All sanctioned in-person soccer events and activities for the month of June have been cancelled or p
Update 2020.05.11 - Ontario Soccer
Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer and governmental advisors,
continues to monitor the most recent developments surrounding the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are assessing operations and
deciding cancelations and postponements on a month-to-month basis as the
pandemic continues to unfold.
As a follow up to the Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer announcements of March 12 and March 13, as well as the Ontario Soccer announcements of March 24 and April 7, Ontario
Soccer is announcing today that all sanctioned in-person soccer events
and activities for the month of June have been cancelled or postponed.
decision will affect the start of the early portion of the 2020 Outdoor
Season for Local, Regional, District, Provincial, OASL, OPDL and all
other leagues across Ontario.
those who may be concerned about registering for the abridged outdoor
season, Ontario Soccer is encouraging participants to do so now, so that
Districts, Leagues, Clubs and Academies can be fully prepared to kick
off the Return to Play season when announced. Please contact your local Club or Academy for more information about registration.
Ontario Soccer recently announced,
that should the 2020 Outdoor Season be cancelled, SportsEngine has
agreed not to collect the SAAS fees applicable to the 2020 Outdoor
Season. As a result, Ontario Soccer will not collect both, Outdoor
Player Registration fees or SAAS fees, if the 2020 Outdoor Season is
cancelled in its entirety.
forward multiple scenarios are being considered which may include a
modified Outdoor Season for 2020 or cancellation, if necessary. Please
note that due to some municipal government restrictions, playing fields
may remain closed beyond June, therefore some District Associations may
have issued notices of cancellation past June. Clubs or Academies should
consult with their District Association if they have any questions.
time, Ontario Soccer is asking organizations at all levels of membership
– District, Club and Ontario Registered Academies (ORA) – to
actively communicate our official information updates to the members of
their soccer community by posting this information on their website,
sharing it via email and using social media.
Soccer continues to receive a variety of direct inquiries from
participants (and parents) requesting information. It is critical that
all Soccer Clubs and ORAs keep their members informed during these
or physical distancing is not a concern in an online, isolated
environment, activities that can be completed online, such as Match Official Accreditation Clinics, some Coaching Courses,
Outdoor 2020 participant registration or other activities that do not
require public or private gathering, will continue until further notice.
Ontario Soccer has previously given notice regarding insurance for online activities and organizations are reminded to review this before beginning any such activities.
If your membership has further questions, please refer them to the latest bulletin, the COVID-19 Updates
page, which has all the latest information from Ontario Soccer, as well
as resources for your members to better inform themselves. As well,
please consider placing a dedicated link to the COVID-19 Updates on the homepage on your website.
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If you have any questions, please contact Patty Forbes, Director of Administration.