SCYSA COVID Protocol Update

March 15, 2021

SCYSA COVID Protocol Update

March 15, 2021

 

Dear Clubs and Coaches:

SCYSA remains in Phase 3 - coaches and spectators required to wear masks.

Complex will control the seating at all SCYSA games. See scysa.org for details on specific complexes.

No team benches should be used. Keep the players apart when not on the field.

If there is a Covid cancellation then the team with Covid must contact leagues@scysa.org. If you cancel a match within 72 hours of a kick off then you (Covid team) may be subject to the referee fees if crew was assigned.

This is the same process as last season.

If a cancellation is not rescheduled for play by April 18, 2021 is subject to forfeiture by the Covid team.

Weather reschedules should be sent to leagues@scysa.org no later than 72 hours after cancellation to be uploaded to Affinity.

DO NOT TRANSPORT PLAYERS IN 15 PASSENGER VANS- these vehicles are prohibited by our insurance.

Thank you
 

Hans W Pauling
Executive Director
South Carolina Youth Soccer
803-600-0064

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Dear Coaches/Clubs:

As we begin our spring season, it has become apparent that a reminder of basic Covid protocols needs to be shared with the players and parents. There have been several cancellations in the first two weeks due to Covid and given the shortened spring season I foresee difficulties in getting games rescheduled for cancellations in March or early April before the last play dates.

Please remind parents that carpooling with other children outside their family is an unnecessary risk. Players sitting on a bench shoulder to shoulder during a game is an unnecessary risk. Not wearing a mask on the parent touchline is an unnecessary risk. Coaches have been very good about the mask which I am proud of you for leading by example.

From the CDC as of February 4, 2021

Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread

1. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.

2. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.

3. Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.

We were successful in the fall season. However, we are up against more variants now and SCYSA implores you to advise your parents that even something seemingly innocuous like a ride home or a sleepover with another player can spread the virus to the whole team. We have to be vigilant.

Stay safe and if you have a COVID alert then email leagues@scysa.org as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support!

Hans W Pauling

Executive Director
South Carolina Youth Soccer
803-600-0064