News & Announcements

  • River City Rangers U11-U19 Select Tryouts for 2017-2018
    ONLINE Registration for U11-U19 Boys and Girls Select Soccer Tryouts for 2017-18 Teams is NOW OPEN!

    The Rangers will be holding open tryouts for U11-U19 teams for the 2017-18 season starting with the 2007’s (U11 for the 2017-18 season) tryouts on May 15th, 16th and 17th.   Tryouts for older players (2006’s-1999’s) will be held at the end of the month on May 30th, 31st and June 1st.

    Tryouts are open to all interested players.  To play on a Rangers Select team, players must attend tryouts.  We recommend that players attend as many nights of tryouts as possible.  All interested players must register online prior to tryouts.  Tryout registration is free.

    If you are new to RCR, we would like to invite you to train with a team in your age group prior to tryouts.   If you are interested in training with a Rangers team prior to tryouts, please send email with player's name, date of birth and playing experience to caren@benouis.com  and you will be connected with a coach in the appropriate age group.

    TRYOUT DATES:
    Birth year 2007 Boys and Girls (U11 age group  for 2017-18):
    May 15th, 16th and 17th, 6:00-7:15PM
    St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd, Austin

    Birth years 2006-1999 Boys and Girls (U12-U19 age groups for 2017-18):
    May 30th , May 31st  and June 1st  (Specific Age Group times TBD)
    St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd, Austin

    If you have any questions, please contact RCR Admin Caren Benouis at caren@benouis.com OR 512.426.2640 mobile
    Posted Apr 24, 2017, 5:20 PM by RCR Webmaster
  • River City Rangers - 2017 Summer Soccer Camp
    Who, When, Where, and How Much?
    The Rangers Day Camp is designed to benefit all recreational and select players, aged 5–14 (U6–U15). Four camp sessions will be offered, each lasting five days:
    Week A: June 12-16
    Week B: June 26 - 30
    Week C: July 10 -14
    Week D: July 24 -28
    All sessions will be conducted by River City Rangers coaches and will follow the same curriculum, adapted for the ages and skill levels of the participants. All sessions will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757.
    Daily Schedule -- 8:30AM-11:30AM 
    Cost per Week -- $150
    Benefits
    This camp will develop each player’s ability to
    *   Strike, trap, and pass the ball with power and precision;
    *   Use correct technique under pressure;
    *   Play with confidence in a variety of game situations;
    *   Form good habits for the prevention of injuries
    *   Proper warm ups and conditioning exercises
    *   Act responsibly, displaying leadership, civility, and good sportsmanship.
    Curriculum
    A different set of skills will be emphasized on each day of the week:
    Monday: Dribbling and turns, 1v1 attacking/defending
    Tuesday: Passing and receiving
    Wednesday: Shooting and striking
    Thursday: Goalkeeping
    Friday: General review, small-sided games
    Age Group Training Emphases

    U5–U6: For the youngest players, having fun will be the primary emphasis. A variety of games and exercises will develop basic soccer skills.
    U7–U10: For more experienced recreational players, training will include both games and technical drills, creating an environment that is fun but challenging.
    U11–U15: More advanced skills will be taught via increasingly complex drills and field situations. Training will include techniques and tactics, working toward a more mature understanding of the game.

    Every player will receive a River City Rangers Summer Camp training shirt and a soccer ball.

    Every player will be checked in and out of camp every day by River City Rangers coaches or administrators. Coaches will try to honor requests to keep specific players together, while also striving to form activity groups that provide the right amount of challenge for each player.

    For more information about the River City Rangers Summer Soccer Camp, please contact Jimmy Stanton (jimmystanton01@gmail.com; 512-635-6110) or visit our website: www.rivercityrangers.org

    Full flyer available here: View Download
    Posted Mar 22, 2017, 9:20 AM by RCR Webmaster
  • Outstanding Balances: How to clear them (and your conscience!)
    If you have not yet paid your 2016-2017 fees, there is still time!  if you don't have access to your old invoices in email, please email Margaret (mrreed@austin.rr.com) and she will email your total amount remaining due, or call Caren Benouis directly at (512) 426-2640 to make your payment.
     
