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FRAM COVID–19 Message Center

April 2, 2020 Update

To our valued families:

I hope you are all doing well despite the unprecedented circumstances we are facing in the world today. FRAM always strives to be much more than a soccer club for our parents and players - our  mission is to create a healthy, positive, family oriented, and competitive environment for all our players and parents. This mission remains the heartbeat of our club, and we are so grateful to all of you for being part of the “FRAMily”.

FRAM continues to closely monitor the developments surrounding COVID-19 in Southern California and we are working closely with authorities to maintain up-to-date plans and protocols. We hope to return as quickly as we can, but we can not at this time provide a specific return date. As the situation evolves, we will make every effort to communicate regularly with all of you.

The next few weeks will present many challenges for all of us, and soccer is just a small part of the many things everyone is dealing with in this changing environment. I’m sure many of you have questions about the future, and what the club is planning over the next several weeks until we can return to a normal training schedule. Our goal is to alleviate some of those questions.

  • In an effort to minimize any financial impact on families during this time, the Board unanimously agreed to reschedule the 4/15 club fee payment to 6/15 for any family that requests it. Another email will follow in the next week or so with more specific details on the fee structure going forward. We realize there are potentially other issues families are dealing with and the club wants all of our families to concentrate on staying healthy and safe during this time. If your family could use this financial relief at this time please email with the subject line of "CLUB FEES" to treasurer@framsoccer.com and copy admin@framsoccer.com to be added to that list. Please send those emails by April 8th. 
  • When we return to full training, families will be charged a prorated club fee for the remaining time in the season. The amount of the fee will be determined once we return to training. The club is committed to working with all families on financial commitments when we finally return to full training.
  • We recognize that this will be an abbreviated season and FRAM’s intention is to ensure that players and families get the most value for their club fees through extra training sessions and extra Futsal training where and when appropriate.
  • Our incredible and hard working coaches have been tasked with staying active with their teams and will continue to communicate and be your point of contact for all team related matters. Please feel free to connect with them on any matter related to the team and the upcoming season. The entire coaching staff is anxious to return to training and are anxious to continue to develop your children. 
  • If you have registered for a team, or are in the process of registering for a team, your commitment will be honored. If you have not yet registered and would like to please email your coach for the registration instructions. FRAM is asking only for a small deposit of $250 upon registration in order to hold your player's spot until such time that we can return to soccer related activities. Our coaches and directors are expecting to have a full complement of teams in all age groups when we return to action. We welcome all of your continued participation with FRAM.

To keep our players focused, FRAM has created online curriculum for our players to utilize during this time. The online content features Youth Director Tino Nunez, Director of Coaching Sean Lockhart, and a host of other talented FRAM coaches and offers a variety of training drills meant to keep our players physically fit and mentally strong. We encourage all of our players to check out the content at FRAM's YouTube

Additionally, we encourage all our players to keep in touch with FRAM. Players and families can keep in touch by using the following:

Facebook:

FRAM's Facebook page - Join and like the page

Instgram:

FRAM's Instagram - Please follow. If you post, please tag @framsoccerclub

Twitter:

FRAM's Twitter 

Thank you all for being part of this great club. We have a rich history and culture at FRAM and we take pride in our ability to help develop players into strong athletes and strong citizens. 

We are committed to FRAM, and we are committed to you during this challenging time. 

Go FRAM!

On behalf of the FRAM Executive Board and the FRAM Youth Board I thank you and wish you and your families health and safety,

Patrick Mason

President, FRAM Soccer Club

FRAM COVID–19 Message Center

At FRAM, nothing is more important than the safety of our players and their families. We are closely monitoring the ongoing developments regarding COVID–19, especially the response of organizations like ours. Please use this page as a central access point to the latest information on how we are ensuring as safe an environment as possible.

 

LATEST MESSAGE FROM FRAM MARCH 12 // 2:00 PM PDT

March 12, 2:00PM

Dear Families and Players,

FRAM wants to ensure we keep you all informed of how the Coronavirus is affecting our Club as well as the soccer community as a whole. 

With the ongoing concern about the coronavirus, it is our goal to keep our families safe by providing information as it becomes available. 

Effective immediately, all FRAM Soccer activities – including tryouts, trainings, games, scrimmages, and skills sessions – are suspended for a minimum period of two weeks. Shortly before April 1st, the club will reevaluate the CDC, State of California, US Soccer, and Cal South recommendations and provide an update to our players and families with regards to a return to FRAM activities.

Cal South sent the following email (below) to all its members yesterday (March 11). Please read for further clarification and support for keeping everyone healthy.

 

Sincerely,

FRAM Board of Directors

 
March 12 11:15 AM
 
FRAM Families,
 
There's no greater priority in our mission than the safety of our players and families.
 
With the ongoing concern about the coronavirus, it is our goal to keep our FRAM families safe by providing the most up-to-date information available. The club has provided a page on our website that will provide families with the latest on how the club is proceeding as it relates to trainings, games, and other scheduled events.
 
Any decisions made will be emailed and posted immediately to keep you best informed. If you feel that you might have missed an email or have not been able to log on to your email server, this website link will have the latest and most up to date communication that the club has provided, and you can check it 24/7 from your phone, tablet, or computer.

Message From Board

We are currently taking direction from government agencies, including the State of California and the CDC, on how to proceed. So far Cal South, along with other leading governing bodies including US Soccer, have not yet deemed it necessary to cancel practices and/or games.
 
Several tournaments that include air travel by certain teams have been canceled. Obviously, this will likely be a day-to-day reassessment by all entities including FRAM, Cal South and US Soccer. We want to make the best decisions for our club families and, most importantly, promise to keep our players’ and families’ best interests in mind at all times. If you feel that your child should not attend practices or games, we understand, and of course support that decision. We just ask that you communicate with your coach in advance so he/she can make decisions as a team.
 
Cal South sent the following email (below) to all its members yesterday (March 11). Please read for further clarification and support for keeping everyone healthy.
 
Sincerely,
 
FRAM Soccer Club Board Of Directors
 
 
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From Cal South:

Dear Cal South Members,

With the increasing number of cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported across the world, Cal South wants to provide its members with guidelines and best practices outlined by various National and International agencies. We are monitoring all these agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State Department, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), and The World Health Organization (WHO) for the latest updates.

We are also monitoring any updates US Youth Soccer (USYS) and The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) make or announce, and will communicate any changes in the current soccer policies regarding this issue. At this time, Cal South competitions and events will continue as scheduled.

To reinforce health safety and best practices for illness prevention, please read the list below:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC's recommendations for using a facemask.
  • The CDC recommends that ONLY people who are ill wear a face mask, as it can be an effective tool to help prevent the transmission of respiratory illnesses including Coronavirus.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • For information about handwashing, see the CDC’s Handwashing website.

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses, the CDC also has specific guidance for travelers.

Please see the following additional resources and communications which may provide further information and answers to your questions.

• CDC - Coronavirus Overview
• CDC - Travel Recommendations (China)
• CDC - Frequently Asked Questions
• CDC - Travelers Health
• WHO - Advice for Coronavirus
• U.S. Department of State - Country Specific Travel Information
• USOPC - Coronavirus Update