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May, 2020

COVID-19 Training Guidelines

Public bathrooms are a major risk, so please make it clear to your players to use the restroom prior to their arrival at practice and let them know that there will NOT be bathrooms.  In addition, each player is to bring their own hand sanitizer each practice....this is mandatory. 

Here are our additional guidelines:
  1. Any player that has a temperature over 100 degrees will be prohibited from attending training.  That player will not be allowed to return to training for a period of 14 days or until a note from a doctor explaining the high temperature.
  2. Any player, coach, or assistant coach who is sick, has a persistent cough, or is displaying any symptoms suggesting that the individual may be ill, (from any contagious malady, including cold, flu, or suspected corona virus) will be prohibited from attending training. 
  3. We aim to minimize physical touching between players and coaches.  Coaches shall ensure and all players and coaches avoid “high fives,” handshakes, or other types of physical touching. We understand that this may be difficult as players enjoy celebrating with their teammates (or even give them a hug after being apart for so long!), but we need to be diligent at enforcing this protocol for health and safety of our players and their families.
  4. Coaches are to avoid large gatherings or lines of players.  Coaches should avoid having players stand or assemble in lines or small groups. Coaches should alter their training methods to incorporate appropriate social distancing (maintaining 6’ distancing between players when providing instruction, etc.). 
  5. Players will need to space their soccer bag, water bottle, etc. 6 feet from the next bag.  
  6. Players should use their own soccer ball whenever possible.  At no time should they use their hands to pick up another player’s soccer ball.
  7. The handling of all training items, i.e., cones, flags, goals etc. should be limited to coaches and assistant coaches.
  8. There will be no sharing of water.  No exceptions.
  9. Initial exercises will be no contact.  Juggling, Fast Footwork, and 2 cone activities must be set up with appropriate social distancing spaces between players.  Passing activities should be set up so there are no lines and players can adhere to appropriate social distancing spacing.  Finishing activities should be set up so there are no lines and players can adhere to appropriate social distancing spacing.
  10. Players should try not to carpool if at all possible.
  11. Parents will be asked to stay in their car during training.
  12. Parents are asked to notify their coach immediately if their child becomes ill for any reason.
  13. Players are to clear the field quickly so as to minimize contact with the next group of players coming on the field.
  14. Players should not come out of their car until 5 minutes prior to training so as the previous groups can clear the field.
  15. Players should wash their clothes as soon as possible after each practice.

Griffin Youth Soccer Association

1301 Cowan Rd, PO Box 2031
Griffin, Georgia 30224
Phone : 678-608-0534
Email : [email protected]
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