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Apr, 2020

Covid-19 Update

Update 6/15;

The following email was sent out on June 15th regarding return to play responsibilities;

Hello Broomfield Soccer Club families,

As you should have heard by now, we have been given the green light by the City and County of Broomfield to get back out on the fields, beginning today, June 15th!  This week all incoming U11-U19 girls, and U11-U14 boys will begin team training sessions.  Next week, U15-U19 boys will begin with High School Kickarounds (more info will be sent specifically to those groups either Friday of this week or Monday of next week).  Coaches have received their times and locations, and should have passed these on to you by now.

There are some guidelines that we all will need to follow when we get back out, and I can’t stress enough how important this is to assure a safe and structured return to play.  These guidelines have been broken down into coach responsibilities, player responsibilities, and parent responsibilities.  All three are linked below, so each group will know what is expected.  I recommend reading through all three.  Please keep in mind, these are subject to change, as this is still a very fluid situation.  If they are either loosened or tightened, we will let everyone know right away.  We expect all parties to follow these, as not doing so not only puts public health at risk, but the club’s ability to continue to provide programming as well. 

One thing to keep in mind above all else, if you are not comfortable returning to soccer for whatever reason, it is OK to sit out until you are.  You can make whatever decision you feel is in the best interest of you and your family without penalty.

All of us at BSC, myself, the staff, the coaches and the board, want to thank you for your patience through this.  I know it has become cliché to say this, but together we will all get through this and come out stronger on the other side!

Coach Responsibilities

Player Responsibilities

Parent Responsibilities

Mike Schrad, Executive Director

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Office Opening Notes 5/15

  • The Broomfield Soccer Club office will be open by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning May 19th.
  • Masks will be required when having an in person appointment by both parties.
  • Physical distance of 6 ft. must be maintained at all times.
  • There will be a table set up at the front entrance, please do not pass this table until met by a staff person.
  • No pets will be allowed in the office.

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Update 4/29;

On April 28th communication was sent to each program with specific details around spring cancellations and plans going forward.  If you did not receive this email, please send an email to [email protected] to have it forwarded to you.  Please include your player's name, age group, and rec or competitive program.  Thank you!

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Update 4/8;

Hello Broomfield Soccer Club families,

Colorado Soccer Association has officially pushed the anticipated return to play date from April 18th to May 1st.  CSA is working closely with and following all recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Governor’s office, and will only allow a return to play once it is deemed safe to do so.  To that end CSA and all other Colorado soccer clubs are remaining optimistic that a spring season will be able to be played.  Assuming that the season will begin on May 1st, it will be extended to June 21st as the last date to play games.  If state officials should decide that the current restrictions need to be in place through June 1st, the spring season would officially be cancelled. 

We are working on plans to address all situations, while keeping in mind several factors – the desire to return to play as soon as it is deemed safe to do so, the individual personal circumstances of our BSC families in light of this situation, and the continued viability of the club.  Please rest assured that we are taking all of these factors into account, especially when it comes to consideration of credits, refunds, and/or alternative programming offerings, and are taking things one step at a time.  We ask for your continued patience through these unprecedented events, and thank you for your understanding.  Stay tuned for further announcements as more information becomes available.

Once we are able to return to play, we plan to be a big part of getting things back to “normal” for our kids.  In the meantime, I wanted to pass along a good article from Children’s Hospital Colorado about how to help your children through this.  It also contains contact information that you can use as a resource if your children are really struggling and you need a little support. 

https://www.childrenscolorado.org/conditions-and-advice/parenting/parenting-articles/coronavirus-anxiety/

I sincerely hope you are safe and healthy through this time, and look forward to seeing you out on the fields again soon,

Mike Schrad, Executive Director

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Update 3/24;

Hello Broomfield Soccer Club families,

I hope this finds you safe and healthy, and enduring through these unprecedented times.  Yesterday you should have received an email from Colorado Soccer Association explaining the extension of the current postponement of play through April 17th, with the hopes of being able to return to play on April 18th.  This extension of the postponement includes all games, practices, and team activities.  Please refrain from any team activities that bring players, coaches, parents, etc. together during this time period.  If you did not receive that email, I have copied it below.

We are still optimistic that we will get out to the fields and return to play for the spring season.  It may look different than past years, but will still be enjoyable and educational.  We will continue to work closely with CSA, the City of Broomfield, and the Colorado Department of Public Health on returning to play as soon as it is safe to do so. Depending on future developments, we will be examining credits toward future programming and other options. 

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times.  To date, I’ve been impressed with the kindness, compassion and empathy that our club members have displayed.  Please continue to do so, and we’ll get through this together.

Mike Schrad, Executive Director

FOR EXTERNAL RELEASE (March 23, 2020)

Dear Colorado Soccer Families, Friends, Coaches, Referees, and Players,

Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) has been the governing body of soccer in Colorado since 1978. As a non-profit organization overseeing the 60+ non-profit member youth soccer clubs in Colorado, the CSA mission continues to be one of education, service, honor, infrastructure, sportsmanship, and safety.

