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2020 Season

 

At this time, we are all still hopeful to be able to play soccer this fall.  That being said, our first value in the Southington Youth Soccer League is, by far, safety.  We will abide by the Town’s Health Department direction as it relates to recreational sports and social distancing.  At this time, soccer has been given the green light by the Governor to proceed, that’s a good thing.  We need to know whether we will have enough players and coaches to reach a critical mass to proceed.  This is where you come in.

We will conduct registration in a two-phase manner.  The first phase includes you registering your child/children to play without financial obligation (at this time). Registration via the website (www.southingtonyouthsoccer.org) will commence on or around July 1st and continue through July 26th.  At this time, we will not be asking you to pay any registration fees.  Once the board has an indication of the level of interest, decisions will be made as to the size of and makeup of divisions/teams/etc. and/or whether there is enough enrollment to move forward.  This is a critical step to determine what we can do this fall.  It is essential that you register by July 26th.  We may be able to institute a waiting list but this will NOT guarantee your child that he/she can play.  Just as importantly, we will need coaches this fall so please indicate on the registration your willingness to coach.  If we don’t have enough coaches, we cannot run the league.  Please also note that if sufficient enrollment (players and coaches) is not attained in a certain division and/or gender within a division, that division and/or gender within that division may not play this fall.  At this time, you will be contacted via email as to the path forward for your child.

Once we (hopefully) determine we will play, you will be contacted to go back into the registration system (please note your username and password when you initially register) and pay your registration fees via credit card.  Your child will not be fully registered until payment is rendered.  We understand the toll that the pandemic has placed on us, as such we will keep fees flat this year ($70/player or $125/family).  You will need to pay the fees within 2 weeks of notification so that we can finalize plans for the season.  If you have not paid by that time, we will have to assume that you have chosen not to have your child/children participate this fall and we will have to take the next person on the waiting list.  This is not the preferred method of registration, but it is the situation we are currently faced with.

Once we move forward to play, the league will follow the more stringent of Town of Southington rules or those of the State of Connecticut.  If we were to play today, that would include no masks for the players while they are playing or practicing but need to wear them on the sidelines.  Same rules for coaches.  As for spectators, we need to maintain social distancing (6 feet or more) and wear masks on the sidelines as well as transiting between the fields and the cars.  We understand that this may change by the time we play in September.  The website will be kept up to date on these conditions as they evolve.

There is a chance that we may start the season late and/or have a shorter season depending on the conditions at the time and the concern for a second wave.  We will deal with that as we get closer to and into the season.

As our opportunity to communicate this through the school system is not available, we ask you to pass the word onto your friends and others that you feel might want to see this.  We especially want to make sure this gets to those entering 1st grade as it is our entry point for play in the league.

We all want to make this a fun season for everyone, but safety will always come first.  We’re sure there are many questions, right now we don’t have a lot of answers and won’t have them until we know what our enrollment is/will be.  The flyer you would normally receive during registration is available as a download Link below. Hopefully that answers some of your questions.  Your patience is appreciated.  We are all in this together and will make it through. 

Click Here for the 2020 Registration Flyer

 

 

 

Mission Statement
The mission of the Southington Youth Soccer League is to provide to its members an organization which encourages the growth of soccer in Southington by offering an environment focused on developing strong soccer skills, providing opportunities to gain a more complete knowledge of the game and fostering a love of the game. We value the ideals of good sportsmanship, commitment and teamwork.

 

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