Hello Soccer Family,
We want to thank the parents/family members for taking the time to register their child(ren).
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Rancho Cordova Soccer Club has made the difficult decision to cancel play for the upcoming Fall 2020 soccer season. This decision has been made in order to best protect our communities from potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus and to reduce the likelihood of unnecessary transmission through close contact during recreational sports activities.
Please note that this decision was unanimous and the following reasons were also factors:
- Local public health officials and have not yet released guidelines on how to safely conduct soccer games. Current guidelines that have been released only cover small group conditioning activities with many restrictions: Games and scrimmages are NOT allowed.
- The city park fields that we use are not open to organized youth sports activities until July 15th, and then are open only for small group conditioning with many restrictions. Games and scrimmages will not be allowed.
- In the weeks prior to the decision, reported cases of and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were increasing locally.
- We are concerned about placing an undue burden on volunteer coaches to implement appropriate physical distancing and other strict guidelines that would have to be emplaced for public safety.
Rancho Cordova Soccer Club did not make this decision lightly. We are all committed to providing a safe environment for the youth of our community to experience the sport of soccer. Unfortunately, the unprecedented circumstances of the global COVID-19 pandemic have created a scenario where we do not believe that we can effectively create a safe environment for play. We hope that we can all return to league play in 2021.
We will begin the refund process for everyone who has already paid registration fees. The registrar will email those who(m) have paid to inform them of the refund procedure. We anticipate the refund process to take approximately four weeks.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
RCSC Board Members