Prior to participating in any Gates Youth Soccer program, each active participant must submit a completed/signed copy of the Hold Harmless Waiver. Please inquire with your coach or lead staff with any questions.
In preparation to resume programs, tournaments, and training we are following the advice and directives of our local and state officials, as well as guidance from health and medical authorities to provide a safe return to play model for our staff, coaches, players and families.
All staff, coaches, players and families are advised to adhere to the following guidelines and protocol so that we maximize the safety of all participants. Gates Youth Soccer recommends following CDC recommendations and other safety measures as they pertain to sports complexes and programs.
Following are guidelines, protocols and safety measures that we have initiated, or adopted, to ensure the safety of our players, coaches and parents. Let's try to make this work the best we can to have a successful return to play. We realize there may be mixed emotions about returning to play. We are hoping we can make the return to play safe, and we should continue to remind each other of the safety protocols as needed. Part of keeping everyone safe includes individual actions.
The Metros Soccer Tournament is one of the first youth soccer tournament events in the Rochester area scheduled in the period since July 6, 2020, when NY State indicated that moderate risk sports would resume. We host this event with the intent to offer teams some sort of competitive play as we emerge from a long, and bleak, period without soccer. With this in mind we ask that you treat this event as a first step in the gradual process of Return to Play.
We are optimistic this event will be a celebration of Return to Play, however we do urge all of you to take precautions and follow the recommended behaviors, and requests of the facility staff and event hosts, in order to keep all who are in attendance safe and comfortable throughout the event. Some guidelines to adhere to might be, but are not limited to,
Any individual (player, coach, staff or parent/guardian) who has tested positive for COVID-19 must be symptom free after 14 days and cleared by a medical personnel before participating in any activities with Gates Youth Soccer. For example activities include practices, scrimmages, friendly matches, tournaments, team bonding exercises, or gatherings. This is not an exhaustive list.
Any asymptomatic player, coach or staff member who has been exposed to an individual with a suspected or diagnosed case of COVID-19 will be restricted from participation for at least 14 days and monitored for any symptoms consistent with infection before being allowed to participate in any activities with Gates Youth Soccer.
Any individual that tests positive or has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 has a duty to report to the Club. Report to either Vice President - Misty Bobzin, or Travel Soccer Program Director - Peter Urban, or the club President - Mike Branciforte.
If asymptomatic after 14 days since last exposure, the player, coach or staff member can return to participation. In this case, exposure means any one of the following: