Soccer Shots Families and Friends,
Our coaches and staff have missed the many memories with your children on Soccer Island, and we know the Coronavirus has presented many challenges to our daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms. As businesses and parks continue reopening, we have prepared for our return to Soccer Island by making sure our coaches are equipped and our families feel informed on our modified safety procedures for the Summer Season. During these challenging times, we have worked hard to ensure all safety measures are being taken. As always, our focus is providing your family with quality, educational, and fun soccer experience!
HEALTH & SAFETY ON SOCCER ISLAND
We have been diligently working behind the scenes to modify our curriculum and current operating procedures to ensure safety on the field. You will see our coaches making adjustments to our regular routine to continue to keep safety our top priority. Additionally, all coaches will complete a mandatory health and safety course before returning to coaching. We will continue to monitor all recommendations and any additional information that comes related to our safe return to the field. As we re-launch our programs, we have already instituted the adjustments below. These may change as we continue to follow state/local updates, and we'll keep this page updated as needed. During sessions our coaches will:
Avoid high fives, fist bumps, and unnecessary physical contact Wear a face covering if our state and/or local jurisdiction requires or recommends doing so - Our coaches will be wearing face shields Use rings, spots or orange cones as “home base” to keep children spread out when possible Request that equipment be cleaned up and put away only by the coach Continue to remind children of the importance of keeping safe distances when practicing skills Avoid the use of pinnies Use a modified Soccer Shots cheer at the end of the sessionAdditionally, coaches will be sanitizing all equipment before and after each session and monitoring their temperatures daily. We will do our best to use smaller group sizes and/or larger field setups to allow for the distancing of participants and observers.
Temperature check with a contact-free thermometer Campers are encouraged to stay at least six feet apart from one another whenever possible. To promote social distancing, we will implement increased spacing and small groups All frequently touched surfaces and shared items are cleaned and disinfected at regular intervals throughout the day Campers will be washing hands prior to and after eating and there are scheduled hand-washing every 1.5 hours Precautions and adjustments as above for soccer sessions and games
We are requesting that families attending in-person sessions follow these guidelines for the health and safety of other families and coaches: Wash or sanitize hands before entering Soccer Island (we recommend singing the Soccer Shots song while doing so!) Adhere to state and/or local jurisdiction regarding face-covering requirements Practice social distancing by trying to stay 6 feet away from others that do not live in your household Stay home when you are sick; keep your children home from soccer if they are sick (we’ll miss them, but we want them to be healthy!) If attending a public Mini session (age 2), we ask that only one family member per child be present on Soccer IslandAgain, we are focused on the health and safety of your child. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for children to maintain activity and learning. We understand and acknowledge that not all families will be comfortable returning to Soccer Island immediately, and that’s okay. We are here for your family and your child’s growth through sports when you are ready. We will closely monitor all communication from the WHO and CDC as well as local authorities for safety updates. If you are not ready to return to the field, we’ve got you covered! Whether we see your family in-person or not, we will continue to provide fun soccer opportunities.