MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR
Parents and Players,
I hope your summer thus far has been enjoyable as it could be, with all that is going on in the world. It has been great being able to work with the majority of the players during the summer training sessions.
The upcoming Fall season is right around the corner and I wanted to get you all a message with updates and key information for the upcoming season. With that being said, please understand that due to the pandemic, things may change. We are complying with all local, state, and federal guidelines in regards to youth sports regarding COVID-19.
All club members will receive an SVFC “Welcome Packet” with more detailed information regarding Winter and Spring seasons before your team’s Parent Zoom Meeting (please see below for more information).
Preseason camp will allow players to meet their teammates and coaches for the upcoming season(s). It will also allow them to get a jump on the upcoming Fall season.
Remember Pre-Season Camp is FREE to RETURNING SVFC players that have officially registered and accepted their roster spots for the upcoming 2020/21 year.
2019/20 RETURNING PLAYERS - FREE
NEW CLUB MEMBERS - $295.00
*If you have not registered yet and wish to attend please register here > https://soccervizafc.sportngin.com/register/form/051571181*
Dates: Monday, Aug. 17th - Friday, Aug. 21st
Times: 5:30 - 7:00 PM (please arrive 15-30 minutes early)
Attire: Practice Uniform Kit (All Black)
Uniform Policy/Link/Dress Code:
SVFC mandates all players wear proper training attire to all SVFC club practices. At no time should an SVFC player be wearing any other article of clothing to an SVFC team training session that is not on this the list below:
SVFC is in partnership with Under Armour and all players must wear club mandate Under Armour gear for practice and games.
SVFC does sell club merchandise that does showcase our logo and brand, but only items listed below are accepted at club practices.
Players can not wear any other brand or type of clothing that is not listed below.
Players should wear/bring complete jersey kit listed below to all games and tournaments
Players are allowed to warm up or wear practice attire items to games.
Players are allowed to wear practice items on the bench for warmth.
SoccerViza COVID-19 Cancelation Policy:
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects youth sports (cancellation or postponement) all open tuition payments will be paused and resumed when play continues.
If play DOES NOT CONTINUE any payments made will be reviewed and CREDITS will be calculated (can vary depending on services rendered) for future SVFC programming.
REFUNDS will be given in the form of CREDITS (camps, clinics, and/or future tuition) and NOT money back once the reviewing process has been finalized.
Things To Understand:
Each season (Fall, Winter, and Spring) is not the only thing calculated in your tuition costs. Your payment(s) also covers varying club operating costs (administrative duties, facility costs, staff salaries, and other club financial commitments). Meaning your $2,895.00 tuition cost is not to be looked at as payment that can be divided into three seasons evenly.
COVID-19 Guideline and Protocols:
Players will not be mandated to wear masks during practices or games. But can do so at their own discretion.
All SVFC staff members will be mandated to wear a mask and practice social distancing at team gatherings (practices, games, etc)
Parents can NOT attend practices (until further notice) at Sono Field House (drop off only) but can attend games and must be wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
All players and coaches shall bring their own water bottles & water breaks will be spread out throughout practice to minimize group gatherings.
Players CAN NOT share personal items (water, shirts, food, etc) during practices or games.
If players are feeling sick they SHOULD NOT attend practices or games and notify an SVFC staff member.
If players travel or have traveled to a location that mandates 14-day quarantine by CT safety protocols, please notify an SVFC staff member. Players must also submit a test with negative results of COVID-19 before returning to training.
If players' family members are feeling sick they SHOULD NOT attend practices or games and notify an SVFC staff member.
Practices will be dismissed from a different location than the entrance.
SVFC will disinfect commonly used surfaces and equipment after every practice.
Players will bring their own soccer balls.
Pennies/Bibs will not be re-used. Pennies/Bibs will be handed to the player to use for the duration of practice, will not be re-used that practice session and washed after each practice session.
Players will not huddle at any point during the game/practice.
Sportsmanship will continue in a touchless manner.
Fall Practice Logistics:
SVFC practices will take place weekly at our home facility Sono Field House, with weekend practices at an outdoor location in either Easton or Westport.
Sono Field House was approved for all athletic purposes and information regarding their safety protocols can be found on their website: https://www.sonofieldhouse.com/COVID-19
Fall Practice Schedule:
Fall Practices Start Date: Monday, August 24th
Fall Practices End Date: Thursday, November 12th (can change)
NO PRACTICE Dates:
Labor Day (Monday, September 7th)
Columbus Day (Monday, October 12th)
Leagues are set to resume and move forward as planned with a start weekend date of September 12th. With that being said, COVID-19 has made the process of scheduling and planning games difficult for clubs and the league. We are working with the league officials to the best of our ability to get what needs to be done on OUR end completed. We will send out league schedules as soon as it is finalized by the league.
Tournament information has yet to be released by tournament vendors but the club will seek participation in ONE Fall tournament (October) and TWO Spring tournaments (May and June).
Coaching Assignments & Teams:
Coaches will be calling each team member next week to introduce themselves and exchange contact information.
There will be one team at each Fall age group this season.
Our SVFC communications team will be sending out Zoom meeting details for each team in the coming weeks. Please be on the lookout for an email titled “SoccerViza FC Parent Meeting.”.
SVFC Communication Team:
ALL club communication regarding your teams (weekly updates and reminders) will be sent out from our SVFC Communications team (email@example.com), however, we will only continue to do so for the remainder of the month of August. This is not to say that you cannot communicate any other concerns you may have, the communications team email is still for any all questions or concerns regarding SoccerViza Football Club.
Starting on September 1st, all regularly scheduled team communication for the Fall Season (weekly/weekend practice and game updates & reminders) will come from the SportsYou app (via app notification and/or email). An email will be sent out with a “team invite” and download instructions for the SportsYou app. Please be sure to download the app if you haven’t done so already from the previous season, and make sure your notifications are turned ON and set to your liking.
We will be encouraging our coaching staff to speak openly and often with the team’s parents and to take advantage of this application. This app will provide an alternative method to texting and email, where you may not only communicate to your respective teams’ coach any update, question, or concern but also allows you to communicate with the club administrative staff. This is to ensure all parties are on the same page when it comes to matters of the team.
Please be sure to check your junk/spam folders regularly for emails from SVFC and SportsYou. We take pride in doing the best we can to communicate AS MUCH information as possible on all platforms, whether a phone call, an email, or a SportsYou app post. We promise to keep all of our club members informed and up to date with everything that is SoccerViza!
Thank you all for your continued support and trust during the pandemic. I look forward to seeing everyone back soon!
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director Of Coaching