Here is an update on the status of 2020 Fall Recreational Soccer from Westside Soccer Club.
First of all, we hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during the coronavirus pandemic. While we certainly want to have our kids enjoying the sport of soccer, the health of these young people and their families comes first.
Having a fall soccer season depends critically on 2 items outside of our control: when Washington County moves to phase 2, and when THPRD releases soccer fields will dictate our options.
The Westside Board is working on options to provide the best possible soccer experience under the circumstances. Possible options include:
- If Washington County goes to phase 2 by early or mid August, then THPRD will have the 4-6 weeks it needs to prepare fields in time for games to start during September, and Westside will likely be able to have a 6-8 game season. Practice time may be impacted. The exact number of games that we play will depend on when fields become available.
- No games against other clubs. Practices are allowed during phase 1 under the OHA summer camp guidance, keeping in mind that we still need field time from THPRD. If Washington County goes to phase 2 at a date that is too late for a normal “league” season, we might still have practices and a small number of games within our club. Other modifications to game play, team formation, etc. may be needed.
- No soccer at all.
At this point, it is mostly a waiting game. The ability of Washington County to go to phase 2 is the single biggest factor in our decision making. We encourage each of you to follow the guidelines of the state government, Washington County and OHA as it pertains to face coverings and avoiding crowds.
We will publish additional updates as the situation develops. Our registration continues to be open at www.westsidesoccerclub.com
Westside Soccer Club Board.