Eagleclaw Football Club is hard at work preparing for our teams to return to training and league play.  The precise return date is still unknown as it depends on decisions from many authorities and partners including the State of Washington, King County, and our facilities partners, such as the City of Tukwila and Starfire Sports and the the City of Seatac and Valley Ridge Park.  Nevertheless, we are optimistic our players and coaches should be able to return to action by mid-to-late June, so we are preparing accordingly.

Our plans depend a great deal on Washington's 4-Phased plan for restarting business and activities.  We are currently at Phase 2 of this plan, which began May 4th.  Unfortunately, circumstances in King County did not improved sufficiently, causing all other phases to be pushed back.  As phases are at 3-week intervals, Phase 3 is scheduled to begin in mid-July.  . 

 

At this time, we are hopeful King County could begin Phase 3 by  July 13th.  

We are also watching the Phased Approach published by our league, the Puget Sound Premier League.  We will not begin Club training activities during Phase 2. Based on all the available information, Eagleclaw is targeting the start of Phase 3 as the date we return to action There is a lot of work to do at our end between now and then to ensure the safety of the players and to meet stringent health standards and we want to share our plans with you so you and your player can prepare.

PHASE 3 - JULY 13th, 2020 ESTIMATED START DATE

 

PHASE 3 TRAINING IS OPTIONAL:  Your player is NOT required to attend training sessions when Phase 3 begins.  We understand this is a stressful and uncertain time and families must feel comfortable and empowered to make the decision to have their player return to training.

PLAYER EXPECTATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Work to be in good physical condition and fitness when training resumes.

  • If you are ill, do not come to training and notify your coach or let us know by email at info@eagleclawfc.com

  • Eagleclaw has arranged for all players to be issued a washable Eagleclaw face mask to be worn to and from training and at all times during a session when the player is not actively training (see mask images below).  Masks will be given free of charge to players and coaches and available for parents and others to purchase.

  • To minimize sharing of equipment and stress cleanliness and player safety,

    • Eagleclaw has arranged for each player to be issued a reversible training bib or pinney (see image below). These pinneys will be issued to players on the first day we return to training but they belong to the club.  Players will be responsible for washing them and bringing them to each training session.  Pinney's should be washed before each training session.  When the need for individually maintained pinneys ends, players will be required to return them to the club.  There will be a $20 charge for a lost/unreturned pinney.

    • Players will be required to bring their own soccer ball to training.  Players should wipe down their soccer ball prior to training with a Clorox disinfecting wipe or similar cleanser. The Club may have all soccer balls collected prior to and after training for a disinfecting spray. 

    • Players will not be permitted to share articles of clothing or equipment (e.g. shin guards, etc.)

    • Players may not share water bottles

    • Players must have their own personal bottle of hand sanitizer

COOPERATION FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY

Eagleclaw's highest priority is the health and safety of our players and coaches.  For that reason, Eagleclaw reserves the right to test the temperature of each staff member and player, with a non-contact thermometer, before practice sessions begin. Eagleclaw has purchased non-contact thermometers to enable us to safely test individuals.  Any staff member or player with a temperature over 100.4 F will not be allowed to participate and should immediately leave the training ground and go home and seek medical attention and COVID-19 testing.  Players testing with a high temperature will not be permitted to return to training until cleared by their physician. 

TRAINING SESSION FORMAT AND PROTOCOL:  

  • Training will be conducted as Eagleclaw always has, except that direct personal contact will be limited to that which occurs during training activities.  Players must maintain social distancing during water breaks and periods of time when not actively engaged in training activities.

  • Only coaches may handle Club equipment

  • To minimize risk to players and coaches, Club equipment may be used sparingly to start or not at all.  

  • The Club has purchased sanitation equipment to facilitate the disinfecting of Club equipment prior to and following training sessions.

Training sessions at the team level for groups of 20 or less are allowed (subject to attendee limitations imposed by facilities partners). 

  • Limited to 20 or fewer players/coaches/supervisors/staff

  • Must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 10 feet between participants throughout training, except within the flow of play

  • Players with fevers or other symptoms are not permitted to practice

  • Players living with “Vulnerable Individuals” (i.e. elderly or suffering serious underlying condition) should not attend

  • Players/coaches must use hand sanitizers before, during breaks and after practice

  • Players must wear masks when not actively training

  • No spectators or parents allowed on the field

  • No congregation for players and parents in parking lots, drop off zones, at entrances/exits of facility, or before or after training session

  • Players are not allowed to carpool to and from practice

  • All sessions must be conducted outdoors

  • Parents must remain in their cars or wear a mask if out of the car. No parents on the field at training

TRAINING/LEAGUE SCHEDULES

  • Team training schedules will be announced at soon as we have an official start date for Phase 3.  Training locations will most likely be Starfire Sports and Valley Ridge Park.

  • Our league is planning a Summer League.  The dates of this league have not yet been announced, but is keyed to the start of Phase 4.  We aim to include Eagleclaw teams in this Summer League if everything goes according to plan.  More information can be found here.​​

 

 

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