As you are all aware, COVID-19 has created significant uncertainty in youth sports and the 2020 Fall recreational soccer season. We have been working diligently to develop a plan to bring soccer to those families and players who desire to participate this season. After many hours of planning, we are pleased to present to you our plans for the 2020 Rocklin FC Rec Season.
Based upon CalNorth guidance, the California Department of Public Health Interim Guidance issued August 3, 2020 and the Interim Guidance for Distanced Athletic Conditioning and Drills established by Placer County, Rocklin FC plans to move forward with a MODIFIED 2020 RECREATIONAL SEASON. The season will consist of
While we hope that games will eventually be added to the season; It is still unclear whether any actual game will be permitted to be played. In the event the state and local authorities authorize games to be played prior to Thanksgiving, we will work with other local clubs (Granite Bay, Loomis and Lincoln) to schedule games. Any games played will be limited to 4 v 4 or 7 v 7 (even for teams that should be playing 9 v 9 and 11 v 11).
This program is for U8 – U19 teams only. If your player is a U6 or U7 player, we apologize that we were not able to put a program together for the age groups. We will keep you posted on upcoming Grassroots opportunities. We will begin reimbursing your accounts per the COVID Refund Policy (registration reimbursed less a $10 fee to cover expenses that we incur upon registration) immediately but please allow us a week to complete this process.
We know that many of you will have questions about fees for this program. That is understandable. We have developed a fee schedule that we think is more than fair.
No additional fees will be collected in order to participate in the modified program. The registration fees that you paid when you registered will be applied to the new Fall 2020 season format. Additionally, we are providing a reimbursement plan in the event that games are not or only partially able to be played.
Rocklin FC will reimburse you (at seasons end) for each game of the normal 10 game season that is not played. The rate will be $5 a game as a reimbursement or $7 a game as a roll over credit for next season, your choice. That means:
If your child does not wish to participate in the modified program offered, you must opt out and request a refund no later than by August 20, 2020. The refund will be your registration fees less a $25 admin fee as per the Refund Policy agreed to at registration. The link to do so is here: opt-out now for your refund.
Those that do not opt out prior to August 20, 2020, will not be permitted to request a refund of registration fees later simply because no games were played. This is because Rocklin FC will incur registration fees, field rental fees and other costs for those players participating in the modified season.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this crazy time and hope that you know that Rocklin FC is doing everything it can to provide an opportunity for our players to participate in some form of soccer this season. We hope that you will join us!
* All registration fees will have a $30 raffle ticket fee added. Players will receive tickets directly from Team Manager in August and may choose to retain tickets or sell for $10 per ticket.
Register by June 1 to avoid late fees and priority team placement!!
In order to complete the registration correctly, please note the tips below.
* An updated photo (no sunglasses, hats or other people in the picture) will be required. It is best to have a digital photo ready to upload when you register.
* A verified birth certificate or passport will be required to play with Rocklin FC. If your child played last season, there should be no reason to upload a birth certificate as your player should be age verified. If you are new or have been away from the league for more than a year, you will need to upload an official birth certificate (hospital certificates are not valid) or passport for age verification. It is best practice to have this item when registering for the season.
* List friend and coach requests on your registration. Please note that requests will be considered but cannot be guaranteed.
Early Bird Registration - ends 4/6/2020
Regular Registration - 4/7/2020-6/1/2020
Late Registration - 6/1/2020-6/21/2020
Priority placement is given to players registered and paid by 6/1/2020. After that, players will be placed on teams as space allows.
Full Refund: The registration fee* (less a $10 admin fee) will be refunded for any reason up until June 1.
Partial Refund: The registration fee*, minus $25 will be refunded for requests made from June 1 to July 1.
No Refund: No refunds will be made for requests after July 1st.
To request a refund submit an email to the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 48 hours for processing refunds.
*Please note if you registered during the late registration period, the late fee charge is not refundable, only the registration fee portion of your payment.
**We expect the 2020 season to go ahead, if for measures relating to the Covid-19 Outbreak prevent the season from taking place, refunds will be offered**