Richmond Girls Soccer Association

   

About

Goals and Philosophy

OUR GOALS

  • Our recreational program will continue to provide soccer for every player who wishes to play within our community.

  • For each age group the competitive program will have teams represented at all tiers of competitive soccer and will also offer quality programming for those desiring a lower level of commitment.

  • Our elite players will be regularly securing scholarships to university and college programs and competing for places on BCSPL, Provincial and National teams.

  • Through prudent financial management, sponsorship and fundraising initiatives, the Richmond Girls Soccer Association will continue to secure the use of year- round training facilities within the community in collaboration with the City of Richmond and/or the Richmond School Board.

  • Maintain a strong relationship with the City of Richmond to ensure continued access to the premiere facilities available in the city where we are based.

  • Our top-level coaches will share their coaching expertise with less experienced coaches and older players creating a cycle of knowledge that will sustain Richmond Girls Soccer Association into the future.

  • New additions to our staff of professional coaches will be recruited primarily from players graduating from our program.

  • Players of all abilities will return year after year because at Richmond Girls Soccer Association they learn skills and improve their game while having a great time. 

  • We will provide an environment committed to inclusiveness and welcoming to players of all abilities and identities.



OUR PHILOSOPHY

Long Term Player Development is the primary objective of the Richmond Girls Soccer Association. This development breaks down into four components: Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Psychological. 


As the age level increases, different components are stressed.


  • Technical growth: The individual ability to handle the ball consists of: dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, heading, and goalkeeping. A solid Technical foundation increases the players’ ability to understand the Tactical aspects of the game.


  • Tactical awareness: A player must understand when to apply the appropriate technique based on the demands placed upon them by their opponents. Tactical awareness is a player's understanding of a system of play or strategy. As a player progresses through age groups, Tactical play becomes a major component of our teaching.


  • Physical ability: Soccer is a demanding physical sport, and each player will need to obtain a certain level of fitness. A majority of this fitness training takes place in the actual training exercises. Physical fitness determines a lot in the game of soccer. When players become physically tired, they become mentally tired. When they become mentally tired they can no longer perform the technical skills needed. When players lose their technical ability, their tactics disappear.


  • Psychological understanding: How a player reacts to certain situations can either help or hurt the overall team effort. Our goal is to focus on the present. Soccer is a game of mistakes. This is how we learn. We will work to focus all of our players energies in a positive manner, and on things they can control.


OUR PILLARS

Excellence

We believe in the right of all individuals to pursue their personal levels of excellence. The Richmond Girls Soccer Association will strive at all times to sustain club excellence.


Fun

We believe in soccer being fun.


Fairness

We believe in fairness on and off the field of play, as characterized by equality, integrity and trust.


Respect

We believe in free and open communication and respect for the views, role and contribution of all.


Leadership

We believe that those who coach and lead soccer teams and activities at the Richmond Girls Soccer Association have a responsibility to teach and apply the values of the club. We also believe that youth participation in sport builds leaders. 


Our Mission, Vision & Values

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Our Mission

To create a fun and safe learning environment where players, coaches and parents can play and mature through the game of soccer.


The Richmond Girls Soccer Association is dedicated to helping all our soccer players realize their sporting potential. All coaching is crafted to our players' specific levels of commitment and stages of development. It is our steadfast belief that young players who are encouraged to express their own natural ability, who are comfortable trying new things and who are not afraid to make mistakes will better reach their potential and develop a life-long love of the game.


Lessons learned on the soccer pitch and training ground create good habits and life skills that will equip our young athletes for future success in any field. 


Our Vision

The Richmond Girls Soccer Association will become a “league leader” in the soccer community, with a growing reputation for excellent coach and player development and effective club administration.


Soccer will be coached, played and supported in accordance with the spirit of the game, represented by fair play and sportsmanship. 


Our Values

The Richmond Girls Soccer Association Values have been established to remind players, parents, coaches and staff that the life skills and experience obtained through participation in skill development, competition and teamwork are far more valuable than just winning on the field of play


Board of Directors

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The operations of the Richmond Girls Soccer Association are overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors that are elected by our membership.

The Board strives to uphold the Clubs' constitution while ensuring that all of the programs operate in a manner that adheres to our stated goal of providing all participants in our programs with a rewarding, enjoyable soccer playing experience.

As of June 2019, the Board of Directors is comprised of the following ten individuals:


Executive Officers

  • Diana Trueman    (President)        expires in June 2021
  • Marty Mueller      (Vice President) expires in June 2020
  • Matt Langelaan    (Treasurer)       expires in June 2020
  • Kelly Duran         (Secretary)       expires in June 2021

Members at Large
  • Nonie Nashlund - term expires in June 2021
  • Sean Lawson - term expires in June 2021
  • Richard Wang - term expires in June 2020
  • Julian Forman - term expires in June 2020
  • Mike Harrower  - term expires in June 2021

RGSA Constitution

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Please click on the link below to read Richmond Girl's Soccer Constitution.


Constitution.

Club Pathway

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Club Pathway Visual