Ontario Soccer Return to Play Phases
June 24, 2020

The Ontario Soccer Return to Play Guide/Plan consists of a three-phase approach that includes:

Phase 1: Return to Training (modified training)  - Some EODSA Clubs have started Phase 1

Conditions: All Phase 1 Return to Train conditions are met

Restrictions: No contact, no league, exhibition, festival or tournament games

EODSA Clubs in Phase 1:

 

Phase 2Return to Training and Modified Games (enhanced training & modified games)

Conditions: All Phase 2 Return to Train conditions are met

Inter-squad and Intra-squad modified games permitted (only within the Club/Academy)

Restrictions:   No league, exhibition, festival or tournament games

Phase 3Return to Soccer (regular competition, games and training)

Conditions: Social distancing restrictions have been lifted

Restrictions: None

The phases outlined above apply equally to all recreational, competitive and high performance level soccer.

Note: Ontario Soccer will determine timelines for each Phase in alignment with the Province of Ontario provincial health authorities involving government orders, restrictions and guidelines. This will be communicated via future Action Bulletins when applicable.

The Return to Play Guide also includes:

  • Training and Competition Recommendations & Guidelines for Soccer Organizations                                                                
  • Recommendations and Guidelines for Players       
  • Recommendations and Guidelines for Parents
  • Recommendations and Guidelines for Coaching                                        
  • Recommendations and Guidelines for Match Officials      

Additionally there is information on:

  • Equipment Safety                                                    
  • Provide a Safe and Clean Environment - Fields, Clubhouse, Offices 
  • Risk Management and Insurance                             
  • Emergency Response Plan                                       
  • Legal Considerations

Ontario Soccer has also included information on Technical Resources, such as Sample Training Sessions, Return to Play Participant waivers, which may be used by your organization and links to COVID-19 Public Health Resources.

 

https://www.ontariosoccer.net/returntoplay
https://www.ontariosoccer.net/page/show/5787197-ontario-soccer-return-to-play-guide

https://www.ontariosoccer.net/page/show/5787200-frequently-asked-questoins

 

 

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