Summer Academy Update Looking To Begin June 8

Date Posted: 5/22/2020

We hope that all are doing well. This has been a trying time for all of us. As we stated in April, our goal is to offer the Summer Academy in 2020. We knew that we would have to make modifications to the program due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. As we have received clarification and guidance from Federal, State, and local authorities, we can update the 2020 offering of the Summer Academy. Please note the following summary:

  1. Sessions to begin the week of June 8. This allows time for the various facilities that we use to open. We may have to have venue changes. Venue changes will be communicated to all participants via email, posted to our website and social media outlets.
  2. We have factored that many area clubs have proposed or are offering a return to play during June. With that in mind, Huntersville, Gastonia, Shelby will be morning only sessions during June. Gastonia and Shelby will remain morning only throughout. Charlotte will be evening only the entire time. We will look to offer morning and evening sessions in Huntersville beginning the week of July 6.
  3. Enrollment limits: We will have to limit the number of participants at sessions to ensure social distancing and stay within the guidelines of the various counties and of the State of North Carolina. This means that we will also limit the number of players that register per training center. Once we reach the limit, we will post a message showing that the training center registration is closed.
  4. Player equipment: Each player must bring their soccer ball, hand sanitizer, water container. Shin guards are mandatory. The player must bring sufficient water and or sports beverage (Gatorade, PowerAde) for the entire session. There will not be a central 5-gallon water container. All equipment should be properly marked.
  5. Health guidelines: 
  • Anyone showing signs of illness of any kind or who may have been exposed to COVID-19 should not be in attendance.
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 • fever* • cough • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Additional symptoms include chills, (new) loss of taste or smell, and vomiting/diarrhea (children only). While symptoms in children are similar to adults, children may have milder symptoms. *Fever is determined by a thermometer reading 100.4 or higher or by subjective signs such as flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, chills, shivering, sweating, achiness, headache, not eating or drinking.
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We will look forward to getting back on the field and assisting in the development of youth soccer players.


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