Gahanna Soccer Association

1) Waivers and Agreements

  1. Waiver
    All GSA players and coaches must have a signed and dated Infectious Disease Waiver (coach waiver - player waiver). Signing this document will be required to complete registration to participate in the GSA Fall 2020 soccer season.
  2. Agreement to comply with Gahanna Soccer Association Sports COVID-19 Policy

    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.
    https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/publicorders/Requirements-Youth-Collegiate-Amateur-Club-Pro-Sports.pdf

    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.

  3. Injuries

    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.

    1. If any parent objects to the coach attending to their child during an injury, the parent must inform the coach prior to the game that he/she is not going to allow the coach to break social distancing guidelines to evaluate the injury, and at least one parent must always be present. If the objecting parent’s player is injured, the coach will be permitted to enter the field only after the referee has stopped play and given the coach permission to step onto the field. Once the coach has been given permission to enter, the parent may take the field as well. If a parent is not present, or not immediately available, then the coach will be allowed to break social distancing guidelines to attend to the player’s injury.
    2. If no parent objects to the breaking of social distancing guidelines to evaluate an injury prior to the game then one of the team’s designated coaches will be allowed to break social distancing guidelines to attend to the player’s injury once play has stopped and the referee has given the coach permission to enter the field.
  4. Face Coverings

    At minimum, facial coverings (masks) should be cloth/fabric and cover an individual’s mouth, nose, and chin.