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 each section carefully.
WAIVERS & DECLARATION
All registered players must sign the Informed Consent – Assumption of Risk Waiver plus provide a Declaration of Compliance prior to participating in any sanctioned soccer activity.

**Even if you have already signed these waivers for the 2020 Outdoor Season, you will need to complete them again for the 2020/2021 Indoor Season.

This will be sent via CMSA with Goalline directly to your registered player. You can also access these waivers here:
Alberta Soccer Return to Train Waiver2-5 minutes to complete
Declaration of Compliance Waiver2-5 minutes to complete

Although exposure to COVID-19 is unlikely, it is possible.  By participating voluntarily in Alberta Soccer activities, you acknowledge that you are assuming the risk of exposure by playing.

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 following health check to ensure the player is not experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19.
Do you/your child have any new onset (or worsening) of any of the following symptoms that are not related to a known or pre-existing condition?
  • Fever (greater than 38 degrees celsius)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath / Difficulty Breathing
  • Sore Throat
  • Chills
  • Painful swallowing
  • Runny Nose
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Feeling unwell (fatigued)
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Unexplained loss of appetite
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Muscle/Joint aches
  • Headache
  • Conjuntivitis (pink eye)
Have you, or anyone in your household travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?

Have you, or anyone in your household been in contact in the last 14 days with someone who had any of the above symptoms?

Have you, or anyone in your household been in contact in the last 14 days with someone who is being investigated or confirmed to be a case of Covid-19?

Have you tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 10 days?
If a player answers ‘YES’ to any of the questions above, they must notify their team officials immediately and are not to be permitted to participate in training or play any games for a minimum of 14 days.

*Essential workers who travelled outside of Canada for work-related purposes are exempt to travel restrictions and may be permitted to participate.
TRAINING SESSIONS
GUIDELINES FOR PLAYERS:

Players can only be involved in ONE SPORT COHORT (ie. only with MSB Soccer. Can not play another team sport like hockey or basketball)

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
Players can only be involved in ONE SPORT COHORT (ie. only with MSB Soccer. Can not play another team sport like hockey or basketball)

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.
GUIDELINES SPECIFIC TO SPECTATORS:
  • Spectators must always wear masks inside the soccer facilities.
    • Except for those individuals exempt from wearing masks due to health or other reasons as outlined by the City of Calgary COVID-19 Face covering Bylaw
  • Spectators (excluding parents and guardians where necessary for player support) are not permitted to enter participant spaces (ie. fields)
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres must be maintained by spectators at all times, unless from the same household or cohort.
  • During Stage 2, with 2 metres of distance maintained between members of separate households, the following spectator capacity restrictions apply:
    • A maximum of 100 spectators are permitted for indoor events/settings.
  • Spectators are not to enter the facility until five (5)minutes prior to the game start time or until the facility has allowed entrance following previous games.
  • Spectators are to leave the facility immediately following the games.
  • Loitering before and after training or games is not permitted indoors at any soccer facility lobby or common area.

Keep yourselves safe on the pitch.  Please review these checklists to prepare for your events safely.

PLAYER CHECKLIST(PDF)
PARENT/GUARDIAN CHECKLIST(PDF)