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COVID-19 Update

By Rick Rhone 03/13/2020, 1:30pm CDT

Virus Update for Southern Minnesota Select

Southern Minnesota Select is closely monitoring developments regarding the spread of COVID-19 and general flu season tips. Our top priority is our players and staff. We will continue to assess and communicate with you as more information comes forward from US Soccer and the CDC.

As we go forward, we will make sure all Select coaches will carefully wash and sanitize their hands before games and practices. We have also asked the coaches to make sure all pinnies are washed on a regular basis (after each practice). Players should not be sharing, pinnies, water bottles or drinks.

For now please follow the following recommendations and resources:

Please monitor this CDC web page, which has important information about how coronavirus spreads, its symptoms, FAQs, global locations with COVID-19, travel advisories and more. Simple, preventive actions should be followed, such as:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Another valuable source of information is the World Health Organization. And, for those with small children, NPR released a helpful comic that conveys important information in an engaging way.

We will continue to support our members as we get through this uncertain time. Remember that the preventative measures that you take don’t just protect yourself and your family. They also go a long way in protecting people around you who may be more susceptible to COVID-19 and the associated

Select and SportsRecruits

By Rick Rhone 01/29/2020, 1:15pm CST

We're excited to announce a new integration with SportsRecruits.

Southern Minnesota  Select is committed to helping players in our program that have aspirations of playing in college. We have integrated with SportsRecruits to give our student-athletes a competitive advantage in their recruiting journeys. The SportsRecruits Recruiting Platform is a state-of-the-art recruiting software that connects student-athletes with every college coach in the country - automatically.

SportsRecruits is a platform that provides clubs, players and their families access to every college coach in the country. Club organizations use our platform to empower their players in the recruiting process and oversee their efforts and communication with complete transparency. Connections made on the platform have resulted in commitments to the best academic and athletic institutions across the country.

How to stand out at soccer tryouts

By Rick Rhone 11/22/2019, 12:30am CST

At soccer tryouts, coaches are looking for the strongest players to make up the best team possible. Sometimes, when the soccer tryouts are held, the coaches already know who their core team is, and they are looking for a few players who can fit in. But there are a whole lot of other variables that come into play. Once you know what a coach is actually looking for during your soccer tryouts, you can show off the skills and personality that will help you make the team.

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