143,000 Soccer Training Sessions, 15 COVID-19 Cases, ZERO Transmission, New Study Says

143,000 Soccer Training Sessions, 15 COVID-19 Cases, ZERO Transmission, New Study Says

Surf Cup Sports releases results of 8-week county-wide study

Research and testing will continue, but initial results show promising signs that outdoor sports in large areas are safe for kids 6-18.

http://surfcupsports.com/2020/08/14/youth-sports-covid-safety-whitepaper/?fbclid=IwAR3Lt-gksvzifRTYdXzOk2FvHeeVUng9Eq_Akn1LyLNR-YX7KTkaKG8su1U

Six local clubs participated in the study:

  • San Diego Surf Soccer Club
  • Oceanside Breakers
  • City SC
  • Albion Soccer Club
  • Rebels Soccer Club
  • San Diego Soccer Club

The list above spans San Diego County, from Chula Vista to Oceanside, and reaches across the chasms of local rivalries.

It’s time to take the next step beyond socially-distanced training sessions

What is that next step? Games. In a controlled pilot setting.

The study concludes:

We aren’t pushing to open the flood gates on competitive play, rather to allow this group of clubs to take the next step, study the impacts of that step and then move forward accordingly.

http://surfcupsports.com/2020/08/14/youth-sports-covid-safety-whitepaper/?fbclid=IwAR3Lt-gksvzifRTYdXzOk2FvHeeVUng9Eq_Akn1LyLNR-YX7KTkaKG8su1U

SoccerNation families already know about the mental health study released by ECNL recently. Youth sports and group activities are essential for physical and mental well-being.

What can families do? Let health officials know how you feel.

County and state health officials will need to grant approval for outdoor youth sports to progress into game settings.

You can contact California Governor Gavin Newsom HERE.

Contact San Diego County health officials. HERE.

Stay healthy. Stay fit and safe. We will see you out on the field soon!

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