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Academy Schedule

Youth Academy (2016 to 2019 birth years) are Monday and Thursday from 5-6 p.m. and Saturday from 8-9 a.m.

Skills Academy (2012 to 2015 birth years) are Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

 

  Mon Thurs Sat
Dec 4 7 9
  11 14 16
  18 21 off
Jan off 4 6
  8 11 13
  15 18 20
  22 25 27
  29    
Feb   1 3
  5 8 10
  12 15 17
  19 22 24

Positive Coaching Alliance

On Tuesday, March 22, all of our coaches gathered to take the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Winning and Life Lessons training. Our presenter was Dana Smith, who is a local middle school history teacher and wrestling and track coach. The training was both informative and interactive. Coaches were asked to answer questions, like “Why do they coach” and “What is their legacy?” Smith, who recently earned his Masters in Positive Coaching, shared key concepts, such as the Magic Ratio (which is five positives to one negative or criticism), with the ARFC coaches. The idea behind this training from a club standpoint was to give the coaches tools to be more successful while at the same time working to improve both team and club culture. Specifically, American River FC is committed to changing the sideline behavior of coaches, who are our leaders, and parents, who are the role models for our children. The feedback from the coaches was positive (pun intended), and the training is ongoing as PCA sends out periodic “talking points” to coaches that continue the conversations that were started during the initial training. Finally, coaches will be provided more tools throughout the year to assist them with this important task of changing the culture and sideline behavior.

2023-24 Tryouts and Registration Information

Winter Add Registration:

If you have been offered a spot on a team by a coach and you are new to our club,  register here:

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Tryout Dates and Locations:

Organized tryouts for the 2023-24 season have finished. 

Team Needs:

Player Registration (Due after tryouts):

U9-U10 (2014-2015 birth year) - $225
U11-U12 (2012-2013 birth year) - $250
U13-U14 (2010-2011 birth year) - $275
U15-U19 (2005-2009 birth year) - $300

Club Fee (two payments):  

August $90
September $90

Volunteer Fee (refundable/waived with 4 volunteer hours):  

October $80

Team Fees (vary by team):

Team fees depend on the number of tournaments played, state cup and spring league.  They are typically between $300 and $800 per year depending on how active the team is.

Uniforms:

We are entering a new 2-year uniform cycle after tryouts.  New kits are ~$190, including two game kits and two practice tops.  Kits are good through 2024/25.

Registration Method:

Registration should only be completed if your player was specifically offered a spot on a team in the club.  All payments made by credit or debit card.

 

Registration and fees are non-refundable.

2023-24 Registration and Fees Info

Player Registration (Due after tryouts):

U9-U10 (2014-2015 birth year) - $225
U11-U12 (2012-2013 birth year) - $250
U13-U14 (2010-2011 birth year) - $275
U15-U19 (2005-2009 birth year) - $300

Club Fee (two payments):  

August $90
September $90

Volunteer Fee (refundable/waived with volunteer hours):  

October $80

Team Fees (vary by team):

Team fees depend on the number of tournaments played, state cup and spring league.  They are typically between $300 and $800 per year depending on how active the team is.

Uniforms:

We are entering a new 2-year uniform cycle after tryouts.  New kits are ~$190, including two game kits and two practice tops.  Kits are good through 2024/25.

Registration Method:

Registration should only be completed if your player was specifically offered a spot on a team in the club.  All payments made by credit or debit card.

 

Registration and fees are non-refundable.

Player Needs

We are always looking for new talent.  If you are a current competitive player, please observe the NorCal Premier tryout window dates.  If you are not, you can contact us right away.  

Current Needs:

Freedom 09 Blue - Goalkeeper, Midfield, Forward, Defense

2016 Boys 1-2 players

2015 Girls 1-2 Players

2014 Girls 1-2 Players

Contact coaches for player needs.

Coaches Apply Here

If you are interested in coaching in our club, contact Rick Carrigan, Director of Coaching.

Futsal and Business Address

11151 Trade Center Drive
Suites 103 and 203
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670

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Soccer Pro Information

Hours and Location

ARFC families receive a 20% discount on regularly priced merchandise.  Let the sales associate know you are with the club.

State Cup Champions

NorCal Premier State Cup

Congrats to coach Pete and the Freedom 05 on their State Cup victory over Woodland. CHAMPIONS!!!

NorCal Guidance on AQI

Air Quality Index (AQI) Guidance

A reminder that the AQI guidance below should be used when deciding whether or not to cancel NorCal games. Clubs are asked to please wait until the day of the game before canceling, if possible, due to the nature of air quality readings, as they can change quickly. Please make every effort to collaboratively reschedule any games that need to be canceled, so that the kids can still play the game during the season.

  • 0-100: Games should be played
  • 100-150: Game can be rescheduled – decision to be made by the clubs/teams involved. Both teams need to agree to playing the game.
  • 150+: Game should be canceled and rescheduled

Link to Spare the Air AQI map

Link to Purple Air AQI map

Link to full guidance from NorCal Premier

American River FC

American River FC was established in 2009 to provide players in the Sacramento area a high quality, low-cost option to year round competitive soccer.   Our teams compete in the NorCal Premier League.  While our players come from all over Sacramento, the majority of our training and game fields are located in the towns of Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Orangevale and Rancho Cordova. We also have a dedicated indoor space for training and futsal.