Return to Play Guidelines
In accordance with COVID-19 order no 43 issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on July 6, 2020, with amendments to supporting documentation issued on August 13, 2020 by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), Mass Youth Soccer and local governing bodies have determined the need to require specific modifications in order for Soccer to be continued to be played as a Moderate Risk Sport under the expansion of Phase III, Levels 1, 2, and 3.
Updated Return to Play Guidelines and modifications for all Aztec-Azzurri on-field soccer activities are - as of August 17, 2020 - in effect. Aztec-Azzurri requires all players and families to read, understand and conduct themselves in accordance with our Return to Field Guidelines.
Implementing the Return to Play Guidelines requires a cooperative effort between coaches, players, and parents/guardians.
▶︎ MASS YOUTH SOCCER GUIDELINES: Below are condensed versions of the Return to Play materials that Aztec will be following. CLICK HERE to review the Mass Youth Soccer Return to Soccer Guidelines that our organization will be following throughout the phased return to play.
▶︎ OPTIONAL PLAY POLICY: Returning to on-field play is a personal and individual decision. Aztec supports those who choose not to participate because they feel uncomfortable for any reason.
▶︎ WHAT TO BRING: Soccer ball labeled with player’s name; Water bottle labeled with player’s name; Hand sanitizer; Face covering, in the event physical distancing of 6 feet can not be maintained.
▶︎ DISCLAIMER: Participants, parents, family and spectators taking part in soccer and soccer related activities do so with the knowledge of risk and potential exposure involved. In doing so they agree to accept any and all inherent risks to their personal health.
In an effort to assist our players, coaches and parents with their efforts to return to play after the recent suspension of activities, Mass Youth Soccer has provided the following additional online resources.
- Reopening Massachusetts
- Center for Disease Control - Coronavirus Disease 2019
- CDC Considerations for Youth Sports
- CDC Guide to Mass Gatherings
- CDC List of people in high risk categories
- EPA Recommended Disinfectants
- WHO Handwashing Video
- FIFA COVID-19 Resources
- US Soccer Frequently Asked Questions
- US Soccer Play On
- US Soccer Recognize to Recover - COVID 19 and Mental Health
- US Youth Soccer Return to Activity Notice
COVID-19 REPORTING FORM
Any Aztec Player that tests positive for COVID-19 must complete the Aztec Reporting Form (click here).