We are more than pleased to bring you excellent news this month–soccer is back in every corner of Washington. With every region now firmly in Phase 2, it’s possible for matches to be played in every league and at every level. There are, of course, still rules in place to keep players, coaches, referees, and spectators safe, but it is now possible for clubs to train and play matches. See below for more information and check out our Return to Play page. Some clubs have already been playing in certain regions for a couple weeks, and we have a great photo gallery on the site of some of the first matches.
Even better is that we are now moving forward with the Founders Cup this year, with dates and registration info set and ready to go! Be sure to talk to your coaches and club administrators about getting registered soon!
We are also continuing our online auction, adding new items on a regular basis and giving you an opportunity to secure excellent deals and gifts for the soccer fans in your life while also supporting Washington Youth Soccer.
Thanks as always for your support for soccer in Washington, we’re excited to see all of our players back on the pitch very soon!
Stay safe, healthy, and connected.
Washington Youth Soccer
Governor Inslee and the Washington Department of Health announced last week that all Washington regions have now entered Phase 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery. What does this mean for Washington Youth Soccer clubs?
Facial coverings required for all coaches, volunteers and athletes AT ALL TIMES.
Outdoor training, practices and competitions allowed outdoors. Maximum 200 people allowed at competitions, including spectators.
Check with local authorities regarding spectator limits for specific counties, cities, and venues.
Indoor team training, practices, and competitions allowed. For all indoor sports the occupancy of the facility may not exceed 25 percent of the fire code occupancy rating.
For outdoor competitions; For facilities or complexes with more than one field or area of play a maximum of 75 people allowed per field or area of play, including spectators. All spectators of different households are to remain physically distant, 6 feet or more, as much as possible. If you location has more restrictive rules than above, make sure to let you opponent know. A location with a single field is still allowed to have 200 max including spectators.
Some of our clubs have already returned to play after a few counties opened up to Phase 2 earlier this month! See the full gallery on our website and keep an eye on our social media pages for more shots of our clubs finally getting back to the beautiful game.
2021 Founders Cup Registration Now Open
As all Washington regions enter Road to Recovery Phase 2, Washington Youth Soccer has opened registration for the 2021 Founders Cup! We are excited for players to finally get back on the pitch and compete in one of the biggest competitions in the state. Talk to your coaches and club administrators today to make sure your child’s team is ready to compete in the 2021 Founders Cup!
The virtual auction that we started last year is still going strong! We are adding exciting new items on a regular basis, so don’t miss out! You can snag the above items, as well as an autographed Obafemi Martins jersey, Under Armor soccer gear, and more. You can also donate to the Washington Youth Soccer Foundation and its Soccer for Success program, which provides soccer and other services to underserved families across Washington.
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