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Mar, 2020

COVID-19 Update (3-20-2020)



Missouri Youth Soccer Member Leagues, Clubs & Associations,

All of us continue to have our lives changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, there has been very little new information from our governing bodies but the US government, CDC and local and state health authorities have continued to restrict activities and will seemingly continue for the immediate future.

US Youth Soccer currently plans to review its current suspension of play on April 1st and more information and direction should be available at that time concerning play beyond April 15th. Recently the rest of the youth programs affiliated with US Soccer announced their suspension of activities, US Youth had already been proactive and suspended activities so action on their part was not necessary.

All our organizations have begun to feel the effects of the virus with many, if not most, of our member organizations working remotely during this time. I am sure that all of us will quickly begin to feel the effects economically as well, if not already.

Missouri Youth Soccer will continue to monitor and update our membership and even though our office is closed we are available as needed to assist you. Our office extension voicemails notify us immediately of a message via email, so we can assist you as quickly as possible.

I commend those of you who continue to reach out through social media to your players and coaches with information and support. Times like these can be stressful for our players and families and while we can’t have active, in person, sessions your interactions are extremely meaningful and give a sense of community that is very hard to come by right now.

As such, next week we will begin looking at providing some online coaching discussion forums and topics, if you have ideas please communicate with your State Director of Coaching at [email protected] or communicate through our media channels.

During normal times our players and families look to us for leadership and guidance. As a group, our member associations are dedicated to developing young men and women and even though our mission cannot extend to the field, we should continue to try and positively impact these young players every day regardless of where or how.

I ask everyone to be safe and help each other…thanks for all you do,

C. Nik Bushell

Executive Director


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