LYS COVID Return to Play Protocols

LYS Fall 2021 Covid Guidelines

The health and safety of our players, coaches, and LYS families take priority in our club’s decisions about Covid guidelines. The club will adhere to the recommendations of public health officials and make adjustments as needed. The #1 priority for LYS is always the physical and psychological health and safety of our players. And we know that playing soccer, with thoughtful and responsible guidelines in place, has had a significant positive impact for our children, many of whom have been playing with precautions since last September without significant issues.

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 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. We ask families to follow OHA guidelines.  

Social distancing and limiting contact is encouraged whenever possible. Safety protocols and procedures include:

  • Players/coaches must have COVID-19 Waiver on file to participate. This was completed upon registration. 
  • Participants must be healthy, and free of any symptoms, in order to participate. It is incumbent on all of us to not participate if we have any symptoms (cough, temperature, sore throat, fatigue, headache, shortness of breath etc).
  • Players are instructed to space their gear in their own individual area so that they are physically distanced during water breaks etc. 
  • Parents are asked to stay off of the field area unless they are a coach or manager. For parents viewing practices/games a mask must be worn at all times when distancing cannot be maintained from others.  
  • Only LYS players and coaches/managers are permitted on the field area.
  • Players/coaches are asked to arrive on time to fields (not early) and to promptly leave the fields at the conclusion of their time slot. 
  • Players must wear a mask at all times when they are not actively playing in the game or practice. (ie.- on the bench, between activities, going to/from field).
  • Coaches/managers must wear a mask at all times when they are with the team.
  • Avoid physical contact when not in play including group celebrations and huddles. And no spitting. 
  • Coaches are asked to maintain 3 feet of social distancing from players except for when coaches are actively participating in contact games or activities.
  • When conducting team training inside (i.e. futsal in a gym) players and coaches must wear masks at all times. 

Any player or coach that is known to have tested positive for COVID-19 is required to notify LYS (Director@LincolnYouthSoccer.org) immediately and remove themselves from participation with their team.

Thanks for your cooperation in keeping our LYS players and families safe.

Go LYS!!!