DISCLAIMER: The information in this document is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content including text, graphics, images, and information, are provided for general information purposes only.
On September 15, 2020 the OHA provided new guidelines for youth sports which allowed minimal to medium contact for “non-contact” sports. These new guidelines superseded all regulations created for the phased reopening of the county. Soccer is defined by the Oregon Health Authority as a “non-contact” sport. Beginning on September 18 WUFC implemented a plan to allow children to play soccer within the modified rules that follow the OHA safety guidelines.
Players are allowed to play soccer if:
• There are less than 50 people at a field
• All participants, coaches and spectators wear face coverings
• Eliminate all “non-essential” contact
• Provide hand sanitizer stations
• Create schedules that allow for participants of one game or practice to leave before
the next scheduled event begins.
We will be staggering kick off times in an effort to reduce foot traffic and parking lot congestion. We ask that you arrive at your event no earlier than TEN minutes before your scheduled time. We have built in time for warm ups. Do not group up for conversations AFTER an event . As soon as your event is complete PLEASE
leave the venue to clear things out for the next group.
While bathrooms may be open at the venues we are using we are asking that you refrain from using the park facilities unless absolutely necessary. We want to reduce the number of people using the restrooms if possible as restrooms are an enclosed area and are traditionally used by many people. Please try to use the bathroom right
before your game to reduce the need to use park facilities.
Please be careful, safe and courteous when parking for soccer events. Leave space between cars if possible. Wear face coverings from the moment you get out of your car and wear it until you are seated in your car. Avoid walking to fields in groups or close to others walking to the fields. Wait a moment for a clear time and space to walk to the
fields and wait to get into your car until it is clear around your vehicle.
WUFC RETURN TO PLAY PLAN POLICIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
These are the specific responsibilities for the club, coaches, parents and players for our Return To Play,
• The club will create a hybrid game that follows the guidelines as stated by the OHA
• The club will provide adequate field space for the required social distancing.
(All players and coaches must stay at least six feet apart at all times.)
• We will work to limit numbers to 50 participants per field per game.
• We will educate staff/volunteers on protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations and other necessary safety information.
• We will require all players to bring and ONLY use their own water bottles
• We will educate our players and families on healthy behavior while on the field.
• We will create and distribute protocols, policies/responsibilities to all members.
Make all resources available through the club’s website
• We will require players not feeling well to stay home.
• We will maintain participant confidentiality regarding health status.
• The club will provide field maps for all of the venues we will be using this fall.
• Strive to ensure the health and safety of players.
• Inquire how the athletes are feeling. The coach will inform a player’s parents if a player becomes ill.
• Follow all state and local health protocols and guidelines.
• Ensure players have their own personal equipment (water bottle, bag etc.)
• Ensure coach is the only person to handle equipment if equipment is ever needed
• Wear a face covering at all times
• Let your parent and or coach know if you are not feeling well.
• Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
• Bring and use hand sanitizer with you to every training and game if possible.
• Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment. Place gear on designated spots.
• Maintain social distancing when not playing in a game.
• Wash and sanitize all equipment and apparel before and after every training.
• No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
• Do not touch goals, cones or any other equipment
• Do not gather in small groups before or after practices and games.
• Do NOT touch other players except for essential contact needed to play the game.
• Ensure your child is healthy, and check your child’s temperature before your game.
• Do not send your player to training if your child feels sick.
• We recommend equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards etc.) are sanitized before and after every game.
• We recommend providing your child with personal sanitizing products.
• Educate your child about proper behavior for social distancing.
• Park in designated lots for games. Do not show up earlier than 10 minutes for games.
• Avoid gathering in groups and staying after games to talk.