NTCSA Fall 2020 COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Updated 8/23/2020

  • If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, sore throat, headache, chills, shortness of breath, etc.) or if you have been in close contact with a person who is COVID-19 confirmed, do not come to the complex.
  • Upon arrival for your scheduled game, please remain in your vehicle until your field is vacant and social distancing can be practiced.
  • Only one team is to occupy each sideline. Home teams shall occupy the north/west sideline and the visiting team shall occupy the south/east sideline.
  • If there are player or spectator benches present, we suggest disinfecting any bench before use. Your team will be responsible for disinfecting any bench area that you choose to use.
  • Please respect the CDC social distancing guidelines on the sidelines. All spectators and players on the sideline should maintain 6 feet of separation.
  • We encourage players to not bring spectators to the games. We do realize there will be times when that cannot be avoided, but please keep it to a minimum. We ask that there not be more than one spectator per player on the sideline.
  • Player cards will need to be shown to the referee, but will not be kept by the referee. The referee will report all red cards to the league and any sit-out policies and fines will still apply.
  • No coin tosses. The home team on the schedule will choose to take the kick-off or which goal to attack in the first half.
  • No handshakes, hugs or high fives before, during or after the game. No group celebrations.
  • Masks are optional for players and officials while on the playing field. However, it is  mandatory that spectators and players on the sidelines wear masks.
  • We suggest using hand sanitizer throughout the game, especially if you have participated in a throw in. The league will do its best to provide hand sanitizers at the fields, but we recommend you also bring your own.
  • If available, disinfecting wipes should be used to clean the ball during stoppages in play.
  • After the game, please have your team and spectators leave the sideline immediately to allow for the next scheduled game participants to occupy the area.
  • After playing, avoid being in close contact with any person over the age of 65 or anyone that may have a pre-existing health condition that puts them at risk for 14 days.
  • Wash all of your clothing as soon as possible after playing.
  • Notify the NTCSA office immediately if you or a teammate tests positive for COVID-19 throughout the season.
  • NTCSA will allow additional players to be added to the roster if you have players that become ill due to COVID-19.
  • Contact the NTCSA President at paulamcfarlin@ntcsa.org or League Commissioner at christichapman@ntcsa.org with any questions or concerns.

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