Hello Harbor Families -
First & foremost, I hope all is well with you and your families!
As stated in previous messaging, it has always been our hope & intention to have in-person tryouts to begin the 2020/21 season. Over the last week, it has become apparent that this likely will not be possible.
On 4/16, the RCL clubs/directors approved "Plan B" in lieu of normal, in-person, tryouts. This plan from Washington Youth Soccer is posted below & is mandated to be adhered to by all RCL clubs.
Washington Youth Soccer 2020/21 RCL Tryouts/Team Formation (approved 4/16 by all RCL Clubs)
As you know, Governor Inslee extended Washington State’s stay-at-home order through May 4th. Since we cannot have in-person tryouts (“Plan A”) in late April/early May, we are implementing an alternative player placement program (“Plan B”). It appears very unlikely we will have any in-person tryouts in late April or early May.
Plan B is being offered due to the stay-at-home restrictions (including school closures) and lack of facilities for holding tryouts at each RCL club.
Plan B replaces Plan A (the regular in-person tryout).
Current Club Player Registration
Club player registration can begin May 1st and not before this date.
This opportunity provides each player a place in their current RCL club. The registering player can ONLY be: a player who was registered in your club for the 2019-20 season, US Club players, USDA players, non-registered players or players within your own rec/select club association.
If a player registers for a club's tryouts (and the player was with another RCL club for the 2019-2020 season)...the “new” club (a coach, a director, an administrator or board member) is allowed to communicate with the player/player’s family BUT not offered an opportunity to register until May 5th. This communication between the player and the player’s family with the club is allowed because the player and the player’s family did their own research and diligence on the club prior to registering.
May 5th Registration
Players who were previously registered with another RCL club last season may be offered a place and may register beginning on May 5th BUT not before this date. There is no final deadline for registration.
Established RCL Recruiting Guidelines are in place (i.e., an RCL club’s representatives - Coaches/Directors/Administrators/Board Members cannot contact players unless the potential player/family initiates the communication with the club). It is important that a club has evidence showing that the player’s tryout registration was previously accepted to avoid any potential recruiting violations from being raised by another club or by Washington Youth Soccer.
Plan B Infractions: We need full cooperation of each RCL club. If you believe an infraction has occurred, please provide documentation (i.e., electronic copy of registration) before contacting Commissioner Paul Bayly. Unsubstantiated claims (“heresay”) will not be considered.
Website: Plan B needs to be posted on each club's website so players, parents and guardians receive consistent information.
Plan B is not perfect. Having mutual respect for one another will go a long way in getting our clubs and the RCL league up and running again. We ask all of you to follow Plan B during this COVID-19 pandemic!
The details regarding the player/parent/club contract are determined by each club.
If an RCL player decides to leave an RCL club to join another club, most RCL clubs allow a player to leave their club as long as the departing player is current with their club dues and fees. It is our recommendation that players who are current should be allowed to leave an RCL club to join another club of their choice.
RCL COMMISSIONER | DIRECTOR OF COACHING EDUCATION
Question- Which players can a club register on May 1st?
Answer- Returning players to same Club. The May 1st date for registering players can ONLY be: a player who was registered in your club for the 2019-20 season, US Club players, USDA players, non-registered players or players within your own rec/select club association.
These players can sign up for the placement process with RCL clubs effective immediately. This allows the coach and prospective to player to have communication in advance of the May1st registration period
Question- Which players can a club register on May 5th?
Answer- Players that were on another club RCL team last season and have contacted the new club.
If RCL players register for a different club's tryouts, personnel from that club is allowed to communicate with the player/player’s family BUT not offer an opportunity to register with the club until May 5th. This communication between the player and the player’s family with the club is allowed because the player, by signing up, has expressed interest in the this RCL club.
The process is easy and involves 3 steps:
If you have already registered, you are all set! No other action is required at this time.
Once registered, a member of the Harbor Premier coaching staff will reach out to discuss placement, the season ahead & answer any questions you may have
May 1 - all returning Harbor Premier players who have accepted a spot on the team via earlier communication with Harbor Premier staff will receive their club registration email. Players will have 48 hours to complete the registration and 'reserve' their spot on the team.
May 5 - all players that are new to Harbor Premier and have accepted a spot on the team via earlier communication with Harbor Premier staff will receive their club registration email. Players will have 48 hours to complete the registration and 'reserve' their spot on the team.
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