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Apr, 2020

COVID-19 Leadership Statement

Dear BYSA Families & Friends:

I hope this email finds you well and staying safe through these uncertain times. To our First Responders, Frontline Workers and their families – thank you for your daily work of sacrifice. We salute you all and may God bless and keep you safe.

As our battle with COVID-19 continues, we acknowledge the various ways in which it has impacted our lives and the tragic loss it has brought to our community. We are deeply saddened and remember each family and friend that has lost a loved one. Our sincere condolences, and may you find comfort in the fond memories - and be strengthened by the love you shared.

Over the last month the leadership of youth soccer organizations across the country have been virtually meeting and weighing the impact of COVID-19 and what the landscape of youth sports will look like as states begin to open up. As of now, it’s been determined that all competitions at the Regional and National level will be cancelled for the season. Domestic play will be determined by the state governing bodies and their respective leagues.

As of today, Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) plans to resume play for all leagues on May 18th, 2020.  See their statement: https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/coronavirus/.

We have BYSA players that play across 4 different leagues affiliated with MYSA. These leagues are independent of one another and each are deliberating on how to proceed. I can say that all are planning to have some sort of a season into June/July and maybe August. Rest assured the safety of our BYSA players and families come first and we will not proceed play without those assurances. We will know more in the coming week as Governor Baker plans to provide an update on developments in our state.

With regards to our Intramural Program, and the impact COVID-19 has had on our city, we will follow our local leadership and the scientific evidence/testing in Brockton. If we are able to play, the season will not extend beyond June 30thIf the season is cancelled, then all payments made will be reimbursed or credits will be issued for next season. We will follow-up with details in the near future.

Please remain Brockton Strong and steadfast during this difficult time. Obedience is better than sacrifice. So let’s continue to submit out of love for our community and for those around us by implementing those CDC guidelines and adhering to our local leadership.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and best of health to you always.

Nolan Napier
President
Brockton Youth Soccer Association

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PO Box 1451 
Brockton, Massachusetts 02303

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