COVID Update please read

Wed, Sep 23, 10:46 AM

St. Louis Steamer Families

Good news!  Some of the restrictions in St. Louis County are being rolled back.  Please read


We still need everyone to wear a mask. Please take the responsibility to wear your mask and provide a mask for your child.  It’s important that we continue to get this right.  

I would casually argue that since our club is wearing masks- Sam Page has finally rolled back some of the restrictions :) 


COVID Update please read

Mon, Sep 21, 4:40 PM

St. Louis Steamer Families

Please continue to practice social distancing and don't form big crowds during training sessions.


Please don't come if you or your player has any of the following new or worsening symptoms within the past 24 hours:

Fever (temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)


Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

Sore throat, different than your seasonal allergies

Loss of smell and/or taste

Diarrhea or vomiting

Abdominal pain

If they have been in close contact who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks.


Please have your child wear a mask when appropriate.  It is advised to wear a mask to the field (does not need to be worn during physical activity) and to the car.  We have some room to improve here.  


COVID Guidelines Update for Families

Sep 22, 2020, 1:03 PM

St. Louis Steamer Families

We sent this message along with another message to our coaches today.  We are asking that 100% of our families follow the mask guidelines.  I wore a mask last night at training and will lead by example.  I'm asking that everyone wear a mask and thank you for your attention.


Here's what was sent to our coaches today.  These are not our guidelines but rather we are following these guidelines that have been established in St. Louis County.  


★ TEAMS Train as a Whole (No Limit on Number - Still Recommend no more than 30 Per Session) 

★ 75-90 Minute Training Sessions 

★ GOALKEEPERS and GOALS are Permitted 

★ Players WEAR MASK FROM CAR TO FIELD Until Practice Begins 

★ Players WEAR MASK FROM FIELD BACK TO CAR After Practice Ends 

★ NO HUDDLES, Handshakes, Hugs, 

★ NO CONGREGATING During a Water Break 

★ AVOID MIXING of Teams/Players 

★ CONTACT IS PERMITTED Within the Organization

★ Scrimmages and Games are Now Allowed in the County for Ages U14 & Below. 


★ Player bags can be handled ONLY by the player/parent. Coaches please provide a cone that is 6 feet apart from the next cone for your players to set their bag down.

★ St. Louis Steamers highly recommends having hand sanitizer in players bag. 

★ Please mark your ball and water bottle clearly with your name! 

★ Absolutely no sharing of water / water bottles! 

★ Players should only train with their team/pool and not train with multiple groups until further updates, 

★ Current Protocols allow for FULL TEAM practices limit of 30 on number of players or coaches. 

★ Goals and Goal Keepers are permitted during training. 

★ While escorting your player(s), parent/guardian (s) should please wear a mask, be aware of the social distancing requirements, always maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other club members, and parents who are on the facility grounds should also be wearing a mask. 


Health reporting/Screening by parent prior to player attending training session will be one of the best ways to help mitigate the spread of the disease. 

★ The screening should include the following questions: 

1. Today or in the past 24 hours have you had any of the following symptoms: 

1) Fever (temperature greater than 100.4 for children and greater than 100 for individuals over the age of 18) 

2) New or worsening cough 

3) Shortness of breath or trouble breathing 

4) Sore throat that is different from your seasonal allergies 

5) Rhinorrhea (runny nose)/congestion, different than seasonal allergies 

6) New loss of smell or taste, or both 

7) Diarrhea or vomiting 

8) Do you have a household member or close contact who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks? (Close contact is defined as prolonged exposure of greater than 10 minutes within 6 feet. Local health departments should be contacting individuals that are close contacts of a positive COVID-19 patients.) 




Jason Glover 

COVID Guidelines Update

September 15, 2020, 11:15 AM

St. Louis Steamer Families

Important note regarding spectators:
There is only to be one parent/guardian/spectator per player at a scrimmage/game.  


This is a positive enhancement compared to zero spectators as of last week.  


We will continue to update as needed.




Jason Glover 

3v3 update (New COVID Guidelines)

Sep 9, 2020, 3:22 PM

St. Louis Steamer Families

Has anyone ever played the cup game:


That's what we're doing with COVID Guidelines right now.  As of today, the guidelines have shifted.  The safety protocols are requiring in St. Louis County that youth sports tighten up their grip on COVID 19 safety practices.

