We officially entered Phase 2 of MYSA's Return-to-Play Plan, which began June 1. While this plan does not allow for a competitive season (as we previously communicated), there are some changes that will allow individual and skill-based trainings to begin.
We are excited to progress to this next phase. Some of our coaches/trainers may choose to put together training programs to be implemented in the coming weeks. We are relying on coaches, parents and players who choose to participate in any programs we offer to adhere to COVID-19 Return-to-Play rules and guidelines created by the MN Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission (MASC), and MYSA. As members of SPSC, you must adhere to the following guidelines when using any soccer fields at Gault, Community Spirit Park and Vets Park (including the turf field.) If we find that players, coaches or families are not following these requirements, we will be forced to remove the goals and no longer maintain the fields.
Phase 2 *allows for outdoor, 10-person trainings, with specific protocols in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It is imperative that all parents and players adhere to the plan.
*Modifications to Phase 2 now allow for 25-person trainings outdoors. All other specific protocols remain in place.
It is up to coaches/staff whether their specific program will use the 10-person training model or the 25-person training model.
- Participation in any programs by the St. Peter Soccer Club for Summer 2020 is optional. No one needs to participate in programs, if any are offered, with which they feel uncomfortable.
- Trainings can consist of no more than 10 people at the training or no more than 25 people at the training (24 players and 1 coach/trainer, 23 players and 2 coaches/trainers)
- Trainings will have proper social distancing for each player and coach at all times. (6-feet between each player/coach)
- Trainings limited to non-contact activities i.e. individual skills, fitness, etc. Games and scrimmages are not allowed.
- No physical contact including huddles, handshakes, and high-fives.
- Any communal equipment provided by the club will be disinfected before and after trainings. Whenever possible, communal equipment should only be handled by the coach.
- “Pinnies” shall be individually distributed to each player and used by that player for the season, and washed in between each team contact.
- Balls should not be handled with their hands, by any player, with the exception of the goalkeeper with gloves on.
- Player’s water and personal equipment should not be shared, and should be placed at least 6 feet apart to ensure breaks are also properly distanced.
- Hand sanitizer should be used by each player before, during, and after trainings, supplied by the player.
- Masks are required for coaches and/or trainers at the fields as long as they are still recommended by the State of Minnesota.
- Teams entering fields for trainings should wait until all players from previous practice have left.
- Stagger trainings by 30 minutes to allow ample time or in/out flow of traffic.
The above general guidelines need to be followed by all players, parents, and coaches/trainers. Coaches/trainers will provide participants with further specific instructions for their own programs.
For more information on the Return-to-Play rules and guidance, please see the following:
Minnesota Department of Health
FAQs About Organized Youth Sports
Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth, Student, and Childcare Programs
Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth and Student Programming
Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth Sports
We are excited for this next transition of Return-to-Play and the opportunity for our players to work on personal development and skill-based trainings. We appreciate your support and patience as we transition through this plan together. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Club.
If you have any questions, please contact:
President - St. Peter Soccer Club