Arizona Soccer and Corona Virus

Discussion in 'Arizona Scene' started by self unaware soccer dad, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Looks like some out of state tourney's are getting canceled due to the corona virus. DPL Showcase in Norco being the latest. What are the implications for Arizona soccer? College recruiting?
  2. Sweeper

    Sweeper Active Member

    Any word if Player’s Showcase in Vegas will be cancelled? According to the rules, you will not be refunded hotel expenses but maybe they will make an exception if the entire tournament is cancelled.

    I heard the DA National Event might be cancelled.
  3. Tiki-Taka-Freak

    Tiki-Taka-Freak Active Member

    The paranoia and hysteria concerning this disease is off the charts rediculous. How is stopping a sporting event or a concert going to prevent anything when people go to shopping malls and restaurants on a daily basis? All this for something that has a lower death rate than the flu? So many other diseases out there that kill way more people that aren't given a second thought. Stop watching the news! Their aim is to scare the living shit out of us, so they can manipulate the bahavior and the minds of the masses. Many of these cases are considered "presumptive" and the testing is suspect.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2020
  4. Cali

    Cali Member

    Just got the word Player's Showcase is officially Cancelled
  5. Tiki-Taka-Freak

    Tiki-Taka-Freak Active Member

    3,287 people a day die from car accidents world wide. In the United States, 100 people a day die due to car accidents. Time to ban autobiles! It is more dangerous than COVID 19 and we should put a stop to it immediately!
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2020
  6. FutbolFan

    FutbolFan Member

    RSL just cancelled all out of state travel through April 5th...
  7. Tiki-Taka-Freak

    Tiki-Taka-Freak Active Member

    Total overeaction by ASA and some clubs regarding this cold virus. 9 people in the state with zero deaths has caused this?
  8. frankfarmer

    frankfarmer Member

    You are absolutely clueless about COVID-19, pandemics and such. Really scary clueless. You can be as ignorant as you want but what is more concerning is the risk you are likely to subject your family, friends, neighbors to with your absolutely asinine medical knowledge. It is people like you that spread disease, like COVID-19, to others.

    You mention how influenza is more deadly? By the shear amount of those infected flu does kill more, for now. If everyone that gets a virus like influenza where to get a virus like COVID 19, look the hell out. COVID-19 is more infectious, that means contracted easier, and more deadly. Unlike influenza, there is no immunization , no antivirals, and to date lack of adequate testing. There is also asymptomatic spread, look at the two Jazz players. COVID 19 is randomly deadly, you just dont have to be old or at risk with health problems.

    Right now they are trying to figure out how long the virus can shed in the respitory tract after a patient is "recovered" and asymptomatic, already a month and counting with some patients still in quarantine.

    Doctors in Italy literally have to decide who lives and dies due to lack of enough ventilators, supplies, beds, etc.

    And it is a " cold virus", there are many in fact. Coronaviruses have been around a long time. This one is new, novel, meaning our immune system has a hard time dealing with it since we haven't had any previous exposure.

    Since you like to Google car death facts in trying to justify your views, google the Spanish Flu of 1918. It killed 50 million people worldwide, more deaths than all the soldiers and civilians from World War I. It was a H1 influenza virus that had been around for years and combined with bird influenza and made a new strain and guess what ........pandemic, killed 50 million.
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  9. Aspen1369

    Aspen1369 Member

    Totally correct . This is not something you take lightly .

    The only way to slow the virus so we do not over burden our healthcare system is social distancing . There could very well be several periods of shutdowns over the next year or two. I would not expect things to be “normal” for at least a year
  10. mbappe

    mbappe Member

    Anyone else starting to think the season is over? State Cup starts in 30 days but, it is highly suspect the virus has blown over by then.
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  11. Robert

    Robert Member

    I’m not expecting any more soccer until August, maybe!
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  12. polly

    polly Member

    Agreed and the bigger question is what are they going to do about school?
  13. FutbolFan

    FutbolFan Member

    City of Phoenix declares a State of Emergency....
  14. Sweeper

    Sweeper Active Member

    I am hopeful school will be in session by May.
  15. Robert

    Robert Member

    Most schools will reassess aro
    Schools will be closed in one form or another until the 27th, at which time they’ll reassess the circumstances and then go from there.
  16. GKdad

    GKdad Active Member

    Phoenix cup was of course cancelled and now the Yavapai Cup has been cancelled. I am curious why the ASA is so adamant that State and Presidents Cup will go on as planned at this point?
  17. mbappe

    mbappe Member

    It's simply wishful thinking. I have no inside knowledge but they know they won't be able to have the tournaments.
  18. When do we start to get back some of the club fees we paid for training? A couple of weeks is fine, but an extended outage with crappy in home/backyard exercises isn't worth the pay.
  19. Galazkiewicz

    Galazkiewicz New Member

    3/20/20 ASA Coronavirus Update

    Friday, March 20, 2020 -- As with each of you the Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) is continuing to monitor and adjust to all that is going on relating to COVID-19. Here are the most recent developments and updates:

    Suspension of ASA managed leagues and events

    With schools still closed, businesses being closed, services altered, and municipalities closing fields and parks, ASA is continuing to evolve as well. Our current update includes

    • ASA is extending the suspension of all soccer related activities until April 10, 2020.
    • ASA is not sanctioning any soccer related activity until at least April 10, 2020. This includes any games, training sessions, or other organized activities.
    Online FIFA 2020 Tournament

    With the suspension of soccer activities, school closures, and just overall influx in our personal schedules ASA, in partnership with Whataburger, has launched an online FIFA 2020 Tournament for both the PS4 and X-Box platforms. After announcing this yesterday over 300 players registered. More information on this innovative program can be found on the ASA website by clicking here.

    Presidents Cup and State Cup

    It is ASA’s hope and intention to host Presidents Cup and State Cup when it can be done safely for players, coaches, referees, and families. These events are qualifiers for US Youth Soccer Regional and National Championships. I have been in communication with US Youth Soccer. They, like us, are working through a myriad of scenarios in regard to hosting Regional and National Championships this year. The following are updates relating to Presidents Cup and State Cup:

    • Presidents Cup Silver and Presidents Cup Gold for U11 and U12 will not begin April 3, 2020.
    • The earliest Presidents Cup or State will kick-off is April 17, 2020, if it can be done safely
    • All dates relating to roster freeze and online check-in will remain as previously communicated.
    State Cup and Presidents Cup are events that our players, coaches, referees, and families look forward to every year. ASA is committed to doing everything in our power to host these events when it is safe to do so in our communities. While these are very tough and confusing times ASA is committed to doing what is best for the community and will continue to assess the situation and provide communication about any changes.

    Although the ASA staff is working remotely we remain committed to providing support to Clubs, Leagues, teams, players, and families. Don’t hesitate to contact ASA if you have any questions.
  20. singh

    singh Member

    I hope that now, people realize that this wasn’t an overreaction but the right move. Kudos to as soccer for doing the correct thing quickly. We are now over 250 cases with 2 deaths.

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