To our Leamington Minor Soccer Families:
The LMS Executive continues to monitor the pandemic and the local restrictions put in place by the WECHU and The Town of Leamington. With the current restrictions and a looming 3rd wave of COVID-19, we have decided to delay registration for the 2021 soccer season. We will revisit this decision on the week of Monday, April 12th and post any changes on this website.
Current restrictions limit the number of persons (players, coaches, referees and spectators) to 100 on our entire soccer complex at any given time. This hampers our ability to create a regular weekly schedule that allows parents to plan their child’s soccer around other activities. Further restrictions around social distancing, hand sanitizing, mask wearing and contact tracing also makes it very difficult to facilitate a season at this time. Until COVID-19 restrictions ease up and we are allowed to schedule a safe and reliable season, the LMS Executive have voted to continue to delay our 2021 season.
We have been monitoring other soccer centers closely and have seen that a few of them are moving ahead with their 2021 registrations. Although we respect the decision of other centers to move forward with their local registrations, LMS is committed to basing our decision on the most current data and for putting the safety of our families, the players and our officials at the forefront. We would hate to find out that a soccer activity that we organized and promoted furthered the spread of COVID-19 in our Leamington community.
We, nonetheless, remain optimistic that we will have a summer/fall 2021 soccer season that will allow your children to have the best recreational and athletic experience possible. We are all eager to get life back to normal, but we must remain vigilant against the spread of COVID-19, even if it costs us another soccer season. We all have a responsibility as citizens in our community to make sound decisions that ensures we can move forward confidently and safely.
Please continue to check this website for the most up-to-date news and information. We thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times.
Yours In Sport
Please be advised that the 2021 season registration is still on hold. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 restrictions and conditions before starting registration for our anticipated 2021 summer/fall season. We will review and post our most current status during the week of April 12th. The safety of our players, coaches, officials and greater community will always come first. Please check back regularly on this page for the latest updates.
Without the generous support of local businesses, LMS would not be able to continue to make the rewarding experience of recreational soccer an affordable reality for the youth of our community.