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Hello Folks,

I wanted to update everyone regarding where we stand with restarting play in the Fall.  I'm providing several links here, as well as my take on them.  Rest assured, Skokie AYSO will only return to play when it is safe to do so.

As a reminder, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 registration is open now at https://www.ayso568.org.  We need volunteers too!  SIgn up to coach your kids when you register them!

AYSO has published some beginning plans for re-opening our programs at https://www.aysovolunteers.org/returning-to-play/.  Please note that the "Phases" outlined on that page are not the State of Illinois phase milestones that Governor Pritzker has established for our own state re-opening.  For our volunteers and parents / players, please note the recommendations that will likely be in place when we return: every player must have their own ball, water bottles, and gear, no sharing will be allowed.

The National Federation of High School Associations has published their own guidance for the resumption of High School sports, which will likely be adopted by the Illinois counterpart (IHSA) and AYSO regions in the state.  Information here: https://www.nfhs.org/media/3812287/2020-nfhs-guidance-for-opening-up-high-school-athletics-and-activities-nfhs-smac-may-15_2020-final.pdf.  I do not see us opening up to games until at least Phase 3, and we still have to determine how that play will resume.  Note that Soccer is classified as a "Moderate Risk" activity.  

None of this information is final yet, but you should expect that some changes will be made at practices and games:  players may be asked if they are well, coaches will wear masks and likely gloves, there will be no sharing of supplies or equipment.  Up in the air (i.e. not yet determined) is if players will be required to wear masks; personally I do not think masks will work in Soccer due to the running.  But well follow whatever guidance we are given.

If you have any questions or comments, email us at [email protected] or message us on our Facebook page.

Best,
Mike Humphries-Dolnick
RC Skokie AYSO

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