MonU Return to Play Guidelines 2021-2022

Participation Waivers

Advisory Statements for Individuals & Families

At-Risk Individuals

If your child is part of a high-risk group (i.e. has pre-existing medical conditions including chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immunodeficiency, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or liver disease), please consult with your family physician before attending.


Statement for individuals and groups in contact with COVID-19

Any ill player, coach or family member should not attend any team activities. If a player develops COVID-19, he or she will immediately alert his or her coach. Players living in the household of an individual with COVID-19 should immediately notify his or her coach and self-isolate for per CDC's most recent guidance.  If a coach or staff member develops COVID-19, he or she will immediately alert the Technical Director (Dave MacWilliams). The coach and that particular group who may have been exposed will stop activity and remain out of activity per CDC's most recent guidance. We will also notify parents and families that there has been a COVID-19 Response, while maintaining participant confidentiality regarding health status.

Responsibilities and Expectations

Self Screening Responsibilities for All

Prior to attending any MonU activity, players and coaches should perform a self-screening to assess any risk of COVID-19 infection. Notify coaches and do NOT report if any of the below symptoms are present:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Club Responsibilities

MonU Club will:

  • Provide adequate field space and training protocols for physical distancing.
  • Provide guidelines that follow CDC and local government health recommendations.
  • Ensure all activities occur on outdoor fields.

Parent Responsibilities

MonU Parents will:

  • Sign Player Waiver. Participation will not be allowed without a signed waiver.
  • Monitor how their player is feeling and keep a player home if he or she is sick.
  • Take the player's temperature before leaving home to attend activities with others.
  • Screen player for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to attendance at any MonU activities
  • Immediately communicate to the coach if a player tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Discuss player responsibilities outlined in this guide with players.
  • Make sure players use the bathroom prior to arriving to the facility
  • Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.
  • Parents will adhere to the Player Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures outlined below.
  • Ensure the player has water, ball, bag and food (if necessary) prior to leaving the house and getting out of the car. Equipment will not be shared or lent to players.
  • Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every session.
  • Ensure all equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards etc.,) are sanitized before and after every session.
  • Be sure your child has necessary sanitizing products with them at every session.
  • Have fun and stay positive.

Player Responsibilities

MonU Players will:

  • Have an adult sign the Player Waiver. Participation will not be allowed without a signed waiver.
  • Before leaving home for a MonU activity, players are to have their parents take their temperatures.
  • Must be honest about how they are feeling, and if they are feeling sick, must stay home.
  • Must immediately alert the coach if the player tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Will not greet friends with high 5’s, hugs, handshakes etc. There will be no group celebrations with human-to-human contact, including high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
  • Listen to all directions given by coaches and staff.
  • Bring and use YOUR OWN BALL, WATER and BAG to all activities. You will use your own ball unless directed otherwise by your coach or staff. You will not share your bag or water with other players.
  • Adhere to the Player Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures outlined below.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
  • Bring and use hand sanitizer after every session.
  • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every session.
  • Have fun and stay positive.

Coach Responsibilities

MonU Coaches will:

  • Sign the Waiver. No participation is allowed without a signed waiver.
  • Ensure all participants have signed a waiver. Coaches will not allow players to participate without a signed waiver.
  • Ensure the health and safety of the participants.
  • Inquire how the athletes are feeling and send home anyone you believe acts or looks ill.
  • Follow all state, local & CDC health protocols and guidelines.
  • Take his or her own temperature and self-screen for symptoms before attending a session.
  • Alert MonU Technical Director immediately if he or she feels ill, or tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Ensure all athletes have their own individual equipment (ball, water, bag etc.) and ensure that equipment is not shared.
  • Where possible, the coach should be the only person to handle equipment (e.g. cones, disk, goals, etc.).
  • Ensure equipment is not mixed between teams prior to sanitizing (if conducting multiple sessions per day).
  • Ensure all sessions are conducted outdoors and compliant with social distancing per state, local health & CDC guidelines, and guidelines outlined by the club.
  • Coaches will maintain social distance requirements from players based on state and local health requirements, and remain in distanced areas as outlined by the club.
  • Use hand sanitizer before and after training.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
  • Have fun and stay positive.

Player Arrival and Departure Procedures

Arrival Procedures

  • Parents/players arrive at designated parking lots for their field.
  • Parents of U10s and under may walk their children to the proper drop off point. Players ages U11 and up should walk on their own.
  • Parents should NOT congregate around fields or parking lots and need to follow social distancing.
  • Players will maintain social distancing.
  • Place bag, water, and ball separate from others players.
  • Follow coaches and staff directions.

Departure Procedures

  • Collect all equipment including water, bag and ball.
  • Maintain social distance as you exit.
  • Parents of U10 and under players may meet their player at the drop off locations.

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