Chilliwack FC News


UPDATE: Fall Evaluations Venue Access Change

June 8, 2020

2020/21 FALL DEVELOPMENT EVALUATIONS REGISTRATION

Pre-registration is now open for evaluations in order to considered as a Developmental (Rep) Player for the 2020-21 season. By pre-registering, you will be indicating to us your interest in participating and this will enable our office to distribute relevant information to you as soon as it’s available.

Pre-registration Instructions:

  1. Chilliwack FC is moving back to Got Soccer for registration processes. However, Got Soccer has had an upgrade, so you will have to click on “Create New Account”. Even though you may have had a Got Soccer account before, this is a new platform, so you will not be able to log in using your old user ID and password. You can however set up your new account with your former user ID and password if you would like.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen until you reach the very end of the registration process.
  3. Enter the parent information first, then enter the player information.
  4. Only enter the player information for the player attending the evaluation. You will be able to enter your other children when further program information becomes available.

Please know,

  1. Pre-registered players will be assigned to a day/time from available slots.
  2. Players can request a day/time but no guarantees.
  3. Non pre-registered players will be turned away upon arrival at the field.
  4. Sessions will respect physical distancing (no games/competing).
  5. Players unable to attend due to injury or being out-of-town must still pre-register and provide a letter advising Chilliwack FC admin prior to evaluation sessions.

Click here to pre-register for the evaluation session.

If you have any questions, please contact Liz via email here.

SCHEDULE

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Please review our COVID-19 Return to Play Policy here. An example of our Contact Tracing Form can be found here.

TRYOUT/TRAINING EXIT/ENTRANCE PROCEDURE

DROP OFF – ALL players will arrive at Exhibition Park using the NORTH PARKING LOT (access via Spadina Avenue).
Players will proceed to the NORTH GATE (Orange X) where they will register, answer the health questionnaire, and have their hands sanitized.
Players, once cleared, will proceed to the CENTRE (WEST) Field Entrance (Yellow X) where they will be provided equipment and instructed on where their field space will be. COACHES & PLAYERS ONLY ON THE FIELD!
After tryouts/training, ALL players will return their equipment to the Yellow X where it will be sanitized and then they will exit the field using the SOUTH gate (Green X) where they will have their hands sanitized prior to leaving the park.
PICK UP – ALL Players will exit Exhibition Park using the NORTH EXIT and PICK UP will be at the NORTH PARKING LOT.


Chilliwack FC announces phased approach for return to play

June 5, 2020

Eager to see its young players back in action, playing the game they love as soon as safely possible, Chilliwack FC has revealed the first phase of soccer programming, Return to Train camps, beginning July 4, 2020.

The focus of the first phase Return to Train camp is encouraging players to return to the field and keep active this summer while learning ball mastery, passing and receiving. Players will practice in their own designated space marked out by cones with sessions conducted by Chilliwack FC staff, assisted by age group coaches. The four-week camp will welcome players from U5-U18 age groups.

“We are thrilled to be able to get our young players back out on the field,” Chilliwack FC technical director Glenn Wilson said. “Things might look a bit different for awhile but we will aim to reignite their passion for the game in a fun and positive environment.”

The return to play must adhere to both provincial health as well as provincial and national soccer association guidelines. Timing of progressions from one phase to the next will be dictated by those authorities.

New guidelines included in a COVID-19 Return to Play policy approved by the Chilliwack FC Executive, including player hygiene, equipment sanitization, and physical distancing, will be strictly enforced.

Camp registration is available now. If you wish to use an existing credit from the cancelled Spring Soccer season or prior, you must register with Liz, our office administrator, by emailing info@chilliwackfc.com or calling (604) 792-0090.

Parents and participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Return to Play policy and Phase One action plan available online prior to registering at http://chilliwackfc.com/return-to-play/


Chilliwack FC Executive approves Return to Play policy

June 3, 2020

As we return to our new normal, the Chilliwack FC Executive has adopted this policy as a part of our Return to Play program. Safety is our primary concern for all participants. Please ensure you are familiar with this policy. If you have any feedback on this policy please send it to chairperson@chilliwackfc.com.

