SAFETY FIRST, GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES
IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE RETURNING TO PLAY - PLEASE DONT
This page will serve as your reference for all Safety First procedures and requirements. All of the below is based on State and CDC guidelines. We will update this page with new information and procedures as we get them.
Details about on-field safety modifications and parent, player, and coach responsibilities can be found below.
Per the current Illinois All Sports Policy “All participants must wear a face covering that fully covers their nose and mouth and fits snugly against the sides of the face with no gaps, whether indoors or outdoors”
Face coverings are always required for players, coaches, referees and spectators. Those that fail to do so will be removed from play.
Players should have multiple masks with them to change masks throughout the game should they become sweat soaked.
Following a meeting with IDPH - IYSA has been notified that if soccer shows a trend of non-compliance with proper mask wearing while play, it could jeopardize the allowability to run a complete Spring season or add additional requirements including testing for athletes.
When located in a region not facing specific mitigation efforts outlined in the Restore Illinois guidelines, organizations that decide to allow spectators must abide by all requirements in the All Sports Policy Staffing and Attendance
At this time, to ensure that players get the most opportunity to participate IYSA recommends no spectators at this time. Should your organization decide to allow spectators in addition to requiring face coverings the following guidelines must be in place.