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Rec Soccer Return to Play Guidelines

For SYC General Guidelines: *Read SYC General Return to Play Guidelines and Updates.

SYC OUTDOOR SPORTS COVID POLICY (games/meets and/or tournaments hosted by SYC):

1.  Masks are highly encouraged but NOT REQUIRED for all spectators/coaches/volunteers/referees that have been fully vaccinated. This is consistent with the Governor’s guidance. 
2.  Players may choose to wear masks or not wear masks while playing.  That is a family decision. 
3.  No sharing of personal equipment (water bottles, gloves, etc.)
4.  Recommend wiping down playing equipment (balls, etc.) at least twice a game (beginning and halftime or between quarters/periods).
5.  Players/spectators/volunteers do not show up more than one-half hour before game time.
6.  Teams/volunteers/spectators are to vacate the playing field within 15 minutes of the end of the contest.

7.  Report any positive COVID cases associated with youth sports to the SYC Office Manager (still a County requirement).

SYC OUTDOOR COVID POLICY (SYC teams attending games/meets/tournaments hosted by other clubs/venues):

Traveling SYC Teams will follow the established COVID policies of the host club/venue while participating in their games/meets/tournaments.

Please note this policy/guidance is fluid.  The SYC RTP Committee will re-visit SYC’s COVID Policy/Guidance and adjust accordingly, as state COVID guidance is updated.

If you have any questions, please email the SYC Return-to-Play Committee at return2play@sycva.com

For Specific Sport Guidelines, see below. 

NOTE: Not following any part of this policy will cause the games, or the entire season, to be stopped and discontinued until such time as the Governor’s guidance changes.

DAILY CHECK-INS Required.

General

Follow all SYC general SYC Return to Play Guidelines:

  • Sign Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.
  • Compete daily health check-in to participate in any practice or game.
  • If SFL is cancelled,  alternative plans will be made for these age groups.

PHASE 2

  • Practice can be conducted for up to 50 players per field.
  • Arrive not more than 15 minutes early.
  • Follow signage posted at field.
  • Complete daily health check-in online before arriving at field.
  • Check in with the R2P Monitors, they will be wearing green pinnies.
  • R2P Monitors will check to confirm daily check-ins are completed, monitor social distancing, mask compliance, sanitizing protocol, etc. A $25 credit will be issued for R2P Monitor volunteers.
  • Bring own gear if possible – keep separate on sidelines.
  • Optional masks for players – Coaches are required to wear masks.
  • Maintain 10 foot distance.
  • Drills and exercises allowed, but no scrimmage or games.
  • Gear sanitized before, during breaks, and after practice.
  • Coaches only can place and pick-up cones, goals, and other shared gear.
  • Spectators – keep distance of at least 15 feet or stay in/near vehicles. Wear mask when traveling to and from field.
  • Questions – address Coach, R2P Monitor, League Director, Rec Commissioner on field or by email.

PHASE 3

  • Practice can be conducted for up to 250 players per field.
  • U6-U19: scrimmages and games allowed.
  • Arrive not more than 15 minutes early, except games arrive 30 minutes early to allow check-in and warm up.
  • Follow signage on field.
  • Complete daily health check-in online before arriving at field.
  • Check in with the R2P Monitors, they will be wearing green pinnies.
  • R2P Monitors will check to confirm daily health check-ins are completed ,monitor social distancing, mask compliance, sanitizing protocol, etc. A $25credit will be issued for R2P Monitor volunteers.
  • Bring own gear if possible – keep separate on sidelines.
  • Games – bring own water – snacks and keep separate.
  • Optional masks for players – Coaches are required to wear masks.
  • Maintain 6-foot distance for practices.
  • Scrimmage and games are allowed.
  • No handshake or hand contact at end of game; wave/salute of respect encouraged.
  • Gear sanitized before, during breaks, and after practices/games.
  • Coaches places/picks up cones, mini goals, other shared gear.
  • Spectators – maintain 15 feet from sidelines and spread out if not family members – where practicable dotted/dashed lines will be added to sidelines
  • Preferable for spectators to bring own seating.
  • May be additional HSGHSL rules.
  • Questions – address Coach, R2P Monitors, League Director, Rec Commissioner.

Communication

REFUNDS

  • Refunds according to pro-rated season if changes occur mid-season to cancel play.
  • Credit for following season may be allowed depending on circumstances.