EDP Soccer understands that risk of exposure to communicable diseases can’t be 100% eliminated and has compiled the following guidelines and protocols to maximize the safety of all participants, spectators, and staff. These protocols are obtained from an extensive network of sources to represent what EDP Soccer believes are the ‘Best Practices’ set forth by health, safety and government agencies. EDP primarily used guidance from the CDC and State Health Departments as well as US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and State Soccer Associations—the national and state governing bodies for soccer.
Based on over 20 years of soccer administration and event management experience, EDP Soccer stands ready before, during and after every competition to revise these procedures with the latest information as needed to deliver the safest game day environment possible. Our Best Practices and the exact method for implementing these guidelines and recommendations will vary for every EDP Soccer tournament and league event, as well as each facility where competitions are held.
Implementing these Return to Play initiatives will require a coordinated and cooperative effort between EDP Soccer, clubs, teams, referees, coaches, players and parents/guardians and many others. While EDP Soccer and coaches are tasked to create and maintain a safe environment, parents/guardians are the only ones who can make the decision for their child to participate.
Assessing and Reducing Participant Risk