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Return to Play Guidelines

HSA Select Return to Play Guidelines are based on WYS Return to Play Guidelines, announcement/guidelines from Governor Inslee’s office and guidance from Seattle Parks.

This page includes the following topics:

  • Return to Play Updates
  • Travel Policy Guidelines
  • Health Check
  • Gameday Protocols and Safety Plan
  • Covid-19 Coordinators
  • Action Plan

Return to Play Update

Effective March 22, 2021, King County is in Phase 3.

Per Washington Youth Soccer Return to Play Guidelines, please note the following:

Governor Inslee recently announced that all regions will be moving to Phase 3 on March 22. For more information on the Roadmap to Recover, see the original announcement. Updated sporting guidelines were released on March 22.

Return to Play PHASE 3 NOTES:

  • Indoor and outdoor training, practices and competitions allowed for soccer, with universal mask requirements for all participants including athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers and spectators unless subject to specific exceptions detailed in this document. See below for specific requirements for facial coverings.
  • All outdoor sports spectators subject to current Healthy Washington guidelines on Spectators.
    • For outdoor competitions without permanent seating; facilities or complexes with more than one field or area of play are allowed a maximum of 150 people per field or area of play, including spectators. (See Seattle Parks guidance below.)
    • All indoor sports spectators subject to 50% capacity or 400-person maximum per room, whichever is lower, all participants including athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers and spectators are to be included in calculating the 400-person maximum. Facilities larger than 100,000 square feet allowed 50% capacity or 600 per room, whichever is lower, and all participants including athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers and spectators are to be included in calculating the 600 person maximum. Spectator groups from 1-10 people allowed in all facilities, but all spectator groups must maintain 6 feet of distance from other spectator groups. For K-12 school sporting activities no concession sales allowed. For non-K-12 indoor sporting activities spectators only allowed to remove their facial coverings when in their seats and actively eating and drinking.
  • Use of locker rooms allowed. If use of locker rooms for changing is necessary, maximize ventilation and use tape, spots, or cones to signal 6 feet of distance for athletes who need to change. Stagger entry to the changing area and use these facilities as appropriate with members of the same group/cohort.
  • Use of showers allowed. If showering is necessary then limit the number of individuals showering to ensure a minimum of 6 feet of separation.

Facial Coverings:

  • Soccer players are allowed to remove facial coverings for competitions.
  • Facial coverings must be worn by athletes when training or when not actively competing in a game or match against another team or when on the bench waiting to play. Coaches, trainers, and officials must wear face coverings at all times.
  • Officials and referees are allowed remove their facial coverings if officiating requires them to run in the field of play.
  • Facial coverings required for indoor for all participants, including coaches, trainers, and officials.

SPECTATORS AT FIELDS (Seattle Parks guidance, updated 3/25/2021)

Spectators and Playfield Capacity

For outdoor competitions/games, up to 150 people are allowed per playfield. This includes athletes, coaches, officials, referees, trainers, and spectators. This is an increase from 75 people per playfield in Phase 2.

Please note that this only applies to games played on Seattle Parks playfields. At this time, spectators are not permitted at Seattle Public Schools facilities.

HSA Select Committee will email Park's policy to all of our coaches, and have a coaches meeting to reinforce this before games begin. Our leadership committee will be monitoring and enforcing this at all of our fields with games on them.

Travel Policy Guidelines

Feb 12, 2021: Travel Policy Reminder: Mid-Winter Break

HSA Select Traveling Policy: Please note that HSA Select is following the WA State Department of Health officials recommendation of a minimum 10-day self-quarantine (or 7-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test performed on the 6th or 7th day after returning home) should any club family or coach choose to travel out of state for any non-essential reason. The club expects – based on the honor system – our families to comply with these public health recommendations.

Health Check

All players and coaches are required to do Health Checks prior to training and games.

If your team is using TeamSnap, there is a very easy process for players (and coaches) to complete the health check on the day of an event. The coach or team manager can check TeamSnap at the field and then check in with players who have not completed it.

General Overview

TeamSnap's health check is a questionnaire that opens 12 hours before an event and asks members questions recommended by the CDC for COVID-19 symptom screening. This paid plan feature is free to all TeamSnap customers during the COVID-19 pandemic and is available within all TeamSnap teams.

For more information on the TeamSnap Health Check, view:

If a team is not using TeamSnap, then the manual process is for the coach or team manager to ask each player the following questions. A Yes response to any question means the player should not participate.

  1. Have you experienced a fever of 100.4 degrees F or greater in the past 14 days? Y/N
  2. Have you received a positive result from a COVID-19 test within the past 14 days? Y/N
  3. In the past 14 days, have you been in contact with anyone that has or had symptoms of COVID-19 that required you to quarantine? Y/N
  4. In the past 14 days, have you or someone you have been in contact with traveled to an area that required quarantine upon return? Y/N
  5. In the past 14 days, have you experienced any of these symptoms that are not attributed to another health condition: cough, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, shortness of breath, or a sore throat? Y/N

Gameday Protocols and Safety Plan

For latest updates, visit Washington Youth Soccer (WYS) Return to Play Guidelines.

