SJYSA developed guidelines this summer for when we played games in July. Those same guidelines apply for 2020/2021 and we are sending them out now to reestablish how we are handling the corona virus at the soccer fields. We thank you for your cooperation. We try to keep you, your players, and everyone safe in these extraordinary times.
COVID-19 guidelines from MYSA and SJYSA for families and spectators
Parents/guardians should check the temperature of players at home before attending a game. Players should not attend games with temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater, persistent cough or other indications of not being well and healthy.
Players should come to games wearing jerseys, shin guards with shoes on and be ready to play. Do not bring equipment bags to the field.
Players, coaches & game officials must each have their own, labeled, hydration bottle. Sharing of bottles is NOT permitted at any time.
Teams will be placed on both sides of SJYA fields, with fans being on the same side as their team. Spectators can sit near the ends of the sidelines and corners of the fields but cannot crowd the goal boxes or the player bench areas. There will be no bleachers for fans, so fans should bring chairs or blankets to sit on. SJYSA strongly recommends that spectators who do not feel well and who have underlying health conditions do not attend games.
Spectators shall always practice social distancing. Use of a mask is strongly suggested.
SJYSA players will not have benches to sit on and should be distanced from one another as much as possible. Non-players or coaches should not be in the bench area at any time.
The coach should make the following inquiries before the game of all players (as a group is acceptable)
1. Is anyone running a temperature?
2. Does anyone have a persistent cough?
3. Does everyone feel well & healthy?
Player participation should be based on the answers to these questions.
Players should maintain social distancing during coaching conversation and should be encouraged to leave the field promptly after games. Post-game talks shall be done away from the bench areas and be brief.
SJYSA spectators and players should not congregate after a game and should leave the SJYSA soccer complex as soon as possible.
Do not allow participants to treat spreading the virus as a joke --parents need to be a part of enforcing this. Relaxation of guidelines is not an indication that there is no need for concern.