In a nutshell- we need to ask that parents limit their foot traffic at training sessions as well as 3v3 events.  We are asking that parents remain distanced from the sidelines during 3v3. 

Here's the specific guideline protocol: 

For players younger than 14 (This is an overwhelming majority of our club)

  • Full team practices are allowed, with no limit on the number of participants and coaches.

  • Games and competitions with other teams from the Region are allowed.

  • No tournament style competitions are allowed, such as bracket style play where multiple teams play back to back.

  • NO spectators.

Please understand that we are not saying to drop your child off and leave the complex.  We are asking parents to remain distanced from each other and wear a mask when advised according to the guidelines.  Please stay distanced from the sidelines and each other.  

Our goal is to have these 3v3 events.  Your children need social interaction.  Our training sessions will continue under these new guidelines as will our Friday Night 3v3's.  We are shifting and adapting to the rules.  SLYSA plans to start this weekend.  If any of this concerns you as a parent- please choose not to attend.  If you are sick or your child is sick please do not attend training or 3v3 or games.  Also, please update your availability on Teambot.

We want to especially end this update by saying thank you.  We are not the biggest, most flashy club.  But we are the best.  We have the best families.  We have the best coaches.   This is the best club because of you.  Thank you for reading this message.  




Jason Glover 

COVID Guidelines Update

Aug 5, 2020, 7:20 AM

St. Louis Steamer Families

This is the best time of year- normally.  It's usually filled with fresh sets of clothes, new sneakers, backpacks, soccer gear, daily routines and running from activity to activity.  I usually felt like August was a month of reality.  Coming back from summer vacations and settling in for the long run (soccer 10 months.)  

But like everyone we've been riding out the pandemic and simply waiting for something to feel normal.  The only thing that is consistent right now is change.
When we first experienced the pandemic it was called novel Corona Virus.  Novel meaning first of its kind.  Corona (not the beer) has simply vanished and we refer to this as COVID or COVID 19.  Our training sessions and games were removed and then brought back in the summer.  Change.  How we approach these next few months are really important.  We're all done with COVID 19 but it might not be done with us.  

If I think about the club and where it's been and where it's headed in 2020 I think about how we raced thru the spring with many bumps in the road and we survived.  We've helped each other, honestly.  As a club- you should be extremely proud of where you are.  We've successfully completed our scholarship program and we've launched our updated website and we are very close to launching our very own Steamers E store which will be found on  We're also planning a Steamers page for each team that allows for team photos and bios for players.  We want you to know that there is an abundance of optimism within this club.  

As we look forward we have to understand that we should continue to expect change.  Some games will get shifted to new locations, teams will go thru COVID symptom exercises and we will see hot spots flare up and down during the season.  The state of Missouri as well as St. Louis County will change their minds over the next few months.  We have to be flexible, agile and patient.  Patient with each other as well as with other teams and please be patient with referees.  My biggest fear is that referees will feel the brunt of everyone's frustration over the last many months.  We do not act like that here.  Period.  

COVID 19 has made one thing clear- sports cannot be taken for granted anymore.  It's not an outcome like it used to be.  Team wins and losses seemed to be at the front of many parents minds.  Sports is something you do.  It's an experience.  It's an opportunity to disconnect from your life of busy work and stress and simply watch your child compete.  That's beautiful.  We're going to have to dig deep this fall.  Be responsible adults and show our children the way.  It's more important now than ever.  

In closing- Be resilient.  Trust that your child is experiencing a life long lesson each time they hit the field.  Enjoy these moments.  I've never been prouder of this club and our culture.  Please enjoy the season, practice social distancing when you can, communicate with your coaches about your child's health and well being and please set an example of what it's like to be a good person.  Your children are watching.  We will get through this together.  



Jason Glover 

COVID Guidelines Update

Wed, Jul 29, 11:14 AM

St. Louis Steamer Families

We are approaching the season and as we get started, please keep in mind that COVID guidelines should be followed.  

In the event that a player is feeling sick with COVID symptoms we ask that you communicate to your coach immediately.  We have provided and updated our coaches with appropriate steps to follow if someone is feeling sick with COVID symptoms.  


