Aloha United hopes everyone is staying safe and healthy. It has been a few weeks since we last connected. There have been some recent developments that we wanted to pass along to you. First, Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA) has cancelled the rest of the season for soccer. As this comes as no surprise, it is still bittersweet. We agree it is the right thing to do given the current situation, but still hard to believe we wont get to finish out our current soccer year. Given this cancellation, Aloha United Competitive Soccer Club is working on credits/refunds for the cancelled portion of the season. We hope to have these out in the next few weeks.
Looking forward there is currently no definitive timeline to return to the field. OYSA is working with US Youth Soccer as well as the local clubs to try and determine a pathway forward. We have our tryout registration open on the website. Given the current economic changes due to COVID-19, we have waived the $35 tryout fee. Please make sure to register on our website www.alohaunited.com we will keep you informed of the latest plans for tryouts as they continue to evolve.
While we don’t have a timeline on tryouts we do know that we are all wanting to get back to the pitch as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime we hope the kids are able to get some touches on the ball either outside or in the back yard. This is a great time to work on individual ball control, agility and fitness as well as have a little fun. Here are a few links to some great individual training options.
Larrys Mabiala (Timbers) – https://youtu.be/Edbse2apXkw
Madison Pogarch (Thorns) – https://youtu.be/x85ytrTw9eg
In addition, former Timber and now broadcaster, Ross Smith, has created a series of exercises that players can do on their own outside with a ball and a brick wall. These challenges are available through the Timbers website at https://www.timbers.com/post/2020/03/30/ross-smith-wall-ball-challenge?autoplay=true .
Please let me know if you have any questions.