Full Team Training While Maintaining Social Distancing Now Allowed
New York Soccer News: Eastern New York moves to Phase 2 in rebooting soccer as happy youth soccer players return to play in the Empire State.
While the Coronavirus COVID-19 cases have spiked in the South and West, the news continues to be good here in the Northeast, allowing the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) to clear another hurdle in rebooting organized soccer as we enter Phase 2 of US Soccer’s return-to-play guidelines on July 27.
Full team training is now allowed but still maintain social distancing. Games Could Start in a few weeks.
Teams do contact tracing for any positive cases and track for the next three weeks. Obviously, kids are not practicing if they feel sick.
August 17 is the reboot date for games while considering only local and single day competitions. Large events would have to be approved by the local government.
Local tournaments can be played on or after August 17 with the hope that the Fall Season will kick off in September. Of course, for any organized soccer to be played is dependent on the necessary field permits being issued.
“We’re very happy that the situation in New York has become much better since last spring, allowing us to enter Phase 2 in restarting soccer,” commented ENYYSA President Richard Christiano. “Our clubs and teams will continue to follow the guidelines of both US Soccer and New York State government.”
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association: With 100,000 youth soccer players–both boys and girls–and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) reaches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with nine leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees, and administrators.