Covid-19 Season FAQ
We have compiled information below which should help to answer questions or concerns you may have.We will keep this page updated if there are any changes during the year.If you have a question or concern that is not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Registration Fee, June Installment and Covid-19 related disruptions. The registration fee was the first of 10 equal payments that total the registration fee for the year. For families that chose the payment plan and did not pay the entire year at registration, we will not charge your account again until we return to in-person training. According to Governor Inslee’s plan, it looks like that may be toward the end of June. That means we will not charge your CC for June, leaving you with 8–not 9—payments remaining (example “a” below). If you paid in full at the time of registration, we will reconcile your June payment at the end of the season (ex. “d”). If we have any additional government-mandated stoppages related to the pandemic that occur between July 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021, we will reconcile accounts at the end of the season (ex. “c”).
Registration Issues. If you had any issue during registration and did not reach your desired outcome of a payment plan or paying in full, please contact me at the email above.
High School Age Teams. Our fees are consistent with other age groups in the club for HS age players. During the HS years with EFC, our coaches are paid year-round and spend extra time working on college prep, showcase events, etc., along with the work from our college coordinator, Tom Bunnell.
Credit for lost time at the end of the 2019-20 season. Impacts to individuals and teams are varied and diverse and so there is no easy answer here. There is also no common approach among clubs in the region. The Board has chosen to look at events that were cancelled as a result of government mandated restrictions due to Covid-19 and refund direct costs associated with those events. We have been active with our coaches to continue to support our member’s soccer progression by increasing our online and distance appropriate activities. We are working on establishing a per team credit representing the funds for cancelled events that could be used as the group sees fit. We are still working on the final amounts, but we think it will work out to be about $40 per returning player.
Uniform cycle. We are in a new two-year uniform cycle. For a variety of reasons, we must stick to this schedule. We have reduced the mandatory uniform items to bring the cost to about $280 (versus over $350 in recent years). You can still buy the optional items. These new uniforms will be used through the 2021-‘22 season. Ordering information will be sent out this Monday, May 11th.