Friday, March 20, 2020 -- As with each of you the Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) is continuing to monitor and adjust to all that is going on relating to COVID-19. Here are the most recent developments and updates:
Suspension of ASA managed leagues and events
With schools still closed, businesses being closed, services altered, and municipalities closing fields and parks, ASA is continuing to evolve as well. Our current update includes
- ASA is extending the suspension of all soccer related activities until April 10, 2020.
- ASA is not sanctioning any soccer related activity until at least April 10, 2020. This includes any games, training sessions, or other organized activities.
Online FIFA 2020 Tournament
With the suspension of soccer activities, school closures, and just overall influx in our personal schedules ASA, in partnership with Whataburger, has launched an online FIFA 2020 Tournament for both the PS4 and X-Box platforms. After announcing this yesterday over 300 players registered. More information on this innovative program can be found on the ASA website by clicking here.
Presidents Cup and State Cup
It is ASA’s hope and intention to host Presidents Cup and State Cup when it can be done safely for players, coaches, referees, and families. These events are qualifiers for US Youth Soccer Regional and National Championships. I have been in communication with US Youth Soccer. They, like us, are working through a myriad of scenarios in regard to hosting Regional and National Championships this year. The following are updates relating to Presidents Cup and State Cup:
- Presidents Cup Silver and Presidents Cup Gold for U11 and U12 will not begin April 3, 2020.
- The earliest Presidents Cup or State will kick-off is April 17, 2020, if it can be done safely
- All dates relating to roster freeze and online check-in will remain as previously communicated.
State Cup and Presidents Cup are events that our players, coaches, referees, and families look forward to every year. ASA is committed to doing everything in our power to host these events when it is safe to do so in our communities. While these are very tough and confusing times ASA is committed to doing what is best for the community and will continue to assess the situation and provide communication about any changes.
Although the ASA staff is working remotely we remain committed to providing support to Clubs, Leagues, teams, players, and families. Don’t hesitate to contact ASA if you have any questions.