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 to represent what we believe are the ‘Best Practices’ set forth by health, safety and government agencies. We 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.
The goal of these guidelines is to deliver the safest game day environment possible. These Best Practices and the exact methods for implementing these guidelines and recommendations may vary for every EDP Soccer league event, as well as each facility where competitions are held.
Implementing EDP League Return to Play initiatives will require a coordinated and cooperative effort between State Soccer Associations, the EDP Leadership Advisory Group, EDP Soccer, clubs, teams, referees, coaches, players, parents/guardians, and many others. While clubs 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
Promoting Behaviors that Increase Safety
Maintaining Healthy Soccer Environments
Maintaining Healthy Soccer Operations
Preparing for If/When Someone Gets Sick