We will share with you the same information.  This is not our information but rather the CDC guidelines.  We are not here to argue or debate the realities of COVID.  Everyone is exhausted from this pandemic and it's hard to understand what is real and what is not real.  But we have to follow some sort of guidelines to keep us organized.  Keep in mind, this is the information that we are given and we want our kids to go back to sports, but we need to be cautious.  We are asking that everyone step up and understand that transparency is key. 

FROM THE CDC website

First, make sure that coaches, staff, officials, players, and families know that sick individuals should not attend the youth sports activity, and that they should notify youth sports program administrators (such as the COVID-19 point of contact for your team) if they or someone in their household become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.

Second, close off areas used by a sick person within the last 24 hours and do not use these areas until after cleaning and disinfecting them. For outdoor areas, this includes surfaces or shared objects in the area, if applicable.  We will need the coach of that team to disinfect the training gear immediately.  

Third, in accordance with state and local laws and regulations, youth sports organizations should notify local health officials, youth sports program staff, referees/officials, and families immediately of anyone with COVID-19 while maintaining that person’s confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  If the family of the infected player prefers to share with the team the name of the player, that is solely decided by the family.  It's highly recommended that privacy is prioritized and respected.  

Finally, if any coaches, staff members, umpires/officials, or players get sick, they should not return until they have met CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation. For more information, refer to the Preparing for When Someone Gets Sick section in the Considerations for Youth Sports.

If a player tests positive for COVID, it is recommended by CDC for the team to Consult with local health officials if you determine your team or coaches have been exposed to COVID-19. Individuals who recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 should follow CDC’s guidance for when you can be around others.  It's recommended that each player quarantine for 14 days.  

It's recommended that coaches conduct daily health checks (symptom checking) of coaches, officials, staff, and players safely and respectfully, and in accordance with any applicable privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations.  It's advisable to conduct these tests prior to training and at the field.

Finally, please visit and click on COVID updates.  We will be sending information to that hub for everyone to have access.  




Jason Glover 

COVID Guidelines Update

Mon, Jul 20, 8:08 AM

We're just a few weeks away from training.  As many of you are aware, we've taken a step back towards phase 1 of COVID guidelines.  

We understand that everyone has very strong opinions about this topic.  We respect everyone's opinion and have to continue to follow local authority guidelines.  New information about COVID-19 continues to be available daily and this updated message contains new recommendations to return back to phase 1 activities until further notice. The continued increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases is very alarming, specifically in the adolescent population. This change is an effort to control the spread of COVID-19.


Here's some return to play guideline info:

In the case a player / coach / manager has Positive COVID 19 result;

Notify the local public health authority. Parent/Guardian and/or member of the organization should create

and provide a line list of all close contacts and their contact information to the health department. (All

athletes, coaches and staff are required to inform school of a positive test so proper contact tracing can


If an athlete or coach is confirmed to have COVID-19, the following should occur:

1. Individuals who have a positive COVID-19 test are to quarantine for 14 days.

2. Please note that a negative test during the 14 day quarantine window does not allow an individual to

return sooner than the 14 days.

Individuals who have had a significant exposure (defined as direct contact or prolonged exposure (> 15

minutes) within 6 feet without a mask) to a positive COVID-19 individual must quarantine for 14 days from

the last date of exposure to the positive COVID-19 individual.


If the exposed individual develops symptoms during these 14 days, testing for SARS Cov-2 should

occur. The athlete/coach can return if the test is negative and symptoms have improved.

Parent/guardian should check the temperature of players at home before attending practice. Players should

not attend practice with temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater, persistent cough, or other indications of not

being well and healthy.


Prior to participation, coaches should confirm from each participating player that: 

a) The player has not had any

close contact with a sick individual or anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. 

b) The player has not had a

documented case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 

c) The player is not currently demonstrating or suffering from any ill symptoms.


Any player reporting or demonstrating symptoms of illness at any point should be removed from training (or

prohibited from training) and should seek guidance from his or her physician before attempting to return to


No parents on the fields unless for pickup/dropoff, all individuals in attendance (family members, for

example) must stay away from the field and maintain at least 6 feet between other individuals in attendance

and should be wearing a mask.

