As per a suggestion brought up at the recent captain's meetings this news post will be a spot to post relevant information about league updates.
Each week new comments will be added (even if the comment is no new info).
MODS posted the following news announcement changing our postponed leagues and programs to cancelled.
As case numbers begin to come down from the recent peak we are seeing signs that it will not be a straight trajectory as some days have seen increases. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister recently announced an extension of the shut down to June 12th. This effectively removes one of the options discussed last week; leaving us with the possibility of splitting the remaining time into two seasons are just running one season. I hope to have some clarity on that in the coming week.
In a week where we seem as far away from playing sports as we can be, it's important to look at our neighbors and the trends we are seeing. Ontario was in a very bad place with the pandemic a few weeks before us and are now coming out the other side. Despite hitting record highs this week for daily cases we should start to see some improvements over the next two to three weeks. At this point it is impossible to predict when we will be able to return safely to the fields, but we want to be ready for when ever that is. Without diving too deep into the details as there are so many variables that we need to juggle, I wanted to share some thoughts on how we plan to proceed.
The May - June League is currently postponed and not yet canceled. We've looked at 4 basic scenarios as to how MODS will operate this summer.
I could list 10 other options but I think you get the point.
We ask that you be patient with us through another unprecedented summer as we wait to see how the summer unfolds. We want to get everyone back to a more regular life that hopefully includes Ultimate.
With cases hitting a new high this week it is clear that we haven't hit the peak of this wave yet. That means a lot of positive progress needs to made before sports can consider a return to action. No one can know how this will play out over the next few weeks. MODS will follow all guidance from the province. Once it's clear we are nearing a return, a registration period will be opened for new teams and players to join. In the meantime, anyone interested in getting involved when we restart can contact Corey now.
Today brought the announcement we all saw coming with new restrictions and a closure of outdoor team sports.
This restriction is until the end of May and will be reviewed by the province at that time.
In the interim, MODS will work on new plans for the summer and look to begin programs once we are allowed and there are significant improvements in the COVID-19 situation. For many, this news was very hard as they were really looking forward to getting out on the fields. For others, it was a relief as the landscape of COVID had changed significantly from the time that they had signed up. It is our hope that we can restart with all of the teams and players who wanted to play in a situation that they feel comfortable in. We're sorry that we have to put a pause on Ultimate but we will return when it is safe to do so and hopefully that allows a larger number of teams and players to join us. Happy Mothers Day to all our moms this weekend.