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Team Manager's Welcome

Dear Managers,

We want to thank you for taking on the role of Team Manager with Metros FC. The job of Team Manager is one of the key volunteer positions within the club. The Team Manager position might also be one of the more challenging jobs within the club. As the name of the position implies, you are indeed a “Manager”. You will probably find that your families will count on you to make most decisions and be the main source of knowledge for all events. Our goal is that your team experiences many rewarding and memorable seasons with Metros FC. We’ll work closely to ensure you have the resources to make this happen. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.

As Team Manager, you have a unique opportunity to help facilitate the flow of information from the club to our member families and from our member families to the club. From the club's perspective, we want to make sure to work together and keep lines of communication open in order to best serve our members. Your role is important to us and we want to provide any support or information you might need to be a success at Team Manager. 

Your direct contact in the club administration would be Karen Hill, Karen is the Metros FC Lead Manager, or the manager's manager, if you will. She can answer most of your questions, or point you to someone who will have the information you are seeking. You may also reach out to Pete Urban, the Metros FC Program Director with questions.

This web page is a resource for Team Managers and your team staff, coaches, assistants, etc. This page will continue to expand and include new resources for you as they become available. Don't hesitate to contact us if you should require any assistance.

Thank you for your commitment and time in your role as Team Manager.

Best Regards,

Gates Youth Soccer

Forms and Documents

RDYSL Event Calendar

Administrative dates and events

Incident Report Form

File a report for any injury occurring during a Gates Youth Soccer supervised event

Concussion RTP Release Form

Players having been removed from play, due to a concussion incident, or symptoms of a concussion, must submit

NYSWYSA Insurance

Policy information and claim forms are here, New York State West Youth Soccer Association

Karen Hill

Metros FC Lead Manager

Peter Urban

Metros FC Program Director

Michael Branciforte

Metros FC Registrar


RDYSL Teams, Player Registration, Requirements, and Information

RDYSL Player and Team Registration

If you have questions about player registration requirements, dates, forms, rules, or other, you may find useful information here. Please also refer to the RDYSL website. You may also contact the Metros FC Registrar with specific questions.

RDYSL Policy for Secondary Player Status 2020

(Author: Brad Schreiber) Plain and simple, if a kid plays for two teams in two different leagues that ARE PART OF US YOUTH SOCCER then they need to fill out the Release to Secondary Team Form.  If a kid's second team participates in a league that is NOT part of/affiliated with US Youth Soccer, then they DO NOT need a secondary form.

The following leagues are affiliated with US Youth Soccer and are the most common 'premier' leagues in our area where a dual-rostered kid is likely to play and would therefore need to complete the Release to Secondary Team Form.  This is not an exhaustive but covers most in our area.  If other leagues are identified to add to this list I will share as they arise.

  • Thruway League
  • Great Lakes Conference
  • Mid-Atlantic EDP Conference
  • North Atlantic EDP Conference
  • New England EDP Conference
  • Frontier Conference

The other youth organization is US Club Soccer.  If a kid plays on a second team that is affiliated with US Club Soccer NO RELEASE FORM IS NECESSARY.  Unfortunately the two youth soccer organizations are eerily similar in name....how nice of them!  The bottom line is if a kid completes and submits a Release to Secondary Team Form it is VERY important that they include the league name for their second team.  Doing so will make is much easier for you (and me) to determine if the second team is US Youth Soccer affiliated or US Club Soccer affiliated.

RDYSL Player Registration

Use this link as a reference. You must work closely with the Metros FC Registrar to complete player and team registration requirements.

RDYSL Forms

Team registration forms, game changes, secondary player release forms

Coaches & Managers

One of the essential functions of coaches and team managers is to manage team communications with players and their families.  If you are a coach or team manager, SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Coaches and Team Managers to help you use our website and mobile app to efficiently and effectively communicate and manage your teams. See the articles that follow and Stay Connected with Your Team using the SportsEngine app.

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STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team. Quickly check schedules and team updates, plus message other members on your team and receive heads-up from athletes about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


ESSENTIAL COACH HOW-TO'S

Accessing TeamCenter

Easily add and edit athlete info, manage schedules, and message team members

Messaging Your Team in TeamCenter

Send a message to an individual member, selected members, or the entire team directly from TeamCenter or from the SportsEngine mobile app

Basic Team Management

Perform basic tasks using the Team Page Team Management functionality

Add Contacts to Receive Team Messages

Add additional email addresses to a non-member's profile in order to be able to include all athletes in team communications

Managing RSVPs

Manage RSVPs for each athlete within your team’s TeamCenter or within the SportsEngine mobile app

Sending RSVPs for Existing Games or Events

Do you import your game schedules from a third party scheduler or create them manually on your team page? This article explains how to add RSVPs to those games and events after they are imported.

More Helpful Coach Links

Review help articles about how coaches interact with TeamCenter and the SportsEngine mobile app

Bookmark your Website to the Home Screen of your Mobile Device

Access your website with a single tap from your mobile device's home screen.