COVID-19 Return2Play

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North Valley Youth Soccer League/North Valley United

Return to Play Protocol

North Valley Youth Soccer League/North Valley United protocol is subject to change as guidelines set forth by the Santa Clara County CDC are updated. This protocol is current to the CDC guidelines and Santa Clara County guidelines for consideration for youth sports and specifically soccer, as of February 28th, 2021. 

When there is a difference between the County and State guidelines, the stricter of the two guidelines and protocols is to be adhered too.

California Return to Play Guidelines – CLICK HERE

Santa Clara County Return to Play Guidelines – CLICK HERE

NorCal Return to Play Guidelines – CLICK HERE

CalNorth Return to Play Guidelines – CLICK HERE

Prior to any of the following, all participating players must have a valid CalNorth or NorCal player pass and have electronically signed a North Valley Return To Play Consent form via the registration portal.

Practice Guidelines

  • All County and state guidelines regarding home isolation/quarantine and COVID19 protocols must be adhered to. Questions regarding these protocols should be directed to [email protected]

  • All players must complete a symptom check prior to being allowed to engage in practice/training.

  • See symptom check protocols and procedures Click Here

  • Under CA State and SCC return to play protocols, practice sessions can consist of full contact play within a stable cohort (team) but when able, a physical distance of 6 feet or more should be used. 

  • Definition of Cohort for this purpose – A cohort is a group of athletes, team of players, that is stable and not constantly changing.

  • NorCal and CalNorth teams/cohorts are NOT required to wear face coverings during practice sessions at all times except when entering or leaving the facilities and/or during breaks when social distancing can not be practiced. Social distancing guidelines should be adhered to as much as possible. All players are highly encouraged to wear a face covering during contact play when tolerable. Due to recent studies, North valley does not approve Gator face coverings (masks that are worn around the neck and can be pulled up frequently) to be considered an adequate form of protection and are not allowed unless a secondary face covering is worn beneath. 

  • All teams will be required to have every player/coach participating sanitize their hands prior to, during breaks and after every training session/practice. 

Game Play Guidelines

  • All County and state guidelines regarding home isolation/quarantine and COVID19 protocols must be adhered to. Questions regarding these protocols should be directed to [email protected]

  • All players must complete a symptom check prior to being allowed to engage in game play.

  • See symptom check protocols and procedures Click Here

  • Under CA State and SCC return to play protocols, games consist of full contact play with other approved teams within Santa Clara County. 

  • NorCal and CalNorth teams/cohorts are NOT required to wear face coverings during game play but it is highly encouraged. All participants are required to wear face coverings at all times while on the sidelines and when entering and/or leaving any facilities. Players and coaches not engaged in gameplay (i.e. on the sidelines) must maintain a minimum 6 feet from one and another. Due to recent studies, North valley does not approve “Gator” face coverings (masks that are worn around the neck and can be pulled up frequently) to be considered an adequate form of protection and are not allowed unless a secondary face covering is worn beneath.

  • All teams will be required to have every player/coach participating sanitize their hands prior to, during breaks and after every game. 

Return to play protocol following confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection

Symptomatic players or staff with a suspected or laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection must adhere to Santa Clara County’s Home Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines.

Santa Clara County’s Home Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines CLICK HERE

 

If you have concerns/questions or would like to report a failure to follow the above policy by a member of North Valley Youth Soccer League, please contact our President, Eric Misenhimer or Vice President, Fred Espinosa.

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