Covid-19

In preparation to resume programs and training, we are following the advice and directives of our local and state officials, as well as guidance from health and medical authorities to provide a safe return to play model for our staff, coaches, players, and families.

All staff, coaches, players, and families will adhere to the below guidelines and protocol so that we maximize the safety of all participants. TVSC will follow CDC recommendations and other safety measures as they pertain to our complex and programs.

We do understand that not all athletes and families are ready to return to play at this time. We respect your decision. Please contact us so we can discuss your specific situation.

Updates to the guidelines will be posted on this page for reference as we navigate our return to play.

Reporting Plan

Report Here 

Contact tracing – We will continue with the protocol already in place (originally set in 2020).

  • Vaccinated exposures: Return to normal activities but self-monitor and wear a mask (except when on the field). No eating/drinking around others (unless you social distance with 8 feet for water breaks). If the exposed individual becomes symptomatic, isolate and get tested.
  • Unvaccinated: Quarantine for 10 days from the date of the exposed party’s positive COVID test or date of last contact (whichever occurred first).
    • *Quarantine can end after 7 days with a negative test result 6 or more days from the date of last contact/date of contact’s positive test (whichever occurred first) – so long as they remain asymptomatic.

Any individual (player, coach, staff, or parent/guardian) who has tested positive for COVID-19 must be symptom-free after 10 days or must be symptom-free for 7 days and cleared by medical personnel before entering the premises of The Villages SC Complex or attending a TVSC activity regardless of location. 

Any individual that tests positive, has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or may have been exposed has a duty to report to the Club. Report by using the report form above. 

In this case, exposure means any one of the following:

  • Caring for a person with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection. 
  • Living in the same household as an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection. 
  • Being exposed to an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.

Any staff, player, coach or parent/guardian reporting or demonstrating symptoms of illness at any point will be prohibited from entering the complex and must seek guidance from his or her physician. A medical note must be provided to our registrar, Debora DaSilva, through email. You will only be permitted to return when you receive a “return to play email confirmation.”

Game Day Guidance

No one should attend a game if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

PRE AND POSTGAME

Players, coaches, referees, and spectators must:
• Maintain social distancing guidelines when entering and exiting the facility.
• FYSA recommends that non-active participants wear face coverings/masks at all times.
• Bring their own equipment (hand sanitizer, water bottle, towels, etc.) that should not be shared between individuals.
• Each individual should check their own temperature and refrain from participation if they have a fever (>100.4°F).

Pregame:
• When possible refrain from warming up until you have taken possession of the field once the previous team and spectators have cleared the area.

Postgame:
• No contact greetings after the game (handshake, high-five, fist bump, etc.)
• Players, coaches, and spectators should leave the facility immediately after their game.

DURING THE GAME

Players and Coaches:
• Maintain social distancing guidelines when entering and exiting the facility.
• Should remain socially distanced when on the sideline before, during, and after games.
• FYSA recommends that all Players and Coaches must social distance or be wearing masks during halftime gatherings

Substitutions:
• If in use, players should be assigned individual pinnies for the entirety of each game.
• The player leaving the field should not take the pinnie from the substitute.

Equipment:
• Surfaces of shared equipment such as soccer balls, discs, and any other equipment should be disinfected after each game.
• Players should not share clothing such as pinnies, warm-ups, jerseys, etc.

Spectators:
FYSA recommends limiting the number of spectators per player to limit contact.
• FYSA highly recommends 1 spectator per family when possible.
• If more family members must attend, a family unit should be comprised only of people who reside in the same household.
• These family units should sit together and socially distance from other family units before, during, and after the event.
• Spectators should not approach the field until the spectators from the previous game have cleared the area.

Field:
• When possible spectators will sit on the same side of the field as their team and opposite their opponent player area. This is in order to keep spectators and coaching staff separate from those of other communities.
• We will not provide communal water or snacks.

Injured Players:
• If a player is injured on the field, the referee will signal for the coach to come onto the field. Only one coach wearing a mask should enter the field.

Player/ Coach/ Official must adhere to Florida’s guidelines regarding COVID-19 as well as local guidelines that may not be specified here.

Additional information can be found on the FYSA’s website. https://www.fysa.com/about/covid-19-information-and-resources/

The Villages SC Complex 

  • Fields are only available for scheduled activities that have been approved by the Director of Coaching. 
  • In order to reduce exposure coaches will be available to answer any questions or concerns via phone or email. In person meetings MUST be scheduled. We do request masks to be worn during indoor scheduled in person meetings. 

Staff Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe environment for all.
  • Provide a training plan that adheres to social distancing and recommended guidelines.
  • Provide waste receptacles and disinfectant solutions for coaches.
  • Develop a reporting plan and subsequent action plan.
  • Continue to engage with local and state authorities and adhere to any and all guidelines recommended.
  • Additional guidelines may be added as we continue to adjust to the situation. Updates will be posted to this page.