Returning to Play

Returning to Play

Update: 2020-06-15
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At long last, it’s time to try to get back to the field. What we’re returning to looks very different from what it used to be like before COVID-19, but it’s a start. In this episode, let’s talk about who’s returning to play, how we’re returning to play, and take in a good example of return to play guidelines. 


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Is it Time to Return to Play?


In the World:



  • German Bundesliga says that it returned to play May 15th

  • English Premiere League announced that it will return to play June 17th

  • The Italians Serie A announced that it will return to play on June 20th.

  • The French have announced that they will not be returning to play in the near term


In the US:



  • NWSL announced on May 27th that it will be returning to play with a 25 game tournament that starts on June 27th. 

  • USL Championship Board of Governors voted to return to play – target July 11th

  • The MLS is targeting early July to return to play while they work through a number of obstacles I talk about in the show. 


It looks like the time is now to start stepping carefully back onto the field – with restrictions I talk about in the show that are described in the document in the resources section of the show notes below. 


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David Dejewski