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With regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, Calgary Northside Soccer will follow the guidelines set out by the governing bodies of soccer.  The Provincial Government has banned all public events until January 21, 2021.   At the end of the season, CNS will issue refunds as long as ALL costs for the fiscal year has been covered.   

Below is the last notification sent by CMSA on December 17, 2020.  We will continue to update the website as news is relayed to us:

Good afternoon club administrators and technical directors,

After reviewing the COVID-19 restrictions, CMSA has made a correction to our proposed start date for the winter portion of the 2020-2021 Indoor Season. The league will restart on Jan. 13, 2021... This is due to the mandated closure of facilities until Jan. 13, 2021.

The schedule for the winter portion of the season is now live on calgaryminorsoccer.com. The schedule has been adjusted to reflect the shortened season and to accommodate as many games as possible within the timeframe. Teams may be scheduled to play back-to-back days and the U7-U8 leagues have been extended until March 7, 2021.

CMSA will communicate with you accordingly should government measures restrict the season any further.

From the staff at CMSA, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to getting back to the soccer field in the new year.

Thank you,  CMSA

With regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, Calgary Northside Soccer will follow the guidelines set out by the governing bodies of soccer.  Stay tuned... 

From the soccer governing bodies, "...CMSA would like to provide the following reminder with regard to the new restrictions and guidelines for team sports that were introduced yesterday.

Alberta Health Services and Alberta Soccer Association has suspended all soccer activity in Alberta from November 13th – November 27th.

At this time all indoor and outdoor soccer activities are suspended under these guidelines. Teams and clubs should not be running any indoor or outdoor practices/training this weekend or for the next 2 weeks.

We will provide more information to you as it becomes available.

Please see the updated public health measures and guidelines from AHS & ASA for more information.

Thank you, CMSA..."

With regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, Calgary Northside Soccer will follow the guidelines set out by the governing bodies of soccer.  CNS will be participating in the training relaunch program as outlined by CMSA.

Good afternoon,

The CNS Relaunch program will start July 6th.  We are waiting for our IT to update and open registration for this program.  Link to Relaunch program.

Stay safe and healthy, CNS/PASS Administration

P.S. For further details see email from CMSA:

Good evening Club Presidents, Technical Directors and Administrators,

Wow, what a ride the last three months have been! With the return of soccer around the corner, Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) wants to thank you for your continued patience, resilience and adaptability since the world pandemic that is COVID-19, impacted the soccer community in March. It has been a long road full of uncertainty and CMSA is proud of the way our Calgarian soccer community has handled it.

To reiterate last night’s Alberta Soccer Call:

Phase 1 – Return to Train, implemented on or after June 12, 2020. Teams may return to the field IF:
Clubs have completed Canada Soccer’s Risk Assessment Tool and have received approval from Canada Soccer and Alberta Soccer.
Teams have been registered with CMSA in Goalline.
Players have been uploaded onto teams in Goalline.
Player waivers and declaration have been signed with parental/guardian consent and returned to CMSA. Any player who has not completed these documents will NOT be allowed on the field. Documents include:
CMSA Player Waiver and Proof of Age;
Alberta Soccer COVID-19 Waiver;
Alberta Soccer COVID-19 Declaration;

Phase 2 – Return to Modified Games, implemented on or after June 19, 2020. Currently, we are waiting on documentation from Alberta Soccer, but teams may begin to train in cohorts of 50 people. CMSA will have more information on cohort training and the process to register cohorts next week.

Phase 3 – Return to Soccer, date to be determined.
For more information on Alberta Soccer’s Return to Soccer Guidelines, visit albertasoccer.com.

As was said on the call last night, we are hurrying up to slow down. We have one chance to return to the field safely and we must walk before we can run. CMSA will continue to communicate plans going forward into Phase 2 and 3 of Alberta Soccer’s guidelines.

If you have any questions, please connect with me.

Regards, CMSA

With regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, Calgary Northside Soccer will follow the guidelines set out by the governing bodies of soccer.  CNS will be participating in the training relaunch program as outlined by CMSA.  Stay tuned...

Good evening Club Presidents, Technical Directors and Club Administrators,

The positive news from this afternoon’s Government of Alberta (GOA) update on Stage 2 of the Relaunch Strategy continues to bring us one step closer to the complete return of soccer, as the government announced the easing of restrictions on sport and recreation. This news has created an excitement in the sports community and Calgary Minor Soccer Association is elated at GOA’s decision to place sports  in Stage 2 of the Relaunch Strategy. See the attached document for more information on Stage 2’s Return to Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Guidelines, or visit alberta.ca.

