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Jun, 2020

MIFC's Return To Play

Hello MIFC Families,

In our last message to you on May 20th, we communicated that the club would not be returning to play until King
County is in Phase 3 of the State’s Phased Approach. In that short period of time things have evolved. King
County moved to Phase 1.5 and is expected to be in Phase 2 very soon. Many businesses including youth sports
organizations are exploring resuming operations on a limited basis and making plans for the fall. In addition, the
club has heard from many families who are interested in returning to some activity. MIFC is continually looking
at the evolving situation and we are making plans for our Select and Juniors soccer programs to resume safe,
limited training in early July when we have access to fields.

With that in mind, we are reaching out to all families who are considering registering for our Recreational and
Micro soccer programs. We are planning for a full fall season. In a normal season our registration would be
closing at this time and we would begin our team formation process. Obviously, we are not in normal times. So,
we want to let you know of the following information regarding fall soccer:

  • Eastside Youth Soccer Association (EYSA) – our local soccer association – and each of our sister clubs
    are working together, along with Washington Youth Soccer, to determine how our players will be able
    to return to play for a fall season.
  • The next EYSA meeting is on July 8th and by that time we should have the information that we will need
    to finalize our plans for the fall season.  We will be communicating with you as soon as possible after
    that meeting.
  •  In the meantime, we are planning on having a fall season!  Registration is currently open.  Please
    register as soon as possible. The number of interested players is an important factor as we attempt to
    form teams. If King County reaches a phase that allows youth team sports to play league games, we
    want to be ready with coaches, teams, and competitive divisions for everyone who wants to play.

  •  There is no upfront fee to register for Recreational and Micro soccer. When we get confirmation that
    the fall season is on we will ask families for payment prior to the first practices. If you have already
    registered and paid a registration fee a refund will be provided if we are not able to have a fall season.

We will be also closely watching what happens with the public schools.  As you may know, we rent
many of our practice and game fields from our local school districts, so any decisions that they make
will affect us as well.

MIFC is preparing policies and protocols for a safe training and playing environment with help from medical
professionals and following all available guidance from public health authorities. Those protocols will be
available on our website soon.
For more information regarding Washington Youth Soccer’s path forward please visit their Return To Play site
If you have questions regarding specific programs here are the contacts:

Juniors Soccer: Justin Bell – [email protected]

Micro Soccer:  Marc Chappell – [email protected]

Recreational Soccer: Mindy Rowe – [email protected]

Select Soccer: Shelly Johnson – [email protected]


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