Update on Spring Season - June 3, 2020

 

Dear members of NDFC,

We trust you are all keeping healthy and practicing your safe distancing.

As a follow up to our last update on May 15th, we have been receiving information daily from the Cascadia Soccer League, BC Soccer, ViaSport, and the City of Delta.  NDFC is currently working on a Safe Soccer plan and once we receive the official guidelines from BC Soccer, we will be ready to implement those plans. We expect to be able to share this information in the next 7-10 days.

We continue to thank you for your support and the work you are all doing in your organizations and communities.

Keep well and stay positive.

Information Link:

FAQ from NDFC

 

Sincerely,

NORTH DELTA FC (NDFC)

Gurdip Ibarra, President

president@northdeltafc.com

 

Mark Kerr, Vice President

vp@northdeltafc.com


Update on Spring Season - May 17,2020

 

Dear members of NDFC,

We trust you are all keeping healthy and practicing your safe distancing.

As a follow up to our last update on April 20th, we wanted to share with you further information on the spring soccer season.

We remain in contact with Cascadia Soccer League and continue to monitor the latest updates from BC Soccer. NDFC is under the direction of BC Soccer and they are in process of developing a Return to Play Phase1 Plan. This is contingent on the authorization from the BC Health Authority to start structured play. If we are given the go ahead to proceed by the Cascadia appointed deadline of June 30th, we will be prepared to start our soccer season. Age groups not participating in Cascadia will be presented with a working plan based on the above authorization and the same deadline date of June 30th.

If BC Soccer does not receive approval to start regular soccer activities (including games and scrimmages), NDFC is working on an alternative “safe play” program for our members. BC Soccer is working with the BC Health Authority to determine which parameters would be required to classify as safe play and safe distancing for sport, and NDFC will comply with these directions. Once we are authorized to proceed, we will share the details of the program with the membership.

Going forward, as the situation in BC is changing daily, we will be issuing weekly updates about spring and fall. We have also compiled an FAQ list (see link below) to assist in any questions you may have regarding the spring and fall soccer seasons.

We want to emphasize that throughout this period we have been taking direction from BC Soccer and abiding by their recommendations with respect to any closures, suspensions, postponements, and cancellations. We also are obligated to work under the rules and regulations of the City of Delta regarding the use of Delta fields. At this time, even though the local fields are open to community members, there is to be no organized soccer of any kind on the fields. NDFC supports that decision and we expect our coaches and membership to adhere to that policy.

As we navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, there is optimism that we can return to the fields in some form sooner than later and have our sons and daughters playing the beautiful game of soccer.

Closing Comments & Extension of Suspension from BC Soccer

We understand that everyone wants to get back on the fields and play the sport we all love; BC Soccer wants to as well. However, we must do so in the most responsible way possible. We also want to ensure that our members, affiliated clubs and the volunteer (and paid) individuals that lead them are aware of the potential risks with decisions they make.

Until we hear back from Via Sport and Canada Soccer, which we hope will be soon, we unfortunately need to extend the suspension of soccer activity in the short term.

We continue to thank you for your support and the work you are all doing in your organizations and communities.

Keep well and stay positive.

Information Links:

FAQ from NDSC

FAQ from Via Sport

 

Sincerely,

NORTH DELTA FC (NDFC)

 

Gurdip Ibarra, President

president@northdeltafc.com

 

Mark Kerr, Vice President

vp@northdeltafc.com


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Delta Coastal Selects Update - April 24, 2020

Delta Coastal Selects hope your families are healthy and in good spirits as we go through this extraordinary time. Like all of you, we are adjusting to the challenges of the current situation by anticipating upcoming events in relation to our position in the local soccer community.

With the uncertainty of the current situation, we feel it is necessary to let you all know about decisions we are making within the Delta Coastal Selects (DCS) Program in order to make sure the kids can get back to playing as soon as possible once we have direction from our governing bodies and the proper health authorities. With the most recent communication from BC Soccer and the Canadian Soccer Association being that we will have no organized soccer before May 15th, we have made the decision to cancel the on-field evaluation component of our year-long assessment of the U14 – U18 players. We hope the following will help answer your questions and concerns about what is coming up for your children as it relates to soccer within our program and partner clubs.

Our process:

DCS carries out a year-long process of assessment and provides opportunities to those players excelling in their current environment within our partner clubs – South Delta United, North Delta SC, SurDel Girls SC, and Coastal FC. Many of your kids have been out to training and played matches within our program throughout the previous season and are hoping to be considered for selection this season.

Questions you may have:

  1. Will my child be considered without the on-field evaluation? In speaking with our volunteer coaches it is clear there is familiarity with many players both currently playing and not playing at the DCS level who are being considered for places next season.

  2. How will we be notified if our child is offered a spot?DCS will be sending out invite emails as soon as this weekend and we expect to continue sending these through next week. If you receive an invite, you will have 24 hours to reply and accept the position.

  3. Will we have to pay our registration up front?We are working on a solution here and ask only for a confirmation that you are accepting the position initially. We will send an additional and separate email addressing registration once the position has been accepted.

