Update: May 29, 2020
Return to play information is available here: https://www.thevillagessoccerclub.com/return-to-play/
Update: April 21, 2020
The Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) Board of Directors held a meeting on April 21, 2020, to discuss how the virus continues to impact our return-to-play dates. Following the advice of US Youth Soccer (USYS) and wanting to keep our members safe, the Board of Directors has chosen to extend the mandated suspension date until May 15th, 2020 . The Board of Directors will hold another meeting on May 5, 2020, to consider the remainder of the season and outline recommendations for 2020/2021 tryout dates.
April 1st Covid-19 Statement
From Florida Youth Soccer Association
On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) made the decision to suspend all FYSA state-level sanctioned competitions & programs until April 12, 2020. At the recommendation and guidance of US Youth Soccer (USYS), we updated the membership again on March 18, 2020, mandating that all affiliates suspend soccer activities until the new date of April 15, 2020. After a period of 15 days, the FYSA Board of Directors held a meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, to reevaluate the current climate of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Following the update released by USYS on March 31st, 2020 (postponement of the return to field date and cancellation of the National Championships/Presidents Cup/Regional Programs), due to the increased amount of cases of COVID-19 in the state of Florida and wanting to adhere to the safety of the membership, the Board of Directors has decided to extend the mandated suspension date until May 3rd, 2020. The Board of Directors will provide another update after the April 21st, 2020 meeting should the suspension be extended further.
We know that this announcement may not be the encouraging news that you were hoping for, but the decision was made with the sole purpose of keeping everyone safe. Additional information is being sent this week to our clubs on helpful tools that can used at home, services available to our members impacted by the coronavirus, and material from our national partners at US Youth Soccer & the United States Soccer Federation.
On behalf of the FYSA Board of Directors & State Staff, thank you to our players, coaches, parents, and volunteers for your continued support of the game! United, we will see this through and be back on the field soon. Be safe, stay healthy and since you all have a soccer ball at home, try also to have some fun.
The Florida Youth Soccer Association
March 12th Covid-19 Statement
TVSC Youth Members,
Upon receiving notice of cancellations by the Florida Youth Soccer Association, The Villages Soccer Club is suspending all activities as of 3/12/2020, 4:30 P.M. This suspension will be in effect until April 12th. Effective immediately, all training, games, recreational activities, and any other organized club activities are suspended until April 12th.
“Florida Youth Soccer Association will be reevaluating conditions in 15 days to determine if it’s appropriate to reinstate FYSA activities earlier or to extend the suspension.” To read the complete statement from FYSA click here: https://www.fysa.com/fysa-on-the-coronavirus/
Currently, we DO NOT have all the information in regard to how this will affect our season. Once this information is available to us we will be in communication with you all. It is our hope that through these preventative measures across our sport, communities, state, country, and the world that we can help limit the spread of this virus. Our greatest concern during this time is the health, safety, and well being of all of the members of our Buffalo Family and our communities.
Please see the link below for information from the CDC regarding COVID-19.
The Villages Soccer Club