Spring 2021 team training protocol has been created to fit inside the local authorities guidelines around youth sports.
Selecting large facilities to allow for maximum distancing.
Strictly limiting attendance to players and staff (i.e. prohibiting spectators from attending).
Capping each field’s occupancy to 50 people.
Strategically scheduling training/practices to allow for entry/exit protocols and safe transitions.
Prohibiting “on deck” training participants from even entering the property until the existing participants have left
Limiting check-in to 15 mins prior to a training (and prohibiting early check in).
Requiring players to arrive outfitted in all their gear and without bags to minimize to need to congregate or change clothes.
Requiring and providing all players and staff to wear a mask or face shield at all times (even while playing) when social distancing can not be observed.
Closing water fountains and requiring players to bring prefilled water bottles.
Posting signs reminding participants of the rules, including: masks required, max occupancy at each field (50), and social distancing.
Requiring coaches and staff to clean and disinfect any shared equipment (and discouraging sharing equipment).
Requiring participants to bring their own hand sanitizer.
Frequently cleaning and sanitizing high-traffic areas such as entrances, exits, check-in tables and restrooms.
Prohibiting handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps and group celebrations.
Prohibiting staff and players who have any symptoms of COVID-19 from participating. Participants who have reported any symptoms within the past 14 days are not allowed to participate.
Requiring staff and players to practice healthy hygiene including washing their hands frequently and covering their sneezes and coughs.
Discouraging (via advance e-mail) any person, including players, at risk for severe illness or with serious from attending.
Communicating (in advance, via e-mail) all rules so participants will be prepared.
Appointing a sanitizing team who is tasked with monitoring compliance with all of the above.
Bathrooms – Each field will have its own portable bathroom – there will be no shared bathrooms between fields and no one will be allowed to access fields other than their own. Each bathroom will be disinfected in between games.