Hello Again Chariho Soccer Families and Volunteers! We’d like to share an update with you about the Chariho Youth Soccer Association this fall.
CYSA continuously receives updates from Soccer RI and Super Liga. The CYSA Board thoroughly reviewed the survey results about the fall season and discussed various options. CYSA continues to ensure the safety of our players, coaches, and referees.
CYSA is sorry to announce that fall Competitive and Recreational soccer has been cancelled due to the pandemic.
As we are all disappointed in the lack of guidance from our government on fall sports, considering all known risks and assumptions, a decision was made based on facts we know today. There is not enough guidance/understanding to continue with building out teams for the fall while following social distancing.
You may be aware that recently both Massachusetts and Connecticut have reduced soccer from a high-risk to moderate-risk activity allowing for inter-team practices and games. However, Soccer RI has been in frequent contact with RIDOH and communicated to us that RIDOH has expressed repeated concerns about continuous physical contact and players breathing on each other. At this time, RI does not allow for inter-team games.
The CYSA Board and volunteers are still working out the details to offer some fall soccer clinics, and the Board also voted to run a Spring Rec season in addition to the regular Spring Competitive season. Stay tuned for fall clinic registration updates.
Please remember that we are all volunteers and are doing our best to plan for our return to the fields in the spring. Continue to stay safe and healthy during these challenging times.
Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns. Thank you to our Chariho Soccer community for your understanding and continued support.