THANK YOU!!!

This year we owe a large Azzurri “THANK YOU” to our House League Coordinators / Coaches to Michael, Bruno and Andrew for their tireless work putting on our program this year!!!  They have put in thousands of hours ensuring that each night goes off without a hitch.  If you see them, shout out “Thank you”.  There would have been no house league without them. 

 

This Week @ Azzurri – September 21

Even though fall is just around the corner, we at Toronto Azzurri have another busy week in our stadium.  Here is what’s happening:

Monday, September 21

  • House League from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • U-15 Boys Tryouts CSL from 8:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Tuesday, September 22

  • Rising Stars from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Toronto Tornadoes – Ontario Special Olympics Training from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday September 23

  • House League from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 24

  • Rising Stars from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • U-15 Boys Tryouts CSL from 8:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Saturday, September 26

  • Rising Stars from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please call the office or email information@torontoazzurri.com

Look forward to seeing everyone!  

National Coaches Week – THANK YOU!!

The Board of Directors would like to take a moment and say “THANK YOU” to all our coaches who volunteer their time to share their passion and experience with our athletes.  We are very fortunate, especially this year with the pandemic, to have members of our community to help us put on a program every week.

Take a moment and thank your coach this week.

Thank You Kisko

This past week our house league sponsor Kisko Freezies, visited us and gave each child a free sample to enjoy at the end of the evening.  Here are just a few photos from those nights – again THANK YOU to Kisko.

Outdoor 2020 Update

Dear Coaches, Parents and Guardians of players in our TASC Outdoor 2020 program,

We trust that you are all keeping safe and well during these unparalleled times. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience, support, and cooperation as we continue to deliver modified programming to all participants.

Although this is not the season that we all planned for or anticipated, we are doing our very best, to navigate through all regulations and protocols as required by all levels of government, health officials and our sport governing bodies.  To keep are participants, volunteers, parents and staff safe, the TASC has and continues to purchase PPE products.  Our offices and dressing rooms continue to remain closed.

With the City of Toronto moving to Stage 3 as of July 31, 2020, we are now allowed to increase the number of players in groups and provide inter-squad games within our club only.  This now allows us to decrease our number of nights from 4 back to our originally scheduled nights of Monday and Wednesday evenings. 

I have attached for you the newest Provincial / City of Toronto guidelines we will be following.

Stage 3 Provincial Order updates:

  • Amateur and recreational sports leagues may resume so long as they do not allow prolonged or deliberate physical contact between players or if they have modifications to avoid physical contact between players.
  • Leagues must contain no more than 50 participant’s total. If participants in a league exceed 50, the league may divide into smaller groups of no more than 50. Players are not yet permitted to play against players outside of their league or group.
  • Prolonged or deliberate contact while playing sports is not permitted.
  • The total number of spectators permitted to be at the facility at any one time must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two meters from every other person in the facility, and in any event cannot exceed 100 spectators for outdoor facilities.
  • The maximum limits on spectator numbers applies to spectators only, not to athletes, coaches and staff as well.

In summary as of Monday August 10, 2020, and for the balance of the summer schedule the Under 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 year old players, will now commence their training from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings.  The Under 10, 11,12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 year-old players will commence their training from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

All our health checks and protocols remain in place for every session or event we offer. 

Thank you once again for your support, patience and cooperation and trust you continue to stay safe and well.

Any questions or concerns please call the office at 416-782-1578 or e-mail information@torontoazzurri.com

 The Board of Directors

“Rising Stars” Outdoor 2020 Update

Dear Coaches, Parents and Guardians,

We continue to offer a “Rising Stars” program for athletes who are looking towards a more intense, structured form of training and skill development.

This program will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

At this time for those players who are currently registered with our summer program, there is no additional charge to attend and participate.  In this program players will be exposed to a higher more intense standard of training supervised directly by our professional Club Technical Lead Coach, Franco Perilli.  Any athlete between the age of 10 and 17 who is interested in joining this program please e-mail and register with us at information@torontoazzurri.com

All our health checks and protocols remain in place for every session or event we offer.  Our offices and dressing rooms remained closed.

Thank you once again for your support, patience and cooperation and trust you continue to stay safe and well.

If you have any further questions regarding this program please call the office at 416-782-1578.

 The Board of Directors

WE’RE STARTING – Return to Play Protocol Policies and Forms

From the Board of Directors:

As a follow-up to our newsletter of June 19, 2020, we are pleased to report that the City of Toronto Public Health unit is now allowing us to move into Phase 1 of the Ontario Soccer’s “Return to Play” plan.  As we prepare for the summer season, it will be a different program for the first 4 weeks of July.  For this first phase of soccer for the summer there will be no player contact, social distancing is maintained, individual training with a coach, no group drills and no league or exhibition games.  We are asking each parent to take a moment and read the documents posted on our website (and attached to this newsletter) that will give you an overview of our summer soccer season going forward.  Based on the facts that this is a late start to the program, we will extend the program through September 2020.  More details will be provided in early August regarding this timeline.

