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Jun, 2020

Fall 2020 Return to Play Outline

MASA Community -

While we were disappointed that it became necessary to cancel the Spring 2020 soccer season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce the MASA Board is actively planning for a Return to Play for the Fall season.  The following email sets forth our current timeline of events to prepare for the season assuming Westmoreland County remains in the Green Phase (or better).  All items in this email are subject to change based on additional CDC and/or PA West guidelines.

TRAVEL TEAMS:
All players that were rostered on a travel team for the 2019-20 season are hereby officially offered a roster spot on their current team for the 2020-21 season (adjusting for the increase in age).  As an example, if a player was rostered on the U11 Girls travel team last year, they now have a roster spot on the U12 Girls travel team. 

Note: It may be necessary to do some limited shuffling to best accommodate player rosters but we are looking to keep teams intact as much as possible. We will know more once we see registration numbers and will work closely with our travel coaches on this.


MASA understands that it's possible not every travel player will return in the Fall, which will potentially create open roster spots.  To help us plan for the travel season we are opening travel "tryout" registration today and ask that all players interested in playing on a travel team in the Fall complete the registration.  There is no cost for this registration - this will just help us understand registration numbers by team. Existing travel players will not need to tryout, but will also need to complete this registration step.  

TRAVEL TIMELINE:
1. JUNE 8th: "Tryout" Registration opens.  Please complete on the MASA website.
2. JULY 3rd: "Tryout" Registration closes.
3. JULY (specific dates TBD): Tryouts at MCP for new travel players only (if roster spots are available) and tryouts for the new U10 travel teams.
4. AUGUST 1: MASA submits final travel team rosters to PA West.
5. AUGUST (specific dates TBD): Travel team practices begin at MCP.

IN-HOUSE TEAMS:
MASA is working on a Return to Play guideline specific to MASA and MCP that will include input from the CDC, Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, and PA West.  This guideline will be distributed in early-July to coincide with the opening of in-house registration.  This will allow parents to make an informed decision regarding registration for the Fall in-house season.  

IN-HOUSE TIMELINE:
1. EARLY JULY: Return to Play guideline circulated and in-house registration opens.
2. JULY 31: In-house registration closes.
3. AUGUST: In-house rosters and schedules finalized.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  Please visit the MASA website for additional updates throughout the Summer (murrysvillesoccer.com) including information on our QuickSkills Summer Soccer Camp!

MASA Board

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Murrysville Area Soccer Association
PO Box 494 
Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668

Email: [email protected]

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