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April 24, 2020
We hope you are staying healthy and active. We are so eager to get back on the soccer field but will follow the Governor's guidelines to stay at home. On May 4th, we will determine next steps. Our hope is to hold EFC tryouts so we can evaluate returning players and also invite new players to attend! Being part of a team and playing this awesome game brings so much hope, now more than ever.
If we can't hold tryouts, we will move directly to a player placement model. Coaches will offer returning players a spot on their team and also invite new players to join.
In both cases, your tryout registration will be needed to place players on teams, so everyone please register here. Once teams are formed, we will send registration invoices.
In the meantime, please email the EFC coaches of your birth year and copy our DOC Mitch Cook (email@example.com), if you have any questions or if you're a new player and interested in joining their team for the 2020 season!
Girls 2020 EFC Coaching Staff
2013 (U8) - Junior Program - Redwine Soccer & Keelin Winters firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 (U9) - Junior Program - Redwine Soccer & Keelin Winters email@example.com
2011 (U10) - Redwine Soccer firstname.lastname@example.org
2010 (U11) - Redwine Soccer email@example.com
2009 (U12) - Redwine Soccer firstname.lastname@example.org
2008 (U13) - Redwine Soccer email@example.com
2007 (U14) - Redwine Soccer, Sarah Pope firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
2006 (U15) - Redwine Soccer firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 (U16) - Redwine Soccer email@example.com
Boys 2020 EFC Coaching Staff
2013 (U8) Junior Program - Redwine Soccer & Keelin Winters firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 (U9) Junior Program - Redwine Soccer & Keelin Winters email@example.com
2011 (U10) - Tyler Leavitt firstname.lastname@example.org
2010 (U11) - Tyler Leavitt email@example.com
2009 (U12) - BJ Fekkes firstname.lastname@example.org
2008 (U13) - BJ Fekkes email@example.com
2007 (U14) - Kevin Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org
2006 (U15) - Brian Holmgren email@example.com
2005 and up - Brett Hansen and Jeff Stinson firstname.lastname@example.org Jeffrey.Stinson@cwu.edu
Take care and please reach out with any questions!
April 8, 2020
The Ellensburg FC tryouts scheduled for May 4th, 5th and 9th have been postponed to a TBD date. The "stay-at-home" order in Washington has been extended to May 4th, so KVJSA will revisit setting a tryout date at our monthly board meeting on May 5th and update you as soon as possible. There will be at least 2 weeks notice before the newly scheduled tryout date. In the meantime, registration is still open! There is no cost for tryouts but registration IS required. Register here.
March 15, 2020
This past week has been unprecedented in most of our lives. KVJSA and EFC respect the decisions taken locally and nationally to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19. As you likely are well-aware by now, the governor has closed k-12 schools through April 24, canceling all organized sport activities. The city of Ellensburg has closed all indoor facilities and cancelled all youth sport activities until further notice. And, PSPL has suspended all league activity until at least 4/1.
Consistent with these actions, KVJSA/EFC will suspend all club-sponsored activities through at least March 31. This includes all recreational and competitive programming. We will follow the advice of PSPL on return to play and provide an update by the end of March on the status of play for April.
Upon return to play, there are several soccer-specific recommendations for preventing virus transmission beyond the general hygiene principles:
- Every player should have an individual ball for drills and all balls should be sanitized after use
- Players should not share jerseys or pinnies without sanitization between uses
- Players should not share water bottles
- Social distancing in teaching moments, sidelines, etc. should be enforced
- Group celebrations, including high fives, hugs, etc. should be avoided
We share the disappointment and frustration of not being able to play and hope to return to play as soon as our governing bodies and public health officials deem it safe and appropriate.
Board President, KVJSA
KVJSA has partnered with Redwine Soccer! Dan and Erin Redwine moved to Ellensburg in June and have four girls. They've coached almost every level from youth to college to semi pro and are USSF A & B licensed coaches. The Redwines are passionate about creating a positive environment where players can compete and thrive to their fullest potential. They're happy to work with KVJSA and get to know their new community. Redwine Soccer will be offering a Summer Camp in June, Spring & Fall Friday Night Academy Training and Coaching Education courses.
Spring & Fall Friday Night Academies
Players who want to get a boost in skills and confidence before tryouts can prepare with technical training from top coaches. Open to boys and girls born from 2006 - 2013. Rotary Park 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Spring Academy: 5 weeks May 1 - May 29 Cost: $50
Fall Academy: 8 weeks Sept 11 - Oct 30 Cost: $80
WYS Grassroots 11v11 Coaching Course
Interested in learning more about coaching soccer? Please join us for the Grassroots Course hosted by Washington Youth Soccer on Sunday, June 7th!
Time: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Location: Ellensburg (exact location TBD)
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