LATEST UPDATE FROM FIYA
November 1, 2020
FIYA FALL 2020 SEASON STATUS
To all of our school participants, potential new participants, and school officials:
We hope this message finds you well during this unique time of 2020. We wanted to check in to say hello and give you an update on our end.
Like a lot of households during this pandemic, FIYA has been busy during the last few months addressing our various household to do projects. We have completed some, are currently working on others, and are in the process of starting new ones. We believe all such projects contribute greatly to our mission of strengthening schools through sports. We are equally confident that our partner schools will be excited to learn about these developments and we hope you will enjoy the benefits of them.
We know that schools are taking a cautious approach to the start of the 2020-21 school year with the continuation of online learning. As a partner organization, FIYA will continue to support our schools, staff and student athletes in the best and safest way possible. We understand it may not be possible for schools to participate in the traditional fall sports of Girls Volleyball and Girls & Boys Flag Football, but in the meantime we hope you will be able to join our safe, socially distanced virtual programs. We've developed these new sports programs in the hopes that schools can participate while continuing with their distant learning model.
NOTE: All other traditional sports and offerings from FIYA for the rest of the upcoming school year will be put on hold until further notice.
If you have any questions or wish to share some ideas of your own about our programming during this time, feel free to contact us at email@example.com. We'd love to hear your input and needs for the upcoming school year. Additionally, if you think your school would be interested in and able to participate in the virtual programs below, please let us know.
Our continued good wishes to your school community to stay safe and healthy and to enjoy the remainder of your summer!
All our best,
John Mueller John Farren Mallory Rawson
Executive Director Director of Operations Director of Communications
FALL 2020 VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
1. FIYA eSPORTS
If you haven't heard already, starting with our fall 2020 season, FIYA will now be offering eSports leagues and tournaments! Registration for our upcoming leagues is now closed, but if your school is still interested in joining the waitlist to participate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. FIYA eSports leagues being offered are: Rocket League (D1, D2, & D3), Fortnite (D1 only), and Overwatch (D1 only).
Our eSports Tournaments are OPEN for registration from NOW through October 9th!
Tournaments included: Madden NFL 21, NBA 2K21, FIFA 21, and eChess (online chess). All tournaments are open to Division 1, Division 2, AND Division 3 teams! Hurry and secure your team a spot by registering here or learn more about our eSports offerings, rules, and details on our eSports Page. Be sure to follow FIYA on social media to stay up to date with the latest in our virtual offerings and announcements!
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2. FIYA VIRTUAL CROSS COUNTRY
Virtual XC Competition Period is NOW through November 8th!
Currently OPEN for registration and participation this fall is our completely virtual XC season! We have designed 10 courses at various parks or recreation areas throughout Los Angeles County. Using athletic.net, runners may register for as many as all (10) meets or as few as (1) meet, show up and run our course at its location on their own time, and submit their time and GPS via athletic.net's app. This is a great way for your school community to gather safely outdoors at beautiful locations on your own schedule, enjoy each other’s company and compete against other schools’ cross country runners through FIYA’s virtual cross country meets.
We'll even still be awarding medals to the top finishers of each gender division, and we will crown a Division 1 Girls and Boys Champion! On top of that, runenrs who compete in at least (6) meets will receive a 2020 FIYA Virtual XC T-Shirt, and runners who compete in ALL (10) MEETS will receive a commemorative FIYA Virtual XC medal of their own!
All (10) Virtual XC Meets are NOW OPEN for registration through October 31st!
You can learn more about our Virtual XC meets, instructions, and details on our Cross Country Page. And again, be sure to follow FIYA on social media to stay up to date with the latest in our virtual offerings and announcements!
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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH FIYA!
CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
In the meantime, we encourage all participants and members of the FIYA community to follow and like FIYA on social media (@fiyathletics) to keep in touch with us virtually - where we'll continue to post updates and exciting content from previous FIYA seasons, and share ideas and activities to keep our students and families engaged, active, and healthy during this time.
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MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION
While FIYA's spring seasons and competitions are currently cancelled, our staff and operations are still up and running to ensure our 2020-2021 programs and any upcoming opportunites will be available to our school participants once safe to do so. Aside from making a general donation, we currently have three specific areas of need that we wanted to share and humbly ask for your assistance: Coaches Support, Equipment Support, and General Operations Support. Huge thank you to all those who have already donated or purchased photos to donate to our cause, we really appreciate everyone's generosity and support and couldn't be more grateful.
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STEP UP YOUR GAME FOR 2020-21!
UTILIZE FREE RESOURCES ON PINTEREST
Prepare for next school year's seasons by enhancing your coaching skills, knowledge of the sport, or diversify your practice plan by checking out FIYA's Pinterest Boards for each of our sports offerings and catered to each participant in FIYA. This is a great time to better ourselves for our kids and their experience in school sports. No matter how many years you've been coaching, serving as an athletic director or PE Teacher, there's always room to learn more and to grow in the role you play for our youth student-athletes! PLUS we have a great Pinterest Board specifically for indoor activities / at-home exercises and games for families and kids to try out during the quarantine.
Click Here for FIYA Pinterest Page
Click Here for Stay-at-Home Pinterest Board
FIYA Role-Specific Pinterest Boards:
Click Here for Parents and Fans Pinterest Board
Click Here for Youth Athletes Pinterest Board
Click Here for Coaches & Athletic Directors Pinterest Board
Click Here for PE Teachers Pinterest Board
FIYA Fall Sports-Specific Pinterest Boards:
Click Here for Flag Football Pinterest Board
Click Here for Volleyball Pinterest Board
Click Here for Cross Country Pinterest Board
Click Here for Ping Pong Pinterest Board
FIYA Winter Sports-Specific Pinterest Boards:
Click Here for Basketball Pinterest Board
Click Here for Dance Pinterest Board
FIYA Spring Sports-Specific Pinterest Boards:
Click Here for Soccer Pinterest Board
Click Here for Futsal Pinterest Board
Click Here for Track & Field Pinterest Board
A NOTE FROM FIYA
We wish everyone good health with many blessings to come, and we ask that you please stay at home, practicing healthy and safe habits as advised by our health professionals. While our opportunities may be more limited, as a sports-based organization we'd like to remind both our adult leaders AND student-athletes to remember to stay physically and mentally active and to keep moving in the best ways you can during this time. There are plenty of safe, indoor exercises and fun activities that you can continue daily to stay fit and get those 30 minutes (minimum) of exercise in! Again, if you run out of ideas or need some inspiration, please do not hesitate to utilize the FIYA Stay-at-Home Fitness Pinterest Board as a guide.
As members of the Los Angeles community, we encourage all to look out for one another, show compassion, wear a mask, wash your hands, and prioritize safety and your health.
The FIYA Team