US Youth Soccer state association Cal North extends COVID-19 suspension
US Youth Soccer state association Cal North has extended its ongoing suspension of all soccer activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although many areas of the country have already resumed youth soccer activities, Cal North cited state and local government guidelines, including from California Governor Gavin Newsom, in its decision to continue the shutdown.
See below for the full statement posted to the Cal North website:
“The Cal North Board of Directors has again extended its suspension of soccer activities and sanctioned events due to COVID-19 until State and local jurisdictions determine that youth sports may be opened for return to play. The suspension of activities includes all games, practices, training, clinics, and any other activities that would cause players, families, officials, and/or staff to gather in close proximity.
We recognize that how youth sports are opened back up will vary from county to county and city to city. Cal North continues to work with United States Youth Soccer, US Soccer, state, and local governments and their medical experts in developing protocols that can be used as guidelines for all of our leagues, clubs, and teams to use when putting return to play plans together.
We will continue to closely monitor information from Governor Newsom’s office, local county health officials, and the CDC regarding the opening of all activities and we will do everything we can to keep our players, parents, league, and club administrators up to date as more details become available.
Thank you to our entire Cal North family for your ongoing support. The safety and security of our soccer community is, and always will be, our highest priority.”