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 11/19/2020

 

**Masks must be worn during training.**

 



Indoor & Outdoor 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/complex, players will 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. 

Outdoor sessions:

 

**Masks must be worn during training.**

 

  • Parents/spectators ideally will remain in the car. They must wear a mask when moving around/near players, coaches, and other parents. Need to maintain a safe distance from other parents.
  • 2 parents can accompany a child in the FP to the session, 1 parent can attend the training for YDP and CPP sessions.
  • No Offseason - Entry/exit as designated on the map below. All players MUST wear a mask for entry/exit.

Indoor sessions:

**Masks must be worn during training.**

 

  • Family Sports Center: 1 spectator can accompany a child in the FP (2009 and younger) 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 will have their temperature taken, must wear a mask, and must maintain a social distance from other parents. No spectators are allowed for YDP/CPP training (2008 and older).
  • Pine-Richland Youth Center: No spectators are permitted. Masks must be worn on entry/exit by all players.  Players/Coaches will sanitize hands upon entry to the building.
  • PISA: No spectators are permitted. Masks must be worn on entry/exit by all players. 
  • Legends: No spectators are permitted. Masks must be worn on entry/exit by all players. Players will enter through the mall entrance and leave out of the Legends entrance. 

 

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:

  • 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 - follow designated signage for restrooms max occupancy.**
  • 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 until medically cleared.

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. **All positive results must be reported to the County Health Officials by the family. The Club will participate in contact tracing.**

  • 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.

Contact information:



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

Fall 2020 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.

 


 

  • Foundation Phase players will use the middle ramp entry/exit. Please see the Hotspurs volunteers (other teams/clubs are checking their families in as well).
  • Youth Development Phase/College Prep Phase players will use the check-in set up at the corner of the bubble/field one, closest to the road.

Requested traffic flow -- come in along the road side of the parking lot and if dropping off, circle around towards the construction. On pick-up, park your car and exit your car to meet your child near the top ramp/handicap parking area. 

Please maintain safe speeds and stay on alert at all times as players and parents are walking through the lot. 

  • Players training on the turf field will enter the building through the side door (closest to the Gymnastics parking). 

 

  • Players training on the Futsal court will enter the building at the door on the opposite side of the building (farthest away from the gymnastics parking) and proceed straight up to the court. 

 

  • ALL players will exit through the front doors. 

 

  • Players should arrive no more than 5 mins before the start of the session. Parents for FP, please let all players have their temperatures checked first. 

 

Requested traffic flow -- drop your player off near the door they will be entering and drive around the building to the front where they will exit.