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COVID-19 restrictions keeping youth soccer competitions on hold in Las Vegas

Posted at 8:50 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 02:23:28-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas parents are looking to bench current COVID-19 restrictions that are keeping their children off the field.

The Nevada Youth Soccer Association held a virtual town hall Tuesday night to discuss what's next, as tournaments and competitions are currently on hold.

David Brock wants his daughter back on the field competing in youth soccer, which a current mandate restricts.

“As far as the risk is concerned, that’s up to the parents and the players whether it's worth it to take on that risk, not for other people to decide,” Brock said.

The NYSA said they can only speak on local efforts, and that current restrictions are what’s best for players.

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“They need to advocate for the kids, and they’re here to represent us, not control us,” Brock said.

In response, parents brought up the fact that youth sports have continued in other states despite the ongoing pandemic.

“There’s no real equation on why outdoor soccer would be more risky than indoor, and indoor has already proven to be successful,” Brock said.

More than 100 people attended the virtual town hall.

The NYSA told parents that there have been no outbreaks of COVID-19 among players, but there have been “isolated incidents."

The association is also hoping that competitions could potentially happen later this fall.