MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact announced on Monday that the first team will begin small group training sessions at Centre Nutrilait.
Quebec’s Public Health accepted that the players take part in small group training sessions starting today, in compliance with detailed health and safety protocols submitted to the government and the league.
On a voluntary basis, the club’s players will train in a secure and controlled environment. Both natural grass fields will be used, which will allow the staff to divide each full field into a maximum of two equal halves and assign a group of players to each full or half field.
Clubs may clearly define up to six zones per half field, spaced at least 10 feet apart. Only one player may be in a zone at any given time, in order to maintain physical distancing standards throughout the session. A maximum of six players may be assigned to a single group, with each player accommodated in a separate zone.
The players and essential staff will have access to Centre Nutrilait, but access inside the building will still not be permitted.
During small group sessions, clubs must continue to maintain the health and safety protocols implemented for the voluntary individual workout sessions.
Following MLS guidelines, media will not have access to the facilities and to the parking lot, but the club will provide video and photo content, as well as players’ comments.