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Bay Soccer Club COVID-19 Protocols

Bay Soccer Club, in accordance with the governor’s return to play regulations and the City of Bay Village, created theses protocols in order for our children to return to the field.  Please note that regulations and information is changing daily.  We will update changes on this page as needed. These BSC protocols can also be viewed or downloaded in PDF format. 

Equipment and Accessories 

  • Players must have their own water bottle.
    • Players without water will not be allowed to take the field. 
  •  Concessions will not be available.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided in various stations throughout the field layouts.
    • Players will be asked to bring their own hand sanitizer as well.
  •  Players must wash their hands or sanitize prior to each practice and match.
    • Prior to a match, hand sanitizing will take place during referee check-in of teams. 
  • Players must sanitize and/or wash their hands after each practice and match.
    • Recommend players shower immediately upon arrival at home after practice or match.
  • No use of pinnies will be made available for multiple-player use.
    •   Players will be asked to bring multiple jerseys for use when needed.

Training Protocols (Travel, State League and Rec)

  • Players, coaches and officials must conduct daily symptom assessments before each practice or game.
    • Symptom checker in a Google form will be sent for completion prior to each practice and game.
    • Anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home. According to the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update symptoms as we learn more about COVID-19. The CDC’s list of COVID-19 symptoms and a “self-checker” is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
  • Players need to provide their own equipment:
    • Soccer balls
    • Water bottles
  • Players who do not have their own equipment will not be allowed on the field.
  • Equipment will be distanced from other players’ equipment.
  • Staggered training sessions to mitigate age groups on the fields at the same time.
  • No congregating before or after practice.
    • Coaches, Parents and Players.
    • No parents will be allowed to be on or near the field during training (Travel/State League).
  • All trainers and coaches must wear masks in accordance with state and local mandates.

Game Day Self-Assessment Check/COVID Screening

  • Players, coaches and officials must conduct daily symptom assessments before each practice or game.
    • Players, coaches and officials will conduct a symptom assessment before practicing or participating in a game.
    • Symptom checker in a Google form will be sent for completion prior to each practice and game.
    • Coaches will keep track of who attended each game.
    • Anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home.
    •  If a player or a players family member tests positive for COVID-19, they must notify:
  •  [email protected]
  •  [email protected] 
  •  [email protected]
  • All players who were exposed during a training or game will be notified of a positive result or a symptomatic participant.
  • Player who has been exposed or tested as positive cannot return to play until:
  • A negative COVID-19 test is obtained.
  • 14 days have passed since the last positive test.

Match Play

  • Provide spectator spacing lines six feet apart along the fields.
  • Signage will be placed throughout venues as a reminder of:
    • State and local health department mandates (i.e., face covering required, must maintain physical distance of six feet)
  • Players’ benches: players should always maintain physical distancing of six feet on the sidelines; bench spacing will be painted on the sidelines by the Club.
    • Players who are 10 and older must wear face coverings when not engaged in play.
  • Spectators:
    •  Should be limited to one family member or loved one per player.
  • All non-players must observe mask rules in accordance to the state and local mandates.
  • Suspend handshakes prior to and following the match.
  • Officials and coaches must wear masks in accordance with the state and local mandates.
  • Extend the length of Match Day (historically 8:00 am to 12:00 noon) to ensure smaller groups of players and spectators are at the complex at the same time.
    • Staggered starts.
    • Staggered drop off and pick up times for those few parents/loved ones who did not stay to watch.
  • Add port-a-potties to provide additional restroom facilities and reduce the number of individuals using the permanent facilites simultanteously. 
  • No referees will be allowed to congregate at the shed at any time.
    • Referees will stay socially distanced at all times when receiving their assignments or pay.
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