Health and Safety

Although restrictions have been removed, we should remain mindful and follow basic health and safety guidelines.

General Safety Standards and Current Best Practices:

Required Before Bringing Your Child to Every Soccer Activity (Coaches, this also applies to you before participating!)

    • Make sure your child is feeling well and symptom free prior to coming to each session.

    • KEEP CHILD HOME if not feeling well

    • REMOVE all jewelry, especially earrings(no taping allowed), prior to any soccer activity.

During Soccer Activities: Practices, Skills, Games

  • Players should bring all of their own personal equipment/gear bag (ball, water bottle, pinnies, GK gloves, etc.)

    • Size 3 ball for Grades K-2, size 4 ball for Grades 3-6, size 5 ball for Grades 7-12

    • All personal equipment should be labeled. WYS strongly recommends reusable water bottles.

    • Using hand sanitizer is a good habit after playing.

  • Players cannot wear jewelry, including any earrings. Player may not play with unsafe items or equipment.

  • No trash must be left on the field. All players are responsible for disposing of their own personal trash.

  • If a player begins to feel ill during the session, they should immediately tell a coach. They will be isolated, and parents will be called to pick-up.

Return to Play Protocols from Isolation/Quarantine Follow Westwood BOH/School Timelines and Direction

  • Isolation/quarantine guidelines can be found here:

  • Players can return to soccer on the same day they can return to school and under the same guidelines.

Massachusetts Youth Soccer COVID Hub Resources

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