When our indoor soccer program was suspended in December, we were ever hopeful we would be able to get back on the pitch.
Unfortunately, that has not been the case and all youth games are still not allowed.
With no guarantee that we will be able to play the games scheduled for the 3 weeks remaining in the season after the current order expires February 5th, the Indoor Committee, together with the COYSA Board, has made the difficult decision to officially cancel the remainder of this year’s indoor season.
We will be processing partial refunds as per the policy that was indicated as part of our registration process: If the Government/Health Authority shuts down soccer prior to December 31, 2020, $90 will be reimbursed; after that, due to fixed costs, there will be no reimbursement. This partial refund will be applied back to the credit card that was used at the initial registration starting February 1st. It will take time to get through all the registrations, so please be patient. Players keep their jersey.
We’ve been asked about why don’t we change to the training-only format that is allowed under the current restrictions. The COYSA indoor program is set up for most age groups as a game format. As such, many of our volunteer coaches do not have the skill set or have the experience to be able to plan a practice session, especially one that has to meet all the guidelines that are now in place. While some would be happy to do it, we have to be able to offer the same opportunity to all 468 players.
We will be in touch with coaches about returning goalie gear once restrictions have been eased.
Looking ahead, Clubs are currently planning and preparing for an outdoor season that should start in mid April. If you haven’t already done so, please visit the website of the Club in the neighborhood you live in for registration details:
Kelowna (KYSA) www.kelownayouthsoccer.com (north of KLO)
Lake Country (LCYSA) www.lcysa.ca
Mission (OMYSA) www.okmissionsoccer.com (south of KLO)
Rutland (RYSA) www.rutlandyouthsoccer.ca
Westside (WYSA) www.wysa.ca
All being well, registration for the 2021-2022 indoor soccer season would begin in August with details on our website: www.centraloksoccer.com
Nothing saddens us more than the suspension of our indoor program. We are volunteers who have a passion for the game and dedicate our time to bringing an affordable soccer experience to the kids of the Central Okanagan. That being said, as a non-profit association we are bound by the provincial health orders. We are hoping this will be a small blip in our programming.
Further to the latest announcements by various governing bodies (links below) and the information we’ve received from the facility, unfortunately our indoor league is now suspended up to and including January 08, 2021, barring any lifting of restrictions by the Provincial Health Authority. JANUARY 7, 2021 UPDATE: SUSPENSION EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 5, 2021 BY THE GOVERNMENT - Our Indoor Committee is meeting with the COYSA Board to decide on the next steps and everyone will be notified once a decision has been made.
With the hope that we will be able to resume play January 09th, we’ve been able to secure some additional field time at the end of the current schedule. Once we are able to play games again, an updated schedule will be sent.
If restrictions carry on into the new year, we will review the possibility of offering some sort of fee reimbursement. All indications at this point in time, from senior health officials and viaSport, indicate a return to play as soon as possible. Sport plays a vital role in the health and mental well being of our children.
Provincial Health Order on Gathering and Events:
COYSA's 2020-21 indoor soccer program starts October 30. If you have not heard from your child's coach two days before your first scheduled session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your child's name, gender and year of birth.
All sessions are held on the indoor turf fields inside the Capital News Centre (CNC) at 4105 Gordon Drive; across the parking lot from H20.
COYSA's Indoor Soccer COVID protocol information is HERE
Please note CNC has several safety measures in place including only one parent/guardian may accompany each athlete. No siblings or additional spectators. Spectators are required to stand in designated sections and must be appropriately physically distanced from others. **Oct 01 masks are required at all times in CNC. Players may remove them once at the player benches, but coaches must continue to wear theirs.
Click on the link beside the age group for the schedule:
Boys U10 (2011-2012) SCHEDULE
Boys U12 (2009-2010) SCHEDULE rev 11/24
Boys U14 (2007-2008) SCHEDULE
Boys U16 (2005-2006) SCHEDULE
Boys U18 (2003-2004) SCHEDULE rev 11/29
Girls U10 (2011-2012) SCHEDULE
Girls U12 (2009-2010) SCHEDULE
Girls U14 (2007-2008) SCHEDULE
Girls U16 (2005-2006) SCHEDULE
Girls U18 (2003-2004) SCHEDULE
COYSA Indoor Soccer for players born 2003-2012
We will continue to accept registrations for the age groups that are not yet filled, as noted below.
Online registration only: http://COYSA.rampregistrations.com on a first come, first served basis.
No requests. One game per week, no practices.
$190.00 for the 15 week season. Payment by credit card only.
