Dear Governor Gavin Newsom:
We the undersigned, support the immediate re-opening, of youth sports safely, in Southern California. Our kids need to be able to participate in recreation and competitive sports for their physical and mental health. Our youth need interaction with other youth, teamwork, commitment, sacrifice and learning new skills. All of our organizations have rigid safety protocols for practice and camps, already agreed to by county health officials. That includes temperatures taken at each training (temperatures logged), youth wearing masks when not able to keep 6′ safe distancing, all adults wearing masks (including coaches) and using hand sanitizer when needed. We would then take steps towards small-sided inter-squad scrimmages, scrimmages, games and then tournaments.
Thank you for your consideration.
The Youth of Southern California