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WSLA COVID-19 UPDATE 3.9.2020 - Game Cancellations

Dear, Coaches and Program Leaders,

I wanted to let everyone know what the WSLA board decided last night about the 2020 season. Due to considerable local and school district field closures, some schools suspending play from anywhere between 2 weeks and spring break, and school closures, WSLA has decided to postpone the start of game play until 4/13 for high school teams and the weekend of 4/18 for youth teams. Logistically managing all of the uncertainty has become challenging and we want to start the season on as level a playing field as possible. We realize this will not be popular and it is far from perfect. It is not a decision that was made lightly or without much consideration and discussion. Our goal is to salvage as much of the season as possible for the girls because that’s why we are all doing this...for the girls.

What this will look like:

HS Teams: Continue to practice, scrimmage and play non-league games. If you can play, and you have field space, feel free to have the game that you already have scheduled. You will need to supply your own officials. WSLA Season games will begin 4/13-5/15 each varsity team will get 8 games – JV teams may have fewer than that though. We are extending the season 2 weeks into May so please start looking for field space now. These dates are based on trying to space out games for official assignment and to preserve as much of the schedule that already exists. Allison will cut and paste a couple of the existing schedule weeks 1-3 into the first 2 weeks of May. Teams will then know which teams they are playing and can make field, location and time adjustments as needed to meet the 8 games and season end parameters. It will mean flexibility in scheduling, possibly back to back games, games on Sat, and games at neutral sites. We hope to have a modified playoff. We are still figuring out those details.

If you are playing non-league games, please do so in exactly the same way we do now through the website with the non-league game form, and then by filling out the official request form on WWLOA.org . There is not a limit to the number of non-league games that teams can play while waiting for games to begin. It’s up to your individual program to decide what is right for your program.

Team WA tryout and tournament trip is cancelled for 2020. We want to focus our energy and resources on a season for everybody.

Youth Teams: THE YOUTH JAMBOREE IS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND MARCH 14 AND 15. We have to get the youth officials rated or we will not be able to have a youth season at all. I have lost Perrigo Park as a site and we are trying to find an alternative, but that is extremely challenging with such short notice and the numbers of hours and fields that we need. I will let you know if we have an alternative. If you have an alternative for Sun March 15, 2 fields for 6-7 hours, contact me ASAP and we will see if we can get it to work.

Like HS, continue to practice and scrimmage as your club sees fit and is able. Regular season games will begin the weekend of April 18 and be the schedule as it exists currently. There will be 5 total weekends of play and we are hoping to fit 6 games into that time period. That may mean adding a game, back to back games, Sat and Sun games. Flexibility will be key here.

Same as above, if you are playing non-league games, please do so in exactly the same way we do it now through the website, and then by filling out the official request form on the WWLOA.org website. There is not a limit to the number of non-league games that teams can play while waiting for games to begin. It’s up to your individual program to decide what is right for your program.

I just want to reiterate that most of us do this because we love the sport and the girls. This is an extraordinary situation and it may seem extreme, but WSLA felt it was the best way to ensure a season for the girls. This weekend I was reminded why I do this job and what I love about lacrosse when the HS Rating Jamboree was in peril. People and teams came together to line a sleet covered field, retrieved goals from another location when the 3rd rescheduled site only had one set, teams shared players, the Seattle Womens team filled in for a team short players and a team with their school cancelled all showed up, wore neutral pinnies and coached themselves so they could play. It was an amazing example of the spirit of the game. This is about girls playing lacrosse. Please be patient, flexible and understanding as we move forward, this isn’t what any of us wanted.


by posted 03/09/2020
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