Dear Parents/Guardians and Players

At this point in time, ‘return to training’ is not permitted. The Michigan State Youth Soccer Association’s
(MSYSA) return-to-training guidelines apply once MSYSA has indicated that it is safe for an initial return-to training in limited-size groups, and with adherence to social distancing. These are being provided now so that
our affiliated clubs/leagues, team officials, and parents/players can prepare on what is expected once MSYSA
has indicated it is safe for an initial return-to-training.
For now, return-to-training, with coaching (onsite) observing social distancing, may occur when Governor
Whitmer has indicated that the entire state of Michigan has entered Phase 5. For reference, Governor
Whitmer’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ Executive Order is in effect through June 12, 2020. Out of an abundance of
caution for our participants and families, MSYSA’s return-to-play date is June 15, 2020, at the earliest. In the
event that MSYSA receives favorable clarification on potential youth soccer activities from MDHHS during Phase
4, MSYSA will update our guidance to be consistent with MDHHS.
During an initial return-to-training, players must:
• Avoid any activities that may require direct or indirect contact between athletes.
• Take their temperature daily and especially before activities with others.
• Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
• Bring, and use, hand sanitizer at every training.
• Wear mask before and immediately after all training.
• Avoid touching or sharing anyone else’s equipment, water, food or bags.
• Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
• Avoid group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
• Follow all CDC guidelines as well those of your local health authorities.
In addition, parents/guardians must:
• Ensure your child is healthy and check your child’s temperature before activities with others. If your
child has experienced any feelings of being ill, or any COVID-19 symptoms, do not send your child to
practice.
• Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.
• Stay in car or adhere to social distance requirements, based on current state and local health
requirements.
• When at training, wear a mask if outside your car.
• Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every training.
• Ensure all equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards etc.) are sanitized before and after every training.
• Notify your club immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.
• Do not assist your coach with equipment before or after training.
• Be sure your child has necessary sanitizing products with them at every training.

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