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Posted 6/18/2021 Ref # 7055

MWSL 2021-2022 Fall Team Registration Update

Fall 2021/22 Team Registration

 

In anticipation of the Return to Sport Restart and the scheduled BC re-opening to phase 4 by September the MWSL will be opening Team Registration on Wednesday, July 1, 2021, and closing on Friday, July 31, 2021. Player Registration will then open in August (date TBD).

We are asking all teams to register in the division they were in the past season, should you have any issues with the placement of your team please make comments in the notes section of your registration (do not send a separate email). We will deal with each of those requests individually but cannot guarantee any change or move to another division.  Please keep in mind that everyone has been away from soccer so we will all be in the same boat as we get back out on the field and get a touch on the ball again.

The League is open to putting together an over 40’s division should your team be interested in that division please indicate your interest in the notes section of your team registration. If we have enough teams, we will put on an over 40’s division.

Fall Team Fees

·         $375 Returning team from fall 2019/20 and 2020/2021 season.

·         $375 New Team + Performance Bond.

·         $100 Performance Bond (All new teams joining the League must pay a refundable bond).

·         $50 player registration if player (ID cards will be downloaded from the website).

To register go to www.mwsl.com and click on register and fill out the 2021/22 winter team registration online form.  Please make sure all your contact info is correct and that you have included 3 team contacts in your entry form.

Payment Options:

·         E-transfer your payment to payments@mwsl.com (Question: What is the best sport in the world? Answer: Soccer).

o   If you choose the e-transfer option, please reply to this email identifying the date the transfer was completed. Include team name and division.

·         Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard) online

Your Team Registration will be complete when payment is made and all outstanding fees and fines from the previous year have been paid.


Promotion and Relegation:

·         Promotion and relegation goes by 2019/20’s standings so if your team was first or last in their group be prepared to be move. Teams that have been promoted or relegated have been emailed.

·         When registering your team please select the division that you were in last season and the system will move you into the correct division.

Rules and Regulations:

Please read the operating rules entirely including rescheduling and game default rules. The operating rules can be found under rules section on the website.

Drop Day Deadline:

Any team that withdraws its registration after August 1st will forfeit both its team registration fee and its performance bond to the league. Cut-off for submission to withdraw will be 11:59 pm, last day to withdraw.  No exceptions will be made for submissions after this cut-off.  Teams submitting to withdraw prior to the last day to cut-off will receive a full refund of both team fee and performance bond.

Late Team Registration:

Teams must be registered by Wednesday, July 31st and payment must be received in the League office by August 2nd.  If teams are not registered by July 31st a $100 late fee will be charged to any new or returning team who wish to register after that date.

Scheduling:

·        Games are mainly scheduled Friday to Sunday. New and existing teams must obtain a field on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. (All games must end by 6pm on Saturdays)

·         There are no games on Thanksgiving weekend.

·        Dec 15th is the last day for teams to notify Leslie at scheduler_league@mwsl.com that you cannot field a team for the February Family Day weekend.

·         Games will be scheduled on the November 11th weekend. Notify your players of this so you are not short players that weekend.

·         If your team has a special request for a field or home game day you must put that on your team registration in order to have your request considered. The League will do our best to accommodate requests, but we cannot guarantee anything. Please do not email requests in after you register, it must be on your registration.  

Risk Management

Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Managers, and any Team Staff Requirements:

Criminal Record Checks (CRC) are required for all Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Managers, and any team staff participating in the MWSL. The results of the CRC are to be reported to the MWSL by the BC Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check Review Program, an organization approved by both the MWSL and BC Soccer.  Further info can be found on the website under rules.

Requirements:

Ø  Criminal Record Check

Ø  Current (within the last year) staff photo on file

Ø  Acknowledgement of the Coaches Code of Conduct

 

All team staff will be required to login into their profile and submit all three of these requirements. Staff ID will not appear in the summary of ID cards until this is completed and staff will not be permitted on the field.

Please make sure all your contact information is correct and that you have included up to three team contacts in your entry form. Be sure to advise team contacts of the new CRC requirements prior to submitting the entry form to the League.

