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Covid-19 Updates from Impact SC

By Chris Steeno, 03/12/20, 2:30PM EDT

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CURRENT COVID UPDATES & PROTOCOLS


UPDATES TIMELINE

March 12th, 2021

Letter from the ISL Commissioner and Indiana Soccer

 

To all Indiana Soccer teams and participants,
Slowly but surely, our spring 2021 season is beginning. I have already attended some games, league and tournament play, and want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the COVID-19 protocols established by Indiana Soccer for this season. At this time, we do not see these protocols changing during this season. As always, if a county has more protocols than we have, their protocols must be followed but you may not do less than our protocols.

For all Indiana Soccer events, training, games and our sanctioned tournaments, please review the document on this link:
https://www.soccerindiana.org/assets/58/6/imperatives_-_social_distancing___masks_updated_2-25-2021.pdf

Briefly:
Face coverings must be worn by all spectators the entire time, even when seated at the games.
Players must wear face coverings at all times except when playing on the field in training or games. Players must wear face covering during pregame, halftime, post game meetings and all meetings at training sessions.
Coaches must wear face coverings at all times unless they are actively participating in a training session. During games, they must wear their face covering. They may lower their face covering when giving direction to the field, but must put it back up after.
Please remember that everyone is to social distance. There should be a minimum of 6 feet between individuals from different households. To that end, there are to be no team benches and no tents. Individuals may bring their own chair and umbrella if they like.

Please review the full document. If there are any questions please direct them to myself.
Thank you, best of luck this season, take care, keep safe.



George Perry III
ISL Commissioner
george@soccerindiana.org
309-536-0960

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February 25th

New Indiana Soccer update

For all Indiana Soccer events, training, games and our sanctioned tournaments, please review the document on this link:

https://www.soccerindiana.org/assets/58/6/imperatives_-_social_distancing___masks_updated_2-25-2021.pdf

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January 7th, 2021

Winter Training is Open

Please find your letter from your coach as it pertains to Winter Indoor protocols. We must be strict upon entry: social distancing, be symptom free, no spectators, masks on when not playing. Please read your coach's email and follow the instructions as you enter facility.

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December 19th, 2020

Final 2020 Update

There no new updates to report at this time.

November 17th, 2020

Letter from George Perry, Indiana Soccer Commissioner

Attached (above) are two documents to Indiana Soccer's updates.

The first, New State of Indiana Requirements, address the color-coded counties referenced in Governor Holcomb's address last week. In that document, there are links to pages with the County map and descriptions.

Those of you holding indoor training/games, need to review this and will probably need to connect with your local health department with your plan to be approved.

The second, Imperatives..., is an updated document. Please review in its entirety.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you, keep safe!

George Perry III, ISL Commissioner

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October 28th, 2020
Letter from the Indiana Soccer Association Commissioner and Director of Coaching.

To All Club Administrators and DOCs:

Clubs have been inquiring as to the COVID-19 protocols for indoor training/games.  Indiana Soccer has prepared the following statements:

  1.  All the "outdoor" protocols are still in place for indoor. (wearing masks to and from the field, maintain social distance, do not share water/seating/training vests, etc.) NOTE:  CDC has updated language that individuals should not exceed a cumulative time of 15 minutes within a 24-hour period, whether the individual is wearing a face covering or not, with others outside their household.
    1. Video with new social distancing updates: https://youtu.be/aobJhiSxOAU
    2. Imperatives - Social Distancing & Masks: https://www.soccerindiana.org/assets/58/6/imperatives_-_social_distancing___masks_(1)_(4).pdf
  2. Each club will need to check with their local health department regarding:
    1. Capacity limits for each specific facility you utilize. Every facility is different, and the capacity limits should be based on size, seating, air quality/exchange rate, etc.
    2. Additional protocols required that may not be covered in the Indiana Soccer document.
  3. If your club would like to submit a plan for review by Indiana Soccer, send to: george@soccerindiana.org   While George will not make the final decision as to whether your plan meets the requirements of your local health department, he is happy to assist you making sure it meets Indiana Soccer protocols, and reviewing the language used to make sure the message is clear to your members.
  4. These are some ideas you can use when making your plan:
    1. limit spectators.  
      1. Some clubs are not allowing spectators for training for players 9 years old and up.
      2. Limiting spectators for games to one person per player.
    2. keep team meetings (pre-training/game, during the training/halftime, post training/game, to a minimum (less than 15 total minutes per day). Be sure to have all individuals a minimum of 6 feet apart during the meetings.
    3. allow extra time between training/games for people to leave and arrive so two sets of people are not in the building at the same time

We hope this information helps as you make plans for the winter.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

George Perry III
ISL Commissioner

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October 25th, 2020

Letter from Indiana Soccer Association Commissioner

To all members of Indiana Soccer Association,

 

The CDC has updated its language on close contact/exposed. We have updated our documents to reflect this change. Also, through observation, we would appreciate your attention to a few items that we need to emphasize.

