Author: Ibe Jonah

IUSC Fall League Registration

A big thank you to all the teams/players who participated in the just ended summer league. The summer league, as you all must have heard, went very well. No one’s health or safety was compromised. The heath and safety of all players remain our top priority. We expect the same for the Fall League.

And now, the moment you’ve been asking for….

Fall League Registration

Registration for the IUSC 2020 Fall League is open through Friday Sept. 4. We will offer Open, Coed, and Over-30 leagues. Team fee is $1,000 for Coed, $500 for Over-30, and $500 for Open. You can send along a request for which Coed division you want to be in, but please remember that IUSC has the final say on classification to maintain competitive balance for the overall best interest of teams and the league as a whole.

Open is 7-on-7 and will be played on the smaller fields at Cass Park and Union Field that are traditionally used for Over-30 — two 25-minutes halves with most games on Sundays. Coed remains on the full field under the same format, with the majority of games on Saturdays. Each team will get 10 games starting as early as Wednesday, Sept. 9 and running until Nov. 7. In all divisions, there will be some form of playoffs … though we will have to look at the team registry upon completion to figure out what the best option is.

To register, send the following to ithacasoccerleague@gmail.com :

* Team Name

* League

* Captain name and email

* Co-captain name and email

* Roster

* Scheduling Limitations

Teams are assumed to be available for any match date listed below unless otherwise specified. As you know, we will accommodate any reasonable scheduling limitations, but you have to let us know before the schedule is written. Once the schedule is posted, it is final! We do not reschedule any games for any reason other than weather-related field concerns, so get with your teams ahead of time and figure out if there are particularly problematic dates.

* Coed Schedule: Primary match times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with secondary start times of 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday or 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

* Over-30 Schedule: Primary match times are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, with secondary match times of 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

* Open Schedule: Primary match times are early to mid-afternoon on Sunday. Secondary start times are 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

We will continue to use Buttermilk Falls on Saturdays for Coed. Cass Park will also host Coed games on Field 2 (nearest Route 89), Field 3A (nearest the dog park) and/or Field 3B (nearest the rink) on Saturdays, and Union Field under the lights on weeknights. Open and Over-30 will be played at Cass Park in Ithaca, either on Field 1 (near the inlet), Field 5 (near Hangar) or Union Fields 1 & 2 (under the lights).

IUSC
Aug 23, 2020

College Fall League Registration

College Fall League Registration

The Ithaca United Soccer Club (IUSC) is pleased to offer an 11v11 College Showdown League for both men and women this Fall. We want to inform all interested parties that registration for the IUSC 2020 College Fall League is open through Monday Sept. 7. This is an 11v11 league for college and premier level teams. We’ll have both men’s and women’s divisions. The team registration fee is $1,200 and is due first week of games. The College league games will be played at Cass Park, Union Fields under the lights, Buttermilk Falls State Park, and other available local college fields. David Weaver will be assigning the refs for this college league.

Each team will get 10 games with the majority of games on weekends (Friday nights, Saturday & Sunday during the day, and some weeknights). There will be playoffs and the winners will get a special Lambrou & Tompkins Trust Company Trophy.

To register, send the following to ithacasoccerleague@gmail.com or text 607-339-1988:

* Team Name

* League (College Men or Women)

* Captain name and email

* Co-captain name and email

* Roster

* Scheduling Limitations

2020 Summer League Registration

2020 Summer League Registration

Captains/Players,
Soccer is back! We’ve all been cooped up for months. It’s time to get some fresh air and play in the summer league. Registration for the IUSC 2020 Summer Season is open through Sunday, July 5. We will offer Open, Coed and Over-30 leagues. Team fee is $900 for Coed, $400 for Over-30 and $450 for Open. You can send along a request for which Coed division you want to be in, but please remember that IUSC has the final say on classification to maintain competitive balance for the best interest of teams and the league as a whole.

Open will continue to be 7-on-7 and played on the smaller fields at Cass Park that are traditionally used for Over-30 — two 25-minutes halves with most games on Sundays. Coed remains on the full field under the same format at Cass Park and Buttermilk Falls State Park. Each team will get 10 games starting as early as July 6 and running until late August.

