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SAN DIEGO’S ACCELERATED PLAN TO RESTART YOUTH SOCCER – WILL GOV NEWSOM SIGN IT?

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San Diego Supervisor Kristin Gaspar on San Diego’s plan to Bring Back Youth Soccer

In-Depth Interview on the current effort to get the tens of thousands of youth soccer players back playing youth soccer in San Diego and loosen the restrictions in place in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The approval to resume youth sports as part of Phase 2 will effectively restart segments of the youth soccer economy which has been shuttered since the pandemic provoked California’s stay-at-home order on March 4th.

The impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 on San Diego’s youth soccer scene has been dramatic. With an unprecedented shutdown of youth sports in an effort to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the pandemic, youth soccer fields were closed. While several Southern California counties are restarting their economies as the USA relaxes it’s stay-at-home Coronavirus COVID19 restrictions, San Diego is pushing for youth soccer to...

MLS AND US YOUTH SOCCER PARTNER FOR NEW PLAYER ID

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MLS and USYS Launch Strategic Partnership to Offer New Identification Opportunities

US Youth Soccer is the largest youth soccer organization in the country and this new partnership with MLS provides a new inclusive pathway for many youth soccer players across America. This agreement has been in the works for a while and it exciting to see it enacted and become official.

MLS will absorb all expenses for youth soccer players attending and participating in the regional competitions in select age levels …

Part of the groundbreaking partnership announced May 15, 2020
Major League Soccer (MLS) announced today a partnership with the US Youth Soccer (USYS), the largest youth sport organization in the country, to collaborate on initiatives that support and engage individual soccer players, as well as soccer communities, throughout the United States.

Today marks a milestone...

ARIZONA RETURNS TO PLAY — YOUTH SOCCER RESTARTS THIS WEEKEND

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After A Long Moratorium Due to COVID-19, Arizona Soccer Association Restarts Youth Soccer This Weekend

In Arizona, youth soccer is kicking off again this weekend … The decision to Return-to-Play adheres to Arizona Executive Orders, CDC guidelines, and local directive and clubs are asked to follow strict safety protocols but soccer balls will be kicked across green fields starting tomorrow.

Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) has suspended soccer since March 13th and has kept a close watch on the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, US Youth Soccer state association in Arizona is giving the green light for their youth soccer clubs to allow their 45,000 players to return to play soccer. US Youth Soccer is the largest youth soccer organization in the country.

Now, this weekend, kids will be playing soccer at in Arizona.
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DPL LAUNCHES GIRLS ACADEMY LEAGUE AFTER DA DEMISE

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DPL Offers New Alternative for Former Girls DA Teams

The DPL was initially launched to provide a second tier to the U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy (DA). Providing the same training environment as the DA, the idea was to enable an easy transition for advancement. Started in Southern California, 24 youth soccer clubs have taken advantage of competing in the DPL, reflecting a total of 144 teams playing in 3 conferences; Southwest, West, and Frontier.



Highly popular and well respected, the DPL worked well for the clubs participating and will now be restructured and enhanced. A new tier, the Girls Academy League, has been created by the DPL to provide an opportunity for former Girls DA Clubs offers to fill the void left by the DA.

The American elite youth soccer landscape is still in flux with many...
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