Rogue Valley Timbers Micro Soccer

Rogue Valley Timbers Micro Soccer

Players ages 3 to 5

Tuesdays from 4:30 PM to 6 PM at Jefferson Elementary School (October 6, 13, 20, and 27)

Come out and enjoy the Rogue Valley Timbers' newest offering of Micro Soccer. Modeled after the youth development leagues in Belgium, the RVT Micro Soccer is a high energy 2v2 format that promotes constant engagement for the players on the field.

Each week, the players will be assigned, random partners. Throughout the evening players will switch between being the goalie/defender and the attacker. Coaches will keep track of each individuals' goals scored and will award prizes to the top goal scorer at the end of the four-week session.

This format ensures players get a maximum amount of touches on the ball and becomes comfortable in their desire to be an attacking soccer player.

Sign up today as the program is capped at 40 players and will sell out quickly.

Please contact David Horst with questions at 757-630-4743 or david.horst@rvsoccer.com


 
Tee It Up For Timbers

We invite you, and three of your friends, to join us for our first Tee It Up for Timbers Golf Tournament on Friday, October 16, 2020, at the Rogue Valley Country Club. We'll be hosting a 4-person scramble with lunch and drinks provided. We have a fun day planned with on-course games (soccer-golf style), a chance to win a car from Lithia, a Dutch Bros. Putting Contest, and a fun day on the course. This event goes a long way in supporting our mission in including all kids who wish to participate in Timbers soccer regardless of financial hardships. More now than ever before, our Timbers Players need your support so they can keep playing the game they love. We hope you'll join us in supporting them!!!

What: Tee It Up for Timbers Golf Tournament, 4-Person Scramble

Where: Rogue Valley Country Club

When: Friday, October 16, 2020, Noon Shotgun

Why: Giving Kids a Chance to Play a Game they Love

Fun Stuff: Win a Car, Putting Contest, On-Course Games, Mulligans, Lunch, Drinks

Donation: $500 per team, $140 individual player, tee-signs and sponsorships available

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 
Recreational Soccer - Fall 2020

Welcome to the fall 2020 season. We are incredibly excited to be able to deliver youth soccer to our community after having to cancel in the spring.

In order to comply with state and local mandates regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have to restrict the number of spectators at a field, enforce face coverings for players and spectators, and enforce social distancing requirements. Please understand that we must follow these policies to be able to continue to operate and bring soccer to our community. To that end, we ask that everyone plays their role and complies.

You can see our modified recreational rules and our COVID-19 policies for recreational soccer by clicking here.

FALL 2020 RECREATIONAL SCHEDULES

 
GAME ON!!!

Hello Rogue Valley Timbers Family,

I am happy to announce that as of now, all Rogue Valley Timbers recreational soccer games are on for tomorrow, Saturday 9/19/2020.

As we all know, weather in the valley can change rapidly. Please check www.rvsoccer.com and/or our Facebook page before your game to see if any changes have been made. There are many air quality websites and applications out there. We use the Oregon DEQ site at http://oregon.envi-das.com/home/map and have a threshold of 100.

By now, it is apparent that 2020 has brought about less than ideal circumstance for all of us. As such, let's know that tomorrow may not be the "perfect start" to the season. Many teams have been unable to meet or practice at all. We still have some members displaced. We may have teams show up with low numbers. Regardless off the circumstances, let's pull together as a community and make tomorrow AWESOME for our kids. It's been a long time coming, bit we couldn't be more excited to get our kids back on the field!!!

If you have questions about recreational soccer, please contact Tori Smalley at tori.smalley@rvsoccer.com or 541-840-6708.

Covid-19 Policies

As most of you know, in order to run our programs, we have to work within restrictions set by state and local authorities as related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please understand that we have to abide by these restrictions to allow our programs to move forward. Your cooperation is appreciated whether you agree with the policies or not. Please understand, that we will stop or cancel games if these policies are not followed!!!

