UPDATED July 8, 2020
United States Adult Soccer Association organized activities are suspended until at least July 15, 2020 in Michigan. Activities include, but are not limited to:
This decision has been made in accordance with guidance from state governors and public health professionals.
We recognize that this decision may impact member's planning and programming. The decision was made in the interest of ensuring the health and safety of the adult soccer community and the community at-large.
USASA advises member organizations to review their programming schedules and follow all guidelines and instructions from local and state authorities to assess the risks and benefits of postponement or cancellation of upcoming activities. Please be aware local activities taking place between now and July 15, 2020 will not be sanctioned by USASA.
A MESSAGE FROM US SOCCER:
Dear U.S. Soccer Members:
Now that many of you are starting to get back to the field around the country, we are all excited about the prospect of sharing in the positive elements of playing, coaching, refereeing and simply being fans of this great sport once again.
During the next few weeks, we will share a host of resources in line with federal, state and national sporting organization guidelines under a new initiative called U.S. Soccer PLAY ON. These guidelines and best practices are intended for use WHEN AND IF your local authorities have deemed it safe to return to the practice field. U.S. Soccer is in no way endorsing holding practices or games in violation of any federal, state or local mandates.
The U.S. Soccer PLAY ON initiative is being launched with this Phase I Grassroots Soccer Recommendation guide, a comprehensive model to allow soccer to operate under key safety plans and considerations, with additional phased guides to follow. These guides include a detailed approach to social distancing, screening, training, and interactions to ensure consistent and best practices are followed to promote the health and safety of all participants and fans.
While it's a new, and at times uncertain, environment, we are going to navigate this together through knowledge, information and shared responsibility. Of course, the health and safety of all involved is everyone's main priority.
To further that mission, the U.S. Soccer Federation has conducted extensive research and utilized expertise inside and outside the organization to assemble guidelines and best practices to provide all Members in effort to inform, educate and assist in the process of return to play.
While U.S. Soccer is providing this information as recommendations, these guidelines are intended for consideration by national and state soccer associations, clubs, players, coaches, referees and parents as a consistent and risk-mitigation pathway to return to play. At all times, please defer to your local and state public health authorities for specific modifications and/or alterations.
As we progress into and beyond Phase I, the campaign will grow to include helpful videos, info graphics and other resource materials, including Spanish translations for key documents. Just as the situation continues to evolve, so too will the information we share. All of the resources will be available in a virtual information hub, www.ussoccer.com/playon.
The bedrock principles of teamwork, respect and community that have been integral to the success of soccer in the United States will serve us now more than ever. Together, we will move forward and thrive. We are, and will remain, "One Nation and One Team."
Yours in Soccer,
Dr. George Chiampas
U.S. Soccer Chief Medical Office
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