• Share immediate and clear communication concerning any COVID-19 cases

  • Provide hand sanitizer.

  • Collect communicable disease waiver prior to activity.

  • Share training protocols with coaches, players and families.

  • Be sensitive and accommodating to players and families who may feel uncomfortable with returning to play.  

  • Maintain groups not to exceed 25, including players and coaches; no parents on the field.  

  • Plan staggered training times to avoid any congestion to and from training and in the parking lot.

  • Training will occur team by team - no mixing of players between teams.


  • Prepare training plans with no contact while providing social distancing compliance.

  • It is highly recommended for you to wear a mask to and from the training location.

  • Ask each athlete if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness.  If they share any concerns of feeling ill or having been in contact with anyone who has the virus, ask the player to go home.

  • Keep the players’ gear/water spaced by at least 6 feet between players.

  • No sharing water.

  • Maintain a log of all players that were at each practice.

  • No use of pinnies.

  • Coach should be the only person handling the equipment.

  • Keep the ball on the ground - minimize handling and heading.


  • .A signed communicable disease waiver is now part of the training protocol. If you are not comfortable with allowing your child to return to play, wait until you are ready. 

  • Talk with your player and ensure they are symptom free - check their temperature before training. If your child has been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or has exhibited symptoms of the virus, within the last 14 days, please keep them home.  

  • Notify ACS immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.

  • Do not assist the coach with the equipment.  

  • It is highly recommended to stay in your car during training.  If you choose to leave your car, please remain off of the field and adhere to social distancing requirements.

  • Provide your child with individual sanitizer.

  • Wash and clean players’ clothing and equipment before and after each training.  


  • Talk with your parents about how you are feeling before training and have your temperature checked.

  • It is highly recommended to wear a mask during the walk to and from training.

  • Wash your hands before and after training - avoid touching your face.

  • Do not share equipment or water with other players.

  • Avoid all contact with other players, including high fives, hand shakes, hugs…

Return to Play Guidelines

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