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    Planning Ahead!

    Pennine United Soccer Club are planning to operate with the Spring....which will become the Summer Soccer Season, so fees are accepted as usual. 

    We are planning to get clearance by June 1st and even if that is delayed, the 15th so we can easily reschedule our games. The actual season will be the same time frame, but starting at a later date. We do plan to add training sessions to the normal if necessary and we are speaking with our affiliate clubs to organize mini-camps type training for everyone. 

    While we have had cancelled tournaments already, we are speaking with other clubs to hold multiple club events to (mini-tournaments) to get as many games for the players as possible. We feel that once there is clearance, there will be a  rush to play games .......we aim to fulfill that need as much as possible. 

    We also believe that fewer families will be travelling this Summer, so the activity we provide will be a welcome release for our families. 

    As of today,  only CASA games may e an option. in addition  US Club  STATE CUP is still hoping to be played.  schedules will of course change.....however we will adapt accordingly to ensure our team activities are fulfilled, after the delay of the virus. 

    but  until then, please stay safe....

    Once we get fields to train on, (St Ignatius is not available until June 15th at the earliest and Rising Valley Park is available, but is currently under water)  we will get our team groups back on the field of play. I wanted to make sure all of you had the most up to date information I could provide. The Governor has cleared sports to begin training May 26th, with certain restrictions, which will follow as long as they are in place. Parents of players training should drop off and pick up at the end of any session.
    Regarding our training, as per the Governor's rules, we will avoid physical contact and promote skills training. The first part will consist of individual ball skills, while maintaining recommended physical distance. The next part will include circuit training and/or passing patterns/sequences, again maintaining physical distancing and eliminating any exercises that may involve contact. It is our hope that these rules will be modified and/or all together lifted by second week of June, when league play is scheduled to begin. 

    All players should come with a properly inflated ball, hand sanitizer, water, and wearing a mask. Parents needing to stay during training should be wearing a mask too, and staying far removed from playing area. However, for everyone's safety we strongly encourage our parents to not attend the training sessions for now.
    Please know that I am taking the pandemic seriously and are following all recommended safety precautions. As long as we are all considerate and respectful of each other, I believe we are taking the necessary steps to make our environment as safe as possible, as well as productive.  

    OYSAN - UPDATE 5/26/20

    The Ohio North Infectious Disease Waiver has been revised based on feedback and is now posted online.
    This is an official approved Ohio North waiver for insurance coverage and is not to be modified.  Any edits could nullify coverage for registered players.  Leagues/clubs may add a separate waiver as deemed appropriate at their discretion and/or legal counsel. 
    This waiver IS required to return to activity. 
    With regards to insurance coverage, clubs/teams/leagues have full insurance coverage in place if:

    • They can meet the State of Ohio mandates.
    • All participants have a signed copy of the (revised) Ohio North Infectious Disease Waiver on file with their club/team.
    • They can meet all return to activity mandates by the State of Ohio and accordingly, Ohio North.
    • The 2019-2020 seasonal year insurance coverage is through August 31, 2020.
    • Insurance only covers registered participants.

    Registered Participants

    • Players registered in the 2019 Fall season are covered with insurance through August 31, 2020.
    • For “new” players during the 2020 Spring season, clubs/teams can register directly to Ohio North for insurance coverage if their playing leagues have cancelled.  Contact DeAnna Leonard at for more information.

    We will also be working with Sports Connect and Demosphere to include this waiver as an option in your registration platforms when reporting your data to Ohio North.  Please reference the guidelines previously provided if you have questions about whether to include it. 

