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Greetings from Stafford Springs Soccer Club

Return To Play logistics

(July 27, 2020)


Re-Opening Youth Soccer in Stafford Springs, CT

Player Narrative

 

Social Distancing & return to play measures for youth soccer

What Stafford is implementing

07/27/2020

PLAYERS

 

1.    Every player must follow the state of CT travel advisory regarding 14 day quarantine or negative test requirements in force at the time, before participating in SSSC activities.

2.    It is recommended that you "live local" and be symptom free and have had no contact with any known or suspected case of Covid-19 for the 14 days prior to the start of training.

3.    Bring own water bottle, soccer ball, shin guards and duffle bag or backpack.  Once distributed by the club, bring your own reversible practice pinnie.  Keep your personal belongings separated from those of the other kids.

4.    Bring alcohol based (at least 60%) hand sanitizer with you.

5.    Practice good hygiene, physical distancing, wear your face covering when not actively playing, and do not share equipment.

6.    Bring a face covering.  Wear it during close quarters on bench and during period breaks. Wear it coming to the field and leaving the field.  Not necessary or intended to be worn during active play.  However, it is not prohibited either if an individual wants to wear a face covering safely during active play.

7.    No hand shaking or slapping, fist bumping or high fives in player greeting line post game or pre game, or during in game celebrations.  Just verbal "good game" or salute.

8.    No coin toss.  Home team chooses direction and away team gets ball first.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL?

9.    Feel sick, stay home.  Check for fever, dry cough, other Covid-19 symptoms (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html) regularly and just prior to practice or game. If symptomatic, contact your healthcare provider.

10.  Anyone presumed positive (but without testing) for Covid-19 must be free of fever without medication for 24 hours, have symptoms resolving and be at least 10 days out from symptom onset to return.

11.  Anyone diagnosed with Covid-19 with a positive test must test negative twice, with the 2 tests at least 24 hours apart to return.

12.  Should a healthcare provider rule out Covid-19, a doctor's note will be required to return, if within a shorter time period than outlined above.

13.  Anyone who has had a known exposure to a Covid-19 case will quarantine for 14 days before return.
14.  Policies are subject to change. Any change in CDC guidelines, state or local mandates, or CJSA policies may force SSSC policies to be adjusted even before this document is updated.

 
CLOSING THOUGHTS

The mitigations are all targeted for the behaviors around the game.  The game itself is allowed to be played as it has always meant to be.

Full compliance is paramount.  The entire program can be shut down with nearly any evidence of non compliance.  Take it seriously.

 

Protect those most vulnerable.  Anyone 65 or older, or with other risk factors, should stay isolated from players for up to 14 days after their last group soccer event.  This goes for our coaching staffs as well.  Players, coaches, parents who don’t feel well or have symptoms must stay home.  Anyone exposed to a known COVID-19 positive individual must self quarantine for 14 days. 

 

Over-communicate.  We will provide multiple forms of information disbursement.  This will include memos, emails, website posts, social media and Zoom video chat.  We will provide the ability for two way communication, via email, Zoom video chat, and event social ambassador (look for arm band).  Expect updates as the guidance is updated.

 

Thank you!

Dave Bachiochi

 

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Stafford High Varsity

145 Orcuttville Road Stafford Springs Connecticut United States 06076

Lower Soccer field

(Last updated 09/10/20 at 12:41 PM )

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Field 1

11v11 full sized field

(Last updated 09/10/20 at 12:41 PM )

Field 2

9v9 North (left half of varsity field) subject to COVID mitigations

(Last updated 07/17/20 at 08:26 PM )

Field 3

9v9 South (right half of varsity field) subject to COVID mtigations

(Last updated 09/10/20 at 12:41 PM )

Stafford Middle School

Levinthal Run Stafford Springs Connecticut United States 06076

Field complex

(Last updated 09/10/20 at 12:41 PM )

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Field 1

Field 8 Softball adjacent to large field; practices only

(Last updated 09/27/20 at 06:52 PM )

Field 2

Field 9 Softball behind the hill

(Last updated 09/10/20 at 12:41 PM )

Field 3

full sized middle school adjacent to parking lot

(Last updated 07/17/20 at 08:26 PM )

Stafford High Lighted Field

145 Orcuttville Road Stafford Springs Connecticut United States 06076

On Wednesdays only

(Last updated 09/27/20 at 06:51 PM )

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Stafford High Varsity (12:41 PM | 09/10/20)

Open Open

Field 1 (12:41 PM | 09/10/20)

Closed Closed

Field 2 (08:26 PM | 07/17/20)

Open Open

Field 3 (12:41 PM | 09/10/20)

Open Open

Stafford Middle School (12:41 PM | 09/10/20)

Open Open

Field 1 (06:52 PM | 09/27/20)

Open Open

Field 2 (12:41 PM | 09/10/20)

Open Open

Field 3 (08:26 PM | 07/17/20)

Partially Open Partially Open

Stafford High Lighted Field (06:51 PM | 09/27/20)