UpdatedSunday August 30, 2020 byLeague Registrar.
The NRSA Fall 2020 Soccer Program is ready to begin. With all of the current COVID regulations and guidelines the Fall program will not look the same as it has in the past. We have worked hard to put together the best program possible while still following all of the guidelines and regulations from the State, CDC, and USSF. Our goal is to give all of the players an opportunity to play in a safe and developmentally appropriate setting. Please read the entire email as it contains a lot of important information.
- Opening Day: our first day of soccer will be Sunday morning 8/30/2020. We will use opening day as an opportunity to introduce players to the new rules and procedures and get them back into the game.
U7 - (Players in K and 1st grade this fall) - 9:30 am on Field A
U10 - (Players in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade this fall) - 11:00 am on Field A
U13 - (Players in 5th, 6th and 7th grade this fall) - 9:00 am on Fields E, G & H
U17 - (Players in 8th-12th grade this fall) - 10:30 am on Fields E, G & H
- Group Play: we are separating the program into several different groups, each group will be practicing and playing together on Fridays and Sundays. This is directly based on State and CDC guidelines to limit the amount of interaction between many different players from week to week. As we move through the season, and State and USSF guidelines change, we may be able to modify the program to more of a traditional team format.
- Coaching: all sessions, Friday and Sunday, will be run by licensed and certified members of the NRSA Coaching Staff. This is to limit numbers on the field and also provide the best developmental experience possible for the players. The NRSA Coaching Staff has been trained in all of the COVID guidelines and protocol and has been working through the summer as we have phased back during our return to play.
- Friday Practice: Friday practices will be run in groups by a member of the NRSA Coaching staff and will include skill based games and activities followed by small sided scrimmages.
- Sunday Game Sessions: Groups will arrive at their field, and will be divided into two teams for their Sunday game. Games will have a referee and the NRSA Coaching staff will manage substitutions and coaching.
- Uniforms: If you missed the uniform pick-up on Friday 8/28 you can pick up your uniform at your next practice/game session. You will need to find an NRSA Staff member that is available to help get your uniform.
- General COVID regulations: The NRSA COVID rules and procedures can be found at www.nrsa.org under the NRSA Safety Procedures & Protocol (http://www.nrsa.org/site/ClientSite/article/3472213). In Summary:
- Before attending any NRSA event or function, staff, participants and spectators must have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have not been exposed to someone that has had COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
- Signs & Symptoms including but not limited to:
- Positive COVID-19 Test
- Trouble Breathing
- Pain or pressure in the chest that persists
- Experience confusion or trouble waking up
- Bluish Lips or face
- All spectators must remain behind the fence and may not enter any part of the field area. Please limit 2 spectators per player. Spectators are encouraged to remain in their car if possible. Spectators must wear a mask at all times (except when in their car)
- Bathrooms are limited to one family at a time, masks must be worn in the bathrooms.
- Limit one family to each table in the patio area, masks must be worn at all times.
- Players must bring their own face covering and hand sanitizer, along with cleats, shin guards, and water.
- Players must wear a mask when not actively participating in the practice, scrimmage friendly or game. This includes arriving to and leaving from training sessions, and trips to the bathroom. Players may wear a mask while playing unless players are unable to tolerate such a covering due to the level of physical activity. Neck Sleeves are strongly recommended as it allows players to pull their face covering up and down as needed.
- Players should maintain 6 ft social distancing whenever possible (ball out of play, during breaks, etc). Players should cover their mouth (with face covering, shirt, sleeve, hand or mask) when talking to teammates or coaches
- There will be orange cones spaced 4 yds apart along the side of the field. These are to mark the player’s spots, where they will leave their belongings. Players may not share a spot, even if they are from the same household.