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Return To Play

For all of our summer and fall programs players will need to answer the following questions online the day of the activity. If any of these questions are answered YES, they should not attend.

ANSWER THE ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE HERE



HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE PDF  only use the printed version if you cannot do the online questionnaire

If a program gets shut down due to state and local restrictions a credit will be given that can be use for any future programs (no expiration).  If the program never starts a full credit will be given. If it is shut down during the program a pro-rated credit will be given. 







NJYS has given the Green Light to Return to Soccer on June 22nd. We are happy to return to the field, but please remember to follow the guidelines below. If you have any question, please reach out to [email protected]


AMSC 

 COVID Guidelines 

 

Practice for Players

 

  • Players must check Temp at home

 

  • Feel unwell stay away 

  • Masks must be worn to the restroom

 

  • Players must not share drinks 

 

  • Players must keep bags 6ft apart 

 

  • No congregating during water breaks 

 

  • Players must leave the facility straight after practice

 

  • Encourage players to bring extra shirts to use in place of pinnies

 

  • Players do not handle equipment

 

  • Avoid physical contact when possible (i.e Shaking hands, High-5’s, etc) 

 

  • Bring own bottle of hand sanitizer 

 

Game Day Players

 

  • Players must check Temp at home

 

  • Feel unwell stay away 

 

  • Masks must be worn to the restroom

 

  • Players must not share drinks 

 

  • Players must keep bags 6ft apart while on the bench

 

  • Players must leave the facility straight after the game

 

  • Players do not handle equipment

 

  • Avoid physical contact when possible

 

  • Players must not share shirts

 

  • Bring own bottle of hand sanitizer 

 

  • Avoid touching of the face

 

Practice for Coaches 

  • Fill out COVID check before practice 

 

  • Take temperature before practice 

 

  • Feel unwell stay away 

 

  • Be organized in planning

 

  • Have mask and PPE on you at all times but does not need to be worn

 

  • Make sure first aid kit is fully stocked 

 

  • Keep equipment well cleaned 

 

  • Bring own bottle of hand sanitizer 

 

  • Avoid touching of the face

 



Games for Coaches 

 

  • Fill out COVID check before practice 

 

  • Take temperature before practice 

 

  • Feel unwell stay away 

 

  • Have mask and PPE on you at all times but does not need to be worn

 

  • Make sure first aid kit is fully stocked 

 

  • Keep equipment well cleaned 

 

  • Bring own bottle of hand sanitizer 



Practice for Parents 

 

  • Maintain social distancing

 

  • Feel unwell stay away 

 

  • No congregating next to the field 

 

  • Leave straight after practice

 

  • Do not assist your coach with the equipment before or after training.

 

  • Be sure your child has the necessary sanitizing products with them at every training.



Game Day For Parents 



  • Feel unwell stay away 

 

  • Maintain social distancing

 

  • Sit back from the field 

 

  • Mask to be worn at the field (if 6ft distancing is not possible) 

 

  • Leave straight after practice

 

  • Be sure your child has the necessary sanitizing products with them at every training.

 

  • Ensure your child is healthy and check your child's temperature before activities with others. See Appendix D for symptoms of COVID- 19.

 

  • Players who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid putting themselves at increased risk of contracting the disease. 

 

  • Take the player's temperature before participating in club activities and refrain from participating if the temperature is above 100.3 degrees F.

 

  • Stay in the car or adhere to social distance requirements, based on state and local health requirements

 

  • Ensure washing (e.g., hands) takes place after every training.

 

  • Ensure clothes and equipment (clothes, cleats, ball, shin guards, etc.) are sanitized before and

 

  • If your child is diagnosed or symptomatic with COVID-19 (See Appendix D for symptoms of
    COVID- 19)
    a) Remove them from AMSC activities,
    b) Contact a healthcare provider,
    c) Notify your child coach and the AMSC director of soccer regarding COVID-19 symptoms, 

  • If your child comes in close contact with a person with a documented or suspected case ofCOVID-
    19

    • a)  Remove yourself from all club's name activities,

    • b)  Contact a healthcare provider,

    • c)  Notify your child coach AMSC director of soccer regarding COVID-19 symptoms,


 

APPENDIX A: PROTOCOL FOR NOTIFICATION OF A POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 AND CONTACT TRACING

In the event a player or coach/trainer notifies the AMSC that he/she is positive or suspected of being positive for Covid-19, AMSC will invoke the following protocol:

  • AMSC will advise the individual to remain at home and isolated per CDC guidelines.

  • AMSC will NOT retaliate against an individual who identifies him/herself as positive for
    COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to, dismissing the individual as a coach/trainer
    or player from a team.

  • AMSC will request the individual provide a list of AMSC activities (date, time, location) to
    which he/she has been a participant.

