Phase 2 for Soccer (Current Phase)
Earliest September 7, 2020 - Return to modified Games and/or Compitition Structure within identified Soccer Cohorts (and only Members and Affiliated Clubs that have completed the mandatory steps). Limited contact trainign can occur as of August 24, 2020.
On August 24, 2020 "BC Soccer's Return to Play Phase 2 Plan - Recommendation and Guidelines"
were provided to BC Soccer Members and Affiliated Clubs and released publicly. CLICK HERE
With the release BC Soccer provided this memo
to advise on next steps for those Members and Affiliated Clubs that would like to offer on-field sanctioned soccer activity under the terms of the plan.
Currently, there is no indication when soccer will be able to move beyond what is within BC Soccer’s Return to Play Phase 2 Plan – Recommendations and Guidelines.
Currently As of August 24, 2020. Sport including soccer is in the "Progressivly Loosening" phase.
The Health authorities in BC will determine how quickly sport (and Soccer) may be able to move to the final phase.
Of Importance: Phase 3 ("Progressively Loosen") in the below chart in Phase 2 for Soccer.
CLICK HERE to view VIA Sport's updated Return to Sport Guidelines.
Phase 1 for Soccer
Teams/clubs planning to return to play/practice will be required to have their own return to play procedures in place and tools to do so have been provided through the links to BC Soccer and ViaSport. <
2. Fully complete Canada Soccer’s “Return to Soccer Assessment Tool”
which requires you to commit to offer soccer activity under the terms in BC Soccer’s Return to Play Plan Phase 1 – Recommendations and Guidelines.
3. Pass a board motion (if applicable) supporting the soccer activity that your organization is choosing to offer under the terms.
4. Establish the training program(s) and offer the safest possible environment for all participants that choose to participate.
firstname.lastname@example.org so that we are assured you have completed the required steps to return to play.
The MWSL has followed these guidelines as well in creating the leagues return to play procedures but they only encompass the services that the league would normally provides i.e. games and clinics. Any other soccer activities and any decision made by the teams is at their discretion and the league is not liable
Next Phase Timings
The timelines for any next phases will be aligned with the BC health authorities (please note this timeline is separate from the BC reopening plan) and we have not
received any indication on when activity beyond what is currently in BC Soccer’s Return to Play Plan
Phase 1 – Recommendations and Guidelines will occur.