Lac La Biche Junior Soccer Society announced they will be having an indoor soccer season, and because of major changes, the fees will be reduced.
Registration for the upcoming season will start on Thursday, and the season will not have any games or tournaments, said Allan Robertson, president of Lac La Biche Junior Soccer Society.
Parents will also not be required to fundraise and there will be significantly fewer volunteer hours either.
Robertson knows this season will be different, but he believes it’s important to give the children and families some normalcy during this time.
“This season we will be having a very grass-roots approach to soccer. It will be about having fun, building skills, and giving the kids a chance to get out there,” said Robertson.
“We’ve got to keep this going somehow, and we are going to get kids out there having fun again. As long as we are able to do it safely, I think that’s our main concern.”
Fees have also been reduced because the pandemic has been a difficult time financially for many families, and the Lac La Biche Soccer Society wants to provide an opportunity for all children to enjoy the sport.
More details will come at the registration night.
“We want to make it so it’s affordable. There’s too many people out there who are not working and are seeing tough economic times, and the kids still deserve to get out there and play,” said Robertson.
On September 15, Alberta Soccer Association will be putting out their fall guidelines for the indoor seasons. The guidelines will let players and parents know what the COVID-19 regulations will be and what to expect when stepping onto the field.
Indoor soccer season will be starting on October 14 and will run until February 8. Players can expect practices to run every Monday and Wednesday from 5 pm to 8 pm.
For those wanting to register for indoor soccer this season, registration will be open online, and Lac La Biche Soccer Association will be at the Bold Center on September 3 for the CARE event from 4:00-7:00pm where parents can register there as well.