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Some RYSA boys soccer players that graduated in 2021 - Congratulations!


Adult Soccer is set to begin again in mid June! Refereeing is a great way to enjoy the beautiful game and make some money as well. Games pay $40 for an Assistant Referee and $70 for the Middle Referee. You get to choose what nights you want to work as well! 

 The course involves completing 17 online modules (about 6-8 hours of study), a 2.5 hour webinar to be held on June 10 (6:30pm-9:00pm), and an on field session to be scheduled once Health Orders allow for it. This should be before the end of June. This course will enable you to be an official at all local levels and we will provide mentorship to help you to improve and succeed! The only qualification you need in order to take this course is to be at least 14 years old.

In order to register go to https://www.refcentre.com/bc/  and search for Kelowna. Click on Register on the right side of clinic 1607 (Kelowna). A form will open, complete it and you will be prompted to pay online.



Referee Courses are now open for registration.

SMALL SIDED - The Small Sided Referee Clinic is the basics of refereeing and is offered to individuals who are no less than 12 years of age. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic, they are classified as a Small Sided Referee and may officiate in matches with players between U-6 and U-12.

The updated Small Sided Referee clinic will focus on the latest Small Sided Rules teaching materials, and delivery of the clinic has been revised to consist of (two) 2-hour Zoom sessions, (one) 2-hour on-field session; followed by an online exam.

Small sided course 1 - Zoom sessions on May 10 and May 17 from 7pm-9pm each day. Field session to be announced once they are permitted.

Small Sided course 2 - Zoom sessions on May 24 and May 31 from 7pm-9pm each day. Field session to be announced once they are permitted. 

ENTRY LEVEL COURSES - The Entry Level Referee Clinic is the entry point into 11 a-side soccer. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic they will be classified as a Youth Referee (if they are 14 or 15 years old) or a District Referee (if they are 16 years old or older). The goal of this clinic is to ensure that individuals who pass are capable to be either a Referee or an Assistant Referee in 11 a-side soccer.

The updated delivery of the current Entry Level Clinic has been revised to consist of 17 online self-guided Law-based modules and questions via RefCentre (approx. 10 hours), one 2.5-hour theoretical Zoom session, followed by an online exam, then one 3.5 hour on-field session, . Students will be given a minimum of 7-days to complete the online training.

Entry level course 

Zoom session May 16 from 10am - 12:30pm. Field session to be announced once permitted. (Must register before May 9 to ensure 7 days to complete the online modules.) 

To register go to https://www.refcentre.com/bc/ and search for Kelowna.  

If you registered for a class in 2020, paid and did not attend, please contact Lynda at BC Soccer to register. Her email is lyndamulder@bcsoccer.net. 

  Best regards, 

     Al Ryder 

    
KelownaRef.com

  250-801-8882

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Please note that due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there are no spectators allowed at the fields for the skills training at any time. ONLY players and coaches are allowed on the field and sidelines.

We would like to let everyone know that we will start our skills training the week of April 26th. You will be contacted soon with more details. Coaches, you will be contacted soon with regards to equipment pickup and access to your team roster.

As of March 1, 2021, youth soccer is in Phase 1 of BC Soccer’s Return to Play Policy which allows for modified training / practice and skills but no games at all. Decisions by various governments, health authorities and those providing venues (ie City of Kelowna, School District No. 23) all have bearing on what can or cannot be done. As restrictions are lifted or changed, we will be further guided on how to proceed.

We are required by BC Soccer, Canada Soccer and viaSport (the organization tasked with providing guidelines for all sports in BC) to post these two documents for your review:

By registering my child and having them participate in RYSA programs I understand, confirm and agree to the following:

Back To Play Safety Plan

Illness Policy

 

1)Public Health Requirements: It is the agreement holder’s responsibility to comply with all rules and regulations from the City of Kelowna, Provincial Health Officer, Interior Health Authority, Provincial/National Sport Organizations, WorkSafe BC and any other authority or law designed to reduce the potential of contracting or transmitting COVID-19. Further, it is the agreement holder’s responsibility to meet changing or new COVID-19 regulations as the regulations are subject to change from the date of the rental booking to the date of the rental occurring.
Common COVID-19 measures to reduce the potential of contracting or transmitting the virus, include:
•Maintaining appropriate physical distancing
•Staying home if you have symptoms or are feeling unwell
•Washing and/or sanitizing your hands frequently
•Avoiding crowds and large gatherings
•Practicing respiratory etiquette - coughing or sneezing into sleeve
•Conducting self-assessment health checks
•Complying with all signage requirements as posted
Event Attendee Register:
•The Agreement Holder (Organizer) is responsible to collect and retain the first and last names and telephone number or email address of every patron who attends the event. This information will be retained by the Organizer for thirty days in case there is a need for contact tracing, in which case the information must be provided to the Medical Health Office. After thirty days, the Organizer must destroy the information.

