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Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

    Covid-19 Update

    April 9, 2021

     
    Most of you are now starting the Spring 2021 season with practices, games or tournaments.  And there are now some important updates to the COVID-19 protocols as a result of Public Health Dane County Madison's (PHDCM) most recent Order #15, dated April 7.  We have summarized the most significant changes below and more detail will be posted in the middle of next week:
     

    1)  While MAYSA strongly encourages the continued use of face-coverings/masks, they are no longer required for outdoor activities (exceptions noted below).  MAYSA, in collaboration with its affiliate clubs, reviewed and discussed this change to the Order and wish to make the following points of emphasis:

    •  Clubs and teams should create a culture that supports the family-level decision to wear a face covering when a player is competing during practice and/or matches outdoors.  Similarly, accept family-level decision to not wear a face covering when actively competing.
       
    • We would ask that coaches, spectators and any player not actively competing in a match (i.e., a substitute) wear a mask.   We feel that this is a reasonable request and one which we currently see in collegiate and professional sports; including during the recent NCAA basketball tournament, NFL and MLB games.  
       
    • Please be aware that there will be some venues throughout the MAYSA district where face coverings for everyone will still be required.  These venues make face coverings a requirement for access & usage.  MAYSA will communicate to teams which venues have a face covering requirement. 
       
    • If a Club operates an “In House” program or league (i.e., where teams only play other teams from within their own club) they have the discretion to require various protective measures, including face coverings.

    2)   Physical distancing and number of spectators -- A minimum of 6-foot distancing is still required between those not from the same household under the updated Order.  And while there is no specific limit to the number of spectators, MAYSA implores all families to discourage anyone not from your immediate family or home from attending a match or practice unless they have a necessary role in transportation for the player participant.  Carpooling should also be avoided or minimized.  

    • For matches, where the field space allows, the team (players and coaches) and spectators from the home team should be on the same side; away team and spectators on the opposite side. 

    Due to Covid-19, the past year has obviously been frustrating and challenging on many levels.  Hopefully, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  The importance of navigating to safe harbor collectively is paramount so that we can avoid postponement of games & practices and keep everyone safe & healthy. 

    Changes to Laws of the Game for 2019-2020 Season

    This PDF document highlights the main changes that have been made to the Laws of the Game for the 2019-2020 competitive season.

       


    Becoming a Referee

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    Concussion Information

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    MAYSA League Schedule

    MAYSA League Rules

    Reddan Soccer Park Tournaments

    About League Play MAYSA

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    Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

    Phone: 608-276-9030

    Lost and Found at Reddan Soccer Park

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    MAYSA League Score Reporting

    Go to http://maysa.demosphere.com/PhoneItIn/ 

    1. Enter Pin # (9030)
    2. Enter the game # (from schedule)
    3. Check that the correct game is displayed, then confirm by saying
    YES.
    4. Enter the score for each team, then confirm.

    Every age group should report scores, to assist with aligning teams in the most competitive division appropriate for them.  Some scores/standings may not be published online.


    MAYSA 'Spirit of the Game'

    For Players and Coaches

    All events, tournaments, games and other activities sponsored by MAYSA and hosted at Reddan Soccer Park rely heavily on the “Spirit of the Game”. 


    What is the Spirit of the Game?

    The Spirit of the Game is an emphasis on sportsmanship, fun, respect-for-all and quality of play over winning, rivalries or trophies. Highly competitive play is encouraged but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors, adherence to the rules and the basic enjoyment of participating.

    And Spirit of the Game is for Spectators too!

    Spectating is more fun when you

    1. Know the Laws of the Game, including special adaptations and specific rules for any event or tournament.
    2. Appreciate hard work and quality of play over winning and trophies. Cheer for great plays and hustle, by either team.
    3. Set your own best example. Take the high road regardless of how others behave.
    4. Overcome obstacles. View adversity of any kind as a learning, parenting or mentoring opportunity and not a reason to complain.
    5. HAVE FUN! This is why kids play the game. In many surveys, asked why they play, “Winning” isn’t even among the Top 10 reasons.

    Attitudes are Contagious

    'Attitudes are Contagious' is a hardhitting video (created by US Youth Soccer affiliate, MA Youth Soccer) about how adults can affect youth soccer, particularly how their behaviors can affect the retention and maturation of qualified referees. Worth watching.


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    These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization. Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Contact MAYSA Executive Director Chris Lay clay@maysa.org and thank you for your support!

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