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Westborough Youth Soccer Association

Westborough Youth Soccer Association

WYSA recognizes that these are unprecedented times and we are thankful to have had a fall season and now to a spring season.

Our first responsibility is to the health and well-being of our members and our community. Like it or not, COVID-19 is going to be with us for some time. As an organization and a community we need to move forward while taking the appropriate precautions to keep everyone safe. We will endeavor to provide a safe, well thought-out back to play experience for any members that want to play.  

We are all in this together and have even greater responsibility to ensure we lookout for each others health and well being while trying to let our children return to some level of normalcy.

Thank you!

Important Changes to Play

Overview:

The following rules, guidelines and changes are a summary of the detailed guidelines provided by the EEA and MYSA regarding playing soccer this fall. Please review and familiarize with these guidelines

  1. Soccer is still a moderate risk sport, but the EEA has issued new guidelines that MYSA is taking into account.
    • Modify (practices and games) as much as possible to keep players 6 feet apart.
    • Shorten practices and games if possible.
    • Incorporate protective equipment if possible.
  2. MYSA Game Modifications:
    • All gameplay allowed in Spring
    • Masks must be worn at all times.
  3. Outdoor Competition
    • 2 adults + siblings allowed for each participant
    • Spectators must wear facial coverings at all times.
  4. Protective Equipment
    • Facial coverings must be worn at all times
    • Participants must wear facial coverings on the bench or sidelines at all times and in any huddles or time-outs from active play. This includes players with a medical exemption. Participants should take short mask breaks to catch their breath when they are out of proximity of other players (at least 6’) using caution to avoid touching the front or inside of the face covering by using the ear loops to remove and replace. This requirement applies to all spectators, chaperones and coaches, staff, and referees and any other officials. Unless otherwise specified by the league or facility any type of CDC recommended facial covering may be worn. by these parties.
  5. The spectator area must allow for at least of 6’ feet of social distancing between all family units
  6. Sportsmanship should continue in a touchless manner- no handshakes/slaps/fist bumps..
  7. No benches

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are masks required?


Yes, masks are required by all parents, players, coaches, and referees on the fields at all times.



2.What do I do if considered a close contact from another activity?

Stay home from soccer activities and inform your coach. 

Please see https://www.westboroughyouthsoccer.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1090109


3.What if I test positive or are symptomatic of COVID?

Soccer follows MA Youth Soccer, CDC, and Westborough guidelines. If you are required to stay home from school, you are required to stay away from soccer activities and inform your coach so we can take appropriate quaratine steps.

Please see https://www.westboroughyouthsoccer.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1090109


COVID-19 Links

Mass Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Back-to-Play Policies
(includes Program, Coach, Player and Parent guidelines):

Mass Gov EAA Youth And Adult Sports Activities:

COVID-19 Officer and Team Coordinator Duties:

Westborough Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) Waivers:


Contact

Westborough Youth Soccer Association (WYSA)
PO Box 79 
Westborough, Massachusetts 01581

Email: [email protected]

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