The Rising Star Soccer Club was founded in the Fall of 1999 by a group of individuals who wanted to enhance the level soccer in Rome and throughout Central New York. The idea behind the Club was to prepare our children for a competitive level of play. Our mission was to develop programs that would allow children of all skill levels the opportunity of coming together to learn and to enhance their abilities. One very important aspect of the learning process is to teach and to have our children understand the true meaning of team work and importance of supporting and trusting one another on and off the field. While competing in state wide play, we look to our children to serve as ambassadors of our Club as well as our respective communities.
Over the past few years our club has evolved in a very positive manner. Not only have we grown to almost 300 members strong, but we have been successful in bringing children from various communities together as one. Through the efforts of some very dedicated volunteers, we continue to develop new ideas and programs to bring our club to the front of the soccer community. Our club has opened its doors to all children who have a love and desire for playing the game of soccer.
Feb 3rd will be the start of the next Future Stars Session, for kids aged 4 - 8.
Wednesday's 5pm - 6pm at Rising Stars. If you are interested, please email:
You can sign up using the below link:
Register and do all your future rentals, league registrations, make payments, confirm schedule, and more online.
Rising Stars Sports Center COVID-19 Expectations and Protocol.
While Entering and spending time in the facility everyone is expected to observe social distancing protocols of 6 Feet Separation.
To Assist our Department of Health if contact tracing -All Chaperones, Spectators, and ALL Youth and Adult Players enter the facility for PRactice and Games must fill-out our Contact Tracing Google document. The document can be located on our webpage or use QR located around the building to locate the form (use your smartphone cameras on the QR to get the form...or use this link https://forms.gle/UiEveLFP5hcXGiHUA) Form should be completed before entering the center.
While in the building all spectators should use the 'Spectator Spots' around the facility to social distance.
For any Player 9yrs old and younger, only one chaperone can accompany them inside the facility for Practice.
Any participant 10yrs old and older, no chaperone is allowed to accompany them inside the facility for practice. The chaperone will be required to stay outside for the duration of the practice and meet the participant outside the facility.
For League games, one spectator will be allowed in the facility per player but while watching the game all spectators must use the 'Spectator Spots' around the facility to social distance. There will not be any sitting areas in the facility so you are allowed to use a foldout chair in the 'Spectator Spots'.
During League play...Players and Chaperones will not be allowed to enter the center till 10 min before their game...This will ensure our staff has enough time to clean after each game...while entering the center please maintain social distancing.
Post Program - No Meetings, extracurricular, or social activities should take place in the center. No congregating, participants should leave the facility promptly. Any conversation in the parking lots must follow all social distancing protocols and Masks must be used.
Please remember these important preventative measures when you are here at our center:
Face Masks: Individuals not participating in games (e.g. coaches, players on bench & chaperones) must wear face coverings at all times. (No gators or scarves are allowed to be substituted for masks).
Face Masks: All participants are required to wear face coverings at all times while playing unless participants are unable to tolerate such a covering for the physical activity. (No gators or scarves are allowed to be substituted for masks)
Maintain proper social distancing - we ask that everyone use best efforts to practice social distancing before and after games
Utilize hand sanitizer placed around the facility
Based on the field, participants will be asked to exit the building using the doors closest to the area of the building they are using.
The main lobby will be Entrance Only to the building and will not be used for exiting.
Field 1 players and spectators will exit through Exit 1 on the side of the building.
Field 2 players and spectators will use Exit 6 between the small field and the mini field.
Field 3 (AKA Small Field), players, and spectators will exit via Exit 5 behind the bench area.
All of the guidelines are subject to change at any time based on CDC guidelines.
On Behalf of RSSC we would like to thank everyone in advance for understanding and following these guidelines.
Our Future Stars Program is set up for kids born in 2013/2014 or 2015. We go over balance, coordination, and soccer skills through the 10 week soccer block.
The session is on a Wednesday evening, 5pm at Rising Stars. Hosted by our Director of Coaching Damon Neish this is a very popular program which we will be running again in 2020.
We begin the Winter session on the 4th November, at 5pm. So don't delay. Go to the link below and sign up.
Register at the link below: