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Official KC Athletics Update Friday, April 3rd, 2020: COVID-19

By Gigi Gray, 04/03/20, 5:45PM CDT

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Friday, April 3, 2020 

KC Athletics Families,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to monitor and adapt to the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we are all currently facing. This past week, teams began virtual practices via Zoom. We sincerely hope your players enjoy these sessions and that they are providing a sense of “normal” for our players at this time. We also are updating the Home Training page on our website with activities daily. As the Kansas City Metropolitan area is under a stay at home order, all in-person KC Athletics activities are suspended until April 30. We will continue with bi-weekly updates throughout this time.

Here are the latest updates regarding payment/league/tournaments that we know of at this time:

  1. Payment/Refunds:  Everyone in the club should have received an email on March 25 from KC Athletics Director of Operations, Kenda Childers, regarding payment status and refunds. We are still waiting on the several factors mentioned in the email. Please reach out to Kenda at KChilders@athleticskc.com should you have additional questions.
  2. Heartland Soccer league play:  As of March 19, all Heartland Soccer league games are cancelled through April 30. 
  3. US Youth Soccer:
    1. As of March 31: All US Youth Soccer Conference play (including our teams in the National League Midwest Conference) is cancelled until May 1. Another decision regarding the status of games after this date will be announced on April 15.
    2. US Youth Soccer has canceled all Regional and National events associated with President’s Cup and State Cup.
    3. Missouri has canceled the 2020 state-level President’s Cup and is planning on a State Cup in potentially a different format and possibly different dates.
    4. Kansas is planning to have President’s Cup, Jr. State Cup, and State Cup in potentially a different format and possibly different dates.
    5. We are working with our local KS and MO Soccer Associations to learn more on the status of the Cup events and their modified formats.
  4. ECNL:
    1. As of March 12: All ECNL play is cancelled until April 30. The Greer Showcase May 8-10 has been cancelled as well.
  5. Tournaments: Tournaments are run by individual entities and we are actively monitoring tournament status to pass this information along to teams. If your team planned for a spring tournament, please check with your coach regarding event status or questions at this time. We will send updates to individual teams as we have them.

 

Sincerely,

KC Athletics