This news is incredibly positive and encouraging for soccer as it allows larger groups to convene and for competition to resume. As we continue to digest this information and communicate with Alberta Soccer Association (ASA), we will provide you with updates on the resumption of competition activity. As previously discussed with you, CMSA has a quickstart program ready to implement and we will connect with the Technical Directors on this in the coming days.

A few additional reminders:

  • ASA Return-to-Soccer call on June 10 - Required for the technical and administrative lead of each organization.
  • Please continue to connect with Cory regarding the placement of your teams and the registration of players.
  • Parents must complete the waiver and declaration for their children before they can return to the field. The waiver and declaration will be provided by CMSA and it must be completed by parents via CMSA’s Goalline system.

We look forward to connecting with you tomorrow evening during the ASA Return-to-Soccer call.

Regards,  CMSA

Hi,

Hope everyone is well.  The last batch of refunds for the recreational program was completed June 1, 2020 and and June 6, 2020 for the competitive program.  Refunds were processed against the credit card that the original payment was made against. The refund should show up on your statement or transaction history in the next couple of weeks.

Without any paid administration or employees, CNS was able to process a full refund. THANK YOU all for your patience while refunds were processed by our volunteers.

Stay safe and healthy, CNS/PASS Administration

With regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, Calgary Northside Soccer will follow the guidelines set out by the governing bodies of soccer.  City of Calgary has banned all public events until August 31.   Refunds will be issued and CNS would like to Thank You in advance for your patience as we work through processing the refunds.

Good morning Club Presidents, Technical Directors and Administration,

First, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to take part in the President’s Meeting with City Councillor, George Chahal.

These are unprecedented times and Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) wishes to commend you for your efforts to transition your programs into online sessions and for delivering services for the soccer community to stay engaged in a safe environment. We are all anxious to get back on the field and playing soccer again, but the safety of our players and soccer community is of the utmost importance and CMSA has chosen to continue the suspension of the 2020 Outdoor Soccer Season, indefinitely.

The response comes after taking into consideration:

  • Safety of the players and soccer community;
  • City of Calgary’s decision to ban all public events until Aug. 31;
  • Conversations with Alberta Soccer Association;
  • Government of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy;
  • President’s Meeting with City Councilor, George Chahal.

The suspension includes, but is not limited to, any in-person soccer activity (games, practices, academies, sports sciences, fitness, etc.) until further notice.

CMSA will be sending out this information to our membership today and we expect that it will trigger a response from parents seeking refunds. In efforts to prepare the Member Clubs for an influx of questions regarding refunds and information about the season, CMSA has had conversations with clubs leading up to this communication. When discussing refunds with parents, we want to encourage each club to be respectful to the current economic landscape and each family’s needs during this time.

Being one of Calgary’s largest youth sports organizations, the absence of soccer will be felt across the city and is sure to garner media attention. If a Member Club is approached by the media, CMSA would like to extend the services of our Communications and Marketing Manager, Kara Spady, should anyone want to discuss key messages or feel uncomfortable talking to the media.

As we head into the summer months there will be a void where soccer should be. The crisis’ Calgary are currently facing, and the feeling of uncertainty associated with this is not lost on any of us. It is our collective duty to ensure soccer remains a viable sport and create movements for athletes to not only “play” again but to also help players stay engaged in the sport of soccer during this time.

For your convenience, we have attached a document that includes three key messages that may be used at your disposal that are important for your membership to know. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CMSA Executive Director, Susan Cress or visit calgaryminorsoccer.com for more information on CMSA’s response to COVID-19.

Thank you,  CMSA

With regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, Calgary Northside Soccer will follow the guidelines set out by the governing bodies of soccer.

Good afternoon parents and players,

Hope you well. With Alberta's relaunch strategy, some outdoor recreation activities will be opening as early as May 14th. The governing bodies of soccer have a meeting with the City of Calgary tomorrow, May 5th.

CNS/PASS will be receiving a status update by the end of this week. Once this information has been relayed, the club will send an email and/or post on the website whether the season will be postponed or cancelled.

Stay safe and healthy, CNS / PASS Administration