BOYS 2011/2012 (U10): Saturdays 8:15am-11:00am starting Oct 31 FULL
BOYS 2009/2010 (U12): Saturdays 11:15am-5:00pm starting Oct 31 FULL
BOYS 2007/2008 (U14): Fridays 5:15pm-8:00pm starting Oct 30 FULL
BOYS 2005/2006 (U16): Mondays 5:15pm-8:00pm starting Nov 02 FULL
BOYS 2003/2004 (U18): Wednesdays 5:15pm-8:00pm starting Nov 04 FULL
GIRLS 2011/2012 (U10): Sundays 8:15am-11:00am starting Nov 01
GIRLS 2009/2010 (U12): Sundays 11:15am-2:00pm starting Nov 01 FULL
GIRLS 2007/2008 (U14): Sundays 2:15pm-5:00pm starting Nov 01 FULL
GIRLS 2005/2006 (U16): Thursdays 5:15pm-8:00pm starting Nov 05 FULL
GIRLS 2003/2004 (U18): Tuesdays 5:15pm-8:00pm starting Nov 03
**Unfortunately, due to the COVID guidelines, protocols and restrictions we must follow,
we are unable to provide programs this winter for players born 2013 and later.
Payment is by credit card only.
Please email questions to email@example.com There are no requests and please, no phone calls.
15 sessions: Friday, October 30, 2020 to Sunday, February 28, 2021 (no sessions Dec 18 to Jan 03).
Our 2020-2021 indoor programming has been modified to comply with BC Soccer’s Return to Play and CNC protocols.
Please review the Return to Play and Illness Policies on our website; ensuring players always self check prior to every session.
FEE: $190.00 (NO REFUNDS AFTER October 15; $50 fee charged on all refunds. Requests must be in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org). Consideration may be given for a pro-rated medical refund if a Doctor's note is received indicating the player is unable to participate for the remainder of the indoor season. A pro-rated medical refund would take into consideration: the refund fee ($50), uniform fee ($15) and a $10 per session fee for each scheduled session that passed by before the Doctor's note and written request was received. Medical requests received after November 20 would also be subject to an additional fee ($21-$34 depending on age). No refunds will be considered after 7 scheduled sessions have passed by.
For those requiring financial assistance, fees must be paid up front and we will reimburse upon receipt of outside funding. Our website has links to KidSport and Jumpstart.
Our indoor soccer program is strictly recreational where stats are not kept. Teams are formed mixing players from all areas, skill levels and both years of birth in each age group. Requests are not considered. One session only per week on the indoor fields at the Capital News Centre (4105 Gordon). Maximum 11 players per team.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis with a deadline of October 15, however if an age group does not fill, we will continue to accept registrations.
NOTE: Players may only be registered in one soccer "phase 2" cohort at a time, as per Return to Play COVID Phase 2 guidelines we have been given.
2011-2003 (U10-18) start times are planned in 1.25 hour increments with 15 minute cleaning breaks in the time frames noted and are approximate, subject to change, and dependent on registration. Teams rotate through the different time slots. Games are 6v6 with a 5 minute warm-up, two 30 minute periods, 3 minute half time break, then 7 minutes to exit the field.
International Students are able to play in this league if they complete the documentation required and we receive approval prior to registration from BC Soccer. Go to this link https://www.bcsoccer.net/documents-forms look under Documents and Forms and click on International Transfers Certificate Procedures for detailed information.
There is a tournament at the end of season for the indoor players that is an extra, optional event that is run totally separate from the league (including payment and registration). Further details will be provided at a later date.
Please note that 2002 born players are too old for our program but may be eligible to play in the CNC league. Please contact them directly. http://www.capitalnewscentre.com/
If the Government/Health Authority shuts down soccer prior to December 31, 2020, $90 will be reimbursed; after that, due to fixed costs, there will be no reimbursement.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For anyone that is applying for financial assistance through KidSport, Jumpstart (or elsewhere), the fee must be paid in full, up front. Once we receive the funding, we will reimburse you.
Kidsport's link is: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/index.php?page=british_columbia_how_to_apply
Jumpstart's link is: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/apply
EQUIPMENT: The basic equipment of a player is mandated by FIFA and includes: a jersey (which we supply), shorts, shin guards, soccer socks and footwear (cleats). The cleats may be the same ones a player has worn for outdoor soccer or the indoor kind.
CASTS: To play the cast must be the fibreglass sports cast. Usually purple, pink or black in colour. Must be covered by dense foam or bubble wrap a minimum of 1” thick.
TEAM ROSTER SHEETS: All teams must full complete a roster sheet and present it to the Referee before the start of each session. Roster sheets are provided with the equipment handout. They are also available by clicking HERE (word doc) or HERE (excel doc).
RULES: Click HERE to read the Indoor Soccer rules (rev Oct 2020)
INDOOR TOURNAMENT: For all COYSA's registered indoor soccer players, a tournament is organized by students of the Kelowna School of Business in conjunction with Kelowna United. This is optional for players and teams and there is an entry fee. This year's tournament will be held: March 05-07, 2021.
Please note, this tournament is only for children currently registered in our indoor soccer program.
This is a link to the 2016 tournament pictures:
Here's the link to the 2016 tournament video:
This is a link to the YouTube video produced by the Kelowna School of Business students from the 2015 indoor tournament: