skip navigation

Congratulations to former RUSC player Emma Yee

Emma Yee has been chosen to represent BC for the Canada Summer Games

BC Soccer is excited to announce the players representing our province at the upcoming Canada Summer Games in Niagra!!

Selection and preparation for the Soccer competition in Niagra is built into the BC Soccer Provincial Program which is designed to bring together identified players into training and game environments from the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and wider membership. Aligned with Canada Soccer’s Long-Term Player Development (LPTD) guidelines, the Provincial Program is primarily focused on the individual player and not the team as players develop at different rates, stages, and ages, thus each individual experiences a unique development path. In addition to supporting each player’s development, the program also aims to create an overall environment that allows scouting opportunities by Universities, Colleges, professional programming and ultimately Canada Soccer’s youth national teams programming.

Full details here:

https://bcsoccer.net/news/post/bc-soccer-excited-to-announce-the-players-representing-our-province-at-upcoming-canada-summer-games-in-niagra

RUSC Scholarship Recipients of 2022

 

RUSC Scholarships (2 recipients)

These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating athletes who are currently involved in an RUSC program as a player, coach, referee or any other position within the club. Beyond excellence in playing, each individual’s contributions to RUSC programs is also considered. 

Peyton Barnes

Congratulations Peyton Barnes! Peyton began playing soccer on a Division 3 team eight years ago, working hard at this level to develop her soccer skills. In time, Peyton also grew as a leader on the field, offering guidance to new teammates.

Erica Forman

Congratulations Erica Forman! Erica has been playing soccer with RUSC since age 6, eventually dedicating time as a volunteer and now coach for the club. Erica is also well-representative of a team player, having overcome injury to show dedication to her team and the sport. 

Ashley Chen Scholarship (1 recipient)

This $2,000 scholarship exists to enshrine and acknowledge the values that Ashley consistently demonstrated. It is dedicated to a graduating athlete who demonstrates hard work and competitiveness on the soccer field, and also, like Ashley, combines this with fairness and compassion for others off the field.

Jaya Punia

Congratulations Jaya Punia! Jaya truly exceeds all the above criteria. Especially, Jaya embodies exactly what a role-model is, and should be for their peers and for our younger players. We are so proud to have had Jaya also join our coaching staff at RUSC.

After an extensive search, RUSC is extremely excited to announce to its membership the hiring of Kristin Biro as our new Administrator.  Kristin is a seasoned community soccer professional having served in various positions with both Coastal FC and Cliff Avenue United FC.  In addition, she has also founded and operated her own soccer business, Creative Soccer for Tots, in which she designed, programmed and implemented soccer programs for 2-5 year olds. 

Kristin holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of the Fraser Valley and has an abundance of experience working in a variety of sports, fitness and recreational environments and roles.  Please join us in welcoming Kristin to the RUSC family.

Approved!!

Approved! Richmond United Soccer Club receives BC Soccer and Canada Soccer “Quality Soccer Provider Status”.

Richmond United Soccer Club is excited to announce that BC Soccer and Canada Soccer have recognized our club as one of Canada Soccer’s Quality Soccer Providers.

Ensuring that our club operates within the standards set forth by both BC Soccer and Canada Soccer is important to us. This “stamp of approval” signals to the Richmond Community that our governing bodies have confirmed that our club has the Governance, Administration, Infrastructure, and Technical processes in place to provide Quality Soccer Programming that facilitates the ongoing development of all players.

A huge Congratulations to all other local organizations! Well done everyone!!!

A huge Congratulations to all other local organizations in BC! Well done everyone!!
Read full article at https://bcsoccer.net/news/post/bc-soccer-congratulates-18-bc-organizations-achieving-canada-soccers-quality-soccer-provider-designation

BC Soccer congratulates 18 BC Organizations achieving Canada Soccer's Quality Soccer Provider designation

Posted on March 15th, 2022 by BC Soccer

BC Soccer joins Canada Soccer in announcing 18 BC based Clubs achieving Quality Soccer Provider designation in line with Canada Soccer’s National Youth Club Licensing Program

March 15th, 2022 - Vancouver BC  / Ottawa ON

BC soccer is pleased to welcome 18 new Quality Soccer Provider organizations to the Canada Soccer National Club Licensing Program. These organizations have worked dilligently to achieve the designation and provide a safe and welcoming environment to participants.

Effective 2023, the Quality Soccer Provider designation will become a requirement of affiliated clubs within the membership.  This provides clubs with the opportunity to meet important standards, along with fullfilling the requirements of Canada Soccer's Safe Sport Roster which was unanimously adopted at the 2019 Canada Soccer Annual Meeting of the Members. 

We applaud the efforts of the following organizations:

  • Abbotsford United SC
  • BC Surf Soccer
  • BC Tigers Football Club
  • Bowen Island Football Club
  • Burnaby Girls Soccer Club
  • Campbell River Youth Soccer Association
  • Chilliwack Football Club
  • Comox Valley United Soccer club
  • Gabriola Soccer
  • Juan de Fuca Soccer Association
  • New Westminster SC
  • North Delta Football Club
  • Port Moody Soccer Club
  • Richmond United Soccer Club
  • Ridge Meadows Soccer Club
  • Squamish Youth Soccer
  • West Vancouver Football Club
  • Westcastle International Academy

 

Congratulations to the RUSC players!!

Richmond United are proud supporters of the Canada Soccer Long-Term Player Development Pathway.  A measure of our success each year is when a player is invited to the next step in their development.  We'd like to recognize and offer our congratulations to the following intake (born 2010) players:

 

 

Accepted invitations to TSS FC:

  • Payton Rogers 
  • Ava Wang  
  • Payton Cavazzi 
  • Erin-Rose Kelly 
  • Sohanna Kooner 
  • Adam Flores 

Accepted invitations to Fusion FC:

  • Ana Glavacic
  • Anna Dukes
  • Leah Hothi
  • Sonam Aulakhh
  • Neey Rana
  • Hailey Bindra

Additional congratulations go out to Aiden Wang for being accepted to the 2008 TSS BCSPL team.  

Well done players! Best of luck in the future.

 

Player Assessment Process for New & Current Players

PLAYER ASSESSMENT PROCESS

 

Richmond United Soccer Club (RUSC) will no longer be holding formal “tryouts/evaluations” for our Competitive Program Stream (Metro, Div 1 and Div 2).

 

 

Why?

  1. We promote a Player First Approach
  2. To support Canada Soccer’s Long-Term Player Player Development principles
  3. To reduce player stress and anxiety
  4. RUSC Technical Staff are constantly monitoring and evaluating players within our environment throughout the season

Process

  1. Player registers for their preferred stream (recreational or competitive)

  2. Once registration closes, players are placed on teams based on performance and commitment from previous season(s) by RUSC Technical Staff. If required, RUSC Technical Staff may consult with Club Coaches to aid in their decision making.

  • U11-12 teams will be created in line with Canada Soccer philosophy. Teams will be structured and tiered and we will utilize a fluid roster approach which will be evaluated and adjusted as required based on what is best for the individual player at the time, the learning objectives and desired outcomes for individual growth and development.

  • Depending on the number of players and other factors, U13 and up will be balanced or tiered.

  1. For players that have not played with the Club previously and want to register, the following steps will take place:

    • U10-12 players will be placed on a team to start the season, however may be moved onto a different team if significant imbalances occur

    • U13 and up players will join 2-4 training sessions with the appropriate team/level of play to establish best fit and suitability for the players overall growth and development 

Placement 

  1. Once a player is offered or assigned a team/level of play, the individual has 72 hours to accept the offer by replying to the offer/placement email.  

  2. If a player does not reply within the 72 hours, the Club will place the player on a team to start the season and re-evaluate the player's placement at a later date.

  3. It is possible that certain factors/considerations result in the club creating a mixed age group/team. This will only be considered if RUSC Technical Staff believe this is in the best interest of the player(s)

To help facilitate this assessment process, the RUSC will provide best efforts to have complete age groups train at the same time and location to facilitate a flud roster process for consistent and sustained evaluations. RUSC is committed to creating an inclusive environment that provides opportunities for all players to continue playing soccer while supporting each player's individual growth, development and enjoyment of the game.

 

Spring Break Camp 2022

2022 SPRING BREAK CAMPS

The RUSC Spring Break camps will be returning for 2022 with all sessions coached by our professional staff coaches.  Our Spring Break camp is open to all ages  from U5 (2017) to U18 (2004).

When?

  • Camp 1: Monday 14th March - Friday 18th March
  • Camp 2: Monday 21st March - Friday 25th March

Training Schedule: TBD

  • Time and location to be confirmed upon final field allocations from the City of Richmond.

Who are our Spring Break Camps For?

EVERYONE! 

Our professional coaches will tailor your program for where you're at in your soccer development.  

  • Existing Richmond United Players
  • Players wanting to try Richmond United and our development model for the first time
  • New players wanting to try soccer for the very first time

Our camps will focus on all facets of soccer, building age appropriate technical and tactical confidence and competence through fun, engaging activities and games. The program will also incorporate fun activities designed to build physical literacy and the ability to move in ways that are essential for all sports. The curriculum for the program has been designed by our technical coaches and in line with leading best practice in supporting young players on their development journey. 

Costs

$125 per camp

$200 if both camps are booked together

https://richmondunitedsoccer.sportngin.com/register/form/952879880#_ga=2.263996619.654989308.1642697522-233058919.1628787565

Welcome Back Coach Cassie!

We have some wonderful news to share and celebrate… Coach Cassie is returning to our soccer fields!

Many of you already know and love Coach Cass - she has been part of our RUSC family since 2012. Now back from maternity leave, Coach Cass is looking forward to reconnecting with all your familiar faces.

For those who have yet to meet Coach Cass, with a Provincial B Coaching License she will be re-joining our staff as a Training & Development coach, supporting RUSC soccer programs from on and off the field.  You will see Coach Cass again starting Monday January 17th.