  • AMSC will notify the trainer/coach/staff for the team on which the individual is a
    participant and confirm which other players were present during the identified AMSC
    activities.

  • AMSC will notify all players on a team that a positive COVID-19 situation exists but will not
    provide the Name of the individual.

  • In the event the team has played against another team, AMSC will notify the competition
    authority of a possible COVID-19 diagnosis.

  • The Coach or team manager will notify AMSC of a possible COVID-19 diagnosis.

  • The individual will only be permitted to return to play when cleared by a healthcare
    professional.

 

APPENDIX B: PROTOCOL FOR RETURN TO PLAY FOLLOWING A CONFIRMED OR SUSPECTED COVID- 19 INFECTION

  • Symptomatic player/staff with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection cannot attend club events until:

  • a)  At least three [3] days (72 hours) have passed since the resolution of fever (defined as > 100.4 degrees F) without the use of fever-reducing medications and respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)

  • b)  at least 14 days

  • c)  Resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications

  • d)  Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)

  • e)  Negative results of an FDA authorized molecular assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA from at
    least two consecutive respiratory specimens collected ≥ 24 hours apart (two negative specimens).

  • f)  Written medical clearance is provided by a healthcare practitioner that the individual is safe to
    return to soccer.

  • Player/staff with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have not had any symptoms cannot attend club events until:

  • a)  Fourteen [14] days after the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, assuming no symptoms since that time. If symptoms develop, then management should be guided as above for symptomatic individuals.

  • b)  Negative results of an FDA authorized SARS-CoV-2 RNA test from at least two consecutive

  • c)  respiratory specimens collected ≥24 hours apart (two negative specimens).

  • d)  Written medical clearance is provided by a healthcare practitioner that the individual is safe to
    return to soccer.

  • APPENDIX C: PROTOCOL FOR RETURN TO SOCCER FOLLOWING EXPOSURE TO A SUSPECTED OR DIAGNOSED CASE OF COVID-19

  • Any asymptomatic player or staff member who has been exposed to an individual with a suspected or diagnosed case of COVID-19 should be restricted from participation for at least 14 days and monitor for any symptoms consistent with infection.

  • If asymptomatic after 14 days since last exposure, the player/staff member can return to participation.

  • In general, you need to be in close contact with an individual to contract the disease. In this case, exposure means any one of the following:

  • Caring for a sick person with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.

  • Living in the same household as an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.

  • Being within 6 feet of an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection for around
    10 minutes or more.

  • Coming in direct contact with secretions from an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-
    19 infection (being coughed or sneezed on, sharing water bottle or utensils, for example).

 

APPENDIX D: SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 INFECTION

  • Individuals with COVID-19 can exhibit symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening. Please consult the

  • CDC website for the latest details on COVID-19 symptoms

  • CDC Website URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms- testing/symptoms.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019- ncov%2Fabout%2Fsymptoms.html

  • The most common symptoms associated with infection include • Fever (> 100.4 degrees F)

  • • Cough

  • • Shortness of breath

  • Less common symptoms that may still be evidence of COVID-19 infection include:

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Headache

  • Muscle/joint pain

  • Sudden loss of taste or smell

  • Chills

APPENDIX E: INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK FOR SEVERE ILLNESS FROM COVID-19
The CDC has provided the following guidance for individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. These individuals should take extra precautions to avoid contracting COVID-19.
CDC Website URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at- higher-risk.html

  • People 65 years and older

  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility

  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma

  • People who have serious heart conditions

  • People who are immunocompromised

  • Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment,
    smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or
    AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications

  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)

  • People with diabetes

  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis

  • People with liver disease



General Playing Guidelines. MOSA

  • Game times need to be staggered to give teams the opportunity to safely arrive at the field after the previous teams have departed.
  • There will be no coin toss, the away team will get the first kick off.
  • Individuals on the sidelines
    • Must maintain Social Distancing at all times.  Each player and their equipment at least six (6) feet from the next player.
    • Should wear masks but not required if social distancing is respected
    • Not share water bottles or other items between nonfamily members
  • On the field of play masks may be worn but are not required.
  • Game balls are to be sanitized prior to the game, at half time and at the end of the match.
  • No contact after matches to include hand shakes, high fives, etc.

 Spectators

  • Must remain six feet from the field of play and from other non-household contacts
  • Should wear masks but not required if social distancing is respected
  • Have no contact with players or team during match.
  • Coaches are still responsible for the actions of their spectators.

 Referees

  • Will maintain their distance on the field of play when possible.
  • Will not touch players at any point.
  • Will maintain a safe distance when issuing a card.
  • May wear mask on field of play and should wear masks off the field of play but not required where social distancing is respected.