Additional Player Opportunities!

posted Jun 2, 2017, 3:06 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Jun 3, 2017, 7:02 AM ]

Initial tryouts have concluded for all age groups with the exception of the 05 Boys, 03 Boys, 02 Boys, 00 Boys, 01 Girls and 99 Girls age groups.

Players who are interested in player opportunities in the listed age groups, please contact the coaches listed below:

Age Group Contact Email
05 Boys Steve Elizalde
512.825.3156 mobile
03 Boys Dan Busch
512.626.7434 mobile
02 Boys Dan Busch
512.626.7134 mobile
00 Boys Steve Elizalde
512.825.3156 mobile
03/02/01 Girls Caren Benouis
Jimmy Stanton
512.426.2640 mobile
512.635.6110 mobile
00/99 Girls Jimmy Stanton
512.635.6110 mobile

There will be a POE on Monday, 6/5 for interested 03 and 02 Boys

TIME: 5:30-7PM
LOCATION: St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd.
Click here for a map to the Location: MAP

RCR Academy Information/Observation Nights- Mon May 22 and Wed May 24

posted May 21, 2017, 7:32 PM by RCR Webmaster

Players and Parents who would like to learn more about the River City Rangers Youth Academy Program for 2017-18 are encouraged to come out and join us for open Academy training sessions on Monday May 22nd and Wednesday May 24th from 5:30-7PM at our St. Louis Catholic Church practice location.
These training sessions are open to ALL boys and girls Youth Academy age players – U7, U8, U9, and U10  age groups for 2017-18  (players born in 2009, 2008, 2010 and 2011).
Players should come dressed to play complete with shin guards and bring water and a size 4 soccer ball.
Rangers Academy coaches will be available to answer questions following the training sessions.
Monday, May 22nd  5:30-7PM
Wednesday, May 24th  5:30-7PM
Training sessions will be held at the Rangers’ St. Louis Catholic Church practice location, 7601 Burnet Rd. Austin

Map for parking:
We look forward to seeing you there!

River City Rangers U11-U19 Select Tryouts for 2017-2018

posted Apr 23, 2017, 6:22 AM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated May 6, 2017, 12:29 AM ]

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  and you will be connected with a coach in the appropriate age group.

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

May 30th , May 31st  and June 1st 
Birth years 2006-1999 Boys and Girls (U12-U19 age groups for 2017-18):
St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd, Austin
Players born in 2006 and 2005
Players born in 2004 and 2003
Players born in 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1999

If you have any questions, please contact RCR Admin Caren Benouis at OR 512.426.2640 mobile

River City Rangers - 2017 Summer Soccer Camp

posted Mar 22, 2017, 9:20 AM by RCR Webmaster

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
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.
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 (; 512-635-6110) or visit our website:

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Outstanding Balances: How to clear them (and your conscience!)

posted Mar 4, 2017, 6:51 AM by RCR Webmaster

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 ( 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 !

Academy Registration is Open!

posted Jan 8, 2017, 3:26 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Jan 8, 2017, 3:27 PM ]

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:

If you want to register for the Round Rock Academy, which trains at the RRSA fields at Voight Elementary, use this link:

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 3, 2017, 6:50 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Jan 8, 2017, 3:30 PM ]

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: 
Registration forms available here (required for ALL participants): 
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Questions??? Email Caren Benouis ( )

Ranger commits to ACU!

posted Oct 20, 2016, 5:44 AM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Oct 28, 2016, 7:17 AM ]

Emily G. of the Rangers 98 Girls has accepted an offer to play NCAA Division 1 soccer at Abilene Christian University!   Congratulations Emily and Go Wildcats!

25 years For The Player!

posted Sep 15, 2016, 7:40 AM by RCR Webmaster

As we start our 25th year of soccer in Austin the Rangers would like to wish everyone the best of luck this season.   We take pride in being the oldest youth soccer club in central Austin and plan to celebrate by holding an alumni game & party later this fall.  If you are a former Ranger player, we are looking for you!   We'd like more old team photos and to invite you to the festivities.  Please email ( for more information.

Parking at St. Louis

posted Aug 17, 2016, 11:01 AM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Aug 17, 2016, 11:04 AM ]

Parking at St. Louis

St. Louis Catholic Church is located at 7601 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX  78757

For parking, drop off and pick up at St. Louis, please see the attached map

We have our own gated entrance to the soccer fields located in the North Star Shopping Center, adjacent to Gage Furniture, The Goodwill Store and the North Village Apartments.  The parking lot is marked with an orange square on the attached map. 

You can enter the North Star Shopping Center from either Burnet Rd. or Anderson Lane and follow the black lines through the shopping center to the orange box (the parking lot) where there is a gated entrance to the fields. 

We are not authorized to drop off, pick up or  park in the St. Louis Church parking lots.   Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

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