Welcome to The New Prague Soccer Club.  We serve the South Metro and strive to offer a fun and competitive soccer experience.

 

FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  SEE BELOW AND REGISTRATION TAB FOR DETAILS

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NEW PRAGUE SOCCER CLUB PRESIDENT REGAREDING COVID-19 PLAN

NEW PRAGUE SOCCER CLUB IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR YOUTH PLAYERS, MEMBER FAMILIES, COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS (MEMBERS).  TO ENSURE WE HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT, NPSC HAS DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.  THIS PLAN INCLUDES FOLLOWING AND ADHERING TO THE MINNESOTA YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION "RETURN TO PLAY" PLAN, SPECIFICALLY IN PHASE'S 2 AND 3.

NPSC members are responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our youth soccer settings and activities. This will require full cooperation from our members. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of all persons in our youth soccer settings and activities.

The NPSC COVID-19 Preparedness Plan is administered by Brent Quast, interim NPSC President, who maintains the overall authority and responsibility for the plan. Members are equally responsible for supporting, implementing, and complying with all aspects of this NPSC COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.  NPSC members have our full support in enforcing the provisions of this plan and providing recommendations to further improve the plan.

NPSC is serious about safety and health and protecting its youth players. Members involvement is essential in developing and implementing a successful NPSC COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. We involve our members in this process by education all parents/families and volunteers, including coaches. All adults who have coaching access to youth players must acknowledge and agree to the plan and attend a club coaching session to review the plan.

NPSC’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows the guidance developed by the state of Minnesota, which is based upon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines and the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association for statutes, rules and standards, and Minnesota’s relevant and current executive orders. It addresses:

  • ensuring sick members stay home and prompt identification and isolation of sick persons;
  • social distancing – youth players and coaches must be at least six-feet apart;
  • youth player and coach hygiene- hand washing and sanitizing
  • soccer and coaching equipment cleaning and disinfection protocol;
  • member assembly at practices (ingress and egress of members)
  • socially distanced attendance of non-players and non-coaches

NPSC has reviewed and incorporated the guidance applicable to our activities provided by the state of Minnesota for the development of this plan, including the guidance for organized youth sports.

Ensure sick members stay home and prompt identification and isolation of sick persons

Player participation in NPSC is completely voluntary.  No youth player or other member may be sanctioned for not attending any youth soccer activity for reasons related to the COVID-19 Pandemic or other sickness. If you plan to participate, please reach out to your U13-U19 player's coach to let them know as soon as possible. If you do not know who your player's coach is, please email the club at: npaysc@gmail.com and we will connect you with your player's coach. If your player is in the U9-U12 group, you will be contacted in the coming weeks with information in regards to practices and scrimmages.

Members will be informed of and encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. All players and coaches should use MDH’s Self-Screening tool prior to attending any training session: https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/is-it-covid/ .

NPSC requires members to stay at home when they are sick, when household members are sick, or when required by a health care provider to isolate or quarantine themselves or a member of their household.  Should a member be exposed or diagnosed to COVID-19, please notify the club President and complete this form.  All information will be handled confidentially.

NPSC has also implemented a procedure for informing members if they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 in any NPSC youth soccer activity.  We will be requiring anyone believed to be exposed to remain away from club activities for the required amount of time as determined by the Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for quarantine.

Note: this procedure will protect the privacy of any NPSC members health status and health information.

Social Distancing at practices and activities with – youth players and coaches must be at least six-feet apart

Social distancing of at least six feet will be implemented and maintained between all youth players and coaches through the planning and execution of any training session that takes place in the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association “Return to Play” plan, specifically in Phase’s 2 and 3.

Member hygiene and equipment

Coaches must wear a facemask or face covering during all NPSC activities taking place during the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association “Return to Play” plan Phase’s 2 and 3.

Basic cleanliness and prevention measures will be implemented with all team equipment. Coaches are to take responsibility to place and pick up all common equipment (coaches, flags, min goals etc.). Youth players should not place, move or collect team equipment.  Coaches should care for equipment and make sure all common items are cleaned or disinfected between sessions.  This does not include soccer balls or other single player possessions.  Youth players should control and keep their ball and personal equipment between sessions. Coaches should consider distributing a scrimmage vest to each player for the rest for the soccer season and have that youth player (parent) be responsible for washing. Youth players (and parents) are asked to ensure all personal equipment is disinfected and or washed after each youth soccer activity.

 

Absolutely no sharing of any personal property, including but not limited to:

  • Clothing
  • Personal equipment (such as goalkeeper gloves or jerseys).
  • Water bottles

Youth players and coaches are also asked to carry and use a personal supply of hand sanitizer to each activity

Drop-off, pick-up of youth players and spectating

Youth players and families should not rideshare to activities and practices. Players should be dropped off no sooner than 15 minutes prior to the start of a practices or activity.  Parents and other members are not permitted to spectate practices and should remain in vehicles or socially distanced from others in the facility parking lot or no closer that 100 feet from the practice fields. Youth players should exit the facility as the conclusion of the practice or activity.  Practices and activities should be staggered in scheduling with at least 30 minutes between sessions.

