Dear Soccer Shots families,
We hope you are staying safe and healthy! Our coaches and staff miss your children and the memories made on Soccer Island. We know this is a challenging time for families and we want to provide an update on our programming.
As businesses have begun reopening, we are preparing for our return to Soccer Island this Fall by making sure our coaches are equipped and our families feel informed to handle our modified safety procedures for this season. While we are anxious to return to the field, we are working to ensure all safety measures are being taken. As always, our focus is providing your family with a quality, educational and fun soccer program
HEALTH & SAFETY ON SOCCER ISLAND
We have been diligently working behind the scenes to modify our curriculum and current operating procedures to ensure a safe return. You will see our coaches making adjustments to our regular routine to continue to keep safety our top priority. Additionally, all coaches will complete a mandatory health and safety course before returning to coaching.
During our sessions your coach will:
Additionally, coaches will be sanitizing all equipment before and after each session and monitoring their temperatures daily. We will do our best to use smaller group sizes and/or larger field setups to allow for the distancing of participants and observers.
- Avoid high-fives, fist bumps and unnecessary physical contact
- Wear a face covering if our state and/or local jurisdiction requires or recommends doing so
- Use rings, spots or orange cones as “home base” to keep children spread out when possible
- Request that equipment be cleaned up and put away only by the coach
- Continue to remind children of the importance of keeping safe distances when practicing skills, by mentioning to “keep your distance so you don’t bump into your friends”
- Avoid the use of pinnies
- Use a modified Soccer Shots cheer at the end of the session
We are requesting that families attending in-person sessions follow these guidelines for the health and safety of other families and coaches:
Again, we are focused on the health and safety of your child. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for children to maintain active, learning, and socializing. We understand and acknowledge that not all families will be comfortable returning to Soccer Island immediately, and that’s okay. We are here for your family and your child’s growth through sports when you are ready.
We will closely monitor all communication from the WHO and CDC as well as local authorities for safety updates.
We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work through these uncertain times.
Please reach out to us with any questions. For faster response times we ask that you reach out to us via Messenger on our Facebook Page or Direct Message via our Instagram Page.
- Wash or sanitize hands before entering Soccer Island (we recommend singing the Soccer Shots song while doing so – ask your children if you need help with the words!)
- Adhere to state and/or local jurisdiction regarding face-covering requirements
- Practice social distancing by trying to stay 6 feet away from others that do not live in your household
- Stay home when you are sick and keep your children home from soccer if they are sick (we’ll miss them on Soccer Island, but we want them to be healthy!)
- If attending a Mini session (ages 2-3), we ask that only one family member per child be present on Soccer Island
Soccer Shots Columbia