CiTY Newsletter - November 1, 2020
With just a couple weeks left of fall season league play and tournaments for our travel teams, we head into the holidays and winter months extra thankful for the physical activity, team building, and sense of community that we were able to provide to our CiTY family these past few months. As we've said since March, we will continue to follow and adapt to current guidelines and recommendations, and as long as we all keep working together, we are confident that we can provide much needed programs and services to our players and families throughout the winter and next year. We invite everyone in our CiTY community - REC, travel, Special Needs, and any CiTY supporters - to join us in our club-wide virtual Town Hall next week. CiTY Leadership looks forward to checking in with you all and sharing CiTY information and plans. Enjoy the rest of this fall, and have a warm and happy Thanksgiving. Go CiTY!
CiTY Town Hall - One Week Away!
CiTY Leadership will hold a virtual club-wide Town Hall on Sunday, November 8 at 7:00 pm to recap the fall season, share winter plans, and have a Q&A. Open to parents of current and prospective players in any CITY program, CiTY supporters, and anyone else interested in what CiTY has been working on and what our plans are.
CiTY REC Director, Wade Whitney, and City staff coaches will teach players to be skillful and confident in a non-competitive environment to increase each individual player's own development. This program will be a total soccer class that emphasizes individual ball skills and all technical skills necessary to play and enjoy the game. Each weekly session will end with a scrimmage. All sessions will be held in the gymnasium at Lamb of God School. Space is limited!

January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27

TOTS (Pre-K and K) - 9:00-10:00 am
1st-3rd Grades - 10:00-11:00 am
4th-6th Grades - 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Get your holiday shopping done while supporting CiTY!
The CiTY Spirit Store is open now through Nov. 9.  Orders placed during this window will be delivered to your door by the holidays. Lots of great options in all sizes to choose from, including jackets, tops, pullovers, sweatpants, hats, and more!
We have to cover our faces, why not show our CiTY spirit while we do? Special edition CiTY neck gaiters are now available for a limited time. Get yours before we sell out! Gaiters will be ready for pickup after Dec. 1.
$15 each.
CiTY scarves are back in stock! Get your limited edition 2020-21 CiTY scarf now, quantities are limited! Scarves will be ready for pickup after Dec. 1.
$25 each.
Back by popular demand! CiTY ISlides, custom printed with the CiTY logo, are available in youth and adult sizes. Order yours now and pick them up after Dec. 1.
GripStrings laces, invented by CiTY's Lance James (coach and parent, CiTY 2006 Boys Black) are patent-pending with a grippy coating. Tied tightly, they will not come untied the whole game or practice.
CiTY GripStrings are discounted
for members ($10/pair).
Support CiTY when you shop on Amazon! A portion of eligible purchases made on Amazon gets donated to CiTY to support the CiTY Scholarship Fund.
Set Ellicott City Soccer Club as your charity and start shopping!
Save the Date
CiTY's 4th annual Season of Giving begins on Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Look for emails and social media posts in the coming weeks about how you can support CiTY programs and make a difference in our community. Follow CiTY on social media so you can stay up-to-date on CiTY Season of Giving progress.
Masks and Distancing
CiTY has been doing a great job masking up! Please keep doing what you're doing, and read tournament protocol below as we head into the fall tournament season.

Elite Tournaments (SAC Fall Classic, Fallston Cup, Southampton Cup): Return to Play Protocol
Club Champions League (CCL): Return to Play Procedures
Thanks for supporting CiTY, and as always, feel free to reach out to CiTY Leadership for further information or with any questions or concerns. 

Tim Ryerson, Executive Director,
Rob Ryerson, General Manager,
Carmen Juliano, Technical Director,
Amanda Buckler, Director of Administration,
Wade Whitney, Rec Director,