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Notice from Iowa County Youth Soccer - COVID-19 Update

For more on COVID-19, Click here to visit the Iowa County Health Department.

Return to Play Protocols

Return to Play Protocols  (click here) -- Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association has shared this useful information.  Much of it is similar to Fall 2020 guidelines and there are some points of emphasis for MAYSA:  

  • MAYSA is strongly urging nonplayers -- i.e., substitutes, coaches and spectators -- to wear masks.  
  • MAYSA is strongly recommending masks for players during practice.
  • MAYSA asks that each club and team have a culture that support the family-level decision as to wear a player wears a mask or not.  Some clubs will have their own, internal policy or expectations regarding face coverings.  
  • Be aware that some venues will be requiring mask-wearing for everyone.  For now, we are aware that they include:  Belleville & New Glarus (Sugar River Soccer Club), Columbus, Edgerton, Fort Atkinson, Milton, Platteville, River Valley (Spring Green), Wisconsin Heights
    • Where there is a mask requirement for everyone on site for a particular venue the home team does have a responsibility to alert the visiting team 2-3 days (at least) prior to the match.
    • Everyone should keep a face covering among their equipment 
  • Spectators situated on the same sideline as their team/players.  
  • Please, no team snacks, post game hand shakes or high fives.  
  • Please be aware of isolation and quarantine guidelines set forth by Public Health Dane County Madison (click here).
  • Please have players plan for and bring their own, ample supply of water.  
  • Referees do not have any role nor expectation in COVID-related expectations or venue protocols other than wearing a mask when not actively officiating and avoiding/minimizing close contact and shared surfaces.  

A note overall about referees -- they are in short/tight supply this Spring.  We don't get to criticize or second guess them.  Let's make their experience safe, positive and constructive too so we can keep them doing this important work throughout this season and seasons to come. 

Staying safe and smart will help us get through the season with our health while also avoiding disruptions.  

Thanks to all of you for your hard work and collaboration to help make this upcoming season possible.  

Iowa County Youth Soccer

The Iowa County Youth Soccer Association is community organization promoting soccer for all children in the Iowa County area.

Our organizations operations are volunteer run and are funded by registration fees, sponsorships, fundraising and donations.

We do not receive funding from Dodgeville Park and Recreation or any other public entity or business.

*If you are interested in volunteering for a board member position or to help with special committees, please contact one of the current Board Members.  Volunteers are what make this program happen.  We are in need of a few key spots on our board today!

All events, tournaments, games and other activities sponsored by ICYSA rely heavily on the “Spirit of the Game”. 

What is the Spirit of the Game?

The Spirit of the Game is an emphasis on sportsmanship, fun, respect-for-all and quality of play over winning, rivalries, or trophies. Highly competitive play is encouraged but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors, adherence to the rules and the basic enjoyment of participating.


Spectating is more fun when you

  1. Know the Laws of the Game, including special adaptations and specific rules for any event or tournament.
  2. Appreciate hard work and quality of play over winning  trophies. Cheer for great plays and hustle, by either team.
  3. Set your own best example. Take the high road regardless of how others behave.
  4. Overcome obstacles. View adversity of any kind as a learning, parenting, or mentoring opportunity and not a reason to complain.
  5. HAVE FUN! This is why kids play the game. In many surveys, asked why they play, “Winning” isn’t even among the Top 10 reasons.
  6. Stay on the spectator side of the field; do not approach coaches during games. Cheer from the sideline without undermine the coach position with your own calls. Your player wants to hear you cheering THEM on.

ICYSA Iowa County Youth Soccer Association

ICYSA Iowa County Youth Soccer Association

P.O. Box 84 Dodgeville, WI  53533


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