Dear Penn Legacy players and families,
I am writing this evening to update you on Penn Legacy’s efforts to monitor and respond to the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As this situation evolves, I will continue to update everyone by email and on our Penn Legacy website.
Let me start by thanking all of you – players, families, coaches, and volunteer staff – for your patience and flexibility during this rapidly-changing public health crisis. This situation continues to be fluid and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future.
Based on directives from Governor Wolf and other health officials, EPYSA issued a directive to all sanctioned clubs and leagues earlier this afternoon.
Penn Legacy will comply with this directive and cancel all soccer activity through April 5, 2020
. Going forward, we will look to guidance from EPYSA, state and federal officials, and other official sources.
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is suspending all sanctioned soccer activity through Sunday April 5.
We will re-evaluate
at that time. Suspended sanctioned soccer extends to all leagues and clubs. This includes, but is not limited to:
Organized kick arounds or fitness activities
Games or scrimmages
Referee and coaching courses
As per the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, all schools are closed for a two week period. No school facility can be used for any sanctioned activity. Please comply with the directives of our health agencies and professionals. Do not put yourselves or the children at risk to play soccer. This is not a time to be concerned about soccer, this is a public health crisis.
As a community non-profit youth organization, our first priority is to safeguard the health, safety and well-being of all our participants. We will continue to take the situation seriously and make decisions that are carefully considered and cautious. Likewise, I encourage you to take
steps necessary to safeguard your personal health and to minimize risk exposure. My sincere hope is that we will return to regular schedules and competition for the spring season.
President, Penn Legacy