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Registration for Fall 2020 Open through July 31

posted Jul 9, 2020, 2:45 PM by Evelyn Somers   [ updated Jul 25, 2020, 7:30 AM ]

We are very excited to be planning to return to soccer this fall! As we all know, the current prevalence of COVID-19 necessitates that we change our approach to the game and each other.

In preparation to resume soccer, we will be following the advice and directives of our local, state, and federal officials, as well as guidance from health and medical authorities to help provide a safer return to play, as soccer is considered a contact sport. The safety of our entire community is paramount.

Massachusetts’ Governor Charlie Baker issued a phased set of guidelines to reopen the Commonwealth, and as of today we are in Phase 3, Step 1 and classified as a Moderate Risk sport. This means that soccer games can be played, but there are modifications off of the playing field that need to be strictly followed.

To provide some information on what these requirements look like, here is a link to the Mass Youth Soccer Return to Play guidelines now in force. Please review the Parent and Player sections found on Pages 9 and 10, in the linked document: You will also be asked to click through to these guidelines and initial receipt during the waiver part of our registration process.

www.mayouthsoccer.org/returntosocceractivitiespdf/ 

All players, coaches, referees, and spectators will be required to adhere to any revised published guidelines and protocols which will be made available closer to the start of the season. We plan to hold mandatory virtual meetings to review the guidelines with all of our coaches, and each team will be required to have an assistant coach who will act as a COVID-19 Safety Coordinator while on the field. 

Additionally, the session times and game/practice formats that we have used in the past will need to be adjusted to accommodate all required social distancing parameters. We ask that you remain flexible and adapt since we cannot predict exactly what the Fall 2020 season will look like!

Here is the link to register for Fall 2020: On that page, you will be able to look over our plans for soccer this fall, but we will be playing! It just will look different.

http://www.westwoodsoccer.org/re

Looking forward to getting the kids back on the fields playing soccer!

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