BELMONT SOCCER ASSOCIATION (BSA)
Return to Play Protocol Spring 2021 – Coaches, Parents & Players
Belmont Soccer Association’s principles for a return to safe soccer:
- Health and Safety of our soccer and overall community members is top priority
- Physical activity through soccer is one way to promote physical and mental benefits
In order to comply with State Law; recommendations from the CDC and Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, Belmont Soccer Association has implemented all modifications mandated in order to promote a healthy return to soccer activity, including games. BSA has also made additional modifications based on advice from Town of Belmont Board of Health and independent medical professionals. Our expectation is that the whole BSA community takes collective responsibility for our actions in such a way that:
- We follow the guidelines as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- All coaches, volunteers, parents/guardians and players must read, understand and practice the guideline requirements.
- Parents are expected to review procedures and sign the compliance form with child prior to participation.
- Non-compliance at any stage will mean the inability to participate further.
- For all practices and games there will be a required symptom check-in form that a parent/guardian is obliged to fill out, sign and submit. This will be administered digitally and failure to complete will result in players not being able to participate for the session.
- Further reading (most of which is contained with BSA protocol) - Mass Youth Soccer’s website page: Return to Soccer Activities.
We are still all in this together; let’s support one another as we look forward to enjoying another amazing season of soccer in Belmont!