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Chatham Soccer League

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May, 2020

Spring Rec Soccer Update

Dear CSL Members and Community,


As you are no doubt aware, many organizations and families are struggling due to the public health crisis since mid-March when many parts of our society began to shut down. As with many other organizations, Chatham Soccer League (CSL) has also been greatly impacted. Following Governor Cooper’s stay at home order and guidance from the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA), CSL decided to postpone the spring recreational soccer season in order to ensure the safety of our players, families, coaches and referees.


We had hoped that conditions would improve to allow us to continue with the spring season with a delayed start. However, with the recent announcement by Governor Cooper that schools will remain closed for the remainder of this academic year and no clear sense of when we might be able to resume practices and games safely, CSL’s Board of Directors have come to the difficult decision that we must cancel the spring recreational season completely. This decision was incredibly difficult given the passion that exists in our community for the game of soccer and the fact that soccer is such an important outlet for so many families.


Like many organizations, CSL also faces challenges that it must overcome to continue as a strong and healthy organization, so it can continue to serve our community for years to come. Even though practices and games are not being held, CSL continues to have responsibilities and obligations that must be met to ensure that we can resume soccer once our community emerges from this crisis.


  • Our fields and soccer facilities must continue to be maintained (even if just minimally), and, if you were not aware, CSL provides this service to the public-school fields that are used for soccer.
  • We must maintain our membership with North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA),
  • We must maintain our licenses and insurance, and
  • We must continue to have minimal staffing to provide basic administrative support for the organization now and to plan for the Fall season.


Given these factors, we offer three options for families that paid a registration fee for the spring recreational season.


  1. You may graciously choose to convert your spring recreational fee (or a portion of it) to a donation to CSL, so that CSL may better manage through this crisis and continue to be a viable organization that serves our community well into the future.
  2. You may choose to apply your spring recreational fee toward the Fall season. Information and registration for the Fall season will be released soon, and CSL will simply credit your player for the Fall season.
  3. You may request a refund of your spring recreational fee (less the credit card processing and service fees that represent non-refundable cost to CSL).


Please write to [email protected] to make your request for one of these options.

The Director will need

  • Your player’s name
  • Your first and last name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your phone number (a requirement of CSL’s bank).


We also ask for your patience while we work to process these requests. Any refunds may take up to 35 days to process.


Again, we are all saddened and disappointed that we are not on the fields enjoying the beautiful weather and the game of soccer and look forward to better days when we can once again enjoy that which we so much cherish.





Chatham Soccer League


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