Dear PFC Family,
This time of year is a key transition for many community clubs. From a typical, hectic Outdoor season of training and league play, cup competition and community programs to a busy Indoor season. Canada is one of the few countries where the Indoor season is typically longer than the Outdoor season and we are blessed to operate a year-round Club within our incredible facility.
This year the transition is very different and our Coaches, Team Managers, Staff and Board have been working harder than ever before to make sure we have answers to your questions and can plan as best as possible for the future, all the time knowing the second wave could slow things down so our plans are constantly adapted. In order to prepare everyone for the Indoor season we will be holding Program Specific presentations next week to address:
Summary of the Return to Play protocols as a reminder for current players and to provide new members with the protocols we have operated successfully since July 2nd.
- Program outlines for the Indoor season including; training schedule, fees, program details and credit/refund plans.
- 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, if not more, stringent and we look forward to sharing those with you soon.
Program Specific Presentations will be held on Friday October 2nd at:
- 6:30-7:25pm Grassroots (U8-U12 Development players)
- 7:30-8:25pm Competitive (U13-U21)
- 8:30-9:25pm OPDL (all age groups)
Log in details will be provided next week to current players and those that have attended tryouts or open houses.
Recreational programs, including Indoor Rec League, Women’s League, All Abilities and Walking Soccer will be provided with a link to a pre-recorded presentation that they can view at their leisure.
Our fantastic partners at The City of Pickering have agreed to work with us on extending the ability to access field permits through to Thanksgiving weekend. In doing so we can keep our players out in the fresh air that little bit longer and make up some more of the time that we missed out on. Your Coaches will update you on schedules for the weeks ahead.