Good Afternoon Soccer Families,
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the LeRoy Soccer Club is officially canceling the Summer 2020 season. There are several factors that play into this decision including the following:
Youth Soccer falls under Phase 4 (recreation) of the NYS reopening plan, which at the earliest would not begin until June 26th
RDYSL, the league through which our travel teams play, on May 14th made the decision to suspend their Summer 2020 programs.
Referees will be very limited this season, as the organization we work with have not been able to begin recruiting & training new referees
Most importantly, at this time we do not feel we can guarantee the safety of our players and spectators, as social distancing will be difficult to accomplish, and wearing masks could be constricting and potentially dangerous during a match.
We are very proud of the programs we offer, and at this time we do not feel we can provide a safe, quality program to the community given the current environment. We will continue to explore the possibility of an instructional season for our travel teams when the timing is right, and we have better guidance on maintaining safety. The LeRoy Soccer Club is a volunteer non-profit organization, and many non-refundable expenses, such as player insurance, have already been paid. Over the next several days our board will be meeting to plan the processing of refunds for registration and other fees.
It’s difficult to imagine summer in LeRoy without the cheering and excitement of our games, Saturday morning practices in the sun, and the joy we see in all our players as they suit up for a game. For now, please stay safe and healthy, and we hope you are able to enjoy this time with your families. The LeRoy Soccer Club thanks you for your continued support, and we remain hopeful of seeing everyone in the Fall.
LeRoy Soccer Club