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City of Colorado Springs cancels youth fall soccer, football following CHSAA guidelines release

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 16:59:11-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The City of Colorado Springs announced Wednesday it is canceling youth soccer and football for the upcoming fall season.

The announcement comes one day after the Colorado High School Activities Association released the calendar for the year for high school athletics.

“This was a really tough decision because we know how much sports benefit and mean to our participants,” Joe Braun, City of Colorado Springs sports program coordinator, said in a release. “Unfortunately, our football and soccer programs align so closely with local schools, that the delay to the spring season makes it too difficult for us to run our programs this fall. We thank our participants for their patience, encourage them to stay healthy and active this fall and look forward to seeing them again next season.”

The city will still provide various sports camps during the fall as well as fall baseball. Click here for baseball registration. Registration for the sports camps is still being determined at this time.

High school athletics will be split into four seasons and sports teams’ schedules will be shortened, according to CHSAA's calendar.

Contact sports, including football, girls volleyball and others, have been moved to later in the year, while boys golf, softball, boys tennis and cross country will all take place this fall as originally scheduled – the “A” season.

There will be a nearly three-month moratorium on high school athletics and activities from Oct. 18 to Jan. 3, as CHSAA said that the state is predicting “a likely resurgence of COVID-19 cases in late fall.”

If you've already registered your child in youth soccer or football programs for the fall season, you may request a refund by contacting the Sports Office at 719-385-598. If you do not request a refund, a credit will be placed on your account to use in spring 2021.

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