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FCDallastown Return to Play Guidelines

By FCD Board, 07/30/20, 12:00PM EDT


In accordance with guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, our organization FC Dallastown will return to play with the follow safety and action plan.

Communication & Education

  • All players and parents will receive communication on our safety and action plan before return to play begins.
  • CDC Education materials will be shared with all participants (coaches, players, and parents) on behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19 to include but not limited to: hand hygiene, sanitizing equipment, properly covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when appropriate.


Steps to Reduce the Spread


  • Are required to wear a mask when they are within 6 ft of players or when social distancing requirements cannot be met.
  • Coaches will be supplied with a medical kit and additional gloves, masks, sanitizer, and facial tissues.
  • Only coaches may touch or move equipment.
  • Sanitize all equipment after training.
  • Scrimmage vests are not recommended.  Please ask players to bring two colors to every practice.
  • Minimize interaction with other teams that train before or after you.  Emphasize player should go straight to cars.
  • Be positive, fun and engaging.  Help the children acclimate and reintegrate.


  • Must maintain social distancing requirements while observing practices and games.
  • Must wear a mask when social distancing requirement of 6 ft. cannot be met.
  • If you or your child are showing ANY symptoms (stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fever, etc.) they should be kept home until they are symptom free.
    1. If any of these symptoms appear after a game or practice, please inform the coaching staff immediately.



  • Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended for players when not engaged in a soccer activity.
  • Must bring their own beverage and are not allowed to share with fellow teammates.


Phased reopening plan

Stage 1 (2-3 weeks)

  • County has gone from Yellow to Green
  • Training permitted within organization only
  • No body contact, social distance during training
  • No games, scrimmages or league participation permitted
  • Reduced numbers of participants
  • No shared equipment
  • Spectators not permitted, parents can stay in vehicle
  • Adult coaches must wear masks when with participants


Stage 2 (2-3 weeks)

  • County remains Green
  • Body contact is permitted
  • Scrimmages and friendly games with other clubs in same Green county permitted
  • No league participation permitted
  • Spectators permitted with social distance
  • Adult coaches suggested to wear masks with participants


Stage 3 (2-3 weeks)

  • County remains Green
  • Scrimmages and friendly games with other clubs in all Green counties permitted
  • No league participation permitted


Stage 4 (2-3 weeks)

  • County continues positive progress in Green with most government restrictions lifted
  • League participation is permitted
  • Social distance of spectators recommended during league games


Identification of COVID exposure

  • Parents of participants will notify the board of FC Dallastown if the participant or someone in the participant’s home is presumptive positive or tests positive for COVID.
  • FC Dallastown will notify participants who were in contact with the individual of potential exposure following CDC guidelines and HIPAA regulations on confidentiality.


COVID Point of Contact

For all FC Dallastown COVID related policy questions and concerns, the individual name below will serve as the point of contact.

                Boys Travel: Casey Taylor    

                Girls Travel: Shawn Krout    

                Junior Academy: Mike Fautch