As we return to a normal soccer environment, we will be a implementing a very controlled process day to day, week to week, to integrate soccer back into our facility following the Public Health Units directives and adhering strictly to the Ontario Soccer’s “Return to Play” plan.  These phases of play as outlined in the plan will be constantly monitored and adjusted based on Public Health Unit directives and guidelines.  (click here to access The Plan)

We will start the process with Parent / Club “Return to Play” Orientation Sessions on Monday July 6th, and Tuesday July 7th On the Monday, Tuesday that week we will invite a parent to attend the clubhouse to ask questions, pick up equipment (water bottle, soccer ball and uniform kit) and sign-off on our “Return to Play” registration documents.  For parents who have multiple children playing in our club you will only need to attend one session to complete all the necessary paperwork and pick up your child’s equipment etc.  Watch this short video on how the orientation sessions will work.

ORIENTATION DATES AND TIMES

 Monday July 6, 2020
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
4, 5, 6, 7 yr old age groups

Monday July 6, 2020
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
14 to 17 yr old age groups

Tuesday July 7, 2020
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8, 9 and 10 yr old age groups

Tuesday July 7, 2020
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
11, 12, and 13 yr old age groups

After these two orientation days, we will not be able to start on field activities immediately as the City of Toronto Public Health have placed a restriction whereby only 10 persons can be on a field at any given time.  To clarify, groups will have to limit the size of their training to 10 people, regardless of the facility size and space.

Once we are given permission to enter phase two of the “Return to Play” plan, all age groups will then be allowed to participate in inter-squad games and activities.   One issue we need to understand is that projected dates on implementation of each phase of the “Return to Play” program cannot be confirmed or anticipated.  It is anticipated that each phase of the “Return to Play” plan will last between two to four weeks.  We will do our best each week to keep you informed of progress from a timing perspective.

In following the Public Health Unit’s directives and guidelines, we have already implemented very progressive and deliberate steps to ensure all safety and disinfecting practices and protocols are in place at the Club.  On arrival at the club, you will witness new changes and initiatives.  We have produced a video for you to view which will show you what to expect on your arrival the first night.  All our initiatives are all geared towards enhancing the health and well-being of our players, coaches, match officials and parents.  The Ontario Soccer “Return to Play” plan will provide us with the tools and resources needed to ensure we constantly and consistently maintain a safe environment for everyone at the Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club.

It is good to see that progress is being made in reinstating all aspects of community activities.  Working together, we will have a different type of summer soccer season this year; however, please be assured we will provide the best programs and services that we can at Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club.

In summary, having seen all the changes and adjustments being made across sport in the province of Ontario, the Board of Directors has agreed that those parents not wanting to participate for the 2020 summer soccer program will receive a full credit voucher which will be applied to the 2021 summer soccer season.  For those parents who are participating through the 2020 summer program you will receive a $50.00 credit voucher towards your 2021 Summer Soccer season registration fee. 

We continue to work hard at providing the best services and programs that we can under the current conditions.  We thank every one of you for your patience, understanding and continued support.

More details will follow this week! 

Contact Tracing Log Form

Declaration of Compliance COVID-19 Waiver

Emergency Response Plan Flow Chart

Guidelines for Coaches

Guidelines for Players

Health Check, Medical Clearance & Contact Tracing Policy

Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims & Indemnity Agreement

Symptoms Checklist

Training, Equipment Safety & Cleaning

Youth – Informed Consent & Assumption of Risk Agreement

Stadium Field Rental

  • $80.00 per hour.
  • Premium grass field.  Fenced in.
  • Stadium lights included.
  • FIFA full size.
  • Full size and small size nets available for use.
  • Dressing Rooms available.

 For more details or bookings please call 289-314-5588.

Book your Event at the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village

Do you need a facility to run your event?  Consider booking our fields and activity room.

Please contact our office for available dates and times.

Details…

  • 2 Hour facility and soccer field availability
  • 1 hour field usage
  • 1 hour party room usage
  • 1 Party Size Pizza & 1 Case of Water
  • Cost: $300.00

Toronto Azzurri will supply…

  • Parking
  • Audio Visual Equipment Usage
  • Activity Room Usage
  • Snack Bar Area/Holding Room Usage
  • 5 Serving Tables
  • Up to 50 chairs
  • Large Beverage Vessel Usage
  • Washroom Facility
  • Subject to Availability – BBQ Station

The Toronto Azzurri L.I.U.N.A. Clubhouse is wheelchair accessible.