Dear FOSC Players and Parents,
FOSC is beginning to build a picture and plan going into fall on what our soccer experience may look like. Conversations with our league, coaches and members, such as yourself, continue to be key in guiding our direction.
First and foremost, FOSC is making every effort to ensure we are meeting all community public health guidelines and being respectful of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this understanding, here is our game plan:
FOSC Recreational Soccer:
FOSC is now part of US Club, which means we follow US Club and the US Soccer guidelines in how to move forward with the season. On June 22nd the Sacramento area US Club program leadership will meet and vote on league play for this season. There are two key milestones that will guide this vote:
1. Local and state guidelines MUST have clear progression towards Stage 4 of California’s
Pandemic Roadmap: https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Update-on-California-Pandemic-Roadmap.pdf
2. Community school districts have communicated a plan whether to cancel or continue with fall sports programs.
FOSC Competitive Program:
Per the NorCal League meeting on May 29th, our tryout window is from June 6th to July 20th. Area clubs have agreed to hold no in-person tryouts until June 20, dependent on local public health advice. Our Director Of Coaching, Chris "Shep" Shepard, is working to ensure that competitive teams are formed early in that window and will provide effective communication throughout the process.
THE TRYOUT WINDOW IS NOT AN INVITATION FOR FOSC TEAMS TO TRAIN, PLAY, OR PRACTICE. The tryout process is to ensure our rosters are filled and ready to go for the coming year of play.
FOSC Decision Making:
FOSC is working with the Fair Oaks Park District and San Juan Unified School District to ensure we are meeting their field use guidelines and restrictions. If we are mandated not to play, we will not play. We are also following other guidelines:
1. Sacramento County: https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx
2. California’s Pandemic Roadmap: https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Update-on-California-Pandemic-Roadmap.pdf
3. US Soccer Play On Mandates: https://www.ussoccer.com/playon
The above guidelines are following a staged approach. When state and local stages align with US Soccer Return to Play Phases, FOSC will be prepared to play.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Our board is working hard to plan for all scenarios. These scenarios range from full league play, smaller teams playing locally and season cancellation. To help direct our efforts, we have developed a survey to gauge interest in how to move forward. It is important that we are guided by our community and take into account concerns about facilitating our soccer season. Please take a moment to complete the survey and be a part of our decision making process!
To complete the survey, click here: https://forms.gle/NMGLvGxXqiwDcjNm8
Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey. We would like your feedback on possible senarios we could be facing for a soccer season in the fall.
Thank you for your continued support of our program,
FOSC 2020-2021 Competitive registration link is now officially active.
Please note that due to government COVID19 health restrictions, NorCal Premier Soccer has set a tryout window between June 6-26. Tryout dates will be based on county eligibility. For this reason, we are not certain there will be an actual tryout in time to start our return to play, so we are asking our current FOSC families/players to register immediately so our coaches can go ahead and plan their 2020-2021 rosters with their current committed players. Any family/player seeking to join our amazing soccer community will also need to register and we will assess as permitted.
FOSC continues to closely monitor Sacramento County Shelter in Place ordinance, as well as NorCal Premier Soccer/US Club health guidelines (based off CA health guidelines/CDC guidelines). We will continue to keep you posted the latest developments as we look forward to an amazing fall and 2020-2021 season!
Registration link here:
NorCal Premier Members,
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place order and the expectation that the situation will not change dramatically going into May, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all remaining NorCal 2019/20 competitions. This includes U8-U10 Regional Spring Leagues, U11-U19 Spring League, U14-U19 State Cup, National Premier League & State Premier League. The NorCal Board of Directors will meet again in May to make a decision on competition refunds and/or credits, and we will communicate a policy to all clubs by May 15.
In addition, members of NorCal's leadership are meeting this week with all Regional Advisory Committees to discuss tryouts and team formation in light of COVID-19; and the NorCal Board of Directors will provide an update on these issues to the full membership by no later than April 30. Although the timeline for return to play remains uncertain, NorCal is fully prepared to assist member clubs in getting kids back on the field by providing games and competitions as soon as public health and government officials declare it safe to do so.
We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation.
NorCal Premier Board of Directors
Dear FOSC Families,
As we pass by the traditional opening date of April 1st for our recreational registration, it's important that we discuss the efforts and continuing discussions on what our future soccer seasons may look like.
With this in mind, we are placing all of our efforts in supporting a safe, fun environment and continuing soccer program for our families. These efforts come in recognition and support of an environment where the primary mission is to stay home and safe for an indeterminate amount of time.
These efforts include virtually meeting with our NorCal and US Club soccer leagues to build multiple timeline scenarios that include everything from starting play on time, to not starting play until 2021.
