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Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, Starfire has been forced to make additional cutbacks to our operations. While we will be unable to continue posting weekly videos, we have released all available content now. Check out the playlist below for some drills/activities for ages 3-5 & 6-10 that give a little peek into the things we do during Starfire Academy sessions. These drills are appropriate for all levels from beginner to advanced.
Like this content? Consider making a donation to Starfire Sports to help support our organization during this difficult or uncertain time. We hope to see you back on the field soon.
On our 3 year anniversary of being a part of the amazing soccer, rugby and lacrosse community at Starfire Sports, Watershed FC (A.K.A. “The Pizza Place”) flipped off our ovens and locked our doors. We are doing everything within our power to keep this closure only temporary. Speaking on behalf of my entire staff, I would like to say thank you all for your friendship and support and wish you and your families good health during these turbulent times. As you know, everyone in the service industry is struggling right now and, if it is not a burden, we could use a little help from you all.
Currently we are selling online gift certificates so that when we make our triumphant return, you all can taste IPA’s, sip mimosas and gobble down slices to your heart’s content. We at Watershed feel honored to have been a part of your lives for the last 3 years – From watching your children grow and mature, to feeling the love and excitement experienced during the birth of professional rugby here in the U.S., I can honestly say that this has been an experience unlike any other I have been a part of in my 20 years in the service industry. With your help, all the old faces plan to be back to pour you a pitcher and serve you a slice as soon as the first set of cleats clatter across the parking lot and step foot upon the turf once again.
Please support us by purchasing a digital gift card at https://squareup.com/gift/0YHR9G2HH2CFB/order
Send the promise of a future pint, pitcher or glass of wine to fellow parents, coaches, team members or fellow rugby fans who you haven’t seen in awhile…or just load up a card for yourself or your child so you can finally be done with the million little charges you are tired of seeing on your bank statement 🙂
Proud Owner/Operator of Watershed FC
Email: [email protected]
Keep young bodies active while school and sports are on hiatus. Each week, we will be posting new drills/activities for ages 3-5 & 6-10 that give a little peek into the things we do during Starfire Academy sessions. These drills are appropriate for all levels from beginner to advanced. Subscribe to get alerts when new videos are posted! We are working on creating online resources for STEM learning. By subscribing, you will also be alerted when these become available.
Like this content? Consider making a donation to Starfire Sports to help support our organization during this difficult or uncertain time. You can also show your support by signing up for an upcoming session of one of our Starfire Academy programs.
For Ages 3-5
For week 1, our activity works on speed, coordination, and counting!
For Ages 6-10
For week 1, our drill will help hone skills of ball control, change of direction, and vision.
Considering last night’s announcement from the Seattle Mayor’s Office closing all city libraries and community centers, including recreation facilities, it is with great dismay that Starfire announces we will be suspending all operations effective immediately. While we have fully implemented the state and local mandatory health guidance for events less than 250 people, we feel it is important to support unified action and follow the lead of Seattle in closing their recreation facilities. With this, we will be suspending all current Starfire programming and rentals until further notice.
However, we understand that there is a significant community need for child support that will allow working parents to continue supporting their families during school closures. To help fill this need, Starfire will be offering daytime camps for children of school age beginning on March 16th. The camp program will be fully compliant with the state and county health official guidelines.
We have not made these decisions without understanding the important role that Starfire has in the lives of many in our community, and are determined to help however we can. We are currently planning production of some online resources to keep minds and bodies active while at home. And, as restrictions and guidance changes, we will seek to add and/or resume existing programming where needed and appropriate.
Upon customer request, Starfire will issue a credit for the remaining winter session fixtures. We know this is an exceptionally difficult time for everyone in our community, but if financially feasible, Starfire would greatly appreciate your continued support during this shutdown:
- Request that your credit be converted into a tax-deductible donation, or simply choose not to request your credit;
- Register online for an upcoming session to save a spot in one of our programs once we are able to resume operation; and/or
- Make a tax-deductible donation—Starfire is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation!
Any support you are able to give will be invaluable in helping Starfire weather the storm, and allow us to continue providing world-class sports and social programming to our community for years to come.
The health and safety of our community is our top concern, and we are doing our part to help contain the spread of this virus by complying with the various orders from the Governor’s Office and King County [read more in our initial statement]. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and there are a lot of unknowns. We are making daily assessments based on Public Health’s guidance, and we will do our best to communicate any changes in our operations as quickly as possible.
At this time our campus remains open, and we hope our community members will utilize Starfire for some relief and peace of mind during this stressful time. We are actively looking into additional ways to support our community as we navigate through this period together.
Measures we are taking to help contain the spread of this virus:
- Postponing all events and gatherings of 250 people or larger until further notice
- Increasing the level and frequency of facility cleanings throughout our facility
Valued Starfire Members and Guests,
We feel it is important to share the actions we are taking in response to the Governor’s Executive Proclamation on COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategies [text][video] and the Seattle and King County Local Health Officer Order Addressing COVID-19 in King County [link].
Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our members, guests and employees. We are not experts on infectious diseases, but we are lucky to have state and county leaders that are guided by world class experts in this field. We will fully follow their direction which today was codified in the Governors Proclamation and the Seattle and King County Order and continue to monitor their direction and adapt our policies as changes to this direction occur.
Today’s state and county orders specifically prohibit events of 250 people or more. For events with fewer than 250 attendees (the vast majority of activity at Starfire) we will take several steps to minimize risk as directed by today’s proclamations:
- We strongly encourage older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions (including our employees) that are at increased risk of serious COVID-19 to not come to the Starfire campus.
- Our guest services personnel will monitor and encourage all spectators and non-participants to conform to social distancing recommendations (i.e. limit contact of people within 6 feet from each other for 10 minutes or longer).
- We will screen our employees for COVID-19 symptoms each day and send anyone home that exhibits symptoms.
- While we always strive to maintain the highest standards when it comes to the cleanliness and hygiene of our campus facilities, we’re taking it even further in response to the State and King County proclamations. Our bathrooms will always be fully stocked with soap and disinfected daily. We will disinfect high-touch surfaces at the Athletic Center fields between matches and other surfaces throughout the building at least once daily. We will also provide additional hand-washing stations between our indoor fields and as you enter the building.
- Our employees will not engage in handshakes and high fives and will encourage all participants and spectators to avoid this practice.
You can also help do your part in minimizing risk by limiting additional guests and spectators, not attending if you are exhibiting any signs of illness (cough or even minor elevated temperature), and making sure to practice appropriate hand hygiene.
If you fall within the at-risk population, or generally feel uncomfortable continuing your participation in a Starfire program at this time, we will issue you a credit for your remaining session fixtures. Please email [email protected].
We are grateful and thankful for your continued support. Please routinely check our website and Facebook page for the latest information.
2019 is coming to a close, and what a year it has been! We have seen a lot of amazing goals this year, but we wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the real doozies. Take a look at our Top 10 list, and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments.
Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 Candy Cane Challenge. We had over 185 teams in this year’s tournament, and crowned 30+ champions. Check out photos of our champions and actions shots from the week, or the 2019 recap video below! You can also visit our Instagram page to watch the Candy Cane Highlight Reel at the top of our feed!
If you attended this event, please let us know how we did by filling out our 2019 tournament evaluation.