July 2020 Update – Board of Directors

 July 2020 Update

From the Board of Directors:

On Monday July 13, 2020 we launched our summer soccer summer program here at the Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club.  Our first week was a success as identified through the coaching and parent surveys we circulated last week.  We want to thank those persons who took the time to complete the surveys.  These give us the opportunity to improve and deliver our services and programs.

We were hopeful that the City of Toronto would receive permission this week from the Province to move to stage 3 which would allow us to begin Phase 2 of our Return to Play program.  Unfortunately, the City was not granted the next step and we are forced to stay at Phase 1 of our program.  Hopefully over the next two weeks the Provincial government will allow the City of Toronto to move to the Stage 3. 

When we move to Phase 2 of our Return to Play program the following will be allowed: 

  • Conditions: Inter-squad modified games (only within our club)
  • Restrictions: No league, exhibition, festival or tournament games.

Social distancing, hand sanitizing and sterilization measures will still be in place.  The Club building will remain closed.

As we move through the summer months we will continue to implement a very controlled process day to day, week to week, to integrate soccer back into our facility following the Public Health Unit, City of Toronto  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. (click here to access The Plan)

On another note, on Sunday evenings, we will begin implementing a new program called the “Rising Stars”.  The program will take place between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at our Stadium Field.  At this time, there is no additional charge to attend this program.  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

If you have any questions or concerns about our services or programs, please call the office at 416-782-1578.  We are also asking each parent to take a moment and read the documents posted on our website (and view links in this letter) that will give you an overview of our summer soccer season going forward.  More details will be provided in early August.

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.

Lastly a special thank-you to all the staff, parents and volunteers who have stepped up to assist us during this difficult time.  You represent the heart and soul of our club. 

More details to follow! 

Take Care!  Be Safe!  Social Distance!