Health & Safety Protocol
Washington Youth Soccer’s #1 priority is to
Players and their families’ health and safety come first; their physical and mental health are of utmost importance to us. Getting our kids outside, in fresh air and playing soccer safely is our goal. When our kids play, their body produces endorphins, which are a natural mood booster that can fight stress and depression. Feelings of empowerment, relaxation, and optimism follow. Play not only promotes healthy weight and cardiovascular fitness, but also enhances the efficacy of the immune, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems.
Below is Washington Youth Soccer’s approach to returning to play, based on the Governor’s most recent guidelines. Just as we Honor the Game in soccer, we choose to partner with our Governor and local officials and follow all mandates to ensure the safety of all in our community. Masks will be required for everyone while at Jeanne Hansen Community Park (JHP) and Chief Kanim Middle School (CKMS). This requires commitment by all involved.
Pursuant to Governor Inslee’s Covid-19 Requirements document regarding Sporting Activities in Phase 3, as well as the City of Snoqualmie Parks and the Snoqualmie Valley School District, these requirements are effective Mar 22, 2021.
Please read through SnVYSA/CFC's player health & safety practice protocol and follow to best of your ability for sake of the whole. Just as we Honor the Game in soccer, we choose to partner with our Governor and local officials and follow all mandates to ensure the safety of all in our community. Masks will be required for everyone while at a soccer facility, except players in active game, and requires commitment by all involved.
Current guidance relating to soccer (as of Mar 22, 2021):
Non-essential travel such as out-of-state team or individual travel for sporting activities are subject to quarantines as detailed in the Governor’s Travel Advisory.
Facilities or complexes with more than one field or area of play are allowed a maximum of 150 people per field or area of play, including spectators. CKMS: No spectators allowed inside fence at this time.
Stay home when sick or if a close contact of someone with COVID-19 Athletes, coaches, umpires/referees, spectators and any other paid or volunteer staff should be required to stay home if they feel unwell, show any signs of COVID-19, or are in close contact of a confirmed case.
Tournaments allowed for soccer.
Athletes allowed to remove facial coverings for competitions. Facial coverings must be worn by athletes when training or when not actively competing in a game or match against another team or when on the bench waiting to play. Coaches, trainers, spectators, and officials must wear face coverings at all times
Physical distance of 6 feet must be maintained between staff, volunteers, and any spectators at all times with exceptions for training and medical personnel and volunteers performing their medical duties. Six feet of distance must be maintained among athletes when not engaged in sporting activities, huddles and team meetings must be physically distanced.
Player, coaches, referees, volunteers should practice good hygiene including frequent hand washing or sanitizing before and after all activities.
Facilities to provide handwashing or hand sanitizing stations at training and contests. Player must carry personal hand sanitizer for when arriving and leaving field.