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COVID-19 General Information

DeKalb AYSO Guidelines

We remain committed to everyone staying safe as we get back to soccer. Please visit this COVID-19 tab for updates on any region specific guidelines for COVID-19.

  • We will be very open with communication.  If a participant tests positive or must quarantine based on guidelines from the CDC or IDPH for Covid-19, that information will be communicated to the team while maintaining confidentiality regarding the health status and player information.  
  • Games will be scheduled with social distancing in mind and we will stagger start and end times.
  • Ensure multiple pairs of keeper gloves for 10U and up.**

What happens in the event of a player or household member test positive for Covid-19

  • When any member of the household has a positive Covid-19 diagnosis, that player must get a physicians clearance for them to return to play.  That player must also follow all CDC and IDPH guidelines including isolating for the required amount of time.  
  • Proof of a negative Covid-19 must be submitted to Kristi Radtke (Regional Commissioner) at [email protected].  Once Kristi reviews the medical clearance, she will then let the coach know and then you will be allowed to participate in AYSO activities.  

Coaches Responsibility

  • Maintain social distancing requirements on the sidelines.
  • You must wear a face mask for the entire duration of practices and games
  • Require all players to wear masks when playing and when 6-feet distance cannot be observed.
  • Ensure all players have and handle their own labeled equipment (ball, water bottle, training disks, etc.)
  • Do not allow others to handle coaching equipment (e.g.: cones, disks, etc.); do not let parents or attendees assist.
  • Do not allow sharing of equipment.  
  • Use hand sanitizer on arrival, mid-way, and end of games and practices.  Region will provide hand sanitizer to each team.
  • Do not allow physical greeting of players (verbal acknowledgement is expected).
  • Report to Regional Commissioner if a parent states that a player or family member tested positive for Covid-19.

Parent/Spectators Responsibilities 

  • Ensure your child is healthy. Check for Covid-19 symptoms and test child’s temperature before departing for soccer (if above 100.4, do not attend)
  • When registering your player, you will have to sign a Covid-19 waiver.  By signing this waiver, you agree that if your child is at an AYSO activity, they are symptom free according to CDC and IDPH guidelines and that nobody in the household has any Covid-19 symptoms.  
  • Face masks are required at all practices and games.  Abide by social distancing guidelines while at games.
  • Notify your Coach or Regional Commissioner immediately when your child/player or family member test positive for Covid-19 or get exposed to Covid-19.
  • Do not assist coach with equipment before or after training. Only the coach should touch the equipment.
  • ONLY 50 spectators are allowed at each field per game or practice according to IDPH guidelines.  There also has to be at least 30 feet between each group of 50  people so please limit the number of people at each game. Children should not be allowed to run around.
  • No community snacks for during or after the game.

Players Responsibilities

  • Inform parents or a coach if they feel sick.
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after a practice or game.
  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment.
  • Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
  • No sharing drinks (players should mark their own water bottles).
  • No physical greetings with teammates (verbal acknowledgement is expected). We are physical distancing not social.
  • No handshake before or after the game is allowed.
  • When you are NOT playing and cannot maintain a 6-feet distance away from others, you must wear your face mask.

General Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers recommendations on how members of the public can limit the spread of the coronavirus. They currently include:

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and exercise equipment (including balls).
  • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth in public settings.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from non-household members. Note: research is ongoing on appropriate physical distance for bodies in motion.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay at home if you are sick.

Overall – Standard Practice

  • Healthy Participants Only: Any players, coaches, spectators who are sick will not be allowed at practices or games.
  • Parents, and family members will abide by social distancing regulations and are strongly encouraged to remain inside their vehicles during practice.
  • It is vitally important that the appointed COVID-19 point person is alerted immediately upon notice that someone has become ill to start the contract tracing and quarantine process. The Region should establish a relationship with their local Public Health Department, where applicable, to assist with the reporting protocol.

COVID-19 Symptoms
Click here for AYSO COVID-19 Resource Video 

Updated 03/12/21

Reporting of COVID-19

Please report a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 or contact with COVID-19 positive person immediately to the team coach via phone and by e-mail to the Regional Commissioner:  [email protected]

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DeKalb AYSO Region 193

PO Box 209 
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 815-758-7320
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