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COVID-19 Update- Return to Play

By Nancy Lane, 05/12/20, 12:30PM CDT


Thank you for your patience and support as we move closer to our club being able to open back up for proper soccer training. At this time, based on state mandates, we are limited to no more then four players in a training grid separated by a minimum of 6 feet. We believe this may change soon but for now this is the guidance and we encourage all our coaches and players to abide by it.

The following protocol must be observed by all players returning to the field:

  • Every player returning to training must fill out and have signed the RTP (Return to Practice) waiver. The wavier can be found at click on COVID-19 Update- Return to Play for printing and must be signed by the parent and returned to the coach who in turn must scan and send to Nancy Lane. This must be done PRIOR to the player being allowed to train.
  • Prior to leaving the house each player should have their temperature taken to ensure it is normal. If for any reason it is elevated, please remain at home until it is normal.
  • Use the restroom and wash your hands prior to leaving home.
  • All water bottles and drinks should be clearly marked and only consumed by the player. Do not share water bottles.
  • All water bottles and bags should be neatly lined up and positioned six feet apart.
  • Parents and siblings should remain in the car during practice and not congregate in or around the practice field.
  • Ample time will be inserted between each training session to allow the player to enter and leave minimizing contact with other players. Your coach will provide specific direction on time, location and grid assignment. Please observe the grid assignments and allow spacing between players while entering and exiting the fields.

For everyone, it goes without saying that if the players or parent feel ill or are symptomatic in any way please let your coach know and remain at home until you feel 100%. We understand these times are incredibly unique and we understand that each family must make the decision for their child as to whether they will return to these small-sided training sessions. We fully and completely respect your right as a parent and encourage you to speak directly with the coach if you have any questions or concerns.

We are hopeful that we will receive additional guidance perhaps as soon as this week regarding any further relaxation of the social distancing standards and will keep you updated as information is available.

Stay strong and healthy and look forward to seeing everyone very soon. All the best,

BVB IA Texas Coaches and Staff.