On Friday, we learned about Governor Murphy‘s executive order that provided more progress towards opening up New Jersey. However, it was also communicated that organized team sports continue to be prohibited. Therefore, while that news supports the eventual return to soccer, the suspension of affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities statewide continues to be suspended.
We are encouraged by today’s development and will provide an update on Wednesday’s Member Club webinar about a Return to Play timeline. While we previously targeted a hopeful Return to Play date in mid-June, this news allows us to work towards an earlier return to sanctioned activity. Such a return to sanctioned activity will continue to be led by the guidelines previously provided to clubs. As mentioned, we are developing additional Return to Play communication resources to assist clubs, coaches, players and parents.
A further update will be provided on the club webinar next Wednesday at 12 PM noon. Thank you for your support.
NJYS Suspension of Activities Extended (May 19 2020)
Please see the notice below and know that we continue to work on our Return to Play strategy. Further, we are encouraged by yesterday’s announcement from Governor Murphy, and we hope that provides an opportunity for soccer activity in the near future.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the communication from our local, state and federal government about social and physical distancing, NJ Youth Soccer is extending its suspension of all affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities statewide. Our primary focus continues to be the safety and welfare of our players, coaches, referees and communities. For our member organizations (towns, clubs and leagues), this suspension includes, but is not limited to, all in-person events (e.g. practices, training, scrimmages, clinics, tryouts, games and tournaments). Moving forward, we will provide frequent updates as we monitor this issue daily and evaluate the opportunity to return to activity.
As US Youth Soccer State Associations across the country begin to institute new guidelines for youth sports activities, we are taking similar steps while following the directives from our Governor Murphy and the State of New Jersey. We trust many of us are all eager to get back on the field and start playing. That said, we need to be cognizant of our community’s rules and requirements. It is our goal to maintain a spirit of fun and enjoyment, while making sure we comply with all local rules to better protect the health of our community.
We hope to see you all safe, healthy and on the field soon. We Are New Jersey Youth Soccer!
2007G WWPSA REDBULLS: MNJYSA DIV. 2 CHAMPIONS & MNJYS FINALIST
The 2007WWPSAGirls Redbulls made it all the way to the Mid NJ girls league championship game this fall. In their best season to date, under new coach Milton Suah, the girls went undefeated in Flight 2 play by posting a record of 6-0-2, with the ties both coming in the first two games of the season. The girls scored a total of 20 goals and gave up only 6 goals, while posting shutouts in half of their regular season games. Their teamwork, determination and defense were stellar all season long and the team's confidence improved as the season went on.
In their semifinal playoff game against the Union Soccer Club Lightning, the 2007 Redbulls won 2-0, which launched the girls into their very first season ending championship game. In the finals, the girls faced the winner of the top flight, and though they put up a good fight, the Redbulls lost in the final game to Hunterdon G2007 Fury. The parents and coaches were extremely proud of the the girls on a fantastic season and look forward to another great season in the spring!
Congratulations to the GPS Mercer 2007 Boys for their great run in the State Commissioners Cup. The tournament started with 41 teams, with GPS Mercer '07 Boys making it to the round of eight. The campaign began with a 2-0 win over Wall SC Valencia, followed by a 2-0 win over Cohansey Premier Crew. In the Quarterfinal game against FCUSA NJ 2007 Elite, they lost in a very close and competitive 0-1 match. Great job boys & coach on your State Cup run!