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PARENT RESOURCES

WFC Rangers Parent Resources

The following Parent F.A.Q. Guide and sections help outline how our club works, explain our policies, and answer some of the frequently asked questions you may have. Additionally, you will find our financial policies and forms for Medical Releases, Scholarship Applications, plus our Player and Parent Code of Conduct. 

As always, if you have any questions about the WFC Rangers program, please contact us via email.

WFC YEAR CALENDAR OVERVIEW

Season Timeline

Parent Resource Guide & F.A.Q.

WFC Membership Cost

WFC Rangers has simplified our membership costs to provide as much transparency as possible on our yearly fees.  We are proud to remain one of the most cost effective and affordable clubs in Washington.

Your membership fee covers all of your tournament registration fees, training fields & lights, home game field rentals, referees, coaches stipends, player registration, and administrative costs.

Total member fees are:

U9-U10: $1745   &   U11-U19: $1945

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WFC Scholarships

WFC Rangers is invested in supporting our community.  We provide scholarships every year to empower all families and players the opportunity to pursue competitive soccer here in Whatcom County.

We are proud to have provided scholarships to every family that qualified for the past 2 seasons!   

Award will be determined by the number of qualified applicants and the total amount of the funds available. Scholarships do not cover travel expenses and any extra events your team may pursue.

Applications are due by June 30th following tryouts.  Submit scholarship applications to our Club Registrar.

If you are interested in donating to our scholarship funds please contact our Executive Director, Jason Conway.

WFC Financial Policies

Forms & Applications

OUR SPONSORS

,000 per year for assistant coaches.  We still remain as one of the most affordable RCL clubs in the state.

  • Whom Do We Play? 

    The majority of the Rangers teams play in the Regional Club League (RCL).  This league is populated by the top 20 premier soccer clubs in the state.  The Rangers are ranked in the Top Ten among clubs in Washington.  

    Within each gender and age group, there are up to five divisions with each division ideally comprising of 8 teams but sometimes up to 12 teams.  The top divisions contain the 8 most competitive teams in the state, the second division contains the next competitive 8 teams, and so forth.  Thus, the teams each Ranger team plays could potentially hail from anywhere in the state.  Travel will depend on which teams end up in your division. 

    We also have some teams play in the North Puget Sound League (NPSL), which limits travel in North Puget Sound.

    Summer tournament schedules are determined by the Technical Staff and Head Coaches.  Tournaments are selected based on appropriate level of play for each, while maximizing the resources of our player and coaching pool.

  • Costs To Play WFC Rangers

    Rangers is proud to provide our members with transparent & affordable membership fees.   Learn about our membership cost HERE.

  • Scholarships

    We are dedicated to making soccer available to everyone.  Two years in a row we have provided scholarships to every family that qualified and applied.  Learn more about and apply for a scholarship HERE.

  • Other Sports

    WFC Rangers encourages its players to participate in other sports, activities, and endeavors.  Families with player(s) who participate in other sports, activities, and endeavors need to work closely with their player’s coach to make proper arrangements that work for the player, the team, and the coach.  Such arrangements will be made on a case-by-case basis.

  • Parent Expectations and Responsibilities

    We want you to be the best advocate and positive supporter for your child.  And we want everyone to have a positive experience with Rangers.  Here is how you can help.

    • Foster an environment of respect for referees, players, coaches, and spectators of the opposing team through words of encouragement and support.
    • Applaud superior play, effort, and sportsmanship by players on both teams.
    • Support your coaches and managers they contribute many hours of their time to your children and truly are advocating for and doing their best to support your child through soccer. 
    • Communicate any concerns to the coach at the appropriate time (recommended 48 hour cool off period) away from the playing location and players.
  • 48 Hour Conflict Resolution Rule: 

    In the event of a conflict situation, we strongly encourage the parent to wait 48 hours before communicating with their coach.  If after the  period, the parent feels the need to communicate with the coach, that parent may do so.  If the parent’s issue with the coach is not resolved, the parent may speak with their age group Director about the issue/concern. 

    Conflict Resolution Chain: 

    1.  Parent/player must first approach the coach with the problem in a respectful manner. Ranger’s guidelines must be followed for timeline on approaching coaches (48-hour rule).
    2.  If this does not resolve the issue, then the parent can request a meeting with the age group director and the coach. At this point the director will follow the conflict resolution plan.
    3.  If the issue is not solved after that, the parent can request to meet with the DOC and age group director. The DOC will not undermine the coach by making any decisions until they meet with the coach.
    4.  All coaching staff and board members will also adhere to this plan.
  • How Do I Participate in Rangers as a Parent? 

    There are many opportunities to support your child, their teammates, as well as the team. 

    Parents may serve each team in the following positions: 

    Team Manager:
    This person is a critical component to a successful team. They coordinate all communication between the club, coach, and team. During the season, they will be responsible for arranging hotel and travel plans and communicating with opposingmanagers to coordinate game times.

    Team Treasurer:
    This person is responsible for managing the team’s finances. They are in charge of the team bank account and manage the document flow of team funds. They work hand in hand with the team manager. 

    Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Representative:
    Each team shall have one parent attend the PAC meetings (held once every month). The PAC is the connection between the parents and the WFC Board. The PAC representative is responsible for electing 4 of the 14 board positions. 

    Fundraising/Volunteer Coordinator:
    This person coordinates the fundraising for the team and acts as the liaison between the team and the Club for fundraising events (see below).

    Other Team Roles:
    Keepers of the first aid kit, team tent, and team bench; Social Events Coordinator; Travel Coordinator; and the like. 

    Parents may serve the Club in the following positions: 

    Board of Directors:
    The Board of Directors, positions discussed, below, oversees the general governance on the Club. 

    Board of Directors Committees: The Board of Directors may create individual committees, and parents who are not a director on the Board of Directors may serve as committee members. 

  • Club Fundraising

    Our fundraisers allow us to keep our fees down, provide scholarships for players who need it and support coaching development as needed.  All WFC Rangers fundraisers, whether Club-wide or for an individual team, are intended to support our players and teams.  Our Club has three major fundraising events throughout the year, which are:

    The Bellingham Bay Marathon:  This is our largest club-wide fundraiser and community outreach event.  It is required for all players & a parent representative.  This event is sponsored by both the WFC Rangers and the Bellingham Bay Swim team.  The bulk of the volunteer work will occur in the days leading up to and the day of, the marathon.  Each team’s volunteer coordinator would be asked to participate in an informational marathon meeting and coordinate the teams’ participation in the event.  This event brings in over ,000 to our club each year.

    12 Hour Soccer Festival:  This fundraising activity is required for all players.  The 12 Hour Festival is a club-wide fundraiser that involves each of our players, our coaching and technical staffs, and our Board members playing soccer for 12-hours straight. Each WFC Rangers player will be responsible to raise a minimum of .  During the 12-hour event, each team will be given a time-slot where their team will play.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity.  The event will help to build a positive club culture and further involvement in our community.

    Papa Murphy’s Dough Night:  This event is simple!  Our club share’s pizza flyers & coupons around the community.  We encourage our families and community members to buy a pizza on this date from Papa Murphy’s.  Papa Murphy’s donates a portion of its sales back to our club.  

    Additional Fundraising Activities:  WFC Rangers may, at the Board’s direction, organize replacement or additional Club-wide fundraisers.  Further, each team may organize its own additional fundraising opportunities provided it has been approved by the WFC Ranger Board.  Please contact Jenny Kapp (see contact information on Rangers website) two weeks in advance of the event.

  • Governance

    GOVERNANCE:

    The Club is governed by a Board of Directors.  All members of the Board are volunteers.

    Board Composition:  Our Board Members

    Non-voting Members:  There are four (3) non-voting members, as follows:

    • Past President: Adam Sherwood
    • Executive Director: Jason Conway
    • Administrative Officer: Charleen Wallace

    Board of Directors’ Role and Responsibility:  The Board meets once a month, or more, and is responsible for the operation of the Club, and individual directors support many other Club functions year-round.  The Board monitors the financial health of the Club, sets policy, and organizes and oversees the various committees. Currently there are committees working on sponsorship, fundraising, and parent advisory.

  • WFC Membership Cost

    WFC Rangers has simplified our membership costs to provide as much transparency as possible on our yearly fees.  We are proud to remain one of the most cost effective and affordable clubs in Washington.

    Your membership fee covers all of your tournament registration fees, training fields & lights, home game field rentals, referees, coaches stipends, player registration, and administrative costs.

    Total member fees are:

    U9-U10: 45   &   U11-U19: 45

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    • Membership Fee

      Our full year membership fees are:  U9-U10: 45 & U11-U19: 45

      Your membership fee covers all of your tournament registration fees, training fields & lights, home game field rentals, referees, coaches stipends, player registration, and administrative costs.

      A player who accepts an invitation to play with the Club indicates an agreement to pay the Club according to the terms of the WFC Rangers financial policy

    • Deposit & Payment Plans

      All fees will be prorated depending on our official return to play date.  
      We will adjustment the fees and payment plans automatically for you, you don’t pay until we play!

      Initial Membership Deposit:

      A membership deposit is required to secure your roster position after tryouts.  This will count towards your overall membership fees.  The deposit is 0.

      Payment Plan Options: 

      You are able to make these payments by check or credit card (processing fees do apply to all cc transactions).

      Monthly Payment Plan:  Our membership fees are broken into 11 months incriments.  Your first first payment is 0 (your deposit).  The remaining 10 payments are due on the 5th of each month ending on March 5.

      Pay In Full:  You can pay for the full membership cost at one time.  You can pay with one online credit card transaction or mail a single check.

      Everyone’s financial situation is unique, we work hard to be budget friendly and provide flexibility in payment plans.  If you are in need of a personalized payment plan please contact Charleen Wallace and she will work to accommodate your requests.

    • Additional Fees – Uniform & Travel

      Our all-inclusive membership fee covers just about everything, unfortunately some things need to be done on a team by team, or player by player bases.

