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Rep. Rose Champions Youth Sports Relief Act

W.H.O. and USOPC Release Documents for Post COVID-19 Events

Rep. Rose Champions Youth Sports Relief Act


May 18, 2020


  

With the future of youth sports in the US uncertain, Representative Max Rose (D-NY) has stepped into the ring as a powerful ally to the PLAY Sports mission and advocate for youth athletes and their families. Today, Rep. Rose is introducing the groundbreaking COVID-19 Youth Sports and Working Families Relief Act.  


For the PLAY Sports Coalition this Relief Act represents the next major step forward towards ensuring economic relief and ultimately the full recovery of the youth sports experience for millions of organizers, coaches, volunteers, young athletes, and families. Supporting our allies in this fight is critical which is why we’ve provided a three-pronged action plan below for members of our coalition: 

Return to Play Survey

W.H.O. and USOPC Release Documents for Post COVID-19 Events

Rep. Rose Champions Youth Sports Relief Act


May 18, 2020


Welcome to the Return to Recreational and Travel Youth Sports During COVID-19 Survey


You are invited to participate in an online survey that asks your opinions on modifications that youth and recreational sports facilities and events are considering in the wake of COVID-19. The results of the study will be used by event and venue operators to prioritize adaptations to keep guests and athletes safe.


The survey should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete.


The study is being conducted by David Pierce, PhD in the Sports Innovation Institute at IUPUI, in conjunction with Grand Park Sports Campus (Westfield, IN).


Take the Survey

W.H.O. and USOPC Release Documents for Post COVID-19 Events

W.H.O. and USOPC Release Documents for Post COVID-19 Events

3 innovative ideas by youth sports providers during COVID-19


April 28, 2020


The World Health Organization and US Olympic and Paralympic Committee release separate documents for sports organizations for risk assessments, considerations, and recommendations for sporting events post COVID-19 until vaccines are developed.



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1) USOC Post COVID-19 Sports Event Planning Considerations

2) W.H.O. Guidelines and Recommendations Post COVID-19 Mass Gatherings - Sports

3) W.H.O. Post COVID-19 Risk Assessment Sports Addendum



3 innovative ideas by youth sports providers during COVID-19

3 innovative ideas by youth sports providers during COVID-19

3 innovative ideas by youth sports providers during COVID-19

April 22, 2020


Evolving has become the name of the game during the coronavirus pandemic. Strategies that once seemed like the only way to accomplish a goal now may look obsolete.


This is true within youth sports, as highlighted below by the Aspen Institute’s Project Play. 


There are cutthroat soccer club rivals uniting to keep kids playing. There are college baseball players coaching kids online. There’s a nonprofit volunteer coaching service shifting to feeding families.


In this new world, evolution is necessary to survive and provide the youth sports opportunities that kids need.

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United Soccer Coaches -Coaching Through COVID

3 innovative ideas by youth sports providers during COVID-19

Women in Sports Foundation #WeKeepPlaying Live Event

April 14, 2020 3:00PM EST


Join longtime soccer broadcaster and host of the United Soccer Coaches Podcast, Dean Linke, as he talks with coaches and industry professionals about the biggest challenges facing coaches and clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view the current schedule and register for the upcoming webinars below. 


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Women in Sports Foundation #WeKeepPlaying Live Event

3 innovative ideas by youth sports providers during COVID-19

Women in Sports Foundation #WeKeepPlaying Live Event

April 11, 2020 4:00PM EST


Thank you for your support in driving awareness for #WeKeepPlaying Live, an important conversation between some of the biggest athletes and leaders in women’s sports.


The April 11 event, which will be moderated by journalist Cari Champion, will include some of

the most renowned women athletes and coaches speaking to young athletes about the

importance of staying healthy mentally, physically, and emotionally during this challenging

crisis.


View the Media Kit

US Youth Statement

Maryland Dept. of Commerce Tourism Call

Maryland Dept. of Commerce Tourism Call

April 7 2020


US Youth Soccer released the attached statement as an update to the COVID-19 pandemic as it related to youth soccer, USYS programs and recommendations to member clubs.


