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Return to Play planning and Outdoor Recreational U3-U18 Update

By WISC Staff, 07/20/20, 6:00PM EDT

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We hope everyone has been keeping well and keeping safe.  We thank you for your patience as we work together through the pandemic.

As you may have noticed, we have been updating our HOME page with information as it has been released.  

Our governing body, Ontario Soccer, under the guidance of the Provincial Government and relevant health authorities, has committed to working through the three phases of Return to Play in 2020.

Currently, our Region remains in Phase 1 of Ontario Soccer's Return to Play which emphasizes the safety of all participants. There is NO contact and features individual training in a controlled training environment. There is no group play, no games during Phase 1. We are welcoming our players back in a phased approach and have started with our competitive players.

Pending our movement to Phase 2 of the Return to Play (on Friday July 24) :

  • we would like to offer an eight session season
  • we anticipate starting the first week of August and extend into September
  • depending on responses of the currently registered players, some of the advertised divisions / locations / playing days, may have to be revised
  • the sessions will take place during the week and a few possibly on the weekend
  • for the registered players returning to play, they will receive a credit less the difference of the eight sessions

We strongly recommend that a parent or sibling attends with our U3 to U6 players to help assist with social distancing and complete technical based activities. It would also be beneficial to have a parent or sibling attend to assist with social distancing in our U7 to U9 program.  Pending registration numbers, our U10's will play 7v7, our U11 & U12's 9v9 and our U13, U15 and U18 divisions, may have an 11v11 format.  However, it should be noted there will be modifications to the rules such as NO heading the ball or throw-ins.

More information will follow once we confirm the players who would like to return to play.

We would also like to highlight that first and foremost, we respect everyone’s decision to return to play. If you are not comfortable with returning to play, please DON’T.

For those who do not wish to return, please complete the Request form – COVID – Outdoor 2020.  We are working through the requests in date order and appreciate your patience.