To register, send the following to: ithacasoccerleague@gmail.com:

* Team Name

* League

* Captain name and email

* Co-captain name and email

* Roster

* Scheduling Limitations

Please note that the health and safety of every player is our top priority. In keeping with NYS Guidelines,

1. Players will be required to wear face masks and stick to 6ft social distancing rules while on the sidelines.

2. We expect and demand that players who are sick to stay home and not show up for games. No player should attend a game if not feeling well, has a fever, or is currently under quarantine. Do not play if a player is exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus as identified by the CDC.

3. IUSC will provide hand sanitizers and (sanitized) soccer balls at the league games. We urge everyone to continue to refrain from the traditional pre- and post-game handshakes. We also urge players to not engage in the standard group celebration of goals.

In addition, all players will be required to sign a COVID-19 Liability waiver form.

Cheers,

IUSC

Update on Summer League 2020

Team Captains & Players,
We hope you are well and managing to stay fit during this challenging times. Just wanted to give you an update with respect to summer league.

As you’re probably aware, NY State is implementing a phased re-opening which started on May 15 as cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 is on the decline. We hope this downward trajectory will continue for the state as a whole and for the Southern Tier region in particular. The key point we want to communicate is that sports leagues fall under “Recreation” and is therefore in Phase 4 of the NY Forward plan. We’ve been in contact with park officials (City & State) who in turn have been in regular consultation with the TCHD. From all indications, Phase 4 of NY Forward plan is not expected to be initiated until July at the earliest for the Southern Tier region.

Be that as it may, please be informed we are making arrangements to have a summer league and we’ve already submitted a plan to the City & NYS Park officials. We’ll share this plan with everyone in due course. Just know that the health and safety of every player remains uppermost in our priority and we can have a summer league in a responsible manner that is both safe & fun.

We miss you all and look forward to seeing you soon.

Stay Strong & Help Each Other

To Our Valued Soccer Community Members:

We hope this note finds you in good health in these uncertain times when our daily lives, businesses and soccer programs have been completely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We know things are tough, people are hurting economically. Folks are also hurting emotionally and socially without soccer. There’s a great deal of anxiety over how all these will pan out. We just want you to know we feel your anguish. IUSC is thinking about you and we are here for you. If you need help, don’t hesitate to reach out. If you are able to offer help, please get in touch with us. And we’ll get it to those who need it.
Together, we’ll overcome as a community the monumental challenge we face with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones. We wish you all the very best.

IUSC
ithacasoccerleague@gmail.com
607-339-1988

Suspension of League Games for 2 Weeks

To Our Valued Soccer Community Members,

IUSC would like to notify all teams and players that effective immediately we are suspending all league games at the indoor rink/field for 2 weeks as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In our previous statement, we noted we are monitoring this rapidly changing COVID-19 situation on an hourly basis. Today the Tompkins County Health department announced the first confirmed case of corona virus in the area. Knowing that we have low testing regime in this country, having just one case in the county, doesn’t provide any comfort. The health, safety and well-being of all the players remain of paramount importance to us. In these uncertain times, we feel we have a moral and community-minded obligation to keep the spread of the novel virus contained. We recognize that we are co-dependent on one another, that how we behave dramatically impacts the health of others, and that now is the time to practice some level of social distancing to stem the virus.

Consequently, we are suspending all indoor league games at the rink for two weeks. We also expect and request the rink to utilize this break in games to disinfect all the surfaces at the facility to assure everyone’s safety and peace of mind.
We appreciate the feedback we received from members of the soccer community. We urge everyone to comply with CDC/WHO guidelines on best practices/protocols to combat the virus. Together, we’ll rise to the occasion of confronting and overcoming the difficult challenges brought on by this COVID-19 outbreak.
Stay safe. All the best.

IUSC

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Indoor Season

To All Team Captains & Players:
IUSC would like to inform the soccer community that we are monitoring the rapidly evolving and fluid situation with the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. We want to assure everyone that the health, safety and well-being of all players is our number one priority. We’ve been in contact with county health officials and are also following CDC & WHO guidelines.

We appreciate the feedback we’ve been getting and we are aware of concerns about league games during this trying period. For now, we’ll not be suspending league games. We fully understand the situation and are taking preventive measures to help stem any spread of the novel corona virus.

* We’ll be providing hand sanitizers and wipes at all the games.

* We are directing any player who is ill to stay home.

* We are urging all teams and players to please refrain from the tradition of post-game handshakes. We can show good sportsmanship in other ways beside handshakes.

* We are asking the Rink/Field to apply daily disinfectant on the seats, and turf surfaces at the facility.

We take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. We’ll continue monitoring the situation on a daily and hourly basis. If things change, we’ll not hesitate to suspend league games indefinitely. We wish everyone good health and safety and urge vigilance and adherence to CDC/WHO guidelines on best practices to avoid spread of COVID-19.

Sincerely,

IUSC

Viagra in Niagara – Soccer Tournament at its best! May 1-3

All IUSC teams/players are invited to an amazing weekend of soccer in the wondrous Niagara Falls, May 1-3, 2020.

This is an 11v11 outdoor tournament offering great fun and competition in seven brackets: men’s open (18+), over 30, O-40, O-50, O-60, co-ed & Women (8v8). Tournament attendees get to enjoy an impressive entertainment lineup. This tournament is like no other.

Tournament highlights include:
* $10,000* total cash prize for winning teams (open & over 30)
* Four guaranteed games + skills competition
* Live music concert & Cinco de Mayo celebration
* Beer & wine tasting from 50+ craft breweries & wineries
* Lamb roast / bbq
* Quality facilities & referees
* Massage & Reiki provided on site
* Tournament MVP awards & to fair play teams

Registration: $300 non-refundable deposit is required when you sign up, and $450 is due before the tournament. (Total cost is $750).
Go to www.gorgesclassic.com and click on Register to sign up for a magnificent weekend of soccer and festivities in Niagara Falls.

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Tournament is hosted by Gorges Classic Soccer Tournament. Ithaca United Soccer Club (IUSC) is a co-host.
www.gorgesclassic.com
607-339-1988

Super Lambrou Cup, Sat Feb 1

#SuperBowl LIV is set. So too is the Super Lambrou Cup on Saturday Feb 1! Your team is cordially invited.
This is a 1-day 7v7 Indoor soccer tournament @ The Rink (1767 East Shore Drive, Ithaca NY).
We have trophy, $1000* cash & other prizes, food, music, massage & drinks (beer & wine for adults).

3 games guaranteed. We have Youth (U16) & Adult divisions (Coed & Open)
Email: ithacasoccerleague@gmail.com or call/text 607-339-1988 to sign up your team.
Registration fee is $200. Registration deadline is Wed 1/29.

The Super Lambrou Cup is named in honor of Nick Lambrou, of Lambrou Real Estate, a great supporter of soccer in Tompkins County and beyond.

Registration for 2020 Winter League

Registration for the IUSC 2020 Winter Season is open through Friday, Jan. 10. We will offer Open, Coed and Over-30 leagues. Team fee is $1,000. You can send along a request for which Coed division you want to be in, but please remember that IUSC has the final say on classification to maintain competitive balance for the overall best interest of teams and the league as a whole. Games are 7-on-7 with two 25-minute halves and at least two women (or men) on the field at all times for Coed and Over-30. Each team will get 10 games starting from Jan. 22 to April 13.

OF NOTE: Saturday afternoon availability is a possibility this year. Please note that field in registration. To register, send the following to ithacasoccerleague@gmail.com :
* Team Name
* League
* Captain name and email
* Co-captain name and email
* Roster
* Available to play Saturday afternoons?
* Other Scheduling Limitations

Teams are assumed to be available for any match date listed below unless otherwise specified. For the scheduling limitations field, please consider …
* SCHOOL BREAKS! A lot of different schools have different breaks, so spell out which ones need to be avoided for your team. You’ve gotta do your homework now — because games will not be rescheduled later if you overlook problematic dates.
* Open Schedule: Primary match days will be on Saturdays. Times could be as early as 1 or as late as 9.
* Over-30 Schedule: Primary match times are 7 or 8 p.m. on Sundays and secondary match times are 7 or 8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 p.m. Sundays. Also, see earlier note on Saturday afternoon possibilities.
* Coed Schedule: Primary match times are 9 p.m. from Sundays to Thursdays. There might be a couple earlier starts (7 or 8 p.m.) and a few later starts (10 p.m.), Also, see earlier note on Saturday afternoon possibilities.