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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

Students – EARN UP TO $5,000 Towards Post-Secondary Education This Summer by Volunteering with TASC!

We have volunteer opportunities with TASC and you can earn credit towards the CSSG.

Join TASC this summer to help your community…..it could also help support your return to school this fall.

The COVID-19 crisis has created many health, social and economic challenges.  Just as you’re concerned about your ability to save for your education and secure future employment, not-for-profits face disruptions to the essential community services they provide.

In response, the Government of Canada has created the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG), a program that will provide post-secondary students with safe, inclusive and accessible learning and volunteer opportunities to address relevant COVID-19 challenges at Canadian not-for-profits this summer.  Participating students will also be eligible to apply for the CSSG – from $1,000 to $5,000 to be used towards post secondary education and expenses.

How the CSSG benefits you:

 Working with TASC and your fellow students (we are recruiting up to 50 volunteers for our club) in our community, you can put your interests and abilities to work for a not-for-profit cause this summer.

You can give back in an intentional way, plus enjoy these benefits:
1. Valuable on-the-job training and work experience
2. Eligibility to apply for the CSSG
3. Meet new people and have a great summer

We need your help to support our community, so apply today!

CSSG_Letter to Student Volunteers

CSSG_Program Overview for Volunteers

Return to Play Plan

From the Board of Directors:

 As a follow-up to our newsletter of June 11, 2020, we are pleased to report that the York Region Public Health unit is now allowing us to move into Phase 1 of the Ontario Soccer’s “Return to Play” plan Friday June 19, 2020.  This means that during the 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.

As we return to a normal soccer environment over the summer period 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 “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)

This week we launched and are providing in conjunction with Tim Bits and TFC a virtual Active Start Training Program (4 to 7 years of age) to keep your children active and engaged as we start up soccer again at the Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club.  Please note this virtual program does not replace the summer program being launched July 3, 2020 but provides skill and technique activities for children between the ages of 4 and 7 years of age.  If you would like to participate in this virtual six week program please contact Louise Garneau-Ross at louisegarneau17@gmail.com

As long as your son or daughter is registered for the 2020 Outdoor Season there is no charge to be part of this virtual program. 

In following the Public Health Units directives we have already implemented very progressive and deliberate steps to ensure all safety practices and protocols are in place at the Club.  On arrival at the club you will witness a number of new changes and initiatives.  They 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.

If you have not yet registered for the 2020 season now knowing that strict guidelines and controls will be in place for safety purposes, we encourage you to register your daughter or son.

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.

More details will follow this week! 

Take Care!  Be Safe!  Social Distance!

2020 Outdoor Soccer Registration

The Board having recognized the financial difficulties families may be facing during this COVID 19 crisis has approved a deferred payment registration process for your son and/or daughter for the upcoming summer soccer season.  With this deferred payment option, you may register up to and including May 1st 2020.  This deferred registration fee of $0.00 will hold a spot for your son and or daughter in our summer soccer program. 

When the all clear is given by health experts and the physical distancing restrictions are removed, and people are back to working within normal environments, we will collect the registration fee from you.  The registration fee will be based on our 2020 early bird pricing format contingent on the age of your son and or daughter.  We will also set up registration payment plans as necessary to ease the financial burden that everyone is facing today.  As our Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Mr. Bob Iarusci has stated “we must put trust in each other and do the right thing for our children, our families and our communities”.

Register for Summer Soccer

Registration for the 2020 outdoor season is in progress. We have made it easy by providing 3 options.

  1. Use our online registration service.
  2. You can register in person at the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sports Village.
  3. Download the registration form in PDF format.

By registering with the Toronto Azzurri, you have read and understood the parents and players Code of Conduct.

1. Register Online

Register and pay with cash. You can register now but you must arrange to pay either in cash at our office located at 4995 Keele Street or by mailing a cheque payable to Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club.  Vistit the “Contact Us” page for office hours.
Register and pay with a credit card.  Your credit card will be billed.  (We care about your credit card security. Find out more.)

When you complete and submit the online form, you will receive a confirmation email confirming your registration. To qualify for current pricing, payment must be received by April 30, 2020. 

2. Register in Person – OFFICE CLOSED

For all on-site registration, you must go to the  LiUNA Clubhouse at the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sports Village – 4995 Keele Street Toronto

Weekday Registration

Monday – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays – 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday Registration Dates

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Shoes and Shin Guards are available for purchase in our office.

