PHOENIX (May 29, 2020) -- The Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) is excited to announce movement from Phase I to Phase II in our Return-to-Play Guidelines, effective May 30, 2020, in alignment with Governor Ducey’s announcement on May 28, 2020. Since returning to play on May 16, 2020, the Clubs of ASA have demonstrated a commitment to their players, coaches, families, and communities that is unmatched by others in Arizona.
While many are excited to move to the next Phase, some are still apprehensive. If a coach, player, parent, or family are not comfortable returning to play – DON’T. We must demonstrate respect and courtesy for everyone’s feelings during this time and ensure that we provide a safe environment as we return to play.
As we move to Phase II the roles of the Club, Coach, Parent, and Play do not change. We must remain diligent in our focus, when not playing, to maximize our sanitary and social distancing practices. The roles/responsibilities include:
ASA has remained committed to adhering to federal, state, and local guidelines and directives. We recognize and appreciate that the ASA Return-to-Play Guidelines were developed over two weeks ago, and since then the state directives have evolved, and with that ASA Phase II will evolve as well. Phase II will be defined by the following Activities and Restrictions:
As we move through each phase the following should always be adhered to:
ASA will continue to partner with our member Clubs and their leadership in getting everyone back to full play as quickly as possible. We appreciate the myriad of perspectives but truly appreciate the leadership that the ASA soccer community has demonstrated during this unprecedented, and at times very confusing period. Although we continue to see Arizona re-open it is imperative that if someone is not comfortable returning – DON’T; just because you can does not mean you must.