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Royal Oak Football Club

Recreational Soccer


The Royal Oak Football Club (formerly ROYSA) has been serving our community for 40 years as a non-profit.  Royal Oak FC is the 3rd 
largest club in the state of Michigan, providing a recreational program as well as a premier program.  Royal Oak FC has over 2,000 players participating each season in our programs.   

The mission of the recreational program is to enable players to learn the game of soccer in a fun and stimulating environment. Players will develop their skills while maintaining a healthy approach to soccer. 

Programs are available for ages 3 & up ranging from the Little Renegades up to 19 years old.  Each age group has a boys and girls division, but girls can play in the boys division.  There are two seasons, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.


Registration for the Spring 2018 recreational soccer opens Oct 1st and will remain open until March 1st, but if you want to guarantee that you are returned to your same team then you must register by Feb 1st

Late registration commences on March 1th and will only be used to fill open spots on existing teams.  A $20 late fee will apply.  Late registration is subject to early closure as teams reach roster capacity.


To register, click on the Register Now button at the bottom of this page.   After you register, you will need to order your player's jersey.  Jersey Ordering Process.

Please note if you do not get a confirmation e-mail, you are not registered.



AGE DIVISIONS:

1. Little Renegades - This is for our most junior little soccer players.  Players work with teen "coaches" (mentors), who introduce them to soccer skills through fun activities and scrimmages.  This is an introductory program and designed to be fun.  
 

Who:  Little Renegades program is open to children with birthdates between 1/1/2013 and 7/31/2014 for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.   If your child was born after 7/31/2014, they are too young and cannot play in the Little Renegades program for Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.  These are state requirements and we are unable to make any exceptions.

When: Meets six Saturday mornings from 9 am to 10 am, The program begins April 14, 2018.

Where:  Red Run Park

Cost: $60 per season, shirt and ball included in the price 

What:  Shin guards are required; cleats are optional.  We will provide a t-shirt and soccer ball on the first day.

 

 
2. Preschool Division  has teams of up to ten players.  Games are 3v3 with no goalie, using pop-up goals - similar format to Little Renegades scrimmages. This division does not keep standings nor keep score of the games. There are no formal referees.  A coach, asst. coach or parent help referee the game.  The length of the game is two 20-minute halves with a 5-minute halftime break.


Who:
Preschool soccer is open to children with birthdates between 9/1/13 - 12/1/2011, although younger children may play if this division if they choose.

When: Each team plays ten games, most on weekends but some on weeknights.  The coach (a parent volunteer) determines weekly practice time and location.  Practices are once a week. 

Where:  Local Royal Oak parks

Cost: $50 per season, shirt is ordered by you separately and is worn for both Fall and Spring season

What: Shin guards are required; cleats are optional.  Jerseys required for games.  Bring size 3 soccer ball to practices.



3. Kindergarten through 8th Grade:

Players are placed based on their school grade. Teams practice once per week and have one game per week.  Each of our 150 teams is lead by parent volunteer coaches.  The coach sets their own day, time and location for practice.   We do not track the coaches practice information.  There are 10 games, and they are typically played on weekends, but there may be a few weeknight games.   Games begin the weekend of April 14th.

ROFC will assign teams and you will be contacted by your coach in August with practice and game schedules.

 

Division
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grades 4th Grade 5th Grades 6th Grade (7th & 8th Grades) (9th Grade and up)
Ball size 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5
Players 3v3 5v5 5v5 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9 11v11 11v11
Roster size 10 10 10 12 12 15 15 18 22
Referee No ref, coaches are on field yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Length of ½ 20 min 25 min 25 min 25 min 25 min 30 min 30 min 35 min 40 min
Score and Standings No scoring No scoring No scoring Scores kept, not standings Scores kept, not standings Scores & standings posted Scores & standings posted Scores & standings posted Scores & standings posted
Cost $50 + jersey $60 + jersey $60 + jersey $65 + jersey $65 + jersey $65 + jersey $65 + jersey $65 + jersey $70 + jersey




A few other important notes:

-  All players registering prior to July 1st will be returned to their teams unless otherwise indicated during the registration questionnaire.

- You will be contacted prior to the start of your season by your coach with details, instructions and schedules.  Please be patient as ROFC is busy forming teams.

- If you are a current ROFC player and would like your child be transferred to a specific team, you must fill out the Player Transfer Request Form.  Specific requests will not be considered without this form.  All requests are subject to ROFC Board of Directors approval upon receipt of transfer form.

             

Just a reminder of the refund policy that is also mentioned in your confirmation e-mail:

REFUND POLICY: Refunds of registration fees will be given if requested in writing by March 1 for the Spring Season and August 1 for the Fall Season, less an administrative fee of $10.00.  No other refunds after those dates will be granted except under unusual circumstances as determined by the Board of Directors. 
                                                                                




If you have any questions about Recreational soccer contact clubadmin@royaloakfc.com