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Apr, 2020

FYSA COVID-19 UPDATE

TO:
All FYSA Membership

FROM:
FYSA Board of Directors & State Staff

April 1, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) made the decision to suspend all FYSA state-level sanctioned competitions & programs until April 12, 2020. At the recommendation and guidance of US Youth Soccer (USYS), we updated the membership again on March 18, 2020, mandating that all affiliates suspend soccer activities until the new date of April 15, 2020. After a period of 15 days, the FYSA Board of Directors held a meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, to reevaluate the current climate of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Following the update released by USYS on March 31st, 2020 (postponement of the return to field date and cancellation of the National Championships/Presidents Cup/Regional Programs), due to the increased amount of cases of COVID-19 in the state of Florida and wanting to adhere to the safety of the membership, the Board of Directors has decided to extend the mandated suspension date until May 3rd, 2020. The Board of Directors will provide another update after the April 21st, 2020 meeting should the suspension be extended further.

We know that this announcement may not be the encouraging news that you were hoping for, but the decision was made with the sole purpose of keeping everyone safe. Additional information is being sent this week to our clubs on helpful tools that can used at home, services available to our members impacted by the coronavirus, and material from our national partners at US Youth Soccer & the United States Soccer Federation.

On behalf of the FYSA Board of Directors & State Staff, thank you to our players, coaches, parents, and volunteers for your continued support of the game! United, we will see this through and be back on the field soon. Be safe, stay healthy and since you all have a soccer ball at home, try also to have some fun.

Sincerely,

The Florida Youth Soccer Association

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