Return To Play - Club Responsibilities

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Return To Play Criteria
In order to participate in any soccer activities other than individual activities at home, an individual including, but not limited to, players, coaches and Club staff (“participants”) must satisfy the following criteria
  • No signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have not been exposed to someone that has been ill in 14 days.
  • Live in training location/community for 14 days prior to beginning group training.
  • Take temperature before participating in any soccer activity.
  • There shall be no activities that would require direct or indirect contact between players.
  • Cleaning schedule/protocol of equipment with disinfectant before, during, and after training.
Club Responsibilities
  • Create and distribute protocols to its members
  • Have an effective communication plan in place and identify strategies for working with public health to notify Club officials, youth and their families if the organization learns a participant has developed COVID-19 and may have been infectious to others while at a soccer activity. Confidentiality of the participant must be strictly maintained.
  • Have an action plan in place, in case of a positive test.
  • All return to play activities must be published as being voluntary. For example, if a child chooses not to attend tryouts for Classic teams, the Club must accommodate that child’s return at a later date. Be sensitive and accommodating to players and parents that many be uncomfortable with returning to play too quickly.
  • Train and educate all Club staff to protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations and other necessary information.
  • Develop plans for temporary closure of facilities and to cancel activities to properly disinfect and ensure other adult leaders or youth are not infected.
  • Make sure appropriate infection prevention supplies are present in multiple targeted areas (e.g., hand sanitizer, facial tissues, facial coverings, etc.)
  • All soccer activities must be outdoors.
  • Staff participating in any soccer activity (e.g. player registration) must wear face masks and observe social distancing at all times.
  • Provide adequate field space for social distancing.
  • Provide hand sanitizing stations and waste receptacles at fields.
  • All Club staff and coaches must take their temperature before each soccer activity and report any high or abnormal temperature to the Club prior to participating.
  • Develop a relationship and a dialog with health local officials.