Our Programs

Club Philosophy

The focus of NSS is to develop young soccer players and introduce them to the four pillars of soccer: Technical, Tactical, Psychological and Physical. Players at this age are like sponges and it is our responsibility to make sure they learn to love the game and develop positive habits and attitudes, which provide the foundations for soccer – and life - excellence down the road.

​The NSS program stresses player development versus results. It is much more important to develop players within the proper framework of their age, as opposed to demanding that teams win at all costs. If the goal is just to win there are shortcuts that coaches can take at the expense of developing the player and the team. By focusing on developing the player, this helps the entire team and success will follow.

We recognize that one of the most important aspects of youth sports is the opportunity to teach important life-lessons to impressionable children. All players have the opportunity to benefit from the values taught through teamwork, effort, responsibility, and commitment. NSS understands that children learn from and are influenced by the adults involved in our organization. Accordingly, we demand the highest standard of behavior from every board member, director, staff member, coach, and volunteer.

North State Soccer Board of Directors

The Club shall have a Board of Directors consisting of 10 (ten) members including the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Registrar/Scheduler, Parent Representative, Club Promotions Coordinator, Director of Coaching (non-voting), a current Kaos Coach and a current Missfits Coach. The Board of Directors shall be responsible for and have authority to interpret and enforce the Policies, Procedures and Operational Directives of the Club. Additionally, the Board of Directors shall oversee the day to day operations of the club as well as the financial well-being of the Club. A full description of the duites of the Board of Directors can be found in our operating documents.

President - Rob Effa

Vice-President - Michael Sanchez

Secretary - ED Schneider

Treasurer - Jeff Riggs

Registrar / Scheduler - Ryan Richardson

Parent Representative - Vacant

Club Promotions Coordinator - Vacant

Kaos Coach's Representative - Brian Seamans

Missfits Coach's Representative - Eric Johnson

Director of Coaching (Non-Voting) - Steven Hofferber

Operating Documents

NSS (RYSL) Comp Policy

On December 7, 2015 the Redding Youth Soccer League formally put in place a committee to handle matters related to "comp" soccer. The committee is known as North State Soccer and operates similar to a stand alone club. The Operating Documents, which are updated regularly, for the committee/club can be found here. Exceptional Player Evaluation Request Form mentioned in the Operating Documents can be found here.

NSS/RYSL Policy on Air Quality

Occasionally we have seen issues with air quality in the Redding area, particularly in relation to forest fires in the area. The Redding Youth Soccer League recommends that coaches cancel all soccer practices outdoors when the Redding Air Quality Index (AQI) reaches 101 (AQI of "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups"). Sensitive groups include people with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teenagers. Ultimately, it will be up to each parent to decide whether to attend a practice that is not canceled and that player should not be punished if they do not attend.
If the AQI reaches 150 or higher (Air Quality Index of "Unhealthy for All Groups") then all practices must be canceled for the safety and welfare of RYSL players and coaches. No teams may practice outdoors or participate in games when this level is reached.
To read the full policy, click here.

NSS Guidelines on Hot Temperatures and Practices/Games

The US Soccer document linked below is intended as a guide for coaches, referees, and players for training in warmer climates. Additionally, this document is intended to also serve as a guide for match play, hydration breaks and participant safety during extreme temperature conditions. The information provided herein is not substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of a visit, consultation or the advice of your physician or other health care provider. For specific questions and concerns, please consult your health care provider or physician.