2021-22 Season Covid-19 Mitigation Protocol
- DO NOT PARTICIPATE with symptoms at any training, match or event
- If you are sick, feeling sick or have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, DO NOT ATTEND
- Face Covering is required for all youth players when not in the game.
- Players are recommended to social distance when not playing and to wear face coverings at all times
- Coaches and players are recommended to maintain social distancing during half time, water breaks and at all times when off the field of play
- Coaches and players should maintain “social distancing” in the “bench area” and in between games (i.e. do not congregate in groups on the sidelines and maintain 6 ft. apart from other groups)
- Players and coaches should bring their own hydration and food.
- Do not share water bottles, drinks or food or any personal items
- No spitting will be allowed on the field, sidelines, or anywhere on the event premise
- Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing - recommended into the nape of the elbow
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with hands
- Players or coach should sanitize their hands each time they come off the field and in between each game
- All coaches and players are reminded to launder clothes, uniforms, and vests upon return home
- Away team will be deemed to have won the coin toss
- Anyone with symptoms (fever, cough, etc.) must not attend any event
- Spectators and guests should bring personal hand sanitizer and wipes to the event
- All attendees are recommended to wear a face covering at all times.
- All attendees are recommended to maintain “social distancing” (i.e. do not congregate in groups of 5 (families only) on the sidelines and should try to maintain social distancing
- Everyone is expected to cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing - recommended into the nape of the elbow
- Anyone feeling sick should leave the facility immediately and go home or seek a healthcare facility
- Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with their hands whenever possible
- It is strongly recommended that people over 65 and/or with pre-existing conditions avoid attending
- Anyone with symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, headache, etc.) must not work any event
- All referees should check their temperature prior to leaving for their first game each day
- All referees are recommended to wear face coverings while not on the field of play.
- Referees must cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing - recommended into the nape of the elbow
- Referees should communicate with players and/or coaches while remaining at least 6 feet away; review this with players/coaches prior to match.
- Referees should bring their own hand sanitizer/wipes and liquids and not share gear, snacks, or beverages with anyone
- Physical contact of any kind will be prohibited (i.e. handshakes, “high fives”, etc.)
- May use artificial or electronic noise makers rather than whistles
- All referees should launder clothes and uniforms after activities each day
- No coin toss – away team is deemed to have won the toss.
- Anyone with symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, headache, etc.) must not work game day
- All staff should take their temperature before reporting on game day
- Anyone feeling sick during an event must leave immediately after informing club leadership
- All staff will wear protective gloves when disinfecting the facility
- All staff recommended to wear face coverings throughout the event, changing as needed
- All staff must cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing - recommended into the nape of the elbow
- Assigned staff will be responsible for sanitizing all defined public areas (i.e. porta-john handles/doors, tents, golf carts, etc.)
- Clubs should establish hand-sanitizing stations at easily accessible locations
- Clubs should confirm a contact with their county health department or the state health department for additional guidance to the club’s locality
- Clubs may be more restrictive than but not less restrictive.
The Flu will likely be a bigger player this fall/winter with fewer people masking. Please be aware of this additional risk.