Rice Lake Soccer Association relies on volunteers to maintain and grow our program. All families are asked to indicate your volunteer preference during the registration process. Please see below for a listing of duties and their role.

Coach & Assistant Coach: Coaches and Assistant Coaches are needed for both the Travel and Rec Leagues. The state requires coaches complete an online risk management class yearly and have a background check once every two years. We encourage our coaches to participate in a coaching clinic if they do not have prior soccer experience. RLSA will provide coaches with rules and practice plan ideas. Coaches and Assistant Coaches always coach their own child's team and their child's registration fee is refunded at the end of the season if the parent volunteers all season.

Team Manager: Team managers act as the information provider for their team and can communicate mostly by email. Team managers are asked to attend the first day of practice to hand out and collect important information. Team managers relay info from RLSA to the parents on their team. If you can copy and paste a message and send it to 8-15 names on a list, you can be a Team Manager. Team managers need to complete an online risk management class yearly and have a background check once every two years.

Please contact us via e-mail at info@rlysa.com if you are able to help with any of the positions below.

Uniform Coordinator: This person helps organize uniform hand out night and then inventories remaining Rec uniform shirts to help plan for future orders. This person should also be available the first 4 nights of soccer to hand out shirts to anyone who missed them during the initial pick-up night. This position is approximately a 5 hours a season commitment.

Photo Coordinator: This person works with Seasons Photography to schedule the seasonal team photos as well as sends out correspondence to teams on what night their photos will be and sends out a reminder e-mail as well. This job can be done entirely by e-mail and is probably a 2-3 hour a season commitment.

Equipment Manager - This person inventories equipment bags, stocks them with new supplies, and creates a list of any supplies that need to be ordered. They also help hand out equipment bags on the first night of the season and collects equipment bags on the last night of the season. This is approximately a 5 hour a season commitment.

Jamboree Site Coordinator – Organizes set up of Moon Lake Park for home travel jamboree date including putting out benches, field flags, no parking signs, garbage cans etc. This person also acts as the point of contact for City of Rice Lake regarding needs for the tournament.

Tournament Director – Point of contact on home jamboree date (once per season). Staffs the “Info Table” or coordinates a team of people to man the table. Info table is responsible for checking in coaches and verifying team info, updates bracket info as far as wins/losses/score, hands out medals, makes final decision regarding any disputes among coaches/teams.

General Board Member – Acts as a voting member on the RLSA Board. Attends monthly board meetings (usually held on the last Monday of the month) and team formation meetings. The member volunteers to help out several times with various duties of RLSA. Board position.

Risk Management Coordinator – Keeps track of background check expiration dates and reminds volunteers to update their status. This is entirely an at home computer based position.

Fundraising Manager – Responsible for (or organizes a group of people) to make contact with area businesses asking if they would like to be a RLSA sponsor. Also, connects with prior sponsors to ensure they would like to continue to sponsor RLSA. List of current and prospective sponsors is available to this person as well as form letters and yearly donation forms. Board Position.

Registrar(s) – Ideally duties would be split between a Travel Team Registrar and a Rec League Registrar with an assist to each. Duties include: creating and distributing registration flyers for spring and fall season, setting up the system for registration, Rec League team formation, requests photo copies and stuffs coach and team manager folders. Attends Travel League team formation meeting and inputs travel teams into the system. Most of this can be completed from home on your own time but is helpful to attend monthly board meetings as well.

Head Referee – Person should be knowledgeable in the rules of soccer and how to officiate. Head Referee meets with teenage referees, who are certified, to explain RLSA expectations. If we do not have a Referee Assignor this person will schedule referees for Rec League games as well as home jamboree and act as a point of contact for the referees.

Referee Assignor – Person needs to be certified as a Referee and receive additional training from WYSA. Assignor will be responsible for referee scheduling.

Travel Concessions Manager – Purchases concession items and stocks the concession stand for home jamboree (one jamboree per season). Creates schedule/time slots of volunteers needed to work the concessions stand and emails to team managers to circulate among parents. Checks the stand throughout the jamboree day to ensure it’s running smoothly and that stock/change is kept up.