COVID-19 Updates

June 13, 2020

Dear Belle River Soccer Family,

We are sorry to announce that Belle River Soccer House League has been cancelled for the 2020 spring/summer season. We have been following the directives of Ontario Soccer, and although the government has recently announced that certain regions may resume training for outdoor team sports where physical distancing is maintained, Windsor-Essex County was not included as one of those regions.

Regions in Phase 2 may begin to follow Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide. The guide is a phased in return to play where training while physical distancing is allowed but where scrimmages and games shall NOT be permitted. Unfortunately, the latest timelines for transitioning to Phase 2 do not include enough summer weeks to run a full house league soccer season.

At this time, the ECSL travel season has not been cancelled and information will be provided as we receive it.

We look forward to getting our younger and older house league players back on our fields next spring (we might even consider a fall league – keep checking our website).

For those having already paid for the 2020 house league season, the club will honour those player registrations in the 2021 season with a guarantee that their fees will not increase should it be necessary to raise our fees. Should registration in the 2021 season not be feasible, we will be waiving the March 31st deadline for refund requests as outlined under the Refund Policy section of our House League web page.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors! A complete list of 2020 sponsors can be found on our Current Sponsors page, and we remind everyone to support our local community businesses whenever possible.

Thank you to our volunteer coaches! We thank all those who had already volunteered to coach one of our teams this year. The league is unable to run without our volunteers, and your dedication to providing soccer in our community does not go unnoticed.

Stay safe.

Belle River Soccer Board


May 16, 2020

Dear Belle River Soccer Family,

To help in our planning and to better understand your views on key topics, we invite all our members to complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RHK9X9M

We continue to follow the directives of Ontario Soccer, who have recently extended their suspension of all sanctioned in-person soccer events and activities. Suspension of events for Belle River Soccer will now extend through the month of June. ​All soccer clubs of ECSA have been communicating regularly and are prepared to run a season for July & August should we be permitted. If ECSA soccer clubs are unable to run soccer this season, all registration fees will transfer over to next season.

As we all continue to practice social distancing and good hygiene, there has been plenty of time to focus on the upcoming season. Despite the need to adjust schedules and special events, we remain​ committed to ​running a full season of soccer for both our house league and travel players.

Until we can get back on the fields, there are a few topics we wanted to share:

  1. A huge thank you to all of our sponsors! A complete list of 2020 sponsors can be found on our Current Sponsors page, and we remind everyone to support our local community businesses whenever possible.
     
  2. Registration for 2020 House League remains closed until further notice.
     
  3. We are always on the lookout for coaches. If you, or someone you know is interested in coaching, please e-mail us at belleriversoccerinfo@gmail.com
     
  4. If you are worried that you may be missing out on our COVID-19 e-mails, we post all our COVID-19 updates to our website at http://www.belleriversoccer.com/covid-19/ and have also put together some tips for staying connected.

Stay safe.

Belle River Soccer Board

April 10, 2020

Dear Belle River Soccer Family,

We continue to follow the directives of Ontario Soccer, who have recently extended their suspension of all sanctioned in-person soccer events and activities.  Suspension of events for Belle River Soccer will now extend through the month of May.

As we all continue to practice social distancing and good hygiene, there has been plenty of time to focus on the upcoming season.  Despite the need to adjust schedules and special events, we remain committed to a full season of soccer for both our house league and travel players.

Until we can get back on the fields, there are a few topics we wanted to share:

  1. Registration for 2020 House League remains closed until further notice.
     
  2. We are always on the lookout for coaches.  If you, or someone you know is interested in coaching, please e-mail us at belleriversoccerinfo@gmail.com
     
  3. To help ensure we are reaching as many past, present and future members as possible, we encourage everyone to subscribe to our mailing list at https://belleriversoccer.sportngin.com/register/form/622424259
     
  4. If you are worried that you may be missing out on our COVID-19 e-mails, we post all our COVID-19 updates on our website at http://www.belleriversoccer.com/covid-19/

Stay safe.

Belle River Soccer Board


March 27, 2020

To our valued Belle River Soccer Members,

We hope you are all well and following the directives of our Prime Minister.

Stay at home. Go out only when necessary. Wash your hands frequently.

As an organization, we are following the directives of Ontario Soccer who has mandated that all soccer be suspended until the end of April.

In the upcoming weeks, we will be monitoring the development of this unique situation. Please be reassured that we are committed to providing your son or daughter with a fun soccer experience in the months ahead. We are investigating all possibilities and considering creative ideas to deal with the variety of possibilities that may lay before us.

Because of the unknown, at this time we will be temporarily closing online registration. Once we are able to assess our options and make decisions, we will reopen online registration and notify you of all timelines. For those who have already registered, please be patient. Your fees are secure and we will make every effort to provide you with the experience you registered for.

For athletes registered with our travel programs, ECSL also hopes to run their season, even if it has a delayed start date or a modified schedule. They will be keeping us updated once they are able to assess and make decisions. Travel players will hear directly from their coaches with regards to the ECSL season.

Stay safe.

Belle River Soccer Board


March 13, 2020

Dear Belle River Soccer Family,

The Ontario Soccer Association has issued a directive that all soccer activities in Ontario be suspended immediately and until further notice. At this time, our online registration will remain open. If you or your child intend on playing soccer this season, we encourage you to register today, as we are still planning for a great soccer season. As more information becomes available to us, we will keep you updated.

We anticipate that our season will run as usual and no one will miss out on a full season of soccer fun.

Ontario Soccer Bulletin

Ontario Soccer – COVID-19 Updates

Sincerely,

Belle River Soccer