Lewisburg AYSO has regretfully made the choice to cancel our spring 2020 season.
This was not a quick or easy decision to make.
AYSO National had previously suspended all programs until at least May 15, 2020. It is very unlikely that AYSO or any other youth sports program will be able to proceed as planned as of that date even under the most optimistic projections. Playing with other regions is also extremely unlikely given the current Pennsylvania school closure orders and the number of AYSO regions that rely on school fields in our area. Lewisburg AYSO places the highest importance on the health and welfare of our players and volunteers, but in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic we cannot reasonably ensure either.
Please know that Lewisburg AYSO is hoping that we will be able to offer an in-house summer program for all of our currently registered players. We do not yet know if or when we will have a summer program or what it will look like exactly, but the 2019/20 membership year does not end until August. We will keep all of our families and volunteers updated as things develop.
Will AYSO offer a refund for spring?
- AYSO National's refund policy states that any player who has taken the field at any point during the membership year is ineligible for a refund. This policy includes all of the players that played in fall 2019, meaning Lewisburg AYSO cannot offer partial refunds for the spring season. However, we can offer a $20 discount to families of current players who have children that are either starting or returning to AYSO in fall 2020. This amount will cover the AYSO National fee for players registering before June 15.
When will fall registration begin?
- Registration for fall 2020 will begin on May 15. Given the uncertainty of most everything right now, this year we are starting our fall registration as a waitlist-only registration. This is similar to what we do in the spring and it will allow all of our AYSO families to register their children without paying anything up front. Deferring payment will let us offer our families additional protections in the event social distancing protocols continue into the fall. It is our hope that our community will have a better picture of what the next few months will look like by mid-June. All registrations will be activated once we do.
Where do I register my child?
- Guardians will be able to register their children by visiting our registration portal beginning on 5/15.
For more information on registration please visit our registration FAQ.
It goes without saying that none of us wanted to be here dealing with these issues. Each of us is experiencing unique and unprecedented challenges at home, school, and/ or work. We are all looking forward to life returning to normal and seeing our kids outside playing with their friends. Our community is going to get there together and it is our hope that Lewisburg AYSO can be a venue for that return to normalcy.
Please continue to take care of yourselves and each other.
Yours in Soccer,