NPSL and the Coronavirus Pandemic, News (Newton Tigers Minor Soccer)

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NPSL and the Coronavirus Pandemic
Submitted By Keith McIntosh on Mon 03 23, 20
A message from the North Perth Soccer League to Club Executives regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic:

At this time of the year we would all normally be ramping up registration efforts, lining up coaches/referees/assistant referees, and some might even be getting pre-season practices underway... but this year is definitely not 'normal' so far.  The Coronavirus has the world at a bit of a standstill, and our soccer clubs need to follow suit when it comes to gatherings of any kind.

Please click through to read more.

Ontario Soccer has provided an update on the status of all things soccer related as it relates to the COVID19. Please follow this link to read for yourselves:

So... what does this mean for the NPSL you ask?
It means we cannot have any in person soccer practices, team building events, or any soccer games until we have been given the green light. No on knows when this green light will come, and what restrictions (if any) may come with it. For now, be sure you are encouraging your clubs to practice Social Distancing, and keep taking whatever steps you must at the club level to be ready for a season should a season be possible.
We don't have answers, and to be honest, I don't think anyone on this email has enough information to provide answers at this time. In the end, I believe we will have to follow direction from Ontario Soccer the same way our minor hockey teams had to follow instruction from OMHA.
If you follow the NHL, NBA, NFL, MLS, or any other sports league which is currently being put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic... their messaging to their fans is essentially the same messaging that we have for our 'fans' (players, coaches, referees, soccer parents...).  No one knows when we will be able to play, but we're all hopeful this passes and we can get on with the season at some point.
Carry on with your registration, carry on with lining up your coaches/referees/assistant referees, and make whatever decisions you must at your club level to be ready when the time comes.  If any of you have questions or concerns with how to handle some part of your duties, feel free to reach out to this group for feedback; we're all in the same situation.
Stay safe out there, and stay the heck home if you can.  (I really want to have a soccer season this summer!!!)
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