In recent days, numerous public health agencies – including the CDC, NIH and WHO – have issued strong advice to avoid person-to-person contact to the greatest extent possible. Gatherings of 10 or more people are now being discouraged.
Accordingly, US Club Soccer is joining with other youth members of the U.S. Soccer Federation (AYSO, SAY and USSSA) in immediately suspending all activities within our jurisdiction.
To be clear: this includes not only activities directly operated by US Club Soccer, but also those US Club Soccer-sanctioned and related activities operated by member organizations, such as league and tournament play, scrimmages, practices/training, tryouts, team travel, large group meetings and related off-field activities. AYSO, SAY and USSSA are also taking the same measures.
US Club Soccer is continually monitoring the situation and will rely on expert public health advice for when it is safe to resume soccer activities. There will be a subsequent Member Update before April 12 addressing the possibility of returning to play or extending this cessation.
In the meantime, please frequent usclubsoccer.org/coronavirus, which includes an FAQ section, as well as links to applicable information from the aforementioned health organizations.
Additionally, US Club Soccer is working with its Players First partners to develop and distribute resources for players and coaches to continue to improve on their own through virtual skills contests, Facebook Live sessions on a variety of topics, and more.
Please continue to take every precaution, and make decisions with public health in mind, as we aim to flatten the curve of this pandemic. Thank you for your attentiveness in this matter.
COMPETITIVE PLAYERS (CLIPPERS)
Our competitive teams continues to practice in accordanve to our Return to Play guidelines. We will continue to monitor the guidelines as we move into different COVID tiers for Alameda county and will adjust our procedures per the county and state guidelines. Our top priority is the safety of our players, coaches and families.
We plan to return in early 2021 with programming for our recreational community - please follow us on social media and check our website for updates.
Thank you all for your patience and support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself, our board members and/or your coaches to answer any questions that you may have.
Director of Coaching
Montclair Soccer Club