Return To Play - Coach 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.
Coach Responsibilities
  • Ensure the health and safety of all players
  • Before each soccer activity a Coach must organize “stations” for each player at or around the bench area that are at least 6 feet apart in which players must keep all of their belongings. This can be done with cones. They shall be required to return only to their “station” only during breaks.
  • Before each soccer activity ask all players how the athletes are feeling and whether they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. cough, fever, or loss of taste or smell). Also ask when their temperature.
  • If the athlete has any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, they should be sent home and instructed to contact their healthcare provider.
  • Follow all state and local health protocols and ensure social distancing at all times including team meetings/talks before during and after soccer activities.
  • Ensure all athletes have their individual equipment (ball, water, bag etc.)
  • Coach is the only person to handle all training equipment (e.g. cones, disk, flags, etc.)
  • Wear a face mask, when not actively coaching, maintain social distance requirements from players based on state and local health requirements.
  • The use of scrimmage vest or pinnies is prohibited.
  • Have fun, stay positive – players and parents are looking to you to stay calm, supportive and caring during this time.