This year has kept everyone on their toes. We hope everyone is adapting well to “the new normal” and maintaining health. We’ve missed seeing you on the soccer fields.
Please read the entirety of the e-mail below, as it contains several important updates about the upcoming fall season.
Like many things, the possibility of a fall season is an ever-evolving situation. The Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) has not released guidance regarding a return to gameplay. We’ll continue to wait patiently. Our league remains optimistic that gameplay will be possible.
As part of our optimism for the upcoming season, registration is now live. You may register your child click the button below:
The registration window is shorter than usual. Please register your child quickly.
SWM Kickers and SWM Rec are now requiring a waiver to be signed for children to participate in soccer. The waiver states that parents will hold SWM Kickers or SWM Rec harmless if their child should contract Covid-19, MRSA, influenza, or any other communicable diseases.
You will agree to this waiver electronically, during the registration process.
Registration Note – Credits
If your player was registered and paid for the spring season, and a refund was not requested, your child has a credit on their account. The credit will be applied automatically at the time of registration.
When registering, the last screen you encounter is the payment screen. You may notice the “balance due” for your child is a negative number, which will appear something like this: ($10.00).
If you see this on the payment screen, your player’s credit from spring is enough to cover their registration costs for fall. There is no additional payment needed in this instance.
- 7/3/2020: Registration for Fall 2020 season begins. Registrants automatically receive an Early Bird Discount of $15 during this time.
- 7/13/2020: Registrants are no longer eligible for the Early Bird Discount.
- 7/27/2020: Late registration period begins. Registrations during this time will include a $25 late fee.
- 8/2/2020: Registration ends. Player registrations after this date are subject to case-by-case approval based on roster needs, and a $25 late fee.
- Mid-August: Teams formed and uploaded to the website.
- End of August: Practices begin, pending guidance from MSYSA.
- Early September: Games begin, pending guidance from MSYSA.
SWM Kickers has enrolled in an online resource called Soccer Parenting, which we are now offering to free to our league parents. Their mission is to inspire players by empowering parents. To accomplish this mission, Soccer Parenting provides an extensive and growing library of articles, videos, and other content to assist parents with their child’s soccer development.
More information is forthcoming on how you can access your account for free. For now, you can get an overview of Soccer Parenting at their website, https://www.soccerparenting.com/.
As always, SWM Rec’s volunteer Board would benefit from having more folks to handle the workload. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in supporting the operations of our soccer league.
Due to health concerns surrounding coronavirus and a lack of bandwidth amongst our volunteer Board, it is not likely that the concession stand will be open for the Fall 2020 season.
Chicago Fire Camp
SWM Rec has traditionally partnered with the Chicago Fire, our most local Major League Soccer team, to offer a summer soccer camp. We intended to provide the camp again this year, with revamped camp offerings for players in SWM Rec and SWM Kickers players. Unfortunately, the vendor canceled their summer camps due to Covid-19. Our league hopes to continue the camp tradition in 2021.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via e-mail at email@example.com.
Have a happy and safe holiday. We look forward to seeing you soon!