Good morning Soccer Parents,
Fall Season Cancellation
To protect the health and safety of our players, parents, and patrons, the SWM Rec Board has voted unanimously to cancel its 2020 Fall Season. More information around the Board’s decision is included below.
Parents have the option to leave a credit on their player’s account for next season or receive a full refund. See below for more information.
Credits and Refunds
For parents who have already paid their child’s registration fees, you may choose between two options to make use of those funds:
1. Keep the payment on your player’s account.
We will apply the balance toward future registration costs. If your child was maintaining credit from the spring season, the credit will remain on their account indefinitely.
Action needed for credit: No action required.
2. You may request a full refund.
The refund will be processed back to the credit or debit card you initially used to pay your child’s registration fees. Once processed, our Treasurer will send you a confirmation e-mail. Refunds may take up to 10 business days to post back to your account.
Action needed for a refund: If you would like a refund, you must reply to this e-mail to claim it.
Reasons for Cancellation
Here are the prevailing reasons our Board opted to cancel this season:
The Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA), in accordance with the MI Safe Start Plan introduced by Governor Whitmer, has not yet announced that soccer can return to gameplay. We do not know when or if a return to gameplay will be announced. Our Board did not feel it appropriate to delay the season and string parents along if there was no guarantee of gameplay this Fall.
If MSYSA allowed a return to gameplay, there would almost certainly be new guidelines required of our league and its participants. We cannot accurately predict what the guidelines will be, or if our league could adequately implement or enforce new guidelines in short fashion. Rather than potentially risk the health and safety of the participants, our Board opted to cancel the season.
Our league intends to play again in spring. Our ability to hold a season will depend on the environment at that time. Please join us in tightly crossing our fingers.
We are all looking forward to a return to normalcy and hope it occurs sooner than later. We also hope that you and your loved ones remain happy, healthy, and safe.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.