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***Updated*** Back to Play Protocols and Training Schedule

By Invaders Staff, 06/12/20, 3:00PM EDT

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Invaders FC is planning to return to our fields for Training/Summer 2020 sessions starting June 14th. We will be following the directives of our local and state officials.  All coaches will be educated and informed on Invaders FC 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. 

 

PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure the child is healthy, check your child’s temperature prior to any training session.
  • Limited or no carpooling.
  • Parents must remain in their cars during training sessions.
  • 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 your own 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.
  • Each player is required to bring their own water bottle.
  • No group celebrations, no high 5’s, hugs, handshake, etc.

 

 

COACH RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coaches will have their temperatures taken prior to arrival at the park.
  • If the athletes are feeling or looking ill, they will be sent home.
  • 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.
  • The use of a scrimmage vest or bib is not recommended at this time. Each player will be required to have their training shirt on and bring their uniforms to use in lieu of bibs.
  • 3 Training groups per full Field maximum.

 

 

OUR CLUB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 outdoor activities or camps to properly disinfect and ensure other adult leaders or youth are not infected.
  • Provide adequate field space for social distancing.
  • Develop a relationship and a dialog with local health officials (identify Risk Tolerance).

 

TRAINING PROTOCOL

 

PRE TRAINING

  • Ensure your child is healthy! Please check their temperature prior to training.
  • Ensure all equipment, cleats, ball, shin guards, bags are sanitized before every training session.
  • Players are encouraged to wear a mask until the beginning of the training.
  • Players will proceed to designated equipment drop off and directed to his/her respective coach.
  • Parents/families must remain in the car. Parents will not be permitted on the fields or sidelines or sidewalk.
  • Players will enter at the designated locations.

 

TRAINING

  • Players will refrain from contact with other players and their equipment.
  • Players will keep social distance during Water breaks “Drink your own water”. No sharing.
  • Players will need permission to go to the Bathroom.
  • Players will be released from training by the Coaching Staff.

 

POST TRAINING

  • Players will exit at designated locations.
  • Players should use their own Hand Sanitizer immediately after training.
  • Players will wear a mask post training until picked up.
  • Players are asked to leave the park promptly to allow the next group of players to arrive.
  • Ensure all equipment, cleats, ball, shin guards, etc. are sanitized after every training.
  • Notify the club immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.