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New PSA Protocols and Guidelines

NEW PSA Safety Guidelines and Protocols:


PSA safety measures being taken to ensure Player, Parent, and Coach Safety


When we return to the fields new health and safety measures will be put in place to help protect players, coaches, and families.  These measures are focused on minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19.


  • WAVIER: Each participant must sign the NCYSA form acknowledging that they have read the guidelines and agree to abide by its contents. 

  • Social Distancing practices will be followed at practices and facilities by players, coaches, and parents.

  • All volunteer coaches and PSA staff will be required to wear a mask. 

  • PSA practices and clinics will focus on individual technical work.

  • Teams will maintain distance between other teams at practice.

  • Screening and sanitizing measures will be put in place including temperature checks by parents before players arrive at practice and Saturday Clinics.

  • Thorough cleanings and sanitizing measures will also be performed at our facilities.

  • Parents remain in their car when at practice and Saturday clinics.  Parents and siblings are asked  to not congregate on the fields or in the parking lot so we can maintain social distancing and safe practice measures.  Only PSA staff, volunteer coaches, and players are allowed at each practice/clinic site on the field. 

  • Please refrain from walking or exercising during practice times.  Pets and animals are not permitted.

  • PLAYGROUND CLOSED: The playground at HPAC will remain CLOSED during practices and clinics.


PSA is dedicated to the ongoing safety and wellbeing of ALL members, staff and families involved in our organization.  As such PSA has taken the following measures to create the safest possible environment for our players to return to the fields.


  • PSA will continue dialogue with local health care professionals and town/city municipalities while also following recommended guidelines provided by the CDC, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association

  • PSA will continue to educate all Staff members and coaches on expectations and guidelines for safe return to fields.

  • PSA will continue monitoring fields and facilities to assure social distancing practices are maintained.

  • PSA  will continue cleaning, and sanitizing of all public facilities.

  • PSA practices and clinics will be for only 1 hour.  The focus will be on individual technical skill and fitness so that all players can maintain their social distance.


Guidelines For Coach, Player, & Parents When Attending Practice


VOLUNTEER COACHES:


  • All volunteer coaches will be required to wear a mask.

  • Player activities will be set up in a manner to maintain social distancing.

  • Training equipment (cones, flags, agility gear, etc.) will not be handled by players.

  • Pennies (Training bibs) will not be used.

  • The player bench sitting area will be arranged and monitored following social distancing measures.

  • PSA and volunteer coaches will oversee player’s placement of bags/gear is at least 6 feet apart. 


PARENT:


  • Parents complete and submit the NCYSA Waiver which allows your child to participate.

  • Parents should drop off players in designated areas but remain in their car when at practice.

  • Parents should remain at the practice site until practice concludes.

  • If any parent, accompanying adult, or family member needs to exit their vehicle for any reason a mask is required.

  • Parents are required check their child’s temperature before attending practice. Players with temperatures higher than 100.1 will not be allowed to practice.

  • Parents should not send players to practice if they are showing any signs of illness.


PLAYER:


  • Players are strongly encouraged to wear a mask before and after training.  It is optional for players to wear a mask when participating in soccer activities.

  • Players should all have their own ball, and are expected to not handle any other ball except their own, at any time.

  • Players must have their own water, bag, and ball etc..Clearly labeled with their name on it.

  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment.

  • Practice social distancing, including placing bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.

  • No group celebrations, high-5’s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc..

  • Players are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer to each session. They should sanitize their hands before and after practices/clinics, and during any breaks.


Protocols For Reporting & Communicating COVID-19 Exposure


PSA Staff members and volunteer coaches are required to report if they test positive for COVID-19, or have been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.


Any player who has tested positive for COVID-19, or has been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 is required to report this to the Piedmont Soccer Alliance Director, Gregg Weigel.


Contact for Gregg Weigel:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 336-688-2534


If a case of COVID-19 is reported, all staff and players who came in contact with that person will be notified. Due to HIPPA laws and privacy issues, the identity of that person will remain anonymous.


Once notified that an individual who has tested positive with COVID-19 has been in close proximity (within 6 feet) with any staff member or player, those staff members and players must adhere to the below protocol.


  • Notify their primary physician, or local community health organization.

  • Staff members and players should begin in-home isolation for a 14-day period.

  • Staff members and players may discontinue in-home isolation if they undergo testing and the test results are negative.


Before a staff member or player who has tested positive for COVID-19 can return to practice or clinics, the following conditions must be met:


  • A minimum of 14 days must pass since the initial onset of symptoms.

  • A minimum of 72 hours must pass without symptoms, and without the aid of fever-reducing medications.

  • The staff member and player must attain a negative COVID-19 test result.


RESOURCES:


NC Government: https://www.nc.gov/covid19

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

NCYSA: https://www.ncsoccer.org


Location/Times of Practices & Games

Where are practices and games held through the season?

All practices on Monday and Tuesday evenings are held at the High Point Athletic Complex (HPAC):

2920 School Park Rd.
High Point, NC  27265

*On the fields behind the Miracle League Baseball Field and the field beside the restrooms/concessions area.


All practices on Monday and Tuesday evenings are from 6 PM to 7 PM. *Unless otherwise specified by your team's coach and verified by the league directors.*

All games will be held at HPAC as well unless specified by the leagues directors. Specific game times will be available through our website when finalized. All games unless specified will be played on Saturdays (from 9AM to 12:30PM), with at least two Sundays (from 1PM to 4:30PM) through the season.


PSA's Code of Conduct

The PSA Code of Conduct puts PSA’s values into practice.  Here at PSA we hold ourselves and PSA families to the highest standard of conduct to create a safe environment and fun experience for all.  Please review the Code of Conduct and join us in making PSA the best youth sports experience in the Piedmont.  Please do not hesitate to communicate concerns or code violations to PSA employees or board members.


