Congratulations on joining the Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club Academy Program and taking your game to the next level! We’re committed to providing the opportunities for you to develop but we need your commitment too. Following are the expectations so you can help us help you get the most out of Academy.
Pre-Select Program Schedule
Each player will be provided a season schedule by their coach. This schedule will outline Black Hills area festivals or tournaments that players will be expected to participate in. This schedule will also outline higher level tournaments that players may elect to participate in. Once a commitment is made, the player and parent will be obligated. Tournaments are selected by the Director of Coaching.
Below is information that will give you an approximate idea of the expenses you will incur over the next year.
Pre-Select Registration Fee: See Registration Fee page.
Uniform Kit: The cost of the uniform kit for Pre-Select Player is approximately $114 for youth sizes required items (an additional $123 for optional backpack and warmups). If your child continues with Academy in subsequent years, you will be expected to buy a new uniform kit every other year*. (*See FAQ page or policy manual for exception.) Players will receive ordering instructions from Soccer.com upon team acceptance. The uniform kit is required for each player and must be in hand before the first practice.
Tournament Registration: The cost to register for tournaments will be equally divided between the team members committed to that event. The Director of Coaching will communicate approximate costs in advance.
Coaches Expenses: Head Coach travel expenses will be divided equally between team members. Coach’s expenses include mileage, lodging, and meals. Only the acting head coach receives travel reimbursement.
Travel: Players are responsible for their own travel expenses.
All players, parents/guardians, coaches and spectators are expected to abide by the Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club Code of Conduct.
Players will arrive at practice, on time, ready to play. All players will wear burgundy soccer socks, burgundy shorts, and gray training t-shirt to every practice. You will not be allowed to practice without the appropriate gear.
Players are expected to arrive at games and tournaments at the times established by the coach. Players will take the field as a team and will not start until all players are present. If you are unable to attend a practice, game or tournament, you are expected to notify your coach. Please see Policy & Procedure Manual for policy details and exceptions.
Clicking ‘Yes’ for ‘I accept the above’ during the acceptance process of registration completion, Indicates that you, the parent or guardian, and your player accept your roster spot and have been notified of the expectations, responsibilities and financial commitment of being chosen as a Select player for the Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club.