With careful planning and adhering to a slow approach to reopening through Phase 1 ( small groups ) and Phase 2 ( normal training) throughout the summer, we were given the go-ahead to play games against other like-minded teams from mid-July, having been certified by both the State and the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association.
We continue to be cautious as we move to league play.
We ask that all new players and / or trialists sign the Covid-19 Waiver below.
Participating in any public activity or soccer program at this time has its risks.
All participants must sign our Covid-19 Waiver.
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.
All clubs must have a COVID-19 Director. The COVID-19 Director is responsible for identifying and implementing the practices required to comply with CJSA, state, and local return to play activities requirements and is the point of contact with CJSA.
A signed CJSA COVID-19 Waiver must be provided by a player before engaging in any return to play activities. The waiver should have been collected prior to phase 1.
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, but we need to be diligent at enforcing this protocol for the health and safety of our players and their families.
Coaches are It is required that coaches wear appropriate face coverings during training sessions, except when actively engaged in coaching activities requiring physical exertion. Players must wear masks when in the playing environment and not playing. Players will also be allowed to wear masks while training, but this will be a personal choice of the player’s parent or guardian. Any other individuals attending the training session are required to wear appropriate face coverings and follow all social distancing guidelines
Make hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap, and water, or similar disinfectant readily available during practice. Players should bring hand sanitizer for personal use.
Do not share equipment. Players should have their own alternate color training top or pinnie. Players should have their own ball, water bottle, towel, and hand sanitizer.
Reduce players touching practice equipment, the handling of all training items, such as cones, flags, goals, etc. should be limited to coaches.
If a team member or coach contracts COVID-19, all training sessions will be canceled for that team and any additional team associated with that coach for 14 days.
If a player or coach is sent home with symptoms, they can return when they have no fever, symptoms have improved, and they receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart (CDC Guidelines)