The RPB Strikers recreational program is available to any player (age 4-18) regardless of experience and/or ability.
The program is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high level competition. The purpose of our recreational program is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the game, and to develop skills and a love for the game in a safe environment.
The RPB Strikers recreational program also serves as a developmental league for its players seeking to progress to the club's competitive program.
The RPB Strikers recreational program operates as an intra-club league which plays its games at the Katz Soccer Complex.
The club's recreational program policy requires that each player must play at least 50% of each game except for reasons of injury, illness, or discipline. This policy is closely monitored and strictly enforced.
The RPB Strikers Board of Directors closely monitors the conduct of its players, coaches, parents and volunteers. Any parties found to be in violation of the club's and/or FYSA's expected conduct will be sanctioned in accordance with a ZERO TOLERANCE policy.
Recreational Soccer Seasons
Fall Season (September - mid November)
Spring Season (late Feb - late May)
*Fall Season 2020 begins Aug. 31st and runs through Nov. 21st ( Make up games are usually played on Sunday afternoon)
Registration is now open and the deadline to register to ensure placement and to avoid a late fee is July 31st.
Recreational Program Fees
Players are evaluated and then assigned to a team using a system of rostering players to establish a fair or balanced distribution of playing talent among all teams participating. Players will be assigned in a random manner within their appropriate age group - as opposed to “competitive soccer” where the players are selected to be on a team through some sort of tryout or selection process. The use of tryouts, invitations, recruiting or any similar process to roster players to any team on the basis of talent or ability is prohibited. Teams will be gender specific or co-ed.
Recreational coaches are wonderful volunteers who receive guidance and materials from our Director of Coaching. Each team coach will choose their teams practice nights and times based on field availability. All teams will normally have 2 practices per week; Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs. The team coach will receive their roster roughly one week prior to the first practice session and will contact all of the team's players to set up the practices.
Recreational Program Uniforms
New uniforms are ordered and purchased after regular registration. They are distributed to the players during the week of the first game. Uniforms ordered after regular registration are not guaranteed to arrive prior to first game.
Practice and Game Locations
Recreational Program Age Groups (2020-2021)
Due to costs and fees incurred by RPB Soccer at the time of registration (uniforms, State registration, insurance, administartive, Village fees, etc), NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS will be issued after rosters are created.
Recreational Rules and Formats (Rules of Competiton)
***Zero tolerance of abuse of players, parents, coaches or referees
Referees are typically juniors who are training prior to taking charge of competitive games. They are learning the role and need our help!