The variety of concerns that we see from families is testimony to the uncertainty that the public health situation and the resultant rules for practicing and playing soccer have wrought.
Should young players always wear masks because they can't be relied upon to raise and lower them appropriately? Or are young players actually at risk if they can't remove their masks at certain levels of exercise, when safely distanced? Is it "real soccer" if the kids can't have deliberate contact and will they enjoy it? Can our youngest players even play games if they're not allowed deliberate or sustained contact?
There's good news, team. We don't have to guess at the answers to many of these questions!! Miles Alden-Dunn, owner of Proformance, our pro coaching partner for our Pre-K thru 2nd Grade programs, and Lee Moyce, our former Director of Coaching who is now with NEFC, are willing to share their actual experiences with us.
Miles has been running camps for groups of 60 kids ages 5-12 all summer, and Lee has been coaching club teams of varying ages all summer. Both have been working with all of the rules we are now faced with this fall. And both are joining us on a WSC EXPERT FORUM ZOOM CALL this coming Thursday, 3 September, at 8 pm to share their experiences and answer your questions.
If you have any questions about whether to register or withdraw, if you could use some peace of mind about the safety and quality of your child's WSC experience this fall, if you have any questions at all - Zoom with us.
Spoiler Alert - the kids are having a blast ;-)
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