The health and safety of our players, coaches, and Surf families take priority in the San Jose Surf Soccer Club’s decisions. While orders from Governor Newsom to prevent the spread of Coronavirus remain in place, Surf has created a detailed list of precautions and processes to be implemented once practices are allowed to resume

Surf has developed the following Return to Play COVID-19 Protocols to implement in conjunction with health professionals, infectious disease specialists, and information from the Centers for Disease Control & OSHA. The protocols do not have a specific duration, but the club will adhere to the recommendations of public health officials and make adjustments when needed. These protocols will be in addition to a liberal sick leave policy for our coaches and staff.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Director of Operations, Victoria Ortiz, at victoria@sanjosesurf.org:

RESPONSIBILITIES OF EACH PARTY

CLUB

  • Distribute and post Return to Play protocols.
  • Have an effective communication plan in place.
  • Be sensitive and accommodating to parents who may be uncomfortable with returning to play at this time.
  • Have an action plan in place, in case of a positive test result.
  • Train and educate all staff on protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations and other necessary safety information.
  • Provide adequate field space for social distancing.
  • Provide hand sanitizing stations and waste receptacles at fields for individual participant use.
  • Ensure appropriate waste receptacles at fields.

COACH

  • Follow all Return to Play protocols
  • Inquire how the athletes are feeling. Send home anyone you believe looks ill.
  • Ensure all athletes have their own individual equipment (ball, water, bag, etc.)
  • Ensure coach is the only person to handle equipment (cones, disk, etc); do not enlist parental or attendee assistance.
  • Ensure drills provide for adequate social distancing.
  • Coaches should always maintain social distance requirements from players.
  • The use of a scrimmage vest, bibs or pennies is not recommended at this time.
  • Respect player, parents and families by accommodating those that may not be comfortable with returning.

PARENT

  • Distribute and post Return to Play protocols.
  • Have an effective communication plan in place.
  • Be sensitive and accommodating to parents who may be uncomfortable with returning to play at this time.
  • Have an action plan in place, in case of a positive test result.
  • Train and educate all staff on protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations and other necessary safety information.
  • Provide adequate field space for social distancing.
  • Provide hand sanitizing stations and waste receptacles at fields for individual participant use.
  • Ensure appropriate waste receptacles at fields.

PLAYERS

  • Adhere to return to play protocols
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
  • Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every training.
  • Wear a mask before and immediately after all training.
  • Don’t touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food or bags.
  • Respect and practice social distancing.
  • Place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
  • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every training.
  • No group celebrations, high fives, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.