playing soccer in the street. This informal and unstructured play format was essentially a neighborhood pickup game where any player could simply just jump in and play. By introducing street soccer to our weekly recreational programming, the (RPDS) will have the flexibility to mix players together by their play levels, regardless of their genders and age groups. This format will keep the games fresh, meaningful and engaging for our players.