  • Shoes are $20 each pair
  • Shinguards are $10 each pair

When you show up for registration, you will need your child’s birth certificate and a registration fee payable by either cash or cheque.

Note: Credit card or Debit services are not available at the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sports Village.

3. Download the Form

Download the PDF Registration form.  Complete the form and either email, fax or mail the information to the Azzurri office. If you mail the form, please enclose a cheque only…do not send cash in the mail.  You can also pay in person at the Azzurri office.  Contact info.   A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required at registration.

2020 Pricing

Fee schedules are based on assigned divisions.  

Year Born Assigned Division 2020 Fees
2016 4 Yr Old $225.00
2015 5 Yr Old $250.00
2014 6 Yr Old $250.00
2013 7 Yr Old $275.00
2012 8 Yr Old $275.00
2011 9 Yr Old $275.00
2010 10 Yr Old $275.00
2009 11 Yr Old $275.00
2008 12 Yr Old $275.00
2007 13 Yr Old $275.00
2006 14 Yr Old $275.00
2005 15 Yr Old $275.00
2004 16 Yr Old $275.00

Ontario Soccer Return to Play – latest update – June 11

Today Ontario Soccer unveiled their Return to Soccer model.  These items are also located on the Ontario Soccer website.  We are currently waiting for both the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario to give approval to move to stage 2 and to open our fields.  When this does, we will then be able to move ahead with a modified summer house league program.  More details will follow.

Also released today was Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Member Survey results.  You can read those results by clicking here.

Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at information@torontoazzurri.com.

Board of Directors Message – Upcoming Season

We are hopeful that this communication finds you, your family and loved ones in good health.

Please be advised that Ontario Soccer, our governing body, is working with Canada Soccer on a “Return to Play” protocol, which includes safety measures in a phased in approach.  This “Return to Play” plan is being submitted this week by Ontario Soccer.  Once Canada Soccer has approved our “Return to Play” plan and we have received Province of Ontario clearance we will be in touch with you advising of next steps.

Click here to read the Ontario Soccer Return To Play Information Bulletin

We are currently planning for a summer season of soccer beginning in early July.  In addition to our house league program activities of Monday and Wednesday evenings, we have also planned for daytime activities throughout the summer months of July and August at our facility.  We are still accepting registrations for the summer season.  Please go to our website for the details.

Everyone appreciates the fact that the current environment around “Return to Play” is impacted by many decisions and is constantly changing.  Our goal is to provide activities and opportunities of fun, training and play when our health officials, City officials and our governing bodies give us the guidelines and safety criteria moving forward.

Please remember the safety of our registrants, parents and families will remain paramount.

Take care!  Be safe!  Social Distance! 

Upcoming Events

Golf Tournament – September 2, 2020
Wall of Fame Gala – October 22, 2020

 

Hold the Date – 22nd Annual Toronto Azzurri SC Golf Tournament

Come one, Come all – it’s that time of year again – GOLF!!

The Toronto Azzurri SC Golf Tournament this year is being held on Wednesday September 2 at The Country Club.  Bring your fiends out for a beautiful day of golf.  Included with your registration fee is:  A round of golf, lunch, dinner and lots of fun.

For tickets, contact Bobby Iarusci at 416.476.6907 or bob.iarusci@icloud.com

 

 

Coaches Information Meeting

Even though soccer is currently on hold, we would like to let you know what is planned for this coming season.  Join us Saturday morning for further information.  See below and register with Michael Macri by email:  m.macri26@gmail.com or phone 416.451.0631.  Look forward to chatting on Saturday.

Important Club Message Regarding COVID 19

The Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club has been monitoring the COVID 19 developments closely. At this time, we are unaware of any of our players, members, volunteers or staff who have been infected with the virus.

In an effort to keep all our members, volunteers and staff healthy and safe during this period, we will suspend all soccer activities, rentals and programs at our club until March 31st.

Public access to the Toronto Azzurri Soccer Clubhouse will be suspended during this time, however staff will be available by telephone and email.

The Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club will continue to monitor this situation closely and provide updates in the upcoming weeks. The health and safety of all of our players, members, volunteers and staff remains our ultimate priority.

 Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club Board of Directors