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N.J. Youth Soccer COVID-19 Guidance


Club Responsibilities

  • Distribute and post Return to Play protocols
  • Be understanding of parents that may delay returning to play
  • Provide adequate field space for physical distancing (6 feet apart)
  • Have an effective communication plan

Coach Responsibilities

  • Follow all Return to Play protocols
  • Send players home if they are not feeling well
  • Provide adequate physical distancing at all times
  • Ensure players are not sharing water / equipment
  • Wear a face mask when coaching
  • Only Coach handles equipment
  • Be understanding of parents/players that may delay returning to play

Parent Responsibilities

  • Check your child’s temperature before any team related event
  • Notify your club immediately if your child becomes ill
  • Ensure your child has sanitizing products and plenty of water
  • Stay in car or adhere to social distance requirements
  • Ensure washing (e.g. hands) takes place before and after every training
  • Ensure clothes and equipment are sanitized before and after every training

Player Responsibilities

  • Bring and use hand sanitizer
  • Be open and transparent with coach
  • Place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart
  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food, or bags
  • No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
  • Respect and practice physical distancing
  • Wear mask before and immediately after events
  • Wash hands thoroughly and immediately after events
  • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after events



Phase 3: Begins June 22

  • Group Training Introduced
  • Maintain Physical Distancing
  • No Sharing Water / Equipment (Ball Permitted)
  • Use of PPE for Coaches (Optional for Players)
  • Stagger Practice Times

Phase 4: Begins July 6

  • Full Return to Play - No Training Restrictions
  • No Sharing Water / Equipment (Ball Permitted)
  • Spectators / Players Remain 6 feet Apart Off the Field