It looks like 50 player cohort groups will be here to stay for the near future, so we are planning another 4v4 Cohort Season. There have been some slight modifications to the regulations so we are excited to announce some changes for next season!
Two referees are back!
We are happy to return to a traditional two referee system! Fortunately some minor changes to AHS Return to Sport regulations will make this possible! This will mean a return to traditional rules with full offsides and icing.
We are now confident we can fit 12 players per team in each cohort and still be compliant with return to play regulations. As a result, instead of 11 players and a replacement, we will allow rosters of 12 players.
With the addition of the second official again, and some floor cost changes, we have to adjust the pricing to reflect this. The early bird discount will again be offered this season. Details are below.
Season start date: November 8th
Season end date: December 21st
Cost: $1350 + GST before October 23rd, $1450 + GST after October 23rd
Returning teams can register anytime after October 13th, new teams must wait until October 20th. This will allow priority for all returning teams.
Scheduling will be similar to the previous cohort with teams playing on a set night and extra games will be scattered on other nights.
We are excited for this new offering which will begin October 20th at the Vision Sports Centre.
As we await guidelines from the Government on when a full relaunch is possible, registration is NOW OPEN for the Fall 2020 season. Our goal is to have a complete season, including playoffs.
In the event the season needs to be shortened or postponed, a pro-rated refund will be given for each missed session. We hope this will not be needed, but we will not charge any fees for refunded sessions in the event it does happen. If the entire season is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.
We are now planning for a start date of September 19th for new players and September 26th, 2020. This season will look a little bit different than other seasons but will still have the same number of sessions as previous years. Registration will close September 15th, 2020 for Youth, and October 10th, 2020 for Tyke.
The initial "Phase 1" for Youth will include evaluations/practices/development games for all participants. This phase will run from the beginning of the season until the Thanksgiving break. Each participant will have 3 sessions (4 for new players) during this time. We will place participants in small groups and run Evaluation practices and games. This will be done with distancing guidelines in place as much as possible. This phase will end in just prior to Thanksgiving. The goal will be to have evaluators see all players and then place the kids in appropriate teams, as with cohort groups they cannot be changed once the season begins.
There will be no sessions during the Thanksgiving break. This will be when coaches and team builders will either do Plan A or B based on Government regulations for Phase 2
If we are allowed to increase cohort sizes, or Government officials allow more regular play, we will use that route. This will seem more like the traditional league play. Games will proceed 5v5 in normal age groups and divisions. Playoffs will continue as normal in December.
If cohort rules stay the same, we will organize all the kids into cohort groups of 48 or less. Games will still be played, but with teams remaining in cohort groups of 48 or less for the duration of the season. Cohort groups will be based on age, and in the case of more that one cohort per age group, we will base it on skill.
Buddies will always be placed in the same cohort group. We will be slightly flexible with cohort groups to allow this to take place.
At the end of the season, each cohort group will have their own playoffs, finals and awards.
More details will be available as we know more.
Tyke Registration is also open with the same guidelines. This program is slated to start October 17th.
If timelines allow, we will still complete the Winter 2020 season in some capacity. More details will be available as we know more.