The Estevan Youth Soccer Association’s board of directors has made the tough decision to cancel the outdoor summer 2020 league.
In an email to the Mercury, the association said countless hours were spent creating many different scenarios, but the board could not find feasible options to run the league this summer while ensuring the protection of all players, coaches, volunteers and fans.
The Return to Play guidelines set out by the Saskatchewan Soccer Association and Soccer Canada, along with the Government of Saskatchewan’s guidelines, provided great insight into how a season could be run, but the board of director’s decision was based on time constraints to getting a summer season up and running, as well as the impact the guidelines would have on players, coaches, volunteers, parents and spectators.
The board feels that this decision is the best to keep all involved safe and able to play the game in the future.
The board is continuing to run scenarios that would allow Estevan to play soccer in 2020. These options include a fall season or an indoor winter season, as they received interest in both through a survey. The board will continue to provide updates as they have them.
For those who have registered with Estevan Youth Soccer already, they can remain registered and registration will continue to be open at this time to measure interest in any upcoming events. The association will not accept any payments with registrations that continue to come in. If you have made payment for a previous registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send them message through their Facebook page to arrange a refund and return.
The board appreciates the patience and understanding provided by the community and they anticipate a strong and healthy return to spring/summer soccer in 2021.