NYSA Clubs and Leagues:
We have received a few questions regarding out-of-state play during the phased Return to Play period, and thought that it may be helpful to clarify the position of NYSA regarding such travel.
NYSA is currently in Phase 1 of its Return to Play efforts, meaning that only individual drills emphasizing social distancing are allowed. Full and unrestricted game play is not allowed until we enter Phase 4. This being the case, NYSA will not be approving any out-of-state play until we have reached the fourth phase of our protocols.
If a club or team elects to travel prior to NYSA entering Phase 4, it does so at its own risk and contrary to NYSA restrictions. Not only will such travel and play be void of any insurance coverage under NYSA’s policies, those making such trips may be required to quarantine for up to two weeks upon return from another state. Section 28 of the NYSA Policy will be fully enforced.
Let’s all remember that the reason we are adhering to common sense and the Return to Play restrictions is due to a serious health crisis. It is very real, and placing youth players at risk by playing in a weekend event would appear to turn a blind eye to the safety and well-being of our players, coaches and families.