Return-To-Play Operational Plan
Lincoln Youth Soccer
The health and safety of our players, coaches, and LYS families take priority in our club’s decisions in returning to play. While orders from Governor Brown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 remain in place, LYS has created a list of precautions and processes to be implemented once team activities are allowed to resume.
These protocols have been developed in consultation with our LYS Board, respected health professionals in our LYS Community, Oregon Youth Soccer and our partner Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists. These protocols do not have a set duration, but the club will adhere to the recommendations of public health officials and make adjustments as needed. LYS follows Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA) recommendations and is insured through OYSA insurance.
We also recognize that each family has a different situation that may influence their desire to return to play. We want to make it clear that it is ultimately each family’s decision regarding if/when they feel comfortable having their player return to the field. Players will not be penalized for deciding not to participate, so families should make the best decision for their unique situation.
The #1 priority for LYS is always the physical and psychological health and safety of our players. If we can return to play in a thoughtful and responsible way, we know that it will have a significant positive impact for our children.
If you have any questions, concerns, and input please do not hesitate to reach out to Director@LincolnYouthSoccer.org
The following rules/protocols are designed to align with Oregon Health Authority and OYSA guidelines. Participants must be healthy, and free of any symptoms, in order to participate. It is incumbent on all of us to use an abundance of caution and not participate if we have any symptoms (cough, temperature, sore throat, fatigue, headache, shortness of breath etc) or if we have had any contact with anyone with confirmed Covid-19.
BASELINE (STAY HOME) PHASE: No in-person LYS activities. Zoom practice/activities, online education and individual training only.
PHASE 1 / PHASE 2: Training groups of up to 25 players, and games with restrictions. Social distancing and limiting contact is encouraged whenever possible. Safety protocols and procedures for this phase are:
Thanks for your cooperation in keeping our LYS players and families safe.