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HHSC Covid 19 Plan

HADDON HEIGHTS SOCCER CLUB COVID-19 PROGRAM PREPARATION PLAN

Below are the responsibilities for Haddon Heights Soccer Club Coaches, Parents, and Players for
the 2020 - 2021 seasons, covering both Recreation Programs and Travel Programs.

Coach Responsibilities:
Prioritize the health and safety of the participants;
Inquire how the athletes are feeling. Send home anyone who may act or look ill. Actively
encourage sick players to stay home. Routinely reassure parents that they should be comfortable
with their child attending the activities and that there is no pressure from the team, club or league
on the player to participate;
Exercise reasonable care to ensure that all athletes have their own individual equipment (ball,
water, bag, etc.) and station on the sideline for their equipment (e.g. backpack);
Encouraged players to wear cloth or disposable face coverings when not engaging in vigorous
activity, such as when sitting on the bench, when interacting with a coach, etc. Face coverings
should not be worn by staff or athletes when engaging in high intensity aerobic or anaerobic
workouts or where doing so would inhibit the individual’s health.
Ensure that athletes and coaches adhere to social distancing while not actively involved in
practice/game activities (on the bench, etc.);
Do not permit athletes to share food, beverages, water bottles, towels, pinnies, gloves, or any
other equipment or materials that is involved in direct bodily contact;
Discourage sharing of equipment as much as possible. If equipment is shared, coaching staff
should be aware of the sanitation procedures for team equipment;
Maintain physical distance requirements from players based on state and local health
requirements and exercise reasonable care to ensure players practice appropriate physical
distancing (e.g. prohibit high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.);
Be the only person to handle equipment (e.g. cones, disk etc.); do not enlist parental or attendee
assistance. The use of scrimmage vests, or pinnies, is not recommended at this time;
Wear a face covering during coaching;
Any coach who has recently had a close contact with a person with COVID-19 should stay home
and monitor their health;
Have hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes or other sanitizing materials readily available at all times;
Have fun, stay positive – players and parents are looking to you for leadership.

Alert Haddon Heights Soccer Club Board if any player or coach tests positive for Covid-19.
Parent Responsibilities:
Ensure your child is healthy and check your child’s temperature before activities with others. If
your child is ill, the child must not attend practice or game;
Any player who has recently had a close contact with a person with COVID-19 should stay home
and monitor their health.
Stay in car or adhere to social distance requirements, based on state and local health
requirements;
Ensure washing (e.g. hands) takes place after every training/game;
Ensure clothes and equipment (clothes, cleats, ball, shin guards etc.) are sanitized before and
after every training/game;
Notify the coach immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason; Do not assist your coach
with equipment before or after training;
Be sure your child has necessary sanitizing products with them at every training or game;
Be sure that your child has their own water, soccer ball and any other equipment with them at
every training or game;
Player Responsibilities:
Remind your parent to take your temperature before leaving for practice or games; Wash hands
thoroughly before and after practice;

Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every practice and game;

Wear face covering before and immediately after all practices and games;
Utilize your designated location and do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food
or bags;
Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart;

Remind your parent to wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every practice or game;
No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.

Contact

Haddon Heights Soccer Club
P.O. Box 277 
Haddon Heights, New Jersey 08035

Email: [email protected]

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