UPDATE APRIL 16, 2020: ALL GEORGIA SOCCER YOUTH SANCTIONED ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED THROUGH MAY 15, 2020.
To: Georgia Soccer Members
From: President Russel Rankenburg and the Georgia Soccer Board of Directors
RE: Georgia Soccer response to Coronavirus
March 12, 2020
With recent actions by US Soccer and with the health of our soccer community remaining our highest priority, effective immediately, we have decided to suspend all affiliated soccer activities through April 30, 2020.
This is an unprecedented & unfortunate situation and we are truly sorry to have to make this announcement. Georgia Soccer has determined this action is necessary to allow our affiliates and their members to exercise as much caution as possible given the acceleration of this virus not only in our state but across the country.
We will remain vigilant and up to date on the circumstances involving this situation by participating in weekly calls with our governing authorities.
This decision was made in accordance with our governing bodies, information published by local and federal medical professionals, and actions taken by many other large sports organizations.
We recognize the impact this decision will have on the spring season and soccer programs across the state. Georgia Soccer will work diligently, in partnership with our affiliates and their members, to lessen its effects.
Our goal is to resume play as soon as possible. If information and circumstances allow us to resume play prior to April 30, we will immediately communicate that information.
Again, we are truly sorry.
President, Georgia Soccer