Mike Getman Soccer Camp – COVID-19 Protocols and Policies

SELF-SCREEN

Prior to attending or participating in a camp, practice or other event, all involved – players, parents, coaches/staff, referees, spectators, volunteers, etc. must complete a COVID-19 self- screen. Screen yourself and parents screen your player by answering the following questions:

  • Have you had a fever with a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the last 48-hours?
  • Do you have any of these symptoms: cough, headache, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, fatigue, or other flu-like symptoms?
  • Have you experienced any of the symptoms described in Question 2 within the last 14 days?
  • Have you had exposure to or close contact with a person under quarantine or person under investigation for COVID-19 within the last 14-days?
  • Have you had exposure to or close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?

If you answer YES to any of the screening questions, STAY HOME! If you are an at risk individual or immunocompromised, consult your medical provider and take recommended precautions before participating in competition.

PRE-EVENT

Before entering the field to attend or participate in a game, scrimmage, practice, camp, or other sanctioned event, all involved – players, parents, coaches/staff, referees, spectators, volunteers, etc. must adhere to the following:

  • Take your temperature and your player’s temperature before entering or arriving at the field. If the temperature is over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you are not permitted to enter the field. You must be temperature free for 48-hours to return to soccer activity.
  • Players are not permitted to enter the field until 15-minutes before their scheduled warm-up time. Remain in your vehicle until you are permitted to enter the fields. This allows participants from the previous event to leave the field and reduce interactions.
  • Where applicable, players will enter the fields through a designated entrance.
  • Before entering the fields, you are required to apply hand sanitizer (self-supplied).
  • You must wear a mask or facial covering (self-supplied) that covers your nose and mouth to enter the fields.
  • Players must bring their own equipment (shin guards, water bottle, etc.).
  • Players must have personal hand sanitizer (self-supplied) with them when attending a camp.

DURING CAMP

During a camp or other sanctioned event, all involved – players, parents, coaches/staff, referees, spectators, etc. must adhere to the following based on their role or the game activity (player check-in, player substitutions, half-time, and post- game).

Note – Socially Distanced is a minimum of 6-feet apart.

PLAYERS & COACHES

  • No physical contact between coaches and players except for the extent necessary and only for the time required to directly participate in the competition.
  • Players and coaches should remain socially distanced on the sideline in the designated Technical and Team Areas.
  • Coaches will mark socially distanced player stations for each player where players will keep their equipment and remain when not actively participating in the game.
  • High-fives, handshakes, fist-bumps, hugs, player huddles, group celebrations, and the like are not permitted.
  • Coaches confirm each player has completed their self-screen before warm-ups begin.
  • Coaches must wear a mask or facial covering that covers their nose and mouth at all times.  Coaches may remove their masks to coach if outside of 10 feet from any individuals.
  • Players and coaches must wear a mask or facial covering that covers their nose and mouth at all times except when directly participating in the warm-up, practice or game. This includes players and coaches in the designated Team Area that are not actively participating and/or unable to maintain social distancing.
  • No sharing of water/drinking bottles, coolers, cups, food, equipment (shin-guards, etc.), or any personal items between anyone.
  • No spitting.
  • Players should sanitize their hands each time they come off the field.
  • Only coaches are permitted to touch and handle training equipment (cones, discs, poles, etc.)
  • If applicable, Players are assigned a pinnie/bib for the camp and are not to share their pinnie during the warm-up, small sided games and drills, or game.
  • Coaches will remind players upon arrival of all guidelines to follow during training and matches.

PARENTS & Family Members

  • Parents must wear a mask or facial covering that covers their nose and mouth at all times; following the Alabama Safer-at-Home Order face mask requirement.
  • Parents should be socially distanced between households at all times.
  • Please be cognizant of those around you so as to maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Parents are not permitted inside the playing facility at any time.

CAMPER CHECK-IN

  • Everyone involved in the player check-in must wear a mask or facial covering that covers their nose and mouth.

POST-CAMP

  • Players and coaches should be socially distanced during any post-camp addresses.
  • Players, coaches, and other camp staff should sanitize their hands when leaving and returning to the field.
  • Limit post-camp activity and leave the field as quickly as possible to avoid and limit interaction with non-family members.
  • At the completion of camp activities, players and coaches must put on their mask or facial covering (self-supplied) that covers nose and mouth to leave the field.
  • All involved should remain socially distanced between households when leaving the fields.
  • Players, coaches, and other staff should apply hand sanitizer (self- supplied) before leaving the field.
  • All involved should leave through the designated exit, where applicable, and proceed directly to their vehicle.
  • Players, coaches, and referees must sanitize their equipment after each game.
  • The Camp will follow reporting and notification protocols if someone involved in a competition has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

RESTROOM USE

The Camp uses City provided soccer facilities and fields to conduct our soccer sessions/activities. City Parks and Rec staff are responsible for routinely cleaning and sanitizing restrooms and other “high-touch” areas.

  • Anyone using these shared restroom facilities must adhere to social distancing requirements, wear a mask, and wash their hands before leaving the restroom. Coaches/staff, players, parents, spectators, and volunteers must also sanitize their hands before returning to the fields. Coaches will ensure their players sanitize their hands before returning to their designated field and rejoining the competition.