Welcome to Rhinelander Soccer! Every year our community comes together and celebrates the long-awaited arrival of spring on the green soccer fields that overlook the Rhinelander / Oneida County airport.
Players have already begun to register in anticipation of the season-opening tentatively scheduled to begin on May 5, 2019. It will run every Sunday and Monday through June 23rd, 2019. We are scheduled to have age groups ranging from, U6, through U12. Times will start at 5:30 pm on Sunday and Monday evenings.
Teams will be formed and practice each evening, with games scheduled for Mondays.
About the Weekly Session
-- All children meet at the field assigned to their team.
-- Parents encourage children from behind the parent line, coaches and teams gather together on side of the field opposite the parent lines.
-- Trainers lead the children through age-appropriate drills and skills, in a fun, game format (30 minutes).
-- Children play small-sided (3 vs 3) games -- a very basic form of soccer (30 minutes).
-- Each child will be assigned to a specific team and will receive a numbered team jersey. The jerseys are not turned in and are theirs to keep after the season ends.
-- Parents are expected to stay (not a drop off) to support their children and help them learn and participate.
Players MUST wear shin guards under soccer socks that come up higher enough to cover the shin guard and keep them in place for safety reasons.
Soccer cleats or sneakers, although soccer cleats are highly recommended. Soccer cleats differ from baseball and football cleats because they do not have a tip of the toe cleat.
Size 3 soccer ball for 6U and 8U
Size 4 soccer ball for 10U and 12U
Wear weather appropriate athletic clothing. Usually shorts and T-shirt on normal warm days. Weather at the soccer complex can sometimes be a little cooler and a bit more breezy than in town so plan accordingly. It is perfectly ok to wear a long sleeve shirt under a uniform jersey and sweatpants on cooler days.
Be sure to hydrate with sufficient water a water bottle on the sideline is mandatory.
The concession stand is open on game days for water, Gatorade, snacks, and refreshments.