    Ohio North Return to Activity Updates
    Visit our website for the latest Ohio North Return to Activity updates, guidelines and resources

    Update - May 21st 2020

    On May 21, 2020, Governor DeWine released the Responsible RestartOhio Guidelines specific to Skills Training for All Sports.   We are excited about this opportunity; however, want to stress to everyone the importance of complying with the Responsible Restart Guidelines.   While other states around us may be reopening or returning to play before Ohio, it is important we do our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 to other areas of the country.  
    To assist our members, Ohio North has a Return to Activity page on our website.  This includes a collaborative deck between Ohio North and Ohio South on Mandates and Best Practices, US Youth Soccer Best Practices and examples of fellow State Association guidelines on Return to Activity.  We hope this will assist our members as they move forward.  We also anticipate the addition of further resources as we move forward to normalcy.
    For those organizations that are looking to take advantage of the Skills Training for All Sports opportunity for their upcoming tryout process, please note that there are mandatory requirements that every soccer club/organization will need to have in place.  These include:

    Best Practice

    • Having a written set of protocols on how the organization will ensure compliance with the Responsible RestartOhio Guidelines.

    As previously stated, it is important that as Ohioans we continue to do our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.  Soccer clubs/organizations can move forward with tryouts/training opportunities IF they can meet state requirements.   However, it is important that as soccer clubs/organizations/parents/players that you feel comfortable with the new guidelines.   If soccer clubs/organizations do not feel they can achieve the required level of compliance, then it is important that you do not proceed.  And please know that you should feel comfortable in making the decision to not proceed.   You are making a conscious effort to do your part in protecting the health and safety of our youth.   As we have heard many times, “Just because WE can, does not mean WE should”.
    Question: Does the new Skills Training for All Sports mean clubs can now hold in-person tryouts.
    Yes, but with restrictions.   Clubs can hold in-person evaluations for ALL players starting on May 26, 2020.   However, the tryouts can only be completed while maintaining compliance with Skills Training for all Sports protocols, after every player’s parent/guardian has received and signed an Infectious Disease Waiver form (clubs will need to maintain these on file for future submittal to Ohio North) and while maintaining social distancing protocols.  
    Ohio North Rule 3.7 states that clubs or teams may not recruit registered players to leave their team prior to June 1st.  Players who did not register with a club or team for the 2020-2021 seasonal year are not bound by the date.
    Question: Does the new Skills Training for All Sports allow for clubs to engage in small-sided games and scrimmages?
    No.   The Ohio Department of Health Responsible ReStartOhio Skills Training for All Sports specifically states, “No-touch rule is in effect.   All individuals must avoid physical contact with others including high fives, huddles, or other close contact occurring before, during and after skills sessions…scrimmages and games are not permitted”.
    Question: Do players have to wear masks when engaging in skill training?
    No.   It is a recommended best practice that Parents/Guardians should wear face coverings inside training facilities.
    According to Ohio North’s insurance provider, players should be allowed to wear a cloth, surgical, or similar face covering while playing soccer at the parent’s/guardian’s discretion.  
    Question: Does the 10-person Mass Gathering Restriction still apply?
    No.   The restriction on the number of players has been removed.   However, the key to ensuring compliance is always maintaining 6-feet of distance. 
    Question: Are parents permitted to watch the skills training?
    Yes.   Parents/guardians can remain at the training facility; however, they should maintain 6-foot social distancing practices.   No other spectators are permitted.
    Question: What equipment is permitted during skills training (e.g. practice vests, cones)?
    Equipment and items related to the activity must be sanitized before, during and after every event.  If equipment cannot be sanitized during the activity, only participants of a single team can use the equipment and items related to the activity.  
    Question: How do the Safe Sport protocols affect the club’s ability to receive player video recordings for tryouts?
    Utilizing videos of player skills training is perfectly acceptable provided the parent/guardian introduces the player and does the video recording.
    Additional Points to Consider:

    • Coaches should designate space for each player to maintain 6-foot spacing
    • Coaches, players, parents/guardians must do a self-symptom check before going to the training session
    • Facilities need to ensure that there is adequate space for social distancing on and off the field of play

    Ohio North Return to Activity Updates
    Visit our website for the latest Ohio North Return to Activity updates, FAQs and resources

