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COVID Responsibilities

NOTE: SYSL Season and COVID Plan / Guidelines subject to change based on NJ State requirements.

In addition, these considerations are meant to supplement – not replace – any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which youth sports organizations must comply.

Responsibilities to Keep In Mind

  • All Persons
    • Maintain and follow social distancing guidelines
    • Read and understand safety protocols, and stay apprised of updates
    • Stay home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you’ve had close contact with someone who is being tested for or has been diagnosed with COVID-19
    • Report any exposure to COVID-19 to Town Rep
  • Club Responsibilities
    • Develop and maintain updated safety protocols
    • Distribute and post safety protocol to all members
    • Be understanding to parents/players that may delay return to play
    • Provide adequate field space for physical distancing
    • Have an effective communication plan
    • Train coaches and volunteers in enforcing the return to play protocol and how to address situations in which social distancing or other protocols are challenged by players, parents/guardians, or visitors
  • Coach Responsibilities
    • Follow and enforce all safety protocols
    • Stay at home if not feeling well
    • Send home players if they are not feeling well
    • Provide adequate physical distancing at all times
    • Ensure all players are not sharing water/equipment (ball permitted)
    • Wear a face mask when coaching
    • Only coach handles equipment
    • Be understanding to parents/players that may delay returning to play
  • Parent Responsibilities
    • Truthfully fill out the health questionnaire before each session
    • Check your child's temperature before any team related event
    • Notify your club immediately if your child becomes ill
    • Ensure your child has sanitizing products and plenty of water
    • Stay in car or adhere to social distance requirements
    • Ensure washing (e.g, hands) takes place before and after every training and game
    • Ensure clothes and equipment are sanitized before and after every training and game
  • Player Responsibilities
    • Bring and use hand sanitizer
    • Be open and transparent with coach
    • Place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart
    • Do not touch or share anyone else's equipment, water, food or bags
    • No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
    • Respect and practice physical distancing
    • Wear mask before, during games while on the bench, and immediately after events
    • Wash hands thoroughly and immediately after events
    • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after events