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The information in these RTP documents(see links) are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content, including any text, graphics, images, and information, are provided for general informational purposes only. The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, Kansas Youth Soccer makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the completeness of this information. Further, you should seek advice from medical professionals and/or public health officials if you have specific questions about your return to training and eventually competition. Given the changing pandemic environment, these guidelines may change at any time. Additional guidelines will follow as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.
Kansas Youth Soccer Members & Club Recommendations:
Assign a COVID-19 Safety Officer (LUSC Director for summer LUSC practice/tryouts/training) who will communicate policy club-wide to coaching staff, parents and players, and provide regular updates and reminders
Assign each team a coordinator to oversee compliance at the team level during training
Provide coaches and team coordinators with PPEs (masks) and sanitizing products
Communicate immediately with the local health department in the event of a confirm COVID19 case within a team and cancel all training sessions for that team and any team associated with that coach.
Schedule training sessions so that one team/group is able to conclude and depart prior to the next team / group arriving, avoiding high traffic times
Establish designated drop off and pick up zones for each field
Kansas Youth Soccer Coach Guidelines:
Wear PPEs (masks) at all times
Limit equipment brought to practice, disinfecting all equipment before / after use
Do not allow players to share pennies, other equipment, or water bottles
Encourage players to bring their own balls to training
Require parents to confirm their child is symptom free before attending training
Report confirmed cases of COVID-19 to member organization immediately and cease training
Compliance with all local and state guidelines
Kansas Youth Soccer’s Introduction of Club, Coach, and Player Principles & Responsibilities
Create and distribute protocols to its members. (1) Leavenworthsoccer.org website, (2) email with link
Contact insurers to ensure all coverages.
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 that many be uncomfortable with returning to play too quickly.
Have an action plan in place, in case of a positive test: Parent report to TeamMGR/Coach report to LUSC Director.
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 to cancel 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 health local officials. (Identify Risk Tolerance)
Ensure the health and safety of the Athletes.
Inquire how the athletes are feeling, send them home should you believed 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, disk etc.
All training outdoors and ensure social distancing per state or local health guidelines.
Always wear a face mask, when not actively coaching, maintain social distance requirements from players based on state and local health requirements.
Have fun, stay positive – players and parents are looking to you to stay calm, supportive and caring during this time. The use of scrimmage vest/Bibs is not recommended at this time (Phase 2, until further notice)
LUSC adds - players will stand with bag atleast 6 feet apart down field sideline, starting at the far end and filling in. Coaches will dismiss players a few at a time to help maintain distancing at end of practice.
Ensure child is healthy, check your child’s temperature daily.
Limited or no carpooling.
Stay in car or adhere to social distance requirements, based on state and local health requirements, when at training wear mask if outside 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 club/Coach immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.
Do not assist coach with equipment before or after training.
Be sure your child has necessary sanitizer with them at every training.
LUSC adds - please park in every other space when in parking lot to help kids maintain distance. For those parallel parking, distance is ok, DMV says distance is roughly 25 feet.
Take temperature daily.
Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
Bring and use, hand sanitizer with you to every training.
Wear 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, handshakes etc.
LUSC adds - players will enter practice area by walking down sideline of field, and pause 6 feet a part from next player, and place bag on sideline to mark spot. Start at the far end and filling in. Coaches will dismiss players a few at a time to help maintain distancing at end of practice.