March 25, 2020
To our Soccer Nova Scotia Family and Friends,
Soccer Nova Scotia, Clubs, Districts and Leagues continue to review the impact to our upcoming
summer programing. During this time of uncertainty your health and the health and safety of our soccer
community is our first priority. We want to connect with our greater membership and show respect for all
of our community members by acknowledging the ever-reaching socio-cultural and economic impact that
COVID-19 is currently having across all populations of our Soccer Nova Scotia community.
Regarding the current and upcoming soccer season, we have adjusted our schedules and are shifting
timelines forward so you can concentrate on your families. In the interim we have created contingency
plans that include fluid, adaptable and flexible timelines with the input and feedback from your Clubs,
Districts and Leagues. These timelines include but are not limited to player registration, league start
dates, coaching and referee courses. These plans include three possible return to soccer activity start
dates; May 1st, June 1st and July 1st. We will continue to work with our members, Canada Soccer and the
Province, to provide you with the most up-to-date information when available.
In the interim, we cannot stress enough the need to follow the advice of the health professionals in our
communities and the federal mandate to maintain social distancing and self-isolation. We also want to
take this time to offer all of our frontline workers the greatest thanks in their effort to flatten the curve.
Soccer Nova Scotia, Clubs, Districts and Leagues are working behind the scenes to make the return to
play transition as seamless as possible for you and your families, once it becomes safe to participate in
recreational and team activities again. Please look to your local club for registration needs and advice
on your upcoming season. We look forward to seeing you all on the pitch.
Yours in safety and health,
Soccer Nova Scotia, Clubs, Districts and Leagues
Soccer Nova Scotia