The entire sports world is a question mark right now. With COVID-19, no one knows when things will start back up and it's the same for the Dauphin Soccer Association. The Manitoba Soccer Association has cancelled all events through April.
That wouldn't affect DSA because they don't start things until the beginning of May. If the cancellation lasts just April, that means it would be business as usual for the Dauphin Soccer Association. However, at this point, that is unlikely.
"We're still planning right now to have a season, but we don't know when it will start," said Nathan Fleck. "We're waiting to hear from the Manitoba Soccer Association to say when we can start. We understand the health and safety of everyone is the most important thing. It's just a wait and see thing for us."
Roughly 150 athletes have signed up to play this season with the DSA. If you are one of those 150, Nathan says just sit tight. If the season is shortened, they will look into refunds. Additionally, you can also register online 24/7.
"That's a pretty solid number to start with. Numbers usually increase when the snow goes away as well," said Fleck. "We're just hoping for some good news going forward and we'll get things going."
Fleck even added that a fall season could be something that would happen.
"There are many families in Dauphin that soccer is their main sport, if we can have a season, we will do whatever we can to have one," concluded Fleck.