Cal South Protocol

Murrieta Surf Youth Camps

Implementing the Return-to-Play Guidelines will require a cooperative relationship between the Club, Coach, Parent, and Player. While the Club and Coach must create a safe environment, the parent must make the decision for their child to return to play. If, as a parent you are not comfortable in your child’s returning to play – DON’T. And finally, the players must be responsible to adhere to, and respect the social distancing requirements and contact guidelines that have been established.

Best Practices

  1. Stay Informed
  1. Daily Screenings
  • Regularly screen all household members for symptoms
  • Stay home if you don’t feel well
  • If you aren’t sure, stay home
  1. Practice Extensive Hygiene
  • Wash and sanitizing hands frequently
  • Follow CDC guidelines for stopping the spread
    • Sanitize high touch surfaces frequently
    • Avoid any physical contact with people outside your household
    • Avoid spitting
    • Cover cough with your elbow, shoulder or a tissue
    • Do not share water, food or equipment
  1. Observe Social Distancing
  • Avoid carpooling
  • Report directly to and from your car and designated waiting zone
  • Stick to designated waiting zones before and after practice
  • Work within your individual training zone at practice
  • Do no linger, congregate or socialize on the fields before or after practice
  • No high fives, fist bumps, hugs, or physical contact with other players/coaches/parents
  • Maintain a minimum of 6ft distance at all times
  1. Communication
  • Club to communicate important guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Players to communicate honestly with parents and coaches if you feel ill
  • Parents communicate presumed or confirmed cases to the club immediately
  • Show respect for families who choose to refrain from attending practice

Requirements to Train

Minimum Requirement to Attend Practice

  • Parents MUST administer the Covid-19 symptom screening survey and check temperature at home before each practice (survey below)
    • Stay home if you feel sick or have a fever of >100.4F
    • Stay home if members of your household feel sick
  • Players are required to bring the following equipment:
    • Soccer Ball, Water and Face Mask
  • Clean and sanitize your soccer ball, water bottle, cleats, and clothing before and after training
  • Avoid carpooling if possible
  • Sign the liability waiver and acknowledgement of policies and procedures
  • Observe social distancing on the sidelines and when walking to and from the fields

Covid-19 Screen Survey

  1. Parents are required to administer the following survey at home prior to each practice to screen their child for Covid-19. Do not send your child to practice if they do not pass the health screening.
  2. Staff will be required to submit a temperature check and answer the following survey questions before beginning their shift. Do not proceed to work if you do not pass the screening.

Step 1 – Temperature check

  • Must be less than 100.4F to proceed to training

Step 2 – Symptom Survey

  • In the past 24 hours have you experiences any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Difficulty Breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Sore Throat
    • Muscle or Body Aches
    • Headaches
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

Responsibilities of Each Party

CLUB

  • Distribute and post Return to Play protocols.
  • Have an effective communication plan in place.
  • Be sensitive and accommodating to parents who may be uncomfortable with returning to play at this time.
  • Have an action plan in place, in case of a positive test result.
  • Train and educate all staff on protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations and other necessary safety information.
  • Provide adequate field space for social distancing.
  • Provide hand sanitizing stations and waste receptacles at fields for individual participant use.
  • Ensure appropriate waste receptacles at fields.

COACH

  • Follow all Return to Play protocols
  • Inquire how the athletes are feeling. Send home anyone you believe looks ill.
  • Ensure all athletes have their own individual equipment (ball, water, bag, etc.)
  • Ensure coach is the only person to handle equipment (cones, disk, etc); do not enlist parental or attendee assistance.
  • Ensure drills provide for adequate social distancing.
  • Coaches should always maintain social distance requirements from players.
  • The use of a scrimmage vest, bibs or pennies is not recommended at this time.
  • Respect player, parents and families by accommodating those that may not be comfortable with returning.

PARENT

  • If you are not comfortable with returning to play – DON’T. You are the only one who will decide when your child returns to play.
  • Check your child’s temperature before activities with others.
  • Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.
  • Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every training.
  • Ensure all equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards etc.) are sanitized before and after every training.
  • Notify your club immediately if your child becomes ill.
  • Do not assist your coach with equipment before or after training.
  • Supply your child with sanitizing products at every training.
  • Adhere to social distance requirements, stay in car.
  • Ensure your player has plenty of water

PLAYER

  • Adhere to return to play protocols
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
  • Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every training.
  • Wear a mask before and immediately after all training.
  • Don’t touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food or bags.
  • Respect and 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, high fives, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.

Covid-19 Educational Resources