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In response to the COVID-19 situation and the Alabama Safer-at-Home Order (amended on July 29, 2020), AYSO 1174 has developed guidelines that address critical details that meet and, in certain instances, exceed the current Center for Disease Control (CDC), Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), and National Guidelines.

We know you are as excited as we are to return to the pitch, but as soccer has inherent risks of communicable disease transmission, it is critical that our entire soccer community –players, parents, coaches, staff, volunteers, and spectators –adhere to these guidelines to ensure the safety and health of everyone involved with AYSO.


 Parents and Players –If you are not comfortable returning to play now, DON’T. Return when you and your child are ready. You decide when to return-to-play. We understand everyone’s situation is different and unique regarding when they may be comfortable or able to return-to-play. AYSO will be here when you are ready to return. Don’t worry about your child not having a place to play. We are here to make sure your child can return on their own timeline and has a place to play when they do. Remember AYSO’s philosophy Everyone Plays! If you have any questions, contact [email protected].

All players will be required to have a signed COVID-19 return to play waiver on file. Many of you would have completed during registration but some that have been registered longer will still need to complete with coaches. 


 As of JUNE 15

Competition practices and camps are permitted. Must adhere to Safer-at-Home guidelines. Our summer clinics we ask that parents remain in their cars or socially distanced around the park areas such as the track.  

August 3: 

Our fall season will officially kick off August 3 with parent meetings and practices beginning.  Our first games are currently set for August 29 weekend.


Before attending any practice, camp, game, or activity/event all players, parents, coaches, and volunteers must complete a COVID-19 self-screen. Screen yourself and your child by answering the following questions:

1. Have you or your child had a fever with a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the last 48-hours?

 2. Do you or your child have any of these symptoms: cough, headache, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, fatigue, or other flu-like symptoms?

 3. Have you experienced any of the above described symptoms within the last 48 hours?

 4. Have you had exposure to a person under quarantine for COVID-19 within the last 14-days?

 5. Have you had exposure to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?

6. Take your temperature and parents must take their player’s temperature before entering the field. If the temperature is over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you are not permitted to enter the field. You must be temperature free for 48-hours to return to soccer activity.

If you answer YES to any of the screening questions, STAY HOME! 

Parents will need to enter the results of the self-screen into the AYSO 1174 COVID-19 Self Screen Form for each practice/game. This will help us track which players might be sick and to look for potential issues that could impact the safety of other players. This form is located here or on our Home Page links.


Before entering the fields to attend a camp, game, or activity/event, all players, parents, coaches, staff, and volunteers must adhere to the following:

1.       Remain in your vehicle until you are permitted to enter the fields. Players are not permitted to enter the field until Coaches call for their teams

2.       If needed, one (1) parent is permitted to enter the fields and only to assist with player drop-off. Parents are not permitted to remain on the field after completing their player drop-off.

3.       Before entering the fields, please apply hand sanitizer (self-supplied).

4.       Masks/Facial coverings should be used by anyone over the age of 6 where social distancing on the sidelines is not possible. Players should have a mask available. Players on the pitch will not need one but during water breaks or where sitting on the bench they could be needed. Coaches/Volunteers must wear a mask when not in active participation in the practice session or game.

5.       Players must bring their own equipment (ball, etc.). This will include keepers providing their own keeper jerseys/gloves. We will have some jerseys that can be assigned to a player if needed but we cannot share the same jersey/gloves to multiple players as before.



During a practice, camp, game, or activity/event all players, parents, coaches, and volunteers must adhere to the following:

1.       Maintain a minimum social distance of 6 feet between individuals.

a.       Starting June 15 players may congregate within 6 feet of each other, but only to the extent necessary and only for the time required to directly participate in the soccer activity (e.g. 1v1 style drills, scrimmages, games).

2.       Physical contact is not permitted. High-fives, handshakes, fist bumps, hugs, player huddles, group celebrations, and the like.

a.       Starting June 15 players may have physical contact with one another, but only to the extent necessary and only for the time required to directly participate in the soccer activity (e.g. 1v1 style drills, scrimmages, games).

