As soon as he had the opportunity, the head coach of the Concordia Stingers, Brad Collinson, has chosen to bring back his players on the football field.
“The first reason of why we wanted to return on the field, it is for the mental health of the guys, said the driver during a telephone interview. We were doing meetings on Zoom like everyone else, but as soon as the guys are seen in true, we felt that their morale has really improved. They were glad to see each other.”
“It’s been a month that we are back on the field, and that we train, he added. To date, it’s going very well.”
“As we all use the field, we bring all of the world. We adhere to the social distancing. We ask the players to be more than two metres, we ask them to be five yards.”
When he mentions “all the world”, Collinson speaks of fifty football players. There are still several student-athletes who are not yet income in the metropolitan area.
The Stingers have therefore returned to a semblance of normality, even if there is absolutely nothing certain for the season 2020.
In fact, the other three canadian divisions have decided not to hold the season this year and U Sports has canceled the playoff national. For its part, the réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) has not yet decided whether there will be a campaign or not.
“We are preparing as if there was going to be a season”, was first said Collinson.
“I think about it a little, even if I don’t want to be negative, he then said, in speaking of a possible cancellation. It must, however, be prepared if this ever occurs.”
If ever the season pass in the wringer, Collinson hopes that the public health and the RESQ will all the same teams of exercises.
“If we have the right to lead us, this will be huge for our club to continue training and to continue to improve.”
“We are aiming for a season, but we have a plan b that we hope not to use,” concluded Collinson