A message from Coach Cassie:

“I am extremely grateful for the support that I was shown from the entire RUSC community this past year, and having that time to spend with my family, but I am really happy to be back on the field. I am proud of the RUSC's growth this season and I can’t wait to be part of the hard-working team behind it. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all of the staff, coaches and parents, but I’m most excited to see the players in action!"

It goes without saying, we are excited to welcome Coach Cass back!

 

The National Shoebox Project

RUSC DONATION DROP OFF TIMES

The Shoebox Project is back!!
Each year, the RUSC participates in the national Shoebox Project by collecting donated items to be distributed to families impacted by poverty and homelessness in our community.

The RUSC will be holding a donation drop off night on Tuesday Dec 7 & Thursday Dec 9th from 6:00-7:45pm at Hugh Boyd (outside of boyd blue near the basketball court.) Please come by with your shoebox during these nights but if your are not able to, you can always donate at other collections sites listed below.

Your donations have helped so many families over the past years enjoy the holidays and you are the reason for a true community spirit... a community coming together helping each other!

Come by and say hello, have some hot chocolate, enjoy some treats!!...we can't wait to see you!!
@TheShoeboxProjectCanada

Shoebox Gift Ideas:

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO INCLUDE:

  • Gift cards (for groceries, coffee shop, movies, drug store, fast food). Please write the amount on the card or include the receipt.

  • Cozy accessories: socks, mitts, scarf, hat, hand warmers

  • Helpful items for warmer months: sunscreen, reusable water bottle

  • Something sweet: nut-free chocolate and candy (not alcohol-filled)

  • Cough drops, multivitamins

  • Body or hand lotion, soaps, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss

  • Brush, comb, shampoo, conditioner

  • Nail polish, mascara, eye shadow, lipstick, lip balm

  • Purse-sized Kleenex, small cosmetic bag

  • Shower shoes, soap & toothbrush holder

  • Journals, colouring books, pens, coloured pencils

https://www.shoeboxproject.ca/ways-to-give/make-a-shoebox

 

2021 DROP OFF LOCATIONS - RICHMOND

Sportstown Soccer Shop

11191 Horseshoe Way #6, Richmond BC

Monday to Friday 10am - 8pm

Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday 9:30am - 7pm

 

Coast Capital – 5 & Cambie

1911 Cambie Rd, Richmond BC

Monday to Thursday 9:30am – 5pm

Friday 9:30am - 6pm

Saturday 9:30am – 3pm

 

Coast Capital - Richmond Centre

6253 No 3 Rd, Richmond BC

Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 3pm

 

Coast Capital – Steveston

Unit #100 – 3960 Chatham St, Richmond BC

Tuesday to Thursday 9:30 am – 5pm

Friday 9:30am – 6pm

Saturday 9:30am – 3pm

 

Steveston Real Estate

12011 3rd Ave, Richmond BC

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm 

 

Defy Gravity Dance Company

Unit #30 - 1151 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC

Tuesday to Thursday 4pm – 8pm

Saturday 9am – 2pm

 

2021 Drop Off Locations - Ladner

 

Envision Financial

5155 Ladner Trunk Rd, Delta, BC

Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5pm

 

Robertson Optical and Optometry

#102 – 5405  Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC

Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 4pm

 

Personal Residence

5075 Whitworth Crescent, Delta BC

 

Personal Residence

#37 - 5510 Admiral Way, Delta, BC

How you can help flood victims

With the recent weather events in BC, many families have been impacted by the floods and landslides and had to evacuate their homes. 

The RUSC would like to help those that have been stranded and affected by this devastating storm. We will be making a monetary to the Canadian Red Cross Extreme Weather response program. 

There's also a need for boxed items such as baby food, pet food, and toiletries. If you would like to help, the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib Sikh Temple is looking for donations as they have the resources to deliver these items to the evacuees and stranded motorists/families in the Fraser Valley. 

Please contact Giani Narinder Singh at 

604 780-2573 to make arrangements near you as there is a gas shortage in certain areas of the lower mainland. 

For your reference the Sikh Temple is located at:

       Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib 
       15255 68 Avenue Surrey, British Columbia

Thank you to all the volunteers doing amazing work!!

We've all been impacted in some way and we hope that all of you are keeping safe. 

RUSC Winter Toques

FROM THE NINE O'CLOCK GUN COMPANY

As a result of extremely high demand, we are excited to announce that our friend and partner, the Nine O’Clock Gun Company, is releasing a second batch of the limited edition RUSC winter toques!  Get yours while you can.  Inventory is limited.

https://www.nineoclockgun.com/product/richmond-united-soccer

Pre-order is available now.  The expected shipping date of January 1st.  Free shipping promo code: RUSC

BC Soccer Premier League

RUSC has a proud history of promoting players into the BC Soccer Premier League each year. Information on the 2010/11 born intake evaluation process can be found at the link below:

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5efa1e71c7118a0138e12c93/t/6192de947f4ebf4bae3e9ef8/1637015188970/BCSPL+-+U13+%282010+and+2011%29+Evaluation+and+Selection.pdf

 

 

 


Photo Day September 25

SJSP PHOTOGRAPHY

Are you ready for Photo Day on Saturday, September 25th!! Please click the link below for full details of your team schedule.

