Monday, September 20, 2021

Final game schedule has been updated

 The Game Schedule tab on the web site has been updated as follows:

This year we have 2 teams at each age level so there will only be one game per age level

6 to 8 Teams  9:15 – 10:00   Field 3 
> 4 X 8 minute quarters,  4 minutes between quarters                      

9 to 11 Teams   9:15 - 10:20   Field 2 
> 2 X 30 minute halves, 5 minute break between halves                  

12 to 18 Teams  9:00 - 10:30  Field 1 
> 2 X 42 minute halves, 6 minutes between halves                             

Note: The 4/5s do not have a designated field nor game time. The 4/5 coach, Melinda Becker, will communicate plans for the game days with the parents. 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Soccer - Used Soccer cleats

We will have the "free shoe box" available at todays practice.  
If anyone is still looking, we have a pretty large selection free use soccer cleats available.  
If you have unused cleats around your house feel free to bring them and add to the box.

Thanks, 
Pete
503-545-2572

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Reminder - 1st Practice is this Thursday - Key Things to know

Our first practice is this Thursday the 9th from 6:00 to 7:30.  We are at Clark Park in Molalla again this year.

Here are some key things to know:

1. The City is in the process of a large construction project on the East side of the park in the area under the trees.  It is a construction zone.  Please keep kids out of the areas that are marked off by orange fencing and caution tape.  We were not aware of the project when we reserved the fields.   

2. The playground will not be available as it is in the work zone. 

3. You will probably want to bring camp chairs as the picnic tables and covered area are also in the work zone and not available. 

4. The area where we normally park may be full of city and contractor trucks.  Please park in the grass field on the left as you enter the north side parking lot.   The South side parking lot is available but it may be difficult to access the field from there. 

5. The bathrooms are closed but there are porta-potties provided by the City for our use. 

6. We will do our registration on the edge of the baseball field. 

Important:  This is not a drop off program.  Parents are expected to remain at the field during practices.  This is even more important due to the construction project.  We expect parents to supervise their kids before and after the practice.  

Also, if you have younger kids, please be available to run them to the porta-potties as needed. 

As always, if you have questions please feel free to contact me by email or text,

Pete

503-545-2572  pete@petealdrich.com

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Update on 4/5 Year Old Team

We have had two families volunteer to coach the 4 and 5 year olds so we will be having a team this year. 

Thanks to all the parents that stepped up to taking on the roles of Coach and Assistant Coach.  Thanks in advance for your time and effort!

Pete 

503-545-2572


Thursday, September 2, 2021

No 4/5 Year Old Team This Year

 As we have not had any volunteers to fill the two head coaching positions for the 4/5 year olds,  we will not have a team this year. 

We will provide refunds in cash during our first practice for those that registered 4/5 year olds.  

Pete Aldrich

503-545-2572

Monday, August 30, 2021

Mask Guidelines

I am receiving a number of question regarding Masking requirements.  Here is the leagues position: 

Gov Kate Browns Mask Mandate Effective Friday, August 27, states that masks will be required in most public outdoor settings, including large outdoor events, where physical distancing is not possible, and regardless of vaccination status. 

However, the following exception was outlined:  

  • Persons playing or practicing competitive sports, or engaged in an activity in which it is not feasible to wear a mask — such as swimming;
Based on this we will not require masks for players during practices or games. 

However, families can choose to wear masks at any time if they have safety concerns.  

Beyond that The league and its coaches will not be policing the wearing of masks by anyone else at practices or games.  The field does allow for physical distancing.  We believe that parents should make decisions for their families and it is up to parents to supervise themselves and their kids regarding the wearing of masks. 

Please keep in mind that we are in a visible location at Clark Park.  It is possible that someone from the City or surrounding neighborhoods may raise concerns based on what they see.  These concerns may be raised directly with our parents, coaches or participants or indirectly through the City.  I would ask that if there are any interactions with city employees or neighbors, that our parents, coaches or participants would be kind and respectful in all interactions.  Our goal is to have a good witness in our use of the park and in all of our interactions with the City and park neighbors.   

Pete

 



Soccer Updates - Coaches - 6/7's and 4/5's

 Good News!

We have filled the final coaching position for the 6/7's!

This means that if we can get two coaches for the 4/5's team we will have a 4/5 team this year.  

We are looking for two coaches with kids in the 4/5 age bracket.  No soccer experience needed.  There are no formal games. It just a group of young kids that need a couple of people to oversee them and lead them in some fun games.   The internet is full of fun soccer games for this age.  This is really just an opportunity for the 4/5's to wear a uniform, kick a soccer ball and have something to do during practice.  

Please email me at pete@petealdrich.com, or text me at the number below if you are interested in coaching. 

Pete

503-545-2572