Dear NVTYLL Boys & Girls Coaches,
It is with great disappointment that I write to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the NVTYLL season. While the VPA has not officially cancelled Spring high school sports yet, the window to get a season in has closed to where it is no longer realistic to field teams and put on games.
The latest Stay at Home order by the Governor now goes through May 15. As we all know, even if the stay at home order is lifted on the 15th, life will not immediately go back to normal. There will still need to be a slow and calculated return to group functions and likely there will still be some restrictions and precautions in place for quite a while. We have also heard from many towns that will not be allowed on their fields at all this season and certainly not until well after the order is lifted.
So, at this time, we have to acknowledge that we won’t be able to have a spring season by any normal standard. We also do not think it feasible to move the NVTYLL season into the summer months.
We do strongly endorse towns offering some sort of “in-house” lacrosse program in early summer, if and only if the COVID-19 environment improves and restrictions are lifted enough to allow it.
This decision was not taken lightly, and the mood of the board was somber and sad as we finalized this decision.
Please do not hesitate to send me any questions and concerns and I will do my best to respond.
President NVTYLLM: 802-238-2978