Over the past year we have all faced many challenges to our sport schedules and to the rules, regulations, and guidelines. The dedication of our members over that time period has been amazing. With the smell of spring in the air and visions of feeling the grass on our feet again, we are excited to release our preparation plans for the 2021 Outdoor season. Our Soccer Club has worked hard to build a pathway for all levels of player, while also meeting provincial and national criteria.
The PGYSA/PGFC Impact - Outdoor plan is based around the expectation we will be in Phase Two or Phase Three (Match Play permitted) of the Return-to-Play guidelines. If the Health authority mandates Phase One Restricted Distance Training during the Outdoor season, we will adjust our plan as required and communicate all changes to our members.
For more information, please visit the Outdoor Program pages in the Schedules, Active 4 Life, or Competitive tabs at the top of our website (www.pgysa.bc.ca).
The vast distances between communities and sport programs in Northern BC can create scheduling and logistical challenges. To overcome some of these barriers, the Competitive League was developed to provide a local training and match platform for the more devoted soccer player (12-18) and coach. Formerly branded as our Club’s ‘Select’ program, teams and coaches largely operated independently from one another. With the expectation that modern soccer clubs maintain a Club Playing/Training Model incorporating club-wide developmental principles, players and coaches now work together to blueprint a club’s playing style and strategy. By implementing a designated development system and a competitive platform, we increase in our collective competence and confidence when measuring our performance(s) at competition. In addition, like a professional soccer organization (e.g., WFC, Ajax), we maintain a consistent player and coach development strategy over the long term. This approach is in line with Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing criteria and our Club goal of qualifying for National Youth Club status by 2024. By working together, all current and future players and coaches can access the benefits that an integrated Club system provides.