Please adjust your practice times due to decreasing daylight

Teams with the early practice slot will now practice 5-6:15pm and the late practice slot will run from 6:15-7:30pm.

Footskills moved to Tuesdays this year, starting September 6

NRSC Fall Footskills will be held on Tuesdays at Heasley Field, with the first session on Tuesday, September 6. The footskill program is led by NRSC Director of Coaching Denzil Antonio. Denzil is looking forward to seeing all recreation and travel players and coaches at all five sessions running from September 6 to October 3. Please refer to the time schedule below to identify the correct session.

Munchkin Academy, U8 and U11 recreation: 5:30 to 6:30pm
U14 recreation and all travel players: 6:30 to 7:30pm

Remember – Coaches are expected to attend with their teams. Denzil will be using these sessions to instruct coaches as well as players. Players need to bring a soccer ball and water.

2016 NRSC Columbus Crew Trip – SOLD OUT!


Date: Saturday, October 1
Bus leaves: 3:30pm from Heasley Field
Game time: 7:30pm
Game location: Mapfre Stadium – Columbus
Cost: $60, includes bus ride and game ticket

Bus leaves Heasley Fields Promptly at 3:30pm and returns to Heasley Fields right after the game. $60.00 per ticket includes:

  • Sideline Seats
  • Charter Bus Ticket
  • Food and Beverages will be provided before and after the game in tailgate fashion
  • On-Field Experience for your child during the pregame ceremony. Children will:
    • Be a team Flag Bearer prior to the opening ceremonies – or
    • Play on the field in mini soccer games
    • Limited to 50 players and age requirements do apply.

New header policy for all NRSC players

As part of a concussion litigation settlement agreement with US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer, new header guidelines have been formulated at the national level and have been pushed down to local levels. On March 28, Ohio Youth Soccer North communicated their policy with the notification that it would go into effect immediately. At the NRSC Board meeting on April 12, the NRSC Board used the guidelines of these larger organizations to create an NRSC header policy. The following NRSC club rules for heading the ball are now in effect (as of April 12, 2016);

All recreation players in age groups U14 and younger are not permitted to intentionally head the ball during practices, games, or any other NRSC activity. Coaches are expected to enforce this rule at all times. In game situations, intentional heading will result in an indirect free kick awarded to the opponent at the spot of the infraction – or from the top of the goal area for infractions inside the goal area.

All travel players in age groups U11 and younger are not permitted to intentionally head the ball during practices, games, or any other NRSC activity.   Coaches are expected to enforce this rule at all times.  Travel players at the U12, U13, and U14 age levels will receive guidance from their coaches on the header policy for those age groups.

Posted club rules at Heasley have been updated.

Girls U10 travel wins at Kent State

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NRSC League Director position is currently open

The NRSC League Director position is vacant as of November, when Frank Werner retired after several years of service. We are looking for volunteers for the job. The primary duties are to create the league schedules and purchase the end of year trophies and medals. If you have any questions or interest in the position, please contact President Pete Ragone and Vice President Curt Keaton through the “Ask the NRSC” link in the upper right corner of this page.