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As states reopen, youth soccer organizations are creating return to play guidelines. EDP Soccer is sharing these resources below as they become available, as well as our own health and safety protocols, mitigation plans and best practices.

 

EDP Soccer is here to support your team(s) through the Return to Play process and will be taking extra precautions to make sure you, your players, and families are safe at all of our tournaments and league events. 

 

Coaches and Team Managers: EDP Soccer needs your help to follow and implement best practices to ensure the safety of your teams. Please stay tuned to this page for details to help your club plan its return to play and share this important information with your parents, players, and their families. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact EDP at info@edpsoccer.com.


“EDP did a fantastic job this weekend ...The tournament was so well organized, from arriving with temperature check, separation of both teams/parents and plenty of stations to sanitize. You can always rely on EDP to provide a high level tournament with the best facilities. We look forward to the next event over Columbus weekend!”

— James Jacobs, STA-MUSC Head Coach



COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PREPARATION AND MITIGATION PLANS

 

Please review our protocols and guidelines using the tabs below.


Reporting Confirmed COVID-19 Infections:

 

If a player, coach, or spectator that has attended an EDP Tournament or EDP League event becomes infected, please inform EDP Soccer by emailing info@edpsoccer.com.

 

What to do in the case of a possible infection or report of player/coach testing positive?

 

Individuals:

  • If you are experiencing symptoms, do not attend league games
  • If you are experiencing symptoms during a league game, immediately leave the facility and self-quarantine
  • Immediately notify your team and club officials
  • Seek professional medical advice and see a medical professional, if necessary, to get tested

Teams and Clubs:

  • Notify your Club Officials/Safety Officer and EDP Soccer officials, then cooperate with any mitigation and contact tracing protocols
  • Notify your local/state health officials and cooperate with any mitigation and contact tracing protocols
  • As required by local/state health and safety tracing guidelines, Your entire team and coaches should self-quarantine for 2 weeks and not participate in any organized competitions
  • Any players/coaches/teams that may have come into contact with a potentially infected individual may be notified, and asked to self-quarantine or get tested for COVID-19

 

RESOURCES

Seek professional medical guidance and review federal, state, and local resources for more on health and safety guidelines

Review CDC Guidelines

 

Check your state health department for COVID-19 guidelines (Links to states under the EDP League footprint):

 

Check your State Soccer Association guidelines (Links to states under the EDP League footprint):

Disclaimer

The health, safety, and welfare of all event participants is the top priority of EDP Soccer. This plan is dynamic and a work in progress. It will be adjusted and updated regularly to reflect new information and guidance from federal and state governments, as well as health organizations, and soccer governing bodies. All communicable disease mitigation recommendations and best practices outlined within are intended to deliver the safest gameday environment possible. However, following these guidelines does not eliminate 100% of the risk and potential for exposure. Please check your State and State Soccer Association's guidelines before traveling to soccer tournaments.

 

By registering, attending, and entering event facilities, all participants, including, but not limited to, coaches, players, parents, spectators, event staff, vendors, partners, medical and training staff, facility staff, public safety, and administrators agree to follow all national, state, local, and EDP Soccer event guidelines, and assume all responsibility of risk in attending EDP Soccer events. By entering the facilities where EDP soccer events are held, participants agree to not indemnify EDP Soccer, SAJE Enterprises, or its staff nor hold them responsible for any sickness or health conditions that may result from attending an EDP Soccer event.

 

A representative of every team must sign an affirmation before attending, to confirm that this information has been shared with all team members and their families.


Stay tuned to EDP social media channels and edpsoccer.com/covid19 for more information and event updates. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact EDP at info@edpsoccer.com.


EDP Soccer Resources

 

EDP Return to Play Priorities: What We’re Doing to Keep Your Players and Families Safe. READ THE ARTICLE
 

EDP Return to Play: Creating Safe Playing Environments. READ THE ARTICLE

 

NJ State Travel Advisory List - Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?
 

 

EDP TOURNAMENTS:
View or download our Tournament COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.
(As of 9-2-20. Details are subject to change, revisions, and improvements)
 

View an example of a staggered group schedule and optimized format organized by age groups.


View examples of expanded field layouts and markings:  7v7 Field - 8U-10U  |  9v9 Field - 11U-12U  |  11v11 Field - 13U-14U  |  11v11 Field - 15U-19U
 

View an example of an alternate field layout.

 

 

EDP LEAGUE:
View or download our League COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.
(As of 9-9-20. Details are subject to change, revisions, and improvements)

 

View an example of the Recommended Field Layout with new field markings for enhanced social distancing and protocol compliance.

 

EDP LEAGUE FALL 2020
COVID-19 Referee Operations - 
Referees will utilize the following EDP procedures, protocol and guidance for EDP League Operations:

Download the EDP League Fall - Referee Operations Protocols and Procedures PDF

 

EDP LEAGUE SUMMER 2020
COVID-19  Referee Operations - 
Referees will utilize the following EDP procedures, protocol and guidance for EDP League Operations:

Download the EDP League Summer - Referee Operations Protocols and Procedures PDF


US Youth Soccer - Return to Activity:  USYS has released guidelines to provide athletes, parents, coaches, and soccer organizations with information they can use to assist them with developing their return-to-activity programming in the context of COVID-19.

USYS Return To Activity Notice: 5-19-20

USYS Return to Activity Resources Page

State Guidelines

 

EDP Soccer is closely monitoring and working with all youth soccer organization under its regional footprint. Below are links to state association return-to-play guidelines.



U.S. Soccer will be sharing a host of resources in line with federal, state and national sporting organization guidelines under a new initiative called U.S. Soccer PLAY ON.
 
These guidelines and best practices are intended for use WHEN AND IF your local authorities have deemed it safe to return to the practice field. U.S. Soccer is in no way endorsing holding practices or games in violation of any federal, state or local mandates.

Overview
Return to Play Phases
Recommendation Guides
FAQs

U.S. Soccer is also encouraging all players, coaches, parents, referees and administrators to take the PLAY ON Pledge, which is an oath to stay informed and to follow recommendations from medical professionals, to be honest in their self-evaluation and to be responsible to themselves, their family and their communities.


Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.