2)Informed Consent: The agreement holder must understand the COVID-19 public health requirements, follow all appropriate health & safety measures, and communicate the following to their rental/league participants/members:
COVID-19:
•is a highly infectious virus with a latent period of transmissibility during which time apparently healthy people can be infectious
•is potentially fatal
•affects people of all ages
By participating in/at City services and facilities, I will be at risk of contracting COVID-19 despite any precautions taken by me or City staff. It is my responsibility, not that of program or facility staff, to understand my current health and limitations and to take appropriate additional precautions as required. I must also understand that if infected, I could be at risk of transmitting the virus to others and that this might occur before my own sickness has become evident. I (the Organizer) acknowledge the contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus and the public health authority’s preventative measures to reduce the spread. I further acknowledge the terms & conditions, guidelines and requirements that the City of Kelowna has put in place to mitigate risk to rental/league participants, members of the public and staff.

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This year we have set days and times for all age groups to have skills training at so as to allow for parents to plan other activities. This year we will have the U5/6 be spilt into boys and girls teams (not co-ed as in prior years)This year we will initially have the U16 and U18 have skills training together until such time that the U18’s have games.

GU5/6 will practice Mondays from 5:00 to 6:00 pm and then Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The BU5/6 will practice on Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm and Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm all at the Rutland Sports field #1 closest to the club house.

 BU7 and GU7 will have skills training Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at Rutland Centennial

BU8 and GU8 will have skills training Tuesday and Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at Rutland Centennial

BU9 will have skills training Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the COYSA field

BU10 will have skills training on Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at Black Mountain Elementary

GU9 and GU10 will have skills training on Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the COYSA field

BU11 and BU12 will have skills training on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Rutland Centennial

GU11 and GU12 will have skills training on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Rutland Centennial

BU14 will have skills training on Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Belgo

GU14 will have skills training Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Belgo

BU16 and BU18 will have skills training on Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Belgo

GU16 and GU18 will have skills training on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Belgo


RYSA is excited to announce that the 2021 outdoor soccer registration is now open. Due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic our registration fee will be more of an “intent to play� and it will hold a roster spot for your child(ren). We are allowing you to register now but not pay until March 1, 2021. This will hopefully allow enough time for things to settle down COVID-19 wise. We want to be prepared to hit the ground running when the season opens in terms of having all the players registered and teams formed. We will be charging you a NON-REFUNDABLE payment of $5.00 per registered player as this is a cost that we incur by having online registration. This is a cost that our club absorbed last spring.  If the season goes ahead, the $5.00 will be deducted from your registration fee. Please send your $5.00 NON-REFUNDABLE payment per registered player via an etransfer to our email address at admin@rutlandyouthsoccer.ca. Your registration invoice will reflect the payment so that you will only be charged the balance on March 1, 2021.

IF the season is a no-go for the 2021 season, RYSA will still be having some sort of soccer for sure, please don't hesitate to register today!

We are not raising our fees this year so you will be charged the full amount registration amount of $170.00 ($120 for the U5/6 program) by March 1, 2021.

As always, we would like to have all the registrations in as soon as possible as we have to declare how many teams we will have for the season by the middle of March. Our team declaration is based on how many registered players we have at that time.

Also to note a change this year, if you are applying for funding, you will need to pay for this upfront to our club and when your funding has been approved you will receive that portion back as a refund from our club.

Please go to this link now to register your players: https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=92467


Thank you to all that attended our AGM via Zoom. We had a good turn out and have filled almost all of the positions. If anyone is interested in the Treasurer position, please email administrator at admin@rutlandyouthsoccer.ca


Phase 1 of BC Soccer’s Return to Play Policy in early June allows for modified training / practice and skills but no games at all. Decisions by various governments, health authorities and those providing venues (ie City of Kelowna, School District No. 23) all have bearing on what can or cannot be done. As restrictions are lifted or changed, we will be further guided on how to proceed.

We are required by BC Soccer, Canada Soccer and viaSport (the organization tasked with providing guidelines for all sports in BC) to post these two documents for your review:

COYSA Safety Plan

COYSA Illness Policy


 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please just email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

 

Please stay safe and practice social distancing so that we can all get back to a more normal lifestyle quickly.




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Sponsors 2021

n addition to our sponsors listed below, we would like to recognize that we also receive funds from the BC Community Gaming Grant each year which helps keep our costs down to a minimum, along with the help from all the team sponsors.