Coronavirus Update - Club Operations Status

 

 

Updated March 18th, 2020; 4:00pm EST

It is here! Newly released "At-Home" Curriculum Portal

"During this down period in our season, our coaching staff is excited to offer our "At-Home" training guide to provide each of our players the resources they need to continue their soccer development away from the training pitch. Linked below you will find: individual, technical work to improve first touch and ball manipulation, soccer-specific fitness exercises, strength and conditioning template with video demonstrations provided by EXOS Sports Performance, diet and nutrition guidelines for athletic performance from our partners at Novant Health. Our "At-Home" training guide is a professionally gathered collection of staff-cultivated content and it is designed specifically for our players to ensure we return to the fields ready to train, perform, and compete at our highest possible levels..." -Technical Director, Dave Carton

Beyond the training guides, you will find more resources and opportunities to engage with us through parent education, staff favorites, as well as challenges and contests offered through our social media channels. We hope you enjoy visiting this page through the coming weeks as we continue to add content.

 

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Updated March 14th, 2020; 6:00pm EST

 

With continued suspension of organized activities across various sporting leagues and the increased emphasis on social distancing, we stand firm in our mission to make the best decisions for the safety and well-being of everyone in our community. While sports are commonly regarded as an opportunity to unify our society and escape some of the tough realities we face, this issue is bigger than our game.

 

What are we working on?

  • Our staff is meeting daily with the guidance of health partners and local authorities to stay informed and respond to the evolving situation around us. It is our goal to resume play as soon as it is deemed appropriate, without taking premature or unnecessary measures.
  • In addition, we have built an update page on our website(you are here) where we will be sharing information as we are able. We ask that you bookmark this page and visit it frequently during the shutdown. On this page, we will have FAQs that provide necessary and time sensitive information and will answer the most commonly asked questions from our members. While this is just a start, it is our goal to provide up-to-date content as developments are made known.

click to view additional FAQs

  • Though daily club operations and on-field activity is halted through April 1st, the CISC staff will adhere to our communication protocols and provide member support remotely. In conjunction with our Keep Us Safe policy, the coaching staff have been directed to communicate to their teams through the Teamsnap database (competitive programming) or through email when necessary. Since the purpose of the suspension is to help reduce the number of people that come into contact with the virus, no CISC staff members will be authorized to provide supplemental training for their teams or individuals. Our offices will also remain closed through this time. Any decisions on lengthier suspension of play or operations, if deemed necessary by our health partners and local authorities, will be communicated.
  • While our leadership team addresses the ongoing situation, our technical staff are currently working as a team to put together a remote curriculum package for all levels, ages and programs in our organization. It is our hope that players and parents use this time to take advantage of the opportunity to continue their development. We are excited to share this unique content with you no later than March 18th. 

 

As always, stay connected with us through our website and social media where there will be ongoing updates. We will also be engaging with our membership and followers through challenges and exciting contests on our various social channels.

Instagram & Twitter: @independence_sc  |   Facebook: @cltindependencesoccerclub

 

While we have no reported cases of COVID-19 in the CISC community at this time, we encourage you to take all reasonable precaution in an effort to stay healthy. Our staff is committed to the common goal to resume normalcy, not just for our organization and leagues, but for all. Until we can return to play, we want to thank you for your patience as we navigate this together, and offer special consideration to those most vulnerable.

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Effective March 12th, 2020; 1:00pm EST

 

With support of our community, league and health advisers, all on-field and off-field club operations will be suspended through April 1st, 2020. This impacts all programming, locations, ages, and administrative services. In the next 48 hours, all operations will be shut down while we take the opportunity to understand the evolving situation and make plans to best support our members.

 

To be clear, we have not been contacted about any identified coronavirus cases in the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club community by public health officials.

 

At the conclusion of the 48 hours, we will provide a member update regarding how to best contact us and how we will be communicating ongoing updates.

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Erin Lykon

Director of Marketing & Branding
Charlotte Independence Soccer Club

704-899-4619 Email Erin

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