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May, 2021

Udated Protocol for COVID

AYSO REGION 205 PROTOCOL FOR COVID-19
UPDATED MAY 15, 2021
COACHES
• A face mask, worn properly over the nose and mouth, is required for the duration
of games and practices, There is no medical or other exemption to this requirement.
• Coaches should maintain social distancing requirements from players and family
members.
• Ensure all players have and handle their own labeled equipment (ball, water bottle,
training disks, etc.).
• Coach should be the only person to handle coaching equipment (e.g.: cones, disks,
etc.); do not let parents or attendees assist.
• Hand sanitizer or handwashing on arrival, half-time and at the end of training session.
• No shared equipment in use (players will be provided with individual bibs/pinnies
or can bring game jerseys as requested).
• No physical greeting of players (verbal acknowledgement is expected).
• Stay positive and create a fun environment in this new normal.
● No throw-ins. Replay will be kick-ins.
● No handshakes after the game, use walk by line recognition 6 feet apart.
● Parents watch from car or as a family 6 feet apart on sidelines
● No restroom facilities will be provided or available at the fields.
● Game ball is kept by the Coach
● Games cancelled due to COVID_19 can be rescheduled after quarantine until the
end of the season.
● As much as possible, keep players six feet apart from one another during
warmups and practices.
PLAYERS
• A face mask, worn properly over the nose and mouth, is required for the duration
of games and practices, There is no medical or other exemption to this requirement.
• Inform parent if they feel unwell.
• Wash or sanitize hands before and after training.
• Responsible for cleaning all required equipment after each training sessions (ball,
cleats, shin guards, etc.).
• Bring and use your own labeled hand sanitizer at every session.
• Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment.
• Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
• No sharing drinks or snacks. Players should mark their own water bottle.
● Players must use their own hand cleaner and use their own ball
● As much as possible keep players six feet apart from one another during warmups
● No restroom facilities will be provided or available at the fields.
REFEREE
• A face mask, worn properly over the nose and mouth, is required for the duration
of games and practices, There is no medical or other exemption to this requirement.
• Maintain a safe distance from all players during match officiating as much as possible.
● Participants or spectators not following Region 205 COVID-19 Protocols should be
brought to the coach.
● Players not properly wearing face masks should be warned to correct their behavior.
Repeated mask infractions will result in a direct kick for the opposing team.
● Maintain and enforce social distancing for players during pre-game instructions.
● Modify pre-game (player check-in, coin toss) and post-game activities to be socially
distant.
● No restroom facilities will be provided or available at the fields.
SPECTATORS/PARENTS
• A face mask, worn properly over the nose and mouth, is required for the duration
of games and practices, There is no medical or other exemption to this requirement.
• Spectators and parents should maintain social distancing requirements of 6 feet
from players and family members.
• Ensure your child is healthy. Test child’s temperature before departing for soccer
practice (if above 100.4, do not attend). The Coach or Commissioner must be contacted.
• Drop off players and receive verbal acknowledgement from the coach.
• Stay in car or adhere to social distance requirements, based on state and local
health requirements.
• Recommended that child’s clothing is washed after every training.
• Recommended that all equipment (ball, cleats, shin guards, etc.) are sanitized
before and after every practice.
• Recommended that child has hand sanitizing products with them at every session.
• Notify your coach immediately if your child or family member becomes ill for
any reason.
• Do not assist coach with equipment before or after training.
• Check Region and Coach communication, (text and/or email) regularly.
● Provide snacks for your own child
● No restroom facilities will be provided or available at the fields.
AYSO REGION
• Maintain participant confidentiality regarding health status.
• Provide coaches and referees with a detailed explanation and training on these
recommendations.
• Schedule practices and games with ample space for player distancing.
• Be sensitive and accommodating to parents who may be uncomfortable with
returning to play at this time.
● Modify and update these protocols, as appropriate, and communicate changes
to the Region.
• Maintain a two-way communication path between Region 205 and it's members
for parents to communicate their concerns or questions
DIVISION 3 (and those not 13 but playing in Division 3)
ALL PLAYERS MUST BE TESTED WEEKLY, BEGINNING APRIL 2.
This includes any team activity, such as practice and games. Any player not tested
or has a positive result will be excluded from team activities until a negative test
result is obtained. The Coach must be given a copy of the test. The coach has the
master list. He will record the negative test dates. The coach will email his COVID-19
sheet to Lori Davis and John Reeber weekly. He will drop off the test results the
parents have given him weekly to Lori Davis, at 2400 Trumble. Trenton.
There are several options for the parent to get their child tested for COVID-19,
that are free. Such as:
Trenton Urgent Care ( does not accept Aetna, Total Health Care)
Beaumont Urgent Care (at 8 am)
Child's School
ADDITIONAL UPDATE 11-Apr-21
Region 205 will cooperate with the Governor of Michigan's request to pause our Spring
Sports for 2 weeks, beginning April 12 -through April 26. The coaches, parents
and volunteers will be notified by April 25 if the stay will extend beyond April 26.
This may extend the season an additional 2 weeks.
ADDITIONAL UPDATE 15-May-21
As posted by the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association, (MSYSA), as of
May 15, 2021 masks are NOT required for outdoor soccer games. This
includes players, spectators, coaches, and referees. This does NOT impact
the testing requirement for those players 13 - 19. That policy is required for
players to participate in any team activity, games, practices or meetings.
The COVID-19 protocol representative is:
John Reeber [email protected] text 734-512-8219
Lori Davis [email protected] 734.672.6371

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