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GSSA 2020 Safety Guidelines



GSSA Fall 2020 safety guidelines for practices


  • Players and coaches need to self-screen prior to arrival by taking their own temperatures and reviewing the list of COVID -19 symptoms and potential exposure questions. Any player or coach who does not meet the self-screening guidelines should not attend training. Anyone who has a fever or is showing other signs of illness should not come to the soccer complex.

  • If any person associated with your team tests positive for COVID-19, the Coach/Manager should report this to GSSA immediately.

  • Everyone who enters the soccer complex MUST wear a mask, except players, coaches, and referees who are actively participating in a match or practice session are not required to wear a face covering.

  • Unless necessary to participate in a drill or scrimmage, players should maintain 6 feet of distance from other players whenever possible. Drills requiring close contact should be avoided or very limited.

  • Players must bring their own ball and water and are prohibited from sharing with others. Equipment must be kept a minimum of 6 feet from other players’ equipment.

  • Players and parents are required to bring their own hand sanitizer, water bottles and towels. (MANDATORY)

  • Players should bring their own individual pinny or pinnies to each practice and game (as needed) and are responsible for marking them with their names and cleaning them after each practice. Practice pinnies, goalie shirts and gloves, and other clothing items and gear should not be shared by players.

  • Coaches should maintain social distance from players at all times.

  • Families observing practices should socially distance by staying at least 6 feet from other observers and by staying at least 10 yards from the practice area.

GSSA Fall 2020 safety guidelines for games


  • Anyone who has a fever or is showing other symptoms of illness should not come to the soccer complex.

  • If any person associated with your team – including any family member in contact with the player – tests positive for COVID-19, the team’s coach / manager should report this to the GSSA office immediately.

  • Players and coaches need to self-screen prior to arrival by taking their own temperatures and reviewing the list of COVID-19 symptoms and potential exposure questions. Any player or coach who does not meet the self-screening guidelines should not attend the game.

  • Everyone who enters the soccer complex must wear a mask, except players, coaches, and referees who are actively participating in a match or practice session.

  • Coaches will maintain social distance from players at all times.

  • Only one member of the team will participate in the coin toss.

  • No hand shaking or high fives any time before, during or after the game. Only one player/captain will participate in any coin toss with the Referee.

  • When approaching a league official, coaches and players must be wearing a mask standing at least 6 feet from the official.

  • Please encourage social distancing after games by eliminating post-game huddles or “snack time.”

  • Players must bring their own ball and water and are prohibited from sharing with others. Equipment must be kept a minimum of six feet from other players’ equipment.

  • Players should bring their own individual pinny or pinnies to each practice and game (as needed) and are responsible for marking them with their names and cleaning them after each practice. Practice pinnies, goalie shirts and gloves, and other clothing items and gear should not be shared by players.

  • Trainers will only treat injured players that are wearing a mask. Any persons accompanying the player must wear a mask or keep a minimum of a 6 feet distance. Trainers will not provide masks.

  • Players should bring their own chairs or blankets, if desired, for seating during games and should maintain 6 feet of distance from other players when seated. If sideline benches are provided, they should be used by no more than the maximum number of players at one time that will allow 6 feet of distance between players.

GSSA Fall 2020 safety guidelines for spectators


  • Everyone who enters the soccer complex must wear a mask. Players will not wear face masks while playing. All spectators must wear a mask the entire game.

  • Anyone who has a fever or is showing other signs of illness should not come to the soccer complex.

  • Grandparents, anyone over 65 or anyone with underlying health conditions and all siblings should remain home. Parents are encouraged to stay in their cars while the games are in progress, if at all possible.

  • It is STRONGLY recommended that only one parent per player should be on the sidelines at games. A 6-foot distance from non-family members should be maintained.

  • Players and fans from the Home team should be on one side of the field. Players and fans from the Away team should be on the opposite side of the field.

  • Spectators should be a least 10 yards back from the edge of the field and at least 6 feet away from the player and coach seating area.

  • Spectators can use the entire sideline area from corner flag to corner flag. No spectators are allowed to watch from behind the goal line / behind the keeper.

  • If a sideline becomes crowded or the area outside of the fence becomes crowded, we will engage your Coach and or Team Manager to correct the situation.

  • Spectators should bring their own chairs and maintain at least 6 feet of space from other spectators.

Field Status

Closed Closed

Bob Jones Park (03:09 PM | 09/22/20)

Closed Closed

Oak Grove Park  (11:48 AM | 09/22/20)

Closed Closed

Meadowmere Park (11:48 AM | 09/22/20)