 

Attached are two updated documents and below is a summary of the updates to each of them. We also have a 2-minute video to emphasize these updates: https://youtu.be/aobJhiSxOAU

 

COVID-19 Positive Test Procedures

  • The terms "close contact" and "exposed" have been updated to being less than 6 feet apart for a cumulative time of 15 minutes or more, even if wearing PPE.

 

Imperatives - Social Distancing & Masks

  • The CDC has updated that any group meetings should not exceed a cumulative time of 15 minutes within a 24 hour period, whether individuals are wearing a face covering or not.
  • Replaced the term masks with face covering
  • Emphasis of no benches in the team areas
  • Tents are not to be used in the team bench area
  • Players may individually use an umbrella. They are not to share their umbrella.

 

From observations at multiple facilities around the state, coaches and managers must remind their players to wear their face covering to and from the field. 

 

Thank you for your help in sharing this with everyone in your club. Together, we can work to keep our players on the field!

 

 

George Perry III

ISL Commissioner

309-536-0960

george@soccerindiana.org

 

August 27th

Stage 4.5 - Extended
The Governor of Indiana has extended the Stage 4.5 Directives that were to be lifted August 27th. All restrictions shall remain in place until further notice.

https://backontrack.in.gov/

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August 1st

Out of State/Hotel Stay Tourney Protocol
Impact SC understands that not every family is comfortable with traveling or staying hotels. Also, we understand that not every state is aligned with the Stage that Indiana is currently. Between the State and the CDC, hotels are a high risk level and we feel during this Fall season, we will take precautions to ensure that we keep our players and coaches safe. 

Please see the Hotel Stay Protocols in the Current Updates section above.

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July 25th

Stage 4 Return To Play
Impact SC will operate under the Stage 4 Directives set by the Governor of Indiana and the Imperatives of Indiana Soccer. This means as we return to training and games we must follow these guidelines. 

Some of the most notable items to highlight are:

  1. All players, coaches and adults wear masks to and from car.
  2. Players report to player marks indicated by your coach on the sideline. Stay put until coaches offer instruction.
  3. Parents/Fans at parks must be social distancing 6ft or more from nearest family before removing masks.
  4. No shared equipment such as pinnies or cone collection.
  5. Stay home if anyone is showing symptoms as defined by the CDC.

Be safe and use the masks so the kids can play!

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July 5th

Stage 5 is postponed.
Impact SC will operate under the Stage 4 Directives set by the Governor of Indiana and the Imperatives outlined by Indiana Soccer.

Indiana Soccer Covid Updates & Protocols

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June 20th

Tryouts are June 22nd, Impact SC is still under Phase 4 Minimum requirements. Read June 16th Entry to understand the guidelines we must follow in order to have soccer.

Link to Tryouts: 
https://www.indianaimpactsc.com/news_article/show/1108083

 

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June 16th

Phase 4 Training/Games start

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR COACH FOR MATCH TIMES. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A MATCH, PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTOR HOLDEN @ Director@IndianaImpactSC.com

STAGE 4 REQUIREMENTS
Conditioning/Skill 
Developmental Training 
Sessions May Include:
• Continue modified Indiana Soccer Sanctioned activities.
• Recreational sports leagues, and tournaments resume.
• Normal training sessions may begin. Competitive activities 
and games are allowed. Normal length of training sessions 
may resume.
• Physical contact is only permitted within the rules of soccer 
during time of active, competitive play (no on or ff field 
team huddles, no celebrations involving personal contact, 
etc.)
• There should be a minimum of 20 minutes between the end 
of one training session and the beginning of the second 
session.
• Have designated side-line space for each player to keep 
their soccer equipment and water bottle (6’x6’ area with 6’ 
between adjacent player area). Players must bring their own 
water. No sharing. No communal water coolers.

