COVID-19 TRAINING GUIDELINES


MSB United Soccer Club, in consultation with Calgary Minor Soccer Association, Alberta Soccer Association, Canada Soccer and Alberta Health Services, continues to monitor the most recent developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The following information provides the health and safety precautions that must be followed to ensure the reduction of exposure and/or spread of Covid-19 during your players soccer training.

Effective August 1, 2020 the City of Calgary passed a Face covering Bylaw stating that a face covering must be worn in all public indoor spaces. Exceptions to this bylaw are listed on the City of Calgary website.

This bylaw applies to all MSB United training locations.

SOCCER TRAINING COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

There are a number of guidelines below to keep our players and their families safe during this pandemic. Please review Alberta Soccer's Return to Modified games document and check for updates often.
CONTACT TRACING
It is extremely important that contact tracing logs are completed for EVERY training session and game.

We use a team management application called Teamsnap for team scheduling and communication. It is very important that the player availability is accurately filled in for each practice and game and the names of any additional family members in attendance are kept track of.

If you are unsure of how to set your player availablity and add an "availability note" detailing the names of others in attendance on teamsnap, please contact your Team Manager and they will show you how.

HEALTH CHECKS

COVID-19 HEALTH CHECKLIST:
Before each training session and game, all players must provide verbal confirmation of the Alberta Health Services daily checklist to ensure the player is not experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19.

Please visit the COVID 19 Information page of Alberta.ca to view the two health checks for children and for adults.
TRAINING SESSIONS
GUIDELINES FOR PLAYERS:

  • Players must limit the number of sport cohorts they are involved in.
  • Do not share water bottles or communal water coolers; Individual participants must bring their own water.
  • Snacks should be discouraged, however if allowed, participants may only consume food brought from their own household.
  • Personal items should not be shared, including goalkeeper gloves.
  • Each player will be given a ball to USE and bring to each session. (Ball will be returned at the end of the season)
  • Players should sanitize their equipment (ie. Soccer ball, shoes, goalie gloves) prior to and after every training session.
  • Players should arrive at their training facility dressed and ready to play. Except to change from winter boots into indoor shoes.
  • Players should leave immediately after every training session and not loiter in the building.
  • MSB United will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer to each coach for player use if needed.
  • All of our indoor facilities will have washrooms for participants to wash or sanitize hands before, during, after training.
  • All participants should follow proper respiratory etiquette (sneezing/coughing into crook of elbow; no spitting, no clearing of nasal passages; cough or sneeze into tissue) Participants should refrain from touching eyes, nose, mouth, or face with hands or gloves.
GUIDELINES FOR TRAINING SPECTATORS:
Parents/Guardians should drop off and pick-up their child at the training location.

For the younger age groups or for safety reasons, parents may be asked to remain nearby in a designated area. Any spectators in attendance must maintain 2m social distance at all times and wear a face covering.

Players should only carpool with individuals from their household or cohort family.
CMSA GAMES
CMSA’s COVID-19 Indoor Guidelines are intended to guide clubs, team officials, referees and parents on the best practices and requirements to return to soccer safely in Calgary.
>> PLEASE REVIEW CMSA'S COVID-19 INDOOR SEASON GUIDELINES.