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Return To Play Game Day Policy Return To Play Game Day Policy

This page is meant to serve as a guideline and resource for West Morris Soccer Club as it applies to Return to Play policies due to Covid-19. The plan below demonstrates the protocols that West Morris Soccer Club is currently implementing as we Return to Play.  We ask that you please read, understand, and assist us in complying with these guidelines.

West Morris Soccer Club will always seek to follow government regulations and guidelines, as well as follow US Youth Soccer and NJ Youth Soccer governing body guidance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends physical distancing of six-feet between people and the wearing of personal protective masks as fundamental interventions that prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The protocols being put into place by WMSC are being communicated to our members, coaches, training partners, opponents, game officials, and local health and safety officials through this page, as well as through other communications.

The information in this document is NOT intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, are provided for general informational purposes only. The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, US Youth Soccer and West Morris Soccer Club makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the completeness of this information. Further, West Morris Soccer club will always seek advice from medical professionals and/or public health officials in our area with specific questions. These guidelines address only early phases of return-to-play and additional guidelines may, or may not, follow as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

Below are the suggested criteria that the West Morris Soccer Club will request for participation from our both clubs, athletes, parents, coaches, game officials, and staff.

Participant Responsibilities:

  • All players and coaches, and game officials should do a temperature self-check prior to the game.
  • If anyone has a temperature over 100 degrees, they should not attend the game.
  • If anyone feels sick or has any symptoms of COVID-19, they should not attend the game.
  • If anyone has had close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, they should not attend the game.
  • In accordance with State regulations, if anyone has travelled to one of the states Designated Here in the last 14 days, they should not attend the game
  • Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.
  • All people planning to be on-site should follow all social distancing guidelines as published by cdc and local and state government, including bringing their own face coverings, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, hydration, and food if necessary
  • No team or group pictures allowed on-site
  • No team benches will be provided, and teams should not ring their own bench (as players must remain 6 ft apart while not playing)
  • Teams shall mark specific areas for their players around their team sideline and bench/technical area providing adequare social distancing for non-participating players (e.g. players' bags 6 ft apart)
  • Everyone at the event is required to wear a face covering upon arrival when traveling from their vehicle to the fields; upon departure when traveling from the fields to their vehicle; when moving around the facility between fields and through communal areas such as bathrooms, and when not properly social distancing
  • All players, coaches, and game officials will have a temperature check administered prior to participation. Anyone with a temperature over 100 degrees, will not be allowed to participate
  • Players are required to social distance when not playing and to wear face coverings at all times when in the team technical area during games - Players may only remove face coverings during active warm up or when entering the game
  • Coaches must wear face coverings when addressing players in close proximity. Coach(es) and players should maintain social distancing during half time, water breaks and at all times when off the field of play
  • Do not share water bottles, drinks or food or any personal items
  • Hand contact of any kind will be prohibited (i.e. handshakes, ‘high fives,’ etc.)
  • Spectators should be separated (in clearly marked areas) to comply with all social distancing guidelines (6 feet apart)
  • Spectators and supporters should be located on the same side of field as the team they support
  • Most of all - Have fun, stay positive, and follow the guidelines, setting a good example for the players.

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