A MESSAGE FROM Chad Brown, technical director
Due to Governor Inslee and Washington State’s stay-at-home order going through May 4th and US Club extending the suspension of play through May 18th, there will not be in-person tryouts for the 2020-21 season at the normal time in early May. The Puget Sound Premier League (PSPL) proposed a plan to re-sign current players to allow teams to be formed in May and be ready to go once the Governmental guidelines allow clubs to resume playing. After the resigning period is over and a return to play date is established, WESC plans to have supplemental tryouts.
I wanted to get you up to speed on “how” WESC is going to implement the re-signing phase or player placement in lieu of physical tryouts. The plan allows each club flexibility in the implementation based on what club leadership feels is best for their membership. Please note this plan does not apply to Premier HS Boys as they completed their tryouts prior the restrictions put in place by COVID-19. Every player who was in the club (WESC and IEYSA United) last year, will be guaranteed placement on a 2020-21 roster in WESC.
Our WESC Staff and Coaches have been working hard and are very cognizant of the talented pool of players within the club and surrounding area. We will do our best to place players on teams we believe to be the best fit. Once we can have live practices, it is possible there could be some player movement. Which is normal and expected process for player development within WESC.
1. RE-SIGNING FOR TEAM PLACEMENT (AKA TRYOUTS)
Current WESC players (i.e. players that played for WESC or IEYSA United in 2019-20) that are re-signing can begin to register today. To guarantee placement within a team in the club. Registration must be completed by May 7th.
New players (i.e. players that did not play for WESC or IEYSA United in 2019-20) wanting to play for WESC can also begin the registration process today.
2. INVITATION/REGISTRATION TO ACCEPT ROSTER PLACEMENT
Communication from coaches will be made within 72 hours of receiving the player's registration. Player's will receive an invitation to accept their placement on a roster between May 1st and 7th. All players who receive an invitation will have 72 hours to register for their roster spot.
We want to thank all our committed WESC players and families. Please reach out to the club with any other questions or if we can assist you in any way during these unprecedented times at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 474-0057.