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2020 Fall Intramural Safety Plan

These protocols and guidelines do not supersede township, county, or state directives and will change as needed to adapt to the environment.  We ask that our community be flexible regarding changes that we make.  We will communicate as often as necessary and be transparent about the state of the season.


It is imperative that everyone follow the guidelines set forth here.  Non-compliance can result in the program being shut down and the season being canceled.  


Our priorities are:

  • first and foremost, the health and safety of players, training staff, volunteers, and our neighbors in the community

  • providing an excellent and safe soccer development environment for every player

  • being good stewards of our families’ financial investment and the resources of our community

PRE-PRACTICE AND PRE-GAME DAY PROCEDURES


  • Health check by parent on player to ensure regular temperature and no symptoms of sickness, before every practice and game.

  • No player or coach can attend a practice or game if they have a temperature >100.4 or are feeling unwell.

  • Each player must have their own equipment, including ball, cleats, shin guards, practice jersey, etc.

  • No water, water bottles, drinks or food of any kind can be shared between players. Please label all items.

  • Players should bring hand sanitizer, tissues, and any other personal health items they may require.

PRACTICE ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

  • Families should avoid car pooling with other Club members who are not in the same household.

  • Players and parents should park in designated spots for their practice at the facility. (See facility map for exact location)

  • No player should arrive earlier than 10 minutes before their practice time.

  • Parents & players must wear face coverings when exiting their vehicle and walking to their designated field.

  • Start times will be staggered to minimize overlap between sessions. 

  • Players will have a designated area for their equipment.

DURING PRACTICE

  • Practices will be structured to minimize physical contact between players.

  • Coaches will be provided suggested drills and activities to use during practice.

  • Coaches will wear face coverings throughout practice and when in proximity to other people.

  • No unnecessary contact between players during practices, including: high-fives, handshakes, or other celebrations.

  • Coaches will move all equipment as necessary. Players will not touch equipment.

  • Players are encouraged to wear face coverings at water breaks or when not in active practice time.

  • It is recommended that parents watch practice from their vehicle.

  • Parents must maintain physical distance at all times with anyone not in their household while at the practice facility.

  • Coaches are discouraged from using pinnies and other communal equipment.


POST PRACTICE PROCEDURES

  • Players must clean their personal equipment area, nothing may remain behind. 

  • Players are asked to quickly gather their belongings and leave the field to provide adequate time for the next group to arrive and set up for their session.

  • Players must wear masks at the completion of practice until they are inside their vehicle.

  • Players must be picked up at designated pick-up areas. 

  • Players should wash hands once home.

  • Player’s equipment should be sanitized after practice. 

  • Coaches will sanitize any team equipment after each practice.

GAME DAY PROCEDURES

  • No player should arrive earlier than 15 minutes before their game time.

  • Families should avoid car pooling with other families and teammates who are not in the same household.

  • Players and parents should park in designated spots for their game at the facility. (See facility map for exact location)

  • Players and spectators must wear face covering while walking from parking lot to their assigned field.

  • It is strongly recommended that families limit the number of spectators who attend a game. 

  • Field layouts and game schedules have been modified to increase space and reduce crowding. 

  • No team benches will be allowed as players should remain physically distance when not in the game.

  • Teams and their spectators will be located on opposite sides of the field. See representative field layout.

  • Spectators must wear face coverings during the game and while they are not able to be physically distant from others.

TENTATIVE FIELD LAYOUT



BROWNSBURG PARK GUIDELINES

  • Bathrooms are open and sanitized daily.  Limited to one person (or family) at a time. 

  • No water fountains.  Visitors must bring their own water bottles.

  • Playgrounds are high-contact areas and are not sanitized. Play at your own risk.

  • Complete guide for Upper Makefield Township Parks can be found here.

Contact

Patriot FC

12 Taylor Way 
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania 18977

Email: [email protected]

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