CiTY Newsletter - September 1, 2020
Thanks to the hard work of CiTY staff and coaches, along with cooperation from our players and families through this unfamiliar period, we are happy to be entering fall in more familiar territory--back on the soccer field! CiTY travel teams started a normal practice schedule and will begin league games in less than two weeks, our REC program is open for registration and will also start in mid-September, and our CiTY community continues to be engaged on and off the field. We are grateful not only to our hard-working staff and coaches for developing and implementing procedures to keep our players safe, but also to our CiTY families and community for their patience and adherence to these measures. Our priority is and always has been the safety of our players, and as long as we continue to work together to adapt to this dynamic situation, we will move forward as one strong CiTY family. #CiTYProud
CiTY COVID-19 Updates and Procedures

Many CiTY players and families have done a great job wearing masks and distancing at CiTY events. Remember that masks are required for players, families, and coaches when arriving to and departing from the field. Players are to stay distanced when not masked (i.e. on the bench) and spectators are required to wear masks at all times. Coaches will continue to emphasize this with their players at `the field, and and we ask that parents adhere to and remind their children of this important measure.

Club Champions League (CCL): Return to Play Procedures
Rec Registration Deadline - September 4

CiTY Fall 2020 REC is open to players age pre-K through 6th grade. Practices will be Tuesday evenings at Chapelgate Academy, and games will be on Saturdays at River Hill High School. CiTY Fall 2020 REC procedures can be found here.
Soccer Parent Resource Center

As added off-the-field value to our members, CiTY is offering its membership a subscription to Soccer Parent Resource Center, which includes access to hundreds of articles and interviews geared specifically towards youth soccer parents. CiTY members can create their account to utilize CiTY's subscription here.
CiTY Partnership with GripStrings

GripStrings laces are patent-pending with a grippy coating. When tied tight, they will not come untied the whole game or practice. CiTY colors (yellow on black and "City City City" on one side) are discounted for CiTY members ($10/pair). Two lengths - 47" for adults shoe sizes; 29" for kids' shoe sizes. Buy your GripStrings here!
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, ed@ellicottcitysc.org
Rob Ryerson, General Manager, rob@ellicottcitysc.org
Carmen Juliano, Technical Director, carmen@ellicottcitysc.org
Amanda Buckler, Director of Administration, operations@ellicottcitysc.org
Wade Whitney, Rec Director, wade@ellicottcitysc.org
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