RETURNING TO SOCCER ISLAND SAFELY IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DE
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.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 Be the only one to clean up and put away equipment like cones, goals, and soccer balls Continue to remind children the importance of keeping safe distances when practicing skills Not use pinnies Use a modified Soccer Shots cheer at the end of the session that does not involve a group huddle Set up the field in a grid pattern with each child having their own space to ensure social distancing while distancing is mandated Unfortunately, not give out the Soccer Shots' stamp as they've done in the past
We are requesting that families attending in-person sessions follow these guidelines for the health and safety of other families and coaches: