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Covid-19 Recreational Season Updates

We hope that you and your families continue to be safe during these unprecedented times.  We wanted to create a webpage for all of you to see where the recreational soccer season currently stands.  We thank you for your continued support and patience during this time, and we look forward to seeing these amazing players back on the pitch in the near future.  Go Eastside!

Spring Recreational Soccer Schedule (Updated April 9th)

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September 17th Update

Hi Eastside Timbers Members,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well with all that is going on right now.

We received some exciting news this week from OYSA through an update by Oregon Health Authority. Soccer is deemed a “minimum contact sport”, therefore, players are able to participate in closer proximity, which means games, if they wear a mask. Since receiving this news we are working on a plan that will allow players to scrimmage each week during our training sessions.

We still cannot hold actual “league” games due to the challenge of securing and having access to fields. With many schools closed and not allowing us to use their fields, we will be using the camp format. This means we will not be forming teams but each age group will have the opportunity to train/play each Saturday for six weeks. This means you will not be hearing from your coach. Volunteer coaches are still needed and will be coaching during the weekly camp sessions.

We are still planning on starting next Saturday, September 26. We are hoping to have the location and time to you by Monday. This will be at the reduced cost of $60.

We look forward to seeing you on the field next week!

Carly Copplestone
Eastside Timbers
Director of Youth Development and Community Programs


August 21st Update

Eastside Timbers Recreational Member,

Thank you for registering for Eastside Timbers Fall Recreational soccer. Please read all of this email as it has some very important information with regards to our ability to provide you with the best possible season.

Due to Oregon still being in Phase 1, soccer games cannot be played. We will be following Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA) guidelines which are determined by the State and Oregon Health Authority. Currently OYSA’s plan is to start playing games the last week of September as long as we are allowed to move into Phase II. This means that Fall Recreation games will start at the later date Saturday, September 26.

Please click the link below for updated information with new dates of when you will hear from your coach, start training and games.

https://www.eastsidetimbers.com/fallrec

Games will only go ahead if State Government and Oregon Health Authority allows Oregon to go into Phase II. If Oregon is still in Phase 1 at the end of September we will be looking to hold soccer clinics at the Eastside Timbers Complex on Saturdays instead of games. These sessions will be led by myself and your coach, in a safe and fun environment. 

Each session will be devised for each age group. Our aim is to get each player the maximum amount of touches on the ball working on individual skills, passing and shooting technique to help them to become better soccer players. This will be at a discounted price of $50. You will be refunded the difference based on your payment.

We will be in contact by mid-September, if not sooner, to let you know the plan on how we will be moving forward. We do not have any additional information at this time.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Carly Copplestone


July 31st Update

Hi Eastside Timbers Members,

Thank you to all those who have already registered for Fall soccer 2020. 

If you have not registered yet please do this by next Friday, August 7. If you need a code to apply your Spring 2020 payment to fall then please email carly@eastsidetimbers.com

Thank you

Carly


May 11th Update

Hi Recreational Members,

This is a follow up on my email last week to remind you to apply your Spring payment to one of the options below:

·   For those wishing to use their Spring payment as a credit to Fall registration 2020 please click here.

·    If you do not wish to play in the Fall 2020 you can apply your Spring payment as a credit for next Spring 2021. Please click here 

·    Eastside Timbers is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. If you wish to donate your spring fee (this is tax deductible) Or if you do not wish to play in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 and would like to request a refund please click here

We are working on dates for the free soccer clinics for the summer to prepare players the fall. We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Carly Copplestone 

Eastside Timbers 

Director of Youth Development and Community Programs 


May 4th Update

Hi Eastside Timbers Recreation Members,
 

We hope this email finds you well. Thank you again for your patience.

As we look forward to getting back to soccer, we are working on offering our members some FREE soccer clinics in the summer to prepare for the Fall Soccer Season! These will be led by myself and other coaching staff. More information to follow!

Registration for Fall Soccer starts in June and we can't wait to get back on the field. Having no soccer in the Spring, we understand how much our families have missed playing. With regards to the 2020 Spring Season that we were not able to hold, we are offering four different options for the Spring Fees paid:
 

- For those wishing to use their Spring payment as a credit to Fall registration 2020, please click here!

- If you do not wish to play in the Fall 2020, you can apply your Spring payment as a credit for next Spring 2021. Please click here!

-Eastside Timbers is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. If you wish to donate your spring fee (this is tax deductible), or if you do not wish to play in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 and would like to request a refund please click here!

Those who purchased uniforms can use them for the up and coming seasons. Due to them being purchased from an outside company and being customized, there are no refunds for uniforms. Please respond by clicking one of the options above by May 15. If we do not get a response by this date, we will consider your Spring payment as a donation.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you in the summer and for the Fall season. 
 
