To provide an opportunity for children attending schools within the Worthington School District to build self-esteem by enjoying positive organized sports programs which are rooted in the principles of participation, sportsmanship, and skill development.
Update as of 8/8/2020 We will be extending regular registrations until 8/15/2020. The Governor has announce an update happening this coming week for all sports. As of right now, our plan to offer Recreation soccer according to Plan 2 is proceeding. We are allowed to do this under the Ohio Department of Health Guidelines for intra-club sports which is what recreation soccer falls under. The coach meeting will also be delayed 1 week in accordance to this announcement.
WYB Recreation Soccer is a program where we introduce your participant to the game of soccer. We teach skills, have fun kicking a ball around, socialize with friends in a controlled setting, and introduce the concept of friendly competition. Through this, we hope to encourage physical fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, game sense, and build character.
This Fall, our program is restricted by many factors that are related to Covid 19. Our goal is to offer a safe environment for your participant to be able to interact with their friends, learn the game and have fun. We do plan on offering WYB Recreation Soccer, but Please Realize that the program will be different than it has been in the past. We have 4 contingency plans in place on what we are allowed to do in regards to state protocols and facility space. This protocol regiment changes daily and weekly so it is hard to determine which plan we will use at this time.
We hope to announce this plan within the next week.
Plan 1 Recreation Soccer as normal using the protocols in place.
Plan 2 Games and practices held together on weekends only, spread throughout the day to accommodate social distancing. This is very similar to our Tots program we currently utilize for those that are familiar with it.
Plan 3 Games scheduled through week, practices on weekends.
Plan 4 Restrict the number of players to a certain amount, form teams and play games only at different sites on weekends.
At this exact point in time, Plan 2 is our best case scenario based on many of our limiting factors.
All of these plans may have modifications to them.
There are a few different scenarios, but as of right now, we do not have the facility space or logistics to be able to offer these.
Hopefully by Spring, we will be able to offer an expanded program.
I want to be as transparent as possible with these plans so that you know what you are registering for your participant.
If you have already registered and this is not what you are expecting, we can offer you a refund. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WYB has been working hard on our plans for resuming sports programming using guidance from the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the National Federation of High School Sports, and the Centers for Disease Control. We are excited to get back to sports but have to do so responsibly and safely.
Our programs will look different than they have in the past. There will be strict protocols for everyone involved. We ask for your cooperation and adherence to the new protocols; they are in place for the safety of our entire community.
Extreme care will be given to social distancing. Not only is social distancing required by ODH for reopening, but it is also required by our partners who issue permits to use their facilities. Failure to adhere to the distancing protocols jeopardizes the health of others and WYB's ability to obtain/retain permits - those who cannot comply will be asked to leave.
Bathrooms and bleachers remain closed, please plan accordingly.
Our Board is evaluating each program's readiness before approving its restart. Program statuses can be found at WYBsports.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.