PARENTS must record their availability thru TeamBot.  There are no exceptions!!!!!


Coaches, please communicate this with your parents and also please use this list as a guideline prior to your training sessions:


Today or in the past 24 hours have you had any of the following symptoms: 

   1) Fever (temperature greater than 100.4 for children 

○ 2) New or worsening cough

○ 3) Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

○ 4) Sore throat that is different from your seasonal allergies

○ 5) Rhinorrhea (runny nose)/congestion, different than seasonal allergies

○ 6) New loss of smell or taste, or both

○ 7) Diarrhea or vomiting

○ 8) Do you have a household member or close contact who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks?

(Close contact is defined as prolonged exposure of greater than 10 minutes within 6 feet. Local health departments

should be contacting individuals that are close contacts of a positive COVID-19 patients.)


We will continue to follow local, state and federal guidelines.  We want to say thank you for your patience.  Please take all precautions seriously.  



MYSA COVID-19 Return to Play Guidelines and Recommendations

May 14, 2020, 8:13 AM

St. Louis Steamer Families


Please take time to read through this information.  As a club, we will be working with local officials to determine if field rental is available. Some local authorities may or may not allow field usage.  We will be working with each complex to determine next steps.  Once we have secured field rental we are asking our coaches to make the decision for their team to return to play.  

This will NOT be back to normal. To be very CLEAR- these circumstances are completely different upon return.  There are strict guidelines that must be followed by parents and players. If you feel uncomfortable attending these future training sessions under phase 1, please do not attend.  

If your coach decides not to return to the field of play then continue to do Zoom team training foot skill sessions.  We will be asking coaches to limit their training sessions to 45 minutes.  This will allow for players to leave and new players to arrive.  Please do NOT show up 15 minutes early.  Show up at your start time.  This will allow you and your child to avoid clusters of other parents and players.  

If you or your child has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater please seek medical attention and avoid going to training.  Our coaches will be asking each player a list of 3 questions that can be found below.  MYSA is asking that goalies only use their feet.  No hands.  Which means goalies should be prepared to train as a field player until the rules are lifted.  

Please see the diagram below.  These are not normal training sessions.  There is to be no group defending or attacking with the ball, no rondos, no group play.  They want to avoid clusters.  Basically, it would be best to do individual foot skills as seen below.  This image was provided during the Zoom meeting last night.  The circle area is marking a spot for personal equipment, i.e. water bottle, bag etc.  

Parents, please do not drop your child off and leave.  The guidelines specifically say for parents to stay on location during training.  

COVID  Parking Lot.png

Finally, please understand that we as a club are not making any of these guidelines up.  We are following the health and safety guidelines given to us by Missouri Youth Soccer Association.  This is not our opinion.  We are simply trying to understand and follow the rules.  We have already sent this information to our coaching staff.  We will be sending a follow up email to coaches to reinforce expectations.  The club will provide appropriate sanitary supplies to each coach that will be training with players.  Keep in mind, these rules could change and be updated immediately.  If this happens, we will keep everyone updated.  


Please read MYSA's return to play guidelines below:


MYSA COVID-19 Return to Play Guidelines and Recommendations

Under Phase 1 of the Missouri Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan effective May 16, 2020.

Missouri Youth Soccer Association strongly believes in the benefits of young people participating in soccer, while also recognizing the need to keep players, coaches, referees, and their families safe. This resource is designed to address the state-wide restrictions outlined in the “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan”, “Phase 1” and is effective on May 16, 2020. It will be updated as guidance is revised. It does not address further county restrictions that may be applicable and those should be addressed by each member based on their particular location.


Guiding Principles:

In addition to the usual requirements for sanctioning, all events must abide by all requirements of local, state, and federal guidelines applicable to the physical location of the facility where the event will take place. As of May 4, 2020 the State of Missouri has implemented its “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan” statewide. Among other edicts, this order calls for social distancing of at least 6 feet during its Phase 1 deployment. Regardless of County guidance this is the minimum standard currently in all Missouri counties.

  • All restrictions applicable to the place of play must be followed.

  • All participants (players/coaches/parents) must stay at least 6 ft. apart, preferably further, at all times.

