Latest Club Update – Closure Extended

Dear Space Coast United Families,

As you know, we took the unusual step of suspending all soccer activities under our jurisdiction, originally through Easter (April 15th). In consideration of the latest guidance from the federal government, we are extending that suspension through April 30. We believe this is a very important time in our battle to contain the spread of the coronavirus, and are convinced that a more rigorous approach now will make a big difference. We will review medical and public health guidance later in April and provide updates at that time. While we all hope to return to play as soon as possible, the health and safety of our players, parents, referees and team staff are our number one priority.

At this time, we have made no definitive decisions about our Competitive or Recreational programs. We are speaking with our leagues and will be guided largely by what they believe will make the most sense given the many challenges we are all facing. We are studying potential alternatives to our normal formats in case a different approach might make more sense for our members. US Club is in contact with college coaches to understand what they are hearing about their plans to look at players that are still looking to get recruited and will advise us.

Virtually all of our league partners have told us they are intent on completing their spring seasons, even though that might mean playing league games into July. Many clubs are being asked about refunds by concerned parents. We believe until a return-to-play date is established, and leagues agree on what will happen with the spring season, discussion of refunds is premature.

Scott Armstrong
Executive Director
Space Coast United Soccer Club