    Pennine/FC Evolution Safe Soccer Protocols

    • If your child, or anyone else in the family, has symptoms of any illness please keep your child home.
    • Please drop your child off no more then 5 minutes prior to training.
    • Parents are welcome to attend training, but they must observe from their cars. It is our goal to minimize human contact on the field of play. If parents must leave their cars, we ask that you maintain “social distancing” standards of at least 6 feet.
    • Coaches/Parents must wear masks, players optional (masks may inhibit breathing during activity).
    • We will be dividing our training groups up into smaller groups to reduce the amount of human contact.
    • We will be adjusting our training methods to reduce the amount of player to player contact.
    • Players should bring both a White and Gray training jersey to reduce the need for training vests.
    • We will eliminate all throw-ins, to prevent players from touching the same ball with their hands.
    • We require that your child packs “hand sanitizer” in his/her bag. We will require the players to sanitize their hands during water breaks.
    • Players will be prohibited from shaking hands with teammates, officials, coaches and opponents.
    • Players will be reminded to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with their hands.
    • Players will be reminded to cover their mouth with their elbow when they cough or sneeze
    • Players/Coaches will be reminded to avoid spitting on the field.
    • Players should not share drinks or food with anyone.
    • Players must wash and disinfect their uniforms, balls, and other equipment after each activity.
    • Coaches will disinfect training vests and equipment after each training day.


    While we are all stalemated for the time being, I have downloaded some professional coaching videos for all players to watch, and learn from. Use this link to the Soccer Education Page and watch at least one video every two days. LISTEN to the coach and his instructions. Try to understand how simple they keep the sessions! Click on this link.


    Indoor Training Schedule

    Please note this Winters Training Schedule . We will BEGIN on the Week of November 11th 2019 .........EXCEPT FOR 2001/2002/2003 HIGH SCHOOL AGE GROUPS, who train THIS WEEK .

    WRA - Western Reserve Academy  (FIELDHOUSE) 115 College Street Hudson OHIO 44236 - GPS Academy Lane Hudson OHIO 44236

    HMS - Hudson Middle School (where we held the tryouts) 77 N Oviatt St, Hudson, OH 44236

    The EDGE  SPORTS - 9550 Ravenna Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087 


    Monday 7:00 - 8:30 pm           Boys 2004  (WRA - Pennine)
    Monday 8:30 - 10:00 pm        Boys 2003  (WRA - Everest) WINTER
    Monday 8:00 - 9:30 pm           Boys 2004 (NC Hudson #4 - Everest) 

    Monday 7:30 - 9:00 pm           Boys 2003 (HMS - lights)

    Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm           Boys 2007 (WRA)
    Tuesday 8:30 - 10:00 pm        Boys 2002 (WRA - Everest ) WINTER

    Tuesday 6:00 - 7:30 pm           Boys 2004 (HMS - lights/Everest)
    Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00 pm           Boys 2002 (HMS - lights)

    Wednesday 7:00  - 8:30 pm    Boys 2005 (WRA)
    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00 pm  TBA (WRA)

    Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 pm  Boys 2003 (EDGE - Indoors)
    Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30 pm  Boys 2004 (HMS - lights Everest)
    Wednesday 8:00 - 9:30 pm  Boys 2002 (NC Hudson #4)

    Thursday 7;00 - 8:30 pm          Boys 2006 
    Thursday 8:30 - 10:00 pm       Boys 2004  (WRA- Everest)

    Thursday 7:30 - 9:00 pm          Boys 2002 (HMS- lights)
    Thursday 7:30 - 9:00 pm          Boys 2003 (HMS - lights)

    Friday 7:00 - 8:30 pm                 Boys 2008/09/10/11 
    Gym will be used on Fridays for most weeks in addition to the fieldhouse


    GIRLS 2004 
    BATS - 1255 North Carpenter Brunswick OH 44212
    Monday Jan 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 
    March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th  
    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    FORCE ROCKY RIVER - 21220 Center Ridge Rd Rocky River OH 44116
    Thursday Jan 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Feb 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Mar 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 
    7:00 - 8:30 pm


    TRYOUTS - Boys and Girls 2005,2003,2002,2001

    Pennine United is please to announce the affiliation with CFC and Everest Soccer Clubs. Simply put the three organisations can offer players a variety of playing opportunities for players at the level they wish to perform at.  All current players will be offered a position if they wish to accept one. In the younger age groups, the teams will stay independent in some age groups. 

    For the High School age teams,  BOYS 2001,2002,2003,  players should attend the following tryouts.

