RETURN TO PLAY UPDATES
Club COVID Contact:
Update: June 4, 2021
The State of Washington updated their COVID requirements for masks and youth sports if you have been vaccinated. Anyone who is fully vaccinated no longer needs to wear a mask during practice or games. A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/Janssen). This includes coaches, players and spectators.
Update: November 16, 2020
Pursuant to Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25.8, Stay Safe-Stay Healthy, these requirements are effective November 16, 2020 through December 14, 2020.
Summary of changes in November 16 Proclamation 20-25.8 update:
School and Non-school sporting activities youth and adult now require facial coverings for all coaches, volunteers and athletes at all times.
School and Non-school sporting activities youth and adult can are only allowed outdoors. Indoor practice, training, competitions, and other activities are not allowed.
School and Non-school sporting activities youth and adult low and moderate risk sports are now allowed intra-team competitions and are not restricted to groups of six. No practice, training or competitions with other teams allowed.
School and Non-school sporting activities youth and adult requirements are now the same for every county of the state. Non-essential travel such as out-of-state team or individual travel for sporting activities are subject to quarantines as detailed in the Governor’s Travel Advisory.
Low and Moderate risk sports
Facial coverings required for all coaches, volunteers and athletes at all times. Outdoor team practices, training and intra-team competitions can resume for low and moderate risk sports. Scrimmage against other teams or training or practices with other teams is not allowed. Indoor practice, training, competitions, and other activities are not allowed. Attendance rosters should include group contact information. Each league, organization, or club must publish and follow a “return to play” safety plan.
Guidance applicable to ALL sporting activities at ALL county risk levels
All Indoor facility operations are closed; all indoor activities, training, practice, and all contests and games are prohibited.
No tournaments allowed.
Non-essential travel such as out-of-state team or individual travel for sporting activities are subject to
quarantines as detailed in the Governor’s Travel Advisory.
No spectators allowed except for one parent/guardian/caregiver for each minor-aged participant allowed. Spectators must maintain physical distance of at least six (6) feet between each person and wear facial coverings at all times. No spectators allowed for participants 18 and older.
People with underlying health conditions should consult with their medical provider regarding participation in athletic activities.
Masks required for all athletes/participants. Coaches, trainers, managers, spotters, and any other paid or volunteer staff must wear face coverings at all times.
Update: October 7, 2020
Governor Jay Inslee announced a new set of protocols for Washington State regarding outdoor recreation, including youth soccer. These new guidelines allow for full team training sessions and league games to be played in counties according to the COVID-19 metrics listed in the Governor’s release if stringent health and safety protocols are followed. Read more
Update: June 19, 2020
Starting Monday, June 22nd, the City of Redmond will be doing road work on NE 116th St, heading from Willows Rd to 60 Acres park. Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and the road will be down to one lane during these times. We encourage you to use the route from Redmond-Woodinville Rd. to 154th Place.
Update: June 18, 2020
Crossfire Select will begin with small-group training at 60 Acres South Fields on Monday, June 22.
All players must sign a COVID waiver to play. Log in to the new LWYSA site and click the edit icon next to your player's name. Scroll down the page to find the COVID waiver. Click accept and update.
Return to Play Information
As we return to play we are making some changes:
Players should update Teamsnap with their availability at least 24 hours prior to practice.
No unnecessary physical contact, such as high-fives, handshakes, fist bumps, and hugs.
Coaches, staff, officials wear masks during practices. Players should wear a mask while walking to and from the field, on the sidelines and during play if feasible.
Parents should drop off and remain in their car or outside of the fences. No spectators on the field.
Players should use hand sanitizer before, during and after practices, and bathroom breaks.
Players are asked to bring their own ball and water bottle, with their name on it, and keep their bag 6 feet apart from other players’ equipment.
Crossfire Select will provide every player with a Crossfire Select branded buff to wear and a free bottle of hand sanitizer.
Players and coaches with any of the following symptoms should not attend training: fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, body or muscle aches, diarrhea, sore throat, new headache, or loss of taste or smell. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID 19, or were exposed to someone who tested positive within the last 14 days, stay home for 14 days after recovery. Please report the illness to the Club’s COVID Coordinator by emailing email@example.com.
If a player shows signs of illness at practice, they will be isolated and required to wear a mask. The coach will contact parent/guardian for immediate pick up and then contact the Club’s COVID Coordinator. The player's entire group should self-isolate and cannot attend practice until cleared. The group will wait for confirmation of diagnosis from COVID Coordinator. If a player tests positive for COVID-19, the entire group must stay in self-isolation until symptom free for 14 days.
Players marked as a “YES” in TeamSnap for training, who no-show:
Parents should contact coach to confirm absence was not due to symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID 19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Coaches will reach out if they haven’t had confirmation by the end of scheduled practice time. If the absence is due to showing symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID 19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, stay home for 14 days after recovery. Please report the illness to the Club’s COVID Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: June 2, 2020
Return-to-play training will be implemented once public health authorities allow small group activities. Washington Youth Soccer is working diligently with the Governor’s office, county, and local authorities to accelerate our return to play. Crossfire Select is working hard to plan for a safe return to soccer as quickly as possible and we will provide updates as soon as we have them.
It is critical that everyone observe the same procedures when we begin field training. Our coaches will also be going through the training plan and important safety guidelines with their teams in the coming weeks. This starts only when we are allowed, by Governor Inslee’s order, to return to the fields. We will communicate more in the coming days as we work through logistical and implementation challenges.