    The River City Rangers are able to provide a cost-effective, high level of soccer coaching and play for our players because of our strong community of players, parents, and coaches.  We keep the costs of playing to a bare minimum, but in order to do so, we need the help of all parents in settling the the 2016-17 fees due.
     
    Help keep us  #RCRStrong !
    Posted Mar 4, 2017, 6:51 AM by RCR Webmaster
  • Academy Registration is Open!
    The links for Academy Registration are below:

    If you want to register for the Central/Austin Academy, which trains at the St. Louis fields, use this link:
    https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/Default.asp?ProgramID=55061&Type=PLAYER

    If you want to register for the Round Rock Academy, which trains at the RRSA fields at Voight Elementary, use this link:
    https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=55084&Type=PLAYER

    The River City Rangers' Academy program is designed for U8, U9 and U10 (birth year 2010, 2009, 2008) recreational players, boys and girls, who have an exceptional desire to improve their skills and their understanding of the game.  The program is accredited as a recreational program, and all U8-U10 recreational players are eligible to join.
    Posted Jan 8, 2017, 3:27 PM by RCR Webmaster
  • RANGERS WINTER FUTSAL STARTS SATURDAY, JAN. 7th, 2017!
    Futsal is a fast-paced "flavor" of soccer played on a court that can help sharpen players' skills on the field.

    LOCATION: St. Louis Gym, 7601 Burnet Rd. 
    PARKING: Please park/drop off/pick up in the St. Louis Church parking lot, adjacent to the soccer field.
    DATES: Saturdays, Jan. 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
    TIMES:  10AM-NOON - U11 and younger players
                   NOON-2PM - U12 and older players

    The game is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. It is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular soccer ball.

    The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.
    Futsal is a great way to have fun and work on your skills and fitness during the winter break!

    More information available here: 
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    Registration forms available here (required for ALL participants): 
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    Questions??? Email Caren Benouis ( caren@benouis.com )
    Posted Jan 8, 2017, 3:30 PM by RCR Webmaster
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Soccer Stuff

  • Unfortunately...no
    A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in:
    - if the ball enters the opponent's goal directly from a throw-in, the referee shall award a goal kick
    - if the ball enters the thrower's own goal directly from a throw-in, the referee shall award a corner kick
    Posted Jan 15, 2015, 6:14 AM by RCR Webmaster
  • What's the rule?
    No offside penalty on a:
    - a throw-in
    - a corner kick
    - a goal kick
    Posted Jan 8, 2015, 6:49 PM by RCR Webmaster
  • Well, well, well...
    Did you know that water from the well that the Rangers installed at St. Louis has been a crucial element in the church's ability to provide fresh produce to their food pantry clients?  Here is a link the Facebook page.  <Link>
    Go Rangers!
    Posted Nov 3, 2014, 7:21 AM by RCR Webmaster
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BREAKING NEWS -- The RCR 06B Orange team is going to the Director's Cup State Championships!

The boys went an undefeated 5-0 the entire weekend winning the quarterfinal 3-2 scorning in the last minute and winning the semifinal game 4-3 scoring with 30 seconds left in the game.

The team will play in the Director's Cup State finals May 6 and 7 at Mission City Sports Complex in San Antonio.

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST OF LUCK AT STATE!

GO RANGERS!!!




Field Status

 Field      Status
 QUARRY ATRIUM  (See NASA website)  
 RANGERS SP  (See NASA website)
 ST. FRANCIS (See NASA website)  
 ST. LOUIS
 35th Street
 Cook Elementary  (See NASA website)  
 Lucy Read  (See NASA website)  

Updated Apr 18, 2017

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