Next Update June 4th or as they happen
June 1st update WAITING FOR Return to play guidelines
Parents, with the announcement of the return of non-contact organized sport activities on June 22, 2020 by Governor Murphy, we are now waiting for release of RETURN TO PLAY guidelines from New Jersey Youth Soccer and the township of Bloomfield moving forward.
Bloomfield Soccer INTOWN – FALL TRAVEL SOCCER Update May 29th
Our goal is to have an exciting, comfortable and safe soccer year for everyone, and, to start playing soccer as soon as we are given the go ahead that we can proceed. The state has announced June 22 as the day organized non-contact youth sports can proceed in limited function. We are waiting for the County of Essex and the Township of Bloomfield to provide further guidelines. Safety is the number one concern. A safe responsible return to play is everyone’s plan.
May 25th update from New Jersey Youth Soccer
This is the statement from New Jersey Youth Soccer:
On Friday, we learned about Governor Murphy‘s executive order that provided more progress towards opening up New Jersey. However, it was also communicated that organized team sports continue to be prohibited. Therefore, while today’s news supports the eventual return to soccer, affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities statewide continue to be suspended.
We are encouraged by Friday’s development and we will continue to work with our member clubs. While we previously targeted a hopeful initial Return to Play date in mid-June, this news allows us to work towards an earlier return to sanctioned activity. Such a return to sanctioned activity will continue to be led by the guidelines previously provided to clubs. As mentioned, we are developing additional Return to Play communication resources to assist clubs, coaches, players and parents.
Thank you for your continued support.
May 19th update
This update includes New Jersey Youth Soccer’s May 17th and May 19th updates and start up of return to play strategies
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the communication from our local, state and federal government about social and physical distancing, NJ Youth Soccer is extending its suspension of all affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities statewide. Our primary focus continues to be the safety and welfare of our players, coaches, referees and communities. For our member organizations (towns, clubs and leagues), this suspension includes, but is not limited to, all in-person events (e.g. practices, training, scrimmages, clinics, tryouts, games and tournaments). Moving forward, we will provide frequent updates as we monitor this issue daily and evaluate the opportunity to return to activity.
As US Youth Soccer State Associations across the country begin to institute new guidelines for youth sports activities, we are taking similar steps while following the directives from our Governor Murphy and the State of New Jersey. We trust many of us are all eager to get back on the field and start playing. That said, we need to be cognizant of our community’s rules and requirements. It is our goal to maintain a spirit of fun and enjoyment, while making sure we comply with all local rules to better protect the health of our community.
We hope to see you all safe, healthy and on the field soon. We Are New Jersey Youth Soccer!
Update (May 19, 2020): Please know that we continue to work on our Return to Play strategy. Further, we are encouraged by yesterday’s announcement from Governor Murphy, and we hope that provides an opportunity for soccer activity in the near future.
May 13th update – Little Cleats PLEASE see the email sent to your account email address for Little Cleats program information.
Bloomfield Soccer INTOWN Update May 13th 2020
Our goal is to have an exciting, comfortable and safe soccer year for everyone, and, to start playing soccer as soon as we are given the go ahead that we can proceed.
This is an evolving plan to do as much as we can, to take those extra steps not just to save a soccer season, but to make an awesome 2020 soccer year.
At this time we are moving forward with a number of plans to combine the spring and fall intown soccer season into one 2020 intown season with some summer soccer activities as well.
The spring teams already set up will remain as they are throughout the year. We will move forward with these plans as we get more guidelines for proceeding safely from Bloomfield Township, Essex County, the Governor’s office in New Jersey, and New Jersey Youth Soccer.
As with everything in our world today, this is subject to change, but we are looking forward to making this happen for our Little Cleats, Hi-5 special needs development academy / Special Olympics, and K-8th grade intown soccer program.