Dear Alaska Youth Soccer Families, Friends, Coaches and Players
Alaska Youth Soccer priority remains to ensure that we provide a healthy and safe environment for activity within our soccer programs and leagues, as well as that of the community at large. We would like to say THANK YOU to our everyday heroes all over Alaska for their efforts in keeping our communities functioning, making sure that every one of us is safe, healthy, and has access to all of the resources we need. In their efforts Alaska Youth Soccer will be pushing back the return to play date until May 15, 2020 at which time we will reevaluate our state situation and decide the best time until we can get back to full play.
The Alaska Youth Soccer suspension through May 15th will include sanctioned soccer activities that would cause our players, families, officials and staff to gather in close proximity but is not limited to league games, practices, friendlies, clinics, trainings, coaching education courses, tournaments, tryouts, travel permits etc. Any activities conducted prior to May 15, 2020 would be considered not sanctioned by Alaska Youth Soccer and will not be covered by Alaska Youth Soccer liability and Secondary Accident Insurance. All clubs and leagues are asked to honor this suspension of activity.
Reminder as we wait for the return to play, Alaska Youth Soccer along with our Affiliate Clubs have been very creative in how they are engaging with and providing resources to their players and parents during this time. AYSA is looking forward to seeing more fabulous opportunities as we maneuver through these unprecedented times.
The Online FIFA 2020 Tournament Deadline has been extended to this evening April 15th, Sign Up today! AYSA has launched an online FIFA 2020 Tournament for both the PS4 and X-Box platforms. This will be open for all current AYSA members, we will be hosting online tournament divisional matchups leading up to state winners along with partnering with other state associations to participate in Regional and National Online Tournaments. Registration for the first round of matchups will close Sunday Evening, April 12th.
The Alaska Development Program (ADP) Juggling Challenge! Deadline for players to submit your video will be Friday, April 24th! Grab a soccer ball, or tennis ball and start juggling. Upcoming Affiliate Club Challenge!
Alaska Youth Soccer would like to thank our Alaska Soccer Community for your ongoing support as we manage our programming given the current health and travel environment. You all remain our priority and AYSA will be here to provide continued support as we work through these trying times. The state office will remain operational during this time and will be available to assist members as needed. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
"In Unity is Strength"
Thank you for your time,
AYSA Executive Director