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    South Valley United Membership Families

     South Valley United Membership Families,

    ACTION ITEMS

    1. All SVU Club Activities are SUSPENDED through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

    2. Our Facility, Neighborhood Church Soccer Fields are CLOSED through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

    3. Information will continue to be made available in advance of returning to any club training.

    4. We ask all SVU membership to proceed with full payment of your March 2020 dues as club invoicing has already been processed.

    5. A credit of 50% of your paid March 2020 dues will be applied upon return to club training.

    Again, we ask, regardless of opinion, that we all cooperate to abide by the decisions made in the best interest of all.

    We are privileged to serve you, our community and look forward to seeing you all back on the soccer pitch real soon!

    Additional Resources:

    Tulare County Public Health, COVID-19 Updates (Novel Coronavirus) https://tchhsa.org/eng/index.cfm/public-health/covid-19-updates-novel-coronavirus/

    California Department of Public Health, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) https://www.cdph.ca.gov/


    Best Regards,

    SVU Board of Directors

     South Valley United Spring Recreation Soccer Families

     South Valley United Spring Recreation Soccer Families,


    ACTION ITEMS

    1. All SVU Spring Recreational Soccer Activities are SUSPENDED through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

    2. Our Facility, Neighborhood Church Soccer Fields are CLOSED through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

    3. Information will continue to be made available in advance of returning to any training and games.

    4. SVU Spring Recreational Soccer Director Kevin Porterfield will maintain contact with Coaches to stay informed of adjustments to the schedule.

    5. Our goal is to begin playing games again on Saturday, April 4, 2020.  The variable, "unknown" is if we will be required to continue suspending activities further based on reports from our local health officials and NorCal Premier Soccer.  The SVU Board of Directors is continuing to meet to establish a plan should this be required.

    Again, we ask, regardless of opinion, that we all cooperate to abide by the decisions made in the best interest of all.  We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation as we face these obstacles together.  The health and safety of our players and their families are of utmost importance and far outweigh the game of soccer.

    We are privileged to serve you, our community and look forward to seeing you all back on the soccer pitch real soon!

    Best Regards,

    SVU Board of Directors

    South Valley United Membership Families

    Good evening, we appreciate your patience and understanding as the SVU Board of Directors navigates this challenging time across the landscape of youth soccer. We had the opportunity to meet this evening, discuss the current situation and formulate an action plan for our South Valley United membership.

    We believe it is our role and responsibility to focus on the health and well-being of our players, staff and families while also supporting our local health officials and municipal leaders as they work to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19). We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we are faced with a unique circumstance that has made an impact far beyond the game of soccer.

    While we understand that each of you have your own feelings, ideals, personal and/or political beliefs regarding the current pandemic. Warranted or not, precautions must be given much consideration, as it only takes a single preventable incident to affect a member of our club and community. Enacting anything less than state and local health recommendations and mandates would be incredibly irresponsible for the oversight of our club and its membership. Though there may be a large difference of opinion and we may not like what is happening, not supporting and complying with the initiatives of US Soccer, US Club Soccer and NorCal Premier Soccer can simply destroy our mission as guardians of the game and of our athletes.

    From NorCal Premier Soccer:

    MEMORANDUM

    NorCal Member Clubs,


    After reviewing the updated guidance from the State of California, and the various county public health departments in Northern California regarding COVID-19, NorCal Premier Soccer will be suspending all competitions and events until March 31, effective immediately. This includes club-hosted games, NorCal-hosted games, Playdates, PDP, Coach Education events, US Soccer License courses, Referee Education events and club meetings.

    NorCal Member Clubs are advised to follow guidance from the State of California and their own county public health departments when making decisions on their own training programs & club operations.


    With this being an evolving situation, we will continue to consult with public health department guidance and NorCal Member Clubs to plan for the remainder of the season. NorCal staff will be working over the next few weeks on various contingency plans for the 2019/20 season, including options for rescheduling competitions & events. Further details will be communicated to clubs at the appropriate time.


    Thank you,

    NorCal Premier Soccer Board of Directors


    South Valley United Board of Directors Decision

    Next Steps:

    In collaboration with our governing body NorCal Premier Soccer and the most recent guidance from the State of California is that all non-essential gatherings should be suspended. Following this recommendation, and for the health and safety of our membership and community, SVU is suspending all club activities, this includes training's, games and any SVU team functions that are scheduled for the period from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 31, at which time the SVU Board of Directors will reassess the situation. The SVU Board of Directors wants to assure our membership and the community that this action is being taken as a preventative measure, based on information garnered from state and local experts. We will continue to share information throughout this time as they become available on the status of SVU operations.


    Again, we ask, regardless of opinion, that we all cooperate to abide by the decisions made in the best interest of all.

    Additional Resources:

    Tulare County Public Health, COVID-19 Updates (Novel Coronavirus) https://tchhsa.org/eng/index.cfm/public-health/covid-19-updates-novel-coronavirus/

    California Department of Public Health, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) https://www.cdph.ca.gov/


    Best Regards,


    Jeremy Schultz
    SVU President

    SOUTH VALLEY UNITED PARTNERS WITH ROBYN ICENHOWER AND ASSOCIATES More than just your Realtor.

    VISALIA -South Valley United Soccer Club (SVU) is excited to announce the club has a new partnership with local real estate company, Robyn Icenhower and Associates. SVU will proudly sport the Robyn Icenhower and Associates logo on the back of their jerseys through May 2021, joining Valley Children as equipment partners of the youth organization. In addition, they are the presenting partner of the SVU Coaches game, where several hundred players and families attended a fun and often humorous afternoon of soccer, each participating coach took home a customized SVU and Robyn Icenhower and Associates co-branded souvenir shirt. Robyn Icenhower & Associates are the #1 highest producing real estate team in Kings and Tulare counties. As a licensed California Real Estate Broker, Robyn’s growing team of professionals not only consists of the most agents in the top 3% of sales production in the county, but also leads the luxury market with the most homes sold. Their mission is to create clients for life. Whether it be through their extensive marketing efforts or their dedicated customer service experts, they make sure that their clients are their number one priority in everything they do. Robyn Icenhower and Associates are more than just your Realtor, they are a connector and a resource for our community. “We believe in making a difference in our community,” comments Robyn. Whether it be with the members of her team, clients, other real estate agents, youth soccer players or members of the local community in general, Robyn Icenhower is committed to giving back to help others grow and reach their goals. “We are proud to partner with Robyn Icenhower and Associates as our missions align so closely in our community. It’s a partnership that embodies what both companies represent, focusing on the South Valley region, putting our community first, emphasis on serving those we work for and striving to help those we can connect with”, stated SVU President Jeremy Schultz. “Robyn Icenhower and her team truly exemplify what it means to believe in our community, it is a great opportunity for us to work together and make a difference in the lives of our youth. These relationships are so valuable to assist our organization in elevating the opportunities within the club by providing us the resources for strategic and long-term growth.” “I’m excited to partner with South Valley United as several members of Robyn Icenhower & Associates have children that participate on South Valley United teams, we are honored to be able to partner with the club and help to give back to the children of our local community,” stated Robyn Icenhower

     

    About South Valley United: South Valley United (SVU) is one of the original competitive youth soccer organizations in the Central California region, based in Visalia, CA. SVU, established in 2002 is a youth soccer club that believes in the overall development of local athletes utilizing sport as a platform to build leaders of tomorrow. SVU’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive soccer community intent on developing elite youth soccer players. SVU strives to instill the fundamental traits of leadership through teamwork, success through hard work and inclusiveness through building camaraderie in community and club. For more information, visit www.southvalleyunited.com.

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