BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Youth Soccer League board of directors have made the decision to cancel the 2020 fall season. They released a statement to the media this week that stated:
“The board of directors of Upshur County Youth Soccer have met in executive session the past two weeks to discuss whether to move forward with a fall season. Our board met with members of the Upshur County Health Department, the city of Buckhannon, West Virginia Soccer Association, and the Upshur County Commission. Our goal as a league has always been to provide a quality soccer experience for our players, coaches, and parents. The health, safety and welfare of our players and coaches is always the top priority for us as a board. After much thought and consideration, we cannot in good conscience allow a fall season in 2020 for our league. With the restrictions in place to be compliant, the quality of the season would not be worth the risk to our members. This decision was not made lightly, and every effort was made to move forward but ultimately it’s just not something we can do comfortably or safely. We have made this decision early so you may make other plans for the fall if other sports do have a season.
“Information will be provided next week on refund policies if you carried your spring fees over to the fall season. We thank everyone who has stayed with us and everyone who has provided input throughout this process. We look forward to being on the field spring 2021.”
Upshur County Youth Soccer board