Safety First

GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES

SAFEty first, guidelines & Procedures 

(updated as of January 4th, 2021 at 10AM)

This page will serve as your reference for all Safety First procedures and requirements. All of the below is based on State and CDC guidelines. We will update this page with new information and procedures as we get them.

Details about on-field safety modifications and parent, player, and coach responsibilities can be found below. 

 

ATHLETES MUST WEAR FACE COVERINGS AT ALL TIMES, ON & OFF THE FIELD, INCLUDING TRAINING. 

2020/21 WINTER training policies & procedures

The following guidelines will be followed at each OUTDOOR facility:

  • Face coverings are required at all times 
  • Trainings will be NON Contact 
  • Adjusted numbers of players permitted per half field to safely maintain state and CDC social distancing guidelines
  • Only coaches, players and participants are allowed on-field
  • Health Screens must be conducted prior to each session - see below for more detail
  • Players will not be allowed onto a facility more than 5 minutes prior to the start of training - if you arrive early, you must wait in your vehicle
  • Players will not be allowed to linger on the field after training, you must leave promptly after your training session

 

The following guidelines will be followed at each INDOOR facility (when applicable for indoor sessions):

  • Face coverings are required at all times indoors (when training, entering and exiting)
  • Exterior doors will be kept open (as permitted) to increase airflow - please plan accordingly
  • When possible, based on temperature, training will pivot to outdoors
  • Adjusted numbers of players permitted per facility to safely maintain state and CDC social distancing guidelines
  • Training indoors will ONLY be in a smaller 1 v 1 style setting - there will be no large gatherings indoors
  • Only players and participants are allowed past check-in
  • Health Screens must be conducted prior to each session - see below for more detail
  • Players will not be allowed into a facility more than 5 minutes prior to the start of training - if you arrive early, you must wait outside
  • Spectator limitations inside the facilities based on age of players
  • Players will not be allowed to linger inside the building after training, you must leave promptly after your training session

If/when state safety guidelines change, we too will adjust to ensure our indoor policies remain in line, including virtual training if required. 

REQUIRED DAILY HEALTH CHECKS

Health Checks are required screen questionnaires that will be available for completion 6 hours before each scheduled team event (ie: practice, game, etc.). Reminder notifications will be sent out up to the start of the event and/or until you complete the Health Check. Please make sure to enable notifications in the settings of the PlayerFirst app.

Health Checks only need to be completed if your player is attending that day. If they are not attending that day, please make sure to mark your attendance accordingly.

You MUST have the most recent version of PlayerFirst in order to fill out the Health Check. Check your app store to ensure the most recent version is downloaded.

 

Health Check Responses and Tracking

Parents are required to check that their child’s temperature is below 100.4 each day.

Health Check questions will ask if the player has:

  • any symptoms of COVID-19
  • a fever
  • a COVID-19 diagnosis
  • had exposure to someone with the virus

 

There are three possible states of each daily Health Check:

GREEN: If the Health Check is cleared the player will receive a green approval screen that will be seen by their Coach, indicating they are cleared to attend that day.

RED: If you receive a red screen after your Health Check, we ask that you do not attend that day. Your Coach will be notified and your attendance will automatically be changed to “not attending”.

INCOMPLETE: If your child’s Health Check is not filled out, they will not be allowed to participate and will be sent home.

All answers to a Health Check will remain confidential. Coaches and Directors only see a player’s Health Check status.

Tutorials & How-Tos

Please click here for instructions and examples of the Health Check.

 

ON-FIELD safety MODIFICATIONS

January 4, 2021: Concurrent with IL state guidelines, below you will find our on-field safety modifications. 

 

PARENT, PLAYER & COACH RESPONSIBILITIES

January 4, 2021: We ask that all parents and players abide by the below responsibilities to ensure a safe environment for parents, players, and coaches. 

                 

FACILITY MAPS

January 11, 2021: These facility maps show the entrances and exits for all facilities, as well as designated training zones. 

FALL 2020 GUIDELINES

Click here for the Fall Season Frequently Asked Questions.

 

IL STATE SAFETY GUIDELINES

Click here for the State of IL Youth Sports & Safety guidelines.
 

ON-FIELD safety MODIFICATIONS

August 5, 2020: Concurrent with IL state guidelines, below you will find our on-field safety modifications. 

 

PARENT, PLAYER & COACH RESPONSIBILITIES

August 5, 2020: We ask that all parents and players abide by the below responsibilities to ensure a safe environment for parents, players, and coaches. 

                 

 

FACILITY MAPS

August 5, 2020: These facility maps show the entrances and exits for all facilities, as well as designated training zones.