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Recreational Soccer

The Royal Oak Football Club (formerly ROYSA) has been serving our community for 40 years as a non-profit.  Royal Oak FC is the 3rd 
largest club in the state of Michigan, providing a recreational program as well as a premier program.  Royal Oak FC has over 2,000 players participating each season in our programs.   

The mission of the recreational program is to enable players to learn the game of soccer in a fun and stimulating environment. Players will develop their skills while maintaining a healthy approach to soccer. 

Programs are available for ages 3 & up ranging from the Little Renegades up to 19 years old.  Each age group has a boys and girls division, but girls can play in the boys division.  There are two seasons, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.

Registration for the Spring 2019 recreational soccer opens Oct 15th and will remain open until March 31st, but if you want to guarantee that you are returned to your same team then you must register by March 1st

Late registration commences on March 31st and will only be used to fill open spots on existing teams.  A $20 late fee will apply.  Late registration is subject to early closure as teams reach roster capacity.

To register, click on the Register Now button at the bottom of this page.  

Please note if you do not get a confirmation e-mail, you are not registered.


1. Little Renegades - This is for our most junior little soccer players.  Players work with teen "coaches" (mentors), who introduce them to soccer skills through fun activities and scrimmages.  This is an introductory program and designed to be fun.  

Who: The Spring 2019 Little Renegades program is open to children with birth dates between 1/1/2014 and 12/31/2015.  

When: Meets six Saturday mornings from 9 am to 10 am.  April 20, 27 May 4,11,18, June 1st

Where:  Red Run Park

Cost: $60 per season, includes shirt and soccer ball*

What:  Shin guards are required; cleats are optional.  We will provide a t-shirt and soccer ball* on the first day. 

*Soccer balls are provided to players each fall. Players returning for the spring should use their same ball, new spring players will receive a ball


2. Preschool Division  has teams of up to ten players.  Games are 3v3 with no goalie, using pop-up goals - similar format to Little Renegades scrimmages. This division does not keep standings nor keep score of the games. There are no formal referees.  A coach, asst. coach or parent help referee the game.  The length of the game is two 20-minute halves with a 5-minute halftime break.

Preschool soccer is open to children with birth dates between 9/1/14 - 12/1/2012, although younger children may play in this division if they choose.

When: Each team plays ten games, most on weekends but some on weeknights.  The coach (a parent volunteer) determines weekly practice time and location.  Practices are once a week. 

Where: Local Royal Oak parks

Cost: $55 per season plus $25 jersey fee (for new players only).  This includes 2 jerseys,  a home and an away, and is worn for both Fall and Spring seasons.  When you register for Spring 2019, you will use the same jerseys and will not need to order a new one

What: Shin guards are required; cleats are optional.  Jerseys required for games.  Bring size 3 soccer ball to practices.

3. Kindergarten through 8th Grade:

Players are placed based on their school grade. Teams practice once per week and have one game per week.  Each of our 150 teams is lead by parent volunteer coaches.  The coach sets their own day, time and location for practice.   We do not track the coaches practice information.  There are 10 games, and they are typically played on weekends, but there may be a few weeknight games.   Games begin in April 2019.

ROFC will assign teams and you will be contacted by your coach in April with practice and game schedules.


Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grades 4th Grade 5th Grades 6th Grade (7th & 8th Grades) (9th Grade and up)
Ball size 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5
Players 3v3 5v5 5v5 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9 11v11 11v11
Roster size 10 10 10 12 12 15 15 18 22
Referee No ref, coaches are on field yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Length of ½ 20 min 25 min 25 min 25 min 25 min 30 min 30 min 35 min 40 min
Score and Standings No scoring No scoring No scoring Scores kept, not standings Scores kept, not standings Scores & standings posted Scores & standings posted Scores & standings posted Scores & standings posted
Cost $55* $65* $65* $70* $70* $70* $70* $70* $75*

* Plus $25 jersey fee.  This includes 2 jerseys,  a home and an away, and is worn for both Fall and Spring seasons.  When you register for Spring 2019, you will use the same jerseys and will not need to order a new one

A few other important notes:

-  All players registering prior to March 1st will be returned to their teams unless otherwise indicated during the registration questionnaire.

- You will be contacted prior to the start of your season by your coach with details, instructions and schedules.  Please be patient as ROFC is busy forming teams.

- If you are a current ROFC player and would like your child be transferred to a specific team, you must fill out the Player Transfer Request Form.  Specific requests will not be considered without this form.  All requests are subject to ROFC Board of Directors approval upon receipt of transfer form.


Just a reminder of the refund policy that is also mentioned in your confirmation e-mail:

REFUND POLICY: Refunds of registration fees will be given if requested in writing by March 1 for the Spring Season and August 1 for the Fall Season, less an administrative fee of $10.00.  No other refunds after those dates will be granted except under unusual circumstances as determined by the Board of Directors. 

If you have any questions about Recreational soccer contact [email protected]