Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker released the latest guidelines for youth sports on Friday, reclassifying soccer as a "Moderate Risk" sport that can hold practices and games. (Item File Photo)

Soccer moved from ‘High Risk’ to ‘Moderate Risk’ in latest youth sports guidelines

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker released the latest updated guidelines for youth sports during Phase III of the state's reopening plan on Friday, announcing that soccer has officially been changed from a "High-Risk" category sport to a "Moderate Risk" category sport. That change paves soccer leagues to begin holding competitive practices and playing games as soon as possible.

The news was met with praise from several area soccer coaches, as to be expected.

"It's just fabulous news, I'm ecstatic to hear it," said Saugus girls soccer coach Chris Coviello. "It might just be (the governor's office) throwing us a bone, but I'll take it regardless. It's such a relief to know…

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