Recommendations for returning to play and best practices to lower risk for your family.
Lonestar Soccer Club and Ascension Seton put the health and safety of our players, families, and staff at the forefront of all decisions. With this focus, along with the direction from state officials to allow individuals the opportunity to re-engage in outdoor sports, we have implemented the policies and procedures below that will guide our return to training beginning this August. These policies will be updated as the health situation progresses.
The purpose of these protocols is to minimize disease spread as best as possible. Our overarching goal is to reach a reasonable resocialization of soccer practice and competition, with priority attention paid to the health and safety of our athletes and staff.
The protocols discussed below are meant as general guidelines, and should be considered in the context of federal, state, and county recommendations.
All individuals should self-screen before attending training as outlined by State of Texas guidelines listed here: SELF-SCREEN. If you have any of these symptoms, DO NOT COME TO PRACTICE. Along the same line, if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive, it is important to adhere to CDC guidelines. Lastly, per U.S. Center for Disease Control guidelines, people 65 and older and people with serious underlying medical conditions should not attend activities.
Staff, spectators, and players will all play a role in keeping everyone safe. All soccer activities are optional. In order for sessions to be enjoyable and safe, those who attend will need to adhere to the policies below:
● No team gatherings that bring players closer than 6 feet
● No training vests will be used at training
● Coaches should instruct from a distance greater than or equal to 6 feet
● Coaches must wear nose and mouth covering
● Cleaning of equipment with disinfectant before and after training
● Spectators are encouraged to remain in their vehicles
● Should spectators enter training areas, they should follow proper social distancing protocols
● Should spectators enter training areas, they should wear a face covering
● Players should attempt to maintain a distance greater than or equal to 6 feet from others during moments of arrival, departure, breaks, and in-training/in-game stoppages
● Players are encouraged to wear nose and mouth covering when on the sidelines
● Players must bring their own hydration and only drink from their receptacle
● Players must bring their own soccer ball to training
● Players do not touch any equipment (cones, goals, etc.)
By following these guidelines above, we can continue our phased approach to external competition.
Additional Information and Recommendations
Supporting a Safe Return To Play - STYSA Presentation (July 30th, 2020)
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