June 11, 2021
We are one step closer to getting on the pitches!
Our divisions and nights of play have been finalized. Please go to our Division Info tab to see all the details!
JUNE 5, 2021
With the timelines that the Ontario Government has estimated for the progression through Step 1, 2 and 3 of the new reopening plan we have adjusted our projected season-start date.
With Step 1 of reopening set to begin June 14th and a minimum of 21 days between steps we will not see Step 2 begin until July 5, at the earliest. According to the initial information that has been released sports leagues are only permitted to operate beginning in Step 2.
Registration deadline: June 6th at 8pm
Outdoor season start estimate: Mon. July 5th
We await further information from the Province, Ontario Soccer, and the Renfrew County District Health Unit for what the new return to play restrictions and guidelines will be within this plan.
Our Executive have put in a tremendous amount of time over the last couple of months to provide our soccer community an opportunity to play the sport they enjoy in the safest way possible. We have taken our direction from the Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU), Ontario Soccer, and the Town of Renfrew Recreation Department.
We can proceed with organized soccer this season as long as Renfrew County is in the ORANGE, YELLOW, or GREEN ZONES! However, current provincial guidelines announced last week will determine our official start date. We will not be able to proceed with organized soccer until the Province moves into Step 2. We will provide more details, including our anticipated start date, as soon as we can.
This year soccer will be considered a Developmental Season. This means we will operate as a house league club. We will not be travelling to other communities, and we will not be hosting visiting teams. All players within our club will enjoy soccer at Mateway Park only playing with individuals registered with the Renfrew Minor Soccer Club.
Community safety is our priority while providing the youth in Renfrew and Area a much-needed outlet for physical recreation.
All players will still be registered and insured with Ontario Soccer and will receive a jersey, shorts and socks which they get to keep.
TIMBITS (U6 & U8)
As U6 and U8 have always been run In House, the only change will be to our start times This season, U6 will run from 5:45 to 6:45 pm and U8 will be from 7:15 to 8:15pm. This allows time for cleaning and disinfecting of the equipment and to avoid congestion in the parking lot.
YOUTH DIVISIONS (U10-U17)
Our U10-U17 divisions will not be playing league games this season. To adhere to COVID safety protocols, we have made the decision to run In House across all youth divisions. We genuinely hope that we will return to recreational league play next year.
Practices and planned scrimmages will take place with a Field Marshall present to ensure that all game rules are followed.
PLEASE NOTE!! We are basing all decisions upon the current registration numbers. If you are thinking about, or planning to register in soccer, we ask that you please do so by Sun. June 6th. We are not requiring payment at this time. We will only invoice parents once we are certain we are able to start playing.
ONLINE REGISTRATION will be closing on Sunday June 6th at 8pm
The most recent Return to Play document has been released by Ontario Soccer.