The health and safety of all players, coaches and parents is our top priority.

Updated August 21, 2021


GENERAL COVID PROTOCOL (Following CDC Guidelines):

  • For any player who tests positive for the COVID virus, effective immediately, they must quarantine for 10 days. A player can return after 10 days if they do not have symptoms.

  • If they have been around their teammates, then the entire team must quarantine for 10 days without testing or 7 days with testing (test must occur on day 5 or later).

  • If a sibling or household family member of a player is exposed to someone with COVID, the player/family does not need to quarantine unless they test positive. 

  • If a player has been exposed through close contact, they must quarantine for 10 days without testing or 7 days with testing (test must occur on day 5 or later).

  • If a player, any sibling, or any other household family member tests positive, they all must quarantine for 10 days. 

  • If a player is positive, the sibling's team does not need to quarantine unless the sibling tests positive and has been around his/her teammates. 

  • If your player or household family member has tested positive, please notify your coach and team manager immediately. 

  • People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a facial covering indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.

  • All coaches, concession staff, volunteers, and Referees will be required to wear face covering while indoors unless they have been vaccinated. Although we very strongly encourage wearing face coverings, it is not mandatory. 

  • Everyone must be mindful to maintain social distance at all games and practices.  

  • Due to the inaccuracy of the rapid test, results will not be accepted. Only PCR tests will be accepted for return to play.



  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after practice and games.

  • Players should not touch or share anyone's equipment, water, snack, or bag.

  • Practice social distancing - place bags, water bottles, and equipment at least 6-feet apart.

  • Wash and sanitize all personal equipment before and after every practice and/or game.

  • Use hand sanitizer at all practice and games.

  • Have enough water for the entire practice and/or game.



  • Masks are not required but are recommended for the safety of everyone.

  • Ensure your child is healthy. Monitor your child for fever/symptoms prior to arriving.

  • Please discuss social distancing guidelines with your child before arriving.

  • Ensure your child's clothing is washed after every practice session.

  • Notify the coach and team manager immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason or was exposed.

  • Be sure your child has hand sanitizer with them at every training.

  • Provide your player with enough drinks for the entire practice.



  • To ensure the health and safety of players in attendance.

  • If a player is showing signs of being unwell or is feeling unwell, the player will be sent home.

  • Direct and maintain social distance requirements for all players based on state and local health requirements.



  • Create and distribute health and safety protocols to all players and coaches.

  • Train and educate all staff on health and safety protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations, and other necessary information.

  • Club representatives will be present to ensure all protocols are followed and to help maintain social distancing with young and adults.



  • Follow facility guidelines and requirements. 

  • No Referee should officiate a game if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. 

  • Must be wearing (unless vaccinated) face covering during check-in and when leaving the fields. 

  • Sanitize all equipment prior to the game. 

  • Use only your own equipment. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our DOC, directors, team managers, or board members. You can also email us at



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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 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
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
Guidance for visitors of parks and recreational facilities.


The following links are also recommended:

If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone | CDC
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.