Hello all. There is a lot of information in this note, so please read thoroughly. Phase 2 has been approved as of Sep 7th. We have training times sorted, Academy’s & Programs ramping up, and lots more information on how it can all run smoothly, and safely for all involved.
from ViaSport…”we are now positioned to release BC Soccer Board of Director approved “BC Soccer’s Return to Play Phase 2 Plan – Recommendations and Guidelines”. More below…
FALL PRACTICE TIMES
U8 Boys/Girls 5-6pm Golden Ears on Tuesdays
U9 Boys/Girls 6-7pm Golden Ears on Tuesdays
U10 Boys/Girls 6-7pm Telosky # 2 on Tuesdays
U11 and up need to practice either Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays;
Coaches please Contact email@example.com with your preference.
ACADEMY & PROGRAMS
Academy will be on Wednesdays SRT 7-8pm starting the last week of September.
- Fun & Fitness 5-6pm SRT Weds
- Skills Development 6-7pm SRT Weds
- Starting last week of September
ALBION FC’S REFUND POLICY REVISITED – the current 100% is set to expire on Aug 31st. AFC will be extending this 100% refund but will need to charge a $25 Admin fee if the season is cancelled prior to its start. In the meantime, we are preparing to submit all teams to the leagues for scheduling. Teams will not be submitted for scheduling if the rosters are not complete (or nearly complete). So again, we implore you to register ASAP all players that are intending to play this Fall.
RETURN TO PLAY – PHASE 2
There has been a great deal of positive development with ViaSport and BC Soccer in the last week. Please find below the links to important information regarding Return to Play for Phase 2. Please read the Memo first followed by the Return to Play Phase 2 Plan.
Please also find attached the updated Return to Play Phase 2 FAQ. BCSA will update and redistribute this FAQ Document in the future as BC Soccer receives more questions regarding Return to Play.
These PDF's are also available on the Albion FC site under the ‘COVID-19’ menu option.
Below are a few bullet points pulled from these documents above.
A snippets of some information from these PDF’s;
“Phase 2 for Soccer allows us to collectively introduce limited contact in training followed by gameplay within cohorts”
A “Soccer Cohort” is defined as a closed, smaller group of no more than 50
individuals or up to four (4) teams who participate in soccer activity and remain
together for the duration of a phase. The intent is to try to keep the interaction
to the same cohort and group of people.
It is understood that if four (4) teams is used, the number of individuals within the cohort may go above the 50 limit (for example, four teams with rosters of 18 players) BUT it must be kept to four teams.
Coaches may be counted outside of the 50 individuals if they are able to maintain physical distancing at all times (parents as well).
Each cohort can be comprised of multiple teams in order to form a mini league/game play between teams within the cohort.
Cohorts should be made up of individuals/teams of similar age and ability.
Keep players together in designated groups and make sure that each group avoids mixing with other groups as much as possible.
If cohort participants (or teams) need to be adjusted, a 2-week break between activities is required.
If using referees, it is recommended if possible, to assign a referee(s) to a specific cohort and avoid having that individual assigned to multiple cohorts.
No throw-ins, kick-ins only. Handled as an indirect free kick.
Player/Participants are to avoid spitting and nose clearing.
Players and team personnel on the sidelines must adhere to 6 feet distances per the BC health authorities.
Yours in Soccer Albion FC