Park City Soccer Club is excited to begin our third competitive season since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020. Our organization has worked closely with Utah Youth Soccer Association and the Summit County Health Department to develop best practices to keep our membership active and safe. We are proud that since last May we have been able to avoid any player-to player transmission. As we move into the Spring Game season, we ask that coaches, players and families continue to remain vigilant and follow protocol.
Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions
While we are aware that Governor Cox may remove the mask mandate sometime in April, Park City Soccer Club will be continue to follow Summit County requirements. Until these changes are known and implemented, we expect all coaches and players to wear masks as outlined below. We also encourage all spectators to wear masks on the sideline whenever possible and particularly when social distancing isn't possible.
Training Protocols & Mandates
We ask that all players continue to be extremely diligent in following the club protocols and county mandates. The primary points are outlined below.
- Players must wear a mask to and from the training / games sessions as they exit their vehicle
- Players must wear masks on the sidelines, pre- and post-training / play, as well as during any stoppages and team discussions, unless drinking
- Players are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks while physically training outdoors
- Coaches must wear a mask for the duration of the training sessions / games
- Per state health regulations, spectators are discouraged, for those choosing to attend from outside of their vehicles should be in a mask and socially distanced from anyone outside of their family
- Beginning February 8, 2021, Park City Soccer Club will require all players to complete an Online Health Check prior to participating in training
- The new Online Health Check will also serve as an attendance record for Summit County contact tracing
- Health Check Overview
- Any player without a current, day of check will be sidelined and not permitted to participate in a PCSC activity until a parent completes the check
- Any player with symptoms, on quarantine, or with a recent exposure will not be permitted to participate and will be sent home
- Click Here for PCSC Online Health Check Instructions
- Click Here for PCSC Online Daily Health Check Form
Exposure, Quarantine, Clearance & Questions:
- Executive Director, Shelley Gillwald, serves as the Club's COVID-19 Coordinator. Shelley can be reached at 435.901.3715 or PCSCdirector@gmail.com
- Any player displaying symptoms of COVID-19, with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, or a member of their household with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, should report their situation Shelley right away to discuss player and team protocol and quarantine
- A player's identity is kept confidential among Club leadership
- It is up to the player's parents to disclose their situation to teammates
- Shelley will determine with parents a return to play date
- A player in quarantine as a precaution, either through school or due to a possible exposure outside of the home is requested to alert Shelley for tracing purposes.
- Quarantine dates established by school, a physician or the health department should also be followed for soccer
PCSC's Outdoor Winter Training
For the safety and well-being of Park City Soccer Club players, the Club's Leadership and Board have determined that training November through March will be held exclusively outdoors this year. We are fortunate that our partners, Basin and Park City Recreation, have agreed to keep the turf fields at Matt Knoop and the Park City Sports Complex clear and available to us.
Four primary factors have gone into this decision:
- Proven decreased risk of transmission when training / playing outdoors
- UYSA recommendation to limit indoor activity over the winter
- Lack of access to indoor training space this year, given PCSD decision not to rent school gyms and facilities
- Opportunity of offer consistent, regularly scheduled individual team training week-after-week , as well as Club Specialized training, with unlimited access to two full-size fields
Cold Weather Safety
- Please ensure your athlete is dressed for the conditions:
- Gloves, hats, thick socks, warm athletic pants/tights, jacket/coat layers
- Additional suggestions: balaclava, hand or foot warmer pods
- If a player is not adequately dressed and it becomes a safety concern, the coach may call you to pick the player up or to bring additional items
Covid-19 Policy Links
UYSA SPRING 2021 COVID-19 Protocol - Click Here
* Due to Summit County recommendations, PCSC policies will have additional protocols not found in UYSA Protocol
Basin Recreation Fieldhouse COVID-19 Protocol - Click Here