Thank you to club leaders and their organizations for the local grassroots efforts that have kept players engaged during these uncertain times. We appreciate your continued support of MAYSA and especially the passion everyone has demonstrated to return to the game we all love.
We are pleased to announce the adoption of U.S. Soccer’s “Play On” a return to play protocol which will guide the phased re-entry of activities. Effective June 29, MAYSA and it’s member clubs may enter Phase II of the Play On protocol, provided that any local (county or municipal) order does not otherwise restrict your return to play. The Phase II Grassroots Soccer Recommendation guide is a comprehensive model to allow soccer to operate under key safety plans and considerations. This guide includes a detailed approach to social distancing, screening, training, and interactions to ensure consistent best practices are followed to promote the health and safety of all participants and fans.
The core features of Phase II include:
Ideally, Phase II follows a successful Phase I reintegration, progressing from small groups of a maximum nine (9) players and one (1) coach to full team training in Phase II. While trainings may begin to look more “normal” during Phase II, in consideration of how COVID-19 is transmitted, it is vitally important that everyone involved in the process of return to play does so with extreme diligence and attention to the widely-agreed-upon standards and guidelines.
Additional Points of Emphasis:
We encourage all MAYSA families to read the PLAY ON protocol and take advantage of the additional resources made available by U.S. Soccer: