Spring 2021
Game Schedule & COVID-19 Protocols

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MATCH / PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT PROTOCOLS

The following general protocols are in place for all FYSA activities.  These protocols and procedures are designed to represent common-sense best practices that will limit exposure to COVID-19 during our programming.  FYSA’s number one priority is to establish an environment that is safe for all players, parents, and coaches using these guidelines. Please note that FYSA may be required to change these guidelines to evolving County guidelines to keep the season going.

  • Schedules will include a buffer time between games to allow for egress and ingress between games.
  • No pre-game group cheers, no post-game handshakes between teams, no sharing of water between players, and no group goal celebrations or high fives.
  • Players should be screened by parents before coming to events for COIVD symptoms. Anyone showing symptoms may be sent home.
  • Players are recommended to use hand sanitizer before and after every practice and game.
  • Coaches will be required to wear masks whenever possible while on bench areas near players.

Players will be allowed normal physical contact during play.  However, physical distancing measures will be taken outside of play.

When should Physical Distancing Occur?

  • Water Breaks – Every player will have their own designated hydration area that will be 10 feet from the nearest player.
  • Group Talks – Coaches must make sure players keep their 10 feet distance while delivering any group talks.
  • Arriving and Departing the field – Players must maintain their 10-foot distance and not walk shoulder to shoulder.

 

GUIDELINES FOR PLAYERS

  • Cannot be feeling sick or have a temperature of 100.4 or more.
  • Players may not attend FYSA events if they have been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Each player is responsible for their own water, ball, and hand sanitizer.
  • Players may not share water.
  • Avoid touching soccer balls with their uncovered hands when possible.
  • Must follow physical distancing protocols when not playing, should wear masks arriving and departing the fields and when on the sidelines not actively playing.
  • Use hand sanitizer before and after each session.
  • High fives, handshakes, hugs, and any other greeting or celebration that involves contact, are not permitted.
  • Players are not required to wear a mask during matches or practices, but we ask that they wear one while walking to and from the fields.

GUIDELINES FOR COACHES

  • Any coach with a temperature of 100.4 or more, or feels sick cannot attend an FYSA session.
  • Any coach who has been in close contact to COVID-19 may not participate until following the Return to Play protocol.
  • Must wear a mask when within 10 feet of a player.
  • Sanitize hands before and after each session.
  • Ensure any shared equipment is washed or sanitized between uses.

 

GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS

  • Administer a temperature check to your player before attending an FYSA event. Must keep child at home if they are feeling sick or have a temperature of 100.4 or more.
  • Must practice social distancing if attending matches. All households must maintain a distance of 10 feet when at an event.
  • If attending an FYSA event all attendees must wear a face covering or mask.
  • Make sure your child has the recommended items.
  • Must notify your team coach if your child has tested positive for COVID-19 or is required to quarantine for a period of time.
  • Help your player arrive on time and exit promptly after each FYSA event to avoid contact with others from earlier or later events.

 

RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS

These Protocols are intended to guide decision-making regarding players, coaches, and staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19, are exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for or is displaying signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in order to mitigate the risk of disease transmission.

Return to Play Following Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Infection:

Symptomatic player, coach, or volunteer with a suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection cannot attend any FYSA related events or activities until:

  • At least ten (10) days have passed since symptoms first appeared, AND
  • At least twenty-four (24) hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medication, AND other symptoms have improved.

Return to Play Following Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Who Have Not Had Any Symptoms:

Player, coach, or volunteer with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have not had any symptoms cannot attend any FYSA related events or activities until:

  • At least ten (10) days have passed since the date of your first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, AND
  • You continue to have no symptoms since the test.  If symptoms develop, then management should be guided according to symptomatic individuals as listed above.

 

Return to Play Following Exposure to a Suspected or Diagnosed COVID-19 Infection

Any asymptomatic player, coach, or volunteer who has come in close contact with an individual with a suspected or diagnosed case of COVID-19 is restricted from participation in any FYSA related events or activities for at least ten (10) days and a laboratory-confirmed negative COVID-19 test or fourteen (14) days and no demonstration of symptoms of the illness.

If the player, coach, or staff member is asymptomatic after fourteen (14) days since the last exposure, they can return to FYSA events or activities.  Here, “close contact” means any one of the following:

  • Providing care for a sick person with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
  • Living in the same household as an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
  • Being within six (6) feet of an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection for fifteen (15) minutes or more.

OR:

  • Having exposure to respiratory secretions from an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection (e.g., being coughed or sneezed on, sharing water bottle or utensils, kissing, etc.).
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