FEATURED NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS | March 12, 2020 9:14 pm | Matt Murray
COVID-19 Update – All Club Events/Activities Postponed Until 4/26/2020
Updated Tuesday March 24th 2020 To All NSC families, Our governing body Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association has extended the suspension of all youth soccer activities in its sanctioned leagues through April 26, 2020 due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. As a member organizations this impacts our club directly, and includes, but is not limited to:… View Article
To All NSC families,
Our governing body Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association has extended the suspension of all youth soccer activities in its sanctioned leagues through April 26, 2020 due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. As a member organizations this impacts our club directly, and includes, but is not limited to: all games, practices, clinics, training, tournaments, in-person meetings, and coaching/referee education courses.
We continue to plan and prepare to have a Spring 2020 season, and will do so once permitted by Mass Youth Soccer and in coordination with town officials. Our program has had early season delays in the past due to weather and field conditions and we hope this situation ends up similar from a soccer perspective. Having our kids out on the field playing soccer is a sign of normalcy for many of us and we hope to be able to return to that soon.
All NSC sanctioned activities, including any practices, games, clinics, preseason meetings and events are suspended until April 26th. Below you can find a summary and plans for previously scheduled events/activities impacted by the suspension.
Below you can find a Summary of some of the events and programs this has impacted so far.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work to try to navigate this challenging and fluid situation. Please continue to follow recommendations of medical professionals, be smart, be safe, and take care.
Our previously suspended Winter Futsal programming is now cancelled with immediate effect. All registered participants will receive a direct email in due course with further information.
All 3rd-8th Grade teams requesting/allocated indoor gym time ahead of the Spring season, all sessions are cancelled with immediate effect.
Coaches preseason meetings have been postponed. Our anticipated plan is to provide coaches with information and reference material for the season in electronic format. We are aiming to hold a distribution session for coaches of all teams to come by and collect any equipment, uniform and coach credentials ahead of the season. Date/Time/Location: TBD
The scheduled new ref courses (3/23 and 3/24) and refresher training (3/25) for existing referees are cancelled as ‘in person’ courses. We are looking into the possibility of replacing with an online/remote version of the courses. Further information to follow if/when we know more.
Our annual coaches appreciation dinner has been postponed until May 27th. We will be sending a new evite with details to coaches and invitees in due course.
Per the announcement from Mass Youth Soccer, the beginning of our Spring season will be delayed until April 26th. This will include practices, games and clinics across all our programs.
Our NSCJA 1st/2nd Grade Skills Clinics, and Sunday Skills Academy/Goalkeeping School are not impacted at this time. Registration for these programs remains open at needhamsoccer.com.
Per the above restrictions, there can be absolutely no NSC sanctioned actives or practices on town fields until April 26th.