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MSC Return to Play Protocol

Medford Youth Athletic Association Return to Play Protocol – 8.23.2021

Medford Youth Athletic Association will continue to work throughout the pandemic to provide a safe and healthy environment for our players, coaches, and families.  We will be posting updates as the phase of play changes, provide adequate field space for physical distancing between teams while training, and will work to have a healthy environment throughout our fields and facilities.  

IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH RETURNING TO PLAY, DON’T – the club is understanding everyone will return at their own pace. 

We ask that all coaches, players, and families participate in the responsibilities to provide a safe environment to play….

Current guideline for return to play are as follows and subject to change based on government guidelines issued:

Player Responsibilities

  • Bring and use sanitizer before and after training/games.

  • Be open and transparent with your coach on how you feel.

  • Place your bags and equipment 6 feet from other players.

  • Do not touch others, water, food, bags, gear.

  • Avoid group celebrations – high 5’s, hugs, handshakes, fist bumps, etc.

  • Respect people’s space and physical distancing

  • Wash hands immediately after every training session/game – shower recommended.

  • Clean/sanitize your gear and equipment after training/games.

Parents Responsibility

  • Check your child’s temperature 1 hour prior to every event – stay home if you are running a temperature.

  • Complete the Health Check in Team Snap for your player prior to every event (practice, game, scrimmage)

  • Complete a new MYAA Covid-19 waiver before each season – this is completed in your registration.  

  • Notify your coach/club if your child becomes ill.

  • Ensure your child has plenty of water and sanitizing products in their bag.

  • Try to avoid wandering the parks during training sessions – target drop off only.  We realize there are exceptions, but we want to avoid player interaction with parents.  Please ensure if you are in the park to not stand in entrance/exit areas.

  • Ensure you child follows all washing and sanitizing player recommendations take place before and after practice.

  • If you traveled out of state, follow all current government guidelines.

  • Game day spectators (home/away) should stay in marked designated areas during all games and friendlies.

  • Follow all guidelines noted below for your child.  

Coaches Responsibility

  • Follow all return to play protocols.

  • Complete the Health Check for your player prior to every event (practice, game, scrimmage)

  • Send home players if they are not feeling well and notify parents on your actions.

  • Work to provide proper distancing for your team during training.

  • Ensure players are not sharing water/gear.

  • Be understanding with families that are not ready to return to play.

  • Notify your sports club board of all Covid related situations and cases.

MYAA Responsibility

  • Distribute and post return to play protocols.

  • Be understanding with families that are not ready to return to play.

  • Provide Adequate field space for physical distancing requirements.

  • Communicate all return to play plans.

  • Follow all recommendations made by the US Government, State of New Jersey, Burlington County Health Organizations in addition to all state and local league requirements.

  • Make Sure Coaches, Trainers, Families follow all guidelines.

  • Keep records of all waivers and Health Check submittals

  • Enforce all guidelines in the protocols.

Current Guidelines for team member with or exposed to Covid-19 (subject to change) – refer to NJ Dept of Health – (



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Medford Soccer Club

291 Medford Mt Holly Rd 
Medford, New Jersey 08055

Email: [email protected]

Medford Soccer Club

291 Medford Mt Holly Rd 
Medford, New Jersey 08055

Email: [email protected]
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