It is the responsibility of every volunteer who wishes to perform the duties of coach, assistant coach, or team manager to ensure that the risk management policy be completed prior to starting these duties. Criminal Record Checks are considered valid for 3 years and volunteers must ensure they have a valid CRC on file with our Risk Management Coordinator at the start of each season.

 

The following providers and checks are acceptable as a minimum:

• RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) – Criminal Record Check

• Local municipal police department – Criminal Record Check

• Criminal Records Review Program – Criminal Record Check (“working with adults” must be selected)

• Sterling Back check’s Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC)

 

Dates to remember:

 

·         Fall season scheduled to start on Friday Sept. 10th, 2021. *All teams will be expected to field a team by this date*

 

·         Individual player registrations will begin in August; I will send an email when it is open that will include your team key code and instructions.

 

·         Dec 15th is the last day for teams to notify Leslie the scheduler that you can’t field a team for the February Family Day weekend.

 

·         November 11th weekend there will be games scheduled. Notify your players of this so you are not short players that weekend.

             

Once all teams have registered the League will review the teams that have registered, and the groups will be made.  The groups and schedule will be posted online when it is completed, and we have confirmed that we can get back to playing.


Thank you,

Jo-Dee Stanley

MWSL League Manager


 
Posted 4/12/2021 Ref # 7054

Spring 2021 Season Cancellation Notice

Attention: Coaches and Managers

Due to the present Public Health Orders and the current situation with the pandemic, the MWSL regrets to inform you that there will not be a Spring 2021 Season.

We are anticipating Team registration for fall 2021/2022 will open on June 1 till July 31, 2021, should government Covid regulations allow.

Check out our Facebook page for some skill building videos to keep the touch on the ball and hopefully we will see you soon.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Stay safe.

MWSL


 
Posted 3/22/2021 Ref # 7053

MWSL Fall Mini Season Update

Attention Coaches and Managers

The MWSL has been waiting to see what happens with the current restrictions in place by the Provincial Health Order, in hopes that we could continue with the fall mini season. Without a set date for when restrictions will be lifted, our field contracts ending, and the end of the fall season nearing its end date of March 31st we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel all remaining games from the fall mini season.

We have received some questions regarding refunds. As was indicated in our email out to all team contacts on September 17, 2020, teams that chose to participate in the fall mini season would not be able to get a refund if the season was halted or cancelled. Teams had the choice to opt in if they felt that the terms of playing were acceptable. Once the League committed to preparing a season for our members, we brought back staff to initiate the season which involved costs (payment to BC Soccer for teams and players, scheduling of games and referees, and administrative costs) that are not refundable to us which then becomes non-refundable to our members.

We all hoped that circumstances would allow the fall mini season to be played out but unfortunately that is not the case.

Thanks for your support and patience.

Stay safe and healthy, and hopefully we can get back to the game we all love.

MWSL


 
Posted 2/9/2021 Ref # 7052

MWSL February Update

Attention MWSL Coaches and Managers 

 

The MWSL is again waiting to see what happens with the next Provincial Health Order at the end of the month, in hopes that our restrictions are lifted. Should that happen then we would be looking to get a few of games in before the end of the fall mini season on March 31st if possible, depending on field and team availability. We want to give our teams a heads up in case we must move quickly to get the remainder of the season played. 

 

BC Soccer has an adult forum meeting this week and we hope to get some direction from BC Soccer on the current state of return to play. Should the restrictions not get lifted the MWSL board will review all possible options for the remainder of the season.

 

Thanks for your support and patience.

 

Stay safe and healthy, and hopefully we can get back to the game we all love.

 

MWSL 


 
Posted 1/29/2021 Ref # 7051

MWSL Update

Attention MWSL Coaches and Managers 

 

The MWSL is waiting to see what happens with the next Provincial Health Order on February 5th, in hopes that our restrictions are lifted. Should this remote possibility happen then we would be looking to have our schedules to begin the weekend of February 12th if possible, depending on field and team availability.  

 

We are wanting to give our teams a heads up in case we must move quickly to get the remainder of the season played. 

 

The MWSL hopes to complete this mini season if we can before the end of the fall/winter season which would end on March 31, 2021. 

 

Thanks for your support and patience.

 

Stay safe and healthy, 

 

MWSL