Hello West United Families,

Utah Youth Soccer Association President Bryan Attridge sent out an email regarding the precautionary measures that will be taken to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 in our community. That official statement has been included at the bottom of this email.

Many of you may be wondering what all this means and how it will affect our West United Youth Soccer League. After carefully reviewing the information from UYSA via email, through direct communication with our UYSA Recreation Liaison, and through guidelines from the Governor’s press conference, the following precautionary restrictions will be in effect:

  • No soccer practices may be held until Monday, March 30th, at the earliest.
  • West United Spring season will start on Saturday April 11th with a tentative last game on June 6th. This will give teams at least 2 weeks to practice before the 1st game.
  • There will be no games Memorial Day Weekend.

We will continue to monitor the situation on a regular basis and communicate any changes or updates to these dates as they occur. Our goal is to keep everyone healthy and unaffected by COVID-19. Please refer to the State website – www.coronavirus.utah.gov or state COVID-19 hotline is 1-800-456-7707 for updated information and questions regarding COVID-19. If you have further questions please feel free to email me at cathy.connelly@westunitedsoccer.org.

Thank you for your patience,

Cathy Connelly

President

West United Soccer

Email from UYSA:

UYSA Member Organizations,

Due to the COVID- 19 prevention efforts set in place by Utah State Governor Gary Herbert in which gatherings of more than 100 individuals is not recommended for two weeks’ time, the Utah Youth Soccer Association will be cancelling the Annual Awards Gala, postponing the AGM, and postponing the start of the spring season.

The AGM will be held either online or through teleconference in the next week or two. We are working to finalize the details on this and will send out instructions and final info on the AGM as soon as possible.

We will also be pushing back the start of the spring season to Monday, March 30th. This mirrors the government’s two week precautionary window. As this is a continuously changing matter, we will evaluate the situation daily and take additional precautionary measures as necessary. Ensuring player and family safety will be at the core of any decisions we will make.

All state competition league games that were scheduled between March 16 – March 29 will need to be rescheduled. These will be rescheduled at no cost and should be rescheduled following the Weather Related/Other Reschedules Process found here. We will also be extending the end of the spring season to Saturday, June 6th.

At this time, our State Cup competition will remain scheduled as planned.

Again to reiterate, this situation is changing on a daily basis and these are just our initial precautionary measures. We want to do our part to help reduce the spread of the virus and keep our players, coaches, volunteers and families safe. We will enact additional measures if needed, based on recommendations from state officials and our medical professionals.

At the club level please follow the guidelines the governor’s office released today found here. Limit gatherings to less than 100 healthy individuals. Be smart and cautions in planning team activities or trainings. Again, If we work together and are all on the same page we will do our part in helping to limit the spread of this virus throughout the state.

As always, thank you for your support and understanding. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Thank you,

Brian J. Smith, President – UYSA

Bryan Attridge, CEO – UYSA

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