The coronavirus is shaking up the sports world. Professional sports were the first affected by cancellations, closures and regulations, but youth sports events across the country are starting to follow suit. Keep checking back here to see the youth sports events that are being cancelled across the country.
Rivals postpones all events until "further notice"
Out of concern for the health and safety of the athletes, all @RivalsCamp events has been postponed until further notice. Rivals is working to reschedule events in the coming months.
Visit https://t.co/HDxwq84GtX for more information.
— Rivals Camp Series (@RivalsCamp) March 12, 2020
— Rivals Camp Series (@RivalsCamp) March 13, 2020
USA Hockey Cancels Nationals:
According to a press release from USA Hockey the entire tournament has been cancelled in total for every competition and age group.
“Safety of our participants has always been our top priority and with the current coronavirus situation, our executive committee unanimously decided to cancel these national events,” said Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey.
The event was slated to begin on March 26.
USA Hockey noted that local, district, and affiliate tournaments that involve USA Hockey members have not been cancelled by USA Hockey, but they encourage their affiliates and the operator of these tournaments to use discretion and follow the advice of health officials.
US Youth Soccer Cancels 2020 National League Games
The event was scheduled to begin in Las Vegas on March 13-15 for the boy's divisions and March 20-22 for the girl's divisions.
“We understand and share the disappointment with our players, coaches and families,” USYS Chair, Dr. Pete Zopfi said. “Regrettably, the air travel environment, and related information and recommendations presented to us from public health authorities and medical professionals have convinced us that this is the most prudent decision.”
Full cancellation notice from USYS.
CYO and Unity Games Postponed on Staten Island
According to SILive.com all CYO Games and Unity Games have been postponed.
California Governor calls for cancellation of all youth sporting events with 250+ people in the state
Governor Gavin Newsom called or all public gatherings of 250 or more people to be postponed or cancelled. That includes youth sporting events according to LAist's Kyle Stokes.
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