Sporting Kansas City has created a detailed document of health and safety guidelines to implement at all Sporting Kansas City youth soccer events. 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 or accompanying parent 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.
- All players must have their own individual water and clearly mark their name on it.
- Please avoid carpooling with other participants from other households, if possible.
- Please bring a face covering and wear it upon entering the facility. Masks will be required for all spectators.
1.2 ARRIVAL AND CHECK-IN
- Check-in procedures will be conducted every class.
- All Sporting KC staff will be wearing masks upon arrival and throughout the session.
- 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 recommended.
- Players will be asked to sanitize their hands before each class.
- Players should leave their car ready to play upon arrival. Please put on shoes/cleats to avoid having unnecessary belongings in the playing area.
- Parents/Guardians/Spectators must wear a mask at all times.
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.
Please note, all Sporting Kansas City staff are required to answer these same questions before each session!
The following expectations are required of players, coaches, and staff at all times:
- There will be limited physical interaction between players or coaches at any time.
- Equipment will be sanitized before and after each session.
- Masks are not mandatory for participants but are highly recommended.
- 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. Please let your child know this rule before arrival.
- Parents, guardians, and family members are restricted from entering the area of play at any time (excluding the 2/3y age group). 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.
- 2/3y Parent/Child class: only one parent will be permitted on the field with the child, it is mandatory that the parent is masked.
- 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.
- Upon exiting the field, players must stop at designated sanitation stations to wash and disinfect their hands.
- Players/families should go directly to their car upon using the sanitation station at exit. Please avoid extended time in the facility after your session ends.