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May 27th, 8:00am

​​​​​​Phase 3 Training Starts

We will start with the older players first, then once we feel we have things are in good standing, we will bring in the younger players. The Academy teams will not start until Phase 4 (June 15). 

Please visit the Cheat Sheets email by the Club or below.

May 24
Phase 3 Training

https://www.indianaimpactsc.com/news_article/show/1106690

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May 18th

Monday Minute

https://www.facebook.com/955606574830139/posts/1346085169115609/

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May 12th
Spring Relief Package
All families Registered in the 2019-20 Travel Season should have received an email with a detailed PDF attached.

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May 11th
Monday Minute
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaImpactSC/videos/526054794966880/

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May 4th, 7:00pm

Club Announcement following the Indiana Soccer RTP Announcement

Indiana Soccer announced today, at 5pm, that they will not allow sanctioned activities until Stage 3 of the Governor's Directives which is May 24th. We plan to resume team training, May 26 to observe Memorial Day on May 25th. Impact SC hopes the Parks Departments open our fields by this time.  

The Board meets Monday, May 11th to finalize the Club's ability to offer relief to our families. In the meantime we hope to hear back from all tournament organizations as to how they are handling their refunds. Look for that update on May 12th. 

  • Look for more Team Updates from your coaches weekly.

  • Look for Early Commit Registration on May 6th

  • Look for Relief Updates from Club Admin on May 12th

  • Look for Park updates from the Club Admin by May 24th.

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May 4th 5:00pm
Indiana Soccer Return to Activity Notice                                                          The Board and staff of Indiana Soccer, like you, are anxious to return to normal activities as soon as safely and practically possible and within the Governor’s and the CDC’s guidance. As we begin to phase in our return to play, please prepare to implement the following return to play protocols along with local health professionals, infectious disease specialists and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. These guidelines should be practiced in order for the activity to be considered a sanctioned activity until further notice, regardless of what stage Indiana is implementing. Note – only sanctioned activities provide member benefits, i.e. insurance etc. 
https://www.soccerindiana.org/indiana-soccer-association-return-to-activity-notice/

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May 4th, 2020
Monday Minute
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaImpactSC/videos/375061716762483/

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May 1st, 3:00pm

Governor Announcement

Friday, the Governor announced that Indiana is making adjustments to slowly lift the Shelter. These Directives were presented in stages.
https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

Where we stand:

Announcement to Impact SC Membership:
Indiana Soccer is sifting through the Directives from the Governor's Shelter announcement from Friday afternoon, May 1st. We are hopeful to hear something from them in the coming week as to our availabilities to participate in Indiana Soccer sanctioned activities. 

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April 27th
Monday Minute

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_gIYyfhiEM/?igshid=dydbnw5pqkdy

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April 20th

Monday Minute

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_OI3uwh4Lq/?igshid=1ug5hewyeem46

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April 17th, 2:00pm

Governor Holcomb announced Indiana’s stay-at-home order, which was set expire on April 20 at 11:59 p.m., will be extended to May 1 with an official announcement coming Monday.

https://calendar.in.gov/site/gov/event/gov-holcomb-to-provide-updates-in-the-fight-against-covid-19-18/

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April 14th, 5:00pm

Hancock Health update from Steve Long.

https://vimeo.com/407346515

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April13th, 3:00pm

Monday Minute
Where we bring you, the player, staff, parents and fans the Club updates all in a minute. any videos and pictures can be sent to mailbox@indianaimpactsc.com

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-7z0CPhgk_/?igshid=qmxc0m4qmwl3

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April 8th, 1:00pm

Video update of your response to our soccer world being stalled.

https://www.facebook.com/IndianaImpactSC/videos/236180087500655/

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April 6th, 3:00pm

Monday Minute 
Where we bring you, the player, staff, parents and fans the Club updates all in a minute. any videos and pictures can be sent to mailbox@indianaimpactsc.com

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-p1h7nhYk2/?igshid=6ugy84058grm

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April 3rd, Noon

Indiana Soccer hosted a meeting to explain the current situation as it pertains to Indiana Soccer sanction activities. Competition Update:

Indiana Soccer has suspended League play and Cup play this Spring as of 4-3-2020. Further they have suspended sanctioned activities until the Governor’s shelter has been lifted. 

Impact Soccer Club is still sifting through the requirements, having discussions with ISA and learning the details. We will let you know more later. We really are hopeful that once the Governor’s shelter has been lifted, that we can get out to salvage what we can to this Spring season to play games and train further.

