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May, 2020

2020 Spring Season Update

Current Situation: Our National (USYS) and State (MSYSA) Youth Soccer Governing bodies have moved the OK to play date to June 15, 2020.  This means all youth soccer activities are suspended through June 14, including practice, games, tournaments, etc.  It is likely that further extensions are possible.  The State of MI Safe Start Plan has outdoor recreation as part of Phase 5.  Currently, the State is in Phase 3. 

Travel: Our primary travel leagues, CASL and WSSL, have cancelled their Spring Seasons.  As well, many tournaments are now being cancelled leaving limited opportunities for organized competition.  Based on the current situation, Manchester Soccer Association has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Spring Travel season. Manchester Soccer Association will offer a full refund of Travel fees in one of two methods/options.  Option one is to apply paid fees as a credit toward Fall 2020 Travel.  This will be automatically applied and there is no need to contact Manchester SA if this option is preferred.  Option two will provide a refund via check.  If this option preferred, please email the request to Tracey Hock at [email protected]  

Recreation: Regrettably, based on the MI Safe Start Plan expected timing and direct feedback from families, Manchester SA has decided to cancel the 2020 Spring Rec. Soccer.  As with Travel soccer, Manchester Soccer Association will offer a full refund of Rec. fees in one of two methods/options.  Option one is to apply paid fees as a credit toward Fall 2020 Rec.  This will be automatically applied and there is no need to contact Manchester SA if this option is preferred.  Option two is to provide a refund via check.  If this option desired, please email the request to Tracey Hock at [email protected]  

Travel Tryouts for 2020-2021: For health and safety reasons, MSYSA has cancelled the typical in-person Travel tryouts scheduled for June 13/14, 2020.  In lieu of tryouts, MSYSA has implemented a 2020-2021 team formation policy.  To summarize, players currently enrolled (2019-2020) in Manchester’s Travel soccer program are “automatically” eligible to play travel in 2020-2021.  Formal commitments for current players will begin June 1.  New players, not currently enrolled in Manchester’s travel soccer program, will be eligible to formally commit beginning June 13th.  This includes current Rec. players interested in moving to Travel in 2020-2021. Registration for 2020-2021 Travel is now open.  Please register before June 1 for current Travel players, and before June 13 for players not current in the Travel program.

Thank you for your understanding, 
Scott Somerville Manchester SA President (Interim)