Youth Academy 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.

Our Nike uniform kits are the top quality that Nike offers. They are engineered with the latest Aeroswift technology which is body-mapped to release heat and create cool where players need it most. Our kits are lightweight and have both single and double knits to combine for both breathability and structure allowing players to move around with ease.

Current Uniform Cycle
  • Year 1: (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 seasons)
  • Year 2: (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 seasons)
Next Uniform Cycle
  • Year 1: (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 seasons)
  • Year 2: (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons)
Who needs to buy a new uniform kit?

The upcoming Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season(s) are the 2nd year of our current 2-year uniform cycle. As such:

  • Returning Players: Players who participated in RISE Advanced (Youth Academy, Competitive or Elite Programs) during the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 season and purchased a uniform, will NOT have to purchase a new kit for the upcoming 2020-21 seasons (unless, the kit you purchased previously doesn’t fit, is in poor condition, or your player number changed.  
  • NEW RISE Players: Players who were not RISE Advanced players during the Fall 2019 or the Spring 2020 season, are required to purchase the full uniform kit.
Field Player - Youth Academy, Competitive & Elite Program

Each mandatory uniform kit includes:

  • 2 Nike game jerseys (Navy & White)
  • 2 pairs of Nike game shorts (Navy & White)
  • 2 pairs of Nike game socks (Volt & Vivid Pink)
  • 1 Nike training shirt (Vivid Pink)
  • 1 Nike training short (Grey)
  • 1 Nike warm up top (Volt)
  • 1 Nike backpack (Navy)

The Field Player 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).

Dedicated Goalkeeper - Youth Academy, Competitive & Elite Program

Each mandatory uniform kit includes:

  • 2 Nike game jerseys (Long sleeve Black & Short sleeve Volt)
  • 2 pairs of Nike game shorts (Black & Grey)
  • 2 pairs of Nike game socks (Black & Sky Blue)
  • 1 Nike training shirt (Vivid Pink)
  • 1 Nike warm up top (Volt)
  • 1 Nike backpack (Navy)

The Dedicated 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).

The Part-Time Goalkeeper uniform kit includes 1 Nike Volt colored short sleeve top, 1 pair of Nike goalkeeper gloves, 1 pair of black Nike shorts, and 1 pair of sky blue Nike socks.

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 - Youth Academy

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.