Parents & Players
Parents and/or guardians must wear a mask covering both the nose and the mouth at any time they are out of their vehicle. While we encourage everyone to remain in their car while their child is playing, we also recognize that some children – especially the younger children involved in Rec Soccer – might be uncomfortable if a parent or guardian is not present. In cases where parents/guardians remain at the side of the field, they must always maintain 6-feet of distance between each other.
Mass Youth Soccer requires all member organizations to limit the number of spectators at all sanctioned soccer activities to One (1) per player. Spectators are defined as a Parent, Legal Guardian or Chaperone.
Sanctioned Soccer Activities: Includes, but is not limited to all games (of all types), practices, clinics, training, tournaments (when permitted) and in-person meetings.
Chaperone: Any person,18 years of age or older, designated by the Parent or Legal Guardian to be with the child while attending sanctioned soccer activities.
Exceptions: Any Spectator who is responsible for other minors and is not able to have them cared for by others is permitted to be in attendance as a spectator with such children with them at all times.
Parents are required to take their child’s temperature prior to their arrival at a practice or game. Players with a fever or any either signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend practices or games. Any child exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 must be cleared by a medical professional before returning to SSA activities. Refer to the CDC’s website for the signs and symptoms of COVID-19
Players who are high risk or have regular contact with individuals who are at high risk for contracting COVID-19 should not register or participate in Sharon Soccer Association activities. A list of high risk categories can be found here:
Players who travel to a low risk state (please refer to https://www.mass.gov/guidance/guidance-fortravelers-arriving-in-the-commonwealth-of-massachusetts for the most current list of low risk states ) may participate without quarantining upon return. If a player travels outside of that area they will not be permitted to return to play until after the period of self quarantine is complete.
Players must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth while walking to and from practices and games and while on the side of the field as a substitute player.
Masks will be worn by all players during play.
Masks should be of a design that has loops extending around the ears so as not to present a risk to your child or other players if accidentally tugged. No around the head or neck face coverings permitted during play.
Players must bring their own water bottle and personal hygiene products (hand sanitizer, tissues, masks, etc…) to practices and games. Sharing of water bottles or hygiene products between players will be strictly prohibited.
Players should bring their own soccer ball to practices and should clean their soccer ball with an appropriate disinfecting cleaner following each practice.
Shared team snacks will not be permitted at either practices or games.