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Rattlers Academy Soccer Club (RASC)

The MHSA and the Rattlers Soccer Program have formalized their relationship by creating the Rattlers Academy Soccer Club (RASC). There will be no new fees as a consequence of this relationship; however there will be a new look, new uniforms and the same unparalleled commitment from the Rattlers Soccer Program to the success of MHSA’s Club Teams.


RASC Parent Meeting - Thursday, April 10th

Please see the attachment below for timings and location details for the RASC Parent Meeting and Gear Sizing for April 10th.


Bingo Schedule December 2013 - June 2014

December 23,2013 - Afternoon (8 workers) - U12 Girls

January 13,2014 - Afternoon (8 workers) - U14 Girls

February 28, 2014 - Evening (10 workers) - U16 Boys

March 29, 2014 - Evening (10 workers) - U16 Girls

April 19, 2014 - Afternoon (9 Workers) - U18 Boys

May 4, 2014 - Evening (9 Workers) - U14 Boys

May 23, 2014 - Afternoon (8 Workers) - U12 Boys

June 7, 2014 - Evening (10 Workers) - U18 Girls

 

** 75% of your workers must be club members.

** Team Managers, please have your list of workers, including first and last name and phone numbers, submitted to the office at least one week before the event that your team is scheduled to work.

**Please be advised that the chairperson is responsible for picking up the Bingo Books the day before the Bingo and returning them the day after the event.

 

Thank you!


The RASC Vision Statement

The RASC has the following Vision for every member of its Club:

 

Outstanding Citizens, Student-Athletes and Soccer Players

 

Outstanding Citizens...

 

Our priority will be to help boys and girls learn about being a productive citizen in their Team, School and Community. We value respect of self & others, honesty, integrity, hard work, commitment and discipline. We will expect this from all members of the Club.

 

Student-Athletes...

 

Academically, our priority will be to help boys & girls to recognize that without a focus on achieving THEIR personal best in the classroom as students that their opportunities are limited. We will emphasize that in order to progress as a soccer player it will be crucial to ensure that their grades remain high and their behaviour while at school is at a standard of an outstanding citizen.

Athletically, our priority will be to focus on the Long-Term Athlete Development model with the understanding that some RASC participants will move on to excel in other sports. We will ensure that boys & girls develop a comprehensive athletic base that will enable them to value sport, healthy lifestyles, balance in training, rest & recovery and to be Active For Life.

 

Soccer Players...

 

Our priority will be to help boys & girls to develop the technical, tactical, physical and mental skills necessary to compete at the highest level they desire. We will focus on implementing the Canadian Soccer Association's Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model from the FUNdamentals Stage (U8 players) to the Active for Life Stage (18+ age i.e. playing, refereeing & coaching). By the time boys & girls graduate from the RASC Youth Program, they will be capable of competing at the College and/or University Soccer levels should that be THEIR desire.


Some benefits of playing in the RASC are...

1. Participants are eligible to play on Provincial Select Teams.

2. Participants play up to 30 games per Season through local league play, exhibition games, tournaments and provincial championships.

3. Participants recieve 2-3 practices per week from NCCP Trained Coaches including the MHSA's District Head Coach who has been a professional coach since 1993.

4. Participants are part of a structured player development program that follows the guidelines set out in the Canadian Soccer Association's Long-Term Player Development Program (CSA's LTPD). An overview of the CSA's LTPD can be found below.

www.canadasoccer.com/wellness/2009_W2WC_Brochure_ENG.pdf

5. Many graduates of the Club Program have gone on to compete at the CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association) and CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) levels on athletic scholarships. In 2012, 25 Crusaders (now RASC) Graduates played at the CCAA or CIS levels on partial or full tuition scholarships.

Should you have any questions regarding the Rattlers Academy Soccer Club, please contact:

MHSA Office
403-529-6931
mhsa@telusplanet.net


RASC Team Administration Documents

Please find below the relevant documents for particpation in the RASC. Ensure that you review each document closely as there have been some updates.

Parent Handbook Indoor 2013-2014

Please find below our Parent Handbook for Indoor 2013-2014.  In it you will find information for parents, players, and coaches.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the MHSA Office at 403.529.6931 or mhsa@telusplanet.net. 


Web Site Access for Coaches, Managers and Referee Mentors:

Please click here for complete instructions on signing up for a web site account and gaining access to your team's pages.




Insurance Coverage (through Alberta Soccer Association)

Take the link below to get more details on the insurance coverage we get through the Alberta Soccer Association's Policy.

Should you have any questions please contact the insurance company directly. Contact information for the insurance company can be found by taking the link below.


Travel Documents

Please review the following two documents for information on entering your team in tournaments outside of Alberta/Canada:

For those teams wishing to enter tournaments outside of Alberta, the following document must be submitted:

For those teams wishing to enter tournaments outside of Canada, the following documents must be reviewed and submitted:


Forms

You will find below other forms that will come in handy from time to time.