A message from the New Orleans Jesters
A message from the
New Orleans Jesters
|Dear Jesters supporter,|
In the past few days and weeks, our lives have changed in ways that are difficult to comprehend. At times it does not seem real. I hope that we all find a few “silver lining” opportunities to enjoy through the stresses and pressures of the moment.
As for where we stand currently:
As a community-first organization the safety of our fans, players, coaches, staff and their families is our first priority. We are also keenly aware that we need to do the right thing by our neighbors, and the greater New Orleans community. We will be following the advice and guidance of the CDC, the State of Louisiana, and Louisiana Soccer Association and will apply it where appropriate to all of the Jesters programs.
The plan going forward:
The New Orleans Jesters NPSL season has been cancelled as a result of the continuing impact of Covid-19. The decision was made unanimously by the NPSL Board of Directors. It is possible that a restructured NPSL competition will take place if the circumstances allow. Details will be released as they become available.
While we are suspended from training and match play, the best option for our young players to improve is 1v1 or 2v2 soccer to goal with other siblings or parents. At the Jesters Academy, we focus on being comfortable with the ball and the free flow of 15 to 30 minute games in the backyard is perfect for this. It will help with the continued natural development of dribbling, shifting feet, shielding, tackling, wall passes and shooting. If your session is parent/child remember to allow the child to see success. Family backyard matches provide instructive fun and you can always start your own championship (multiple games) which will increase the intensity! The game is a great teacher!
When we are allowed to come back we will look at the calendar and see what is still possible for each team as far as games and training. If it is the month of May then we will likely run some mini camps so that we can regain our fitness and rebuild the chemistry of the teams. This will, of course, be dependent on official guidance from the State of Louisiana, the CDC, and LSA.
Pro Player Experience and Summer Camps
New this summer, we are adding a program called Pro Player Experience (PPE) where our academy players can book 1 on 1, 2 on 1 or small group training with 3+ youth players with some of our pro Jesters players. More details will be coming soon.
The Jesters Camp summer schedule will start on May 18th and is posted online at the Jesters website. We will adjust the dates if necessary but for now they remain set.
We remain committed to our summer community appearances featuring the Jesters pro players and are filling up the schedule with events. If you would like to schedule an appearance from one or more of our players at a community event you are involved with or for a middle or lower school please let us know by emailing Krewe@NolaJesters.com
The message for today is:
Please stay safe and let us know if there is anything we can do to help you or your family. We will continue to provide updates that relate directly to the New Orleans Jesters as we are able to.
Thanks for your continued support,