Changes and additional guidelines may follow as circumstances evolve. When a player participates they are willingly accepting the potential risks that come along with that. It’s important that each participant and their families stay informed and make educated choices about when they are ready to return to play.
Reducing physical closeness or contact between players. We'll keep players in the same group of no more than 5 and focus on building individual skills (like dribbling or kicking). We will stagger arrival and drop off times, putting signs on playing fields to ensure that coaches and players stay 6 feet apart. No unnecessary physical contact, such as high-fives, handshakes, fist bumps, and hugs.
Requesting that coaches, staff, officials wear masks during practices. Players should wear a mask while walking to and from the field, on the sidelines and during play if feasible.
Requesting parents drop off and remain in their car or outside of the fences. No spectators on the field.
Intensifying cleaning, disinfection within our facilities and cleaning and disinfecting shared equipment between use. Promoting healthy hygiene practices. We will encourage the use of hand sanitizer before, during and after practices, and bathroom breaks.
Limiting the sharing of equipment. Players are asked to bring their own ball with their name on it, place their water bottle, with their name on it, in their bag when not in use and place their bag 6 feet apart from other players’ equipment. Coach will bring cones and goals, requesting players not touch this equipment. No pinnies will be allowed.
Crossfire Select will provide every player with a Crossfire Select branded buff to wear and a free bottle of hand sanitizer.
Update: May 16, 2020
Like you, we are excited to get our teams back onto the fields. Crossfire Select will be following Washington Youth Soccer's phased approach to returning to regular activities. We will continue to monitor the situation, with careful consideration for the health and safety of our players and coaches. Please review a list of protocols as we return to play to help keep our families and coaches safe: washingtonyouthsoccer.com.
Update: April 1, 2020
In consideration of the latest guidance from the federal government, we are extending the suspension of soccer activities through April 30th. We will review this decision later in April and keep you updated. We hope all of our Crossfire Select families are healthy and safe during these troubling times. Thank you for your continued support of Crossfire Select.
We are still here, just on pause.
We care deeply about our players, families, coaches, volunteers and staff. These are uncertain times and none of us are immune to the economic impacts the virus is having on our families and our organization.
The developments of the last few weeks are unprecedented and Crossfire Select is trying our best to plan the road ahead in a time of so much uncertainty. We remain committed to our players and families and we will be offering programming again just as soon as restrictions are lifted.
Update: March 12, 2020
Please withhold refund requests for NPSL spring and futsal. Doing so will allow us to cover program expenses that we've already incurred and determine what refunds the Club is eligible to receive from facility rentals. Our hope is to reschedule all games and programs for a later date.
We appreciate the support from our soccer community helping to secure the future of Crossfire Select. We will do everything possible to quickly recover from the pandemic and come out stronger than ever.
Thank you for your patience,
Crossfire Select Board
Update: March 11, 2020
ALL GAMES AND PRACTICES SUSPENDED THROUGH MARCH
Crossfire Select will be following the lead of Washington Youth Soccer (WYS), and suspending all games and practices until April 1st, 2020. At this time we do not know if NPSL games will be cancelled or rescheduled at a later date. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
The following is a message from WYS:
Effective today, 3-11-2020, the RCS will follow the message coming from the WA Governor office with regard to RCL teams playing and training.
RCL Games will be postponed until after April 1st, 2020.
Club practices will be suspended until March 30th, 2020.
As the coronavirus is a fluid situation, the above statement is subject to change as we will continue to monitor the situation going forward.
Update: March 6, 2020
Recommendations for families and players this weekend:
People ages 60+, those with underlying medical conditions and very young children should not attend games.
Limit spectators where possible.
Anyone with respiratory viral symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose) should not attend or participate in any games.
No handshakes or fist bumps before, during or after the game.
Bring hand sanitizer to matches and use before and after.
Do not share water bottles.
Wipe bench with sanitizing wipes before and after game.
Coaches or players who do not feel comfortable playing can opt out without penalty. Players please inform your coach. Coaches please let the Coaching Director know.
We will continue to monitor the situation and review our plans. We will provide another update next week.
Update: March 5, 2020
Perrigo Park will be closed from March 6th through March 27th. We've rescheduled the games for this weekend, moving all the games previously scheduled at Perrigo to Marymoor. Two games have been cancelled.
High school girls have priority since they are playing their regular season games. Their games were moved to Marymoor, and scheduled as close to the original time as possible. Some Spring league games have been moved to other time slots.
Below is the new schedule for the weekend of March 6th. The referee site has been updated.
Update: March 4, 2020
We are concerned by the effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on our community in Washington. The safety of our players, coaches and staff is our highest priority and we are monitoring the situation and will continue to follow all public health guidance.
We defer shaking hands between team captains at the coin toss and between referees, players and coaches pre-game and post-game.
Do NOT bring your player to practices or games if they are sick or have a cough. They will be asked to leave Crossfire Select events.
Please be sure to communicate with your coach if your child will not be in attendance.
It is up to each individual family to do what is in the best interest of their family.
Given that projections call for a much larger spread of the virus, we will continue to monitor information from several health departments and school districts for updates on how this may affect our club. We are also working with Washington Youth Soccer, to determine the impact on remaining games with NPSL, RCL and State Cup.
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