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About Our Program


The St. Alban Soccer Association was founded in 1982. Today, it serves approx. 1,500 area youth soccer players within the geographic boundaries of the parish of St. Alban Roe Catholic Church, making it one of the largest recreational sports associations in the United States. Children from pre-K through 1st grade play in the St. Alban Instructional League (Training League). Grades 2nd through High School participate in the St. Louis CYC (CYC - Catholic Youth Council)

 

Mission

The mission of the St. Alban Soccer Program is to provide children with the opportunity to learn individual and team soccer skills in an atmosphere of Christian behavior and fellowship.
Eligibility

The program is open to all boys and girls who live within the geographic boundaries of St. Alban Roe Catholic Church. Girls and boys in Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to participate. St. Alban is a recreational faith-based soccer program, but athletes who play on select teams are welcome to play in our program.

No child will be denied an opportunity to play in the St. Alban program due to financial hardship. For more information, contact Bill Rowe at (636) 458-6705 in the strictest of confidence.

Play
The regular season typically begins just after Labor Day and ends in mid November (except Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade, which run from mid-August to late October). Games played on our home fields are played on Saturday and Sunday. Teams may also be entered in tournaments which may take place before, during or after the regular season. CYC teams that qualify may play in the CYC City/County Championship.

Code of Conduct
The St. Alban soccer program requires appropriate conduct from it's players, coaches, parents, and spectators. Any behavior deemed inappropriate, including verbal harassment of players or referees will result in the immediate removal from the premises of the person in question, and possible suspension or expulsion from the program. Every coach, parent and player must abide by the St. Alban Code of Conduct Contract.

Download a copy of the Code of Conduct Contract in Word format here:

Code of Conduct Contract


All St. Alban coaches must also attend a seminar covering appropriate behavior with children. The Coaches page has additional information about the "Protecting God's Children" and "Coaching to Make a Positive Difference" seminars.

Volunteer Opportunities
The St. Alban program relies heavily on volunteer support. If you have a child in the league, or you just love the game and wish to become involved, please contact Ted Hoog @ tedhoog@yahoo.com or 314-503-5007. Volunteering is a great way to be close to your child during an important activity in his or her life.

Work Duty
On occasion it may be necessary to solicit assistance from parents of players for special work duty. Each team must have parents willing to assist when the need arises.

Prayer Before Games
We strongly encourage our coaches to lead the players in a prayer before each game. Click here
for a number of sample prayers.