Photo location will be at Hugh Boyd on the northeast side of Francis road. 

Please have your order form ready and this year the photographer is our very own Sherrick Williams from SJSP Photography. The order form is attached below.

Get your smile ready and see you on Saturday!

https://www.richmondunitedsoccer.ca/page/show/5831807-schedule-and-standings

U14 Metro Boys Season Opening Kickoff

Awesome debut for the U14 Metro Boys team yesterday!!! Not bad winning 4-1 in their season-opening kickoff!! Great to see an exciting game & can't wait for more...thank you everyone for supporting the U14 boys first game of the season.

Thank you @sj_sp_photography for the great shots.


Richmond United is adding a boys’ program to its youth soccer operations this year

"United begins new club chapter with optimism"

 

The recent Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo were nothing like the world had seen before. The COVID-19 pandemic saw the global spectacle viewed almost exclusively on TV, with live attendance notably limited or non-existent.

But that didn’t overshadow many outstanding athletic achievements, including a gold medal performance by the Canadian women’s soccer team. Doubtless, the inspiring effort has helped spawn a renewed interest in the game across our home and native land—and certainly in local youth soccer.

Richmond United Soccer Club has seen its numbers balloon over last year, sitting at 726 today after being at 366 to kick off the 2020 season. The combination of the national women’s team’s success on the international stage, coupled with United’s inclusion of boys for the first time, lends to an air of optimism. But Mandhir Punia, director of soccer operations for United, believes the club’s growth has a lot to do with the community at large becoming more familiar with the club model which includes “professional coaches working with every team at least once a week, and our fee structure which provides a lot of value to our members.”

“We expect to continue to grow,” Punia says. “Our club’s history of success in developing players, and creating fun and challenging environments for players to grow, has been recognized throughout the community. As a result, our first year of running a boys’ program has been overwhelmingly positive. We have multiple teams participating at all levels of play.”

Last weekend, 10 United teams participated in the SX Cup, with the U18 Strikers Metro Division team earning first-place honours and the U14 Dynamite, also a Metro Division side, placing second.

“As we enter the first weekend of league play, we are excited for the season,” Punia says. “We fully expect that all our players will continue to have fun and develop, while making lifelong friendships. And our graduating players, both boys and girls, can look forward to continuing to play after youth soccer with our men’s and women’s teams.”

The club is also excited to welcome Ross Kenny aboard. Appointed as the club’s new sporting director, Kenny brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and “will be instrumental in taking our club to the next level,” Punia concludes.


Limited Edition Winter Toques

The Nine O'Clock Gun Company has designed a warm winter training toque for the RUSC!

The Limited Edition toques arrive in October, just in time for the cold winter weather.

Only 48 toques will be printed.

Preorder yours now for $25 before they are all gone.

Free shipping promo code: RUSC

Shop hats here https://thenineoclockguncompany.bigcartel.com/


SX Cup Congratulations RUSC

Well done to all the teams who participated in the SX Cup this past weekend. Congrats to the U18 Strikers for placing 1st & the U14 Metro for placing 2nd plus for donating to Jumpstart and the BC Children’s Hospital Champions for Charity. Way to go everyone.


TOPP Soccer

Thank you TOPP Soccer for the mention

'Huge thank you to @RmdUnitedSoccer @RichmondSH for their efforts supporting our Western Canada Soccer Showcase + Youngs Sportsplex for hosting the Eastern Canada Soccer Showcase. 1000 players, 29 university programs, lots of positive vibes + university opportunities #success'

https://twitter.com/toppsoccer/status/1433436637439090688?s=20

What is TOPP Soccer?

Online:

By following our TOPP Ten Step College Recruiting Program, players and parents learn and apply the secrets to a successful recruiting process, while gaining exposure to schools on their TOPP Target College List.

Education:

Understanding how college recruiting works, is key to hack + maximize the process to land at your dream school. Through our books/seminars, learn the secrets that landed 76% of our TOPP athletes on college rosters in 2016.

Events:

Through our ID Clinics and Showcases, connect and work with university coaches in one of the best coach to player ratio of any events in North America. In addition to on field activity, educational parent and player seminars are a focus at every event. 

 

 

 


The Player's Right To Choose

In order to truly provide a “player-first” environment, our club adopts the principle of the Player’s Right to Choose. This principle recognizes that every player has the right to choose or change their soccer environment without pressure, coercion, or recrimination. As long as those choices fit within the selection and transfer windows of their respective leagues, the player must feel free and unencumbered.

While we do not encourage players to continually “shop” around the soccer community for what they perceived to be a “better” team, it is not the place of our club, nor any of its officials, to stand in the way of those decisions in any way or manner.

Multiple Soccer Environments

While a player can only be registered with one BC Soccer team/club, a player may participate in multiple soccer environments. Those environments may take the form of private training programs or they may even be programs operated by other BC Soccer clubs. So long as the player can maintain their club commitments with respect to training and games, we support those choices. The only request that we ask of the player is to keep us informed on how much soccer they are engaging in. This is simply to ensure that the player is not getting over-taxed. This disclosure applies to any ongoing sports or physical exertion activities.

