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LEAVENWORTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

LEAVENWORTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

COVID-19

Throughout every phase of Ad Astra, per KSYSA, the Kansas soccer community should:
 Maintaining social distancing
 Practice good hygiene
 Remain home when sick
 Follow isolation and quarantine orders issued by state or local health officers
 Use cloth face masks when leaving their homes
 Continue to clean and disinfect surfaces 

COVID-19 Restrictions


State of Kansas Ad Astra Plan Phase Two Restrictions:
1. No mass gatherings of more than 15 individuals allowed
2. Face Mask or coverings are strongly encouraged in public settings
3. Maintain social distancing of 6 feet between participants
4. Any employee/volunteer (i.e. Coach, Manager, board member, etc.) exhibiting symptoms should be required to stay home.
5. Minimize or avoid nonessential travel

Kansas Youth Soccer Training Restrictions:
 Limited to 15 or less players/coaches/mangers, etc.
 Zero tolerance non-contact policy (coach/player or player/player)
 No spectators allowed
 Must maintain social distancing minimum of 6 feet between participants throughout training
 Practices must be conducted outdoors
 Any players or coaches with any signs or symptoms of Covid-19 are not permitted to participate
 Players/coaches must use hand sanitizer before, during breaks, and after practice
 Players are not allowed to carpool to and from practice
 Players should wear PPEs (masks) when not actively training
 No Congregating Policy for players or parents in parking lots, at drop off zones, at entrance / exit areas of facility, or before or after training session

COVID-19 Recommendations and Responsibilities


Hold Harmless for KSYSA:

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.
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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

Club 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)

Coach Responsibilities:
 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.

Parent Responsibilities:
 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.

Players Responsibilities:

 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.

COVID-19 Return to Play - Partner Guidelines

Milestones:

4 May 2020  State of Kansas and Leavenworth County Plan to reopen - Parks opened with observation of health guidelines (Phase 1)  

18 May 2020 State of Kansas Phase 1.5 - no soccer activity 

19 May 2020 Kansas Rec and Park Association Guidelines for Soccer published guidelines.  The full document is available in the Covid-19 Links.  On page 6, soccer guidelines were discussed for Phases 2-4. Phase 2 is illustrated below.





19 May 2020 Kansas State Youth Soccer Association put out Return to Play Guidelines for the announced opening of Phase 2 on Friday, May 22 at noon. The full document as well as FAQ is available in the Covid-19 Links. 

22 May 2020 at noon  LUSC program will return to play following National, State, State Association, County and local guidelines.

Contact

LEAVENWORTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION
3300 14th Street 
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

Phone: 913-651-3800
Email: [email protected]

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