February 7, 2021
Dear CGSA Families,
It is with great sadness and frustration we have decided
to cancel the remainder of the 2020/2021 indoor season.
This is not a decision we have made lightly, we were determined to make a full season happen even if it was outside of the traditional season, but with the newest guidelines for reopening we feel that it would be a disservice to everyone to keep holding out for something that doesn’t look possible to make happen at this point in the year.
We as an organization of communities are simply not willing to hold your money hostage in the hopes of a partial season far and away from what you were promised when you signed up. We understand in these times how much better spent that money can be.
We understand the irritation families are feeling around the stop and go that has been our world lately and we want you to know we hear you and we feel it too. We are CGSA, we are communities… but we are also parents, we were just as hopeful to get our children out and playing and we value the importance of sport just as much as you do. We understand that this is out of all of our hands but it does not make it any less vexing.
In light of the small amount of field time our CGSA players saw and the grace and patience our amazing families provided us from the start of the season until now we have made the decision to refund all indoor 2020-2021 players at 100% and to not prorate or charge admin fees on our soccer fees for this season. Please note community memberships are not a part of soccer fees and are still usable for outdoor and rec centers for this year. We will need to have all U9 and up players return their jerseys or they will be subject to a $25 fee but we have several members of CGSA willing to pick up or have jerseys dropped off contact free. Volunteer commitments will be cancelled and those already completed will be credited towards future seasons. More information will be emailed out to families regarding refunds soon and all refunds are targeted to be completed by March 12, 2021.
Outdoor sports will look much different, and will have more leeway and abilities than indoor sports could. We are meeting frequently to make sure we have the best schedules, locations, policies and procedures in place to bring you a great outdoor 2021 CGSA season. Our outdoor registration portal at www.CGSA.ca will be opening March 1st with registrations dates to follow for each participating league.
We want to thank you for your continued patience and grace during these unprecedented times and we look forward to getting all of our CGSA kids on the fields as soon as it is safe and possible to do so. We will continue to update as more announcements come forward and this all unfolds. Please continue to follow our website at www.CGSA.ca and our Facebook page at CGSA Community Grassroots Soccer Academy for more information as it becomes available.