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COVID-19 Response Guidelines

COVID-19 Response Guidelines & Direction From The CDC and NJ Youth Soccer

Link to the PDF of the full Power point Presentation

Procedure of What to do if a Player gets SICK with COVID-19 during the season:

1) Player/parent contacts their team coach

2) Team coach contacts the Club Leadership by emailing [email protected] and typing "Player Sick with COVID-19" in the subject line.

3) Club communicate as appropriate;

•Club notifies that team to determine players, coaches, any person who has been in close contact with COVID-19 and the individual within 2 days of their onset of symptoms. Per the CDC, those who have been in close contact, need to quarantine.

•Did individual come into close contact with any other club member within 2 days of the onset of symptoms? Per the CDC, those who have been in close contact, need to quarantine.

CDC direction on who needs to quarantine:

•Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
•This includes people who previously had COVID-19 and people who have taken a serologic (antibody) test and have antibodies to the virus.

CDC definition of close contact:

•You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes
•You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
•You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
•You shared eating or drinking utensils
•They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you


We will follow the current NJ Youth Soccer & local township guidelines for everyone's safety.

Youth Sports: Tips to Protect Players from COVID-19 (CDC You Tube Video)

Learn the Symptoms of COVID-19 :

NJ Youth Soccer Return 2 Play FAQs

HGSC Safety Guidelines for COACHES


  1. Coaches must wear masks on field with players during practice and on sidelines during games when coaching.
  2. Coaches are to take each player’s temperature before practices and games using the temperature gun and pump hand sanitizer into their hands. If any player’s temperature is over 100.4 the player cannot participate and must be separated from the team and leave the field/training area.
  3. Ensure that players do not share equipment – bring their own equipment and water bottles.
  4. Handle all training equipment (cones, pop-up goals, scrimmage vests, etc)– do not let players pick up, etc.
  5. Have players put bags, water bottles in designated spots (marked by cones if possible) approx. six feet apart – Players will return to designated spots for water breaks.
  6. No Team Water Coolers allowed.
  7. Coach MUST clean/wash scrimmage vests before each practice and games.
  8. No group celebrations like high 5’s, handshakes, etc.

HGSC Safety Guidelines for PLAYERS/PARENTS


  1. Masks must be worn walking to fields and walking from fields
  2. Face coverings SHOULD NOT be worn by players on the field during the game.
  3. Do not share equipment or water bottles.
  4. Players should write their name on their water bottles, bags, & soccer ball
  5. Players will go to designated spots during water breaks
  6. When not playing/off the field players must maintain the 6-ft distance and wear a face mask when they cannot.
  7. No group celebrations like high 5’s, handshakes, etc.


  1. Take your child’s s temperature before practices and games. If over 100.4 your child SHOULD NOT come to the field and notify the coach.
  2. Notify your player’s coach immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.
  3. Be sure your child has necessary sanitizing products (hand sanitizer, etc.) with them at every training.
  4. Visitors and spectators should wear face coverings at all times, unless doing so would inhibit the individual’s health or the individual is under the age of two.
  5. If staying for practice, parents will sit in car or wear mask and maintain 6ft of separation from other parents.
  6. For parents with younger athletes (ages 4 to 9), parents or other household members should monitor their children and make sure that they follow social distancing.
  7. During games, will sit behind parent line as well as maintain 6-ft of separation from other spectators and will wear mask if unable to.
  8. After practices & games uniforms and equipment MUST be washed and sanitized.
NJ Health: Guidance for Youth Sports Activities
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