By now, everyone should be aware that all organized Colorado soccer operations have been suspended until at least March 28th. In consideration of Governor Polis’ closure of schools until April 17th, the earliest start date for spring soccer has been moved to April 18th. This is the first date that any teams of a CSA sanctioned organization may gather and take the field. CSA and its member clubs will review this date no later than April 3rd and will extend the current spring season start date again if necessary.

Some of you receiving this may be ‘first timers’ in the Colorado Soccer community. We welcome you into our family. We hope you soon find out why soccer is considered to be “The World’s Sport”, achieving more internationally than any other sport.

You may wonder why we don’t cancel the spring season now. We can appreciate these sentiments, but the answer is not so simple. Locally, we’ve made it through hard times as friends, teams, clubs, and as a community. For many who grew up playing the sport, whether locally or nationally, we often reflect on the immense benefits sports has had on our lives. The physical, mental, and social well-being provided by soccer got many of us through hard times and made us better individuals. CSA and all Colorado Soccer clubs believe that continuing to provide these benefits and fulfilling these needs has to be our goal. We can’t and we won’t just give up on the opportunity to emerge from this devastation so as to again serve our community.

Taking into consideration the diversity of the soccer community we serve, our decision to strive for stability and survival runs deep. Whether this is your child’s first venture into organized sport, or your child lives and breathes soccer, the survival of youth soccer is vital to the continuation of:

  • Soccer as the best form of exercise a child may get on a weekly basis.
  • Soccer as the most welcome or possibly only non-school social time kids may have on a weekly basis.
  • The immense benefit of the coach-player mentorship relationship.
  • The stability in the life of a child that comes from being part of a team.
  • Soccer is the only main outlet in life for some kids.

While not each of these may apply to your child, some or all of these benefits apply to children everywhere in the greater Colorado Soccer community.

CSA is working to be creative with our member clubs to create a season of soccer even with a delayed start date. Without spring soccer, the sport as we know it, the infrastructure that has taken decades to build, the continuity and livelihood of many coaches, and field access will be crippled. Without a spring season, we are concerned many of our member clubs as we know them today will not survive in their current form. Some of our member clubs may be forced to lay off employees, coaches, downsize field access, or even close their doors. All CSA member clubs are non-profits, and few of them carry the extensive financial reserves necessary for them to make it intact through the events we are currently facing.

The economic impact of these potential outcomes weighs heavy as well, as the greater Colorado Soccer landscape provides hundreds of millions to the local economy annually.

In light of ongoing efforts, it is the recommendation of the CSA Board of Directors to its members that Colorado soccer clubs not provide Spring refunds, but rather be creative with future opportunities to offset the lost services this Spring. Doing so would allow clubs to have soccer accessible to your child immediately as soon as we are able to return to play as well as being able to ultimately provide the services that were postponed due to the pandemic.

We believe now, more than ever, we need to focus on the future and pulling through this together so that our children will have a sense of normalcy as our community emerges from this devastation.

Many of you will receive communication from your member clubs tomorrow. Our wish, as you read through their individual messages, is that you understand any decisions made are decisions not made lightly, but rather are made in consideration of the years they’ve been working with Colorado’s youth soccer community and the continuation of a thriving youth soccer environment.

Nate Shotts, CEO, Colorado Soccer

Jeff Ruebel, President, Colorado Soccer

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Hello Broomfield Soccer Club families,

Please see the message below from Nate Shotts, CEO of Colorado Soccer Association;

March 12, 2020 

Dear CSA Clubs,  

With the ongoing concern of the COVID-19, we have followed the recommendations from USYS, US Soccer and many local authorities in making a determination for our CSA members. 

It is CSA and our Board of Directors’ decision to suspend all sanctioned events beginning immediately through March 23rd.  This shall include games and all training sessions.  

We will be assessing the situation daily and giving reports to our clubs as more details are available.  On March 24th, we will be sending out a new notice to either begin play or to continue suspension for another week.  It is our goal to decide on a week by week basis, hoping to get back to play as soon as possible. 

Also, at this time CSA State Cup, President Cup and Centennial Cup are suspended; this includes the CO Select program.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. 

Nate Shotts

Broomfield Soccer Club will be following this directive beginning immediately.  We will be updating our members as quickly as information becomes available on either resumption of play or further postponements.  Expect the first update, as noted above, on Tuesday, March 24th.  In addition to games and training sessions being canceled, the Burn Room and the BSC office will be closed until further notice.  BSC staff will be available via email as always to answer any questions. 

At this time we are hoping that we will be able to resume play as soon as possible, and miss little to no games through rescheduling.  However, until the situation develops further, we are in a holding pattern.  We thank you in advance for your understanding, and bearing with us through this situation.

Thank you,

Mike Schrad, Executive Director

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Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Phone: 303-466-0096
Email: [email protected]

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