Read The Full Statement Here

Maryland Dept. of Commerce Tourism Call

Maryland Dept. of Commerce Tourism Call

Maryland Dept. of Commerce Tourism Call

April 9, 2020

 

For those of you that run tournaments in Maryland you are part of the Maryland Tourism Industry.  The MD Secretary of Commerce is holding a call tomorrow to talk about plans to help the tourism industry to get back on its feet when we can return to normal life.
 

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Local Businesses And The Overscheduled Kids They Serve Take Activities Online

Losing Soccer During The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Devastating For Kids Who Found Refuge In Sports

Losing Soccer During The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Devastating For Kids Who Found Refuge In Sports

WAMU

April 7, 2020

 

Article talking about the shift to remote programming for kids in the DC area, including mentions of DMV UNITED.


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Losing Soccer During The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Devastating For Kids Who Found Refuge In Sports

Losing Soccer During The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Devastating For Kids Who Found Refuge In Sports

Losing Soccer During The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Devastating For Kids Who Found Refuge In Sports

Buzz Feed

April 3, 2020

 

For almost as long as she’s been in the United States, Miracle has had soccer.

The field in Clarkston, Georgia, where she used to play isn’t much. There are big patches of hard, dry dirt and thin, brown grass, a wooden picket fence with slats that have been knocked out by errant soccer balls.


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DMV United: D.C. area youth soccer community vows not to leverage COVID-19 crisis

Losing Soccer During The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Devastating For Kids Who Found Refuge In Sports

DMV United: D.C. area youth soccer community vows not to leverage COVID-19 crisis

SoccerWire.com


April 3, 2020

Over 60 youth soccer clubs, leagues and facilities based in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. have vowed to eliminate competition and focus on cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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FC Frederick

SportsETA Get In The Game

DMV United: D.C. area youth soccer community vows not to leverage COVID-19 crisis

April 2, 2020

  FC Frederick issued the attached statement to their club members 


Read the Full Statement Here


Shenandoah FC Elite

SportsETA Get In The Game

SportsETA Get In The Game

April 2, 2020

  Shenandoah FC Elite issued the attached statement to their club members 


Read the Full Statement Here


SportsETA Get In The Game

SportsETA Get In The Game

SportsETA Get In The Game

April 2, 2020

Sports Events and Tourism Association added the DMV UNITED Press Release to their national weekly newsletter which is distributed to Sports Commissions, CVBs,  National Governing Bodies, Event Rights Holders, and sports industry suppliers


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Alexandria Soccer Association Update to Club

Alexandria Soccer Association Update to Club

Alexandria Soccer Association Update to Club

April 2, 2020

Alexandria Soccer Association issued the attached statement to their club members  


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EDP 2020 League Date Scenarios

Alexandria Soccer Association Update to Club

Alexandria Soccer Association Update to Club

April 2, 2020

EDP released a statement that with proposed start dates for their league based on estimated return to play dates.  These include scenarios that include league play through early to late summer in the various options.  


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MSYSA COVID-19 Response Webinar

Alexandria Soccer Association Update to Club

MSYSA COVID-19 Response Webinar

THURSDAY APRIL 2ND, 11:30AM

MSYSA and the Board of Directors will bring together:

ALAN LYDIATE : MSYSA Director of Coaching

JIM KUNTZ : East Regional Rep to USYSA Board of Directors and

SKIP GILBERT : CEO of US Youth Soccer

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USYSA Programming Notice 3/31

Visit Montgomery - DMV Soccer Organizations Unite to Support the Region’s Soccer Community

MSYSA COVID-19 Response Webinar

 USYS is cancelling the 2020 Presidents Cup, our 2020 National Championships and all of the regional competitions leading up to those two events. 

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Visit Montgomery - DMV Soccer Organizations Unite to Support the Region’s Soccer Community

Visit Montgomery - DMV Soccer Organizations Unite to Support the Region’s Soccer Community

Visit Montgomery - DMV Soccer Organizations Unite to Support the Region’s Soccer Community

 Visit Montgomery adds a blog post to disseminate information about the formation of DMV United to the Community


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DMV Soccer Organizations form DMV UNITES

Visit Montgomery - DMV Soccer Organizations Unite to Support the Region’s Soccer Community

Visit Montgomery - DMV Soccer Organizations Unite to Support the Region’s Soccer Community

 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, area soccer clubs and organizations have joined to form DMV UNITED. The group consists of clubs large and small that provide soccer programming, coaching, recreational leagues and travel programs for the area’s youth. 

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