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COVID-19 Update | May 13

By BSC Staff, 05/13/20, 12:15PM CDT

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BLAINE, MN | May 13th, 12:00PM

 

Dear BSC Members,

 

Last week, club and league leaders had a web call to discuss and review a five phase plan to return to play for youth soccer in Minnesota.

 

The specifics of the plan were made in consultation and reference of a variety of organizations including The Aspen Institute, Center for Control and Prevention (CDC), US Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), US Youth Soccer, and US Club Soccer in developing this plan.

 

The final proposal, compiled by TCSL in collaboration with MYSA, was sent off to Governor Walz for consideration earlier this week and we’re hoping to get clarification from the Governor this week when they weigh in on the current stay-at-home order, set to expire May 18th. 

 

Currently, we are in Phase 1 — at-home training. We’re hopeful that we can soon move into Phase 2 — non-contact small group training. Until then, we would like to know more about how at-home training is going for your player and how we can improve: 2 minute at-home training survey

 

Our hope is to offer on-field soccer in a safe and healthy setting this summer. Our primary concern, of course, is the safety of players, coaches, referees, administrators, and parents. As such, we will continue to defer to the guidance we are receiving from state leaders and governing bodies and we will keep you informed as we learn more. 

 

As mentioned before, we recognize that this is not the season that anyone hoped for. As such, any additional refunds — beyond the already cancelled final payment — will be evaluated and returned on a team-by-team basis when we know the specifics of returning to play. 

 

Please stay safe and healthy. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. 

 

Best,

 

BSC Board of Directors and Executive Director