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COVID-19 Updates

Our world with COVID-19 has changed every aspect of our lives, including the impacts associated with youth soccer.  The dynamics seem to change continuously, and as a result, it can be difficult to track the most current information.  This page is dedicated to providing you with information about our club's COVID-19 plans and updates.  If you have questions, please contact our club's COVID-19 Administrator, Scotty Roberts (see next section for contact information).   

Nationals Covid-19 Administrator

Scotty Roberts is our club's COVID-19 Administrator. 

Please contact Scotty (contact info below) if you have a player (or if you are a coach) that has been tested positive for COVID-19 or exposed* to individuals that have been tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have any questions regarding the club COVID-19 guidelines.

*Per the CDC, "exposure" means 10 minutes or more of sustained contact within a 6 feet radius of someone that tested positive.

Scotty Roberts
586-709-1298
Scotty.Roberts@NationalsSoccer.com


Key Questions to Ask Before Training/Games or Club Activities

We ask parents and coaches to ensure that all participants in our Nationals programs are healthy before activities with others, including training sessions, scrimmages / games (once approved), and/or other club/team activities.  

If you answer YES to ANY of these Questions - do NOT go to training (or club activity) & Contact Your Health Professional (if you haven't already done so). 

1.  Has your child (or coach) tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

2.  Does your child (or coach) have a current temperature of 100.4º or greater?

3.  Has your child (or coach) experienced any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, sore throat) in the last 14 days?

4.  Has anyone from within your household tested positive for COVID-19 or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?  For your reference, please click here to view the CDC symptoms description.

5.  Has your child (coach) had close contact to someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?  [*Per the CDC, "close contact" or "exposure" means 10 minutes or more of sustained contact within a 6 feet radius of someone that tested positive.]


Nationals COVID-19 Positive Test or Exposure Guidelines


Coaches - Please Follow These MSYSA Return-to-Training Guidelines

1. Coaches must ensure he/she is healthy before activities with others. See above list of questions to ask before participating in any Nationals training sessions, scrimmages/games (when approved) and/or other Nationals club/team activities.  If “YES” is the answer to any of the questions, do NOT attend training and contact our Club COVID-19 Administrator, Scotty Roberts.

2. Coaches will maintain 6 feet of distance from others during activities, including walking to/from the fields and water breaks. Facial coverings will be worn when it is not possible to maintain 6 feet distance from each other.

3. Each designated field area will be limited to follow the Michigan guidelines at the time. For example, current guidelines are to use outdoor space with less than 100 people.

4. Training sessions are currently designed to promote social distancing and lack of contact between players and coach per MSYSA guidelines.

5. There will be 15-minute gaps between sessions to limit the number of people in the space.

6. Club equipment (soccer balls, etc.) will be sanitized by the coach before and after each session.

7. ONLY coaches will pick up / move cones and other training tools.


Parents - Please Follow these MSYSA Return-to-Training Guidelines

1. Parents must ensure your child is healthy before activities with others. See above list of questions to ask before participating in any Nationals training sessions, scrimmages/games (when approved) and/or other Nationals club/team activities.   If “YES” is the answer to any of the questions, do NOT attend training and contact our Club COVID-19 Administrator, Scotty Roberts.

2. Players will maintain 6 feet of distance from each other during all activities, including walking to/from the fields and water breaks. Facial coverings will be worn when it is not possible to maintain 6 feet distance from each other.

3. Parents should remain in vehicles or drop off / pick up to limit the number of people per space.

4. Players should have sanitation supplies to clean hands and equipment before and after each session.

5. Players should bring and use only their own water bottles, facial coverings, towels, facial tissues and any other personal hygiene products. 


Michigan State Youth Soccer Guidelines

As excited as we are to be together on the soccer fields, it is important that we all continue to abide by the guidance established by the state of Michigan and the governing soccer organizations. The Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) is our primary local governing soccer organization that sanctions our soccer programs and tournaments.

We have established our club’s COVID-19 guidelines in accordance with information as defined by the state of Michigan and MSYSA. Click here to view the MSYSA guidelines.

The Michigan State Youth Soccer Association has also created a "Frequently Asked Questions" section with additional information, which can be found HERE.


Nationals Covid-19 Updates