2020 Covid-19 Update

As we continue to adjust to the current Covid-19 pandemic, and its impacts to our daily lives we at CYSA continue to see a great spirit of community from our members. Players have continued to work on their skills independently, families are getting active together and teammates are finding unique ways to stay in touch and share their love of the game.

Today the Manitoba government released its draft of ‘Phase 2 – Roadmap to Recovery’ which includes the resumption of team sports. This is a positive step in the right direction however each sport’s governing bodies must put in place “Return-to-Play Protocols” before the resumption of any sanctioned activities.

Manitoba Soccer Association has been working hard towards the development of these guidelines and will be releasing them once provincial approval is in place. We at CYSA continue to plan and prepare to be able to meet these guidelines and will be prepared to resume activities as soon as it is deemed safe and possible to do so.

This return-to-Play will look different than the soccer activities we have become accustomed to. Soccer will not return to its regular format immediately. A return to play will take place over a period of weeks and/or months and will include multiple stages. It is anticipated we will begin with non-contact training, then move to limited contact training, and eventually to the resumption of competition and league play.

At this time, any team events or activities are NOT sanctioned by the Manitoba Soccer Association and will not be until at least June 7th. This includes any type of team get together, scrimmage, match or practice. This will be reviewed on a week to week basis as preparations are made and updates can be released. Due to the uncertainty of the situation as it continues to evolve CYSA is not able to speculate on specific dates on which a return to play will begin.

In order to eliminate any confusion when updates are released all information will continue to be sent directly to registered members by the CYSA president as well as posted to our Facebook page rather than relayed to members through their respective coaches. These updates will include any guidelines and protocols which players, parents, coaches and team managers will be required to follow.

Thank you once again for your patience as the soccer community works to get players back out on the field.

Erin Beyko
President-Charleswood Youth Soccer Association