Questions And Answers

>> COMMUNICATIONS: Where do I find the member communications released by Iowa Soccer?

  • March 11, 2020 - message to club leadership, league contacts, referee leadership
  • March 13, 2020 - message to entire Iowa Soccer membership
  • March 13, 2020 - notice of new FAQ page
  • March 17, 2020 - message to entire Iowa Soccer membership
  • March 27, 2020 - message to club leadership, league contacts, referee leadership
  • March 29, 2020 - message to club leadership, board members, league contacts
  • March 31, 2020 - message to club leadership, league contacts, referee leadership
  • April 8, 2020 - message to club presidents & board members, registrars/admins, treasurers, risk management coordinators, executive & technical leadership, adult league leadership
  • April 9, 2020 - online meeting with club presidents, club professional directors, adult league leadership
  • April 15, 2020 - message to club presidents & board members, registrars/admins, treasurers, risk management coordinators, executive & technical leadership, adult league leadership
  • April 16, 2020 - online meeting with club presidents, club professional directors, adult league leadership
  • May 13, 2020 - message to youth club presidents & board members, registrars/admins, treasurers, risk management coordinators, executive & technical leadership
  • May 13, 2020 - message to adult league leadership and board members

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>> YOUTH SOCCER: What is the Return to Play (RTP) date and could we restart earlier than that date?

For youth soccer, July 6, 2020 is now the date where Phase 2 of a Return to Play may begin.  The date will not be moved earlier and depending on circumstances, could be moved later.

  • Phase 2 of RTP will not be full team training; it will be a period of training under strict conditions and in small groups

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>> ABSENCE of YOUTH CLUB TRYOUTS: As a parent, how do I navigate?

Parent Guide for 2020-2021 Select Team in Absence of Tryouts

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>> NON-SANCTIONED ACTIVITY and PENALTIES: What youth clubs must follow

Effective June 1, 2020 the following policy will govern youth soccer's Return to Play (RTP)

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>> ADULT SOCCER: What is the RTP date?

For adult soccer, May 26, 2020 is the date that adults may start activity again.  There may be strict conditions associated with allowable activity and we will make those available to adult league leaders prior to the RTP date.

  • If/until the state government allows groups of people large enough for soccer to be played, even if the RTP date has passed, Iowa Soccer will not sanction adult soccer activity.
  • Iowa Soccer is in regular contact with adult soccer league leadership regarding the latest governmental restrictions/allowances that impact adult soccer's RTP.

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>> QUESTION: While play is suspended, can my youth or adult team still practice/train?

NO.  Iowa Soccer is not sanctioning any activity until the youth soccer and the adult soccer return to play dates.  No sanctioning means you are not covered by insurance.

 

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>> BILLING: I run a member club or adult league. Will we get a refund from Iowa Soccer this spring if we don't play?

Please understand, we have not billed any youth clubs or adult leagues for spring 2020 soccer.

  • We were to have engaged our regular billing cycle on April 21, 2020 for spring 2020 activity including player/coach registration and competition entry fees.
    • THIS CYCLE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED
  • Please know that if/when we return to play (RTP), we will take a common-sense approach to any billing to youth clubs or adult leagues for they would typically owe Iowa Soccer for a season of play (league and tournament entry fees, registration fees, background check fees...).

 

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>> REFUNDS: I am a parent of a player(s) and/or a coach of a team(s) or I play in an adult league. Will I get a refund this spring?

We appreciate that there is a financial component to this unprecedented fight to slow the spread of the virus.  In our over 30 years of history, no one associated with Iowa Soccer can recall a time when we were faced with the possibility that an entire soccer season would be abbreviated, at best, or at worst, cancelled entirely.

  • Please note that Iowa Soccer has not billed any clubs, teams or adult leagues for any spring 2020 activity.
  • If you have questions about fees paid to your club or adult league, we ask that you please be patient with your local club or adult league leadership as we collectively work though what any competitions and resulting fees for spring 2020 may look like.

 

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>> SOCIAL MEDIA: Where do I follow Iowa Soccer?

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