Cheltenham Sports COVID-19 Pandemic Response FAQ

UpdatedSaturday May 23, 2020 byBen Craigo.

Cheltenham Sports COVID-19 Pandemic Response FAQ

This page was last updated on 5/21/2020.

Cheltenham Sports is still in a holding pattern as a result of the pandemic and the direction given by our township, county and state governments. 

At the same time,

This page has more details around the implications, decisions, and current updates.  We will work to keep this page updated as we get new information and/or add more answers to questions we are receiving.

How does this holding pattern impact programs and activities at Cheltenham Sports?

Here are all the specifics are broken down by types of activity as well as program-specific impact.

Board Meetings

  • We will hold these virtually

All Programs

  • All facilities the club has permits for are closed to any and all club activity.
  • Neither the club, any coach or any other volunteer, will organize any club-related activities for our members (players or families).  This includes practices, games, workouts, evaluations, team parties, and the like.
  • If a meeting needs to take place it needs to happen virtually (conference call)

 

Travel Soccer

  • Even though we are still on hold, the Inter-County Soccer League (ICSL) is asking all clubs to go through the process of registering teams so we can be ready if we get the all-clear to play in the Fall.  At the same time, there is still a significant amount of uncertainty if that will happen.  Even if it does, we expect that it will be different in some way than past Fall league play.  Here’s what this means:
    • Teams are being formed now.  We need to confirm the number of teams we have by June 12th
    • There will be no tryouts – everyone on the team last year gets a spot on the 2020/21 roster.  Your coach(es) will contact you if you were on their team last year.
    • If there are roster spots available, parents of an interested player will contact a team’s coach directly to see if there is a good fit.  Contact TravelSoccer@CheltenhamSports.org if you need the contact info for a particular team.
    • Families do not need to pay the registration fee at this time.  When we get confirmation that we are clear to play we’ll deal with payment then.
      • As always, Cheltenham Sports never lets money get in the way of giving kids the opportunity and experience of youth sports.  We are a non-profit company, and we have no employees.  We understand many of us are not in great financial shape.  There is the ability to set up payment plans or scholarships for the registration fee if needed. 
  • There will be no in-person practices of any kind – either with the full team or a subset of it
  • Virtual live training was just approved.  Details of what that entails will come from our coaches.
  • The start of the season is expected to be the weekend after Labor Day.  That could change.
  • The Rock Spring League was officially canceled
  • Travel coaches meetings are on hold or to be held virtually

 

Hockey

  • The 2020 season is canceled

 

Travel Basketball

  • Not affected at this point

Spring Basketball Workouts

  • This program is canceled for 2020

 

Intramural Soccer (Fall)

  • We are waiting to see what direction we get from the township, county, and state government guidance will take before planning for the season.

Spring Into Soccer (all girls program)

  • This program is canceled for 2020

 

Are any of the Fall programs expected to be canceled?

We don’t know yet.  We know that even if we move to “yellow” that doesn’t allow for organized sports to be played.  At this point we will wait and see what direction our local, county, and state government gives.