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ABYSA/HFC COVID-19 update 3/25/2020

ABYSA/HFC Soccer Families:

I hope your family is staying safe and healthy during these difficult times and doing everything possible to help slow the spread of Covid-19 in our community.

We received an update today from North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) extending the suspension of soccer activities until April 12, 2020. Also today, Buncombe County Government added a “stay home, stay safe” supplement to its Emergency Declaration effective through April 9, 2020.

In addition to the extension of suspended play, NCYSA also issued guidance on the extension of seasons so that local associations like our own ABYSA/HFC can provide programming to families as soon as it safe to do so. The details are a little bit different for each of the levels of play (Recreation, Academy, Intermediate and Classic) so we will communicate the accommodations made for season extensions to families at each level separately, via email.

It remains our intention to provide as much programming as possible to your player and family once this crisis passes. We are keeping a close eye on the rapidly changing situation and will communicate with you as Covid-19 impacts, as they relate to ABYSA/HFC Soccer, gain clarity. Our staff continues to work to prepare for the day we can be back together on the soccer field.

Until that day, stay safe and healthy!

Mike Rottjakob

Executive Director, ABYSA/HFC

NCYSA Statement to Member Clubs

URGENT UPDATE - March 12, 2020 IMMEDIATE ACTION ON COVID-19 (coronavirus)

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has now been declared pandemic and NCYSA is implementing actions to care for the health and wellness of our players, coaches, families, administrators and referees.  The following action has been taken:

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, March 12, 2020, the NCYSA Executive Board has SUSPENDED ALL NCYSA SANCTIONED EVENTS, THIS INCLUDES BUT NOT LIMITED TO GAMES, TRAINING (PRACTICES) TOURNAMENTS, PERMISSION TO TRAVEL for ALL LEVELS OF PLAY (Classic, Challenge and Recreation) UNTIL APRIL 1, 2020.

It is imperative you share this information with your players, parents, coaches, administration, referee assignors, and playing field contacts. We advise everyone to use best practices and common sense when it comes to the safety of our soccer community.

Additionally:

·         The Executive Board will continue to monitor the status each week and will communicate any additional actions being taken.

·         Teams 13U and above will be allowed to schedule two matches a day when/if play resumes

·         NCYSA sanctioned tournaments to be held in North Carolina in March are being contacted and advised of the suspension. If your team was scheduled to attend one of these events, please reach out to the event tournament director

·         The NCYSA Youth Academy Showcase has been postponed

·         ODP training has been cancelled

·         National League Piedmont Conference games are cancelled through April 15th

·         The Executive Board in conjunction with the VP of Tournaments and Travel will continue to evaluate the State Cup events to determine if adjustments are needed and what those may be moving forward

·         The referee organization has been made aware of the suspension and is in contact with all assignors

The NCYSA Executive Board

Link from US Youth Soccer
https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/2020-usys-leagues-program-and-conference-activities-suspended/

Video from US Soccer
https://ussoccer.app.box.com/s/4pnq7e2rgzddoxgct6xzm6928dgfhfew

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ABYSA/HFC PO Box 895 Asheville NC 28802-0895 
   

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