UNIVERSAL SOCCER ACADEMY TRANSFORMING WEAKNESSES INTO STRENGTHS
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We are excited that Governor Murphy’s Phase 5 Return to Play date is rapidly approaching, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back. As mentioned in recent communications, we've been hard at work putting plans in place that adheres to guidelines set forth by US Soccer and New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS). Details of these plans can be found below in addition to answers to many of the questions you had posed over the last few weeks.
Coach James Galanis
Universal Soccer Academy
Phase 5 lifts restrictions during training and allows for Intra-Club full contact training and games. Social distancing, masks, and other safety measures will remain in place for athletes and spectators.
Coaches responsibilities during Phase 5:
Parent responsibilities during Phase 5:
Player responsibilities during Phase 5:
A few general guidelines:
Will students' temperatures be checked before training?
Parents must check their child’s temperatures before coming to training. We will also conduct a non-evasive check when students arrive. Coaches temperatures will also be checked upon arrival.
Where will students leave their bags during training?
Each student will be given their own designated area. Each area will meet the social distancing rules put forward by the state.
What happens if a student shows up to training with flu like symptoms?
They will be sent home and parents will be asked to monitor the student and will be contacted by a Universal Soccer Academy official about returning. No Universal Soccer Academy activities will be permitted for 10 days.
What happens if a student in the Universal Soccer Academy (or a family member in the same household) tests positive for COVID-19?
Player CANNOT attend training events until:
What happens if a student says they are not feeling well when entering the training facility?
Student will be sent home and parents will be contacted by a Universal Soccer Club official about returning. No Universal Soccer Club activities will be permitted for 10 days.
What happens if a student/coach/family member has been exposed or has COVID 19 symptoms?
Any asymptomatic student or staff member who has been exposed to an individual with a suspected or diagnosed case of COVID-19 would be restricted from participation for at least 14 days and monitored for any symptoms consistent with infection.
Do students need to wear masks during training?
No, students only need to have masks on when entering and leaving the facility, not during actual training.
Will Bathrooms be available for use at the facility?
While bathrooms will be available students are encouraged to go before heading to the facility. Bathrooms will be sprayed with disinfectant prior to each training session, after each use and locked when training is not in session. Hand sanitizer will be available.
What happens if a student gets injured during training?
In the event of an injury, staff may assess and facilitate management of the injured individual in accordance with proper first aid management. Family members may participate in injury management as necessary but other students should maintain proper social distance.
Will parents have to stay at training during phase 3?
In order to maintain the health and safety of our students, the coaches, and their families, parents are directed to remain at the facility (in their vehicles) during all training sessions. If an injury occurs, we would need the assistance of the parent.