EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ― With safety and physical distancing as a top priority, New Jersey Youth Soccer announced Thursday that its Annual General Meeting will take place at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. on Saturday Aug. 1 at 9:30 a.m.

New this year, and resulting from its revised bylaws, member clubs will have a vote and are eligible for positions on the NJYS board of directors.

“The NJYS board of directors committed itself to an intensive strategic planning process that provided the desired result of more involvement at the club level,” NJYS president Evelyn Gill said in a statement. “We are excited that so many volunteers stepped forward as candidates to join our state association and be part of our strategic efforts in the future.”

Click here for the slate of candidates.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and NJ Youth Soccer’s continued emphasis on safety, Red Bull Arena emerged as a unique location to host this event.

“The ability to maintain physical distancing while also being able to effectively communicate with membership makes this such a special opportunity,” NJYS executive director Evan Dabby said in a statment. “We know that Red Bull Arena is renowned for its guest experience, and we look forward to using the in-stadium audio and video technologies to host our AGM and proudly display the NJ Youth Soccer product in collaboration with our member leagues and clubs.”

Shaun Oliver, vice president of operations at Red Bull Arena, welcomed NJYS.

“We are excited to host the New Jersey Youth Soccer Annual General Meeting,” he said. “Red Bull Arena has built a comprehensive COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, compliant with applicable law and Centers for Disease Control guidelines, to ensure the health and safety of all arena visitors and employees. Coupled with our award-winning guest experience, we are pleased to host the coaches and board members of NJYS and serve our passionate local soccer community.”

Registration for this event is required and limited to delegates of member leagues and clubs in good standing with NJ Youth Soccer. For questions or additional information, contact NJ Youth Soccer at communications@njyouthsoccer.com.