RETURNING TO SOCCER ISLAND SAFELY IN CHESTER COUNTY, PA
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 are preparing 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. While we are anxious to return to the field, we are working to ensure all safety measures are being taken. As always, our focus is providing your family with a quality, educational, and fun soccer experience!
HEALTH & SAFETY ON SOCCER ISLAND - SUMMER 2020We 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 included for the "Yellow" and "Green" phases, and any additional information that comes related to our safe and permissible return to the field. As we look forward to the return, we have already instituted the adjustments below. These may change as we approach a return to the field, 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 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 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 session
Additionally, 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.
We are requesting that families attending in-person sessions follow these guidelines for the health and safety of other families and coaches: