APRIL 21ST OUTDOOR SOCCER UPDATE
April 21, 2021: VMSA Covid 19 Update – 2021 Outdoor Season
As you are aware, we are going through a period of many uncertainties and we are doing our best to keep our members updated. VMSA continues to work alongside with our District, Lakeland District Soccer Association and Alberta Soccer Association to organize the 2021 Outdoor Season in the best and safest way for all our coaches, players, parents, and volunteers in accordance with all recommendations and guidelines provided by the Government of Alberta.
VMSA has one specific goal, which is to get your children back out on the Soccer pitches as soon as we can safely do so. I’m sure you can appreciate there are many components to the planning of this Season, so we thank you for your continued patience.
Please see below important preparation information for the 2021 Outdoor Season:
Our registration remains open for all Age Groups at www.vegrevillesoccer.ca. Our “Soccer Registration Closing Date” will be Monday, May 3rd. Parents may choose to “Pay Online” when they register or choose to “Pay Offline” by May 3rd. Please ensure you have your registration forms and all fees submitted by May 3rd, 2021.
• SOCCER RAFFLE
Our Soccer Raffle draw date is: June 22, 2021 at the RJV Soccer Park. This will likely be our only fundraiser for this year, and we hope that our Soccer Families will continue to support our raffle. Please contact Shelley at 587-280-0771 or firstname.lastname@example.org to pick up your book of raffle tickets, unless you indicated on your registration form that you would like me to fill out your book of tickets in Guardian 1’s name and will accept a texted photo of the raffle book in your name. Please ensure you have paid your $100 fundraising fee before you plan to pick up your book of tickets. I will be filling out the tickets this week for the Parents that requested I fill out their tickets on their child’s registration form and will text those Parents the photos. If there are Parents that have not paid the registration fees yet but would like to pick up their book of tickets, please send your $100 e-transfer to email@example.com and then contact me to arrange pick up.
• COACHING COURSES
Alberta Soccer Association has put in a requirement this Season for ALL COACHES (includes every age group including U5) to complete the NCCP online coaching course for the appropriate level. VMSA needs ALL COACHES that have signed up on their child’s registration forms to Coach, to purchase the appropriate age group course below. The courses are all online and VMSA will be reimbursing you for taking this course. All Coaching Staff, including Ass’t Coaches, Managers and Bench Parents must also have a valid CPIC including the Vulnerable Sector Check on file with VMSA. CPICs are good for 3 years with VMSA. If you do not have a current CPIC on file, you will be sent the “VMSA Volunteer Letter” that you need to take to the RCMP to get this check done. Parents/coaches will be reimbursed for taking these coaching courses; please send your receipts to: Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org. The link for the Canada Soccer registration process is below; click on the course you would like to purchase:
If you coach players aged 4-6, complete: ACTIVE START $20
If you coach players aged 6-9, complete: FUNDAMENTALS $20
If you coach players aged 9-12, complete: LEARN TO TRAIN $30
If you coach players aged 13+, complete: SOCCER FOR LIFE $30
VMSA has always recommended anyone coaching U11+ to take the “SOCCER FOR LIFE” COURSE.
• REFEREE COURSES
Entry Level Courses are available at the following link: Upcoming Courses – Alberta Soccer
14 & 15 yr olds – Entry Level (Youth Referee)
16+ – Entry Level (District Referee)
Keep your receipts and email them to Shelley at email@example.com.
For the upcoming 2021 Outdoor Season, VMSA will be following the:
8-and-2_Training_2021April-8-updated-Compliance-doc.pdf (albertasoccer.com) (subject to changes), which is in affect now. VMSA has a “Covid 19 FAQs” document on the front page of our website, which we hope will address most of your questions and concerns. Here is the link: https://www.vegrevillesoccer.ca/organizations/3142/pages/183404
VMSA would like to take this opportunity to thank all members for your continued patience and support during these uncertain times.
As always, please contact Shelley at 587-280-0771 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
Vegreville Soccer Communications