  • Reduce spreading of the virus through the touching of surfaces

Socially Distanced Training Environment

It may be possible to hold an in-person training that meets social distancing guidelines. However, this should not be undertaken lightly as all aspects of the training environment must be assessed and modified to identify and reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Below we have listed some of these issues, but we recommend you develop and implement a return to play plan that is specific to your training environment.


Arrival and Departure

  • Training start and end times should be staggered. This becomes an even greater concern if multiple teams will be in the same area. A buffer of at least 15 minutes should be allotted between sessions.

  • The parent/guardian should check the temperature of the players at home before attending practice. Players should not attend practice with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater, persistent cough, or other indications of not being well and healthy.

  • Players and parents should be monitored as they arrive and depart

  • Carpooling should be avoided.

  • Parents are encouraged to stay in the car, social distancing must be strictly maintained

  • Players should leave the car ready to play (wearing shoes/cleats, shin guards, etc.) to avoid having unnecessary personal belongings on the field

  • The Coach should make the following inquiries at the beginning of the practice of all players (as a group is acceptable):

    • Is anyone running a temperature? (NO - proper answer)

    • Does anyone have a persistent cough? (NO - proper answer)

    • Does everyone feel well & healthy? (YES - proper answer)

Player participation should be based on the answers to these questions.

  • Each player should have a unique designated area to put their water bottle and any additional equipment (i.e. backpack) at least 6 feet from other players. This area should be monitored by an asst. Coach or manager to ensure proper distancing.

  • Players should maintain social distancing during coaching conversation and should be encouraged to leave the training area promptly after sessions.


Training Considerations

  • Duration of training should be reduced

  • The number of players should be modified based on the space available, age of players, and number of coaches available

  • The space each player is allowed to occupy should be clearly defined and strictly enforced. The amount of space required for each player will vary depending on the player’s age and skill level. Remember- no two players can ever come within 6 ft.

  • Scrimmaging, small-sided games, rondos, possession games, etc. all violate social distancing guidelines and must be avoided

  • Lines should be avoided when possible and must delineate appropriate distance for players to stand if used.

  • Participants may never gather in a huddle or small group, as is common when giving instruction

  • All physical contact between players must be monitored and strongly discouraged including high fives and other previously encouraged behaviors

  • Shooting on a goal with a GK is not possible during this time.

  • Foot passes between two or more players that are practicing proper social distancing is allowable under coach supervision with properly sanitized equipment.

  • Heading and handling of the ball is not allowed, this includes GK.


General Considerations

  • Players need to be monitored closely at all times- arrival through departure

  • Do not allow participants to treat spreading the virus as a joke- parents need to be a part of enforcing this

  • An RSVP and attendance system should be used both for planning and to record possible interactions in the event of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis

  • Anyone displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19 should not attend and should notify their coach

  • Clear communication to and between all participants and their families about expectations and guidelines is essential to successfully implement your return to play plan.

  • Signage with guidelines should be prominently displayed within facility

  • Parents should remain at the facility in their cars except to assist in responding to injuries or other interactions with players, e.g. making a trip to the restroom

  • Any instance of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a participant or anyone in attendance of a session, must be immediately reported to the county health authority and Missouri Youth Soccer.



The potential reaction to a player getting injured is more complicated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The immediate safety of the player must remain the top priority, but care should be taken when addressing small injuries (e.g. handing out band-aids). When possible, a parent/guardian should assist in any care necessary.


Sanitary Conditions

  • Coaches should have hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes available

  • It is recommended that coaches wear face masks. Keep in mind that many coaches are in contact with multiple groups. Players wearing a mask are at parent discretion.

  • Club balls should be sanitized after each use.

  • Only coaches should handle equipment (cones, goals, etc.) and these should be sanitized after use

  • Players must not share pinnies or any other equipment


Missouri Youth Soccer is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of all people. The purpose of this document is to provide athletes, parents, coaches, and soccer organizations with the information they can use to assist them with developing their return to training programs in the context of COVID-19. As a guideline meant to be used by athletes and organizations with vastly different resources, this document cannot be prescriptive; rather, it should mark the minimum standard for deliberation among athletes, coaches and staff, who will use this information to create their own unique return to a training plan that is specific to their situation. In addition, there will be other logistical challenges of returning to training following COVID19.


