Lakefront Updates and Information
We hope you are all staying safe and healthy!
We will post updates here as we hear from the Leagues and governing bodies.
To the right on this page, there are links to videos for the players to work on to keep up their skills!!
Our next Board of Directors meeting is Sunday, June 7, 2020. We will post any updates we receive as we are notified.
LAKEFRONT SOCCER CLUB UPDATE 5/15/2020:
Lakefront Soccer Club’s first concern is for the well-being and safety of our players, coaches, and their families. Our Office Staff and Board Members have been monitoring the Coronavirus restrictions and will follow all recommendations from the CDC, NYS, Monroe County, and our governing bodies, US Youth Soccer and NYSWYSA.
We hope that you and your family are all safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.
This “new normal” is anything but normal. We know it is a time of great stress and uncertainty.
From going up to a bank teller with a mask on and asking for money to homeschooling your kids, everything is different than how it was only a few short months ago.
We have decided that it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel this summer’s tournament.
With the cancelation of the Lakefront Classic Showcase Tournament, the club has lost a major source of revenue for this year. As a result, the Board of Directors has put a hold on all spending without approval.
Over the next several weeks we will be receiving guidance from US Soccer, NYSWYSA, and RDYSL regarding the resumption of practices, games, camps and tryouts. In the meantime, the club is also looking at extending the 2019-20 soccer season into early fall (Sept and Oct) with a series of practices and friendlies.
World Cup Summer Soccer and InterTown Summer Soccer programs have been cancelled.
Please see below for status on the Premier and Travel Soccer leagues.
Thank you and be safe!!
Lakefront ZOOM Online Training
Lakefront Soccer Club will be starting online skills training every Tuesday night. There will be two sessions held, one session will be geared toward ages 8 to 11 and the second will be for players 12...
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Coaches Session One 8 to 11
Creative ways to use agility with technical work
Jesse Myers is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Lakefront Zoom...
New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA) Position on Coronavirus
- NY State – Youth Soccer is included in Phase 4 of re-opening, no group practice or play is permitted until Phase 4 commences. Insurance would not cover any violation of NY State Law.
- US Soccer all scheduled events cancelled through June 30th
- US Youth Soccer - Programming and physical distancing restrictions for USYS programming have been extended.
- NYSWYSA - Play and Practice Programming suspended through June 26th
- ODP Tournament 2020 cancelled.
- ODP Training cancelled for the remainder of this ODP cycle.
- ODP Camp cancelled.
- USYS National and Regional Championships 2020 tournaments cancelled.
- NYSWYSA State Cup 2020 – Dates 24th-26th July and 1st - 2nd August. Check website for new milestone dates. http://nyswysa.org/
- Coach Education – Courses will begin no earlier than July 6th – Updated D and grassroots courses to be announced soon.
- Referee Program - all events postponed or cancelled, though June 26th.
- Return to play details http://nyswysa.
- Ideas and things to do during the lockdown http://nyswysa.org/
· No practice before 6/26/20
· Season cancelled.
· Season cancelled.
· Season suspended.
· Season cancelled
· Season cancelled
New York State West Youth Soccer
May 20, 2020
To: Thruway League Members and Participants
From: Thruway League Board of Directors
Yesterday the league Board of Directors convened to review the options for the 2020 season. The decision was made to cancel the 2020 Thruway League Season. Our rationale for this decision included the following key points.
While New York State (NYS) has specified recreational sports can proceed once any state region reaches Phase 4 of the NYS Return to Business process, they have not yet provided any direction as to what, if any, phased distancing requirements might apply once reaching Phase 4. Without that information we cannot adequately plan for what return to play would look like.
Each region within NYS may likely reach Phase 4 at a different time. Given that our league encompasses 5 regions, the logistics of scheduling games would be impractical.
League members and participating teams can proceed on their own to schedule friendly games amongst themselves if they choose to do so provided they ensure that they comply with whatever NYS and/or Federal Government regulations apply upon being allowed to return to play.
The Board of Directors is evaluating an updated refund policy which will be announced shorty.
Thruway League Board of Directors
COVID-19 Update: May 15, 2020 Club members, Please see the update below.
It is with sadness that I announce the board has decided to cancel the 2020 season due to COVID-19. I know some of you think it is too early to make this call. I have listed a number of the reasons for this decision below. Based on these factors, we do not feel that it is safe or reasonable to play the 2020 season.
- Youth Soccer would fall under Phase 4 (recreation) and, at the earliest, would not start until June 26. Our latest scheduling plan calls for a June 21st start to the season. This cuts an already compressed season possibly more depending on when organizations can work on our fields. This also does not consider time to prepare fields, practice time, uniform delivery issues, etc.
- Social distancing requirements are going to make playing games challenging, at best, and impossible, at worst. In addition, policing social distancing for the spectators is an issue that most clubs are not prepared to handle. The safety of our players, coaches, officials, and spectators is our primary concern.
- Several clubs have already expressed issues in obtaining fields this year. We have a real concern that we will not have enough fields to play even the shortened season. Clubs that depend on school district fields are having significant access issues. The league typically plays 40% of all games on school fields. The closure of those fields will present a substantial scheduling issue.
- Several clubs have indicated they have teams that will not be returning in 2020 due to coach, player, and parent concerns. We still have not heard from all the clubs, but scheduling is going to be very difficult with just the preliminary number of teams dropping and the impact to the divisions.
- Club Presidents have expressed additional concerns with schedules, fields, coaches, etc
- NYS continues to revise guidelines and dates. This is creating a constant moving target for clubs, teams, and the league as to what requirements and guidelines we need to follow.
- The Referee unit has not been able to train new officials for the 2020 season and thus has a significant shortage. Additionally, many referees may choose not to work games this summer due to the crisis which will only add to the shortage.’
- The State guidelines state we must have a plan to keep our “employees and customers” safe. In our case employees and customers would refer to players, parents, and referees. Wearing masks and social distancing would be difficult to accomplish if not impossible during a match.
RDYSL will credit each club the full amount of player registration fees already collected by RDYSL and apply to the 2021 season. If any clubs would like a refund instead of a credit, please contact me. In addition, all player red cards suspensions that would be carried over from 2019 will be forgiven so that they may play as soon as the 2021 season starts. Those players’ status will be reinstated for 2021.
There are a few tournaments still available in July that your teams may want to register for once NYS is finally opened back up. Hopefully, this will give your teams a few chances to play together this season. If you need physical passes for these tournaments, please reach out to your RDYSL Registrar.
I would also encourage your teams to look at scrimmage opportunities once the State allows recreational activities, but please keep in mind player insurance is still required.
Insurance is not valid until Phase 4 starts when practicing as a team.
As always, please stay safe and enjoy your time with your families.