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Return To Play

The safety and well-being of players is our main concern and we wish all our families the best during this unusual time. The club will follow and adopt all return to play protocols and guidelines as mandated by the IDPH, CDC and local health authorities. 

Coach Responsibilities

Follow all CDC and IDPH guidelines as well those of the local health authorities.

  • Coaches must follow Return to Play protocols
  • Coaches required to wear a mask when in close proximity to players or other coaches
  • Coaches must remain 6 feet apart from players at all times with exception of serious injury to a player. At that time good discretion is advised and hand sanitizer must be used before and after addressing the injured player
  • Coaches must take attendance
  • Coaches must set-up and take down own equipment and sanitize all equipment after each session. Coach must not enlist parental or attendee assistance
  • Coaches must ensure all athletes have their own individual equipment (ball, water, scrimmage vest)
  • Coaches will design practices to keep the players as safe as possible.
  • Coaches must discourage group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc

Parent and Player Responsibilities

Follow all CDC and IDPH guidelines as well those of the local health authorities.

Parent Responsibilities:

  • Check your child’s temperature before practices & scrimmages. If your player has symptoms or is not feeling well keep them home
  • Notify club immediately if your child has tested positive.
  • Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.
  • Stay in car or adhere to distancing requirements at each location/event.  Do not use bleachers or park benches.
  • Adhere to state face covering requirement.
  • Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every training.
  • Ensure all equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards, vests, jerseys etc.) is sanitized before and after every training.
  • Ensure your child’s equipment is clearly marked with name.
  • Be sure your child has face covering, sanitizer and plenty of water.

Players Responsibilities:

  • Be ready when you arrive.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
  • Bring and use hand sanitizer with you at every training.
  • Bring your own water and ball to every practice.
  • Wear mask to and from the field and when not actively participating. Masks may be worn during training but are not required.
  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food or bags.
  • Do not gather together.  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-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.