Click the link below to view:

PSA Code of Conduct

PSA's Anti-Bullying Policy

We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our members so they can participate in soccer in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our club. If bullying does occur, all club members or parents should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. This club is committed to playing its part to teach players to treat each other with respect.


Click the link below to view:

PSA's Anti-Bullying Policy


What do I need to provide for my child?

Equipment needed per division.

Kick'n Kids:

  • Shin Guards and Soccer Socks
  • Water (can be in a sports bottle or jug, but needs to be enough for an hr session)
  • Weather appropriate athletic clothing (for practices)
  • NO Jewelry
  • Soccer Cleats
  • Size 3 Soccer Ball

Premier Development League:

  • Shin Guards and Soccer Socks
  • Water (can be in a sports bottle or jug, but needs to be enough for an hr session)
  • Weather appropriate athletic clothing (for practices)
  • NO Jewelry
  • Soccer Cleats
  • Size 3 Soccer Ball

Major League Soccer:

  • Shin Guards and Soccer Socks
  • Water (can be in a sports bottle or jug, but needs to be enough for an hr session)
  • Weather appropriate athletic clothing (for practices)
  • NO Jewelry
  • Soccer Cleats
  • Size 3 Soccer Ball

World Cup:

  • Shin Guards and Soccer Socks
  • Water (can be in a sports bottle or jug, but needs to be enough for an hr session)
  • Weather appropriate athletic clothing (for practices)
  • NO Jewelry
  • Soccer Cleats
  • Size 4 Soccer Ball

English Premiere League:

  • Shin Guards and Soccer Socks
  • Water (can be in a sports bottle or jug, but needs to be enough for an hr session)
  • Weather appropriate athletic clothing (for practices)
  • NO Jewelry
  • Soccer Cleats
  • Size 4 Soccer Ball

Bundesliga:

  • Shin Guards and Soccer Socks
  • Water (can be in a sports bottle or jug, but needs to be enough for an hr session)
  • Weather appropriate athletic clothing (for practices)
  • NO Jewelry
  • Soccer Cleats
  • Size 5 Soccer Ball



How do I know what division my child will be in?

Registration for our recreation programs is organized by birth year in accordance with U.S. Youth Soccer.  

How to determine your age group:

Check out the Birth Year and Season Matrix below:


FALL 2020 / SPRING 2021

Player Birth Year

Division Name

2017  Kick'n Kids (KnK) 
2016/2015Premier Development League (PDL) 
2014/2013Major League Soccer (MLS) 
2012/2011World Cup (WC) 
2010/2009English Premier League (EPL) 
2008/07/06Bundesliga (BU) 

Are uniforms included with my registration fee?

Developmental Divisions:

Uniforms are a part of our registration fee. This covers a full uniform kit for your child. The kit will include 2 jersey tops (1 Home and 1 Away style jersey), one pair of shorts, and one pair of long soccer socks. 

*However, if you are able to register with us after our regular registration window has closed you will not be guaranteed a uniform kit. This is due in part to ordering the sizes registrants enter during the registration process and having them arrive prior to our matches starting. We do order a few extra uniform kits to help with this, but it does not guarantee there will be enough to cover everyone.

If you are late registering and cannot be provided a uniform kit, please contact us so that we can work with you on finding a solution.


Kick'n Kids Division:

Your child will receive a t-shirt for this division that is covered by the registration fee. Shorts and socks will not be provided for this age group. If you are late registering you may not receive your child's t-shirt until the divisions second meeting.

What is PSA's protocol when it's Thunder & Lightning?

PSA's Lightning Safety Protocol

After reviewing information from the National Lightning Safety Institute, the NCYSA has adopted the new protocol for lightning safety which will go into effect immediately (October 15, 2014). No more counting to determine whether to halt play. The new protocol goes like this:

If you see lightning, clear the field.
If you hear thunder, clear the field.
Play will be halted for a minimum of 30 minutes.

If no lightning is spotted during the 30 minutes and/or no thunder is heard during the 30 minutes, the play will resume. If lightning is seen and/or thunder is heard during the 30 minute period, the clock starts over. No play will resume until a minimum of 30 minutes passes with no thunder and/or no lightning. The North Carolina Soccer Referee Association is in full support of this new NCYSA protocol. ALL NCSRA referees are being notified of this new protocol and are being instructed to impose the new protocol effective immediately. Thunder and lightning are extremely unpredictable. The threat is too dangerous and it just isn’t worth taking the chance.

Remember, IF YOU SEE LIGHTNING, CLEAR THE FIELD. IF YOU HEAR THUNDER, CLEAR THE FIELD.

Thank you for understanding and supporting our continuing efforts to provide a safe environment for all PSA participants. 

What happens if a practice gets canceled?

PSA's Cancellation Protocol for Monday and Tuesday practices.

If practices get canceled due to bad weather or fields being closed, the following is how our rescheduling works:

Monday Team Practices - move to Wednesday of the same week. 
Tuesday Team Practices - move to Thursday of the same week.
 
Everything as far as practice time, practice field, etc. will stay the same. Please know that ultimately the reschedule date is dependant on whether your coach can be there or not as well. Coaches will reach out to their teams with more defined details pertaining to their rescheduled practice.

What Happens if a game gets canceled?

PSA's Cancellation Protocol for Matches (Games).

If a match gets canceled due to bad weather or fields being closed, the following is how our rescheduling works:

1st Canceled Match (Game) - We will not reschedule. It just goes away and we move forward with the schedule as is. 
2nd Canceled Match (Game) and so on... -  We will reschedule to next available Saturday or Sunday that becomes available.