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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.

Good afternoon parents and players,
Please know that my team and I think about our soccer community every day and hope you are all healthy during this unprecedented time.

We’ve fielded many questions over the state of the upcoming soccer season. I want to assure you that CMSA is in conversations every day with officials - the City, health experts, soccer governing bodies – as well as our clubs, to ensure we make decisions that are – above all else – safe for all. The COVID-19 situation is evolving daily and it is hard to make a go-forward plan amid constant change. We want nothing more than to have a firm plan in place, but at this time this is not possible, given the fluidity of the pandemic and its impact on Calgary and surrounding area.

What we know for sure is:

  • CMSA follows guidance provided by City of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Soccer and Canada Soccer;
  • The outdoor season will look different;
  • CMSA staff are ready to action an adapted season the minute we get the all-clear to do so;
  • All decisions are made with players’ needs as the priority;
  • Exercise is important for youth (and all people) to maintain physical and mental well-being, especially at a time of global change and stress, and we are aware of this.

We have a number of contingency plans prepared, but we will not be able to land on a go-forward plan until we have clearance from regulatory bodies to do so. Our contingency planning includes possibilities of a:

  • Delayed outdoor season start date with league play that could include condensed league play and/or extending the length of the season;
  • Season focused on tournaments, jamborees and festivals as opposed to league play;
  • Combination of the above.

Several Member Clubs have developed “train at home” programs to keep players active. There are a number of other resources available for players, coaches and referees to stay engaged in soccer, including:

CMSA is deeply committed to ensuring players have a chance to play, coaches have an opportunity to coach and parents and loved ones have an opportunity to cheer. Sport is essential to Calgary and everyone is eager to be outside and moving. We know that the continuation of the soccer season after restrictions are eased, will be essential to establishing a sense of normalcy and excitement in our lives once again.

Please continue to be in touch with your clubs as they will need your children registered and your volunteer support as soon as we are ready to go. As our plans evolve, CMSA will provide updates via the COVID-19 section of our website:

Know that all of us at CMSA are thinking of our soccer families. Stay healthy and safe.

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.

Hello Club Admins, Presidents, and TD’s.

In response to the COVID -19 pandemic, CMSA will be postponing the outdoor season by 1 month. As Canada Soccer has suspended all soccer activity until further notice we are unable to commit to a season start date at this time, but are certain that it will not be May 2nd.  We have worked on a contingency plan that will have us deliver an 8-10 game season.  Attached please find our revised 2020 Outdoor Program Calendar.

Summary of significant changes:

  • CMSA will deliver an 8-10 game season.
  • Team entry fees will be revised accordingly.
  • CMSA will not declare any teams for Tier IV Provincials - There is not enough time to complete games leading up to the Tier IV provincial competition date. U13-U19 Tier IV will play until July 30, in alignment with U13 – U19 Tier I-III.
  • If additional postponement of the league is required in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMSA staff will make the call on April 30, and will communicate a revised plan accordingly.

CMSA asks that you please keep the program calendar document internal until these dates are confirmed, as CMSA abides by the suspension of soccer activities by Canada Soccer and the recommendations of Alberta Health Services.

We will be sharing a summary of the contingency plan for parents to access via our website and social media in the next couple of days, and would appreciate you sharing on your website and social media as well.

We care about you!

You are doing awesome!

We are here to support you, CMSA