Eastside FC Return to Play Documents:
Updated March 22, 2021:
Governor Inslee recently announced that all regions will be moving to Phase 3 on March 22. For more information on the Roadmap to Recovery, see the original announcement. Updated sporting guidelines were released on March 22.
Updated January 28, 2021:
As you may be aware, Governor Inslee announced yesterday that King County would be entering Phase 2 of the RoadMap to Recovery on Monday, February 1. In response,Washington Youth Soccer also posted updated guidance once for clubs in regions that will be entering into Phase 2. While this is exciting news, we encourage everyone to stay diligent to all the guidelines and protocols that keep everyone as safe as possible. As a club, we have done a fantastic job and have not had a single transmission of COVID-19traced to any of our training sessions. Well done!
We understand there have been numerous policies issued by different agencies and organizations, which can change without notice. We will try to provide you with the information as it is released and appreciate your patience and flexibility as we navigate through all the changing information.
Games and Training
-Games are set to begin on the Feb. 6-7 weekend
-Updated training schedules will be sent out by this weekend
Washington clubs are required to enforce the Governor's quarantine policies for times when players travel. Please take this into consideration when planning any travel, especially as we enter the mid-winter break or Spring Break travel windows. We rely on each individual player to keepcoaches informed of anticipated travel and to follow the most current quarantining procedures (especially as the policies can be subject to update). This will greatly help them plan for training and games.
-Travel Advisory for Non -Essential Travel, Individuals are subject to self- quarantine for 14 days after returning home from travel. Quarantine time may be shortened with a negative result from a COVID test taken 6+ days after arrival home.
-(Updated Jan.2021) Governor Inslee’s Sporting Activities COVID-19 Requirements
Thank you all for being part of Eastside FC and stay safe!
Updated January 11, 2021:
Washington Youth Soccer and The Governor's office have released new guidelines for furthering play. As of 1/11/21, The following guidelines have been updated:
Read the Governor's Guidelines here.
Updated September 2020:
With the governor's office releasing new guidelines for youth sports, Washington Youth Soccer has detailed the RCL return to play. Under those guidelines, youth soccer clubs that meet criteria can begin contact-based training as well as league games. "This is an exciting time for us as we are now able to resume more familiar training sessions," said Media and Communications Director Aaron Libed. While there are still safety protocols that are in place, being able to have more normalcy with the teams is incredibly important."
Under the new guidelines, counties the clubs are based in must meet case and positivity requirements in order to lessen restrictions. To be able to play matches, each county must be between 25 and 75 cases per 100,000 as well as have a positivity rate of less than 5%. The RCL understands that not all counties (and their clubs) will meet that requirement concurrently. Even with differing restrictions, many clubs are able to train together as well as resume some league matches.
With the announcement, many Eastside FC teams took to the field over the weekend and played intra-club friendlies to prepare for the upcoming season. Other teams have changed their focus to small-sided games at training.