CMFSC Fall 2020-2021 Season Registration Update
2020-2021 Fall/Winter Season Update
We wanted to provide you all with an update on Return to Play for Soccer in the Province and plans for Coquitlam Metro-Ford. Collectively we must work together to get back on the field safely. All programs are considered voluntary, and anyone feeling uncomfortable with the current risks, should either not register or remove themselves from the program.
U4 - U7 Registration:
Registration remains on hold for U4 – U7 Initiation Program Fall/Winter League 2020-2021. If restrictions stay the same going into September, we would not be able to provide the traditional structure of the Initiation Program consisting of indoor sessions, weekend games of over 50 people on a field, etc. We are hoping that by September restrictions might ease before we announce the parameters of our program and possible changes. Our plan is to offer programming in the Fall for the Initiation age groups and will reopen registration once we are able to communicate the structure and details for the season. Once the program is announced, a new registration deadline will be set at that point so that we have time to form teams.
U8 - U18 Registration:
The registration deadline was Wednesday, June 24th for U8 - U18 players (2013 - 2003 born players). Registration will remain closed until July 2nd at 3:00 pm. During this time, we will assess our numbers and apply registration limits to age groups. Some age groups/genders, may be full or close to full upon the reopening of registration. We will start the process of forming teams for U8 - U12 by the end of July. U13 - U18 players are to review the new Evaluation Process outlined on our website.
Although soccer may not be back to normal in September, we feel confident through our Return to Play and Safety Guide, that we will be able to deliver programming within the team environment while we wait for restrictions to be lifted. This will most likely include shortened training sessions and/or reduced number of training days, training sessions on the weekend to replace a game, and physically distanced training curriculum. The first step of lifting restrictions could also see more in-club scrimmages or games. Any programming will be fully monitored by CMFSC at each field that will provide:
- Oversight at the field
- Training Session Set-Up
- Communication with Volunteer Coaches on the Curriculum/Training Sessions
- Manage CMFSC Return to Play and Safety Plan
- Manage Entry and Exit of Participants
The most common question we have received is, 'Will there be games?' This will be determined by the phase of BC Soccer’s Return to Play we are operating within at any given time. There is the possibility that there will be a progressive return to game play as we move through the phases.