Dear Parents, Caregivers and Coaches,
It has been a tough road, but we are finally getting ready to go!
Throughout this time, we have taken a proactive approach and have continued to plan for the start of our upcoming Recreation and Travel seasons. As part of this planning effort we have been in communication with and receiving guidance from Town and Board of Education officials. While this has allowed us to do initial preparation, we have been awaiting a final decision and direction to be provided by these officials about requirements for sports and gatherings. As of Friday August 14, 2020, we have been given the approval to move forward and start to have training and to setup fall teams for Recreation Soccer. Please note, although we feel confident about moving forward with plans to play, all activities are subject to change based on any future mandates that may be provided by State and Town agencies.
As of right now, we will be setting up a Zoom meeting with coaches and then with all families the week of August 24, 2020. We would like to hold some training sessions for all divisions that same week. The hope is to have teams and schedules posted the week of August 31 and to start games the week of September 14. This schedule is tentative and will be adjusted as needed based on all guidelines and mandates we must follow.
Player registration will remain open and we are hopeful that we will continue to pick up more players. However, as you might expect, our registration numbers are lower and currently comprise about 60% of what they are in a typical season. As a result, we will try and proceed with the best training, coaching, and game experience that we can provide based on these numbers. This will likely include smaller sided play for each age group/division (ie; less players on the field at one time). Although this is different than usual, we feel players will benefit from more opportunity for playing time during games and training sessions. The small sided approach provides a unique and fun playing opportunity for all children.
Thank you for your faith and understanding and be well and safe.
The LYSC BOARD
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