Carly Copplestone 
Eastside Timbers 
Director of Youth Development and Community Programs 
503-667-8312 

April 22nd Update

Eastside Timbers Spring Recreation Members,

We want to thank you for your continued patience while we worked through the potential loss of our spring season. It is with regret that we are going to have to cancel the Spring Recreation Soccer season.

Our plan is to keep players engaged through the summer with free clinics and keep them playing into the Fall, or Spring season. Please give us 1-2 weeks to work out how we are going to move forward with potential credits or refunds.You will be receiving an email with this information and the process to follow.

Keep up the good work. We look forward to seeing everyone on the pitch very soon.

Carly Copplestone


April 9th Update

Hi Eastside Timbers Families,

We wanted to reach out to let you know the plan for Spring soccer. We are aware Governor Kate Brown has canceled school until the summer.

We are waiting for guidelines from the Governor on outdoor activities. As we plan to go ahead with the season we will not be issuing any refunds at this time. If this changes, we will let you know how we are going to move forward with refunds/credits.

Eastside has already paid for registration, equipment and fields. If the season does not go ahead, we will be asking for the return of these funds and we will inform you on how we will proceed. Please click here for our updates on the recreational season. If the link does not work due to you being on your phone please go to eastsidetimbers.com

As soon as we have any information, we will be in contact. We thank you for your patience at this uncertain time.

Carly Copplestone
Eastside Timbers
Director of Youth Development and Community Programs
503-667-8312


March 26th Update - Meal Availability

Dear Eastside families,

Due to these increasingly difficult times, there are some food support resources through the School Districts and City of Gresham Chamber of Commerce. that are available, that we would like to make sure everyone is aware of:

Schools are offering food. Each school district is handling it differently. Walk-up/Drive-up sites will be provided at Powell Butte, Meadows, Parklane/Oliver, and Patrick Lynch Elementary Schools. Distribution Times will be 10:30 am-12:30 pm Monday-Friday, beginning March 30, 2020. Changes to this schedule will be posted on the Gresham Chamber of Commerce website.

The Gresham Chamber will also be driving elementary school routes to distribute breakfast and lunch. Route stops and times will be provided prior to March 30th. Middle and High School students as well as younger children are welcome to obtain food at any of these school locations or at stops along the route. Students will be receiving both breakfast and lunch at one time. No identification will be required; children up to age 18 may obtain food at any location regardless of the school they attend, non-school aged children are also eligible.

- The links below are more focused on family supply.

- The school districts are Gresham, Barlow and Centennial

Gresham information page. (Scroll down to Food Access) - https://greshamoregon.gov/covid19/

Gresham/Barlow School District Information Page: https://www.gresham.k12.or.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=8993

Joey Leonetti
Executive Director
Eastside Timbers Soccer Club
C: 503-806-3683
E: jleonetti@eastsidetimbers.com


March 20th Update

To Eastside Timbers Recreation Members,

We hope you are keeping well at this time. Our main priority is players and members safety and well being. We are to follow guide lines from the State Governors and Oregon Youth Soccer (OYSA) who we got an update from yesterday.

Due to most Oregon schools being currently closed until at least April 28 the OYSA committee decided that there will be no scheduled games in April. This would allow Spring Recreational Soccer games to start on May 2 and go through until June 13. To play 8 games we will have 2 week night games.

The committee will meet again on April 2, and assess the latest information from the Oregon State Governors and State Public Health Authorities. The committee is in contact daily and has committed to reconvene within 48 hours if there are any significant state updates between today and April 2. We plan to be nimble and transparent in this regard and get information to our membership.

In very strange times we remain positive and hope we see you all on the soccer field very soon.

Carly Copplestone 

Eastside Timbers 

Director of Youth Development and Community Programs 

503-667-8312 


March 16th Update

Eastside Timbers Spring Recreation Registrants,

Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this time and the COVID-19 situation.  We are constantly reviewing the situation and monitoring all government guidelines and protocols.  Due to this, we expect training for our recreation teams to begin the week of April 6th.  Coaches will begin contacting their team members the week of March 23rd.  This could be by email or phone so please be sure to check your junk or spam folder and listen to any voice mail messages.

If you registered under the Pending list, we will begin looking to move players from that list to teams later this week.  You will be contacted by us to confirm your placement, collect payment of fee and uniform size, if one is needed.

We will keep you updated on any changes as they are decided.

Thank you again for your continued support and patience. 

Carly Copplestone

Eastside Timbers

Director of Youth Development and Community Programs

carly@eastsidetimbers.com

503-667-8312