FOSC feels that we are amongst good leadership ensuring we recognize all challenges that may lie ahead for our local sport. Furthermore, we are basing our decisions on federal, state and league guidelines. The challenges range from smaller teams numbers to new rules based on COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Timelines, brainstorming and planning initiatives will allow us to prepare, as much as is possible, in providing our members the best outcome possible when we have completed our current primary mission.
At this point, we will not formally start our recreational registration until May with more communication before time.
As of current, FOSC has transitioned it's focus from soccer to community support. This includes spending our new found free time posting about the positive efforts we see in the community. The last two Saturdays, FOSC sponsored a food drive at Orangevale/Fair Oaks Food Bank that netted over 2200 pounds of food and cash donations. These community efforts will continue until it is safe to face our opponents on the pitch once again.
FOSC is hoping you all are happy and healthy. We will make it through this together as one community.
FOSC President and raving fan.
Dear FOSC Members,
In compliance with US Club Soccer's health decision regarding COVID-19, FOSC is suspending all soccer related activities until April, 12,2020 in efforts to help flatten the curve of the Coronavirus spread and keep our players and families safe. We thank you for your support and patience during these uncertain times.
For more information on US Club Soccer's public health decision, please click the link below.
As the new DOC, I want to change the way we approach training at Fair Oaks Soccer Club. The best players in the world understand the game on a level uncommon in our country. My time in Barcelona was eye-opening. I witnessed American academy players whose speed of play and mastery of time and space was beyond anything I’ve seen here. Across the training pitches of FC Barcelona I witnessed a unified methodology introduced by Johan Cruyff which has produced some of the greatest players in the world. Modern research in cognitive development and pedagogy supports this methodology as does the consistent success of FC Barcelona. In my personal experience with club and high school teams, the results are measurable and the resultant playing style is unique and entertaining. I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve and look forward to an exciting future for Fair Oaks Soccer Club.
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Barcelona Coach Academy – Orangevale, CA
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FOSC FIELD UPDATES AND EFFORTS
As a community club, one of our main efforts have been working with the community school district (SJUSD) and Fair Oaks Park District in order to significantly increase the quality of our playing fields. These efforts include integrating our club members into park events, partnering with area organizations and working closer with the school district board to ensure our concerns are not only heard but met.
Our challenges include and increase love for the game of soccer, Fair Oaks has limited space offerings and the amount of volunteers willing to assist is not increasing with the popularity of the sport.
HIGHLIGHTED FIELD ACTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
FORPD will be redoing the irrigation at Phoenix Park to modernize the park irrigation and begin working on each field individually. FOSC will be instrumental in providing volunteers, funding and continued support of these improvements. This work is scheduled to begin this year.
FOSC has held multiple meetings with SJUSD to increase the irrigation, seeding and maintenance of Andrew Carnegie. As a result, they have released our ability to assist in these efforts and opened the opportunity for us to maintain the fields under our permits. This is a HUGE step because we are not reliant on the district any longer. As a community club, it is imperative that we step up and get this field where we expect it. More to come on this throughout 2020, as we will be requesting volunteers assist in the maintenance. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering , please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 10-11th 2019 Girls Weekend - Results - HERE!
August 3 - 4th 2019 Boys Weekend Results - HERE!
The Fair Oaks Soccer Club (FOSC) been a part of youth soccer in Sacramento since 1984. Thank you for your support! We will be back again this year with some new ideas to continue to improve the tournament experience.
Interested in being part of FOSC Soccer Club & helping to grow and strengthen our local soccer program? Here are some openings for you to consider.... Any questions, feel free to reach out to our Club President, Damon Brown.
- As a community club, helping hands are welcome in other areas as well. Let us know how you could help.
Over the last couple weekends during quarantine, FOSC had set out to help provide relief to community members struck by the financial affects of COVID-19. We teamed up with the OVFO Food Bank to conduct a drive-thru food drive and collected 2200 lbs of food, as well as essential supplies and a significant amount of cash donations that went 100% to the OVFO Food bank to feed local families. Special thanks to KCRA, Good Day Sacramento, Orangevale Live, Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District, amongst many others who helped us get the word out. Big team effort, big win!
Fair Oaks Soccer Club WINNING the fight against hunger in our community!
To enrich the lives of the children and parents of our community by consistently providing both a rewarding and affordable soccer experience.
To develop human potential through soccer in ways that honor the game, the players, the volunteers and the parents.
To be the most fun, most appreciated, and most reputable community club in the area.
US Club Soccer's mission is to foster the growth and development of soccer clubs throughout the United States, creating the best possible development environment for players of all ages in every club.