Covid-19 and NHSC --Updated 8/3/2020
In the event CJSA and the state of Connecticut mandates that we cancel the season immediately due to Covid-19, NHSC will offer a pro-rated credit toward a future season. If a refund is a preferable option, we can work with you on a case by case basis. We've done a great job over the first month of being active with our guidelines so hopefully this is never enacted. However, it is better to be prepared in this day and age.
NOTE: This prorated credit/refund schedule applies to voluntary withdrawals as well.
At all age groups, the club has costs associated with running the program. WIth that said, we feel this is the fairest way to address a possible season cancelation. The amount of the credit or refund is based on a percentage of the season played. Due to different start dates, there are different percentages and dates. Here is the breakdown based on approximate dates of a canceled season.
After 10/15 0%
After 10/15 0%
NHSC will regularly review, implement and risk assess the chance of Covid-19 based on local, state and federal guidelines.
NHSC will hold regular de-briefings with coaches, players and parents as needed throughout the season.
For specific questions related to Covid and NHSC, please email [email protected]
No Participation if Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms.
Any coach, player, parent, referee or spectator who is sick, has a persistent cough, is running a temperature or is displaying any symptoms suggesting that the individual may be ill, (from any contagious malady, including cold, flu, or suspected coronavirus) will be prohibited from attending training or games.
Coaches and players (assisted by parents/guardians) must self-assess their condition and attest when arriving at the location that they are not experiencing these symptoms. A self-assessment tool is attached which you can provide for players and coaches to assess their symptoms. https://www.mayoclinic.org/covid-19-self-assessment-tool
Any adult attendee who displays any of these symptoms will be required to leave. A minor who is displaying any of these symptoms should be safely isolated until an adult responsible for the minor can remove the minor.
Ensure your child is healthy
Check child’s temperature daily
Ask if they are experiencing any Covid symptoms
Parents outside, on a field, should maintain 6ft social distance and wear a mask.
Wash child’s clothing after every practice
Sanitize child’s equipment before and after practice.
Notify club immediately if child becomes ill
Do not assist coach with equipment
Ensure child has necessary sanitizer with them
Communicate with coach via telephone or email
Take temperature daily
Wash hands thoroughly before and after soccer
Bring and use your own hand sanitizer
Wear a mask to and from soccer. Also, wear mask when appropriate during training (we recommend having a mask or face covering that can be pulled up when talking to coaches or other players).
Please consider having multiple masks at home as keeping a singular mask in your bag and reusing it is counterproductive.
If in a game setting, players on the sideline will need to wear their mask.
Observe the separation at stations during breaks and make sure you use your own bag/water bottle and equipment
Do not share equipment, snacks or drinks
Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after practice.
Observe social distancing. No group celebrations, high fives, handshakes or hugs
Hand sanitizer and cleaning products readily available at all facilities
Training equipment sanitized before every practice.
Players and coaches use own hand sanitizer
Signage to guide players and coaches to specific designated practice areas
Arrive at the field 5 minutes before to avoid congregating.
Out of state travel is prohibited, regardless of game or tournament
Everyone must adhere to social distancing recommendations when participants are not playing (on the bench, sideline, etc.).
Adhere to wearing masks when not playing and on the bench
Coaches to wear masks
Consider COVID-19 case activity level and risk in those communities when making travel decisions.
Teams and referees are not to engage in traditional sportsmanship gestures, such as post-match handshakes. Teams are encouraged to find new ways to show sportsmanship
If spectators do attend, they should limit the retrieval of soccer balls should they go out of play and let the players retrieve the ball.
Minimize crowding at games and practices. For example, field space must be large enough to provide for social distancing or all in attendance; spectators must be distanced from the field, provide separate entrances and exits and space out practice and game times.
Spectators must follow social distancing recommendations including the wearing of masks as well as maintaining at least 6 feet of physical distance from each other. This includes from Assistant Referees
Stagger start of games to ensure that there is the possibility for social distancing amongst all spectators if they are present.
Game balls must be sanitized at halftime of all games, and after games
Any benches must be sanitized after each game.
Don’t share equipment or water
In an effort to communicate in a safe manner - setup a staging area outside of the field where players place their belongings and water. This should also be where the coach communicates with the players while socially distanced.