Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
updated Monday, March 30 2020
Montana Youth Soccer Association has extended its suspension of all affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities through Thursday, April 30th. The suspension applies to all MYSA and Member Club programs regardless of location or setting. This includes, but is not limited to all:
• Practices and training sessions
• Coaching Education Courses
• Montana Development Program events
Unfortunately, our sport and its related activities provide an opportunity for the virus to spread. Montana Youth Soccer feels it is our duty to help our soccer families avoid these situations (see the CDC excerpt below).
“...COVID-19 is mainly spread through respiratory droplets (sneeze, cough or sweat) when in close contact (within 6 feet) OR by touching a surface with such droplets and then touching one’s own mouth, nose or eyes...”
This is an unprecedented situation which has caused an unavoidable outcome. This decision was made in accordance with US Soccer, US Youth Soccer and information from medical agencies and professionals. While it is not easy for us to take this step, it is in the best interest of the health and safety of the entire youth soccer family in Montana that we do.
Montana Youth Soccer will remain vigilant as we evaluate conditions on a continuing basis to determine when it is appropriate to reinstate our affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities. Further communications will be provided via email, our website and social media. Our goal is to return to the game we all love as soon as possible.