Right now, we are going to wait to see what Indiana Soccer sends our way April 17, host a Board Meeting on April 19th and give you an update on April 20th.  We ask for your patience as we react to the information that is given to us in hopes to give you, our Impact SC family, thoughtful and detailed plans moving forward.

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March 30th, 3:30pm

Monday Minute 
Where we bring you, the player, staff, parents and fans the Club updates all in a minute. any videos and pictures can be sent to mailbox@indianaimpactsc.com

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-YGTP4htNs/?igshid=s3h6tx61tiyx

 

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March 29th, 9:30pm

Impact SC held their Board Meeting tonight and sectioned off a Reassessment Meeting as well.

Gathering information from the Club Directors Meeting March 23rd, a few breakout meetings with ISA and other Clubs across the state and following the the Indiana Soccer Announcement on March 26th, the Board feels informed and educated to make a decision. 

Please note, we are balancing the information and guidelines from the CDC and the Indiana Governor with Indiana Soccer Return To Play date.  Indiana Soccer has a RTP date of April 15th, however, the CDC has a restriction that lasts to May 1st.  This is aligned with Governor and our schools that wont allow return until at least May 1st.  https://covid19.healthdata.org/ has a Covid 19 peak date of April 14th, which is only one day before Indiana Soccer's RTP date. 

With all the uncertainty, Impact would like to weigh on the side of caution, but stick with ISA's schedule for now. However, we will confirm closer to the April 15th date as to whether we train on April 15th or May 1st.  Right now, with the stats and the Indiana/Federal Governments, it looks like it will be May 1st. 

For now, we will follow ISA's date, but reassess again on April 10th.

Will are optimistic to play May/June and enjoy a delayed Spring season. Please continue to train at home, be involved with your team meetings and homework. Coaches are very active behind the scenes and with their teams

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March 26th, 2:30pm

Indiana Soccer update 3/26/20 2:30pm

Indiana Soccer held a video conference with the DOC's of the state to release information about league and cup play as well as internal procedures and guidelines. No new information that pertains to our return to play has changed. Indiana Soccer is still holding to the April 15th Return To Play date. The biggest note to take is that the Spring Season, as it stands, will be extended through June 28th with Tryouts starting on June 29th. 

Notes from ISA:

  • Indiana Soccer Leagues: ISL, ECIYSL & NESSL are suspended through April 15 
  • All games that were scheduled through April 15 have been postponed
  • Teams will need to reach out to their opponent to come to an agreement when to reschedule the game 
  • We are extending league play through June 28
  • Tryouts dates:
    • 10U and younger players begins Wednesday, June 24, 2020  (GASC, NP United, Sporting Indiana FC)
    • 11U & older players begins Monday, June 29, 2020 (All Impact SC)
    • FYI, the IHSAA moratorium is June 29 – July 5, 2020  

The Directors are contacting coaches with any new and important team specific information then Impact SC coaches will be contacting teams with more information as things get closer to the RTP dates.

Impact SC will release another Club update, Monday March 30th.

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March 23rd, 3:00pm

Monday Minute 
Where we bring you, the player, staff, parents and fans the Club updates all in a minute. any videos and pictures can be sent to mailbox@indianaimpactsc.com

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-GcMeXnuQU/?igshid=1pmdu6833sv7p

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March 23rd

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address today to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7.

“The next two weeks are critical if we are to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we must slow the spread. You must be part of the solution, not the problem,” said Gov. Holcomb.

More

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March 19th, 12:30pm

Newst update from George Perry, ISL League Commissioner

This message is going to all team contacts, managers, coaches, club administrators and team rosters.

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF 3-19-2020
COVID-19 Update as of 3-19-2020

The 3/13/2020 update announced the suspension of league and cup activities and the strong recommendation to suspend soccer practices and play through April 2nd. The subsequent need for prolonged social distancing prompts Indiana Soccer to extend this suspension through April 15, 2020. Your state office staff remains available via email or phone as they continue working remotely. Additional updates will be distributed should more information become available.

The link below provides a visual understanding of why social distancing is being relied on to assist society's efforts to curb the effects of this novel virus. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/

ISL INFORMATION as of 3/19/2020

For those who had games scheduled in this time period (up to and including 4/15/2020), your games have been postponed. Please reach out to your opponent to try to reschedule. The ISL season will be extended through the end of June at this time. Please submit a support ticket through the ISL Spring 2020 event and include the game #, proposed game time, date and location for each game you are rescheduling. Please remember you can only have one support ticket open for any one team at a time. Simply add the additional game(s) under comment.

