Return to Play Protocols

Return to Play Protocols

We are excited that finally we are able to get back to playing soccer. We have been working hard with NorCal Premier, the county and our local parks and rec to ensure that we have protocols in place to keep everyone safe during our training and matches. Below you will find the protocols that all of our parents and players will need to follow as we get back to playing games.. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please don’t hesitate to ask your coach, director, or feel free to email us at chivasacademy@hotmail.com.

Consent Form To Return to Play

All players will need to sign an informed consent form (link below to download) before they will be allowed back on the field. Coaches will be communicating additional information on this topic. All forms should be returned to your coach as soon as possible.

Parental Consent for Child to Participate in Youth Soccer Competition

NorCal Premier Return to Competition Policies/FAQs

NorCal Premier has published Return to Play Competition Policies and FAQs that we expect all of our parents, players, coaches, and employees to follow when participating or observing South Valley Chivas events. In addition to these policies, we may additionally request that our membership follow additional protocols put in place by our opponents while playing in away games. You coach will communicate additional protocols prior to the game. This could include how to enter or exit fields, mask requirements, etc. Please familiarize yourself with NorCal policies and respect that we must follow these in order to get our kids back on the field.

COVID-19 Roles and Responsibilities

As we get back to playing soccer, it is important to recognize and understand that everyone plays a role in the creating a safe, controlled environment that allows everyone to participate. The roles and their responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Coach

  • Prior to arrival to trainings and competitions, it is recommended that you complete the CDC Screening Tool located at here.
  • Follow all Return to Play protocols 
  • Inquire how athletes are feeling. If they are not feeling well, send them home.
  • Ensure all athletes have their individual equipment (ball, water, shin guards, etc.)
  • Coach is the only person to place/pick-up/touch cones, discs, or training equipment
  • Ensure that training  equipment is disinfected after each use. 
  • Respect players, parents, and families by accommodating those that may not yet be comfortable with returning.

Parents

  • Prior to arrival to trainings and competitions, it is recommended that you complete the CDC Screening Tool located at here.
  • If you are not comfortable with returning to play, DON’T. You are the only one who will make the decision when your child returns to play. 
  • Check child’s temperature before coming to any activity. Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every training session.
  • Ensure all equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards, etc.) are sanitized before and after every training.
  • Notify Club/coach immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.
  • Supply your child with individual sanitizer.
  • Adhere to social distancing requirement.
  • Ensure you child has plenty of water in his/her own water bottle

Player

  • If you are not comfortable with returning to play, DON’T.
  • Adhere to all Return to Play protocols
  • Prior to arrival to trainings and competitions, it is recommended that you complete the CDC Screening Tool located at here.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
  • Wash and sanitize training equipment (shoes, shin guards, clothing) after every training 
  • Do not share water, food, or equipment.
  • Respect and practice social distancing.
  • No high 5’s, handshakes, knuckles, or group celebrations

CA Department Of Public Health Guidelines

Guidelines as published by the CA Department of Public Health