Important Sting and Titans Update

Parents, This email contains a lot of information – so please take the time to read through it all as it has valuable information for your player, and details on an important community support initiative we are launching as an organization. We will continue to send out updates as we have them with regard to returning to practice or play – and per the last communication will be updating you on March 22nd with next steps. PLEASE STAY STRONG & POSITIVE TOGETHER!
  1. We are launching an organization-wide Sting and Titans Cares - Community Support Initiative. Please take the time to read through the attached information and participate in making a difference! We have an opportunity to really make an impact as an organization. Let’s come together and support each other, lift each other up, and be ambassadors of positivity during this trying time. Make your mark with Sting and Titans Cares!! SEE ATTACHED INFORMATION

  2. In addition to the online/virtual tools coaches will be sharing with each team to ensure to keep players progressing – we have a unique opportunity as a P1 club to take part in the TOPYA skills contest that is running now through April 15th through TOPYA’s training app. Information is below and attached.

  3. We’ve attached an at home guide that your player can utilize for ideas, and to help address all aspects of their well-being during this time of social distancing.

  1. Please join our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/StingTitansCommunityOutreach the goal of the group is to first help anyone who has a need, within our Sting and Titans families or within their communities. How do we do this? Someone can post a need, another can comment they can help and then private message the person who posted the need to arrange details. This can also be a forum for training ideas, activity ideas, videos, positive messages etc.

TOPYA Skills Training App Information: As a Players First licensed club, and in light of current events, we have a valuable opportunity to participate in a FREE, exclusive @home Virtual Skills Contest powered by TopYa!. This program enables us to keep both player health & safety AND player development as the top priorities they are, even in these challenging times. Here’s how it works:

  • Players watch exclusive P1 soccer skill videos in the TopYa! Soccer app, then they practice the skills and upload videos of them completing each skill.

  • Each player receives personalized feedback on every video they submit from TopYa!’s expert team of Virtual Coaches.

  • Players will get points for each approved skill video to climb the contest leaderboard for weekly prizes!

Step 1: Get the App (and read attached instructions) 1. Go to https://app.topya.com/contests/p1-topya-spring-2020-skills-contest 2. Select the button labeled “Join the Contest,” and select our club 3. On the next screen, enter your phone number to receive a text message containing a link to download or open the TopYa! Soccer app (iOS or Android)



COMMUNITY SUPPORT INITIATIVE

#StingTitansCares

As a club, we want to show support for our community during this strange time. We are young, healthy, active and probably a bit bored. So, let’s use this time on our hands to show positivity and love to those who could use it.

We want every member to participate. We want every coach and manager to help facilitate. We want to do this quickly.

Help us come together as an organization and make a huge community impact:


1. Letters/cards to the Elderly:

Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior communities are not allowing any non-medical visitors. We want to deliver handwritten notes and cards to as many as possible.

Write five notes or cards saying things like, “We love you. We hope you are doing well. We can’t wait to see you again.” Draw a happy picture on the note or card. Sign with your first name and Member Sting or Titans.


Coach or manager will identify at least three nursing homes/assisted living/senior communities in an area. Arrange for collection of cards and notes from players. Deliver the cards and notes to the senior care facilities.


Updated Timing: Complete by this Sunday, March 29. If you are a U11 or older track your hours and you can record this for your community service hours.


2. Gratitude and support for medical and first responder community


Record a video of you saying thank you to the medical community (nurses, doctors, technicians, etc.) and first responders (fire, police, ambulance). Say, “Sting and Titans Soccer thanks you for all you do.”


Post your video on your or your family’s personal social media account, use the hashtag #StingTitansCares


Send your video to your coach or manager to be posted on Sting/Titans individual team social media.


Send your video to StingTitansMedia@gmail.com


We will edit a series of compilation videos that will be posted on Sting and Titans social media and will be distributing to as many medical and first responder social media outlets as possible.


Updated Timing: Record your video by this Friday, March 27th, noon. Post it by Friday afternoon on your personal or family’s social media. Send it to your coach/manager by Friday for posting on our team’s social media. Email it to our Marketing Manager, Lauren, StingTitansMedia@gmail.com by Friday, March 27th at 3.

3. Messages of positivity and kindness


At least once a week for the next 4 weeks, perform a random act of kindness, i.e. mow a neighbor’s lawn, weed a garden, paint a fence, baking goodies for friends, delivering positivity messages to neighborhood mailboxes – use your imagination!!


If you are a U11 or older track your hours and you can record this for your community service hours.


Take pics and videos. Post them on your social media with the hashtag #StingTitansCares

Send your pics and videos to our Marketing Manager, Lauren Morris at StingTitansMedia@gmail.com for club posting or upload it here to our Sting & Titans Media


At least once a week, create a video of positivity, these can include thoughts of patriotism, unity motivational quotes, fun dances, poems etc.. Ideas like, “We will get through this, together. America is the home of the brave. We are Strong Together.” Mention Sting and Titans Care. Send your video to stingtitansmedia@gmail.com each week


We have an opportunity to really make an impact as an organization. Let’s come together and support each other, lift each other up, and be ambassadors of positivity during this trying time. Make your mark with Sting and Titans Cares!!



Join Sting & Titan’s free Virtual Soccer Contest


Parents,


As a Players First licensed club, and in light of current events, we have a valuable opportunity to participate in a FREE, exclusive @home Virtual Skills Contest powered by TopYa!. This program enables us to keep both player health & safety AND player development as the top priorities they are, even in these challenging times.

Here’s how it works:


● Players watch exclusive P1 soccer skill videos in the TopYa! Soccer app, then they practice the skills and upload videos of them completing each skill.

● Each player receives personalized feedback on every video they submit from TopYa!’s expert team of Virtual Coaches.

● Players will get points for each approved skill video to climb the contest leaderboard for weekly prizes!

Step 1: Get the App

1. Go to https://app.topya.com/contests/p1-topya-spring-2020-skills-contest

2. Select the button labeled “Join the Contest,” and select our club

3. On the next screen, enter your phone number to receive a text message containing a link to download or open the TopYa! Soccer app (iOS or Android)


Step 2: Set Up Your Account

If you already have the TopYa! Soccer app and a Player account:

1. Following the text link will open the TopYa! Soccer app where you can log into your account

2. From the Invite Code screen, select the blue “Save” button at the bottom, then select our club

3. Go to the Skills Academy and get started!

If you do not have the TopYa! Soccer app and a Player account:

1. Following the link in the text message will direct you to download the app (App Store or Google Play)

2. Once you have the app, create a Player account*

3. Head to the Skills Academy and get started!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. *Any player under the age of 13 is required to be associated with a TopYa! Parent account, for COPPA compliance (safety and privacy). When a U13 or younger player downloads the app and creates an account, the parent will also be prompted to make an account. Once the Parent and Player accounts have been created, your child can participate in the contest!

2. If you downloaded the app directly without following the link on the contest page, when creating your account SKIP the invite code step, then on the next screen simply search for “Players First”, select it, then select your Club.

Step 3: Develop Your Skills

Once you’re in the Skills Academy, you’ll find exclusive P1 skills and other soccer skill videos. We’re excited to be able to offer this program, and to see each of you have fun spending time with the ball!

The fine print and important info:

● The contest runs March 16 through April 15

● While this is a free contest, there are in-app purchase options where players can purchase additional skills content to work on. Again, this is by no means required and most players will not even see the purchasable content options.

● Any player under the age of 13 is required to have an associated parent account in the TopYa! Soccer app. This is for safety and privacy compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Perry ( lisaperry@sting-titans.com )



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