Dear Capital East Soccer Club Families,
Traditionally this time of year, we would be providing opportunities and encouraging all of our teams to participate in futsal and indoor soccer leagues, clinics and other organized indoor activities designed to maintain and advance our players’ skills during the winter months. Unfortunately, we are not currently in "normal" times.
The recent spike in COVID-19 infection rates statewide, as well as, the anticipated continuing trend upward, makes it clear that it may be a while before times are back to “normal.”
The Club does not anticipate that there will be many opportunities available for organized indoor play of any kind, particularly here in Dane County. However, the Club expects that the warnings and advice of health experts will continue to be ignored by some this winter, which may lead to opportunities for indoor play for those who are interested and willing.
The Club cannot make anyone's choice for them and will take no actions against any player or family choosing otherwise, however, the Club will not be supporting any indoor play this winter.
To ensure that no player or their family will feel explicit or implicit pressure to participate in winter activities of any kind which they do not feel are safe, the Capital East Soccer Club, upon advice from its Board of Directors, has declared that it will not support, recommend, sponsor or sanction any indoor team play, training or related indoor team activities this winter season.
The Club is hopeful that players in this offseason will find ways to safely stay fit and maintain their skills on their own.
Until further notice, no games, in-person trainings/clinics or other indoor activities shall be organized by any Club coaches, managers, or members in their capacity as such.
Any suggestion, by any person, that participation in any such activities is required or encouraged by the Club, or that failure to participate will in any way impact a player's standing on a team within the Club, should be brought to the attention of:
Director of Operations, Eric Bertun firstname.lastname@example.org
Club President, Dave Clem email@example.com
Like all of you, we hope for a speedy and safe return to normal life and the ability to play “the beautiful game.” Until then, we hope everyone stays safe and healthy!
From the August 13 MAYSA Zoom involving all area clubs:
"[T]he culmination of our Club Leaders meeting on August 13 was a consensus-driven decision to wait until August 24 to see if Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) loosen restrictions to allow for league play. If not, throughout MAYSA we will focus solely on in-team/in-club training..."
Will we have a fall 2020 season - games and practices?
That is still to be determined. In Dane County we are restricted to practices only – no games. Within the practice environment, physical distancing must be maintained at all times.
The situation revolving around the coronavirus pandemic is ever-changing. The reality is that there is just too much uncertainty to make projections too far in advance, since conditions involving the health and safety of all are subject to change at any given time.
We will continue to be guided by Public Health Madison & Dane County and our soccer governing bodies: US Soccer, WYSA and MAYSA.
When will practices start?
Subject to the guidance and directives we receive from the bodies listed above, we are tentatively planning to allow teams to start practicing the week of August 17. Please note that some teams may start practicing at later dates. Individual team information will be sent via email the week of August 10
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Thank you for your support of the Capital East Soccer Club.
[Excerpt below pertains to Dane County]
"Games and competitions are not allowed between teams for medium (includes soccer) and high-risk sports. Games and competitions within teams are allowed for medium and high-risk sports if the games and competitions are modified to ensure physical distancing is maintained at all times.
"With regard to the Fall 2020 season MAYSA will continue with the league alignment & formation process but will delay the scheduling until, at the earliest, the week of August 24. US Soccer and local Health Departments must allow us to progress to league-type competition before we can move ahead with league matches."
We are registering non-competitive players to fill rosters in the following age groups:
U7/U8 Boys & Girls (2013 & 2012 birth years)
U9/U10 Girls (2011 & 2010 birth years)
U11/U12 Boys (2009 & 2008 birth years)
U13/U14 Boys & Girls (2007 & 2006 birth years)
CapEast supports girls and boys COMPETITIVE teams ages U11 (2010 birth year) through U14 (2007 birth year). Also, players with a 2006 birth year who are entering 8th grade in the Fall are eligible to play U14.
The info above usually applies to players entering grades 5-8 in the fall.
If you are interested in a CapEast COMPETITIVE team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 608-571-3792 for more information on what options are currently available.
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The info below usually applies to players entering grades K-8 in the fall.
CapEast supports girls, boys and co-ed NON-COMPETITIVE teams for U6 (2015 birth year) though through U14 (2007 birth year). Also, players with a 2006 birth year who are entering 8th grade in the Fall are eligible to play U14.
This includes our U9/U10 (2012/2011 birth years) Academy teams - usually players entering grades 3-4 in the fall.
There are NO tryouts for Academy team placement, just a desire to play with and against like-minded players who seek to improve skills under the direction of very experienced youth coaches.
If you are interested in placement on a NON-COMPETITIVE team, please email email@example.com or call/text 608-571-3792 for more information on how to register.
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Thank you for your interest in the Capital East Soccer Club!
From WYSA & MAYSA (April 30):
"We hope once again, this finds you safe and well. Since our March 12 suspension of activities, WYSA has carefully monitored expert guidance from numerous, relevant organizations and maintained the health and safety of members as our highest priority. We remained optimistic about an imminent return to play date (RTP), even as the Safer at Home orders were imposed. Unfortunately, as details of the Badger Bounce Back Plan were released and we obtained advice of medical professionals on WYSA Return to Play Guidelines, it became apparent that we could not reasonably pursue the June 1 RTP we had hoped for. It is with the heaviest of hearts we move in this direction, but also with confidence that we have made an appropriate decision emphasizing member safety."
The CapEast Board will be meeting next week to consider all options in light of this announcement. Thanks for your support.
CapEast is interested in serious soccer players who are dedicated to soccer and committed to continue building excellence on the East Side. Tryouts are held once a year for the seasonal club year beginning September 2019, and ending June 2020.
Players must tryout for their appropriate age groups, unless prior approval has been given by Domenick Genova - CapEast Director of Coaching. Team coaches are assigned by the Director of Coaching. Additional coaches will serve as evaluators to assist the team coaches in selecting the top players in order to create the best possible teams.
The final team formation will be approved by the Director of Coaching.
Individuals selected to a CapEast team will be notified by email according to MAYSA’s age appropriate offer notification date.