GAME DAY PROTOCOLS

GAME DAY PROTOCOLS

These best practices will need to be followed by all parents, players and coaching staff of home team and visiting opponents.  They do not replace or supersede any protocols or restrictions outlined by state or local authorities. 

 

TEAM & PARENT PROTOCOLS

  • No parents will be allowed on the fields. 
  • Parents must wear Face Masks at the Gardens District Park complex at all times
  • Social Distancing 6 feet. No gathering of parents. 
  • Parents will be able to watch games from outside of the fence.
  • Coaches and players will be on the side of the field opposite of the fence side (parents).
  • No team benches. 
  • All Players and Coaches must social distance or be wearing masks during pre-game, half-time gatherings and post game when leaving the field.

PLAYERS

  • Respect and practice social distancing
  • Place equipment, bags, etc. at least size feet apart
  • No use of benches
  • No high-fives, handshakes, knuckles, or group celebrations
  • No grouping of players before or after training
  • Leave the soccer complex immediately after game

HEALTH CHECKS

Prior to participation, program technical staff, referee assignors, and coaches must obtain confirmation from each player, coach and official that: 

  • They are not experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19
  • They have not had contact with anyone who has had a confirmed case in the last 14 days
  • They are not restricted from participation by a healthcare provider
  • Each individual should check their own temperature and refrain from participation if they have a fever (>100.4°F). 

A representative from each team (i.e. head coach or team manager) must confirm with the opposing team that all participating players and staff have met the above requirements.  

All referees must confirm individually with both team representatives that all referees have met the above requirements. 

Any individual who is unable to confirm this criteria must be restricted from participation and contact their healthcare provider.

REFEREE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow facility guidelines and requirements. 
  • No Referee should officiate a game if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Must be wearing a mask during check in and when leaving the field. 
  • Masks are optional when game is in progress. 
  • Confirm with coaches from each team that all participants have passed the health check prior to the game. 
  • Sanitize all equipment prior to the game. 
  • Use only your own equipment. 
  • Make sure to have at least 3 sanitized game balls available throughout the game. 
  • Your role is not to enforce the protocols. Your role is to note and report any non-compliance to FYSA.

 

RETURN TO PLAY RESPONSIBILITIES 

PBG Procedures & Protocols 

These best practices will need to be followed by all parents, players and coaching staff.  They do not replace or supersede any protocols or restrictions outlined by state or local authorities. 

The Club understands if you decide as a family that you are not ready to return to the fields and please feel no pressure to return.  Please communicate to your coach and director of coaching.

STAY HOME IF….(for parents, players and coaches)
Do not come to Gardens District Park if you may have COVID; you had exposure to someone with COVID; you or anyone in your household is caring for someone with COVID; or you are at high risk to catch COVID based on the published Center for Disease Control list.

PARENTS

  • Check child’s temperature before coming to any training session
  • Ensure child’s clothing are washed before coming to any training session
  • Ensure all equipment is sanitized before and after every training session
  • Limit use of carpools and have your child ride with persons living in their same household
  • Notify club/coach immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason
  • Supply your child with individual sanitizer
  • Adhere to social distancing requirement; stay in your car
  • Ensure your child has plenty of water
  • PBGYAA Covid-19 waiver must be signed by parent

PLAYERS

  • Adhere to all Return to Play protocols
  • Wait in car until just before practice begins. Do not form groups.
  • No spitting. Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue or elbow. Wash hands or sanitize immediately.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training
  • Wash and sanitize training equipment after every training session
  • Do not share water, food, and/or equipment
  • Respect and practice social distancing
  • Place equipment, bags, etc. at least size feet apart (markers will be provided)
  • No use of bleachers
  • No high-fives, handshakes, knuckles, or group celebrations
  • YAA Covid-19 waiver must be signed
  • No grouping of players before or after training
  • Leave the soccer complex immediately after training
  • All communications with coaching staff will occur via emails, telephone or zoom calls regarding questions

COACHING STAFF

  • Inquire how athletes are feeling. If they are not feeling well, send them home. 
  • Ensure all coaching apparel is washed before coming to any training session
  • Ensure all equipment (balls, cones, pinnies) is washed and sanitized before and after every training session
  • Coach is the only person to place/pickup/touch cones, discs, or training equipment. 
  • Small group training introduced - controlled scrimmages / practice games
  • Create distance between players when explaining drills or the rules of the game. 
  • Physical contact to be minimized
  • No sharing of water
  • Provide physical guides, such as signs and mark playing fields, to make sure that coaches and players remain at least 6 feet apart.
  • No parents allowed on the field - no conversations with parents on the field or at the cars
  • No use of bleachers
  • No players carry coaching ball bags or coaching equipment

CLUB

  • Club Field Monitors will be present to ensure all protocols are followed and to help maintain social distancing with young and adults
  • Schedule times will change to limit cross over of early and late training sessions
  • All families must sign PBGYAA waiver prior to attending 

PBG Coaching with Social Distancing

PBG Club Updates

Covid-19 Updates

COVID-19 Information


PBGYAA is constantly monitoring governmental health agencies such as the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC), Florida’s Public Health Department, and county/local authorities. We will resume holding practices and events when it is safe to do so. We ask that all persons who are sick or who have been in close proximity to someone who is sick to stay home.

 

We ask that, when we are able to resume operations, all participants read and become familiar with the CDC guidance relating to social distancing, hand washing, and visiting public places:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC
www.cdc.gov
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

 

The CDC recommends that all persons take precautions to guard against infection. The CDC general recommendations can be found here:

Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities | Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 | CDC
www.cdc.gov
Guidance for visitors of parks and recreational facilities.

 

The following links are also recommended:

If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone | CDC
www.cdc.gov
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.