The reasons for any player attending an additional soccer program is not the concern of our club. It may be simply to get extra training or it may be with the intent of transferring to another soccer club. We support the player’s right to make those decisions. That being said, we would appreciate any feedback on our own programming if it is not meeting all the needs of the player.

Note: there is also no requirement for the player to inform our club of the name of the additional soccer environment in which they are participating. We respect the player’s privacy in that regard.

Attending Evaluations at Other Clubs

There may be situations when a player from our club wishes to attend an evaluation at another club. We completely support that choice. While ideally, we would like to be given the opportunity to remedy the situation if a player is unhappy with their soccer environment, the player is under no obligation to inform us about attending evaluations at other programs.

If our club is informed about a player attending an evaluation, there will be no recriminations whatsoever. We may ask to meet with the player/parent to find out if we can remedy the situation but the player/parent is under no obligation to do so.

If the player ends up leaving the club before the end of the season, we will support that choice and issue any refund due, according to the club’s refund policy.

Supporting the right of a player to choose is fundamental to a player's first environment and ultimately holds the soccer organization accountable for the program they offer.

 

 


RUSC COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PLAN

History 

Effective Date 

Creation of v1.0 

August 2021 

   
   
   

Table of Contents  

1.0 Introduction.....................................................................................1

2.0 COVID-19.........................................................................................1           

2.1 Symptoms..................................................................................1 3.0

Information for Athletes .............................................................2 4.0

Information for Coaches and Managers.................................2 5.0

First Aid Protocol...........................................................................2 6.0               

Contacts...................................................................................................3

ILLNESS POLICY....................................................................................ii

Appendices  

Appendix 1 Sport Activity Table  

Appendix 2 Participant Agreement  

Appendix 3 Illness Policy and Covid Screening Form  

Appendix 4 Hugh Boyd Field Entry and Exit Point

1.0 INTRODUCTION  

Richmond United Soccer Club (RUSC) cares about the health and safety of our club members,  whether it is our athletes, staff, or soccer families. At a time when health and safety are concerns  throughout our community, it will be important that protocols are in place and followed by everyone  while we are playing soccer at RUSC. There are some fundamental practices that we will follow  that come from our Provincial Health Authorities.  

As COVID-19 vaccinations have become widely available across the province, the overall risk of  transmission and serious consequences has diminished. Despite this, the virus will still circulate  like other communicable diseases. A communicable disease is an illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxic product that can be transmitted from one person to another. Examples of communicable diseases that may circulate in our community include COVID-19, norovirus and seasonal influenza.  

Please go over these basic points with your athlete prior to returning to the field so that they will be comfortable with the changes that will take place when they join us for training sessions. 

2.0 COVID-19  

COVID-19 is transmitted via liquid droplets when a person coughs or sneezes but also potentially  when they are talking in very close proximity to another person. The virus in these droplets then  can enter the body of another person when that person breathes in the droplets or when the  droplets touch the eyes, nose or throat of that person.  

This requires you to be in close contact – less than the so-called physical distancing of three to  six feet. This is referred to as ‘droplet’ transmission and is believed to be the primary way  COVID-19 is transmitted.  

COVID-19 can also be transmitted through droplets in the environment if someone touches a  contaminated area then touches their face without cleaning their hands. The virus does not  enter the body through skin, it enters through the eyes, nose or mouth when the person touches  their face.  

Unfortunately, human beings touch their faces very often throughout the day, much more  than they realize. This is why regular handwashing and cleaning of high-touch surfaces is  so important.  

For COVID-19 there are some emerging indications that there are people who can shed  COVID-19 virus 24 to 48 hours prior to symptom onset, but at present, it is not known  whether this is a significant risk factor for transmission. Droplet transmission is much more  likely when in close contact in an indoor setting. Transmission is les likely in an outdoor  setting, where there is more space for people to keep physically distanced. However, in the  context of sports, even outdoors there can be risks from high-touch surfaces because many  sports involve objects that are normally shared among athletes, coaches or volunteers  (balls, equipment, etc.).  

2.1 Symptoms  

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses, including the flu and  the common cold. These symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore 

throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle  aches, fatigue and loss of appetite.  

For further reference the BC Centre for Disease Control website details information about Covid 19.  

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19 

3.0 INFORMATION FOR ATHLETES  

• Prior to each training session, all staff, athletes and volunteers will complete a self  assessment to assess for COVID-19 or other communicable diseases:  

https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en  

• Illness Policy – All participants must read and follow this policy (Appendix 1).  • Parents are asked to sit down and explain all procedures to their athletes prior to  attending a session.  

• Monitor guidelines from provincial and city health and sport authorities  • RUSC will be providing hand sanitizer at entry and exit points. Athletes are allowed to  bring their own if they prefer.  

• Athletes and parents are strongly recommended to wear masks when entering and  exiting the field.  

• Athletes are asked to bring minimum amount of gear with them. All athletes’ bags will be  left in designated bag placement area.  

• Water bottles should be clearly marked with athlete’s name.  

• Designated single point entry and exit locations for Hugh Boyd Yellow and Blue will be  used (Appendix 2). Hand sanitizing and washing stations will be available at each  entrance and exit.  

