COVID-19 Club Guidelines

 

Herndon Youth Soccer follows guidance from Virginia state officials, the CDC, Fairfax County and VYSA to ensure players, families, coaches and our community remain safe. Please read this section for:

Our goal is to keep outdoor soccer as safe as possible and open as an outlet for children during these challenging times. Soccer aids in their personal, social, mental, and physical development, and this has become even more critical now after an extended period of isolation at home. 

With safety measures and protocols in place, we can keep the risk of transmission on the soccer field low to ensure the opportunity to play soccer in a safer environment. Every family should weigh the risk that participating in outdoor team sports brings and determine what is best for their family. For the families choosing to participate, here are our club guidelines and protocols.

Safety Precaution Guidelines

PRE-SCREENING: Every individual player/family MUST conduct a pre-screening and do a self check prior to leaving the home for every team training/game/event.  

SOCIAL DISTANCING: Players must maintain social distancing at the soccer field of at least 6 feet when practicable. This means each player must have their belongings placed at least 6 feet apart and maintain that distance when gathering on the sidelines. No team celebrations, high-fives, handshakes, etc. No sharing of water bottles. Coaches should remind players to be distanced when coming in for team talks.

FACE MASKS: All players must wear face masks upon entering and exiting the fields. Coaches and Spectators that are unvaccinated must wear face masks at the fields at all times.

  • For trainings: Spectators must remain socially distanced on the sidelines and not enter the field of play. Unvaccinated coaches and spectators wear masks at all times. All players wear face masks when entering/departing the field. Players are not required to wear face masks during training.
     
  • For league games: Please see our club COVID-19 Game-Day Protocol.

GENERAL HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Wash hands regularly
  • Keep hand sanitizer for use at the field
  • Avoid touching face
  • Cough or sneeze into elbow
  • Clean and disinfect high contact surfaces