The Rocky Point Youth Soccer Club is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and promote youth soccer as a life time activity.
The Rocky Point Strikers are a U10 boys travel soccer team associated with the Rocky Point Youth Soccer Club. We compete in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (September through November and April through June). We practice year 'round, two days a week (but with two week breaks twice a year, late June/early July, and in December). We participate in two or three tournaments per year, play friendly matches with area travel teams, and participate in a winter indoor league.
Wanna play soccer? If you are player with a birth day between August 1st, 2002 and July 31st, 2004, and you would like to play on our team, let us know. Official tryouts are in June each year. But we have a reserve/training squad that practices with the team, so you can start playing any time. We are committed to learning and enjoying soccer in a safe and fun environment.
If you would like to learn more about soccer in Rocky Point, or would like to join our team email Coach D at donavanhall at gmail dot com.
- Joe Di Maggio, Head Coach
- Donavan Hall, Asst. Coach
- Bill Giardelli, Asst. Coach
- Rafael Morais, Trainer / Coach (Evolution Training Academy)
All official LIJSL matches are played on Saturdays. Consult the schedule for times and locations.
Try-out are held each June. Check the calendar for exact dates. We are always looking for good players. Developing players may join our reserve squad. Email Coach D at donavanhall at gmail dot com if you are interested in joining the team. An email alert will be sent informing you of the tryout dates.˙
Note: Reserve players are part of the team. They will practice and train with the team in order to improve their skills. They will play in team scrimmages, friendly matches, and the winter league. They will have the opportunity to move to the main roster. Registration for reserve players is only $55 for the July - December 2012 part of the season.
To view the schedule for a particular season, click on either Fall or Spring. To view the final division standings, click on the division designation.
* The fall 2012 season was cut short because of Hurricane Sandy. Two weeks after the truncated season we played an additional friendly against the Mount Sinai Bandits which we won.
Cumulative / Overall
The Strikers will play in both the fall and spring halves of the Long Island Junior Soccer League’s 2012 - 2013 season at the U10 level. The matches played as part of the Long Island Juniors are the main competitive focus of the team. We also play in a winter indoor league and in two (or more) tournaments per year.
Cost. In addition to the fall and spring registration fee ($185 for each half season), each player may need to contribute up to $200 per year for participation in the winter indoor league and in the tournaments. The team will engage in fundraising activities throughout the year to help cover team expenses (such as team registration fees for winter play and tournaments, uniforms, warm-up suits, bags, and other team equipment).
Responsibilities. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to help with special projects such as fun group activities as well as the fundraising initiatives.
You must be able to bring your child to the two mandatory practices per week and one match each Saturday during the LIJSL fall and spring seasons. If you are unable to bring your child to the practices or the games, you should make arrangements for someone else to transport your child. The recommended Foot Skills practice is not intended as a substitute for either of the mandatory practices.
Players should be at practice on time. Players should be picked up promptly at the end of the scheduled practice.
You must stay informed about what is happening with the team. All the information you will need concerning the team will be posted on this web site:
As a member of the Strikers U10 travel team you will learn the laws of soccer, learn and improve your skills, practice good sportsmanship, make friends, and have lots of fun.
During fall and spring we will have three scheduled practices per week. These practices will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm. (Times will need to be adjusted in late winter and early spring because of early sundown.) You SHOULD attend all practices. You MUST attend the mandatory practices. (See the "schedule" page to determine which are the mandatory practices.) Games are played on Saturday.
- Arrive at practice on time and ready to play. You must bring a ball and enough water for a 90 minute practice. You are required to wear cleats and shin-guards to practice. You should be able to tie your shoes in such a way that they do not come untied during practice.
- If you cannot attend practice for any reasons, you must contact the coaching staff prior to the practice and state the reason for missing practice. If you cannot be present for a Saturday match, you must inform the coaches before or at the Thursday practice.
- You must know where and when practices and games are. If you don’t know, ask your coach, or ask your parents to look up the information. All practice and game information is posted on the Strikers web site.
- Know the laws of soccer.
- Listen politely and respectfully when your coach is talking to you are the team.
- Conduct yourself in a way that is not distracting to other players. No horsing around.
- Be attentive when your coach gives you instructions.
- During matches, if you are not on the field, you must be seated on the bench and paying attention to the game. Do not ask the coaches to put you into the game. Do not ask how many minutes are left in the game.
- Always say positive things to your teammates.
- Have fun!
Player responsibilities outside scheduled practices:
- 20 minutes of practice / play per day
- Maintain and clean your kit (uniform and equipment)
- Be loyal to your teammates at school
The starting line-up for each match will be selected from the players who (1) attended both mandatory practices, and (2) conducted themselves appropriately during practice. Players with unexcused absences will not be in the starting line-up. Players who are disruptive during practice will not be in the starting line-up. Players will be evaluated during the week's practices and ranked by the coaches. The top 8 players will be selected for the starting line-up. Other players will be slated as substitutes. (Starting line-up and substitute positions do not affect playing time, see below.)
The coaches will select two captains each week. Captains will not necessarily change from week to week. The selection of captains for the week will be based on attendance and performance during practice and during the match of the previous week. In short, the captain’s position must be earned. Being a captain is a reward for hard work and good behavior. Players should not ask to be captain. Any player requesting to be captain will not be eligible for the following week’s captain positions. Captains will be responsible for leading warm-up exercises at practice.
While we will make every attempt to allot playing time fairly, be aware that some players will get more playing time than others. If a player is not performing well (for whatever reason) on the field during a match, that player will be taken off the field for sideline instruction. We pay attention to the playing time for each player. If a player doesn’t get a fair share of playing time in a particular game, we will try to allow that player more time in a subsequent match. Parents or player should not complain about the amount of playing time they are (or are not) getting. If you have questions or concerns, you should ask the coaches for a private discussion of the matter.