WYS - Coronavirus - Season's Suspended

Suspended Activities as of 3/13/20

UpdatedWednesday April 1, 2020 byAvery Sousa.

Update: 4/1/20 - Weymouth Recreational Soccer Spring Season Update.

Hello Weymouth Soccer Families,

As an organization Weymouth Youth Soccer's top priority is the health and safety of our players and community. I hope you are all well during this difficult time and we certainly look forward to getting back to Soccer Saturdays together.

We are continuously reassessing the best course of action in regard to our upcoming season in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. To do this we seek guidance from the town of Weymouth, Mass Youth Soccer and other organizations to make the best and most informed decisions.

At present and assuming that circumstances do not warrant or require a further extension of social distancing guidance, a Spring 2020 soccer season could start in early May with games starting on May 11 or May 16th. It is our hope that we would play a 6 game season. This continues to be a fluid situation and as further guidance becomes available we may alter our plans for the Spring 2020 season and communicate accordingly. 

For all your registration questions, please sent notes to this email: registrar@weymouthsoccer.com

Thanks for your time and please stay safe.

WYS Board

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Original Notice:

Dear Weymouth Youth Soccer Families (Club, Travel, and REC.),

Special announcement regarding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 for Weymouth Youth Soccer’s three programs:  Club, Travel, and Recreation. 

The WYS Executive Board has voted in conjunction with the MYSA to suspend soccer activities.

Mass Youth Soccer Suspends all activities through April 15th - Effective Friday, March 13, 2020, Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association is suspending all affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities statewide through April 15th due to the evolving COVID-19 situation.   This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • all games, practices, clinics, training, tournaments, in-person meetings and Coaching Education Courses.

Trusting that players, coaches, referees and spectators would never knowingly compromise themselves or others, the fact is that our sport and its related activities provide an opportunity for the virus to spread which we feel is our duty to help avoid (excerpt from the CDC below):

“...COVID-19 is mainly spread through respiratory droplets (sneeze, cough, or sweat) when in close contact (within 6 feet) OR by touching a surface with such droplets and then touching one’s own mouth, nose or eyes...”

As a result, both US Soccer and US Youth Soccer have made a similar decision regarding soccer activities under their purview.  They asked the state associations to assess the risks and benefits of postponement, suspension and/or cancellation of upcoming events and Mass Youth Soccer - along with many other state associations - has taken this guidance with the highest level of concern.  Our decision to suspend soccer related activities and promote social distancing was made in accordance with guidance we received from public health and medical professionals at the federal, MA state and local levels. We don’t take these types of decisions lightly.  But, in the interest of making the health and safety of the entire soccer community, in addition to all others statewide, paramount, we know this is the right step to take.

Weymouth Youth Soccer and Mass Youth Soccer will evaluate conditions on a continuing basis to determine when it is appropriate to reinstate our soccer activities.  Further communications will be provided via email.

 

Thank you!

John J. Olohan
President of Weymouth Youth Soccer