All league and pickup games are paused. Read SOPFC's Return to Play Update

SOPFC Return to Play Update

Updated August 6, 2020

 

Dear SOPFC Players,

 

We sincerely hope you and your family/friends are doing well. We miss seeing you on the pitch! Jogging and yoga workouts are cool and all, but, you know, we're a little biased toward seeing a ball hit the back of the net (again... and again...).

We're working on a safe return-to-play plan for staff and players, monitoring up-to-date state and local guidelines and information, and coordinating with our Atlanta Public School partners on venue availability. We don't have an exact date for getting back on the pitch, but we'll be in touch as soon as dates are set, and new leagues and/or pickups open up.

Since pausing our activities, we've also spent a lot of time (in between home-cooked meals) making sure that our club will be able to weather this time off. Like many small businesses, we've had to make tremendous cuts to keep the lights on going forward and be ready to provide the same quality experience for you on the pitch again. Our mission is to make soccer accessible for the entire community, and our commitment to you is to continue doing that in a way that preserves the safety and health of the very community we strive to bring together and strengthen.

To all of our Captains and players who were part of a season in progress when we paused, thank you so much for your patience thus far as we prepare to resume activities. Given the length of time since we paused, those seasons in progress have been closed, and all of our next seasons will start at Week 1.

In mid-July we emailed credits for all league payments made to previous seasons in progress. Players have been issued pro-rated gift cards in an amount 20% MORE than their pro-rated portion. For example, if your pro-rated payment amount was $100, we sent you a gift card for $120. Gift card codes are redeemable at checkout the next time you go to pay dues for any league or team - they do not have an expiration date.

Above all, we want to say thanks for sharing your time and energy with us, for all the nutmegs and saves and through balls, the friendships and encouragement, and for sticking with us, in the best times, and the tough times (these times).

We're really looking forward to seeing you on the pitch again soon.

-All of us at SOPFC