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Return to Soccer (9/26/20)

Welcome back Croton AYSO families,

We’re thrilled to be back on the field and can’t wait until all our teams are out there. We know that times are uncertain and there will be inevitable disruptions & changes as we adapt to a Covid-19 world. We’re committed to bringing Croton soccer safely back to our kids but we need your help.

How?

  1. Follow the safety guidelines
  2. Be a responsible sports parent
  3. Continue to be patient & flexible
  4. Volunteer

It’s critical that we all follow all the safety guidelines to protect our children, coaches and community. Detailed guidelines were sent out via email to all parents and can be found here.

Please be a responsible sports parent. Read AYSO emails & coach communication and respond when asked. Drop off/pick-up players quickly and reinforce the safety rules. Check the website & Facebook page for updates. Make sure your child comes to practice prepared.

Thank you for being patient & flexible thus far. There are a lot of unknowns and we’re all doing the best we can to safely navigate changing situations. We follow school closings and as in yesterday’s cancellation of PVC-age practices (U11 club, U12, U14), some decisions are made with little notice but with our kids’ safety in mind.

We are a 100% volunteer organization and we need support on & off the field. We’re always looking for coaching help and have several board members retiring this year. Please email aysocrotonunited@gmail.com and reg@crotonsoccer.org for a list of open board positions or if you’re interested in coaching.

Finally, thank you to all the coaches & volunteers who helped get the season going. It literally takes a village and we are very appreciative of ours!

Wishing everyone a great season!

Thank you,

Croton AYSO Board, Region 455

Fall Soccer Season Update – Team Assignments (9/23/20)

Hello Croton Soccer Families,

We’re excited for fall soccer to begin this Saturday, 9/26!

Teams have been formed and coaches are in the process of reaching out to all parents. Please be patient as there have been a lot of adjustments given new safety rules, field changes and late player registrations.

If you have not heard from your coach yet and you’ve got a confirmed registration, don’t worry, it’s coming. If you are unsure of your child’s registration status, you can check by logging into your Sports Connect account. On your Dashboard page under your player name’s, you should see a red bar with the registration program (2020/2021 AYSO Core) and the appropriate division (e.g. U14 Girls Born 2008 or 2007). Assuming you see that and if you have already submitted payment or do not have an outstanding balance, your child’s registration is active.

All players should come to practice with cleats, shinguards, water bottle and an appropriately sized soccer ball labeled with their name. Size 3 soccer balls are for U5/U6/U7/U8, size 4 for U10/U12 and size 5 for U14)

As a reminder, all players & parents are to wear face masks and adhere to all social distancing guidelines at all AYSO events. More updates will follow so please monitor the Croton AYSO website and Facebook page.

Thank you,

Croton AYSO Board

Update for Croton Soccer 2020-2021 (8/9/20)

Hello Croton Soccer Families,

We hope this update finds you healthy & safe. We’re posting the below email communication that went out in late July via SportsConnect (the online registration system replacing Blue Sombrero). We are in still in wait mode until we can confirm the fall season but a reminder that if you complete your child’s no-fee early registration by 8/14, you will be entered into the gift card drawing.

The no-fee registration period has been extended to Monday, 8/24 given the power outage situation throughout the village. Please note, ALL registrations will be put on the waitlist and when we have Fall season confirmation, we will activate all players who register prior by 8/24.

***** From 7/24 email *****

Fall 2020 – No-Fee Early Registration Open
We’re looking ahead to the Fall. In reality, there are more unknowns than knowns.  Many of things we take as given in a normal Fall – access to school, village and County fields, signing up for tournaments, training youth refs, recruiting parent coaches, forming teams – all those things are now unknown.  With that, we want to be ready for the Fall in case things do open up; whether that means being able to have a regular season, or some kind of modified one.  

Setting up a season takes time, and it starts with gauging how many kids we’re going to have.  We’re therefore opening up a no-money-down registration so we can get a read on the number of expected kids.  Based on the number who sign up – and the guidelines that will be coming through – we’ll start outlining options: maybe limit things to practices that maintain social distancing; maybe have games with fewer players on the field.  It’s all up in the air right now, but we’re committed to making something work, and that starts with understanding how many kids are in.  

No Money Down Registration Details:
1. No-money down Registration starts today, and will run through August 17th.
2. Pre-K and VIP annual costs will be $100 (including uniform). 
3. U6 and up annual costs will be $175 (including uniform).
4. AYSO National fee ($20) and Sports Connect transaction fee ($2.75) are separate from Croton AYSO fees. 
5. By late August we will (hopefully) know what’s doable, and will invite all those who registered to complete payment.
6. Bonus incentive: If you register before August 14th (and complete payment in late August), we will include you in a drawing to win one of eight $25 gift cards.

How To Register:

1. Go to: https://www.ayso455.org/region455

2. Blue Sombrero is now Sports Connect. All account information should have transferred over so parents should be able to just use their old account login/password.
3. Everyone will be registered onto a waitlist, and the confirmation note will reflect that. 
4. Please send any questions or concerns to: reg@crotonsoccer.org 


You don’t need to pay to register (yet), and you’ll help us do the planning that’s needed.  There will be a time in our community when it’s okay to get our players back onto the fields, and we want to be ready.  So, do something normal-ish and sign-up your kid for soccer.

Thank you,

Croton AYSO Soccer