YSI Protocol and Guidelines
Updated 2/25/2021

(*Please note these guidelines are subject to change as guidance evolves)

What is YSI doing to prioritize the safety of our players, parents and staff?
All of our protocols for reopening strictly adhere to the Reopening Guidelines from the City of Chicago and Illinois Youth Soccer Association Guidelines.

What are the Player Responsibilities?

  • Wear mask at all times from the moment you enter the field until the moment you exit the field, with no exceptions. Anybody with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask should not be participating in our programs at this time
  • Have temperature checked daily and especially before activities with others
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training
  • Bring hand sanitizer, a water bottle with his or her name, and a mask to every practice and game
  • Bring a water bottle with your child’s name clearly marked on the outside of the bottle. YSI will not provide water and drinking fountains are not operational nor permitted to be used
  • 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 in designated areas. Each player will place their belongings by a designated cone that is 6 feet apart from other player cones
  • No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc
  • Players and spectators should leave the field immediately following the conclusion of practice and proper cool down/practice
  • What are the Parent Responsibilities?

  • Sign and Return Waivers prior to participation
  • Carefully review these guidelines and acknowledge acceptance and receipt of these guidelines
  • Notify us immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason
  • Ensure your child is healthy and check your child’s temperature before activities with others. Participant with a temperature of 100.4°F or above shall not be permitted to attend any youth soccer activity or remain on site
  • Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling
  • Stay in car or adhere to minimum 6 feet social distance requirement
  • Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every training
  • Ensure all equipment (cleats, shin guards etc.) are sanitized before and after every training
  • Do not assist coaches with equipment before or after training
  • View practices from outside the perimeter of the field. Parents will not be allowed to enter the field
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth during games
  • Will my child be required to wear a mask?
    Yes, until further notice, players must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times from the moment the player enters the field to the moment they exit the field.

    Is there a sanitizing protocol in place and will sanitizing stations be provided?

  • All equipment will be disinfected before and after training
  • YSI will have hand sanitizing stations and coaches will have hand sanitizer on hand
  • What happens if YSI becomes aware that a participant or staff member has developed COVID-19 symptoms and may have been infectious to others?

  • If there is a positive case of any staff member or participant, we will determine whether the individual had “close contact” (as defined by the CDC) with anyone else at YSI
  • Those who we determine to have had close contact with the infected individual will be notified separately of the potential exposure and required to quarantine for 14 days since their last exposure
  • The identity of the infected individual will remain confidential pursuant to privacy law
  • Anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 must quarantine for at least 14 days and not show any signs or symptoms of Covid-19, have no fever for at least 72 hours without fever reducing medication or have 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row with testing being done at least 24 hours apart and submit to the Organization prior to returning to activity a signed written clearance from a medical doctor showing that the person has been cleared to participate
  • What if my child has a underlying health condition?
    Anyone who has an underlying health condition should consult with his/her doctor before participating in our programs- any individual with a pre-existing medical condition is required to provide UPDATED written clearance from a physician for return to full participation (inquire by email)

    Does YSI or the Illinois Youth Soccer Association provide Covid-19 Related Insurance?
    YSI and Illinois Youth Soccer Association does not provide any insurance coverage for Covid-19 related claim