COVID - 19 Hotspurs Protocol

Any family and player coming to training must understand the burden that must be carried to ensure safety for all.

Checking temperatures and keeping equipment clean is crucial, if sick, notify your phase leader immediately so appropriate action can be taken.


The primary point of contact at Hotspurs for all questions related to COVID-19 is:

Marikaye DeTemple

coachmarikaye@hotspurs-soccer.com

814.553.2621

** = updates on 10/5/2020

**PA West MANDATORY COVID-19 Game Day Protocol ** click to review

**Game Day Protocol for Hotspurs Families

  • For both home and away game days, all players must complete their Health Check on TeamSnap and 'clear' to participate. 
  • For both home and away games, all players will have their temperature taken on arrival at the game. 
  • Players are permitted 2 spectators at each game. 
  • Spectators will have their temperature taken before the game. Please allow players to be checked in so they can proceed to their warmup before spectators check-in. 
  • Spectators must wear a mask at all time and maintain a 6ft social distance. 
  • Remain in the designated spectator zone -- MAP BELOW.

Game Protocol for Opponents:

  • Opposing team players will not be temperature checked unless the opponent requests we do for them. 
  • Players are permitted 2 spectators at the game.
  • Spectators will have their temperature taken before the game. Please allow players to be checked in so they can proceed to their warmup before spectators check-in. 
  • Spectators must wear a mask at all time and maintain a 6ft social distance. 
  • Remain in the designated spectator zone -- MAP BELOW.

 



Practice/Event Registration

  • All players are required to complete a Health Check in TeamSnap prior to each session. (HealthCheck opens up 8 hours before the scheduled activity begins).
    • Questions in Health Check:
      1. Have you experienced a fever of 100.4 degrees F or greater in the past 10 days?
      2. Have you received a positive result from a COVID-19 test within the past 14 days?
      3. Have you been in contact with anyone while they had COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
      4. In the past 14 days, have you, or someone you have been in contact with, traveled outside your state/province/country or to an area with restrictions due to COVID-19? * This question is to be marked 'no' unless participating in high-risk activities while traveling. *
      5. In the past 14 days, have you experienced any of the following new symptoms not attributed to another health condition? (Select all that apply.)
  • Upon arrival at the field, players will proceed to the check-in table to have their temperature taken.
  • Players not marked 'cleared' in TeamSnap and/or with a temperature will not be admitted to practice.
  • Players with high-risk travel (defined here) are requested to quarantine for 14 days on return and/or wear a mask while training. 
  • Parents must stay in the car for the duration of the session for YDP and CPP sessions.
  • 2 parents can accompany a child in the FP to the session and ideally then return to the car should they feel their child is safe. Should the parent wish to stay for the session they can, in the designated area outside of the field separated 6ft to any other parent.
  • **1 parent can attend the training for YDP and CPP sessions. Parents must wear a mask when moving/around players/coaches and need to maintain a safe distance from other parents. Ideally, parents will wait at the car for their players.**

Session Make-Up/Schedule:

  • Contact is permitted.
  • Full-sided games can be played, with subs maintaining social distance and/or wearing a mask.

Equipment & Sanitization:

  • No shared equipment.
  • Bibs/Training vests will be allocated to players for the training season. They are responsible to bring to each session.
  • Water bottles – Players need to bring water to practice. The public water fountains will not be in use.
  • No one touches any of the training equipment
  • Coaches will sanitize cones and equipment.
  • Families are expected to have very high standards for washing and cleaning equipment and clothes between sessions
  • Coaches will be wearing masks for the duration of their sessions they are coaching
  • Players are expected to make hand sanitizer a part of their soccer equipment, coaches will have a supply of sanitizer in their equipment bags should any player need some.

Playing Area:

  • Each training/game area has designated socially distanced areas to keep personal equipment.

Restrooms & Sanitization:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
  • Restrooms are sanitized daily
  • 2 max in the restroom -- will be manned by a volunteer
  • Hand Sanitizer available for coaches and players

If a player, coach, or direct volunteer falls ill, these steps must be taken:

  • Player (guardian) will notify their direct coach of illness. If suspected/being tested for COVID 19, the player may not return to practice – even if asymptomatic – until medically cleared. During the process of testing, the coach will immediately inform club director Tom Ovenden, Troy Mohney, and Marikaye DeTemple.

Directors will inform full team and coaching staff that was participating in the training group with the ill player/player being tested. Higher risk families at the training complex will also be alerted.

Any player getting recommended to get a COVID test by a doctor means that the age group he/she is in (including coaches) is suspended for 14 days or until a clear test is reported back to us.

Should the player test positive for COVID-19, the family must inform the designated directors to which the entire site will be informed of the result.

  • Coaches and direct volunteers that become ill will directly notify club director Tom Ovenden, Troy Mohney, and Marikaye DeTemple, with the same standards in place – if they suspect COVID-19/are being tested, they cannot return to practice until cleared medically.

Players in direct contact with the coach/volunteer will be informed immediately with the entire training site informed should there be a positive result.

Contact information: