RETURN TO PLAY COACH & PLAYER PROCESSES
(Note: The club has developed macro processes for facilities that are not listed here)
COACHES GUIDE TO PLAYER RECONDITIONING - CLICK HERE
This will assist coaches in reconditioning players for return to play assisting with injury prevention through proper warm-up protocols (advisement from LifeMotion, WSA Medical Partner).
FIRST FIVE – VIGILANCE: Coaches please be attentive during the first five minutes of your session. If you notice any symptoms of infection please ask the player to return to their car and then let player know you’ll follow up with them that night.
COVID19 SYMPTOMS: shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, fatigue, aches/pains, Diarrhea
PLAYER SCREENING: WSA has added a COVID19 Survey to the pre-registration process and administrators will screen that information and inform any appropriate coaching staff of a player who reports contact or symptoms related to COVID19 via several questions on the survey. Temperatures will not be checked. We have discovered that outdoor temperature taking is inaccurate and been advised it may not be the best indicator of symptoms of COVID19, in addition to concerns that safety protocols needed to ensure the temperature taking process itself is not conducive to transmission of disease.
PLAYER MASKS: Masks can be worn upon entering and leaving the training grounds. Once the session begins it is required that masks are removed and stored safely (per authoritative instruction above us on safe practices). Players should wash masks at night to reuse the next day. The Side masks are available for purchase on this site ($10/mask).
PLAYER SHARING – WATER & GEAR: Players are not allowed to share their water bottles, or sports drinks. This is strictly prohibited. Parents are expected to remind players. Coaches are expected to be attentive to this. Team advocates (parent managers, treasurers, assistant staff and admin staff) are encouraged to permeate the team setting with reminders about NOT SHARING water bottles.
DISTANCING ON FIELDS: RULE OF 45. We will abide by a rule of no more than 45 players per field, no more than 23 players per half of a field. This creates allowance for up to 5 staff per field.
DISTANCING ON FIELDS: PARENTS: We’d like to encourage where possible to “DROP OFF” players and remain in cars. We do understand that during “open sessions” this can be a significant decision-making process, and we understand parents who wish to be near the field to look after their child during this time. If the parent is not needed for any decision making process, we appreciate parents staying in cars and away from the field.
DISTANCING IN DRILLS: 2 YARD MARKERS. For any passing patterns, warm-up routines, or drills that require a “staging” area between and before reps, please use an additional set of markers to create a 2-YARD Marker between rep initiation and rep waiting.
DISTANCING SOCIALLY: ELIMINATE: Team Huddles to begin or end sessions. Any type of “dogpile” that may be celebratory or social.
CLEANLINESS ON TRAINING GROUND: TRAINING BIBS 1/PLAYER: Issue only one training bib per player during your session. Ask the player to maintain their bib the entire session. At session end place bib in a bag you know is labeled “used”. Do not reissue that bib in a subsequent session. Wash bibs that night. Repeat.
CLEANLINESS ON TRAINING GROUND: SOCCER BALL & GOALKEEPER: Since soccer players do not handle the ball this will not be an issue, except for GK training. In GK Training a new ball should be cycled every 30 minutes or the soccer balls being used will need to be washed or disinfected. The GK trainers will advise players to NOT “spit on gloves” and will provide water spray bottles to help gloves retain their. “stickiness”. For Field Player training sessions, please use “kick-ins” for all restarts instead of throw-ins.
CLEANILINESS ON TRAINING GROUND: THE HIGH BOW: Please reinvent the club greeting which was a handshake expectation of all players prior to departure and upon arrival. Reinvent this with a “HIGH-BOW” which is a touching of elbows. Also, ask players to eliminate any “high fives” during play.
RETURN TO PLAY SAFELY: RECONDITIONING: Please see this link for videos on proper warm-up. Reminder that your players are NOT conditioned at the moment for full game play. To help avoid overuse injuries, over exertion injuries, and simple lack of coordination from too long away, please review this information.
HAND SANITIZER: If you can get your hands on hand sanitizer please bring to training and offer when players arrive and depart.
CLUB RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOL FROM WSA COVID19 TASK FORCE (revised May 15, 2020)
GENERAL PUBLIC STANDARDS:
Please observe all posted signage.
Restroom Max Occupancy is 3 People.
Please observe these posted signs to esablish a "wait in line" process.
Parents please consider waiting in your car after dropping your player off. If you need to be a part of the Open Session and team formation process on behalf of your child this is understood.
CLUBS MORE COMPREHENSIVE STAY SAFE PROTOCOLS PLAN
Revised May 15, 2020 per guidance from authorities.
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