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Coronavirus Information

Dear members,

In recent days, numerous public health agencies – including the CDCNIH and WHO – have issued strong advice to avoid person-to-person contact to the greatest extent possible. Gatherings of 10 or more people are now being discouraged.

Accordingly, US Club Soccer is joining with other youth members of the U.S. Soccer Federation (AYSO, SAY and USSSA) in immediately suspending all activities within our jurisdiction through April 12.

To be clear: this includes not only activities directly operated by US Club Soccer, but also those US Club Soccer-sanctioned and related activities operated by member organizations, such as league and tournament play, scrimmages, practices/training, tryouts, team travel, large group meetings and related off-field activities. AYSO, SAY and USSSA are also taking the same measures.

US Club Soccer is continually monitoring the situation and will rely on expert public health advice for when it is safe to resume soccer activities. There will be a subsequent Member Update before April 12 addressing the possibility of returning to play or extending this cessation.

In the meantime, please frequent usclubsoccer.org/coronavirus, which includes an FAQ section, as well as links to applicable information from the aforementioned health organizations.

Additionally, US Club Soccer is working with its Players First partners to develop and distribute resources for players and coaches to continue to improve on their own through virtual skills contests, Facebook Live sessions on a variety of topics, and more.

Please continue to take every precaution, and make decisions with public health in mind, as we aim to flatten the curve of this pandemic. Thank you for your attentiveness in this matter.

 

Soccer Updates - Thursday 19th March

Dear AFC Players and Parents,

We wanted to provide you with an update regarding how the situation with COVID-19 is impacting us and the wider soccer community across the country. As you are likely already aware, US Club Soccer is joining with other youth members of the U.S. Soccer Federation (AYSO, SAY and USSSA) in immediately suspending all activities within their jurisdiction through April 12. NorCal Soccer is a US Club sanctioned league so that will apply for all of our Spring league games.

AT HOME PRACTICE 

Our Pro Coaches have been working very hard behind the scenes to provide suitable and age-appropriate training resources to keep players engaged in their training whilst away from the field.


Summarized below are weekly training plans and “live” sessions which are being introduced for our players starting next week. We will send a new email every Thursday with the plans for the following week.

Week of 3/23/20 – 3/29/20

At Home Training Tasks for Completion:

 

Please complete the assigned At Home Training Tasks for your age group:

U8-U10 Weekly at Home Training

U11-U12 Weekly at Home Training

U13-U19 Weekly at Home Training Tasks

Training tasks for our goalkeepers

Live Sessions Led by Pro Coaches – ‘Live at 5.00pm’

Tuesday 3/24/20

Wednesday 3/25/20

Wednesday 3/25/20

  • U13-U19 Classroom Session with Coach Stuart Harte
  • Topic: Player Roles & Responsibilities for 11v11
  • 00pm
  • Classroom access link to be sent out via TeamSnap and posted to 24-7 UK Soccer Academy Facebook page

Thursday 3/26/20

An email will be sent to everyone with a reminder of the activities for the week plus links to access the classroom sessions.

Finally wanted to share with everyone an interesting article that I read earlier today from Positive Coaching Alliance (PSA) on athletes dealing with the disappointment of cancellations and postponements during the coronavirus pandemic. 

https://positivecoach.org/ask-pca/dealing-with-disappointment-during-coronavirus-cancellations-postponements/

Thank you all for your patience and please do not hesitate to reach out to myself, our board members and/or your coaches to answer any questions that you may have.

Kind Regards,

Andy Hulbert

AFC Director of Coaching

 

Soccer Updates - Monday 23rd March

Dear AFC Players and Parents,

I hope that everyone is safe and healthy. I just wanted to send everyone a quick reminder of the “at home” training tasks and “live” sessions that will be taking place this week. The links for the “live” sessions are also included in the information below.

Week of 3/23/20 – 3/29/20

At Home Training Tasks for Completion:

 

Please complete the assigned At Home Training Tasks for your age group:

U8-U10 Weekly at Home Training

U11-U12 Weekly at Home Training

U13-U19 Weekly at Home Training Tasks

Training tasks for our goalkeepers

Live Sessions Led by Pro Coaches – ‘Live at 5.00pm’

Tuesday 3/24/20

Wednesday 3/25/20

Wednesday 3/25/20

 

Thursday 3/26/20

Thank you all for your patience and please do not hesitate to reach out to myself, our board members and/or your coaches to answer any questions that you may have.

Schedule for next week (3/30/20-4/5/20) will be sent out on Thursday.

Kind Regards,

Andy Hulbert

AFC Director of Coaching