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Return to Play

PYSA Return to Play Guidelines

Updated: June 21, 2020

Please note these guidelines are for all PYSA families and everyone is expected to abide by the expectations set forth for the safety and well-being of the players, coaches and families


While we are excited to take this next step forward, with the implementation of return to play, we plan to do so safely and consistent with the appropriate guidelines and recommendations.

A Key Component of Safely Returning to Play is an understanding by all of our players, parents, and staff of their respective obligations and responsibilities. We’ve put this guide together so that we are all on the same page regarding our return to play protocols. Each one of us plays an important role in the success of our return to play and, more importantly, the safety of our players. We realize some of these requirements may seem to be inconvenient or a hassle, but we ask you to honor them anyway, for the safety of everyone involved, and their families and loved ones.


Each of us must do our part & follow these guidelines to provide the best environment possible and keep everyone safe. These protocols may be modified as we proceed along based on revisions from EPYSA & the Commonwealth/Local Township. We will promptly communicate any changes.

 Our club is following all mandates from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and EPYSA

  • Intra-Club Only - no non club interactions
  • Only non-contact training permitted, no games
  • Only Green Counties (based on player home county) are permitted
  • Training only allowed on fields that are “official” - NO USE OF NON-CLUB FIELDS
  • Player should NOT attend if not feeling well (no signs of COVID in 14 days, no exposure to sick individuals)
  • No spectators are permitted at the fields. They must stay in parking lot
  • Social Distancing must be practiced on field and in surrounding areas - parking lots
  • Masks MUST be worn when not actively training and can optionally be worn during training. All parents must wear masks at all times.
  • Bathroom facilities not available at fields
  • No social mingling after practice. Everyone return to their vehicles immediately.

Coach Requirements

  • All practices must be scheduled through club on an “official” club field
  • Take attendance and ask each player “how are you feeling”
  • Follow ALL general rules and regulations
  • Players cannot be “forced” to train. Parent decides on participation.
  • Coaches wear masks unless giving instructions from 6 feet or more away from players (leave them on but they do not need to cover the mouth/nose in those moments beyond 6 feet and giving instructions)
  • Only coach allowed to touch equipment - player cannot touch equipment with hands
  • No bodily contact during training
  • Avoid line activities (social distance must be maintained at all times)
  • Sanitize all equipment after training
  • Each player brings a LIGHT and DARK shirt there is not a need pinnies
  • Be positive, fun, and engaging. Be a good positive role model for health and safety.
  • Be kind, stay safe, stay healthy, and help the children reacclimate.


Parent Requirements

  • MUST keep player home if they are sick
  • Check your child's temperature before any team related event
  • Pack hand sanitizer
  • Determine and discuss with child if they should wear a mask during training
  • Direct child not to share drink or snacks
  • Remain socially distant during training
  • No spectators at the field, if due to small children you must be at field you must wear masks
  • Sanitize and wash all equipment and clothing after training
  • Do not touch or try to assist with any equipment
  • YOU make the ultimate decision if your child is permitted to participate
  • Player must bring his/her own WELL-PUMPED ball to practice
  • Parent must report if player tests positive or is exposed to anyone who tests positive to both coach and the club