With guidance from Idaho Youth Soccer Association, US Youth Soccer, and the CDC, here are the details of our masking procedures:

Social distancing over this time in our history has had more and more scientific development in regard to details involved with “spread”.

Social distancing at this time is defined as 6 ft + distance AND time duration for at least 15 minutes or more.

A recent study conducted by analyzing 800 hours of youth soccer trainings and games/competitions showed the average time of constant physical contact was 5-6 seconds maximum at very small accounts over a 80 minute match.

“Per the CDC, soccer is considered a moderate risk sport in regard to training areas where social distancing practices are not adhered to (see below) and actual soccer games is considered lower.” (Dr. Drew Watson, Chief Medical Advisor; Elite Clubs National League)

With the current state of COVID-19 combined with National, State, and/or local/ county case count and governance, we are in a time where community responsibility is important.

The club will operate and educate to timeframes of AND applicability to protocol of masks with our TTNFC “MASKS UP INITIATIVE” as follows:

  • Use of masks or cloth facial coverings by staff and athletes on the sideline of games should be guided by local or national guidelines regarding public use - CURRENT COUNTY STATUS - MANDATED

  • Athletes & Staff on the game-day sideline or bench should remain socially distanced (6 feet apart) – including during pre-game, half-time, and postgame discussions.

  • Where team benches and sideline areas cannot provide social distancing, athletes and staff MUST wear masks until they enter the game.

  • Car rides and carpools to and from training, all athletes SHOULD wear masks

  • Masks MUST remain/be put on and worn to and from the training field allocation area and parking lot. Athlete’s gear should then be placed per their social distanced area & athletes hands sanitized (by self witnessed by staff or via club provided sanitizer. After that point, the mask can be removed and placed on/ in their backpack during training.

  • Masks during actual physical training ARE NOT RECOMMENDED due to the following: Masks are designed to block airflow. Exercise leads to harder and faster breathing and masks place a strain on that process. Carbon dioxide is also exhaled as part of exercise and breathing. Rebreathing carbon dioxide can reduce cognitive function & increase breathing. Additionally, no one wants an athlete running, have a mask move or shift up over their eyes or around their neck to increase the risk of injury or collision potential during sport/activity.

  • Any meetings, group talks, etc., should be avoided. Based on when, where and per COVID Phase congregation numbers, all attendees MUST have masks on during when social distancing cannot be maintained.

  • Coaches will refrain from the practice of sessions containing long duration to physical contact. Examples are as follows:

  1. NO set piece work where groups of 6 or more are in a non-social distanced area, exposing athletes to physical contact for over 10 minutes or more - so NO 45 minute sessions doing corner kicks.

  2. Another would be NO 2 person (1v1) activities/trainings where 2 players are working on shielding the ball as an example, where constant contact exposure occurs over an extended period of time.

  3. Common sense rules.

***As always during these times, based on family preference--

athletes & staff can wear masks during training if they prefer***

Updated: Jul 28, 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020/21 Tuesday July 14, 2020 6pm TTNFC Indoor Complex

This meeting will serve as our Annual Club Meeting where an update on the atmosphere of our club and club soccer are for the coming season. Club directors and current board members will be present to provide details for the upcoming year.

The AGM also serves as an opportunity for TTNFC parents to consider joining the board of directors. We welcome those individuals who are willing to share their time, talents and ideas in progressing our club.

There will be 5 open board positions for this coming term. The positions carry with them a 2 year term.

General Rules:

  1. Any parent who has an athlete registered for the 2020/21 season is eligible (with the  exception of a current TTNFC coach).

  2. If interested you must email the current TTNFC President,  president@timbersthornsnorthfc.com

  3. You must also email our office,  office@timbersthornsnorthfc.com

  4. In the email please provide your intent to run for the board, a brief statement about why you are running for the board, and what you believe you would bring to the board.

  5. Your email must be received 30 days prior to the AGM.

  6. During the AGM, you will be given the chance to give a quick speech to those in attendance about yourself and what skills you would bring to the board.

  7. Once all speeches have been completed, ballots will be marked by members who are in attendance and votes will be counted.

  8. Each family in attendance with a currently registered athlete will receive 1 ballot. They can then vote for 1 person for each board vacancy.

As President of the club and a board member for the last 3 years, I encourage anyone who has the desire to positively impact TTNFC progressing in the years to come to express interest. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or any current board members.

Respectfully, TTNFC President Tom Gasper


8049 N Huetter Road

Coeur d’ Alene ID 83815

Email: office@timbersthornsnorthfc.com

Phone: (208) 664-5518 

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