This is the official Florida State Soccer Association message

Dear USASA Members and Players,

With the proliferation of COVID-19, USASA is hereby initiating an immediate suspension of all soccer activities until March 31 when we'll reassess the situation. This includes all regional cup games, all affiliated league and tournament play and team practices, and in-person gatherings and/or administrative meetings. 

USASA is committed to the health and well-being of its players, coaches, staff, and families. We'll continue to actively monitor the situation and, as always, we encourage players and families to practice repeated and proper CDC hygiene procedures on and off the field, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Don't shake hands during or after a game.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Please refer to these resources for further information: 

Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization

USASA Communications

This is the Florida Youth Soccer Association decision

As I am sure many of you already expected, FYSA has recommended that all of their affiliated Leagues, Clubs, and Tournaments suspend their respective activities until April 12th, 2020.  FYSA will be re-examining the situation in 15 days at which time they will either decide to resume activities on the 12th or extend the suspension.  SFUYSA will, of course, follow the FYSA recommended guidelines and therefore, all currently scheduled games between now and April 12th are suspended.  We will move those games in the system to an arbitrary date of May 1 so that should there be a reinstatement, club representatives will be able to work with each other to make game change modifications. 
The Spring Season which is yet to be scheduled was set to begin in early April.  Those schedules will be created to start after the 12th. ALL those games, as well as ALL other 2019-2020 SFUYSA unplayed remaining games, will be considered OPTIONAL as far as completion.  No fines for failing to play will be issued after games are reinstated unless there is an agreement to play and one team does not show. 
Ultimately, the safety and security of our entire soccer community are more important than a few lost games here or there.  We all hope that our best and brightest are able to assess and prepare plans to help reinstate a sense of normalcy soon.  
On behalf of the entire SFUYSA Organization,
Jeff Kurzner
VP Competition

SENT BY (Jeff Kurzner)

As you see, finally all major soccer organizations followed our decision to postponed all activities until it is safe to resume competition. NO SOCCER GAMES AT LEAST FOR A MONTH. Hopefully then we will be able to be back on track !!!

In the meantime enjoy some classic popular italian music (the eternal Rita Pavone 50 years ago) and pray for our European friends to recover soon