Reschedule USYS Regionals

Reschedule USYS Regionals

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Chris Krahn started this petition to US Youth Soccer

Recently, USYS announced that they would be canceling the regional tournaments because of the novel COVID-19. This action is understandable, as thousands of people gather to watch, play, and recruit at this annual event. But in canceling this event, they have cancelled the most important soccer tournament for these young players seasons, and perhaps their lives. 

Many of the players and teams qualified this year have qualified for the first time and may never get another chance to play in Regionals. Many kids with dreams of getting to go to college through soccer would have their best chance at the tournament. For many kids, like me, qualifying for regionals has been a dream and a goal for years, just to have it ripped away as soon as we qualify.

So I ask you USYS, to take this into consideration. Reschedule the tournaments for late July. There is a very great chance by that late in the summer the heat will have killed off the virus, and if the virus is not completely gone, here are some of the changes that could be implemented in order to be safe: Allow only players, coaches, and scouts, no fans. Manual temperature check before entering the facility and send anyone with a fever home. No lining up before the games, no handshakes after, no large trophy ceremonies. Allow any teams to opt out if they want, and disqualify any teams with members that have the virus. These precautions should help maintain the safety of everyone involved.

From the hearts of all the kids out there in love with the beautiful game, PLEASE, let us play!

 

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