4.0 INFORMATION FOR COACHES AND MANAGERS  

• No coach, volunteer or athlete should attend training if they are not feeling well! They  must stay home! If a coach, volunteer or athlete shows up and is showing signs of illness,  you as the coach must send them home.  

• Illness Policy – All participants must read and follow this policy. All participants must  complete a self-assessment prior to attending a program.  

• Dealing with communicable diseases and especially COVID-19 is a fluid issue.  

5.0 FIRST AID PROTOCOL  

In the event that first aid is required to be administered, all coaches/volunteers attending to the  injured athlete must first put on gloves and a facemask.  

• For minor injuries, see if the athlete can self-treat while coaches/volunteers provide  direction and supplies  

• If the athlete can’t self-treat, wear the appropriate level of PPE equipment for the situation  • After treatment, remove the PPE equipment, sanitize all equipment used, thoroughly  sanitize hands.  

6.0 CONTACTS  

RUSC Return to Play Committee 

 

Email 

Phone 

Ross Kenny 

Ross@richmondunitedsoccer.ca 

604.499.5595 

Mike Harrower 

Mike@richmondunitedsoccer.ca 

604.831.7440 

Mandhir Punia 

Mandhir@richmondunitedsoccer.ca 

604.328.5759 

Cory Cavazzi 

Cory@richmondunitedsoccer.ca 

604.312.7779 

 

Appendix 1  Illness Policy 

ILLNESS POLICY 

In this policy, “Team member” includes an employee, contractor, volunteer, participant or  parent/spectator.  

1. Inform an individual in a position of authority (coach, team manager, program  coordinator) immediately if, you feel any symptoms of COVID-19 such as  fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy  or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of  appetite, nausea or diarrhea.  

See BCCDC website for a full list of symptoms: http://www.bccdc.ca/health info/diseases- conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/symptoms 

2. Assessment 

a. If Team Members are unsure please have any COVID-19 symptoms,  

direct them to use the BC COVID-19 self-assessment tool  

https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en.  

b. Managers/coaches may visually monitor team members to assess any  early warning signs as to the status of their health and to touch base on  

how they are regarding their personal safety throughout the  

workday/practice/activity.  

3. If a Team Member is feeling sick with COVID-19 symptoms 

a. They should remain at home and contact Health Link BC at 8-1-1.  

b. If they feel sick and /or are showing symptoms while within the sport  

environment, they should be sent home immediately and contact 8-1-1 for  further guidance.  

c. No Team Member may participate in a practice/activity if they are symptomatic.  

4. If a Team Member tests positive for COVID-19 

a. Follow the direction of health officials.  

5. Quarantine or Self-Isolate if: 

a. You have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.  

b. You have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for  COVID-19.  

c. You have been advised to do so by health officials.

 


Thank You Tim Hortons

The RUSC would like to say THANK YOU Tim Hortons #TimbitsSports for supporting the RUSC and communities across Canada by donating soccer balls and jersey kits for kids year after year.

The RUSC is grateful for your generous donations and for Tim  Hortons for being a community leader in helping kids make friends through sports.

Tim Hortons, Bringing Communities Together one game at a time

https://www.timhortons.ca/timbits-sports

 Richmond United Soccer Club.Diversity & Inclusion.Together Stronger.United as One.

 


RUSC SPONSORS

Richmond United Soccer Club is proud to name our jersey sponsorship partners starting in the Fall 2021/2022 season. 

The RUSC is extremely excited to announce that Steveston Real Estate and Penta Homes have signed on to continue to be the club’s Primary Kit sponsor.  The multi-year deal will see the Steveston Real Estate and Penta Homes logos featured on our red kits for the RUSC’s youth development and select teams and adult men’s and women’s teams.  This carries on the partnership that has been in place since 2016.

In addition, the club is equally thrilled to name Ember Indian Kitchen as our new Training Kit partner.  Ember is a local family-run business centered on giving back to our community.  This sponsorship will see the Ember logo prominently displayed on all our black training kits throughout the RUSC.

Along with this announcement of our jersey sponsorships, the Richmond United Soccer Club would like to announce to its membership that kits for all ages will be included with your registration this year.  This includes socks and shorts.  Additional RUSC gear, such as bags, warm up gear, hats, jackets and much more, is still available to purchase optionally.  More information will be cascaded to each individual team in the coming days.

