SEACOAST UNITED SPORTS CLUB WEEKLY UPDATE: MAY 15, 2020

SEACOAST UNITED SPORTS CLUB WEEKLY UPDATE: MAY 15, 2020

Dear Seacoast United Families and Friends,

On behalf of myself, Ian Burgess, Dave Burgess and our entire staff, we hope this email finds you well. A lot has changed since our last club update on Friday 1st May and that is partly due to the fact that Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine have all begun the process of slowly reopening their economies. We are eagerly awaiting each states phased reopening guidelines for youth sports. We are hopeful, and are actively planning, for a return to the fields soon!

As you well know, Seacoast United Sports Club provides multiple sports across multiple areas. Even though we continue to remain diligent and work closely with local, state and federal public health authorities, it is difficult to navigate this as each state is approaching it in a different manner. I am happy to confirm that Seacoast United has launched a dedicated task force which is reviewing every aspect of the club and putting plans in place that align with the guidelines provided by the State of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Company policies will be updated as additional information and resources become available. 

Even though we have dedicated staff members working on how Seacoast United can return to play, our entire organization has been working tirelessly over these past few weeks to ensure that our players, families and communities are staying physically, socially and mentally engaged. I have listed an overview of some of the things we have been working on behind the scenes:

WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW?

  • All possible scenarios to make up for lost training, match and tournament play
  • Working with local, state and federal leadership across MA, NH and ME
  • Season structure and possible playing models for the 2020-21 season (more info to be released)
  • Ensuring protocols are in place for our full-time staff to have safe working environment when we return to normal business hours at our facilities
  • Communicating to SUSC members with club-wide messages and updates as well as communication from our directors and coaches for all sports
  • Created coaching curriculum specific to our club athletes that focused on key areas of development
  • Utilizing all digital platforms possible to continue developing players and engaging with our members
  • Video meetings, Webinar Series (specific to each sport), social media initiatives
  • Created technical training, fitness, sport-specific videos
  • Online curriculum provided to families, schools and communities across MA, NH and ME
  • Free Grassroots (Soccer & FH) programs
  • College Recruiting webinars with SportsRecruits
  • Webinar Series with local schools
  • Working with 100+ Seacoast United Business Network partners on various initiatives

Thank you once again for your continued support and understanding during these unprecedented times. We fully appreciate that this is a situation unlike anything we have ever experienced and I assure you we are doing everything we can to navigate it the best way possible. We are committed to every Seacoast United staff member, player, family and community we serve and I have all the confidence in the world that we will come through this in a better position.

We will look to send out additional information in the coming days with updates on the above line items. In the meantime, please pass on my best and continue to stay safe, stay strong and stay positive.

Sincerely,

Paul Willis