We understand the excitement and anticipation surrounding this event, and we share your disappointment. However, the health and safety of our participants are of utmost importance. We have been monitoring the air quality index (AQI) closely, and levels are expected reach unsafe conditions for outdoor activities, so we will err on the side of caution and cancel the games tonight
Please be assured that we carefully consider all advisories and conditions before making any decisions regarding game cancellations. Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
Please note: In cases of cancellation and in order to maintain fairness and avoid frequent rescheduling, we have implemented a policy that states no games will be rescheduled unless a minimum of two games have been missed.
Rain Day Policy for Parents
At ASC UNITED, we believe in embracing the fun and excitement that rain can bring to outdoor activities. We encourage children to play in the rain, as long as it is safe to do so. To ensure the safety of all participants, we have implemented the following rain day policy:
We understand that weather conditions can be unpredictable, and safety is our utmost priority. By adhering to this rain day policy, we aim to strike a balance between embracing the joy of playing in the rain and ensuring the well-being of our participants.
Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to a fantastic season of fun and outdoor activities!
ASC UNITED ANGUS are challenging all of our Tots and Youth players to keep active, stay healthy and get ready for summer.
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We will be holding a two day REFEREE CLINIC & JOB FAIR on Wednesday May 24 and Thursday May 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Utopia Soccer Park. Anyone wishing to become a Referee for the summer must attend!
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ASC United Angus, Brampton North Soccer and MADD 4 SOCCER are committed to running outdoor summer soccer programming for the health of our youth and communities. We will design programs to fit the COVID guidelines and restriction to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our participants.
Since the first reports of COVID-19, worldwide response to the virus has resulted in strict regulations to help control its spread. While necessary, this has had a massive impact on individuals, adults, children, and families. It has significantly impacted the mental health and physical well being of our communities and our youth effects of which are still ongoing.
When the environment changes people begin to feel unsafe and anxious, when outbreaks such as SARS have occurred research has shown spikes in anxiety occur (Usher, Durkin, & Bhullar, 2020). Fear surrounding the uncertainty of contracting the virus, loved ones falling ill, number of cases, the economy, job security and child care raises anxiety in both healthy individuals and those with pre-existing mental health concerns (Usher, Durkin, & Bhullar, 2020). “Individuals, families, and communities experience feelings of hopelessness, despair, grief, bereavement, and profound loss of purpose because of pandemics” (Usher, Durkin, & Bhullar, 2020 pg. 29). According to Usher, Durkin, & Bhullar (2020) recovery from the negative impacts of the pandemic need to include ways to address mental health and the increasing social isolation experienced by community members and particularly our youth.
One way of achieving this is through organized sports. Structured appropriately and with safety measures in place regarding COVID-19, organized sports such as soccer can have strong positive impacts on mental health. Organized sports have been shown in the academic literature to provide strong psychological, physiological and social benefits that can improve mental health, quality of life, and be protective against further mental health concerns (Swann, Telenta, Draper, Liddle, Fogarty, Hurley, & Vella, 2018). Youthwho engage in organized team sports show a reduction in social anxiety and an increase in social function, mental health and happiness (Hiremath, 2019).
It is our goal to contribute to the care of our community's mental health as we recognize the need now more than ever. We are working on developing safety protocols for this summer to ensure the safe participation of our youth in outdoor soccer. We want to be able to provide our youth with a space to get out in a safe way. This means we are looking into changing our structure and systems to incorporate pandemic rules such as social distancing. We are also consulting with mental health professionals including KWMental Health and Wellness to be able to support our youth and their families and design our programs accordingly.
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