The policy described in this document extends from August 24th, 2020 to November 30th, 2020. Any changes or amendments to this policy from the period of August 24th, 2020 to November 30th, 2020 will be communicated to all members of Gahanna Soccer Association (GSA), including City of Gahanna Parks and Recreation, GSA Coaches, GSA Parents, GSA Players, and Central Ohio Elite Soccer Club. Communication and this policy will also be provided to all outside organizations, teams, coaches, players, and parents involved in a practice, or game, with a GSA sponsored team.
The policy maybe downloaded in its entirety as a PDF from https://gahannasoccer.com/_files/covid-19/GSA_COVID-19_Policy_with_Headley_Map.pdf
All coaches, parents, and players agree to comply with the Gahanna Soccer Association COVID-19 Policy defined in this document.
In addition to agreeing to the Gahanna Soccer Association COVID-19 Policy, all coaches, parents, and players participating at any GSA sponsored event will comply to the State Of Ohio Responsible Restart Ohio for youth, collegiate, amateur, club, and pro sports defined by Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.
Each GSA coach, parent and player will be provided this document. Participation is voluntary, and your participation is acknowledgement to comply with the policy described in this document.
Any coach, parent, player, spectator, or other attendee who does not follow the State of Ohio Public Health order is subject to ejection from the sport venue and is subject to penalties and fines pursuant to code R.C. 3701.352.
Injuries are a situation where a player may need immediate help from a coach or athletic trainer. This will mean that the coach or athletic trainer will have to break social distancing guidelines to evaluate the injury and attend to your child.
At minimum, facial coverings (masks) should be cloth/fabric and cover an individual’s mouth, nose, and chin.
Arrival to all venues for Gahanna Soccer Association will have some new procedures Some of these procedures will include parking, designated warmup/waiting area before games, and other policies for each venue. Gahanna Soccer Association will provide game schedules and practice spaces that will allow for adherence to these policies and procedures. In addition, coaches parents and players, conduct a daily symptom assessment, as defined in the State Of Ohio Responsible Restart Ohio for youth, collegiate, amateur, club, and pro sports.
As a recommendation, we strongly urge parents to only bring members of your household to the game. If you know others will be attending, we also suggest notifying your coach of any others that may be attending the game on your child’s behalf.
Spectators, coaches, and players must use the designated entry and exit paths to and from the parking lot to their practice or game field. (See Headley Park map).
A minimum of 6 feet social distancing must always be maintained between families/groups, including, but not limited to:
Spectators, coaches, and players must always wear a face covering when moving from the parking lot to their practice or game location. Face coverings must continue to be worn at the practice or game location if 6 feet social distancing cannot be maintained.
Seating will not be provided at the parks. GSA venues will have a bring your own chair policy. This will extend to all coaches, parents, and players. Portable benches will not be permitted for team use.
No congregating will be permitted before or after practices or games. Once a practice or game is complete, players and parents are expected to collect their belongings and depart the facility.
GSA will only be scheduling one time slot for games during the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). There will be no warm-up area prior to the game. Coaches, Parents and Players can feel free to approach their field of play while following the guidelines in section 4 of this document, Approaching the Field.
Coaches and/or a designated parent/volunteer should mark off an area for each player to place their equipment near the practice location. In lieu of physical markers, players can use their equipment as their marker. Each player’s space should be at least 6 feet from the next nearest marker.
Teams, coaches, and parents are responsible for cleaning up before, during, and after their practices and games. Parents, if you are unsure how you can help, please ask your coach.
In the event that an individual refuses to comply with this policy the following escalation procedure will be in effect.