Northern Burlington Soccer Club Return-To-Play Guidelines

For implementing Social Distancing responsibly

during soccer training sessions  

Conditioning/Skill Development training sessions may include:

  • Ball mastery & individual skills
  • Shooting & crossing balls
  • Passing & receiving
  • Fitness & functional training


Individual Training Restrictions:

  • Limited to 20 or less players/coaches
  • Zero tolerance non-contact policy (coach/player or player/player)
  • No spectators allowed
  • Must maintain social distancing minimum of 10 feet between participants throughout training
  • Practices must be conducted outdoors
  • Players with fevers or other symptoms are not permitted to practice
  • Players/coaches must use hand sanitizer before, during breaks, and after practice
  • Players are not allowed to carpool to and from practice
  • Players should wear PPEs (masks) when not actively training
  • No Congregating Policy for players or parents in parking lots, at drop off zones, at entrance / exit areas of facility, or before or after training session


Member Organization Requirements:

  • Assign a COVID-19 Safety Officer who will communicate policy club-wide to coaching staff, parents and players, and provide regular updates and reminders
  • Assign each team a coordinator to oversee compliance at the team level during training
  • Provide coaches and team coordinators with PPEs (masks) and sanitizing products
  • Communicate immediately with the local health department in the event of a confirm COVID19 case within a team and cancel all training sessions for that team and any team associated with that coach.
  • Schedule training sessions so that one team/group is able to conclude and depart prior to the next team / group arriving, avoiding high traffic times
  • Establish designated drop off and pick up zones for each field



Coach Requirements: 


  • Wear PPEs (masks) at all times
  • Limit equipment brought to practice, disinfecting all equipment before / after use
  • Do not allow players to share pennies, other equipment, or water bottles
  • Encourage players to bring their own balls to training
  • Require parents to confirm their child is symptom free before attending training
  • Report confirmed cases of COVID-19 to member organization immediately and cease trainings
  • Compliance with all local and state guidelines


Helpful Links

Purchasing branded masks for your team:


Tutorials on making masks at home using a T-Shirt or other material (no sew):


Tutorial on making homemade hand sanitizer:


Symptoms of Corona Virus (COVID-19)