Welcome back! We hope this edition of the XF Newsletter finds you well during this prolonged & challenging time. We have added a new feature to our newsletter, with a quick Q&A section with a XF alum! Have a read and we hope you enjoy. Happy Holidays and stay safe.
Latest Protocols
Mask Mandate
Per the latest Covid-19 health guidelines instructed by Washington State, players are now required to wear a mask during practice (11/16/20)

Travel Policy
We want to try and explain our position on travel, and pass along our risk vs. reward calculations, so families better understand the club’s reasoning. A full explanation of our decision and reasoning is included here. (11/12/20)
Auction
One of the most exciting and fun events in our schedule is our annual auction. The auction is usually held at the Marriot in downtown Redmond, but due to Covid-19, we changed the format to a virtual setting. We opened the silent auction one week before the live auction began, giving families within and outside the club a chance to bid on over 40 items. The gifts in the silent auction included: multiple wine baskets, signed sports jerseys, vacation spots domestically and international, plus fun family activities. Our live auction was as exciting and popular as ever. Trips to Mexico, Whistler and Alaska were some of the most appealing listings, while the special XF uniforms presented the most unique gift. Mackenzie, (G09A) Marlee (G12A) and the Tucker family won the new Honda Civic in our raffle. The auction was streamed live on YouTube, which allowed for a safe and fun event for all. We would like to thank everyone involved who helped make our first digital auction a huge success.
Taco Truck
Throughout the summer, Art and Lulu Iniguez brought their Mexican food truck back to 60 Acres. You likely remember them from Crossfire Challenge, as they’ve been the most popular vendor for years. They offered their fantastic breakfast burritos, tacos, burritos and quesadillas, along with a flavorful range of soft drinks. XF teams practiced on the grass as well as playing some soccer tennis. It was a great way for XF families to enjoy some soccer and food under the sun.
Camps
Summer Jr Day Camp
Unfortunately, as a result of Covid, we had to cancel our Junior ID program earlier this summer. However, after we opened back up, we were able to get our junior players back on the field. So, we hosted a free weeklong camp at 60 Acres. Over 35 players were able to play socially distant games, work on some technical skills and have some fun.



Online Technical Program
Our new Online Technical Program, a completely free virtual skill-building program was designed for new and recreational players who wanted to augment their physical education for the week. The program included a training outline for each one-hour workout, with complementary video tutorials for all skill exercises. The program was 8 weeks long, with new lessons released each Tuesday and Thursday.
Fall Program
Most recently, we created a three-week camp- three, one-hour sessions on the weekend to give rec, select and premier players an opportunity to play small sided games in a safe and controlled environment.

After a technical warm up, players were split up into multiple 3v3 games allowing them to showcase their talent, score lots of goals and ultimately have lots of fun.
Q&A with an alum
Name: Katie Doung

XF Graduation Year: 2019

Years at XF: 4 years

Position: Center Midfield

Favorite Team: Portland Thorns

Favorite Player: Andres Iniesta

Greatest XF Memory: Playing in two national final fours

Favorite Crossfire Coach: Too many to choose from! Each one helped me develop in different ways.

Best part about XF: Playing for Crossfire was one of best decisions I've ever made. All of the coaches have been so supportive during my time there and beyond. I think one of my favorite parts was all of the opportunities they provided to train- I loved being able to hop in and get different trainings in with different teams

Future plans: Right now I am playing at the University of Minnesota. I hope to play professionally and for the national team after college.

Number one advice to young XF player: The best way to prepare yourself fir college or any other goal you have is to get outside your comfort zone. When I look back at my training growing up, the times I learned the most were when I was pushed outside of my comfort zone mentally or physically or in uncomfortable environments like training with older players or boys.
Upcoming XF Events
Tournaments
It's never too early to get excited for our summer tournaments! Get prepared by marking your calendar for next year’s games at the amazing 60 Acres soccer complex: Proliance Summer Kickoff, Crossfire Challenge, Proliance Cup and XF Labor Day Cup.
 
Camps
Check out our website for upcoming camps such as Winter and Spring Friday Night Academy, Spring Day Camps and many more! Crossfire will continue to provide safe and fun soccer environments for all!

Thanksgiving & Christmas
Get into the festive spirit and show us how you're celebrating the holiday season in Crossfire style! XF pumpkins, snowmen or gingerbread houses- we want to see your efforts!
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Did we miss something? Which XF alum would you like to hear from next?
Email michael.teiman@crossfiresoccer.org with XF news!
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