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Re: Essex County Soccer Association (ECYSA)

anon
Anon
But let\'s playyyyyyy hockeyyyyyyyyy.


August 17, 2020

Dear ECYSA Members,

As promised, I want to give you an update on the results of tonight\'s ECYSA Board Meeting.

At tonight\'s meeting we discussed the 11 towns that had already opted out of fall travel season, additional towns still in consideration, and the impact of the 10 towns rated Red and Yellow in the Commonwealth\'s new ranking system. In addition, we reviewed feedback from some medical professionals, the trend of Covid-19 cases in Essex County, and the modifications to the game mandated by MA Youth Soccer.

All of these factors have led the board to the very difficult decision of not continuing with the planning and scheduling of the Fall 2020 ECYSA League Season.

We made this decision for a number of reasons:

The increasing cases of covid 19 in Essex county
The increasing number of ECYSA member towns rated Yellow and Red
The decreased value of playing with the significant modifications to the game turning soccer into what one member described as \"a game of keep away.\"
The overall complexity of implementing and enforcing all of the mitigation and changes throughout the league.
no comparison, soccer is a bunch p*ssies
The difference is these are volunteer associations and not for profit businesses. The volunteers are not going to sell this as roses.

Re: Essex County Soccer Association (ECYSA)

They got it right, the significant changes and modifications to the rules make it a waste of time. For ice hockey - no contact, immediate whistles for any scrum, a center having to wear a mask, all players wearing a mask while resting on the bench, and finding a way to stay 6' apart on the bench. I would vote for riding it out with maybe one or two practices per week.

Re: Essex County Soccer Association (ECYSA)

Anon
They got it right, the significant changes and modifications to the rules make it a waste of time. For ice hockey - no contact, immediate whistles for any scrum, a center having to wear a mask, all players wearing a mask while resting on the bench, and finding a way to stay 6\\\' apart on the bench. I would vote for riding it out with maybe one or two practices per week.
But they made similarly ridiculous rules for baseball and the games have continued. Masks for batters and runners are rules, as is social distancing on the bench, yet most club teams just routinely ignore them now, as do umps.

Many of the new hockey rules are similarly untenable. It doesn't mean take your ball and go home. Get the games going and gradually the rules that can't be enforced or go against the nature of the sport will get ignored, as they should. Just like kids playing in packs now who didn't leave their houses in April. It's hard to stop a moving train.

Re: Essex County Soccer Association (ECYSA)

nobody cares what communist kickball does!

Re: Essex County Soccer Association (ECYSA)

Libtards love soccer.