Per USYS and CVC
All FYSA Club & League Administrators
FYSA Board of Directors & State Staff
March 20, 2020
We want to express our sincere appreciation for your continued patience and support as we navigate the ongoing changes due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The FYSA Board of Directors (BOD) met Thursday, March 19, 2020, to discuss COVID-19 and the immediate impact that it will have on FYSA and the membership. Listed below are several of the matters that we discussed over the course of the meeting:
· The mandatory suspension of play remains in effect until April 15, 202 as per the guidance of US Youth Soccer (USYS). The BOD is monitoring the situation and gathering information from various health organizations and local authorities regarding extended field closures impacting our member clubs. If further suspension is necessary, the Board of Directors will act quickly and send notice to the membership.
· The FYSA State Tournaments (Commissioners Cup, Presidents Cup, & State Cup) play dates that have been previously communicated will NOT be played as scheduled. FYSA intends to complete all state tournaments before next season . FYSA has prepared multiple scenarios to complete the state tournaments, but the fluidity of this situation along with the unknown return to play date and regional competition status make it impossible to do anything but plan.
· As of March 20, 2020, the USYS has not cancelled or moved dates for Regional or National competitions (National Championship Series or Presidents Cup). Should a change occur, FYSA will update our members.
· Questions regarding refunds will be addressed by the FYSA Board of Directors as more information is received.
Please continue to take all advisement and instructions from local/national healthy agencies to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Updates to our members will continue next week.
The Florida Youth Soccer Association