Return to Modified Game Guidelines

Responsible Return to Soccer

Like you, Alberta Soccer and CUSA are excited to return to soccer activity and the game we love.  However, each of us must begin our return to play thoughtfully.  While Alberta is opening back up and restrictions are easing, it does not mean that we can become complacent.  The soccer community has the responsibility to protect ourselves and our participants from Covid-19 by promoting the practice of good hygiene, physical distancing and monitoring for symptoms throughout our programming and activities.  Flexibility and accessibility have always been at the forefront of our plans, in order to give our membership the most choice and comfort as we restart playing. 

Permitted Activities Prohibited Activities
Within the confines of Sport Cohort Guidelines
Training, Scrimmages, and/or Games Participation in more than one sport cohort
Mini-Leagues Tournaments
Exhibition Games Team travel outside of sport cohort area
Goalkeeper Training Games/Scrimmages outside of cohort
No age restrictions player programs Use of Covid-19 non trained Referees

To participate in Phase 2 - Return to Modified Soccer you and your cohort team have agree to comply with the following Guidelines as outlined in the Alberta Soccer Return to Soccer Plan.

  • Review and agree to implement the required minimum standards for soccer programming as per the Return to Soccer - Phase 2 Guidelines.
  • Complete the self assessment tool and submit to Canada Soccer.
  • Confirm that at least 2 individuals from their program have reviewed the Return to Train Webinar provided by Alberta Soccer. (The presentation slides can be found here).
  • Canada Soccer provides feedback on completed self-assessment. Districts with Alberta Soccer review Canada Soccer feedback and verify with Club/Team their approval to offer organized training.
  • Complete resource list available to you here.


Before you Play

  Self-screening must be completed by all players prior to every game - use this checklist. If any player is experiencing symptoms at the field, the team contact must send them home immediately. Your cohort must follow the procedures you outlined in the CSA self assessment tool. Contact tracking must be used for each session. You can use this list or the option available on the RAMP app.

 Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Bring your own sanitizer. Players should wash their hands again, as soon as possible after each field session.

 Using a face mask covering the mouth and nose is strongly encouraged when not playing, including arriving, and departing the field.

 We ask spectators to respect physical distancing protocols as outlined currently by AHS. Children on the sidelines are expected to be supervised by a non playing adult at all times.   

 Maintain the 6 foot distancing from anyone not in your designated cohort. 


Other checklists available: Team club, Staff/Coach/Volunteer, Referee, Parent/Gaurdian




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