Hello Verona Soccer club Families,
The ongoing public health situation due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is an unprecedented situation for all of us. There are many more questions than answers at this point, and that applies to youth soccer, too. Please be aware that this situation is fluid and frequently changing.
The Verona Soccer Club Board will continue to monitor this situation and will communicate any updates accordingly via club-wide email, our website and our social media channels. Thanks for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. We encourage you to follow public health guidelines and we wish you and your family the best of health.
If you have questions about the Spring 2020 season that are not addressed in this email, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of April 28th, the Spring 2020 soccer season has not been cancelled. The Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) and Madison Area Youth Soccer Association (MAYSA) have currently suspended youth soccer through the end of May, in accordance with Gov. Evers’ Safer-At-Home extension issued on April 16. This includes all of the leagues in which Verona Soccer Club Recreational and Classic teams play. Our U7/8 In-House league does not fall under MAYSA but, at this time, we are following their guidance for our In-House league as well.
We don’t know when practices and games will start. WYSA and MAYSA have indicated a possible start date of June 1 for league games with the season going through July 12. WYSA plans to provide specifics on implementation of its response plan on or before May 1.
It is important to note that these dates could change based on future decisions by state and local authorities and the Centers for Disease Control.
WYSA and MAYSA have asked that team managers and coaches not attempt to reschedule postponed games at this time, as new schedules likely will be created.
MAYSA noted that teams might end up playing fewer than the standard eight league games, and that a "festival" style set-up could be used with teams playing multiple games in one location on the same day. Additionally, MAYSA acknowledges that some clubs might choose to withdraw from the Spring 2020 season for any number of reasons.
If the season ends up being canceled, credits and refunds will be offered. The Verona Soccer Club Board has discussed several possible plans for credits and refunds. However, we cannot commit to a process until we know for sure whether there will be a season.
At this time, teams should not be organizing any practices or games on their own. Under Social Distancing Requirements, players are allowed to practice or play only with individuals who live in their household, such as siblings and parents, but not with anyone with whom they do not live.
Soccer Tryout Dates for the 2020-21 season were scheduled for the beginning of June, but those will likely be pushed back to a later date as well and we will keep you updated as we learn more.
We hope that you are staying healthy and that the kids are able to get outside often with a soccer ball. We will send a follow up email with some at-home training resources. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Verona Soccer Club Board