Oceanside Youth Soccer will resume activities in the fall. (File photo)

Oceanside Youth Soccer Society gears up for fall action

Focus will be on training, skills development and fitness

The Oceanside Youth Soccer Society is going to resume soccer activities this fall, though not on a full scale .

After having to cancelled many of its activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the society needed to find a way to make things work for the benefit of the children.

“We recognize that sports such as soccer and physical activity play a very important role in the physical, psychological and emotional well being of children in our Oceanside area,” the OYSS stated in its message to parents and players. “For this and other reasons, the board of OYSS is eager to resume soccer activities starting this fall. However, the health and safety of all our participants must remain the number one priority.”

The society plans to focus mainly on training, skill development and fitness for now until further notice from the province. These restrictions follow the B.C. government’s restart plan.

Over the next few months, OYSS will collaborate with the Upper Island Soccer Association to create an extensive return-to-play document geared toward providing players options, while taking measures to protect their health and safety.

Families are now asked to take part in a survey that OYSS will use to gauge interest and also decide on how the program will be developed. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FH56586

— NEWS Staff

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