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.
AT HOME PRACTICE
Our Professional Coaches from 24/7 UK Soccer Academy are working very hard behind the scenes to provide suitable and age-appropriate training resources to keep players engaged in their training whilst away from practice and games. The weekly plan will be communicated via the TeamSnap administrative account every Monday unnil our community is back out on the field.
We are excited to announce a weekly training plan for each age group and “live” sessions for our players.
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