COVID-19 UPDATES

 

During the Covid-19 pandemic Delaware FC is committed to following regulations to provide a safe environment for all participants. Delaware FC is dedicated to the health and safety of our players, volunteers, coaches, and trainers.

Updated 4/1/2021

  • Return to play is 100% voluntary.
  • Players that are sick should stay home
  • Coaches must wear a face mask at practices and games
  • Players must wear face coverings, except when actively engaged in practice or game play while on the field. Mask should be worn on at arrival and departure and when on sidelines.
  • Players should practice social distancing whenever possible on and off the field.
  • Player Health Check Waiver - Before each training session, scrimmage, match or tournament. This is done via TeamSnap. For players not on a specific roster and are not already in TeamSnap there is a google form to complete:
    • TeamSnap
      • Sign-in to Team Snap and click on “Health Check”. Health check is located on the event details tab.
      • Health Check opens 8 hours before training;
      • Once in Health Check, answer the four questions, click “Submit” and the trainer will verify that the form has been completed prior to training.
    • Google form → Health Check 
  • Spectators (Practice)
    • For competitive players and recreational players U10 and older, parents are encouraged to drop off and pick up or stay in their car, if must stay at the fields.
    • For younger players, parents are encouraged to remain on-site in their car. If parents do come out to the fields, a mask is required. Social distancing protocols apply.
  • Spectators (Games)
    • Multiple spectators per player will be allowed. We do ask families to be safe and reasonably limit the number of overall guests.
    • ALL spectators must wear a mask and must practice social distancing at ALL times.
  • Spectators (Tournaments)
    • 1 spectator per player
    • Spectators must wear a mask and must practice social distancing at all times.
  • Game Play Rules
    • During practice sessions
      • No one should touch balls with their hand, other than GK's.
      • No throw-ins.... when the ball goes out of play, kick-ins should be used to restart play.
      • No purposeful heading activities, though heading in the flow of play is allowed (u12 and Older)
    • During games
      • Throw ins are allowed
      • Heading is allowed (U12 and older)
  • No high fives, hugs, etc.
  • No Spitting
  • No sharing of equipment pinnies, shin guards, water bottles, uniforms, etc.
  • No bleachers or benches will be available. Personal seats should be used. 
  • Intensified cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation within our facilities and premises
  • If a player or parent from your club contracts the virus, you must notify the club. You will provided protocols to remove self from activities and to plan a safe return to play.

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