On June 1, the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) issued new return-to-play guidelines, in accordance with US Soccer’s “Play On” protocol for member clubs, including Neenah Soccer Club.
Effective immediately, clubs may enter Phase I of the “Play On” protocol. Here is what that means for us:
Phase I will likely last 4-6 weeks, during which time the club will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 within the state, and follow the recommendations of the CDC, US Soccer, WYSA and East Central Soccer District (ECSD). The decision to move onto the next phase will be made by the state.
The progression of US Soccer’s “Play On” phases will follow:
As we progress through these phases, we need to be prepared to revert to earlier phases should we have infections or should recommendations change.
It is important to remember that, while we all want to get back out onto the field and into full competition, we need to keep the health and safety of our players and coaches, as well as their families, as the priority that guides our practices.