Hoboken Lacrosse Club, which competes in Grades 3-8, has announced that it will be suspending its season temporarily to ease concerns over the spread of Coronavirus.
Head Coach Sean Sargent says, “Out of an abundance of caution, we are going to suspend all Hoboken Lacrosse activities for the month of March. We expect this to be the same across sports in Hoboken. We will reasses as the weeks proceed.”
As winter youth sports are winding down and spring seasons gear up, there’s a lot of uncertainty about the immediate future of these programs—particularly in the face of season suspensions by the NBA, European soccer leagues and others bound to follow suit.
“While the statistics state that youth are likely immune from becoming dangerously ill,” says Sargent, “we are doing this to halt the spread of the virus to those that are not immune. We all share this responsibility.”
We will provide updates on various programs as more news becomes available. In the meantime, healthy kids should keep active.
“I encourage you all to continue to encourage your kids to practice their stick skills, most notably to find a good wall where they can throw and catch off the wall,” says Sargent.
Champions are made in the pre-season, and pre-season just got a little bit longer.