Important Information! Updated 5-14-2020

Important Information! Updated 5-14-2020

May 30, 2020

Parents, Players, Families and Friends,

First we hope that all of you are healthy and keeping everyone safe during these uncertain times. This is a long email so please read carefully.

We wish to communicate our current plans concerning the upcoming season.

· There are no formal tryouts this year as our Regional Advisory Committee voted to cancel them.  Please see the communication at the bottom of this email.

· It is our intention to offer all current players a position with California Odyssey. 

· There may be movement within the Club and within teams.

· We are looking to add players to most teams as deemed necessary by the coaching staff.

· The coaching staff will be announced as soon as it is finalized.

· The Directors and the coaching staff will be communicating with individual players for team assignments shortly.

· If you are not a current member and wish to join California Odyssey prior to the tryout window, you must secure a release from your current Club or receive written permission from you current Club DOC.

· Registration is now open, Go Here: http://www.californiaodyssey.org/registration/registration

· Our Coaching Directors will be holding an online meeting to discuss this information if they have not done so already.

Communication from the Region 7 Advisory Committee:

“Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, Region 7 NorCal Member Clubs have agreed that there will be no 2020/21 season tryouts for all ages. Region 7 Clubs are encouraged to re-register their current membership from June 6 to June 29. There will be a “transfer window” from June 30 to July 20 for any NorCal player who is not currently registered for the 2020/21 season and wishes to move from one NorCal Member Club to another NorCal Member Club... Players who signed a US Club Registration for the 2020-21 season will be required to get DOC permission before another NorCal Member Club is able make any contact or communication with them (as outlined in the “Outside the NorCal transfer window“ Recruiting definition).  

NorCal Code of Ethics “Recruiting” Definition (Updated May 2020)

Outside the NorCal Transfer Window:  "Recruiting" refers to making any contact or communication with a player who is registered with another NorCal club, in which the player is asked or allowed to join a club, attend a tryout or club training session, or play or guest play for another club, without first receiving permission from the Director of Coaching of the player's club.

Inside the NorCal Transfer Window:  "Recruiting" refers to making an initial or first contact or communication with a player who is registered with another NorCal club, in which the player is asked or allowed to join a club, attend a tryout or club training session, or guest play for another club, without first receiving permission from the Director of Coaching of the player's club.

Note:  Players do not need DOC permission to contact other clubs during the Transfer Window, and Adult members are permitted to respond to such contacts during the Transfer Window, without requesting permission from the player's DOC.”

As things continue to solidify we will continue to communicate with you on a regular basis. Should you have any questions please feel free to communicate with our Directors and the office via email.

Boys Director: Vitalis Otieno, boysdoc@californiaodyssey.org

Girls Director: Antonio Brimmo, girlsdoc@californiaodyssey.org

Youth Director: Ben Lomeli, lolo711@gmail.com

Office: Bob Hastings, reg@californiaodyssey.org

 

 

May 14, 2020

Parents, Players, Families and Friends,

First we hope that all of you are healthy and keeping everyone safe during these uncertain times.

We wish to communicate our current plans concerning the upcoming season.

· Tryouts have been postponed; the tentative dates are June 6 through the 28th.

· We will be announcing our preliminary updated coaching list prior to May 20th, for all age groups.

· It is our intention to offer all current players a position with California Odyssey.  

· There may be movement within the Club and within teams.

· We are looking to add players to most teams as deemed necessary by the coaching staff.

· The Directors and the coaching staff will be communicating with individual players for team assignments after May 20th.

· If you wish to join California Odyssey prior to the tryout window, you must secure a release from your current Club or receive written permission from you current Club DOC.

· Registration for the season will open on or before June 1st.

As things solidify we will continue to communicate with you on a regular basis. Should you have any questions please feel free to communicate with our Directors and the office via email.

Boys Director: Vitalis Otieno, boysdoc@californiaodyssey.org

Girls Director: Antonio Brimmo, girlsdoc@californiaodyssey.org

Youth Director: Ben Lomeli, lolo711@gmail.com

Office: Bob Hastings, reg@californiaodyssey.org

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4-22-2020

Odyssey Parents, Players and Families,

We just want to reach out to all of you with the hopes that you are all doing your best to navigate the precarious position we find ourselves in amidst this pandemic.  None of us have experienced such a thing in our lives and we hope we never again the rest of our lives.  Soccer has taken a back seat to life here however; we need to navigate how we are moving forward.

US Club Soccer, our governing body gives us guidelines to follow based on the most current recommendations from CDC and the local health departments.  Even though our region has not been impacted as severely as other NorCal regions, the barometer that will be used to determine resumption will be based on what’s going on in Northern California which has a majority of the NorCal teams.  As of today 4-22, the NorCal Spring season has been officially cancelled. This includes U8-U10 Regional Spring Leagues, U11-U19 Spring League, U14-U19 State Cup, National Premier League & State Premier League

At this point in time there are no definitive answers to when we will return to organized soccer activities.  As we receive information we will pass it on to you in a timely manner.

 

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March 24, 2020

Odyssey Parents, Players and Families,

Due to the uncertainty of and out of an abundance of caution relating to the Covis-19 virus, Cal Odyssey is extending the cancellation of all soccer activities until the proper authorities have declared the emergency measures lifted and it is safe for you and your children to resume activities.  This includes but is not limited to practices, games, tournaments and any group related functions including the scheduled Annual General Meeting. At this time we do not have an estimated time when that will be. We do know that the earliest date possible that currently exists is 4-13-2020. However, that date could be optimistic and is not definitive.

The Cal Odyssey Board of Directors has decided that there will be no monthly dues for Club fees charged during this period of inactivity. This means that Cal Odyssey is in the process of reviewing each family’s account that we have on file and will be adjusting your billing accounts. All accounts will be credited one (1) months of dues. For those that are paid in full you will receive a refund via the current payment method that you have on file. For those that are on schedule but not complete we will remove the last payment that is on your schedule. For those that are on payment plans we will revise the plan to reflect the fee reduction.

This does not mean that you will not have a payment due for this month or in the months to come. It does mean that each one of you will receive the appropriate credit applied to your account and the billing will be adjusted accordingly and fairly.

Sincerely,

Cal Odyssey

Board of Directors

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