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Return to Play Guidelines

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Governor Charlie Baker’s administration released standards for organized adult and youth sports to resume limited practices during Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan.

Soccer Is Under NO CONTACT Restrictions during Phase 2. Training will focus on technical training and conditioning.

In preparation for our return to on-field activity, Aztec Soccer Club has released Return-to-Play Guidelines and Responsibilities. 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.


    Here are the general rules that adhere to Phase 2 requirements.

    • 10 maximum in group (includes coaches)
    • Separate groups by at least 10 yards
    • Coach is a dedicated coach for that group
    • Group stays together at all times during practice
    • Six feet of separation at all times for players
    • No physical contact of any kind
    • No scrimmages, skill practice only
    • Face covering on all coaches and anyone on sidelines
    • Players can remove face masks while on field/practice (provided they are six feet apart)
    • No spectators should congregate (please stay in your cars)
    • Players should arrive dressed and ready
    • All must achieve proper hand hygiene before and after practice
    • Hand sanitizer will be available on site
    • Coaches should hand sanitize frequently (at least hourly)
    • Coaches will disinfect high touch points & equipment between each hourly group (balls, cones)
    • All players must have a dedicated individual water bottle. No Sharing.
    • Staff and players must attest to no symptoms last 14 days before arrival
    • No high risk category people should attend
      • If you are not comfortable having your child return to play, DON’T
      • Ensure your child is healthy. Test child’s temperature before departing for soccer training (if above 100.4, do not attend).
      • Notify your team/club immediately if your child or family member becomes ill for any reason.
      • Be sure your child has necessary sanitizer with them at every session.
      • Stay in car or adhere to social distance requirements, based on state and local health requirements.
      • Limit the use of carpools or van pools, and limit passengers to household members.
      • When at training, wear a face covering if you are outside of your car.
      • Do not assist coach with equipment before or after training.
      • Ensure your child’s clothing is washed after every session
      • Ensure your child’s personal equipment, cleats, balls, shin guards etc. are cleaned and sanitized before and after every training.
      • Ensure your child has plenty of wa
          • If you are not comfortable with returning to play, DON’T
          • Take temperature daily (see information outlining this in the parent’s section).
          • Have your own hand sanitizer with you.
          • Practice and encourage proper hygiene, washing hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds at a time. Use alcohol based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol). Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or sleeves, do not use your hands. Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed
            hands).
          • Wear a face covering before and immediately after each training session. They may be removed while participating in practice and drills, provided players are able to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other persons present.
          • Practice physical distancing on the sidelines. When sitting on the sidelines you should be 6’ from the next player. Your belongings should remain in your space when not in use.
          • Bring your own equipment (Ball, shin guards, jacket etc.) Do not touch anyone else’s equipment.
          • Bring your own water bottle and snack. Do not touch anyone else’s belongings as sharing will not be permitted.
          • No high 5’s, handshakes, knuckles, or group celebrations
          • Follow all Return to Play protocols
          • Send athletes home if they are not feeling well
          • Carry hand sanitizer with equipment
          • Wear a face covering, when not actively coaching and abide by the physical/social distance requirements
            from players and parents.
          • Ensure activities provide adequate social distancing, as applicable
          • Respect players, parents and families by accommodating those that may not yet be comfortable returning
          • Ensure all athletes have their own individual equipment (ball, water, shin guards, pinnie, etc.)
          • Ensure player’s personal belongings (bags, coats, sweatshirts) remain in their personal space and are kept physically distanced from the belongings of others. Do not allow sharing of personal items.
          • Ensure athletes arrive dressed for practice and leave immediately after practice. No recreational play, or loitering is allowed.
          • Upon arrival, inquire how athletes are feeling, send them home if you believe they are acting or look ill.
          • No handshakes, fist or elbow bumps, or any other physical contact.
          • Practice and encourage proper hygiene, washing hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds at a time. Use alcohol based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol). Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or sleeves, do not use your hands. Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands). Launder clothing after training session.
          • Follow all state and local health protocols.
          • Coach is to be the only one to handle cones, discs, goals etc.
          •  Ensure all athletes have their individual equipment. (Ball, water bottle, GK Gloves etc.) 
          • Ensure player’s personal belongings (bags, coats, sweatshirts) remain in their personal space and are kept physically distanced from the belongings of others. Do not allow sharing of personal items. 
          • Do not allow shared team snacks. No use of public water bubblers, fountains or bottle fillers if present on site. Participants and spectators should only drink from their own containers.
          • Distribute and post Return to Play protocols
          • Be sensitive and accommodating to parents that may be uncomfortable with returning to play
          • Train and educate all volunteers/staff on return to activities protocols.
          • Provide adequate space at the field to allow for proper physical/social distancing (6’).
          • Set training schedule to maximize social distancing
          • Set facility entrance/exit pathways for each field
          • Develop a plan to communicate with the local health department in the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 within a team.
          • Provide coaches with PPE (masks) and sanitizing products.
          • Require players to have their own water, sanitary products (hand sanitizer, facial tissues, PPE (optional for play), ball, etc.
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