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TFC Academy's COVID-19 Protocols and FAQs

By Tormenta FC Staff - news@tormentafc.com, 09/15/20, 4:15PM EDT

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Coaches, players and parents must follow safety protocols

Tormenta FC Academy is thrilled to return to training and competitive play, but it and its members should use the following protocols* as we prepare to offer soccer activities.

The academy will continue to follow the guidance of the local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in regards to upcoming youth training and games throughout South Georgia and the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Tormenta FC Academy values the continued support of its families and will continue to provide updates as they become available.


COVID-19 FAQs

Can I come to Tormenta FC training while in isolation or quarantine?

No. 

Can I come to Tormenta FC games while in isolation or quarantine?

No. 

What do I do if I or anyone in my family has been in contact with someone who has tested positive and/or I have been told to isolate or quarantine by a health professional or contact tracer?

Please follow the procedures listed below BEFORE attending training or a game: 

  • Email, text, or call Jennifer Hampton (JHampton@TormentaFC.com or 240-217-8434).
  • If she is unable to speak to you immediately, she will reach out to you to discuss timing and specifics to be able to plan your safe return date to training and/or games.
  • Until you speak to Jennifer, do NOT attend training and/or games.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Parent Responsibilities:

  • Ensure child is healthy, check your child’s temperature prior to any training session.  Child may not attend training or a game with a fever.
  • Limited or no carpooling.
  • Stay in car or adhere to social distance requirements if outside of car.
  • Wear mask at all times when outside of car at training facility & at games.
  • Follow all state and local health requirements.
  • Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every training session.
  • Ensure all equipment, cleats, ball, shin guards, etc. are sanitized before and after every training.
  • Notify club immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.  Do not attend training or games until released by doctor and club’s designated return-to-play date.
  • Notify club immediately if child has been exposed to a positive case.  Do not attend training or games until club’s designated return-to-play date.
  • Be sure your child has necessary sanitizer with them at every training.

Player Responsibilities:

  • Wash hands thoroughly and/or use hand sanitizer before and after each training and games.
  • Bring and use hand sanitizer at every training and each game.
  • Child must be healthy and fever free (without medication) to attend training and games.
  • Wear mask at all times before and immediately after all training.  Meaning, masks must be worn at all times except when on the field actually physically training or during the actual game.  While at the training grounds, the only other time a mask should be removed is when a player is stationary and socially distant from all others in order to hydrate and/or eat.
  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, snack, or bag.
  • Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
  • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every training.
  • No group celebrations, no high 5’s, hugs, handshake, etc.

Coach Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the health and safety of the athletes.
  • Inquire how the athletes are feeling, send them home should you believe they act or look ill.
  • Follow all state and local health protocols.
  • Ensure all athletes have their individual equipment (ball, water, bag, etc).
  • Coach is the only person to handle cones, disk, etc.
  • Encourage all training outdoors and ensure social distancing per state or local health guidelines.
  • Direct, support, and remind athletes to wear a face mask when not actively training or playing in a game.  Direct, support, and remind athletes to maintain social distance requirements as well (6 feet or more).
  • Have fun and stay positive – players and parents are looking to you to stay calm, supportive, caring during this time.
  • The use of scrimmage vests or bibs is not recommended at this time.  If needed, may only be used by a single player.  Never used for more than one player until laundered properly.

Club Responsibilities:

  • Create and distribute protocols to its members.
  • Have an effective communication plan in place; identify strategies for working with public health to notify adult leaders, youth, and their families if the organization learns a participant or adult leader has developed COVID-19 and may have been infectious to others while at a youth activity, while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Be sensitive and accommodating to parents to may be uncomfortable with return-to-play too quickly.
  • Have an action plan in place, in case of a positive test.
  • Train and educate all staff on protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations, and other necessary information.
  • Be prepared to shut down and stop operations. Develop plans for temporary closure of indoor facilities or outdoor activities or camps to properly disinfect and ensure other adult leaders or youth are not infected.
  • Provide adequate field space for social distancing.
  • Provide hand sanitizing stations if possible and waste receptacles at fields.
  • Develop a relationship and a dialog with local health officials (identify Risk Tolerance).

*Information updated on Sept. 15, 2020.

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