Effective Friday, March 13th, 2020, Montana Youth Soccer Association is suspending all affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities through Thursday, April 30th.
This is a very difficult time and I know everyone is anxious to get back to playing and practicing soccer. Unfortunately, that is not going to happen quite yet. We are currently halted until April 30. Please note the the spring season is NOT canceled. We understand these kids will be looking forward to getting out and competing in the season as soon as we can. Please support your player and encourage them to keep active, working with the ball and staying in shape. Keep an eye out for some activities from our Facebook page in the coming weeks.
Update from March 28. 2020:
The Montana Youth Soccer Board convened last night to discuss the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic. As you will recall, it was announced after the Board's meeting on Friday, March 13th that all MYSA sanctioned activities would be suspended through Tuesday, March 31st . It's been just two weeks since our initial announcement, but the situation has been beyond fluid and many facets of our daily lives have changed. In that time, the first confirmed positive tests in the state were announced, more than 120 additional positive tests have been confirmed, we've all learned about social distancing and the Governor has issued a stay at home directive.
After a review of the above facts and an examination of the options, the MYSA Board voted last night to extend the suspension of all sanctioned activities through Thursday, April 30th . The MYSA Board and I decided this as the most realistic timeline to return based on the information currently available. Although it is not easy, this is the right thing to do when considering the health and safety of the youth soccer family in Montana.
This pandemic has taken a lot from each of us already, but it will not take away Montana Youth Soccer's will to make soccer happen again. When we can get back on the field, we will do so. The coming days and weeks will be spent monitoring the situation as we look ahead to April 30th . Each Member Club can expect consistent communication from MYSA going forward as we share information and solicit your thoughts.