Thank you all for being a part of our return to play this spring season! We are grateful to our families for your compliance with safety protocols and to our volunteer coaches for dedicating your time to get kids back on the fields playing the game we all love.
As we enter the back half of this season, we wanted to remind everyone about the mission of Andover Soccer Association. The following reiterates the code of conduct we all signed when registering our children for this season. Please read with your player and keep at the forefront so we can all end this season on a high note!
ASA Player Code of Conduct
The goal of the Andover Soccer Association (ASA) is to provide a fun environment in which the children and youth of Andover can learn the sport of soccer, develop as players, and discover a lifelong passion for the beautiful game. To create that environment, we expect our players, coaches and parents to demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times and to help build a supportive, welcoming environment both on and off the soccer field. We do not just want to develop good soccer players, but good young individuals who care about their team and their local community and represent both of them well.
I promise each of the following:
Additionally, I understand that any failure to live up to any of my promises will be factored into evaluations for travel team placement.
Here is the MYSA COACH'S CODE OF CONDUCT which we ask all coaches to revisit, reminding you of the example you are setting for our players.
Reach out to your coach or AGC with any concerns.
Please remember that while we are one day closer to returning to "normal" as a community, we are all individually in different places based on experiences over the last 15+ months and must lead with empathy during all of our interactions.
Have fun! And thank you all again!
May 19, 2021
Dear ASA Community,
Thank you for your continued patience as the multiple regulations that govern us as a youth soccer organization in Massachusetts change and solidify. Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) has further refined their COVID rules of play for member organizations and Essex County Youth Soccer Association (ECYSA) has adopted the rules.
Below please find our updated COVID protocols that are effective immediately and are in line with the updated MYSA and ECYSA guidelines. Changes from yesterday are bolded for convenience.
1. Players aged 18 and under are not required to wear a mask at any outdoor soccer activities.
2. Coaches are not required to wear a mask if they are outdoors and can socially distance.
3. ASA Youth Referees are not required to wear a mask while refereeing a game.
4. Spectators are not required to wear a mask at any outdoor ASA soccer games or practices, if they can remain socially distant from other family units.
5. TeamSnap Health Checks must continue to be completed prior to participation in any ASA practice or game.
6. Players 19 and older must continue to wear masks during games and practices.
7. Parents of travel players should continue to check the ECYSA Website for town specific guidelines that may differ from our own when attending away travel games.
Links for reference:
Any family, player, referee or coach may choose to continue to wear a mask during a game and/or practice, if that is their preference. Please respect all personal decisions on whether to wear or not wear a mask.
As always, feel free to send any COVID related concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Chris Price, ASA President
Andover Soccer Association COVID-19 Safety Plan
Andover Soccer Association is required to comply with all orders and requirements from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Soccer is currently classified as a MODERATE RISK SPORT.
--COVID Safety Officer: Dr. Warren Bodine
--COVID Safety Committee: Sara Stevens, Chris Price, Warren Bodine
--YOU--Parents and Players
GUIDELINES FOR PLAYERS, SPECTATORS, COACHES AND REFEREES
--COVID Waiver signed prior to starting season
--Prior to EVERY practice or game, parents must fill out the player’s COVID health attestation via TeamSnap App
--Players aged 18 and under are not required to wear a mask at any outdoor soccer activities.
--Coaches are not required to wear a mask if they are outdoors and can socially distance.
--ASA Youth Referees are not required to wear a mask while refereeing a game.
--Spectators are not required to wear a mask at any outdoor ASA soccer games or practices, if they can remain socially distant from other family units.
--Players 19 and older must continue to wear masks during games and practices.
--Parents of travel players should continue to check the ECYSA Website for town specific guidelines that may differ from our own when attending away travel games.
--Any family, player, referee or coach may choose to continue to wear a mask during a game and/or practice, if that is their preference. Please respect all personal decisions on whether to wear or not wear a mask.
--If the player or volunteer develops any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 during an ASA event, they will be sent home and instructed to contact their healthcare provider. They will not be allowed to return to training until they are cleared by a healthcare provider.
--If any volunteer, player or relative of a player tests positive for COVID-19, the coach must be notified and the coach must inform the COVID Safety Officer. The specific player shall not be identified to the team by the coach. The team will cease all ASA events until cleared by the local board of health.
What to bring:
--No food or gum!
--No benches (must sit 6’ apart on sidelines)
--No sharing goalie gloves
--No high fives or intentional contact
--Enter and exit the event without congregating on field/parking lot
--Please avoid carpooling, if needed all people in car must be masked
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:
The Town of Andover requires that all participants read, fill out completely and sign this COVID-19 waiver. Please print the document below and complete one waiver for each child playing with ASA. Volunteer Coaches are also required to complete a waiver. Per the town of Andover electronic copies are only allowed if using DocuSign (specifically). Finished waivers should be mailed to:
Andover Soccer Association
P.O. Box 1014
Andover, MA 01810
Players will not be able to participate until ASA has received a signed copy of this waiver.
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