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Plans, guidelines, & procedures for a safe return to soccer. 


  • On June 1, 2020 VIASPORT released Return to Sport Guidelines. Their guideline provides direction to Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO’s) and ultimately the Soccer Clubs under BC Soccer’s governance.
  • On June 2nd, BC Soccer announced their requirements and, if met, Clubs can re-start modified programming, after June 12th. NSGSC RETURN TO PLAY PLAN was developed under these guidelines.
  • ViaSport Return to Sport Guidelines
  • BC Soccer Return to Play Plan
  • BCSA – Return to Play Information

Safety Practices

Will follow all protocols provided from BC Public Health Officer, Canada Soccer, and BC Soccer.

  • Complete the daily HEALTH CHECK before arriving.

  • NEW - PHO order November 18th/2020 - NO Spectators are allowed at any game or practice session - both INDOORS and OUTDOORS.

  • Along with the November 18th, PHO order the Field Monitor duties are suspended.

  • NSGSC has a strict coaching policy on the Rule of Two. At least 2 coaching staff must be present for all games and practices. An adult female must also be present.  We ask kindly that on teams where there is no female coach or manager, that a female parent/guardian rotate to ensure that there is always also a female present at all practices and games. Please see NSGSC's full Safe Sport policy here.

  • We are strongly encouraging all coaches to please wear a mask while on the field - practices and games and when engaged in dialogue with players, other coaches or officials, and parents.

  • Staggered start/end and drop-off/pick-up times. 

  • Observe social distancing and follow all signs

  • Emphasis on hand hygiene including frequent sanitizing

  • Equipment will be sanitized each hour between sessions

  • Please observe and respect the transition between sessions and arrive/depart at the scheduled time.

Return to Play

We cannot wait to see you -- in limited numbers and with a little distance. Before you join us please be sure to read the NSGSC Return to Play Plan and complete the informed consent for youth (all players) and informed consent for adults (all coaches, managers and other volunteers).

 Should you display symptoms of COVID-19, test positive, or come into contact with a person displaying symptoms please complete the contact tracing form and notify our appointed Health and Safety Officers Jana Madill / Shelley Fors Marshall at