We hope this message finds you safe and healthy. As you are well aware, the coronavirus pandemic and State and National response to it is very fluid. As of today, the April 15th start to the season as dictated to us by Iowa Soccer Association has been pushed back to May 1st. They are working on different scheduling options based on this new start date. Thank you for your continued patience in this unprecedented situation. We will provide schedules and additional information once it has been shared with us.
In the meantime, we want to share information about the TopTekkers app that will be available to our membership. We hope it can be another outlet for players to get some touches and exercise while we wait for the season to begin.
As a club, we made the decision to invest in TopTekkers this spring. TopTekkers is a learning platform for players aged 5 - 14. Players can watch technique videos, try the challenges, unlock trophies and view training sent to them via the TopTekkers app. It will give players something to do on their own, provide a way for kids to remain physically active and connected to the game, and, hopefully, will help them maintain some sense of normalcy during this unprecedented time. Players will have access to this app through the end of July.
Below are introduction videos to the app:
As part of the roll out to our membership this week, an onboarding email will be sent to the primary contact on your child's account with the club. Please be sure to check spam folders for the email. Follow the instructions provided in that email to complete your parent account and your child's account. The TopTekker app is available at Google Play and the Apple Apps Store.
On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors, we truly appreciate your continued patience and understanding.
Brandon Hope | President
West Des Moines Soccer Club