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Message from President: SPSC Updates-- COVID Reporting, MOD Pizza Fundraiser

By Kent Disch, 10/06/20, 11:45AM CDT

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Dear Sun Prairie Soccer Parents-
 
A few quick updates and a few reminders as we continue through the Fall season...
  • Game Day/Practice COVID Reminders
  • COVID Reporting Responsibility
  • MOD Pizza Fundraiser, Thursday, October 8
  • Youth Sport Psychologist Zoom Meetings
  • Training and Game Photos Needed!
 
Game Day/Practice COVID Reminders...
 
Wisconsin continues to be a COVID "hotspot" and unfortunately, we have begun to see a few cases and close contact with cases here at SPSC.  We have also received some reports of folks not following the WYSA COVID rules.
 
As a reminder, all spectators must wear a mask while on the sidelines. Players who are not in the game must wear a mask (unless drinking water). I will be asking Coaches to keep an eye on compliance with these rules and remind folks of the WYSA Return to Play rules.
 
Also, please talk to your players about sharing water, food and equipment. WYSA COVID rules prohibit the sharing of personal items. This includes water bottles, Keeper jerseys and gloves, pinnies, etc.  If your player needs equipment, please let your Coach know.
 
COVID Reporting Responsibility...
 
As we have begun to see COVID cases in SPSC, we have been notifying teams when we find out about a positive case or a player or Coach who has had "close contact" with someone who has tested positive.
 
With the highly contagious nature of COVID, it is absolutely critical that all parents report to the Club if their player has been in "close contact" with a person who is positive, if a parent or close contact has received a positive test or if the player has been tested and is awaiting a result.
 
WYSA has provided guidelines for when a player must be removed from participation, when a team needs to be "shut down" and when players can return to play.  You can find the WYSA reporting/return to play matrix here:
 
If you have a close contact, a positive test or need to be tested, please let your Coach and/or our Executive Director Tony Markell know as soon as possible.  Tony will get in touch with you and your Coach to let you know how to proceed.
 
We all want the kids to play as much as possible, but also need to be responsible for the health and safety of not just our own player, but our Coaches, families, and community.  Please continue to remain vigilant and report any issues.
 
MOD Pizza Fundraiser, THIS THURSDAY!
 
Our friends at MOD Pizza are hosting a "share" day for SPSC this Thursday, October 8 from 10:30 am to 9pm.
 
Simply bring the flyer (here) to MOD and then let MOD do the cooking for lunch and/or dinner and help SPSC in the process!
 
Youth Sport Psychologist Zoom Meetings...
 
Everyone knows COVID has ramped up the everyday stress levels in all our lives. The constant crush of news, the change to online school and everything else has an impact on our lives and the lives of our kids.
 
With this in mind, SPSC is working with a youth sports psychologist from the Wisconsin Children's Hospital to provide free Zoom meetings for players and parents on how to deal with the stress of living in the COVID world.  Currently, we plan to offer two meetings, one focusing on players and another specifically for parents.
 
Topics will include how our athletes can regain a feeling of control in a world that sometimes feels out of control, how to deal with anxiety and stress of sports and school in a pandemic and how to continue to perform through all of this. We will also provide parents with tools to help their player deal with the challenges of living in pandemic times and how to notice warning signs of anxiety/stress/depression in your athlete.
 
These meetings will be online and will have limited space. Registration will be required.
 
More details will be coming soon. Keep an eye for emails and on our social media for dates and times and registration details.
 
Training and Game Photos Needed...
 
We need content for our social media pages and we want your photos to share with our members!
 
We want to fill our social media with smiling faces and happy kids playing soccer.
 
If you have some great pictures of games or training, send them to me at kent.disch@sunprairiesoccer.com and we will try to include them in upcoming social media posts.
 
That is all for now. 
 
As always, please stay safe, informed, and healthy.
 
Thanks!
 
Kent Disch
President
Sun Prairie Soccer Club