We know the COVID-19 outbreak has been stressful to many and recognize that exercising and participating in activities like sports can be a healthy way to cope with stress and connect with our community. After careful thought, we are excited to let you know that we have decided to open-up registration, on a conditional basis, for the fall 2020 soccer season. We are not collecting any registration fees at this time. We will follow CDC and state guidelines to protect players, families, and our community. We will be mandating players, coaches and parents comply with the following key principles of disease management:
Use of Masks
The health and safety of the players, their families, and our community remain our highest priority. Below, you will find a summary of some of the actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible while allowing our athletes to play. We will:
- Clean and disinfect balls, cones and pinnies after each practice session or game.
Reduce physical closeness or contact between players when possible by focusing on individual skills (like dribbling or kicking), keeping players in small groups and establishing separate and distant storage points for each players equipment, encourage players and coaches to remain 6 feet apart whenever possible and to discourage unnecessary physical contact, such as high-fives, handshakes, fist bumps, and hugs.
Promote healthy hygiene practices by providing hand sanitizer before, during and after practices and games, encouraging children to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or to use the inside of their elbow, and reminding them to not to spit.
Require everyone to wear a cloth face covering when not actively practicing or playing. As a reminder, cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
Prohibit anyone other than the coaches from touching equipment such as cones, corner flags, etc.
Comply with CDC and state guidelines so these points may change.
Anyone who is sick or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19— including players, family members, coaches, staff and spectators — should not attend practices or games. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.
To register click on the following link. If you registered a child last year you can reuse that account. If you are new to Southshire Youth Soccer create and new account. Registrations must be received by August 1st.
We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a financial hardship for many families so we have decided to reduce registration fees for the this season. Fees this year will be $30 for one player in a family, $30 each for two players in a family and $25 each for 3 or more players in a family. Scholarships are available with parent volunteer involvement required.
We look forward to seeing you on the soccer pitch.
Thank you and stay well,
Southshire Youth Soccer Club