This page is currently being drafted using Soccer Maine, Maine CDC, US CDC, and local guidelines and recommendations.

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Soccer Maine Return to Play

Return to Play Guidelines all 4 Phases

Club Responsibilities

  • Create and distribute protocols to our members. This must be done prior to beginning any training program.
  • Have an effective communication plan in place, identify strategies to notify adult leaders, youth and their families if we learn a participant, volunteer or official has developed COVID-19 and may have been infectious to others while at a youth activity, while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Be sensitive and accommodating to parents that may be uncomfortable with returning to play too quickly.
  • Have an action plan in place, in case of a positive test.
  • Train and educate all volunteers on protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations and other necessary information. It is the our responsibility to see that all volunteers and officials adhere to these protocols and requirements.
  • Be prepared to shut down and stop operations if the State of Maine changes its guidelines to require stoppage.
  • Provide adequate field space for physical distancing.

Coach Responsibilities

  • Ensure the health and safety of the Athletes.
  • Inquire how the athletes are feeling, send them home should they act or look ill.
  • Follow all state and local health protocols. Links provided below.
  • Ensure all athletes have their individual equipment (ball, water, bag, shin guards, etc.)
  • Coach is the only person to handle cones, disk etc.
  • All training outdoors and ensure physical distancing per state or local health guidelines.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment if training in a public location setting as mandated by that particular public space, (i.e. face mask.)
  • Have fun, stay positive – players and parents are looking to you to stay calm, supportive and caring during this time.
  • The use of scrimmage vest or pinnies is not recommended at this time.

Parent Responsibilities

  • Ensure child is healthy and check your child’s temperature before attending a training session. If your child has a temperature of 100° or higher, do not attend training session or activity.
  • Avoid carpooling when possible.
  • Stay in car or adhere to physical distance requirements, based on state and local health requirements.
  • Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every training session.
  • Ensure all equipment, cleats, ball, shin guards etc. are sanitized before and after every training.
  • Notify club immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason. This is a requirement.
  • Do not assist coach with equipment before or after training.
  • Be sure your child has necessary sanitizer with them at every training. This is a requirement.

Player Responsibilities

  • Take temperature before attending training session, if you have a temperature of 100° or higher, do not attend training session or activity.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
  • Bring and use, hand sanitizer with you to every training.
  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, snack or bag.
  • Practice physical distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
  • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every training.
  • No group celebrations, no high 5’s, hugs, handshakes etc.

Important Links