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Return to Play

Covid-19 Return to Play Guidelines

WHEN WILL TRAINING FOR THE 2020/21 SEASON BEGIN?

Starting in June, you can expect weekly check-ins with activities for your athletes to be doing at home.
Athletes will be encouraged to share their progress with their Director of Coaching and team leadership, via Team Snap. All registered players will be receiving an invitation to join Team Snap very soon.
Our FC Leadership team is committed to having our athletes back on the field as soon as possible.
Our Director of Coaching is working on a plan to safely resume in-person trainings, as soon as city fields become available for rental again.

 

HOW WILL TEAM ASSIGNMENT BE DETERMINED?

Any player interested in competing at a higher level of soccer is welcome to automatically register with Everett FC this year. Players will be evaluated for team assignment, when in-person training is able to resume.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE COVID-19 SHUTDOWN ENDS UP CANCELING ALL (OR PART) OF THE SEASON?

It is our highest priority to keep our young athletes healthy and safe. In the event that our season is delayed or cancelled, the following will be our guidelines for refunds:

  • Full refunds will be issued until the time that uniforms and player cards are ordered. (Generally this happens around mid-summer. We will do our best to delay any purchases until the last possible moment.
  • Partial refunds will be issued using proration and based on the portion of the season that is impacted.

As we look toward to resuming in-person trainings, we are receiving many questions about safety planning and expectations. EYSC will be following the guidance of Washington Youth Soccer in determining best practices.

 

GENERAL GUIDANCE FROM WASHINGTON YOUTH SOCCER:

  • Be smart. If you are sick, stay home. This applies to everyone: players,coaches,and parents. If you have been sick, stay home for 14 days after recovery.
  • Screening: Greet all participants before practice and ask if they have been sick in the last 14 days or in direct contact with a person who is sick. Send home immediately if the answer is ‘yes.’
  • Sanitize: Have hand sanitizer available and encourage handwashing before and after all activities
  • Group play: All activities must be limited to the max number allowed in the current phase
  • Physical play. Facilitate soccer activities that eliminate physical contact. All drills and small-sided games should have as little physical contact as possible. Tackling,shielding, etc. should not be included in small-sided games or drills.
  • No high-fives, handshakes. or hugs: As much as we want to physically connect, this is not a safe practice for anybody right now
  • Masks: Coaches and spectators should wear a mask before, during, and after practice. Players should wear a mask when not actively practicing.
  • Drop-off/pick·up: If possible, parents should remain in car for drop-off and pick-up. All spectators must remain 6 feet apart.
  • Waterbottles: To minimize accidental sharing of water, players must keep their waterbottles in their own bag when not in use.
  • Have fun, stay positive: Everyone is looking to each other to stay calm, supportive,and compassionate during this time

 

Learn More

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