Dear PFC Family,
The week ahead is National Coaches Week (Sept 19th-27th). Our Coaches are the critical link between your family experience with the Club and all of the planning that goes on behind the scenes. Of course, no one could have planned for the year we’ve experienced to date and our coaches have adjusted, adapted, pivoted along with us to ensure we stay connected. Any good educator knows that learning is ongoing and doesn’t stop once you get your diploma, certificate or award. We all quickly learned about online delivery and how best to connect with our players and parents from a distance. PFC wants to say a big, and sincere thank you to our coaching staff and team managers for the countless, unseen hours they’ve put in since our world changed!
We encourage you and your child to take a minute and give your Coach a shout out either by; direct email, Sports Engine app, or on social media for the whole world to see (don’t forget to use the hash tags #ThanksCoach and #PFCProud. We all know that a short message of appreciation can be a huge boost to morale and especially at times like this.
A clear flow of information was established early on by Dave and Hollie that ensured your Club was connected from the coaching staff to parents and players. As we enter this phase of try-outs, open houses and recreational kick-off the communication between us all is more critical then ever. We continue to populate the website with as much information as possible but if you have any doubts please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
As we promised last week, we will provide Members with a series of Town Hall presentations in late September to review:
- Program outlines for the Indoor season including schedule, fees and credit/refund plans should a second wave occur.
- Pickering Soccer Centre entry and exit protocols. As you can imagine, our planning needs to be thorough and will need to take into account staggered field times, multiple entry/exit points, additional third-party users, sanitization and contact tracing protocols.
Our Return to Play strategy has worked very well so far and we continue to focus on not ‘dropping our guard’, but that’s also a team effort. If you see something that doesn’t look right please let your Coach know and we can address it. Our Pickering Soccer Centre protocols will be just as, if not more, stringent and we look forward to sharing those with you soon.