Participant safety is our priority. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our players, coaches, referee’s, and parents to enjoy the game we love.
It is important to emphasize these guidelines to ensure continued opportunities to play.
Players and Parents will enter the fields at different entry points.
All participants, athletes, coaches, technical staff, administrative staff, referee’s, and spectators must confirm they are not experiencing any symptoms related to Covid-19 or been in contact with anyone testing positive for Covid-19
· Symptoms related to Covid-19
o Shortness of breath
o Sore throat
o Loss of taste or smell
· No contact with anyone with a confirmed Covid-19 within the last 14 days
· Not been restricted or quarantined from other activities
Any participant who is unable to confirm the information listed above should restrict themselves from participation and contact a healthcare professional.
GUIDANCE FOR PLAYERS & COACHES:
o Players must wear masks while walking onto the fields and prior to team warmups.
o Coaches and players are recommended to wear masks when social distancing cannot be controlled or within proximity of others.
o Players and Coaches will have their temperature taken and will use hand sanitizer upon entering the field. A participant or spectator will not be allowed if they a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
o Coaches and players must not enter the facility until 30 minutes prior to game.
o There will be NO benches at the fields as to discourage sitting right next to a teammate. Please plan accordingly. Players should sit socially distanced while waiting to enter the game.
o Hand contact between teams is prohibited (i.e. post-game handshakes, "high fives", etc.) Applauding is preferred.
o Each team is responsible for keeping attendance of players at each game.
o Players should bring their own water bottles for hydration. Absolutely no sharing water bottles. Teams are discouraged from using team coolers on the sideline. Concessions will not be open.
o There will be no common hydration stations for the teams. Players and teams are responsible for their personal hydration. Concessions will not be open.
o Exiting teams should clear the field promptly when the match ends. Do not congregate at the venue with your team.
o Entering teams will wait for exiting teams to COMPLETELY clear the sideline before approaching.
o Players can exit with their parents or coach. Please exit as quickly as possible.
o Anyone who becomes ill during the event is asked to leave the venue immediately and report all occurrences to the team manager.
GUIDANCE FOR SPECTATORS:
Ø Spectators are allowed during competition and must enter and sit in the designated spectator areas.
Ø Spectators are asked to wait until 10 minutes prior to event to enter the fields of competition to allow all players, coaches and officials enter and get settled first.
Ø Spectators will have their temperature taken and will use hand sanitizer upon entering the field. A participant or spectator will not be allowed if they a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ø Spectators must observe social distancing of 6ft in the spectator area and sit 10ft from the sideline.
Ø Spectators CANNOT enter the team area for any reason.
Ø Spectators are encouraged to wear face coverings and bring your own sanitizer. Wear a mask while at the facility "in public".
Ø Anyone who is sick or experiencing symptoms commonly associated with COVID -19 - STAY AT HOME.
Ø Anyone who becomes ill during the event is asked to leave immediately and report it to your team manager.
Ø Do not congregate in groups of 5+ on the sidelines and maintain 6+ ft. apart from other families
Ø We ask families to minimize the number of spectators (preferred 1 family member per child)
Ø Anyone with symptoms (fever, cough, etc.) must not attend any event.
GUIDANCE FOR REFEREES:
· Follow facility guidelines, protocols, and guidelines
· Referees will enter via the player entry points. Temperature will be taken and will use hand sanitizer. The referee will not be able to participate if they have a temperature greater than 100.4.
· Referees must wear masks while walking onto the fields and prior to team warmups.
· Referees are recommended to wear masks when social distancing cannot be controlled or within proximity of others.
· Recommend utilization of protocols and guidelines to others, enforce the rules of social distancing.
West Florida Flames asks that this information be shared with the parents. And emphasis how important it is to adhere to these guidelines. We are extremely excited to host games and want everyone to understand the safety and health of the athletes, coaches and parents is our top priority.