With the increasing number of cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported across the world, U.S. Soccer's leadership has reviewed and will continue to monitor all domestic programming and competitions. As part of this review, we are working closely in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and international agencies including the State Department, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), International Olympic Committee (IOC) and FIFA in real time to guide decisions on travel and participation. Our main priority is the safety and well-being of our players, coaches and referees and we will continue to update you as the situation requires.
Best Practices for Health:
There is currently no vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Everyday preventive actions should be taken:
Additionally, there are a number of different resources and communications from the CDC regarding the Coronavirus that you can watch HERE.
Our primary commitment and focus at all times is the health and safety of our U.S. Soccer family.
All WYSA programming will proceed as scheduled, unless we advise otherwise as new information becomes available Cancellation of local events sanctioned by WYSA is the discretion of the host organization.
US Youth Soccer Programming
No Handshake Policy
As sanctioned competitions near please expect guidelines on a "no handshake" policy. Clubs can exhibit good sportsmanship and respect for opponents and match officials in other ways, such as lining up and saying "good game" or exchanging an "air high 5" with no physical contact involved.