Football Alberta has set the requirements minor football leagues must take before they return to the fields.
Yesterday, Football Alberta executive director Tim Enger announced some portions of amateur football is set to return to the field with restrictions that meet phase 2 of Alberta's relaunch.
Starting June 12, all community-based teams were able to resume taking registration and begin on-field practicing after they've met the requirements laid out in Football Alberta re-opening document that has now been distributed.immediately.
Stage 2 will allow our community-based teams to gather, train, and practice as per usual with heightened sanitation and monitoring but must stay in their cohorts of no more than 50 people for the duration of the stage.
Any competitions at this stage would be limited to scrimmages or mini-games within each cohort. No league or inter-league play would be allowed.
Cochrane Minor Football officials are currently preparing for the reopening, and more details will be forthcoming.
By this time, they have usually completed registration and conducted spring camps in preparation for a season that normally begins in August.
There's no word as of yet on the return of football and other high school fall sports from the Alberta Schools' Athletic Association. Besides football, cross-country and golf usually resume in mid-August.
With the onset of COVID-19, they cancelled the balance of their zone and provincial championships, including basketball, track and field, field hockey, soccer, wrestling, and rugby.