These policies include but are not limited to (please see http://www.rvsoccer.com/home.php?layout=14873985 for a full list of recreational policies and http://www.rvsoccer.com/Covid for our full club and competitive Covid-19 operations plan.

  1. All players, spectators, coaches and referees must wear a mask/face covering during games and training sessions
  2. Spectators are limited to 1 per player (we know this will be difficult, but we have limits on gatherings that we must adhere to. Even if we allowed 2 spectators per player, we will quickly exceed that limit and risk being shut down. Please help us by respecting this policy. If needed, we will stop games if teams are not in compliance)
  3. At the recreational level, no team benches. It is recommended that all players bring their own chair so they can sit spaced out on the sideline
  4. No high fives, fist bumps, snacks, or rally tunnels


Thank you all again for your patience and understanding. We are working hard behind the scenes to provide soccer for the youth in our valley and we're determined to make that happen this fall. Thank you to all of our staff and volunteers for their unwavering commitment to our programs. We couldn't do it without you. And thank you to all of our members for choosing to be part of the Rogue Valley Timbers!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Kevin Primerano
Executive Director
Rogue Valley Timbers
541-301-3681
Kevinp@rvsoccer.com

 
High School Premier Tryouts

The tryout results are below. We will begin training the week of 9/14. We are just finalizing field space and training schedules. Coaches will be reaching out throughout next week to get the year started. Please contact RVT Director of Coaching David Horst with questions at 757-630-4743 or david.horst@rvsoccer.com.

Boy's Results Girl's Results

These team placements will form the foundation of our traditional winter soccer teams. We will make adjustments based on player performance and commitment over the next 2 months as we head into our winter season.

Teams will play in the Southern Oregon Classic League for the fall competing against other high school age teams from other communities. There will be no overnight travel for the fall season. We are not clear as to what the traditional spring/winter season will look like, but we suspect it will run from early January to the middle of February and then will take a break, so players are able to compete with their high school teams. We will be examining the possibilities of doing college showcase tournaments beginning in December of 2020. However, that decision will ultimately be determined by what is available and safe at the time.

The fee for the fall high school season is $360.00 payable in 3 payments and will include: Oregon Youth Soccer registration, fall league fee, professional coaching, field space at US Cellular Park, and 2 t-shirts (which will serve as uniforms for the fall) and a reversible RVT training bib (as we are currently prohibited from sharing training bibs). We will not be asking players to buy the new adidas uniforms until the spring season. However, if they are new players, they will need to purchase the official training kit from the Soccer Post for $51.00. These kits are the same kit as the last 2 years and will be good for another 2 years.

***This fee is for fall only. There will be an additional fee for the Winter/Spring season which will be determined once we have more clarity as to what that will look like.

 
Recreational Soccer Registration

Recreational Soccer Registration Is Now Open

Deadline for 1st - 8th Grade 8/10/2020

Deadline for KinderSoccer 9/12/20

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Tori Smalley with questions:
mailto:tori.smalley@rvsoccer.com
541-840-6708

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

*If the above link doesn't work, copy and paste the following into your browser: bit.ly/rvsoccerregistration

 
Spring Season Update

A Letter From The Executive Director

Rogue Valley Timbers Soccer Club Family,

It is with great regret that we have decided the Spring Soccer Season will be canceled due to public health concerns linked to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Our priority is the health and safety of all of those who come together to make Timbers Soccer happen – our players, their families, our coaches, volunteers, referees, and the teams we play– as well as our broader responsibility to society’s efforts to tackle this global challenge.

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have followed guidance from the CDC and U.S. Soccer in relation to our year-round operations. This pandemic has left many youth sports clubs struggling financially and the uncertainty has resulted in the majority of clubs not able to offer a refund on club fees. We have also witnessed many clubs on the brink of closing all-together.

