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.
***NEW Winter Adds***
For players joining a team in Winter months
Registration (Due after tryouts):
U9-U10 (2013-2014 birth year) - $225
U11-U12 (2011-2012 birth year) - $250
U13-U14 (2009-2010 birth year) - $275
U15-U19 (2004-2008 birth year) - $300
Club Fee (two payments):
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.
New kits are ~$165, including two game kits and two practice tops. Kits are good through 2022/23.
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.
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.
Tryouts just completed. Contact coaches for player needs.
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 Playing League, the California Regional League, and the California Competitive Soccer 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.
11151 Trade Center Drive
Suites 103 and 203
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
ARFC families receive a 20% discount on regularly priced merchandise. Let the sales associate know you are with the club.
Formal tryouts are complete. If you are still looking for a team, contact the coach, or Director of Coaching, Rick Carrigan.
Thank you to all the players, families, coaches and staff who braved tryouts. Best of luck to all of you in your coming year!!!
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.