Sporting Kansas City has created a detailed document of health and safety guidelines to implement at all Sporting Kansas City in-person youth programs. All participants will be required to abide by the following guidelines in order to prioritize and maintain the health and safety of all participants, parents and staff.
Health & Safety Guideline Contents:
Ensuring the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff is our highest priority. Please be aware of these guidelines as they can ensure the safety of all participating.
1.1 BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR HOUSE
- If the participant has a temperature over 100.4 degrees, persistent cough, or other indications of illness, please do not leave your home.
- Please wash your hands with soap and water to ensure safety of players, coaches, and staff.
- There will be no communal water. All players must have their own individual water and clearly mark their name on it.
- Please bring your own equipment. This includes a soccer ball. Sporting KC will provide sanitized extra equipment if needed, subject to availability.
- Please avoid carpooling with other participants from other households, if possible.
1.2 ARRIVAL AND CHECK-IN
- Check-in procedures will be conducted every day of the program.
- All Sporting KC staff will be wearing masks upon arrival and throughout camp.
- Having only one parent or guardian present per family is recommended during check-in.
- The name and contact information for every parent/guardian involved in check-in will be recorded.
- Please maintain a six-foot distance from the family in front of and behind you while waiting to check-in.
- Masks are not mandatory for participants but are highly recommended.
- After check-in, players will be given a personal area for their gear and will be asked to sanitize their hands before heading to the field to warm-up.
- Players should leave their car ready to play upon arrival. Please put on shoes/cleats to avoid having unnecessary belongings in the playing area.
Additional questions that participants will be asked each day at check-in:
- Do you feel sick? If yes, what symptoms do you have:
- General aches/pains
- Fatigue, weakness
- Extreme exhaustion
- Stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath
- Upset stomach
- Difficulty breathing
- Runny nose
- Have you had a fever over 100.4 degrees in the last 48 hours?
- Have you or a member of your household traveled within in the last 14 days?
- Within the last 14 days, have you been in close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has tested positive for or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?
Affirmative answers to any of the questions above may prevent players from participating, at Sporting Kansas City’s sole discretion.
The following expectations are required of players, coaches and staff at all times:
- Equipment will be sanitized before and after each session.
- Masks are not mandatory for participants but are highly recommended (*subject to change based on host facility/location of camps due to specific county health guidelines)
- Coaches will wear masks throughout the session in its entirety.
- Sanitation breaks will be required during every water break.
- No handshakes, fist bumps, or group celebrations. No huddles or small group gatherings will be permitted.
- Parents, guardians and family members are restricted from entering the area of play at any time. Families are permitted to observe from outside the area of play, as designated by Sporting Kansas City, as long as they maintain social distancing from other observers. Parents are strongly encouraged to remain in their vehicles for the duration of each session.
- Only coaches should touch goals, cones, and other equipment throughout each session.
- If an injury occurs during a session, the immediate health and safety of the injured player will remain a top priority. Care will be taken when addressing small injuries (i.e. handing out band-aids, etc.). Parents will be notified immediately if their assistance is needed with injury care.
- Failure to adhere by these rules may result in dismissal from the program.
Once the session has finished, players will be directed by the coaches of how and when to depart the field.
- Players will not be blindly sent into the parking lot to look for their parents. Parents are encouraged to remain visible in or near their car and coaches will dismiss players one at a time to maintain social distancing. We recommend parents stand outside of their vehicles, while maintaining social distancing from others, at the end of each session to assist with dismissal procedures. A site supervisor will assist throughout the process.
- Upon exiting the field, players must stop at designated sanitation stations to wash and disinfect their hands.
- Players should go directly to their car upon using the sanitation station.