Fortunately for RVTSC, we have been fiscally responsible with our resources and money over this past decade. This year alone, we have been able to provide $43,000 in scholarships to ensure any child who wants to play soccer has the opportunity. We have also given back to our community by giving free soccer to local elementary schools, volunteering at numerous non-profit fundraisers, and more.   

After thoughtful consideration, and knowing every family is facing different circumstances, we want to be flexible in terms of financial options. We have considered every cost to arrive at a reimbursement amount for the remainder of the season (April – May). This includes training and games already completed and field and equipment costs incurred. We have combined those with our fixed costs.

Unfortunately, we are facing approximately $170,000 in lost income for 2020. Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Memorial Cup Challenge, is now canceled. Combine that with the loss of Spring Soccer and we are facing a challenging future. We have tried diligently since 1974 to be here for our community and now we are asking you to be here for us. Please choose between the following three options:

  1. Donate Back to the Club and Help us Lessen our Shortfall
  2. Receive Credit Towards 2020/2021 RVTSC Season
  3. Receive Pro-Rated Refund

If you choose the first or second options, you'll be helping support our cause and continuing efforts in offering soccer to every child who wants to play. 

Click here for details on pro-rated refund per category and to fill out the form to indicate your option. Please submit your decision by Friday, May 8, 2020.

We also have multiple options to donate even more!  If you would like to help further click here for more information. 

If you have questions about the refund process, please refer to our FAQ's.

Our coaches are still working to keep players engaged through Zoom meetings, emails, and/or social media. We are also working hard on what comes next. Our 2020/2021 Recreational soccer registration and a variety of camp registrations will open in a few weeks. Tryouts for the 2020/2021 competitive program will occur within two weeks of receiving the green light from State officials. 

On behalf of Rogue Valley Timbers Soccer Club, we appreciate your continued commitment to making soccer accessible to all children in Southern Oregon. Be safe, be healthy, and when we return it will truly be a celebration of soccer in the Rogue Valley. We encourage all of you to continue reviewing our website, email communications, and social media platforms for further updates.

Best Wishes for Health and Wellness,

Kevin Primerano
Executive Director
Rogue Valley Timbers Soccer Club
headcoach@rvsoccer.com 

541-301-3681

 

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RVT Hires 11 Year Major League Soccer Veteran David Horst
Posted Dec 16, 2019

Rogue Valley Timbers Hire MLS Veteran David Horst

Medford, Ore. (Dec.16, 2019) — The Rogue Valley Timbers announced today the hiring of 11-year Major League Soccer veteran David Horst as the club’s new Director of Coaching.

Horst will be charged with overseeing player and coaching development throughout all of the RV Timbers’ offerings. Current RV Timbers Director of Coaching and Executive Director Kevin Primerano will take on the full-time role of Executive Director and will oversee the organization's strategic vision and the day-to-day business operations of the 1500-player soccer club.

“We are incredibly fortunate to be able to bring someone with David’s experience to the Timbers family,” said Primerano. “His perspective and knowledge as a professional athlete will be a tremendous asset to our players and coaches.”

Since retiring from Major League Soccer earlier this year, Horst has served as the Assistant Technical Director for the Real Salt Lake youth academy, one of the premier youth development systems in the United States.

“David understands and embraces a player-centered approach to youth development, and his philosophy is congruent with how we approach our players’ development here at the Rogue Valley Timbers,” said Primerano.

David Wright, President of the Rogue Valley Timbers, said, “It isn’t every day you get the opportunity to hire someone who has professional experience as a player, coaching experience, and a desire to help youth athletes grow as players and people. We are excited to bring David’s expertise to Southern Oregon.”

"I am very excited for the opportunity to bring my experience to the Rogue Valley Timbers and the growing soccer community in Southern Oregon,” said Horst “To be able to give back to the same community that supported me so much as a player for the Timbers was a chance that I could not turn down. I will bring the same passion for the game to the Rogue Valley Timbers as I did when I was a player. " 

Horst is expected to arrive in Medford in the second week in January.


 
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