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Kings SAY Soccer has prepared a Return to Play protocol based on the Department of Health Director's Order to prevent and minimize the spread of COVID-19. 

The full report from the Ohio Department of Health can be found at:

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/publicorders/Requirements-Youth-Collegiate-Amateur-Club-Pro-Sports.pdf

Ohio Sports Athletic Association:
https://ohsaa.org/news-media/articles/ohsaa-releases-return-to-play-guidelines-and-sport-specific-recommendations

SAY National:
https://www.saysoccer.org/Default.aspx?tabid=889477

If you have question or concerns email us at [email protected] and one of our COVID committee team members will do their best to answer you question.

  • All athletes must complete the COVID-19 Waiver/Release before being permitted to participate in any team activity.

 

  • Athletes will need to self-screen their temperature at home prior to every practice and game.  If they have a temperature greater than 99.9, they are restricted from participating in any activity.

 

  • Coaches should screen and record each athlete’s symptoms as they enter the field at practices and games, recognizing 6-foot distances.

 

  • Coaches are required to wear facial coverings at all times.

 

  • Athletes should wear facial coverings when not engaging in physical activity, i.e. bag drop areas, arriving and departing, etc.

 

  • Any spectators, family members or parents that are on site are encouraged to wear facial coverings and must keep social distance from others.

 

  • Athletes will provide their own source of water.

 

  • Athletes will be required to provide their own soccer ball and ensure the ball is clearly marked and sanitized before and after each workout.

 

  • Athletes should provide their own hand sanitizer.

 

  • Athletes should not attend if they exhibit any symptoms or feel sick.

 

  • Athletes should not share shoes, clothing or towels.

 

  • No team benches are to be used.

 

  • Coaches will monitor bag drop area and encourage social distance as athletes arrive, participate and depart.

 

  • Athletes are reminded to practice excellent self-hygiene and wash hands for 20 seconds with warm soap and water before and after touching surfaces and participating in workouts.



Protocols for Handling A Positive COVID-19 Case

 

  1. Player on a Team is Diagnosed as COVID Positive

 

  • The parents or caregiver of a player diagnosed COVID positive are to contact the coach as soon as possible.  The coach will immediately inform the Club President or Club Administrator.

  • The player will be required to self-quarantine for 10 to 14 days, as recommended by a physician. (1)  He/she will require a physician’s release before being allowed to return to practice.  

  • Players and coaches on the team with a diagnosed case will be sent an email from the Club President or Club Administrator stating a player on the team has tested positive.  In accordance with HIPPA policy, the player with the positive test will not be identified.  

  • Any player or coach who had direct contact with the player at the practice/training session previous to the positive diagnosis will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of the potential exposure or until given release by a physician.


If any player on the team becomes sick or develops COVID symptoms, they should consult their health care provider for guidance.



  1. Player’s Immediate Family Member is Diagnosed Positive

 

  • If a player or immediate (living in the same household) family member tests COVID positive, that player’s parents or caregiver are to contact the coach as soon as possible.  

  • The coach will immediately inform the Club President or Club Administrator. The player will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days or until released by a physician before they can return to the team.  

  • Players and coaches on the team with a diagnosed case will be sent an email from the Club President or Club Administrator stating a player’s family member on the team has tested positive.  In accordance with HIPPA policy, the player with the positive test will not be identified.  

 

  1. Player on Another Team Tests Positive

 

  • If players on a team are determined to have had close contact (2) with a player from another team (through a scrimmage/game or joint training), who subsequently tests COVID19 positive, those players on will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of the contact or be released by a physician.

  • The team will be notified as soon as the Club becomes aware that a team had potential contact with a player who tested COVID-19 positive.