Member communication and coaching protocols

This NPSC COVID-19 Preparedness Plan will be communicated by email to all members. Additional requirements for volunteers and coaches include required attendance at a specific seminar purposed to prepare coaches to design and execute training sessions with social distancing. Volunteer coaches will then be asked to sign acknowledgment of the requirements of this NPSC COVID-19 plan and the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association “Return to Play” phases.

Certified by:

Brent Quast

6/19/2020
NPSC President

For additional information:

MDH's Updated Guidelines

MDH's FAQs

MYSA FAQs

Challenger Sports

2020 CHALLENGER SPORTS
SUMMER SOCCER CAMP
JULY 6TH TO JULY 10TH

AT THE NEW PRAGUE SCHOOLS TRACK AND FOOTBALL STADIUM

Registration is open for the 2020 Challenger Sports Summer Soccer Camps

Register Before July 1 to receive a $10.00 discount

Visit the "Summer" tab on the website for information and to register

SUMMER SOCCER

If you have an 8U-12U player interested in participating, please indicate interest to Brandi Weckman at: brandi.weckman@gmail.com. Include your player’s name and birth year.

RETURN TO PITCH!!

Hello New Prague Soccer Club Families,

We are happy to announce a return to the pitch this summer following Minnesota Youth Soccer Association’s (MYSA) “Return to Play” guidelines.

As we return to soccer, the health and safety of our players, volunteers, and community will continue to be our primary focus.  We intend to have a coaching clinic in the coming days to ensure our coaches are informed and committed to following the club’s COVID-19 preparedness plan.  Our preparedness plan will be based on guidelines put in place by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), MYSA, along with state and local government orders.  Our preparedness plan will be communicated to the club when finalized, prior to any organized activities.  Participation in any club events is 100% optional.

  • Our 13U-19U girls and boys teams will practice with their specific teams.  Coaches and team managers will communicate schedules via team snap.  We hope to have these practices starting the week of June 29th.
  • Our 8U-12U players will have twice weekly sessions for 3 weeks beginning the week of July 20th.  Sessions will be Monday-Thursday evenings and last one hour.  Sessions will be grouped as follows:

             9U Coed / 10U Coed / 11U Girls / 11U Boys / 12U Girls / 12U Boys

If you have an 8U-12U player interested in participating, please indicate interest to Brandi Weckman at: brandi.weckman@gmail.com. Include your player’s name and birth year.  We will create a new e-mail list for each group to keep you updated as we get a schedule finalized.  You do not need to be able to attend all sessions.  A headcount will also assist us in planning for the required number of coaches.  Any players 8U-12U are welcome to attend, you do not have to be registered for summer soccer to participate. Players who were not registered for summer play will need to pay a $10 fee.

Although we are still not back to fully competitive soccer, we hope these offerings will help keep our players active and engaged with the sport and their peers during the summer.

Additionally, with the new announcement on June 19th from the state that we are able to transition to Phase 4, which will include more traditional practices, scrimmages, and inter-club play, NPSC will be reaching out to surrounding clubs and working with our coaches to plan games and events for our players to participate in as part of the movement forward towards normal play. We ask for your patience as we work out the details in the coming weeks.

Thank you,

NPSC Board of Directors

**There is also an offer for the Free use of MOTI's Foundation Foot Skills Training through their mobile app.  Details on how to sign up were e-mailed and are also on the Competitive Team Rosters Tab.**

REGISTRATION FOR FALL SOCCER IS NOW OPEN!!

WELCOME TO 2020 FALL NPSC SOCCER!

The Fall soccer season is offered for Boys and Girls ages 9 to 14.  Training begins in mid-August with six league games concluding with playoffs in mid-October. Schedules usually include playing 1, sometimes 2 games a weekend while training takes place on weeknights, depending on coach availability, etc. At this time, as Minnesota is in Phase 4 for youth sports, we are hoping that the fall season will be allowed to commence as normal.

Registration is open to those with birthdates in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2012 and 2013. Registration cost $120 and closes on July 24th, 2020.

Depending on registrations numbers. players will be rostered on teams in two year birth year bands (10U, 12U and 14U) or single years (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U). If we are unable to field a team, refunds will be dispersed.

Please note players born in 2007 and 2008 ARE ELIGIBLE to play NPSC Fall soccer while also playing on the Middle School teams. Players who play High School Soccer (B squad, JV, and Varsity) cannot play NPSC soccer in the fall. NPSC plans to field 14U teams this fall.

PLEASE INDICATE IN THE DESIGNATED AREA IF YOU NEED A NPSC UNIFORM.

