We have received several calls asking for clarification on the tryout dates provided in the April 10th update from the Executive Board. In the past it has been our policy to provide the information for tryouts to open with the end date July 31st.
The dates announced previously are now the start dates with the completion returning to our past policy - July 31, 2020:
Tryouts for 11U and 12U players will start June 15, 2020
Tryouts for 13U and older players will start June 22, 2020
Tryouts for all girls 15U and older will be allowed between January 1st and July 31st.
Return to Play Update: June 1, 2020 remains the date to start training and play until we can get more information.
We are currently working on Return to Play guidelines but are following closely:
CDC recommendations along with the US Government
Return to Play recommendations from the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee
US Youth Soccer is having a meeting with the states on May 8th to provide their recommendations for “Return to Play”. Their current date for return is May 15th
The current information we all have received from the Governor Cooper of May 8th to cease the shutdown but with the 3 Phases for return. NCYSA is currently trying to be in contact with the appropriate person within the Governor’s staff to address the return to “Youth Sports” in North Carolina. We will keep you posted.
NCYSA also understands there are counties that are setting regulations that can be more stringent than the Governor. Make sure you are aware of the regulations within your area and keep us posted if this is the case in your community.
It is our hope to have answers sooner than later for our members. We know how important this is to each of you. We are all in unchartered waters right now but the safety of our players, coaches, parents, referees and all of our members will always come first.
Please stay safe and use best of practices during this very difficult time,
The NCYSA Executive Board