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USSF Membership Update - November 2020

By Admin, 11/17/20, 12:30PM CST

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NOVEMBER 2020 MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Like many of you, U.S. Soccer will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please enjoy your time off and the holiday safely.

The November Membership Call to discuss the information in the newsletter and answer any additional questions you may have will be held on Thursday, November 19 at 1 p.m. CT.

PLAY ON Indoor Soccer Guidelines

Last week, we released the PLAY ON Indoor Soccer Guidelines on the PLAY ON information hub. These guidelines are meant to me used on when it is considered safe to play soccer indoor based on your state and local guidelines.

The guidelines advise the use of larger indoor facilities for acceptable social and physical distancing, as well as higher frequency air exchange rates to reduce risk. Shorter training sessions with fewer players on the field and no throw-ins can also help decrease risk, while players and coaches should continue to wear a mask when not physically active.

On the webinar this Thursday, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. George Chiampas, will join to answer questions about the PLAY ON indoor guidelines.

2021 C License Application Due December 7

Last Thursday, November 12, the 2021 C License Application was sent to members, and you can access the application and details here.

Please note that applications are due by December 7, and you will receive a response from the Coaching Education department before the end of December.

There are two course structures available: traditional or blended, and courses may not begin until March 2021. And all state/local guidance must be followed, in regards to social distancing, group gatherings, and any additional safety protocols.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to our Coaching Education department.

Other Information/Reminders:

  • Information on the NDC and required data fields is archived here.
  • The Youth National Team Identification Center Schedule is available here.
  • All upcoming International Games scheduled in the United States are available via links on ussoccer.com  under "International Games-Weekly Schedule." The pdf is updated when any new game is scheduled.
  • Additional comments, suggestions, or questions are always welcome, so feel free to call 312-528-1300 or email us.