This is the most unorganized company I ever worked in my whole life
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 2 October 2017
The job is not bad, you're basically a baby sitter / soccer coach. The pay is the minimum wage and you can do overtime everyday, which turns out not that bad for a summer job. What stinks is the company management, they are HORRIBLE. You can expect them to mess up your pays, send stuff to the wrong address when you specifically ask them to change it and they confirmed. They are a MESS. I would never, work for them again, I would rather work at McDonalds.
Leader in Training (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 September 2017
Au Royal City soccer club, les journées typiques de travail se présentait de manières assez uniforme. Effectivement, l'énergie positive dégagée par les enfants chaque semaine facilitaient le travail de mes coéquipiers et moi. On avait rarement a faire de la discipline, ce qui nous donnait plus de temps pour s'amuser avec eux, ce qui nous mettait alors le sourire aux lèvres. Donc, une journée typique se résumait au plaisirs que mes coéquipiers et moi avions avec les enfants et aussi le plaisir qu'on partageait entre nous, coéquipiers, puisqu'on s'entendait tous parfaitement.
Le plus difficile pendant mon temps las-bas fut de gérer, tous les enfants en même temps puisque meme si la plupart d'entre eux avait un comportement exemplaire, il y avait toujours 2 ou 3 enfants qui ne suivaient pas la norme, donc fallait les obliger de bien agir ou on les punissait. l'environnement de travail était aussi assez dur, car on travaillait a l'extérieur, donc parfois sous le soleil qui était assez chaud.
Mais Sinon, ce fut une grande expérience pour moi d'aller en Alberta et de gerer un groupe de personne.
apprentissage de l'anglais, pause fréquente, piscine
Counsellor (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 August 2017
I have worked here for two years, and no improvements have been made from the previous year. Their top motivation is money and it is clear.
If you accept a job here be aware you may NOT WORK every week, you WILL get MOVED from location to location. If you are a guy you will probably work more and move around less. The hours you will typically work are 8-5:30 and YES sometimes you have to stay past 5:30.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 2 June 2017
While working with children is lots of fun. There is little notice about whether or not you receive the job on time. As well you are basically left to your own devices when it comes to looking after the children and in my case were terribly under staffed for number of children.
Counselor in Training (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 30 April 2017
A typical day at Royal City Soccer club consists of getting to work early in the morning to setup for camp, making sure ever kid is signed in and making sure everyone is comfortable, by playing lots of icebreakers and fun games. since it is a soccer camp we were required to make drills to teach the kids how to play soccer, but most of he kids wanted to play world cup ( teams of 2, if your team scores past coach your teams goes to the next round, last one to score is out) playing in the sun for 8 hours a day all summer was a task and it was a hard one, a lot of the kids ask for tons of breaks to sit in the shade. Pool time was the best part of the day, after lunch we would head to the pool and let the kids swim around and be kids for around an hour or 2 depending on the attitude of the camp that day. after swimming its free time until parents pick up at 4.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 April 2017
Working with children was tiring but fun. Weekly based pay meant that we were typically being paid less than minimum wage per hour of work, given we often had to stay hours after work offically being done for the children to be picked up.
Field Supervisor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 September 2016
Never work for this company! They mistreat employees, and take advantage of their field staff whenever they can. The company's policies are just loose guidelines and provide little to no training. The corporate office staff waver, are loose goosy and cannot decide when confronted with day to day issues. They have a don't care attitude - all they do is take money from customers and take advantage of the field supervisors. The head office staff need to grow some balls!
Anything you can think of in a bad employer, you'll find it at Royal City Soccer.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 July 2016
The most difficult part of this job was the fact that management was on the other side of the country, sometimes weekly cheques would arrive late because of the distance. Co-workers were easy to get along with and very welcoming of new employees. Dealing with children, the hardest part was making sure they listened to you. The most enjoyable part was playing soccer all day, and teaching eager young children the skills and teamwork that came along with soccer.
always outside, exercising
long hours for minimal wage, dealing with over energetic children
Camp Counselor (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 7 May 2015
Royal City Soccer Club hires great staff to help run a good and fun camp at all of their sites. Each staff member is dedicated to ensuring that all campers have the best time they can, while also doing what they are required to do in their specific site (to teach soccer, mainly). Children are all so unique and it is interesting to interact with a lot of them and see how different they all are, yet they can all give you something to learn about either yourself or themselves. I was blessed to be able to work with such great co-workers and I regularly keep in touch with them because they were so much fun and their personalities fit with mine so well. The hardest part of the job was looking after trouble-making campers and the most enjoyable aspect was interacting with the campers in general and learning about each individual.
Productive and fun workplace with great soccer games.
I volunteer (Former Employee) – Woodbridge,ON – 23 November 2014
A typical day at work starts off with waiting for the kids to arrive in the parking lot. Next we make our way to the soccer field and do some warmups. We then do soccer drills all varying in difficulty. After soccer drills, we'd have snack. After snack, we would have a quick game (tag, hide and seek, etc.) and than we would have a big soccer game. This soccer game would be counselors against campers and would last 45 minutes. This would take us to 12 o'clock. Then we would have lunch. After lunch we would take the kids to go swimming. I learned a great amount about how to deal with children and proper communication skills when talking to their parents. The management was great and very inclusive. The hardest part of the job was leaving because I had made such great connections with my co-workers and supervisors. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to play soccer everyday then go swimming.
I was able to practice on my soccer drills as I taught the kids soccer drills.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 26 April 2014
Being a supervisor, I was responsible for about 90% of the daily events at the camp. That being said, not a single member of my team (including myself) had a police check done, the camp supplied us with expired or nonsufficient medical supplies, the park had no water fountain or running water, and worst of all we were required to sell their products to the kids. I refused to market to children, and was frowned upon by management.