COVID-19 UPDATE: Doing Your Best to Reduce Rise in Cases

We would like to thank the players who have been following our Covid rules carefully.  Players have been wearing masks and sanitizing their hands when they arrive and leave games and practices.  Please continue to remind them when you drop them off at practices.

If you are sick, STAY HOME.

Covid numbers are rising and we have to do our do our very best to keep our players and coaches healthy.  With this in mind, we may have to create training cohorts of 6 players moving forward.

If we have a case of Covid, keeping the players in specific training cohorts will help the health authority with contact tracing and hopefully, avoid having large groups of players/ coaches exposed to the virus at one time.

Coaches will be asking their players the following questions:

1.      Which city do they live in and school do they attend?

2.      Are any of the players on their team in their school cohort?

3.      Do you carpool regularly with a player?

We hope to gather this information very quickly.

As well, we may have to change how we organize practices.  Like in July, skills that enable players to remain in their cohorts and keep players at least 2M apart.  

Finally, in the coming months, if the local health authority decides to stop all sports, we will be moving all practices to mandatory Zoom sessions.  Players will be provided the link from their coach via TeamSnap and players will be expected to attend all Zoom practices.  As well, we are currently working on an independent at home fitness program for the players.  This will be provided to all players via TeamSnap soon.  We are determined to ensure that the boys’ mental and physical health remains intact over the Winter months.

Let’s hope that we are able to continue to train together in the coming months but if we cannot, we have a full plan ready to implement.

We ask that you continue to communicate with your coach if your son is struggling in anyway.  We are here for our boys and want to do our part to keep them healthy in all respects.

The situation will remain fluid and I ask everyone to keep in mind that we are doing the best we can under the rules we must operate.  The rules are constantly changing as the virus condition changes.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Start of Season Safety Reminders

Today marks the official start to our season.  All the coaches are extremely excited to start training all the players and we look forward to seeing everyone on the field.

We are certain that there will be many disruptions throughout the season and so, we ask that we all are kind and patient towards each other.

Be safe.  Follow Health Canada’s and BC Soccers Covid 19 guidelines.  These will be strictly enforced:

1.    If your child(ren) presents ANY common-cold, influenza, or COVID-19 symptoms even if mild, please keep them at home.

Symptoms include:
– Running NoseTemperature
– Cough
– Stomach Ache
– Diarrhea
– Headache
– Body aches and/or pains
– Rash

2.    If any family members have recently travelled outside the country, please keep your player home.

3.    All players must sanitize their hands before entering the pitch.

4.    Players are NOT permitted to handshaking, fist pump, high five or hug a coach or fellow player.

5.    If having a pre or post training discussion with a coach, players are expected to physically distance by 2M.

6.    Players will expected to train at their team’s or group’s specified training times.  Please stay in your cohort train pods.

7.    If carpooling, we suggest that all car members where a mask.

8.    If the Coastal Health authority contacts you regarding potential exposure to the virus, please contact Faly Basse, Technical Director so that he is aware of any protocols the academy may have to implement.

Finally, due to Covid 19, we will not be holding any indoor training sessions this season.