This registration session will allow you to sign consents, complete contact information and submit payment.  To complete registration through our secure site, please have your payment available.

Registration cost $120 and closes on July 24th, 2020.

Players will be placed on teams as registrations are received (in date/time order), until teams are filled.

Only online registration is offered at this time.  Payment is due upon registration.  A $60 deposit fee is non-refundable and absolutely NO refunds will be given after July 24th, 2020.  Please review the clubs policies and procedures for more information on refunds.

If you need financial assistance, please contact NPAYSC@GMAIL.COM before registering, in failing to do so, the $60 deposit and will not be refunded.  In order to qualify for assistance, the player must attend New Prague Schools and have been approved for free/reduced lunch.  This form must be emailed to npaysc@gmail.com.

The registration fees do not cover the following, which must be paid by individuals and/or teams:

Uniforms (individual)
Invitational tournaments (team - optional)
Professional coaching sessions not sponsored by the club (team - optional)
Coaches hired for teams with no volunteer parent coaches
Turf-Field rental fees

Any questions regarding registration can be sent to the club registrar.

BRANDI.WECKMAN@GMAIL.COM

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Please consider volunteering to be a team manager for your player’s team – managers play a valuable role in facilitating team communications, receiving information about tournaments/games, and other backend items that help keep the team running smoothly. If you would be open to helping out as a manager, please email Brandi Weckman at: brandi.weckman@gmail.com

If you are interested in coaching, we are looking for assistant coaches at all ages and head coaches in ages 9U to 12U. If interested, please email Cam Stolz at: cam.stolz@gmail.com

 

MN UNITED FC GAME TICKETS OPPORTUNITIES

NPSC has reserved tickets for games in past seasons and hopes to be able to do so again for families who are interested in attending a MN United FC men’s soccer match. Dates and details will be provided when available.

 

SOCCER APPAREL AVAILABLE

Fall Soccer Season is fast approaching!

If you want or need new gear for the upcoming season, you can order from the NPSC Store found at https://www.challengerteamwear.com/store/newpraguesc/index

or click on the image below

There are A LOT of great items for players and fans, including clothing, accessories and gifts, so be sure to check out the store!!

ANSWERS TO RECENT QUESTIONS

Hello,

In recent weeks, the NPSC board have received several questions and inquiries in regards to the final decision made to cancel the soccer summer season. It is our hope that this message will answer your questions and resolve any confusions you may have.

Informal gatherings - NPSC is bound by our governing organization to follow state guidelines for gatherings. As we don't know what is safe, we cannot be a part of any promoting of get-togethers, or provide any information to allow for such planning to occur. We encourage our families to continue to follow the best practices to keep their families safe during this time, and as information updates and guidances change to allow for gathering in which we can host informal practices or scrimmage, we will happily organize events to allow for our players to get some time on the fields.

Uniforms - We understand that for some families, uniforms were purchased for a season that ultimately ended up being cancelled. We recognize that every family in our club has some expense sunken into their player's uniform for this season and this is an unfortunate part of cancellations that we will not able to provide a resolution that satisfies everyone. After lengthy discussions and reviews with our supplier and contracts for uniforms, it has been determined that the best course of action is to honor our contracts and move forward with a new uniform cycle for next year. We are not able to provide any uniform refunds, and after the fall season is complete, we will enter in a new uniform cycle and all players need a new uniform for the 2021 & 2022 season cycle.

Refunds - Most families should have received or see their refunds coming through. For those who made payments, you will receive your refund in 4 payments. For those of you who made one payment, you will receive one refund. ALL refunds will be less $8.00/player to cover the fees that the club paid prior to the season being cancelled. There are families who made payments more than six months ago, which is outside TeamSnap's window of refunding through their system. If you had made payments more than six months ago, TeamSnap is initiating manual refunds through their payor system (WePay) and NPSC has given them permission to do so. Those payments make take longer than the 15-21 days originally set by TeamSnap. If by June 30th, you have NOT received all of your refunds, please send a message to npaysc@gmail.com and we will request an investigation from TeamSnap to resolve it.

Challenger Soccer Camp - if you registered for the original week of soccer camp (the week of June 8th), your registration will automatically transfer over to the July dates of July 6th - July 10th. There is nothing for you to do except show up on the first day of camp. If you want to cancel your registration, please contact Challenger through your registration confirmation email and inquire. NPSC is not a part of the registration process, so we are not able to process or answer those types of inquires in regards to Challenger Pro Camp.

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding over the last few months. This has been unprecented times and we understand that everyone was impacted significantly in some way. We hope everyone continues to stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you for fall ball and next year.

Thank you,

Your NPSC board

NPSC will be requiring all former and future coaches and managers to re apply for a coaching position, effective immediately.   Please see the following to link to fill out your application...

 

NPSC Coaching Application