Before You Come to The Field
  • If the player/coach is not feeling well, they are not to attend their scheduled session until they feel better.
    • The parent of player or the coach are required to notify Chilliwack FC Health and Safety Officer of the players illness so it can be noted.
    • Chilliwack FC may require a doctor’s note before the player can return to play.
  • Be aware of your scheduled start time and ensure you arrive at the field at your designated time. Late arrivals may not be permitted to participate.
At the Field
  • Our preference is for parents/guardians to drop their child off but if they must stay only 1 parent allowed in the park/at the field. Social distancing is required. If social distancing is not possible, we ask that the parent/guardian wears a mask as per the Health Authorities recommendation.
  • To fall into compliance with the any public health order, Chilliwack FC reserves the right to limit the number of spectators at the facility.
  • Players/Coaches must wear a mask in and out of the venue, no mask is required for on field activity.
  • Contact tracing requirement
    • Each team will be required to have a one or two volunteers that will act as the team’s health and safety person(s).
    • All players will be required to answer questions relating to their health each time they come to the field. It is imperative that sick children not participate and stay home.
    • The health and safety person will submit their findings to the Health and Safety Officer weekly, unless a health concern is raised.
  • Please ensure you have a container with you to store all hygienic materials such as face masks, water bottles, and mouthguards if applicable.
On the Field
  • Be aware of designated access points for entering/exiting the field area and use as directed.
  • Parents/Guardians are not allowed on the playing surface at all, unless called on in the event of player injury. The only exception will be any programs that require parent participation.
  • Players are not to touch the equipment.
  • Players are not to swap equipment.
  • Players/Coaches must sanitize their hands entering the field and leaving the field.
  • No physical contact between players/coaches is permitted. i.e. Handshakes, high fives.
  • Players/Coaches must bring their own water bottle that is clearly marked; There is to be absolutely no sharing.
  • There are to be no shared snacks.
Important Reminders
  • Failure to comply with the above requirements may result in the Player being removed from the program.
  • This is a living document that may be amended at any time to ensure that Chilliwack FC is compliant with the latest health and safety requirements as it pertains to COVID-19 and any other medical issues. This document may be updated and reposted without notice. It is incumbent on the members of Chilliwack FC to ensure they are aware of the latest policies.

Updated June 1, 2020. Further updates will be provided on the Policies & Procedures page of our website.


Chilliwack FC supports BC SPCA Lock-in for Love Home Edition

June 1, 2020

Chilliwack FC U4-U8 Spring League Coordinator Hans Kreitner has joined the Lock-in for Love: Home Edition, helping animals from home in a virtual fundraiser for the BC SPCA Chilliwack Branch. Hans has set a goal to raise $500 by June 13 and he needs your help. Join us in supporting the BC SPCA by making a donation via the link below and sharing this post!

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION


#StayHome Live Skills Clinic

June 1, 2020

An invitation from Vancouver Whitecaps FC:

You can find full instructions at whitecapsfc.com/skillsclinic. We run the Live Skills Clinic Monday to Friday at 2 p.m. PT sharp.

DEVICE:

To participate you will need a computer, laptop, phone, or tablet that can connect to Zoom, and that you can position with your camera on your space (for you to watch and join in).

HOW TO JOIN:

To join the training session you can either go to the website link above and click the “Join Now” button, or use this direct Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/891358396

PASSWORD:

You can find the password for each days session at www.whitecapsfc.com/skillsclinic

WHAT YOU NEED:

The requirements for each day will be posted at whitecapsfc.com/skillsclinic each morning. Generally, what is required includes…

  • A little bit of space to dribble in your home or your yard
  • 1 ball
  • 4 objects to use as cones to dribble around
  • A wall or hard surface to play passes off of (be careful not to break anything)
  • A water bottle (for water breaks)

And wear your Whitecaps gear, or your club team gear!

INSERT YOUR TEAM NAME:

Once you join on zoom, please make sure to put your team name in brackets with your user name. Example: Zach Howe(Whitecaps FC)

Instructions on how to change your name using “rename”: https://teaching.nmc.edu/knowledgebase/changing-your-name-in-a-zoom-meeting/

IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED (OR NOT FEATURED):

During the session we feature participants on our main screen for everyone to see, and our coach provides positive encouragement and feedback.

If you want to be featured, please turn your video ON (Start Video). If you don’t want to be featured, please turn your video OFF (stop video). This will be on the bottom panel.

TIPS:

  • Make sure that your volume is up high so that you can hear the coach
  • Keep yourself on mute so that there is no additional noise
  • Stay on “speaker view” to see the coach and demonstrator on full screen
  • Send in your questions to the host using the chat function

FORMAT:

  • We start sharp at 2 p.m. PT, and run for around 30 minutes
  • The coach will go through a:
    • Warm-up
    • Activity
    • Progression of the activity
    • Challenge
  • First coach will show the drill, then have a player demonstrate on screen
  • Then he will tell you to do it
  • At the very end of the session our special guest will answer questions

SPECIAL GUEST

  • Each session has a special guest. Previous guests have included Julia Grosso, Maxime Crepeau, Fredy Montero etc.