A continuación hay información importante sobre el regreso al juego.
Important info below regarding the return to play.
Try us out Update - COVID 19 - Actualización Probarnos
For safety and to apply social distancing measures, all players must register to try out our club because limited field space allows us to accept a smaller number of players at each session. Private appointments may be scheduled by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject "Try us out- (your name)"
Por seguridad y para aplicar las medidas de distanciamiento social, todos los jugadores deben registrarse por probar nuestro club porque el espacio de campo limitado nos permite aceptar menos de jugadores en cada sesión. También se pueden programar citas privadas via email a email@example.com con el tema "Pruebanos- (su nombre)"
Return to Play – June 2020
After 11 weeks off the fields, we are both as excited and as concerned as we have ever been about returning to play after our break from soccer. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world and we want to express our thoughts and well-wishes to all who have been affected. And many thanks to all the new heroes; we appreciate everyone’s contribution to this unprecedented situation, which has enabled us to begin reopening in what will be the new normal...
-US Club Soccer authorized the return to play for youth soccer on May 18th 2020, pursuant to local guidelines.
-Governor Desantis authorized youth sports to operate again in Florida via Executive Order 20-131 dated May 22nd 2020.
-Sarasota County is scheduled to open fields on June 1st 2020 and Manatee County is scheduled to open fields on June 15th 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic is a volatile, changing situation, and Lakewood Ranch FC will continue to follow local, state, and national guidelines, and may change these policies without prior notice as mandated.
The health and well-being of our athletes and their families is our primary concern.
We encourage all our parents and athletes to keep informed of the latest information regarding COVID-19, for example by following the latest news through the CDC and other sources. We want everyone to be as comfortable as possible in returning to play.
There is no right or wrong answer… if you are not yet comfortable, please wait before returning to the fields.
The new normal will require effort and cooperation from us all. Our guidelines will be strict for all who return and parents must sign a waiver and bring it to the first practice in order for their child to enter the fields.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all safely back out on the fields in the near future!
Lakewood Ranch FC Return to Play Guidelines:
- Anyone feeling sick should not attend.
- Anyone with a documented case of COVID-19 must have a written doctor certification of recovery and wait at least 14 days.
- Anyone showing symptoms of infection will be sent home.
- There will be a designated entrance and a designated exit from the field… one way!
- Parents are encouraged to watch practices from the comfort of their cars and will not be permitted to enter or congregate on the fields. Social distance of 6ft must be maintained in the parking areas. Parents must maintain social distance of 6ft if addressing the coaches or staff prior to, during, or after practices.
- All athletes will have their temperature taken upon arrival and anyone greater than 100.4 will not be allowed on the fields.
- Athletes will be required to use hand sanitizer upon arrival at the fields.
- All athletes must bring:
- their own water bottle,
- their own soccer ball,
- their own hand sanitizer,
- their own towel,
- as well as a face mask to be used should we need to meet in closer contact due to weather. Athletes will not wear masks during practice unless they desire to do so.
- Pinnies will not be used, so all athletes must bring both neon and grey jerseys to all practices. All practice clothing must be washed after each practice. Parents should sanitize their athlete’s soccer ball after each practice.
- Player equipment, water bottles, backpacks, etc will be placed in designated spaces on the fields at a distance of 6ft from each other.
- Absolutely no sharing of water, soccer balls, gloves, etc.
- Coaches will verify all players have the above-listed equipment and will send home players who do not.
- Athletes will be separated in groups of 10, with one coach. These groups should remain constant throughout the next four weeks.
- Fields will be divided into quadrants with each group remaining separated.
- Coaches will place and collect any cones, ladders, or other training equipment. Players may not touch team equipment.
- Coaches will maintain 6ft distance from athletes.
- Catching drills will not be practiced. Players are reminded not to touch soccer balls with their hands. NO THROW-INS. NO HEADERS.
- Goalkeepers will wear their own gloves at all times and coaches will sanitize soccer balls during practices.
- Coaches will distance the athletes during technical drills. Athletes should maintain 6ft distance at all times outside of scrimmages.
- Scrimmages will be 5v5 for the foreseeable future.
- Absolutely no group celebratory contact, no hugs, high fives, no fist bumps, etc.