Spring Season Update

A Letter From The Executive Director

Rogue Valley Timbers Soccer Club Family,

It is with great regret that we have decided the Spring Soccer Season will be canceled due to public health concerns linked to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Our priority is the health and safety of all of those who come together to make Timbers Soccer happen – our players, their families, our coaches, volunteers, referees, and the teams we play– as well as our broader responsibility to society’s efforts to tackle this global challenge.

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have followed guidance from the CDC and U.S. Soccer in relation to our year-round operations. This pandemic has left many youth sports clubs struggling financially and the uncertainty has resulted in the majority of clubs not able to offer a refund on club fees. We have also witnessed many clubs on the brink of closing all-together.

Fortunately for RVTSC, we have been fiscally responsible with our resources and money over this past decade. This year alone, we have been able to provide $43,000 in scholarships to ensure any child who wants to play soccer has the opportunity. We have also given back to our community by giving free soccer to local elementary schools, volunteering at numerous non-profit fundraisers, and more.   

After thoughtful consideration, and knowing every family is facing different circumstances, we want to be flexible in terms of financial options. We have considered every cost to arrive at a reimbursement amount for the remainder of the season (April – May). This includes training and games already completed and field and equipment costs incurred. We have combined those with our fixed costs.

Unfortunately, we are facing approximately $170,000 in lost income for 2020. Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Memorial Cup Challenge, is now canceled. Combine that with the loss of Spring Soccer and we are facing a challenging future. We have tried diligently since 1974 to be here for our community and now we are asking you to be here for us. Please choose between the following three options:

  1. Donate Back to the Club and Help us Lessen our Shortfall
  2. Receive Credit Towards 2020/2021 RVTSC Season
  3. Receive Pro-Rated Refund

If you choose the first or second options, you'll be helping support our cause and continuing efforts in offering soccer to every child who wants to play. 

Click here for details on pro-rated refund per category and to fill out the form to indicate your option. Please submit your decision by Friday, May 8, 2020.

We also have multiple options to donate even more!  If you would like to help further click here for more information. 

If you have questions about the refund process, please refer to our FAQ's.

Our coaches are still working to keep players engaged through Zoom meetings, emails, and/or social media. We are also working hard on what comes next. Our 2020/2021 Recreational soccer registration and a variety of camp registrations will open in a few weeks. Tryouts for the 2020/2021 competitive program will occur within two weeks of receiving the green light from State officials. 

On behalf of Rogue Valley Timbers Soccer Club, we appreciate your continued commitment to making soccer accessible to all children in Southern Oregon. Be safe, be healthy, and when we return it will truly be a celebration of soccer in the Rogue Valley. We encourage all of you to continue reviewing our website, email communications, and social media platforms for further updates.

Best Wishes for Health and Wellness,

Kevin Primerano
Executive Director
Rogue Valley Timbers Soccer Club
headcoach@rvsoccer.com 

541-301-3681

 

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RVT Hires 11 Year Major League Soccer Veteran David Horst
Posted Dec 16, 2019

Rogue Valley Timbers Hire MLS Veteran David Horst

Medford, Ore. (Dec.16, 2019) — The Rogue Valley Timbers announced today the hiring of 11-year Major League Soccer veteran David Horst as the club’s new Director of Coaching.

Horst will be charged with overseeing player and coaching development throughout all of the RV Timbers’ offerings. Current RV Timbers Director of Coaching and Executive Director Kevin Primerano will take on the full-time role of Executive Director and will oversee the organization's strategic vision and the day-to-day business operations of the 1500-player soccer club.

“We are incredibly fortunate to be able to bring someone with David’s experience to the Timbers family,” said Primerano. “His perspective and knowledge as a professional athlete will be a tremendous asset to our players and coaches.”

Since retiring from Major League Soccer earlier this year, Horst has served as the Assistant Technical Director for the Real Salt Lake youth academy, one of the premier youth development systems in the United States.

“David understands and embraces a player-centered approach to youth development, and his philosophy is congruent with how we approach our players’ development here at the Rogue Valley Timbers,” said Primerano.

David Wright, President of the Rogue Valley Timbers, said, “It isn’t every day you get the opportunity to hire someone who has professional experience as a player, coaching experience, and a desire to help youth athletes grow as players and people. We are excited to bring David’s expertise to Southern Oregon.”

"I am very excited for the opportunity to bring my experience to the Rogue Valley Timbers and the growing soccer community in Southern Oregon,” said Horst “To be able to give back to the same community that supported me so much as a player for the Timbers was a chance that I could not turn down. I will bring the same passion for the game to the Rogue Valley Timbers as I did when I was a player. " 

Horst is expected to arrive in Medford in the second week in January.


 
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