As you can imagine, we get lots of emails and phone calls with questions about the upcoming Fall soccer season for Clinton Soccer Association. With things changing daily in our world, we don’t necessarily have all of the answers right now, but we can share what we do know…
First, we are planning to have a Fall recreational soccer season. At this point, local, state, and national authorities, as well as soccer governing bodies, do not prohibit us from moving forward with a Fall soccer season. We will continue to take registrations online through www.clintonsoccer.org until August 15. Obviously, the ever changing pandemic could alter our plans, but we can only take things one day at a time while optimistically planning for the future.
We anticipate pushing back the start of the Fall season until after Labor Day. We want to give some space to our community as most of us begin a very unusual opening to the school year, and it will also give us time to make sure that the appropriate safety measures are in place based on the number of registrations we have and the number of teams that are formed in each age group.
Safety is our priority. We will be following the guidelines passed down by our state association (Mississippi Soccer Association), and will also be working closely with our local officials (Clinton Parks & Recreation) to make sure that we are minimizing risk while still offering the children of our community an opportunity to play soccer. We are putting plans in place to reduce the number of people on a field at one time, and also creatively scheduling to minimize overlap of teams (players, coaches, and parents) coming and going to each field.
We know that some of you have certain variables that will prohibit you from participating in soccer this Fall. We understand, and hopefully things will normalize sooner than later so that your child can continue to play this great sport in the very near future. For those of you that have already registered or are considering registering for the Fall season, we just want you to know that we are putting lots of thought and effort into making the Fall season as safe and enjoyable as we possibly can. There will undoubtedly be some changes and adjustments to how we normally do things, but we will do our best to make the Fall season a success!