Soccer has been a refuge for Berky Girls
We surveyed over 900 Berky parents about the impact of COVID on their daughters’ soccer participation and received nearly 200 (21%) responses. According to the survey, 99% of Berky girls played between September and February, and more than 98% expect to play in the spring. And they are playing a lot: 3.6 days in the fall and spring and 2.7 in the winter.
In the fall and for this coming spring most girls participated or will participate in Club, Travel, Private or Small Group Training and their Local/Town Leagues. Participation in Travel and Club Soccer will increase in the spring, while private and small group training will decline.
Club 30.8% 38.7%
Travel 26.9% 31.8%
Private or small group training 20.2% 14.6%
Local/town league – e.g. AYSO 10.9% 9.6%
Since the pandemic struck in March 2020, 22% of girls surveyed have changed clubs. The main reasons:
- Club folded due to Covid-19
- Desire for higher-level competition
Play This Summer At Berky
Despite all of the difficulty required to train and play with Covid-19 restrictions, almost all girls surveyed were eager to keep playing.