RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOL DETAILS

PLAYERS Return to Play Protocols

  • If you are not comfortable with returning to play at this time, you are not required to return. There is no penalty for delaying return to play. All players are welcome to return when they are comfortable. These protocols are in place to outline the manner in which we are making the opportunity available to utilize at YOUR discretion.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly for 20-30 seconds before and after every training session.
  • If you are coughing or sneezing do not participate.
  • Bring and use hand sanitizer throughout training sessions.
  • Bring plenty of water your coach will provide soccer balls to each session. Ensure your water bottle is clearly labeled.
  • Wash and sanitize all equipment with CDC approved products and methods before and after every session.
  • Refrain from touching and sharing water, food, or equipment with other players to the greatest extent possible.
  • Maintain recommended social distance before, during and after sessions.
  • Place equipment in designated areas 6’ away from other players.
  • No high-fives, handshakes, knuckles, or other group celebrations/greetings will be permitted.
  • Gloves and masks not required but are allowed and recommended.
  • No Spitting or chewing gum.

COACHING STAFF Return to Play Protocols

  • The first priority will be to ensure the health and safety of all players. All players will be asked if they are experiencing any symptoms prior to participation.
  • Social distancing measures will be implemented. Coaching staff will create stations by placing cones 6’ (or more) apart for players to create individual areas for player equipment (bag/water/ball) .
  • Training sessions will be staggered/spaced out to limit interactions with other teams or groups. There will be two locations of entry and exit/
  • Access to and handling of equipment will be limited. Coaching staff will set up and breakdown cones. Pinnies will need to be cleaned and changed out every practice.
  • After each session all shared equipment will be disinfected using CDC approved products and methods. There will be a ball sanitation area located at the field.
  • Coaching staff will maintain recommended social distance from players and other coaching staff.
  • Drills and planned sessions will be modified as needed to maintain the appropriate recommended social distancing measures.
  • Gloves and masks are recommended.

PARENTS Return to Play Protocols

  • If you are not comfortable with returning to play at this time, you are not required to return. There is no penalty for delaying return to play. All players are welcome to return when they are comfortable. These protocols are in place to outline the manner in which we are making the opportunity available to utilize at YOUR discretion.
  • Please check your child’s temperature before coming to any training session and ensure that they feel well and are not presenting with any symptoms.
  • We recommend washing all clothing after every training session.
  • We recommend sanitizing all equipment with CDC approved products and methods before and after every session.
  • Notify coach and club immediately if your child becomes ill.
  • Ensure that your child has individual hand sanitizer, plenty of water, and their own soccer ball clearly labeled. The Club is unable to provide communal water stations at this time.
  • Parents/spectators are required to wear masks/facial coverings when they are unable to maintain 6 feet physical distancing from members not from their own household.
  • Maintain recommended social distance from players, parents and coaching staff.
  • Limit in person communication requests. When possible, communication should be done through email or telephone at this time.
  • Parents/spectators are required to wear masks/facial coverings when they are unable to maintain 6 feet physical distancing from members not from their own household. This includes seating areas as well as when using the restrooms.
  • Spectators will be required to bring their own seating for practices and games;
  • Maintain recommended social distance from players, parents and coaching staff.
  • Spectator/parent-to-player ratio of 1:1 will be followed during times of restricted gatherings.

SPECTATORS Return to Play Protocols

Return to Play Approved Plan

Find our complete Return to Play plan here which was presented to and approved by the County Commission and the Parks and Rec Department.

Space Coast United Soccer Club return to Play Protocols

Space Coast United Soccer Club  |  P.O. Box 410301, Melbourne, FL  32941  |   info@spacecoastsoccer.org