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Fall Rec Sponsored by Shanahan Orthodontics

Fall Rec Sponsored by Shanahan Orthodontics Update

With the ever-changing landscape and uncertainty for youth sports, it has been incredibly difficult to plan a fall rec league season.

Going forward as an organization, we believe it's crucial for our players to experience some semblance of normalcy in these difficult times. Therefore we have decided to offer a camp program for September and October which will be a substitute for our regular fall league season. 

Currently, we are not allowed contact but we can practice in small groups of 10 and 12. Our Academy and Club players have been participating in this format and within our COVID safety protocol for the last month. It has been really well received from players and families. Our Rec program will be a similar camp-style program with no contact. 

This program has very limited space and we will sadly not be able to accommodate all 700+ players due to safety regulations (No contact, player sanitization, social distancing) and lack of field space due to the NVUSD field closures.

Our program has been approved by County and City officials and remains the standard for all other youth programs in the Napa Valley. 


Rec Camps September and October 2020 

U6 and U8 Boys and Girls: Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout Sept and Oct

Dates: 9/1, 9/3, 9/8, 9/10,  9/15, 9/17, 9/22, 9/24, 9/29, 10/1, 10/6, 10/8, 10/13, 10/15, 10/20, 10/22, 10/27 and 10/29

U6 - 2x groups of 10 - 9:00 - 9:45am 20 players total ONLY

U8 - 2x groups of 10 - 10:00 - 10:45am  20 players total ONLY


U6 - 2x groups of 10 - 1:00 - 1:45pm   20 players total ONLY

U8 - 2x groups of 10 - 2:00 - 2:45pm   20 players total ONLY 



U10 - U19 Boys and Girls: Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout Sept and Oct

Dates: 9/1, 9/3, 9/8, 9/10,  9/15, 9/17, 9/22, 9/24, 9/29, 10/1, 10/6, 10/8, 10/13, 10/15, 10/20, 10/22, 10/27 and 10/29 

U10 - 3x groups of 12 - 4:00 - 4:45pm  36 players total ONLY

U12 - 3x groups of 12 - 5:00 - 5:45pm  36 players total ONLY

U14 - 3x groups of 12 - 6:00 - 6:45pm  36 players total ONLY

U16 and U19 - 3x groups of 12 - 7:00 - 7:45pm 36 players total ONLY


Price: $210 (Original rec fee) for 18 sessions, $12 per session. Including a full uniform kit. 

Lead Coach: Tom Shutt will run all sessions for the Rec Camps. He’ll be supported by trained volunteer coaches for each group. 

Location: City of Napa Kennedy Fields (Black Stallion Field #1)

Registration:   Register Here. Registation closes 8/28. The Rec Camp will be a first come-first served basis, then a waitlist will be applied.

Volunteer Coaches: Coaches can sign up via the same Teamsnap link the players use to register. We require 2-4 coaches per session. If you’ve already registered, unfortunately you’ll need to register again via the new link. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Shutt - 

In order to have the Rec Camps, we must adhere to current safety regulations in place set by Napa County. Please see attached Napa Utd’s safety protocols and details for each stage of the camp from arrival, the camp itself, and departure. 

All our current Rec families will have the following options: 

1.  Sign up for our Rec camps VERY LIMITED SPACE (Fall 2020 fees paid will be applied to Rec camp cost) - Registration opens 8/10

2.  Receive credit for ANY future program with Napa Utd (Winter, Spring or Fall League. After school camps, summer camps, and clinics) 

3.  Tax-deductible donation/gift to Napa Utd 

4.  FULL refund

Registration opens 8/10 for option 1 - (link coming soon)

Click here to select options 2 - 4 - Options 2 - 4 FORM

It's very unfortunate we won't be able to offer the same fall rec program as we have for the past 41 years, but we feel this new program offers the opportunity for players to get back on the field and play soccer.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tom Shutt - SIlvia Angel -


Tom Shutt

Director of Recreation and Community Relations


FAQ for Fall Rec Sponsored by Shanahan Orthodontics



Do I need to re-register for Fall Rec?

Yes and there's many reasons why.

  1. We sadly cannot accommodate all 700 players registered for fall league due to space and safety regulations.

  2. We don't know every family member’s situation and feelings towards having their children participate in a sports program. 

  3. Since we’re not playing games in a league format, we’re bringing it in-house and not within Cal North Soccer. This is our own program we’ve built in order to get children playing and we need to capture the participant’s information. 

  4. We need every player who’s participating in the Rec Camp program to sign the Covid-19 liability waiver in order to comply with City of Napa protocols. 


How do I re-register for the new Rec Camp Program?

Registration goes live 8/10 and closes 8/24. We’ll email families the day before and when it goes live, we’ll also post the registration link on our website and social media. It takes 2 minutes to register, the new process is very quick and easy. 


How much does this cost? 

$210. The fee you paid when you previously registered carries over. When you re-register it’ll cost $0, you won’t have to enter any credit card information. Each player will get 18 sessions plus a full uniform kit. Works out to be $12 a session. 


I don't want to participate in this program, what are my options?

Please click here and select from one of the options. You can receive a full refund, get credit for a future Napa Utd program or donate the money to Napa Utd. 


Why do you only have Tuesdays and Thursdays available?

They’re the only days we could staff the program. We feel this style of camp needs to be led by our professional staff due to the safety regulations and no contact. 


Will there be teams? 

Yes and No. Players will work in their “bubble” groups of 10-12 for 2x 45 minute sessions a week. Each group will be assigned a sponsor with a uniform kit and train together for the fall season. So in essence, they are a team. If allowed full contact, this team will play games against each other in 4v4, 5v5, or 6v6 tournament-style games.


Who’s coaching the program?

Tom Shutt. He’s our Director of Recreation and Community Relations and one of our professional coaches working full time for Napa United. He’ll be supported by volunteer coaches. These are the same coaches who would have been head coaches of the teams.

Please can see his coaching bio here on our website - Academy Staff Napa United 


What if I don’t know my Zoom Session yet for school? 

NVUSD has released the schedule for all NVUSD students and it is as follows:

AM Cohort (last name A-Lieu) 8:00-10:30, PM Cohort (Lif-Z) 12:30-3:00. Dual-immersion programs like Pueblo Vista and NVLA will follow the same schedule. 


We are working parents, how can I get my child to practice? Will you offer evening sessions for young players?

We understand it will be a challenge to get a player to the training session, especially for working families. We are currently at capacity with our resources and cannot offer additional slots. 


Will there be games?

There likely won’t be games in the traditional sense as we are not allowed full contact. If we are allowed contact we will likely play tournament-style games within the “bubble” group of 4v4, 5v5, or 6v6 competitions.


Can I still coach?

Absolutely! We need our volunteer coaches more than ever. Each session will be led by Tom Shutt and every team will need its coach to execute each lesson plan. This season will actually be very informative for coaches who will receive professional lesson plans and teaching points throughout the season.


Do I need to pay again or will the payment transfer over to this new session?

You do not need to pay again. The system recognizes your payment from the first time you registered and will automatically transfer to this new session.


I registered my player in March before all of this happened. Do I need to re-register?

Yes. Every player, no matter when they were registered, will need to confirm their involvement in our new Rec Fall Program.