About Steveston Real Estate - Steveston Real Estate is a collection of impassioned RE/MAX Westcoast Realtors, led by Sean Lawson, providing a full-service marketing company. Your complete source for all things real estate in Richmond, BC, we offer extensive experience in both resale properties and project marketing, with Sean having over 30 years of working with sellers, buyers, local builders and developers. We have the only Steveston Village storefront for Real Estate Services and are the leader of resale properties in the area. Steveston Real Estate was the # 2 RE/MAX Team worldwide in 2020. www.stevestonrealestate.com

About Penta Homes - Penta Builders Group is a team of experts at every level. With over 20 years of industry experience and a commitment to integrity and excellence, we have earned the trust and respect of homeowners throughout the Lower Mainland. A home built by Penta has meticulous design, long-lasting value and careful attention to the finest details.  President Barry Cavanaugh is dedicated to the communities in which he builds and strives to make community contributions in ways that are significant, meaningful and long-lasting. www.pentabuilders.ca

About Ember Indian Kitchen - a casual, but upscale Indian restaurant that serves premium quality and delicious food along the Fraser River in Steveston. Guests can enjoy boasting expansive windows and watch boats go by, while dining on fabulous South Asian fare. Inspired by the fusion of India and East Africa (particularly the street food of Uganda), Ember’s repertoire of “celebrated” dishes is unique. The expansive, bright, sleek restaurant is where Stevestonites and foodies from across the Lower Mainland come for an inspired menu. Ember offers dine-in, take-out, catering and has space for large parties. Founder, Amin Sunderji is dedicated and proud to be part of the Steveston Community. www.emberikitchen.com

 

 

 


AUGUST 13, 2021 EVENING CAMP SESSION CANCELLED

Attention RUSC members, Tonight’s evening camp Aug 13th is cancelled due to poor air quality. Please click on the link for more information https://gis.metrovancouver.org/maps/Air Player safety is our priority.


Welcome Ross Kenny- RUSC SPORTING DIRECTOR

Richmond United Soccer Club has undergone an extensive executive search over the last number of months to find a strategic leader for the Club to help us take the next step in providing a premium experience for our members.  The RUSC is extremely excited to announce the hiring of Ross Kenny as its new Sporting Director.  Ross will officially begin his new role on August 1st.

Ross brings a wealth of business and managerial experience to our Club and has dedicated over 20 years to the sport of soccer as a player, as a coach and in various leadership roles including founding his own youth soccer consultancy. 

Since moving to Vancouver from London, England in 2015, Ross has built a thorough understanding across the breadth of the local soccer system as a volunteer and professional coach at all levels of the game. He has spent the last four years with Mountain United FC as a coach of both boys and girls BCSPL teams as well as an Academy Director designing and delivering programs within their partner clubs including North Shore Girls and Cliff Avenue United. Ross is also a Learning Facilitator for BC Soccer, delivering coach education and development programs. 

Ross is currently completing the Canada Soccer A License and is one of only a handful of coaches in the Province to be certified in both the Children’s and Youth Licenses (both A License equivalents for those respective age groups). He also holds the BC Soccer Technical Director Diploma and Goalkeeper Diploma. Ross holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Southampton in the UK as well as certification in Sport Marketing and Sport Management. 

His passion for maximizing the youth soccer experience for players, coaches, parents and communities inspired Ross to launch a youth soccer consultancy in 2017 (The Coach’s Coach), supporting clubs with leading best practice in curricula, session plans and coach education as well as strategy, operations, planning and community development. 

As RUSC Sporting Director, Ross will be responsible for the overall operations of the Club. Ross will work closely with our Board of Directors, Technical Coaches, Staff and Community Partners to help achieve the goals in the RUSC Strategic Plan.  

Outside of soccer, Ross brings over 10 years of senior management experience in strategy and transformation across Government and Healthcare. When he’s not in the office or on the field, Ross can be found outdoors – biking, kayaking and most recently, attempting to learn to play golf (with limited success!) 

Please join us in welcoming Ross to the RUSC Family.”

 

PRIDE WEEK CELEBRATION JULY 26- AUG 1, 2021

CITY OF RICHMOND: Celebrate Pride Week in Richmond with a variety of in-person and online events planned throughout the week. These inclusive and engaging activities are open to all members of the community and are presented by the City of Richmond in partnership with Community Associations and Societies, and the Richmond Public Library.

Pride Week is a celebration of our LGBTQ2S+ communities. It is about valuing and respecting diversity and recognizing the importance of a safe and inclusive community for everyone.

A complete list of 2021 Pride Week events is listed below. All events are free and for all ages, unless otherwise specified. Interested individuals are required to register online or by phone in order to receive the Zoom link to participate in online events.

https://www.richmond.ca/services/communitysocialdev/inclusion/prideweek.htm


Congratulations to former RUSC player Madi

A Richmond soccer product will be playing NCAA D1 in the fall, after signing with the Montana Grizzlies.

Madi Elcombe - an alumnus of McMath secondary, the former Richmond Girls Soccer Association, Fusion and TSS Rovers - is moving to the bigs after spending a year at Division II Simon Fraser, a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

The midfielder was spotted by Montana coach Chris Citowicki, who was wowed after watching Elcombe’s video.

"I look at everybody's film, because you never know who's in there," Citowicki told the university’s website GoGriz.com.

"I watched her video, and she was outstanding. She is very good at keeping the ball in tight spaces. It's a unique thing that not a lot of American players are raised with. She just has it."

 

Elcombe will be far from alone down in the U.S. as she will have the company of two former Team BC colleagues, defender Molly Quarry (Bowen Island) and goalkeeper Camellia Xu (Port Moody).

"That 100 percent helped convince me to come," Elcombe told GoGriz.com.

"I've played with them before, so it's nice to already know some people. I know how they play, so I know what I'm getting into."

