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Copy of COVID-19: A message to our Alleycat Soccer Community

Alleycats Soccer Club,

We have been continually monitoring developments of the COVID-19 situation over the past weeks and want to assure everyone that we are committed to providing a safe environment for all players and parents.

NEFC Spring Showcase (Massachusetts) and EDP Spring Classic (New Jersey) and Jefferson Cup (U10’s- U14’s) (Virginia) cancelled travel tournaments that were to be held over this upcoming weekend affecting a number of our teams.

Notices were sent to all teams addressing such, including hotel cancelling information.

Decisions on Jefferson Cup Girls and Boys Showcases scheduled for later this month will be made by Tuesday, March 17th.

As of today, 

US Youth Soccer SUSPENDED play through April 15, 2020 for its

USYS National League


EDP USYS Conference League

US Youth Soccer will be evaluating conditions on a bi-weekly basis to determine when it's is appropriate to reinstate USYS sponsored conference and national activities.

Concurrent with USYS, EDP has followed suit by suspending games through the end of March 2020 governing their various EDP League’s

EDP has also established an internal working group, which meets daily, and will provide us with regular dialogue and updates.

Please know we are diligently monitoring this highly fluid situation hourly and have been constantly interacting internally with our coaches, parents and players.

At this point, we will proceed by following a preseason training environment until the situation mandates or dictates a change and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to help prevent the spread of the virus. 

There are no easy solutions to this current situation, and we recognize that everyone feels differently about the risks associated with this pandemic.

We fully subscribe and understand that families need to maintain a heighten state of awareness during these times and we continue to trust that each family will do what’s in their best family interest. 

Thank you for your attentiveness in this matter and we will continue update you.

Scrapper the Cat

Public Recommendations and resources:

Once again, we encourage our members to consult with local public health officials to make the best decisions for your community regarding upcoming programming.

Please monitor this CDC web page, which has important information about how coronavirus spreads, its symptoms, FAQs, global locations with COVID-19, travel advisories and more. Simple, preventive actions should be followed, such as:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Follow CDC's recommendations for using a facemask.

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Another valuable source of information is the World Health Organization. And, for those with small children, NPR released a helpful comic that conveys important information in an engaging way.

We will continue to support our members as we get through this uncertain time. Remember that the preventative measures that you take don't just protect yourself and your family. They also go a long way in protecting people around you who may be more susceptible to COVID-19 and the associated complications.

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