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COVID 19 RTP PROTOCOLS & Updates

Washington Youth Soccer has provided guidelines for Clubs, Coaches and Players.

Please refer to WYS Gameday Protocols and Safety Plan found HERE.
For the most up to date Covid protocols, please see the WYS page as we follow all mandates as directed by them. 

June 2nd 2021 update found HERE

 

CURRENT PHASE 3 REGIONS: ALL 

Governor Inslee announced on May 13 that all counties would progress to Phase 3 as of May 18, with the goal of full reopening by June 30. For more information on the Roadmap to Recovery, see the original announcement. Updated sporting guidelines were released on June 2.

Loose notes per that latest release, mostly regarding fully vaccinated individuals:

– the guidelines have not changed for U12 and under. They still require masks during trainings. 

– fully vaccinated players, coaches, and spectators no longer have to wear masks (assuming the field providers give their okay)

– this goes into effect immediately 

– once June 30th rolls around and the mask mandate is lifted, no more masks for anyone are required unless field providers require it


Our home fields will have designated areas for players and spectators of each team during matches. Please see the field maps for details. 

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Club Responsibilities:

WYS Gameday Protocols and Safety Plan

  • By registering your team to the league, the club and their teams, coaches, players, and parents agree to follow all league protocols, policies, and responsibilities.

  • Create and distribute field maps on club website that have entrance and exits clearly marked, and home and away sidelines. Send to opponents.

  • Provide WYS/Opponents with any rules that are specific to your fields to be shared with visiting teams.

  • Club will create diagram of field setup with regard to location of spectators and players, as field and locations

    vary, each field setup needs to follow social distancing guidelines.

  • Post signs at their field(s) that clearly mark the entrances and exits (if a multi-field complex).

  • All clubs are responsible for providing their coaching staff/managers hand sanitizer.

  • Home clubs are responsible for field setup and sanitization of all equipment at the beginning of the day, and in

    between games.

  • All clubs are responsible for keeping attendance for which players are at every game.

  • 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 as per law.

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

  • Train and educate all staff to 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 outdoor activities to

    allow for contact tracing procedures and quarantine as needed.

  • Provide adequate field space for social distancing.

  • Clubs will publish all relevant materials, including this League Protocol, on their website.

  • Clubs will forward by email to coaches, players, and parents all league protocols, policies, and expectations

    around game day.

  • Clubs will email their referee group about all league protocols, policies, and expectations around game day.

  • Clubs will communicate any cancelations or shutdowns as quickly as possible to all team administrators and club

    leadership.

  • Clubs will designate a COVID-19 contact person for any positive cases to communicate with opposing teams and

    referee assignor should a case arise around a game weekend.

  • Clubs should communicate with coaches, players and parents that COVID-19 protocols will follow local public

    health and CDC guidelines.

  • Clubs will communicate with opponents if their field location has additional restictions, especially spectator limits.



Coach Responsibilities:

    • No coach that is sick or has signs or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should attend.

    • Always wear a face mask, maintain physical distance requirements from players (>6 feet) based on state and

      local health requirements.

    • Use hand sanitizer before and after interacting with your team.

    • Make sure that your team has left the field within 5 minutes of the game ending.

    • Make sure the home team provides 3 balls per half that have been sanitized. Game balls from 1st half can be

      sanitized by the home team at half time.

    • Clustering of players should be avoided. There should be no gathering and socializing before or after the game

      by players. Coaches should not assemble their teams closely together for instruction; players should be spaced

      at least 6 feet apart for team meetings or instruction.

    • No handshakes or fist bumps during or after the game.

    • Read out player names and numbers off the gameday/roster for game check-in to the referee.

    • Leave game day paperwork for referee pickup, no hand off allowed.

 

Player Responsibilities:

  • Mask should be worn at all times, during games, at check-in, while on the bench, and during halftime.

  • No player that is sick or has signs or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should attend.

  • Cannot enter the field area until previous teams have left the field. Entry and exit points will be marked.

  • Masks should be worn by players to and from the field.

  • Soccer bags should be placed at least 6 feet apart from one another.

  • Use hand sanitizer before and after the game.

  • Clustering of players should be avoided. There should be no gathering and socializing before or after the game

    by players. Coaches should not assemble their teams closely together for instruction; players should be spaced

    at least 6 feet apart for team meetings or instruction.

  • No handshakes or fist bumps during or after the game.



Parent/Guardian Responsibilities:

     

    • Locations with a single field, maximum 200 including spectators. League could change if rules are not followed.

    • Spectators must wear masks at all times.

    • For facilities or complexes with more than one field or area of play a maximum of 75 people allowed per field or

      area of play, including spectators.

    • All spectators of different households are to remain physically distant, 6 feet or more, as much as possible.

    • Drop player off no earlier than 30 minutes prior to kickoff.

    • Do not loiter around field. Avoid gathering of people.

    • No parent/guardian/caregiver or player that is sick or has signs or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should

      attend.

    • Spectators should not touch any game day equipment, including balls, cones, goals, etc.



    Case of Infection:

    When an athlete/coach is diagnosed with COVID-19:

    • Have the player stay home.

    • If the infected player was in contact with their team or an opposing team within 48 hours of when symptoms

      first started or within 48 hours of when the diagnostic test was performed (whichever was earlier), have the team quarantine – contact each of the parents/guardians that “someone” on the team has tested positive for the virus (do not reveal name of infected individual) or that someone on an opposing team was possibly infectious when they played in the game. It is recommended each of these players should also be tested for COVID-19.

    • If the infected player played in a game with their team within 48 hours of diagnosis or start of symptoms, Club COVID Contact must notify the opposing team immediately – have opposing team quarantine (COVID test recommended).

    • Infected player cannot return to practice or games until they have written medical clearance from their physician.

    • Disinfectant all equipment.

      In additional to the above, When a coach has come in contact with or is infected with COVID-19:

    • Get tested and stay home.

    • Contact your club immediately.

    • Inform the team – if you have maintained social distance from all your players,

      players do not necessarily need to get tested but may choose to.

    • Infected coach cannot return to practice or games until they have written medical clearance from their

      physician.

    • Disinfect all equipment.






    KNOW YOUR ROLE! KNOW THE PROTOCOLS. The following best practices are intended to offer guidance to our Washington Youth Soccer community. Adherence to these considerations and recommendations does not ensure immunity from exposure.

    Field Maps for Games

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    Federal Way WA 98003 
       

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