Protect Each Other - Protect the Season

UpdatedTuesday August 18, 2020 byNCHU Webmaster.

In an effort to fight the spread of COVID please review the safety guidelines noted below. It is imperative that each of us do our best to make a difference if we are to have a successful season moving forward and abide by the safety guidelines outlined by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) 

•All players are expected to wear masks when going to and from the field and when entering and exiting practice areas .
•Parents are discouraged from watching practices and should remain in their cars.  Any parents who do come near the practice area for any reason are required to wear a mask and social distance at all times.
• Athletes should maintain a distance of 6 feet apart during small group training.
•Athletes should wear masks whenever a distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained except when actively exercising.
•Athletes should wear masks during team chats.
•Players must wear masks on the sidelines.
•Players should have a special place to store their mask and hand sanitizer in their sports bag. Hands should be sanitized before and after mask removal and before taking a water break .
• Masks must be washed after every use.
• Coaches should wear masks when coming on and off the field and when interacting with athletes.
• Athletes should not attend practice or games if they have fever >100, cough, diarrhea, vomiting or sore throat and they should consult with a medical professional before returning to sports.
• Athletes who have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID should not participate for 14 days from the day of contact with the positive individual.
•Players who have entered NY from a state required by NYS to quarantine for 14 days must not participate.

Let’s all do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep our children and families safe. We must do all we can to avoid potential quarantines that will impede efforts to have a successful season and academic year. 

Attached please find guidance on mask wearing in youth sports from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers Association.