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COVID-19 UPDATES AND INFORMATION

COVID-19 UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Illinois FC strives to provide timely updates for club families on the impact of the COVID-19 virus on club operations and youth soccer in the area. Please contact us with any questions by emailing the director of coaching at doc@illonoisfc.com, or the club president at president@illinoisfc.com.

Also watch for club emails and check our Facbebook page https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisFC and Twitter feed @illinoisfc for updates.

For more on COVID-19 and youth soccer:

US Youth Soccer: https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/2020-usys-leagues-program-and-conference-activities-suspended/

Illinois Youth Soccer Association: http://www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org/covid-19-suspension-of-play

Soccer Planet: https://www.soccerplanetcu.com/


MARCH 31: IFC HOME TRAINING WITH TECHNE FUTBOL BEGINS!

This is our first week of training with Techne Futbol which is very exciting news. We have seen a lot of involvement from our players so far and this is very positive for the club! As you get familiar with the app you will notice all the cool features it has. Techne posts a weekly session on their app, "This Week's Session," and players should train with this everyday.

For more details, go to illinoisfc.com/techne


MARCH 22: NEWS ON AT-HOME TRAINING, ANNUAL MEETING

In a letter from IFC President Skip Maier, the club announced:

  • The IFC Board has decided to suspend all in-person club activities through at least April 15th. The suspension of all in-person activities includes the club Annual Meeting, which had been scheduled for April 1st.
  • Interim DOC Luis Ramirez and our coaches have been working to develop at-home training plans and will host weekly phone/video chats with players and teams. A mobile application is also being set up that players and coaches can use to track progress and stay connected. A message from Luis will be coming over the next few days.
  • Please keep an eye out for other communications from the club and your fellow members via email, social media, and our website.

MARCH 14 -- ILLINOIS FC SPRING INVITE 2020 CANCELLED

 

IFC member families,

 

Following recommendations put forward by the US Centers for Disease Control and local and state health agencies and closure announcements by the University of Illinois among others, the IFC Board has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Spring Invite, which was scheduled to be hosted the weekend of May 1st to 3rd.

We are now in the process of communicating this decision to all those involved—vendors, partners, volunteers, and other clubs—and hope to have all parties informed by the beginning of next week.

This is disappointing for all of us, especially for the kids, and we are sad to have to take this action. The Board will be meeting again this coming week to make decisions about upcoming training schedules and other club events, and we will communicate any decisions to you as quickly as possible.

Thank you very much for your continued support and understanding. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Skip Maier
Illinois FC Board of Directors President
president@illinoisfc.com


MARCH 13: CIYSL GAMES

The statement below has been sent by CIYSL with regards to our league games this Spring. We are also monitoring the situation regarding training and tournaments this season, and will work hard to keep you informed of the updates and changes in the upcoming days.

Please be advised that as of 3/12/2020 US Soccer, United States Youth Soccer, and Illinois Youth Soccer Association
have suspended all activities through April 15, 2020. Coaching, and referee courses are suspended until April 30.

Since there is no liability insurance coverage for a Covid-19 exposure / infection CIYSL will also follow this postponement timeline.

No games are to be played until the April 19th weekend. If that date would change we will get info out to all clubs and teams. This mandate is for any open division teams as well. Looking at rescheduling options for the lost weekends and that will be communicated to all our teams at a later date.


MARCH 12, ILLINOIS YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION SUSPENDS ACTIVITIES: 

Based on the recent suspensions by US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer, heightened travel concerns, and with the health of our soccer community in mind, all Illinois Youth Soccer run activities are suspended through April 15, 2020 and will be re-evaluated on an on-going basis.  US Soccer events including coaching and referee courses are suspended through April 30.  

These Illinois Youth Soccer activities include:

  • Coaching Education Courses (suspended thru April 30)
  • State Cup / Presidents Cup / Illinois Cup games
  • State Premiership matches
  • ODP team participation in tournaments

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE http://www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org/covid-19-suspension-of-play


MARCH 12, IFC PRACTICES FOR 3-12 AND 3-13

After much deliberation, the Board of Directors has decided to cancel practices for the remainder of this week (3-12 and 3-13). We have been closely following the release of information from the Champaign County Public Health Department and their recommendations regarding how to potentially curb the spread of COVID-19. 

As we do not have any scheduled practices next week, we are hopeful that this will allow us to make appropriate decisions regarding our club's activities, without compromising anyone's health.  The health and welfare of our athletes and their families is our primary concern and we will continue to keep you all advised in that regard.