We would like to invite everyone to please take the time to read BC Soccer’s Return to Play Update from July 17th 2020. Currently scrimmages and games are still not permitted, so soccer will be limited to training activities only. The following requirements have been included in the PMSC’s Return to Play Plan for Fall:
- Social distancing
- Allowable activities per age
- Coach training
- Pick-up & drop-off protocols
- Maximum number of players per coach
Our primary goal is to ensure that Port Moody Soccer provides an inclusive, community-minded safe environment for our youth and adults to play soccer.
BC Soccer, ViaSport, Soccer Canada & the B.C. Government Return To Play Plan
The provincial health authorities and BC Soccer have been collaborating via an organization called ViaSport. ViaSport is a non-profit society that acts as an agent for the BC Ministry of Health to enable the growth, governance, and stewardship of amateur sport in British Columbia, and they have recently released their Return to Sport Guidelines. Canada Soccer has also created a set of guidelines and provided information and resources to each of the provincial soccer entities to create a unified set of expectations across the country.
As such BC Soccer has now published and released to all soccer Districts and Clubs a comprehensive ‘Return to Play Plan – Phase 1’.
More information on the Return to Play guidelines is available here on the BC Soccer website. We encourage you to visit this site and review the information. A copy of ViaSport’s ‘Sport Activity Chart’ is shown below so you can see the various implementation phases.
Port Moody Soccer’s Return To Play Plan
PMSC is eager to see our members back playing the game they love as soon as possible. In order to maximize safety coupled with soccer experience, we are taking direction from sport and health authorities to form our specific return to play protocols. We must take a cautious approach to ensure that Return to Play - Phase 1 is implemented in an organized safe manner for all involved. This must align with both Provincial Health, BC Soccer, and the Canadian Soccer Association guidelines. For further details related to our return to play plan, please click here.