Spring Excessive College Soccer League canceled, however shining mild on the finish of the tunnel
Moose Jaw Kinsmen Minor Football is keeping an eye on the restrictions with the plans for a possible summer program, but all eyes on the full season this fall
Moose Jaw Kinsmen Minor Football High School’s Spring League has officially been canceled.
But at the end of the tunnel, not only is there a light for the local youth sports organization, there is also a train going down the tracks at near infinite speed, so it’s literally only a matter of time before they pull back into the field.
The original plan, put together back in February, was for a highly modified high school season with six or seven teams to be on the field for a six-game campaign in mid-April at the earliest. Further deadlines for the start were May 3rd and 17th. However, with the current pandemic restrictions in the provinces starting in mid-June at the earliest, MJKMF decided to abandon the entire plan.
“When we were obviously pushed back to June, we just decided that in terms of competition it would never work,” said President Bryan Boys. “So we discussed part of the training and it is questionable what could happen there, but everything else is kind of moving. We did a field cleaning on Saturday and are preparing to open registration on the 15th. “
It became all the more difficult as the potential league was accepted: teams from Yorkton, Estevan, Swift Current and Weyburn had all put teams together and had coaching staff, as did Moose Jaw. If the word had been given, things would have basically hit the ground beneath their feet.
“We even had a Shaunavon team that had enough players and that would have been cool, but with the variations and everything that we just knew wasn’t going to happen,” said Boys, adding that it was only a short one Post-game time was the provincial government’s decision came out with their three-tier vaccination and reopening plan.
While there won’t be a league, a carrot dangles that could lead to opportunities. Boys suggested that if MJKMF reopened as planned in late June, it could put together something similar to the Summer Selects program and hold some sort of jamboree, even rent the Mosaic Stadium in Regina, and host a big tournament.
“So there are some other ideas that, if things move on, we could pursue them, but right now we’re just stuck in this one,” Boy said. “We’re watching closely and when things improve we’ll jump back into a meeting and try to make a difference if we can.”
The most positive news is the fact that COVID-19 will almost certainly be standing in our rearview mirror for a long time when the league is ready to begin its regular season at the regular time in late August.
For this purpose the aforementioned registration. Early bird registration starts on May 15th and ends on June 15th, followed by main registration through July 31st. The equipment will be handed out in the second week of August and the exercises will begin in the third week of August.
“We are very positive about football in autumn. We have no concerns like last year. It will be great to get some fans in the stands and rock the football games on Friday night great, ”said Boys.