WYS Gameday Protocols and Safety Plan, revised 2/5/2021

  • 3/25/21 Note: WYS Gameday Protocols and Safety Plan has not been updated since Washington State has moved to Phase 3 on March 22, 2021. The plan addressed Phase 2 guidance. 

For NPSL Spring Season, refer to NPSL PROTOCOLS PHASE 2 COVID-19 RETURN TO PLAY, Updated 3/22/2021

For gameday, please note the following:

Coach Responsibilities:

  • No coach that is sick or has signs or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should attend.
  • Always wear a face mask, maintain physical distance requirements from players (>6 feet) based on state and local health requirements.
  • Use hand sanitizer before and after interacting with your team.
  • Make sure that your team has left the field within 5 minutes of the game ending.
  • Make sure the home team provides 3 balls per half that have been sanitized. Game balls from 1st half can be sanitized by the home team at half time.
  • Clustering of players should be avoided. There should be no gathering and socializing before or after the game by players. Coaches should not assemble their teams closely together for instruction; players should be spaced at least 6 feet apart for team meetings or instruction.
  • No handshakes or fist bumps during or after the game.
  • Read out player names and numbers off the gameday/roster for game check-in to the referee.
  • Leave game day paperwork for referee pickup, no hand off allowed.

Player Responsibilities:

  • Mask should be worn at all times, during games, at check-in, while on the bench, and during halftime.
    • Effective 3/22/2021, King County is now in Phase 3 and soccer athletes are not required to wear facial coverings during matches.
  • No player that is sick or has signs or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should attend.
  • Cannot enter the field area until previous teams have left the field. Entry and exit points will be marked.
  • Masks should be worn by players to and from the field.
  • Soccer bags should be placed at least 6 feet apart from one another.
  • Use hand sanitizer before and after the game.
  • Clustering of players should be avoided. There should be no gathering and socializing before or after the game by players. Coaches should not assemble their teams closely together for instruction; players should be spaced at least 6 feet apart for team meetings or instruction.
  • No handshakes or fist bumps during or after the game.

Parent/Guardian Responsibilities:

  • Locations with a single field, maximum 200 including spectators (NOTE: as of 3/25/21, Seattle Parks Guidelines limit is 150 people per field.) League could change if rules are not followed.
  • Spectators must wear masks at all times.
  • For facilities or complexes with more than one field or area of play a maximum of 75 people allowed per field or area of play, including spectators.
  • All spectators of different households are to remain physically distant, 6 feet or more, as much as possible.
  • Drop player off no earlier than 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
  • Do not loiter around field. Avoid gathering of people.
  • No parent/guardian/caregiver or player that is sick or has signs or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should attend.
  • Spectators should not touch any game day equipment, including balls, cones, goals, etc.

Field Setup

  • Teams will follow field setup in order to prevent any additional contact. Home team will dictate which side of the field teams take.
  • Club will create diagram of field set up (SEE MAPS BELOW) with regard to location of spectators and team, as field and location vary, each field setup needs to follow social distancing guidelines.
  • No closed tents. If benches are used on the sideline, players should be separated by at least two empty seats. Alternatively, individual chairs can be used for substitutes, but each team is responsible for providing their own. Players should wear masks when not playing.
  • If spectators are allowed under WA Dept of Health guidelines, they must remain a minimum of 10 feet from the field and remain socially distanced to allow 6 feet between individuals. All spectators must wear a mask.
  • Clubs/teams must follow the rules of the field they are playing on if there are additional restrictions.
  • Maximum of 200 people per field (including coaches, players, refs and spectators). (NOTE: as of 3/25/21, Seattle Parks Guidelines limit is 150 people per field.)
  • For facilities or complexes with more than one field or area of play a maximum of 75 150 people allowed per field or area of play, including spectators. All spectators of different households are to remain physically distant, 6 feet or more, as much as possible. (updated 2.1.21)

HSA Field Setup

  • Enter and exit field per diagrams below.
  • Players and coaches may not enter the playfield until the start of the reservation, and no equipment can be brought to the field until the start of the reservation.  
  • Waiting on the sidelines prior to the start of the reservation is not allowed. 
  • Spectators – must wear masks at all times, on same sidelines as their player, households to stand 6 feet apart and 10 feet from sideline. 
  • Maximum of 200 150 people allowed per field. For venues with more than one field (such as Delridge, then maximum of 75 150 people per field).
  • All players, referees, coaches and spectators must vacate the field within 5 minutes of the end of the reservation.  

Delridge North and South - view game day setup

Hiawatha - view game day setup

Walt Hundley - view game day setup

Covid-19 Coordinators

HSA Select COVID-19 Coordinators

Jamie Foulk, [email protected], 206-619-2234
Tom Gass, [email protected], 206-295-5590
Please leave message for return call.

Action Plan

View Return to Play Action Plan (revised 2/26/2021)

  • This Action Plan is being updated to reflect the move to Phase 3, effective March 22, 2021.

References

Contact

HSA Select
126 SW 148th Street Suite C100, PO Box #187
Burien, Washington 98166

Email: [email protected]

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