RETURN TO PLAY - SUMMER 2020

PVSC is planning to return to our fields for Small Group Training / Summer 2020 sessions the week of June 1st. We will be following the advice and directives of our local and state officials. All coaches and trainers will be educated and informed on PVSC Guidelines, Protocols, and Safety Measures as it pertains to the new training environment. Local and state guidelines will be executed in order to maximize the safety of all participants. The club will stay in accordance with the CDC recommendations regarding sanitizing, social distancing, and any other safety precautions.

 

Below are guidelines, protocols and safety measures that we have initiated to ensure the safety of our players, coaches and parents.

 

Parent Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the child is healthy, check your child’s temperature prior to any training session.

  • Limited or no carpooling.

  • Encouraged to stay in the car or adhere to social distance requirements, based on state and local health requirements, when wearing a mask outside of your car.

  • Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every training session.

  • Ensure all equipment, cleats, ball, shin guards, etc. are sanitized before and after every training.

  • Notify the club immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.

  • Be sure your child has necessary sanitizer with them at every training.

 

Player Responsibilities:

  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.

  • Bring and use hand sanitizer at every training.

  • Encouraged to wear a mask before and immediately after all training.

  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, snack, or bag.

  • Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.

  • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every training.

  • No group celebrations, no high 5’s, hugs, handshake, etc.

 

Coach and Trainer Responsibilities:

  • Coaches are to be temperature scanned upon arrival of the park.

  • Ensure the health and safety of the athletes.

  • Inquire how the athletes are feeling, send them home should you believe they act or look ill.

  • Follow all state and local health protocols.

  • Ensure all athletes have their individual equipment (ball, water, bag, etc).

  • Coach is the only person to handle cones, discs, etc.

  • Encourage all training outdoors and ensure social distancing per state or local health guidelines.

  • Encouraging to wear a face mask, when not actively and maintain social distance requirements for the players based on state and local health requirements.

  • Have fun, stay positive – players and parents are looking to you to stay calm, supportive, caring during this time.

  • The use of a scrimmage vest or bib is not recommended at this time.

  • Players will be placed in no more than groups of 10. 

  • 3 Training groups per full Field.

 

Our Club Responsibilities:

  • Create and distribute protocols to its members.

  • Have an effective communication plan in place; identify strategies for working with public health to notify adult leaders, youth, and their families if the organization learns a participant or adult leader has developed COVID-19 and may have been infectious to others while at a youth activity, while maintaining confidentiality.

  • Be sensitive and accommodating to parents who may be uncomfortable with a return to play, too quickly.

  • Have an action plan in place, in case of a positive test.

  • Train and educate all staff on protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations, and other necessary information.

  • Be prepared to shut down and stop operations. Develop plans for temporary closure of indoor facilities or outdoor activities or camps to properly disinfect and ensure other adult leaders or youth are not infected.

  • Provide adequate field space for social distancing.

  • Provide hand sanitizing stations and waste receptacles at fields.

  • Develop a relationship and a dialog with local health officials (identify Risk Tolerance).

Pre Training:

  1. Ensure your child is healthy! Please check their temperature prior to training.

  2. Ensure all equipment, cleats, ball, shin guards, bags are sanitized before every training session.

  3. Form a car line specified by field number, ENTER and EXIT signs will be visible per designated Field number.

  4. The players will remain in the carline at the entrance until instructed by the staff to check in.

  5. Players are encouraged to wear a mask until the beginning of the training

  6. Each Players Body Temperature will be checked with a contactless thermo scanner.

  7. Players will be directed to designated equipment drop off and directed to his/her respective coach.

  8. We encourage parents/families to remain in the car or adhere to social distance requirements, based on state and local health requirements. If you are watching training, you are encouraged to wear a mask if outside of your car. 

Training:

  1. Players will be asked to keep a safe social distance at all times, no less than 6 feet.

  2. Players will refrain from contact with other players and their equipment.

  3. Players will keep social distance during Water breaks “Drink your own water”

  4. Players will need permission to go to the Bathroom.

  5. Players will be directed to the Medical Trainer for any type of injury or exhaustion reason.

  6. Players will be released from training by the Coaching Staff. 

Post Training:

  1. Players will remain at their designated equipment area until Parent arrives

  2. Players will gather their equipment and follow the exit Sign for pick up

  3. Hand Sanitizing Stations will be available before pick up, be sure to use them post training.

  4. Players will wear mask post training until picked up

  5. Players are asked to leave the park promptly to allow the next group of players arrival. 

  6. Ensure all equipment, cleats, ball, shin guards, etc. are sanitized after every training.

  7. Notify the club immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason

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