      Uniforms:
      Players are required to purchase uniforms every two years.  The club offers and affordable base uniform package that includes, training tops, home & away kits, warm up jackets & pants, and a bag.  Payment for the uniform is remitted directly to the uniform vendor.

      *Uniforms scholarships are available if you qualify.

      Travel:

      Due to the variation of travel from team to team.  Each team is responsible for the travel expenses of their coach. Team fees are remitted directly to the team Treasurer. 

      *Scholarships do not apply to team fees.

    • Scholarships

      Ranger is investing in making competitive soccer affordable to everyone.  We provide scholarships every year to those who qualify.

      We are proud to have provided scholarships to everyone who qualified during the 2019 & 2020 seasons!

      Find out more information about the scholarships and application process here.

      Contacting our club registrar, Charleen Wallace if you have any questions!

      Applications are due by June 30th following tryouts.

    WFC Scholarships

    WFC Rangers is invested in supporting our community.  We provide scholarships every year to empower all families and players the opportunity to pursue competitive soccer here in Whatcom County.

    We are proud to have provided scholarships to every family that qualified for the past 2 seasons!   

    Award will be determined by the number of qualified applicants and the total amount of the funds available. Scholarships do not cover travel expenses and any extra events your team may pursue.

    Applications are due by June 30th following tryouts.  Submit scholarship applications to our Club Registrar.

    If you are interested in donating to our scholarship funds please contact our Executive Director, Jason Conway.


    Scholarship Application & Policy

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    Scholarship Application & Policy – Spanish Version

    Uniform Scholarships

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    WFC Financial Policies

    • Membership Fee

      The WFC Rangers membership fee includes administrative cost, training and home match facility fees, home match officials, tournament registration fees, and coaching stipend.

      The fee structure is tiered with the club fee for players. Our full year membership fees are:  U9-U10: 45  &  U11-U19: 45

      A player who accepts an invitation to play with the Club indicates an agreement to pay the Club according to the terms of the WFC Rangers Financial policy

    • Deposit & Payment Plans

      Initial Membership Deposit:

      A membership deposit is required to secure your roster position after tryouts.  This will count towards your overall membership fees. The deposit is 0.

      Payment Plan Options: 

      You are able to make these payments by check or credit card (processing fees do apply to all cc transactions).

      Monthly Payment Plan:  Our membership fees are broken into 11 months incriments.  Your first first payment is your 0 deposit.  The remaining 10 payments are due on the 5th of each month ending on March 5.

      Pay In Full:  You can pay for the full membership cost at one time.  You can pay with one online credit card transaction or a single check.

      Everyone’s financial situation is unique, we work hard to be budget friendly and provide flexibility in payment plans.  If you are in need of a personalized payment plan please contact Charleen Wallace and she will work to accommodate your requests.

    • Additional Fees – Uniform & Travel

      Uniforms:
      Players are required to purchase uniforms every two years.  The club offers and affordable base uniform package that includes, training tops, home & away kits, warm up jackets & pants, and a bag.  Payment for the uniform is remitted directly to the uniform vendor.

      *Uniforms scholarships are available if you qualify.

      Travel:

      Due to the variation of travel from team to team.  Each team is responsible for the travel expenses of their coach. Team fees are remitted directly to the team Treasurer. 

      *Scholarships do not apply to team fees.

    • Scholarships

      For families in need of financial assistance, scholarships are offered once a year.  Applications are due by June 30th following tryouts.

      Scholarship funds are limited and the amount of an individual award will be determined by the number of qualified applicants and the total amount of the funds available.  Scholarships do not include initial deposit, uniform (separate scholarship application) , or any team specific expenses (i.e. travel costs, coach reimbursements, etc).

      Applications are due by June 30th following tryouts. Scholarship applications can be obtained on this WFC Rangers page or by contacting the Club registrar, Charleen Wallace

    • Financial Assistance

      The Club understands life emergencies and situations may arise that can result in financial strain. The Club is committed to ensuring no player is denied participation based upon financial needs. Special payment arrangements for registration fees will be considered by the Club President and Treasurer (written request required).

    • Late Payment or Failure to Pay

      Failure to pay any fees on time will result in the player being suspended from play for all trainings, games, and tournaments. Upon receipt of payment, including any late fees, the player will be reinstated. Extended unpaid balances may be referred to an external collection agency.

    • Refunds

      No refunds, partial or full, will be issued to a player who chooses not to participate for any reason at any point after the commitment is made. For special circumstances (i.e. severe injury, relocation), the Club President and Treasurer may make an exception and issue a pro-rated refund. No refunds will be made in the event a player is suspended or removed from the program.

    Forms & Applications


    Parent Handbook

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    Player & Parent Code of Conduct Form

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    WFC Medical Release Form

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    WFC Parent Information Night Slides

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    Scholarship Application & Policy

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    Scholarship – Spanish Version

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    2018/19 PAC Meeting Notes

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    2017/18 PAC Meeting Notes

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