 

 

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March 12th, 8:00pm

Email from George Perry, ISL Commissioner

All,
I am sending this out to all of the teams' contacts that we have in gotsoccer.

Teams that have games within this period WILL NOT have to submit a support ticket to postpone the game.
The teams are responsible to try to reschedule any games (through a support ticket, using game # for each game) that are postponed during this period. There will be no change fee.
If the circumstance presents itself to reschedule a game with a team who is out of your area, you need to move another game with a local team, we will not charge a change fee for that game either.

Feel free to share this information with any members of your club.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions.
Thank you,
George

COVID-19 Update as of 3-13-2020

Indiana Soccer's ISL, Select League and cup activity is suspended immediately through April 2nd and Indiana Soccer strongly recommends that all member clubs suspend soccer practice and play immediately through April 2nd.  Indiana Soccer will continue to diligently follow this fast-developing situation and will re-evaluate and communicate not later than March 27th regarding activity beyond April 2nd.   Please remain diligent as you go about your day to day activities and follow the CDC's illness prevention recommendations - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

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March 12th, 7:00pm

As the situation evolves, we will continue to update you. 

As it stands now at 7:00pm on  with March and12th, 2020: 

Following the message from the Indiana Governor, as well as the school districts, the Board of Directors and I have suspended all Club activities until March 29th at which time we will reassess. 

This is new to everyone, so we will continue to work with the Member Clubs, our local Health Department, the State and the CDC to ensure that we are providing the safest environment to develop our kids. 

Again, thank you for your patience.

Chris Steeno

Executive Director | Impact SC

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March 12th 2:00pm

Hello players, parents and staff,

Impact Soccer Club needs to exercise caution and be mindful of the situation surrounding the Corona Virus. 

Landscape in sports and events:
We have had our soccer tourneys cancelled for this weekend. Incrediplex has notified us that all areas and open play is cancelled except our training tonight. Couple that with the NCAA, BigTen and NBA cancellation and major restrictions, we are in need to revisit our stance for Club functions.

Incrediplex after today: 
All events, training and games will be cancelled at Incrediplex until further notice. Impact will contact Coaches and then families when we can train again indoors. 

Thursday Training at Incrediplex:
All teams training tonight is open. Coaches have been notified to make training optional. We have organized some Club precautions to take when gathering for training. 

Club Precautions:
• Make training optional.

• Limit the amount of extra people in attendance. Try to just have one parent/guardian pickup/wait/drop off.

• Parents bring extra hand sanitizer fir all players to use often at training sessions, especially before and after.

• Reduce touching and no hand shakes, no high fives, fist bumps if necessary. No team break downs. 

• Limit large gatherings.

• Be smart and try not to touch face, especially nose, mouth and eyes.

• Wash clothes, gear often and immediately after you get home.

• Wipe down high traffic areas like door knobs, steering wheel, handles going to and from practice.

Coaches, please contact the Directors, Bobby Holden and Matt Mayhew for approval of any additional training planned outside of Incrediplex. We need to error on the side of caution. Between the Health Department and the CDC, we need to take this situation serious. If it turns out to be not as bad as anticipated, we only missed out on a few training sessions. If it turns out to be as serious as it seems, then we did what was right, at the right time.

Things to do away from training.
• Download Techne and log some skill time.

• Send tactical homework home to team.

• Email skill work homework to team. 

• Create a juggling or soccer move text thread with team.

• Play FIFA.

• Watch a match on TV.

• Organize a push-up or sit-up challenge with your team.

• Spend more time with family.

We understand that this is an inconvenience for most who have a passion for the game in look forward to the next training session or tournament or match. But in this day and age things like this are unpredictable and it is always best for an organization to error on the side of caution. 

I hope that all of you enjoy your spring break or take the time to spend time with your families. And as always, thank you for your support in the club and for supporting our mission of positive youth development in a safe environment.

Sincerely,
Chris Steeno

"Together We Make An Impact"

Chris "Coach Fuzzy" Steeno
Impact Soccer Club | Executive Director
Sporting Indiana FC | Academy Boys Head Coach
High School Showcase | Asst. Director 
Mt. Vernon High School Boys | Varsity Coach

Impact Soccer Club
PO Box 8
Indiana 46055
317-339-0916 (mobile) 
www.IndianaImpactSC.com 

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