NJYS Sanctioned Activities Suspended

This update is provided to ICYSL Members.  NJ Youth Soccer distributed the message below to its membership and, as a NJYS Member League we want to share this with you and encourage you to post the same message to your parents and players to ensure this important message is received.
Effective Monday, March 16th, 2020, NJ Youth Soccer is suspending all affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities statewide due to the evolving COVID-19 situation.  For our member organizations (towns, clubs and leagues) this suspension includes, but is not limited to, all practices, training, scrimmages, clinics, tryouts, games and tournaments.  As a result of this suspension, team and club activities during this time will not be sanctioned and, therefore, will not be covered by NJ Youth Soccer insurances.  For the State Office, this suspension includes our programming (e.g., ODP, State Cups and Coaching Education Courses).
Our primary focus is the safety and welfare of our players, coaches and referees.  More importantly, we are concerned for the safety and well-being of our communities and seek to comply with medical directives on how to stem the spread of the virus.  This is not just a soccer decision, but a public health decision. 
We continue to closely monitor the situation via the federal, state and local health agencies.  We remain in contact with US Soccer, US Youth Soccer and other State Associations, who have made significant cancellations and postponements as well as the other major sport organizations and events throughout the country. Membership can expect regular updates as this situation continues to evolve.
We cannot emphasize enough that NJ Youth Soccer’s primary commitment is the health and safety of all members, players, coaches, referees, parents, spectators and volunteers.
A further update from NJ Youth Soccer will be provided by April 1st.

Important Dates - Spring 2020 Season

Key Dates:

March 08          Preliminary team counts: strengths and registration payment due

March 15          Final team counts/strengths due - Flighting begins

Deadline to withdraw teams without penalties

March 18          Mandatory TR flighting meeting at TBD

March 22          Flighting finalized – Scheduling begins

Teams dropping after 12:01 am will be fined $100

March 29          ALL ROSTERS MUST BE EMAILED to icysl.board+roster@gmail.com

Teams dropping after 12:01 am will be fined $200

April 04-05        Opening weekend

April 11/12        No Games: Easter weekend

April 25-26        Week C / Rosters are frozen, updated rosters to be emailed to icysl.board+roster@gmail.com

May 23-24        Make up games -Memorial Day weekend

June 20            Finals Fest


· We will be playing a 7-game season plus playoffs for U12 - U16

· U8 & U10 play 7v7, small sided - 9 games plus Fun Fest

· U18 plays 9 games No Playoffs

· 3rd place games to be played at the field of highest seeded team (ref. fees will be shared between towns)

April 04-05        Week A Season Kick-off

April 11-12       No Games – Easter Weekend

April 18-19        Week B / Last week to add players and re-send roster

April 25-26        Week C / Rosters are frozen

May 02-03        Week D 

May 09-10        Week E

May 16-17        Week F

May 23-24        Make up games -Memorial Day weekend

May 30-31        Week G

June 05-06       Week H – First Round Playoffs

June 13-14       Week I - Second Round Playoffs

June 20            Week J - Finals Fest / Fun Fest (Rain Date 6/14)


Format for Fall 2019-Spring 2020