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Return to Soccer Activities Guidelines for Players & Parents

By Jamie Gibson, 08/17/20, 9:30AM EDT



Return to Play Guidelines for Easton Soccer

Return to Soccer Activities Guidelines for Players

  • No sign or Symptoms of COVID-19 during the past 14 days or been exposed to anyone that has been ill.
  • Take temperature daily (see information outlining this in the parent’s section).
  • Practice and encourage proper hygiene, washing hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds at a time. Use alcohol based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol).
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or sleeves, do not use your hands. Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth) with unwashed hands.  
  • Have your own hand sanitizer with you.
  • Wear a face covering before and immediately after each training session or game.
  • For non-contact practices face gaiters, bandanas and face coverings that attach around the ears will be acceptable. For games and contact practices, only a face covering which attaches around the ears will be allowed, so as not to cause any injury if accidentally tugged or pulled on. No around the head or neck face coverings will be permitted during contact play.
  • Practice physical distancing on the sidelines. When sitting on the sidelines you should be 6’ from the next player and wear a mask as much as possible. Your belongings should remain in your space when not in use.
  • Bring your own equipment (Ball, GK Gloves (if required), shin guards, jacket etc.) Do not touch anyone else’s equipment.
  • Bring your own water bottle, snack, and hand sanitizer. Do not touch anyone else’s belongings as sharing will not be permitted.
  • Wash and sanitize your equipment before and after each training.
  • No group celebrations, hugs, handshakes, fist bumps, etc

Return to Soccer Activities Guidelines for Parents

  • Ensure your child’s health. Take temperature daily. The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that the “normal” body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness. 
  • If your child has any symptoms, even mild ones, public health urges you to stay home and isolate until: 
    • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (without the use of medicine) AND • Other symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) have improved AND 
    • At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared. 
    • Anyone in your household that you have had close contact with (within six feet for approximately 10 minutes) should self-quarantine for 14 days, even if you haven’t been tested for COVID-19. 
    • Notify the club immediately if your child has become sick. • Adhere to physical/social distance requirements posted by the organization. These are based on state and local requirements. When at training, wear a face covering if you are outside of your car. 
    • Ensure that your child has a water bottle, equipment (ball and GK Gloves if necessary), light and dark shirt (no shared scrimmage vests will be provided). 
    • Ensure your child’s personal equipment, cleats, balls, shin guards etc. are cleaned and sanitized before and after every training. 
    • Ensure your child’s clothing is washed after every session. • Do not assist the coach with equipment before or after a training session. 
    • No carpooling with other members of the team. 
    • Be sure your child has necessary sanitizer with them at every session. 
    • Ensure athletes arrive dressed for practice and leave immediately after practice. No recreational play, or loitering is allowed. 
    • If you prefer that your child wear a mask during games or practices permitting contact, make sure the mask is not considered “dangerous equipment” under the laws of the game. A mask or face covering that wraps around the head or head and neck (i.e. gaiter) will be considered dangerous equipment. A mast that fits over the ears only will be considered safe to wear.