As per Ontario/Canada Soccer Associations all games, practices and soccer related events have been cancelled indefinitely. We will continue to work with our association in providing updates once available.
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Chantilly Executive Team
Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer and governmental advisors, continues to monitor the most recent developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are assessing operations and deciding cancelations and postponements on a month-to-month basis as the pandemic continues to unfold.
As a follow up to the Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer announcements of March 12 and March 13, as well as the Ontario Soccer announcements of March 24 and April 7, Ontario Soccer is announcing today that all sanctioned in-person soccer events and activities for the month of June have been cancelled or postponed.
This decision will affect the start of the early portion of the 2020 Outdoor Season for Local, Regional, District, Provincial, OASL, OPDL and all other leagues across Ontario.
For those who may be concerned about registering for the abridged outdoor season, Ontario Soccer is encouraging participants to do so now, so that Districts, Leagues, Clubs and Academies can be fully prepared to kick off the Return to Play season when announced. Please contact your local Club or Academy for more information about registration.
Ontario Soccer recently announced, that should the 2020 Outdoor Season be cancelled, SportsEngine has agreed not to collect the SAAS fees applicable to the 2020 Outdoor Season. As a result, Ontario Soccer will not collect both, Outdoor Player Registration fees or SAAS fees, if the 2020 Outdoor Season is cancelled in its entirety.
Going forward multiple scenarios are being considered which may include a modified Outdoor Season for 2020 or cancellation, if necessary. Please note that due to some municipal government restrictions, playing fields may remain closed beyond June, therefore some District Associations may have issued notices of cancellation past June. Clubs or Academies should consult with their District Association if they have any questions.
At this time, Ontario Soccer is asking organizations at all levels of membership – District, Club and Ontario Registered Academies (ORA) – to actively communicate our official information updates to the members of their soccer community by posting this information on their website, sharing it via email and using social media.
Ontario Soccer continues to receive a variety of direct inquiries from participants (and parents) requesting information. It is critical that all Soccer Clubs and ORAs keep their members informed during these challenging times.
As social or physical distancing is not a concern in an online, isolated environment, activities that can be completed online, such as Match Official Accreditation Clinics, some Coaching Courses, Outdoor 2020 participant registration or other activities that do not require public or private gathering, will continue until further notice. Ontario Soccer has previously given notice regarding insurance for online activities and organizations are reminded to review this before beginning any such activities.
If your membership has further questions, please refer them to the latest bulletin, the COVID-19 Updates page, which has all the latest information from Ontario Soccer, as well as resources for your members to better inform themselves. As well, please consider placing a dedicated link to the COVID-19 Updates on the homepage on your website.
Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer and Provincial Government authorities have been monitoring the most recent developments of COVID-19 and are currently assessing operational plans for Return to Play, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold and potentially wind down.
The Ontario Provincial Government made an announcement on April 27, 2020 and within it has laid out a phased-in approach to de-escalating the State of Emergency in Ontario.
Other Canadian provinces have also begun the process of re-opening businesses, easing social restrictions and gradually moving towards modes of operation that work in each region.
Ontario’s Provincial Government has not yet set a date for the beginning of the province’s phased-in approach but there is now an opportunity to begin thinking about what that Return to Play might look like for soccer in our province.
Ontario Soccer has been invited to be part of an Ontario Provincial Government sport sub-committee to assist with the management and strategy of how amateur sport navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the eventual easing of social restrictions from the Provincial and Federal government, Ontario Soccer understands that there will still may be a great deal of concern on the part of Parents, Players, Team Officials, Match Officials, Clubs, Academies and Districts as Return to Play becomes possible.
The safety and health of our participants will be first and foremost in the decision-making to come.
To better understand your concerns, Ontario Soccer has created a survey so you can provide us your input on what Return to Play in Ontario may look like.
Ontario Soccer asks that administrators at the Districts, Clubs and Ontario Recognized Academies complete the survey. As well, we ask that you share it widely with your members to ensure their ideas are heard and accounted for.
Survey data collected will assist Ontario Soccer with our Return to Play strategy and can also be shared with the Ontario Government sub-committee on sport.
Click here to take this survey and help us shape the Return to Play. The deadline for submission is May 11, 2020.
Chantilly Forever FC has received another excellent achievement. Chantilly becomes the first and only Provincial Level 1 Canada club licensed academy in the Hamilton and Niagara region!
Chantilly Forever is the only Ontario Soccer sanctioned academy in our Hamilton. While other academies exist across the region, Chantilly Forever is the only academy held to and meets Ontario Soccer standards. Providing an alternative to club soccer, the academy route allows players to compete in the Ontario Academy Soccer League and Ontario Soccer League against standards based academies from across the province.