Still trying to iron out all the details on the youth sports in Stephens County, two of the Duncan leagues will make more adjustments including an all out cancel for youth soccer.
The Chisholm Trail Soccer Association (CTSA) announced on their Facebook page after much discussion that all of the spring 2020 season will not be played.
“After speaking with many coaches and parents directly and speaking with other parents through their player’s coaches, CTSA has decided to cancel all in-house Rec Spring soccer,” the post said. “Many factors went into this decision including city, county and state regulations, how these regulations affect insurance (and) liability, and of course the safety concerns at this time.”
The league will communicate through different avenues on how they can use spring registration for the fall 2020 season and will also include information on how to request a full refund.
CTSA said per the Oklahoma Soccer Association (OSA), travel recreation teams are still scheduled to start May 16 with practices only able to start on May 15, according to OSA’s rules.
Duncan Youth Baseball Club also made a decision to start their season, with their games teeing off May 18. However, this won’t include Tball1 and during games, they will not have the concession stand open.
The league said outside food and drink will be allowed since the concession stand will not open. Schedules will come out later this week with the final details still under discussion.
Duncan Youth Baseball Club is still working on guidelines and precautions and with the parks reopened May 5, the league still works to follow orders from the City of Duncan.
Comanche Sports Group and the Field of Dreams set their opening for May 1, when they opened for practices and small gatherings.
In a post to parents, the group asked no more than one parent per player attend during the practices to keep in line with the social distancing protocols as players will utilize all four fields.
This happened in line with phase one of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s plan to reopen the state after COVID-19 shuttered almost everything except essential businesses.
According to the organization, sports will go on once phase two begins.
The group said they hope to begin the season May 18. They created a practice schedule to follow social distancing guidelines.
Scheduling allows for two one-hour practices or one two-hour practice per week and the group asked coaches to please be mindful of field conditions and players’ health for the next two weeks. Coaches not on the schedule can contact the group to arrange practice times.
Coaches can respond by messaging the Comanche Sports Group LLC social media or by calling 580-606-0777.
While practice will resume, bathrooms will not reopen.