We are excited to announce that limited individual drills and trainings are approved to return to San Diego County. We are making every effort to start Phase One trainings on Monday, June 22 that follow all local health protocols. Our fields are part of a phased reopening through San Diego Parks & Rec so we are working on getting permits to use the fields as soon they are open. Teams will be reaching out to everyone this week with training times and plans for Phase One of the Return to Play.
Our top priority is the safety of our players, coaches, volunteers and families. All safety protocols are guided by Cal South’s Return to Play Guidelines and the County of San Diego Youth Sports Safety Plan. There are several documents that need to be signed prior to trainings being held.
- Blast requires that the attached COVID -19 Acknowledgement Hold Harmless Waiver.
- The City of San Diego requires you to sign the attached PYSL Parent Commitment Form
- Cal South requires that each family review the Cal South COVID-19 Prevention and Response Protocols: https://3e1alu1z54vg1p3lhbgsp1qz-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CSTF-RTP-CS-Protocols.pdf
- In addition, Cal South mandates that players cannot attend the training sessions until they sign the:
- ASSUMPTION OF RISK/WAIVER OF LIABILITY/INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT – ADMINS, and
- COVID-19 Prevention and Protocols Acknowledgement.
To sign the required Cal South documents:
- Go to your player account at https://calsouth.com/join-now/
- Select Youth Login
- Use your Cal South login ID from registration
- Select player
- Select View Details
- Select Applications
- Select Legal Agreements
- Sign all unsigned documents in ELA File
- Do this for all players in your family while you are in the family record
Players will not be able to participate if ALL of these documents are not submitted!
Please carefully read the following regarding Phase 1 of Return to Play.
- Training sessions during Phase 1 of Return to Play are completely voluntary.
- All players, coaches and volunteers will follow the safety guidelines below:
- Players will be organized in stable training groups of no more than 12 players. These groups will not co-mingle with other groups. Play will be focused on individual training and fitness.
- All players are required to wear a mask to enter the practice field, and then through the exit process. Masks are not required, during training sessions.
- Every practice field permitted by Blast SC will have two Field Marshals at the gate entrances. The role of the Field Marshall is to help ensure social distancing through entry and exiting the fields, to curtail groups from gathering, and to take temperatures (of coaches) before entering the field.
- Each stable training group will be socially distanced, and within each group, we will work to maintain social distancing at all times.
- All stable training groups will leave the field before the next groups enter the field. It is crucial that everyone is on time for drop-off and pick-up.
- Players will be required to bring their own mask, hand sanitizer, soccer ball, water bottle, cleats, shin guards, practice jersey/pinnie (pinnies will be provided at the first session for each player to keep for the reminder of the season).
- Players must come ready to train with cleats on. Cleats should not be put on at the field.
- Port-O-Potties will be closed so please make sure your child has gone to the bathroom prior to attending practice.
- Players should be checked for health (including a temperature check) prior to coming to training. They will also be checked at the field but it is everyone’s responsibility to not send players showing any signs of illness (fever, cough, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, etc.) to the training.
- Parents are not allowed on the field during the training sessions. Carpooling with friends is not allowed in this initial phase of training.
We know how much everyone is looking forward to returning to the field and greatly appreciate everyone’s support in making sure it’s as safe as possible for everyone involved.