Spring 2020 Season Cancellation

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UpdatedSunday May 3, 2020 byMichael Dunne.

Dear Lynbrook/East Rockaway Parents & Players:

On behalf of our entire Board, we hope you and your family are healthy, and we offer our sincere thanks to all in the medical field and other essential positions helping all in need during this crisis.

As the federal, state, and local governments look to re-open the economy and society as a whole,  Our parenting soccer league (Long Island Junior Soccer League) and LER Soccer Club continue to look at the many different ways this will affect the landscape of youth soccer and youth sports as a whole. As you know, our local school districts’ decisions will impact our options since we, as well as most of the clubs on Long Island, utilize school district fields for practice and games. The bottom line is that we are waiting just like everyone else for authorities to give us the next instructions and protocols in order to start getting back to work, some social activities and our sports. Until then we will do what we can in the best interests of our players, coaches, trainers, volunteers and their families. 

Per the Governor’s latest order, programming can not resume until May 15th. As a result of that timeline and after much discussion between/among all the area clubs, the league (LIJSL) has made a difficult decision to cancel the Spring 2020 season in its entirety. This cancellation includes our Little Kickers, Intramurals, Intertown, TOPs and Travel programs.

This is the first time in fifty four years that the league has made such a big decision but we all agree that at this time, our main goal is to help our families stay safe, healthy so we can all go back to normal times.

In response to this cancellation, LERSC is offering the following options. 

  1. Apply the Spring registration fee towards the Fall 2020 season registration.
  2. Those requesting a refund, a full refund (minus your scholarship funds donation) will be applied back to the credit card used during the registration process. Refund requests must be made no later than May 31.  Please email Lertravelsoccer1@gmail.com

 In the next few weeks, we will be communicating back with everyone on any new updates received from the league. We will also be sending more instructions about registering for the Fall season.  

We take this moment to tell you how much we appreciate your continued patience and commitment to the program over the past months and during this trying time. It warms my heart to read all the emails that I've received about our how soccer family is stepping up to help their others in need. That’s what makes us such a great club.

Again, the safety of our players, coaches, and volunteers are of the utmost importance, and we can’t wait to get back to playing the beautiful game.  If you have any questions or any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Board members . 

Be well and stay safe.

Thank You

Carlos Ospina

President Lynbrook ER Soccer Club