  4. What if my child is not offered a position? Will I hear from you? At this time, we will only be sending release notifications to current DCS players. All players registered for evaluations will have their information provided to each age group coach in order to continue providing training and match opportunities to those players continuing to excel at their current level of play. Permanent movement into these teams is possible if, after observation in those training or match environments, it is deemed a suitable place for the player.

  5. What about my Evaluation Fee?All evaluation fees for U14 – U18 will be refunded in whole. It may take us a week or two to complete this as each has to be manually refunded one at a time. So please be understanding and patient as we work through it.

Thank you all for your understanding. We appreciate this may be a disappointment to many of your kids, but we plan on carrying forward our commitment to the process we all believe in, which is one of continued opportunity and evaluation for all players.

Regards,

Delta Coastal Selects


Spring season update - April 20, 2020

NDFC members,

Please click HERE for an update on the spring season.

Thank you.


Keep up with your soccer skills - April 7, 2020

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NDFC Update - April 3, 2020

 

The Board and Staff of NDFC hope you are all staying safe during these unprecedented times and that we are all practicing our social distancing skills.

April 1st was a very exciting day as it was the amalgamation date of NDSC and Sur-Del. Over the next few weeks, we will be rolling out our new website, our social media platforms, and our new email addresses to the membership. 

Once we get the official go ahead from BC Soccer, we are ready to go for the Spring Season. We are also working hard for the official launch of NDFC this September, and are well on the way with preparations for the Fall season.

In the meantime, we will continue to send information out to you to keep you informed on the activities for Spring, Summer, and the upcoming Fall season.

In trying times like this, it is tight communities such as ours, that will stay resilient. We are looking forward to seeing our members back on the pitch as soon as it is safe to do so and enjoying the best game in the world.

Regards,

NDFC


COVID-19 SPRING LEAGUE UPDATE - March 25, 2020

We appreciate that this Covid-19 crisis is impacting everyone, on so many levels, and that soccer is likely one of the furthest consideration for most of our families.  With that said, we want to be ready for play, when it is safe to do so. Getting people active and social will be important!

The current directive from BC Soccer is pushing play out to May. Of course this can continue to change as new information is available.

Given the extraordinary circumstances, we have a series of scenarios/plans so that we can adjust to these changing dates. This includes the possibility of playing soccer beyond June and into the summer. We are looking for member input and have put together a short survey. Please CLICK HERE to access the survey questions. The survey will be open until March 31st.

While the season start, end, and length are still unknown, we remain optimistic that soccer will be played at some point in the months to come. We will continue to accept registrations, engage our volunteers, and build out teams, so that we are ready to mobilize, when the time comes. 

We will continue to provide regular updates, every 10-14 days or more frequently, as new information becomes available.

Please stay safe, positive, and patient. We will get through this together.  


BC Soccer Operations and Logistics Update - March 19,2020

BC Soccer Operations and Logistics Update - March 19

Posted on March 19th, 2020 by BC Soccer

As Canadian governments, communities and citizens continue to adapt to the rapidly changing situation caused by COVID-19, BC Soccer is continuing to work to provide information and updates to our members and affiliated soccer clubs.

We must also continue to work together as a collective community and follow the direction from the appropriate health authorities, which BC Soccer is doing.

As stated in our March 17, 2020 Memo, BC Soccer is working under a two-week review and decision-making process to cancel and/or postpone programs and activity that BC Soccer directly operates. We understand that longer timelines may be needed at the local levels and having a consistent timeline that everyone across the province is working with would be helpful. Therefore, BC Soccer is advising members and affiliated clubs to plan for soccer activity to not occur in April 2020. Of course, if Canada Soccer’s suspension is lifted earlier, we will work to resume earlier.

We are in the process of developing contingency plans and BC Soccer personnel may be in touch with you (districts/leagues) via phone/e-mail/survey to gather information on the realities of your local situation. We thank you for providing us any information that you can, which will help to best plan and prepare for when soccer can get back to normal.   

Like all of you are doing within your respective communities, we are doing the best that we can to support you and your local community. Thank you for all that you are doing. With all of us working together, and supporting one another, we will get through this and get back to what we all love….playing our game!

BC Soccer Office and Contacts
Please do not come to the BC Soccer office, rather connect with BC Soccer personnel via phone/e-mail.

Safety Precautions 
As a reminder, please follow the direction from the appropriate health authorities and BC Centre for Disease Control recommendations the following for reducing the risk of exposure to novel coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands frequently (it is the single most effective way of reducing infection spread).

  • Practice other good hygiene habits: do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with your hands and cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough (ideally with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow).

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched workspace surfaces.

  • Maintain good general health (eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, exercise in moderation).

  • Stay home if you are sick.

  • Contact 8-1-1 (HealthLink BC) or your health care provider for questions about your personal health situation.


Scholarship Program - March 17, 2020

North Delta Soccer Club is pleased to inform we are accepting applications for their annual Scholarship Program.  The submission deadline date is April 10.  The North Delta Soccer Club is proud to award bursaries to worthy individuals who are proceeding on to post-secondary education.    Once the applications have been received, they will be reviewed by a committee of Board Members and recipients will be announced sometime in late Spring.

For further information or to apply, please visit our website HERE.


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