During this challenging time we have seen many around the country and world step up to help each other. These acts of kindness are what are giving all of us hope during a difficult time. #MTANation, we are asking if there are people within our soccer family that are in position to help others at MTA who are struggling. We have families who have and will lose their jobs and experience financial hardship that may make it difficult for their children to continue to participate in soccer. During this uncertain time we are hoping our soccer family can come together to allow these children to continue to participate in the sport that they love. Every penny counts and can help. If you are in position to help, please make a tax-deductible donation. We are all in this together!
Minnesota Soccer Clubs are cleared to begin small group training (max 10) on June 1, according to Governor Walz’ Stay Safe Plan that includes gradual expansion for organized youth sports and training activities. While we are still trying all angles to get back to training by June 1, it looks very likely that the fields at Academy of Holy Angels and Richfield HS will not be available by that date, and we may be looking at a June 8 or June 15 start. In addition, there will be specific guidelines and safety precautions we must all follow, which we will communicate prior to getting on the field. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more, and will need your assistance in putting the plan into action.
Both our local leagues, TCSL and MYSA, notified us today that Summer 2020 league play has been cancelled. This was a difficult decision for both leagues and all clubs affected. Although everyone would love to get back to playing games soon, MTA fully supports the decision to make player health and safety the top priority.
More information and details of the plan will be communicated in the coming weeks. Our goal is to resume activities safely and responsibly, following all recommended guidelines.
March 13, 2020
For MTA staff and board, our club community is always at the forefront of our decisions. In accordance with recommendations concerning COVID-19, MTA will end all activities, effective beginning March 13, end date to be determined. As disappointing as this is for all of us, this is clearly the best and safest path forward in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe it is important for soccer clubs (and any organization) to take a break, slow the contagion down and help the healthcare system handle the coming illnesses. For more information, use the buttons on the right to view our club communications.