The information in this document is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, are provided for general informational purposes only. The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, US Youth Soccer and Missouri Youth Soccer make no representation and assume no responsibility for the completeness of this information. Further, you should seek advice from medical professionals and/or public health officials if you have specific questions about your return to training and competition. Given the changing pandemic environment, these guidelines may change at any time. These guidelines address early phases on return to play. Additional guidelines will follow as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. 



Jason Glover 

Executive Director

St. Louis Steamers Soccer Club

Twitter @stlsteamers

SLYSA Update

Apr 22, 2020, 7:57 PM

St. Louis Steamer Families 


We hope this message finds you healthy. 


SLYSA Board of Directors met today and decided to cancel the remaining Spring season as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID 19. 


Although this news is disappointing we fully support the decision.  


We (ST. Louis Steamers Soccer Club) plan on making arrangements to credit our SLYSA players.  The credit will be applied to your account for fall 2020 season.  Please understand that each team will have a different credit amount because of SLYSA games played and tournaments played in Spring.  Our Secretary and Treasurer, Tara Luhr will reach out to each team individually with a credit amount.  This might take some time so please be patient.  If you have any questions, please contact Tara.  She can be reached at 


We hope that each of our families continue to support their children. While each family is experiencing this life changing event differently, we hope that all of us continue to carry on the spirit of our club. Our club will survive.   


When the time is right, we look forward to seeing you again.  





Jason Glover 

Executive Director

St. Louis Steamers Soccer Club

Twitter @stlsteamers

The Great Pause

Apr 16, 2020, 8:54 AM

St. Louis Steamer Families

We were hoping that an update would occur by April 15, 2020 from St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA.)  Other leagues have committed to pushing their May 1, 2020 date back to May 15, 2020.  

US Youth Soccer has set May 15, 2020 as a return to activity date for local games but again this will likely change again.  They have canceled all regional and national summer tournaments due to travel.  When you travel to these large out of town tournaments you have airplanes, hotels, restaurants and large group gatherings at facilities.  This obviously puts families at a higher risk.

Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) has canceled State Cup and Presidents Cup. This is largely due to travel, hotel stay, crowd gatherings etc.  

SLYSA has not communicated since April 1, 2020.  They have postponed activities until May 1, 2020.  Keep in mind they have not updated their message and I would expect May 15, 2020 to be the new target date.  Local games are still being projected to play at some point.  If they send out a message with a new target date we will update you.  

All of this information is unsettling.  It's unfortunate that we are experiencing this unknown situation and dates continue to be pushed out further.  We do not have control over the dates being changed.  It's frustrating for the club as well.  

In closing, I had the joy of leading a Zoom call with one of our teams last night. Afterwards, I reflected briefly on their participation.  Kids do have a way of giving you hope. They were so alive and beaming with anticipation.  It's wonderful to see that our kids show resolve.  We do hope this message finds you and your family well.   We will update our families when information becomes available.   In the meantime, please take care of your family.  




Jason Glover 

Executive Director

St. Louis Steamers Soccer Club

St. Louis Steamers Soccer Club COVID 19 Update

Apr 1, 2020, 7:47 AM

St. Louis Steamer Families,

As expected, US Youth Soccer along with Missouri Youth Soccer has made a decision to push back the return date to May 1, 2020.  The original date was April 15, 2020.  These dates serve as a benchmark for the national program as well as regional and local programs to act accordingly. 

According to US Youth Soccer, another update will be provided April 15, 2020. Our hope is that we can all come together and enjoy the spring season.  
I can imagine the very first Friday night 3v3 might be one of the biggest gatherings ever for this club.  

It's completely understandable to be frustrated and disappointed.  Teams have been planning tournaments, league play as well as weekly training sessions.  Our new Core Composite families are jumping into soccer for the first time and this is not the best way to experience sports.  None of this seems to matter because we are dealing with a larger, world affecting pandemic.  

If you are one of the essential workers and you continue to put yourself at a higher risk each day you leave your house- thank you.  To the non essential workers that have figured out how to work from home along with your children being home schooled- thank you.  Our families are being pulled in a new direction.  This is not easy.  But your family depends on you.  We will continue to communicate with our families as well as our coaches. 


Jason Glover 

Executive Director

St. Louis Steamers Soccer Club

Twitter @stlsteamers