Lakewood Soccer Outdoor Return to Play

LAKEWOOD Soccer Return to Play


Lakewood Soccer follows restrictions dictated by Canada Soccer (CSA), Saskatchewan Soccer (SSA), and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).

  • Outdoor Season officially begins May 3rd.
  • Lakewood will be offering pre-season training sessions for all age groups at the end of April.
  • All pre-season and outdoor season training sessions will be held at Sid Buckwold Fields. Field Location and Layout.
  • Outdoors we may have up to 30 players on a full field at any time (Not including coaches).
  • Physical and social distancing will be monitored while entering/leaving the field.
  • Currently, we are in phase 1 of the provincial return to soccer plan, which means we are able to train in small groups of 8.
  • Waivers and Compliance
  • Full Return to Play Guidelines


Waivers And Compliance:

There are new protocols and rules for the Return to Play and making sure we return to the pitch in as safe an environment as possible. New waivers and a new Declaration of Compliance are required for registration and will be accepted during the registration process. For you to be able to review, these are the documents:

Return to Play Restrictions for Players will include:

  • Players must not attend if they are ill or have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Players must come prepared with clearly labelled belongings including a labelled water bottle with closed mouth, tissue, any medication, etc.
  • Players must commit to abide by the social/physical distancing and safety measures for their own safety as well as others.
  • Players may not touch any equipment or the soccer ball with their hands at any time. 
  • No heading/hand contact with ball (feet only).

Return to Play Restrictions for Parents/Guardians will include:

  • Only one spectator or parent may attend training sessions.
  • Must not attend if they are ill or have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Must ensure their child is healthy with no sign of any symptoms.
  • Go over the social distancing, hand hygiene, and safety protocols with players so that there is a clear understanding of expectations.
  • Make sure that child has all items they need to participate and comes prepared to the field.
  • Must be available to attend to child’s major injury if one should occur.
  • Must remain outside the field area unless asked to enter the field.

Check in Procedures:

  • Sid Buckwold - South alleyway parking for drop off/check in only.
    • Parents can check-in their child and then proceed to the pick up side of the park.
    • Parents to watch from perimeter only to maintain social/physical distancing.
  • One parent can accompany child to contactless check in table.
  • Players may only arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.
  • Players must be aware of the processes and guidelines and transition steps.
  • Hand sanitizing will take place at check in.

Training Session Guidelines:

  • Players will be allowed to wear masks during training - this will be at the discretion of each player.
  • All participants are required to have their own labelled water bottle and should be kept at least 2 meters from other participants belongings.
  • All players are to ensure their playing/training kits are washed immediately after each use
  • Parents can watch from cars or at a safe distance, but they must observe physical distancing guidelines.
  • Parents are asked to stay on site in case of emergency or inclement weather.
  • No handshakes, hugs, high fives, etc. at anytime.
  • All injuries should be dealt with by the parent/guardian. If not possible, Lakewood will have staff on site to attend to the injured player.

Cleaning and Sanitizing:

  • Hands must be washed or sanitized before and after training session.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available at check-in.

Coach Commitment:

  • Must not attend if ill or have any symptoms.
  • All Coaches and staff to go through pre-activity orientation.
  • Coaches should gather and leave all equipment in the cleaning area post session.
  • As per provincial health authority guidelines, wearing face masks is highly recommended.
  • No heading/hand contact with ball (feet only).

Field Location and Layout:

    • The Sid Buckwold Fields Sidney L. Buckwold Park) is off of McKercher Drive, and in between Degeer St and Boychuk Dr.
    • Entrance and Drop off will be in the south alleyway and accessible from Degeer St (by Roland Michener School)
    • Exit and Pick up (and parking) will be on the north alleyway accessible from Boychuk Dr, from Waterloo Cres.
    • See images below:






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