3.       No physical contact between coaches and players.

4.       You must wear a mask or facial covering that covers your nose and mouth when 6 feet of separation is not possible. Players may remove their mask or facial covering when directly participating in soccer activities.

5.       No sharing of water/drinking bottles, coolers, cups, food, equipment (balls, shin-guards, etc.).

6.       Anyone not directly involved in the session/activity is not permitted on the field during soccer activities. Parents and spectators are permitted to watch from their vehicle or outside of the fields while adhering to social distancing between households

7.       Practices/Games will be scheduled to allow at least 15 minutes between sessions to allow players to arrive and leave with minimal contact to other teams/groups.

8.       Only coaches are permitted to touch and handle training equipment (cones, discs, poles, etc.)



After a practice, camp, game, or activity/event all players, parents, coaches, and volunteers must adhere to the following:

1.       There will be a minimum of 15 minutes to depart the field before the next session begins.

2.       If needed, one (1) parent is permitted to enter the fields and only to assist with player pick-up. Parents are not permitted to remain on the field after completing their player pick-up.

3.       After completing the session/activity, players and coaches are required to apply hand sanitizer once reaching their vehicle

4.       After completing the session, players should put on their mask or facial covering (self-supplied) that covers nose and mouth to leave the fields.

5.       You should proceed directly to your vehicle after training.

6.       Players and coaches must sanitize their equipment after each session.


1. Social Distancing- Families must remain 6 feet apart from other families. The spectator line will also be set back around 6 feet from the sideline to provide social distance from the players/referees. 
2. Masks- Based on the current Alabama Mask Order and the Madison County Mask Order, masks are required for everyone over 6 years old when social distancing is not possible. We ask that you have a mask on when transiting from the car to the sidelines or moving around the field complex. If socially distant on the sideline the mask is not required. 
3. Canopy Tent Ban- In order to assist with social distancing and ensuring we can fit all of our families, we will not allow canopy tents for the time being. Smaller tents that would fit just your family or umbrellas are ok. Canopies can be used by teams for team bench as long as players maintain social distancing/masks when on the bench. 
4. Immediate Family Request- We ask that spectators be limited to immediate family so that we can accommodate parents for all players to the best of our abilities. 
5. Respect- Our referees, coaches, and board members are charged with making sure that we are protecting the safety of our players from our region and visiting regions. If they make a request of you as spectators to help comply with our guidelines, please show them respect. If you refuse to follow the spectator guidelines our officials may ask you to return and wait in your vehicle for the duration of the match. 

Playing Safe Responsibilities

AYSO 1174




Training Volunteers

Follow all guidelines

Follow all Guidelines

Follow all guidelines

League Mask Purchase?

Ensure Health and Safety of players

Self Screen before practice

Have hand sanitizer and mask for sessions

Verify Guidelines are being followed

Inquire on health of players, send sick players home

Stay home if sick and notify coach

Do not share food, water, or equipment with anyone

Monitor and Cease Soccer if needed

Notify RC of sick players

Stay in vehicle and maintain social distancing

Follow social distancing when not on the field

Coordinate with park on protocols

Ensure players use own equipment only and maintain social distancing

Stay off fields except picking up/dropping off

No physical contact. Hi-Fives, fist bumps, etc…

Notify health officials as necessary if any positive cases

Placing/picking up training equipment

Wear face covering if not in vehicle

Wear mask when social distance cannot be maintained

Wear mask except when physically participating in practice

Ensure player has hand sanitizer for before/after practice and equipment sanitized between sessions

Place bags and equipment far enough away from other players for social distancing

Carry Hand sanitizer/disinfectant spray or wipes

Label player’s equipment and water bottles

Stay home if sick or fever

Eliminate or reduce carpooling if possible

Wash hands and sanitize after bathroom trip


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AYSO 1174 
Hazel Green, Alabama 35750

Email Us: [email protected]
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