Although signing with Simon Fraser in November 2019, Elcombe never got on the field last year due to COVID cancelling the season.

Full article at:

https://www.richmondunitedsoccer.ca/news_article/show/1172740


Congratulations Maya

Congratulations Maya!!

A McRoberts secondary and TSS alumnus is continuing to make waves in the collegiate world south of the border.

Maya Alibudbud has been awarded a prestigious scholarship at her Georgia Gwinnett College, near Atlanta in the U.S.

Alibudbud, who plays soccer for the college’s Grizzlies team, was presented the A.O. Duer Scholarship for excelling in scholarship (a minimum 3.75 cumulative grade point average), character and citizenship.

Read full article from Richmond News

https://www.richmond-news.com/local-sports/richmond-soccer-product-starring-on-and-off-the-field-in-us-3971179


RUSC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 2021

Kirsten Chan:

"Over the years, playing for RUSC has allowed me to expand my skill set on and off the field, as well as build long-lasting friendships. In soccer, one has to constantly adapt to typical changes such as speed of play or substantial changes with coaches, teammates and conflicts. As a result of playing on teams at multiple levels and with different groups of players, I have had the chance to develop communication, leadership and collaboration skills that I carry into my everyday life. For our bodies to work, each part has to get involved and do their job: we can’t breathe without lungs, we can’t think without our brains, we can’t walk without our feet. Likewise, a team can’t function without all its counterparts. I have learned over the years that communication, connection and collaboration are the lungs, feet and brain of our RUSC community. As my last year in high school is quickly coming to an end, I will soon be moving on to post secondary. I will be pursuing my education in the field of kinesiology and am planning to get my masters in Occupational Therapy or Sports Medicine.”

Priya Sidhu:
"The motivation and dedication I carry myself with has given me a chance to excel in all aspects of my life, including soccer. I come to practice with the intention of not only to have fun, but to improve my skills, my cardio, and my attitude. Over the years, I have understood that success is one’s choice. No matter how hard your coach or teammates push you, it is ultimately up to you to choose how much effort and how hard you are willing to work to be where you want to be. This can simply be the decision to show up to practice in the freezing cold weather or the downpour rain. As well, the ability to support and encourage each other is a vital part of teamwork. Over the past twelve years, I have managed to create meaningful relationships with the players on and off the field. I have grown to idolize my coaches and prioritize their teachings. This scholarship will be used towards my tuition at UBC where I will further my education at the Sauders School of Business. Within this field, my goal is to work at a marketing firm, where I would ultimately like to break the glass-ceiling gender barrier by obtaining a managerial position."
 

Amanda Chang:

"I started playing soccer with RUSC (previously RGSA) in 2008 as a part of the U6 Girls team. Since then, I have played soccer every year, overcoming injury and other setbacks along the way. I have also served as a team captain for the past four years. The values of hard work, determination, and perseverance have been taught to me from a young age from my parents, as well as through sport and community. I have worked hard to grow myself as a player and person to achieve my goals both on and off the field. Starting off timid, soccer has helped me to develop my confidence and skills in key areas including leadership, communication and integrity, which are all extremely applicable in my future career plans. Aiming to receive my bachelor’s degree after four years of study at BCIT, I hope to work as a Mechanical Engineer in future years while continuing my community and athletic involvement."

 

 

 

Congratulalations Jan

CONGRATULATIONS JAN FOR YOUR CANADA SOCCER YOUTH LICENSE


CITY OF RICHMOND DIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM 2021

Save the Date!

The RUSC proudly supports and promotes education on Diversity & Inclusion. We are excited that the City of Richmond will be holding its 2021 Virtual Diversity Symposium from Monday, October 18- Friday, October 22, 2021. Mark your calendar and don't miss out on this important topic. We are excited to be attending the symposium again this year. Check the Diversity Symposium webpage for registration updates.


New Partnership with Nine O'clock Gun Company

THE NINE 0'CLOCK GUN COMPANY

Richmond United Soccer Club is excited to announce that we have a new community partner - our official hat supplier, The Nine O'Clock Gun Company!

They are a local Steveston based hat company who make historically inspired baseball hats. They have designed a limited edition baseball hat to raise money for the club.

All of the profits from the hats are going to the club. Please go to their website to pre-order your hats! 

For free shipping and local delivery in Richmond only, use promo code: RUSC

https://www.nineoclockgun.com/



Welcome Coach Emad to the RUSC Family

Richmond United Soccer Club is pleased to announce that Emad Ghashghaee will be joining our coaching staff.

Emad comes to us with a Canada Soccer National B License and National Children’s Licence.  In addition to his coaching certification, Emad also have the following BC Soccer credentials:

Referee Assessor and Instructor

Coach Learning Facilitator

Technical Director Diploma

Goalkeeping Diploma

Emad has been involved in the Richmond soccer scene since 2013 and is a respected member of the soccer community. One of Emad’s many strengths is his dedication and commitment to continuous learning and sharing his knowledge and experience with all players in a fun, exciting and challenging playing environment. 

The RUSC is excited to have Emad join our RUSC family effective May 10th.

 




click for more information for New & Current Players