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COVID-19 Update

SKV HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

Sporting Kaw Valley has created a detailed document of health and safety guidelines to implement at all Sporting Kaw Valley 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 & staff.

The guidelines below are effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

Requirements:

  • All spectators and visitors must wear masks inside the soccer complex for league and tournament play.
  • All players must complete the  COVID-19 Screening form and turn into their coach at each practice and game. The purpose of the form is to provide a tracing mechanism for players and coaches that may have been exposed to COVID-19. Players can not attend practice or games without submitting this form to their coach. No exceptions.
  • Social distancing must take place off the field. This includes players/coaches on the sidelines & parents/guardians/siblings/etc. during their visit to the facility.
  • All individuals are required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth when attending practices, entering and exiting the complex or fields, or when unable to social distance.
  • One spectator per player allowed on the sidelines to adhere to gathering limits. These restrictions are in place to ensure we are complying with local and state gathering guidelines.
  • If the following guidelines are not followed, the City and/or  Parks and Recreation Departments may shut down operations and all play for the weekend and reserve the right to cancel  the remainder of the season.

Club/League/Tournament Responsibilities:

SKV will be intentionally adding time between games and spreading out games on fields all over the complex in order to allow for more distancing of our members, avoid the overlap of start and end times on adjoining fields, etc. In addition to this, SKV’s additional responsibilities include:

  • Create and distribute protocols to members.
  • Have an effective communication plan in place.
  • Maintain participant confidentiality regarding health status.
  • Have an action plan in place, in case of notification of a positive test result.
  • Train and educate all staff on protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations and other necessary safety information.
  • Be prepared to shut down and stop operations.
  • Provide adequate field space for social distancing.
  • Develop a relationship and a dialogue with local health officials.
  • If a staff member gets sick, isolate at home for 10 days after the onset of symptoms, until you are fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, and until you have a significant improvement in symptoms.

Coach Responsibilities:

  • Take your temperature daily to ensure you are fever free.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
  • Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every training.
  • Ensure the health and safety of the participants.
  • Inquire how the athletes are feeling. Send home anyone you believe acts or looks ill.
  • Collect each player’s COVID-19 Screening Form at each practice and game. Coaches will keep these as reference and contact tracing in the event that a player tests positive. All players must turn this form in at the beginning of every practice and game. No form, no practice or play. No exceptions. It will be helpful to have copies of this form on hand at all practices and games in the event a player misplaces it.
  • Practice social distancing, place player bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
  • No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
  • Follow all state and local health protocols and guidelines.
  • Ensure all athletes have their own individual equipment (ball, water, bag etc.)
  • Ensure that the coach is the only person to handle equipment (e.g. cones, disk etc.); do not enlist parental or attendee assistance.
  • All training should be conducted outdoors and compliant with social distancing per state or local health guidelines.
  • Always wear a face mask.
  • Coaches should maintain social distance requirements from players based on state and local health requirements.
  • Have fun, stay positive – players and parents are looking to you for leadership.
  • If a coach gets sick, isolate at home for 10 days after the onset of symptoms, until you are fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, and until you have a significant improvement in symptoms.
  • Provide substitute coach(es) in the event that a coach is unable to attend games due to illness.

Parent Responsibilities:

  • Ensure your child is healthy, and check your child’s temperature before activities with others.
  • Print multiple copies of the COVID-19 Screening form. This form is required to turn into your coach at each practice and game. The purpose of the form is to provide a tracing mechanism for players and coaches that may have been exposed to COVID-19. Players can not attend practice or games without turning in this form to their coach. No exceptions.
  • Limit spectators to one per player on the sidelines to adhere to gathering limits. These restrictions are in place to ensure we are complying with local and state gathering guidelines.
  • Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.
  • Wear a mask if outside your car.
  • Ensure your player’s equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards etc.) are sanitized before and after every training and game.
  • Notify your coach immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.
  • Do not assist your coach with equipment before or after training.
  • Be sure your child has necessary sanitizing products with them at every training.
  • If a parent gets sick, isolate at home for 10 days after the onset of symptoms, until you are fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, and until you have a significant improvement in symptoms.

Player Responsibilities:

  • Turn in your COVID-19 Screening form at each practice and game. 
  • Take your temperature daily to ensure you are fever free.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
  • Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every training.
  • Wear a mask before and immediately after all training and games. Players are NOT required to wear masks during the games, warm-up and training.
  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food or bags.
  • Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart on the sidelines.
  • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every training.
  • No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
  • Water containers/bottles must not be shared.
  • Communal drink stations such as hydration carts should not be used. Participants are encouraged to bring larger than normal water containers to limit the need for refilling.
  • If a player gets sick, isolate at home for 10 days after the onset of symptoms, until you are fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, and until you have a significant improvement in symptoms.

COVID-19 Screening Form Required

The SKV COVID-19 Symptom Tracking and Tracing policy requires parents to complete a COVID-19 Screening Form on behalf of their player prior to all practices, games and other SKV events. The purpose of this policy is first and foremost to keep the SKV players, coaches, staff, referees and all family members safe by requiring that parents make a conscious effort to check in with their players and identify any potential symptoms relating to COVID-19 that could put the health and wellbeing of their player's teammates and coach in jeopardy. The policy also provides a tracing mechanism for SKV in the event a player or coach has been exposed to or contracts COVID-19.  Prior to the beginning of every practice, training session, league or tournament game, parents or guardians must complete the SKV COVID-19 Screening Form on behalf of their player. If this form is not filled out, a player can not participate. This is a mandatory reporting process. No exceptions will be given. Here is the link to the form: SPORTING KAW VALLEY COVID-19 SCREENING FORM

Note: We will be using this link to determine the "hot spot" areas, as it pertains to our state and the areas in which our state mandates quarantine.  TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Once your player arrives at the field, he or she must give this completed form to their coach. The coach will keep these papers together to form a traceable record of participants at each SKV practice or game. We ask that you make several copies of this form so that you will have them on hand to complete prior to sending your player(s) to the fields. We know this is a lot of paper to collect and keep, but we will continue to use this process until we find a better electronic alternative that can collect the same information as well as provide tracing options. Your coaches will keep this information in a file for the entire season