    Saturday October 26th and November 2nd at Hudson Middle School Turf Stadium - 77 N Oviatt St Hudson, OH 44236 

    B01/02/03          12:30 - 2:00 pm
    We have the following team rosters spots available - 
    B2001 - GLA
    B2002 - GLC - Prem 2, GLC Div1, GLA & CASA
    B2003 - GLC - Div 1, GLA & CASA 
    B2004 - GLC - Premier 1 (see below for Independant tryouts)
    B2005 - National League /GLC Premier 1 - Contact me individually


    For the High School age teams,  GIRLS 2001,2002,2003, 2005  players should attend the following tryouts.

    Sunday October 27th and November 3rd at Strongsville Middle School, 13200 Pearl Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136

    October 27th
    G03/G05     12:00 - 1:30 pm
    G01/G02       3:00 - 4:30 pm

    November 3rd 
    G05                   10:00 - 11:30 am 
    G03                   11:30 - 1:00 pm
    G01/02              1:00 - 2:30 pm 

    We have the following team rosters available -

    G2001  - GLC Club, GLA
    G2002 - National, GLC Club, GLC Div 1, CASA
    G2003 - National, GLC Club,  GLC Div 1, GLA, CASA
    G2004 - GLC Club, GLC Prem 1, GLA, CASA (see below for Independant tryouts) 
    G2005* - GLC Club, GLA, CASA

    GLC Club - US Soccer has set up a "Club Centric" Division at the Regional level, and on the girls side we are part of that process. 
    We are particularly looking for 22 players at the 2005 birth year to fill a full roster to play GLC the Spring 2020

    All interested players should complete and return your (non-binding) Liability/tryout form (see below) to have permission to participate.
    Other than that, show up with a ball, shin guards and water.

    GIRLS 2004 - HIGH SCHOOL 2019/2020 TRYOUTS

    When:  Sunday, October 27, 2019

    What time 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Where Foltz,  15301 Foltz Parkway, Field #13, Strongsville, Ohio 44149

    Please bring tryout form (above) to tryouts.  Contact Christine Schirripa (440) 336-5280 for any questions.

    This team won promotion to the GLC Premier 1 League and we are looking for committed National League level players in an affiliation with  CEFC. 

    If you are looking to play serious College Soccer, at 16/17 years of age, this is the place to be involved. 


    Boys 2007 Red open the season as Champions of the Club Ohio Fall KickOff Tournament

    B2004 High School Tryouts 2019-20


    St Ignatius High School (Turf)

    Time : 10:00 AM

    Date : Sunday October 27th 

    ALL Participants MUST complete the non-binding liability/tryout Form and return to 

    Team will be playing GLC Premier 1 League in the Spring 2020 and a second team in the local CASA Premier League

    Form is located above.

    B08 West Win the 2019 Labor Day Northern Ohio Cup - Congratulations!

    Zsambor Onodi - First Team Selection - National Finals 2019

    Congratulations to Zsambor Onodi , selected to the First XI  team for his standout play at the 2019 National Finals in Kansas City.

    Boys 2005 White - 2019 State Cup Champions

    G2004 State Cup Runners-Up & GLC Premier 2 Champions 2019

    Congratulations to our G2004 (U15) team who went 6-1-1 to win the Great Lakes Conference  Premier 2 title and finish Runners Up to Pacesetters in State Cup Final 3-2 

    We look forward to promotion and Premier 1 (U16) competition next Spring (2020) , so if you are up to the challenge and up to the level of play, contact one of us below for information.

    B2007 Jefferson Cup Champions 2018

    CONGRATS to our G2001 - OYSAN State Cup Finalists 2017

    CONGRATS to the B01MRL Wildcard at Regionals - 2-1-0 in South Dakota



    The Edge Sports Academy, Inc. DBA Pennine United Soccer Club was formed in 2002. Built on a reputation for quality coaching in a positive environment to develop student athletes to enjoy the worlds #1 sport .

    Wayne Jentas

    Wayne Jentas

    Pennine United Soccer Club

    Phone: 330-819-8375

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