COVID-19 Update – All Club Events/Activities Postponed Until 5/4/2020

Updated Monday April 6th 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 May 3, 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

Updated Monday April 6th 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 May 3, 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 May 3rd. 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 ask that everyone continues to stay patient and alert to ALL club communications in the days and weeks ahead as we will continue to communicate updates and plans at the appropriate times.

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.

Sincerely,
Needham Soccer Club

Spring Preseason Coaches Meetings – Postponed – TBD

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

NSCCL Referee Trainings – In Person Sessions Cancelled
– Possibility of Online/Remote Courses

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.

Coaches Appreciation Dinner – March 26th – Postponed

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.

Spring 2020 Season – Start Dates Postponed until May 4th

Per the announcement from Mass Youth Soccer, the beginning of our Spring season will be delayed until May 4th. This will include practices, games and clinics across all our programs (includes TOPSoccer).

Additional Spring 2020 Training Programs/Clinics – TBD

Our NSCJA 1st/2nd Grade Skills Clinics, and Sunday Skills Academy/Goalkeeping School start dates are now impacted. Schedules will be adjusted accordingly, or if needed pro-rated or refunded if partially/fully cancelled. Registration for these programs remains open at needhamsoccer.com

Use of Fields

Per the above restrictions, there can be absolutely no NSC sanctioned actives or practices on town fields until May 3rd. 

However, please also be aware all town grass fields are recovering from Winter and remain closed by the town until further notice.
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