2020 Covid-19 Season Update

It has now been announced that return to play protocols for the 2020 outdoor season of play have been approved by the Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA), Sports Manitoba and the Canada Soccer Association (CSA). Sanctioned Activities will be allowed to begin as early as June 17th beginning with Stage 1: non-contact training.

The timeline of when we will be able to move into Stage 2 (limited contact training) and Stage 3 (Resumption of Competitive play) will be determined by the MSA and in conjunction with provincial health authorities and will be dependent on how the provincial Covid-19 cases progress as activities resume. The MSA along with CSA and provincial health authorities can make adjustments to the return to play stages and guidelines as deemed necessary for the safety of participants.

All players will be required to complete a one time waiver and to review parent and player protocols prior to participating in any activities. This information will be sent to team groupings in the coming days through the boys convenor and myself for girls as acting girls convenor. Expect this information by early next week as well as an update on fee structure changes which may occur depending on how the season of play progresses.

I am also requesting that anyone who is able to volunteer respond to this notice ASAP. At this time, many age groups for both male and female players do not have volunteers for coaching. Without those volunteers we will not be able to get those players and teams back out on the field.

As we move into this next stage and return to seeing players out on the field of play, I thank everyone for their on-going patience and support as the soccer community adjusts.

Take Care,
Erin Beyko
President-Charleswood Youth Soccer Association

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

2020 Outdoor Season update

The U9-U18 divisions continue to anticipate a 2020 outdoor season which will likely involve a delayed start to the season of play and play extended into the summer months.

CYSA and the broader soccer community are preparing to resume play quickly once given the green light to resume activities. Further updates on the season of play for U9 to U18 teams will continue to be updated as that information becomes available through our governing bodies.

House league or mini soccer players U3 to U8 however play a unique format with unique needs that places 200+ people on an individual field at a time. With the current situation concerning Covid-19 and social distancing, offering a safe experience, under regular season conditions, does not seem possible.

Out of an abundance of caution this has prompted CYSA to make the difficult decision to cancel the house league season of play for the 2020 spring season. A refund will automatically be issued to those U3 to U8 players registered. We must ask for your patience as the administrative needs to process such an unprecedented volume of refunds may take 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

Our focus for these ages will now go into developing a summer program which will be better able to address the unique concerns of house league play in relation to Covid-19 precautions. We are hopeful that a summer session which allows us to better protect players and their families alike can be organized and implemented.

An update on the possibility of a summer session for house league will be posted by early to mid-June on our website Charleswoodsoccer.com and on our Facebook page. Depending on the timeline of a return to play we hope to get all ages of players back out onto the field as quickly as possible.

We thank you for your continuing patience and hope that you each stay safe and healthy.

Take Care,
Erin Beyko
President-Charleswood Youth Soccer Association