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Return to Play Guidelines: 2020-21 Season

Return to Play Guidelines:

Please review the following Return to Play Guidelines prior to registering your player for the 2020-21 season. These guidelines have been developed in accordance with national, state, and local safety guidelines and measures.

Subject to change.

For everyone:

  • If you have been sick or have flu-like symptoms or symptoms known to be associated with Covid-19, or have been exposed to someone who has been sick or is showing flu-like symptoms or symptoms known to be associated with Covid-19, DO NOT attend any CSC activities or events. 
  • If you have tested positive for Covid-19, or have been exposed to someone who has, please notify us at christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com right away. 
  • Stay home if you do not feel comfortable following national, state, local, or club guidelines. 
  • Cover your cough and/or sneeze with a tissue/cloth or your elbow.
  • Avoid unnecessary physical contact and maintain social distance.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Disinfect equipment and clothing regularly.
  • Wear a mask in accordance with state and local guidelines. Masks are recommended by everyone who is not actively playing or involved in training.
  • Participants, Coaches, and Spectators should maintain a minimum of 10 feet apart where practical.
  • Review additional resources for further information.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact christiansburgsoccer@gmail.com

 

At the fields:

  • Sanitation stations will be at all field locations.
  • No one is allowed to enter the field space if they’re showing flu symptoms or symptoms known to be associated with Covid-19, or knows they’ve been in contact with someone who is.
  • Maintain social distance of 10 feet while observing, supporting, or on sidelines, where practical.
  • Masks are encouraged by all on the field.

For Volunteers:

  • Masks must be worn at all times. 
  • No shared equipment between players. 
  • Encourage keeping bags/water away from other players. 
  • No congratulatory touching; handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, elbow knocks, etc.. 
  • Please keep to drills and games that allow for distance between players. 
  • Encourage the use of the entire field space and not to clump together.

For Players:

  • Bring their own equipment. 
  • No shared keeper gloves, balls, water bottles, jerseys, or similar. 
  • No congratulatory touching; handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, elbow knocks, etc.. 
  • Use of masks is encouraged while on the sidelines but optional when on the field.

For Families:

  • Social distance must be maintained while on the fields. Recommended 10 feet of distance when practical.
  • Do not allow players to participate that are ill or showing flu-like symptoms or symptoms known to be associated with Covid-19. 
  • Encourage players to wash frequently at the sanitation areas at the field and to cover their coughs or sneezes with a tissue/cloth or their elbow. 
  • Masks are encouraged on the sideline for all family members supporting their players. 
  • Players are also encouraged to wear masks while on the sideline and are optional for practice and matches. 
  • No shared equipment between players, including balls, water bottles, keeper gloves, jerseys, and the like. 

 

Practices:

  • Practices will be spaced out across the fields so there are fewer teams on each field at a time. 
  • Physical contact will be limited for all practice drills and games.
  • Congregating in groups is discouraged.
  • Carpooling should be limited whenever possible.
  • Handling the ball should be limited as much as possible. 

 

Matches:

  • Per Virginia Governor’s office, matches are permitted during Phase 3
  • Matches will be spaced out so there is less cross-over on the fields between matches. 
  • We will only be playing CSC v CSC in the REC program this season to avoid contact between players/families/teams from outside our club area. 
  • REC matches may be played 3v3 or 4v4 depending on age and number of participating players to reduce team size and the number of players on the field. 
  • ACADEMY and TRAVEL matches will be played in accordance with guidelines in place with area clubs and the Skyline League.

 

Additional Resources:

Waiver: Communicable Disease Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement

The following waiver must be read and agreed to prior to registering your player for the 2020-21 season.

Please take the time to review this waiver so you feel comfortable agreeing to it at the time of registration.

 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT

In consideration of being allowed to participate on behalf of the 2020-2021 season hosted by Christiansburg Soccer Club Inc , event or program (the ‘Program’) including, but not limited to, events and activities, observation or use of facilities or equipment, participation in or acting as a spectator during any program (collectively ‘Participation’), the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that, on behalf of him or herself and any of his or her minor children:

I am aware there are risks of exposure to directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed to, by, or resulting from an outbreak of any and all communicable disease, including but not limited to, the virus “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”, which is responsible for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and/or any mutation or variation thereof, as a result of my Participation in the Program.

I am aware that my Participation or that of my minor children includes a risk of possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19; and that while particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,

I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my Participation and the Participation of any of my minor children; and,

I willingly agree, on behalf of myself and any of my minor children, to comply with the stated, reasonable, and/or customary terms and conditions related to my Participation—and that of my minor children—as regards protection against infectious diseases; and if I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself and my minor children, as appropriate, from Participation and bring such hazard to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,

I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives, children and next of kin (‘Releasors’), HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Christiansburg Soccer Club Inc, it’s officers, officials, agents, consultants, and/or the Town of Christiansburg, Town of Blacksburg, Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Public Schools System employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (‘Releasees’), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND AGREE TO IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.