COVID-19: Policies & Procedures
We are committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy.
The health and safety of our players, families, and staff is our top priority. Please ensure you read, and comply with the policies you’ll find below. We have outlined responsibilities for players, coaches, and parents for training and on game days. You'll also find links to the CDC and the state of Kansas' COVID information here. We will follow the guidelines from these organizations; please check back here for updates. 
Practice Policies
Game Day Policies: Recreational
Game Day Policies: Indepenent & Club

Coach Responsibilities:

  • Take your temperature before every session/game. If your temperature is 100.4 or above, you are NOT allowed to coach that day.
  • Thoroughly wash hands for at least 20 seconds before each session.
  • Practice social distancing around everyone, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart. Mark with cones to make it clear where you want player equipment.
  • No close group meetings, celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
  • Follow all state and local health protocols and guidelines.
  • Ensure all athletes have their own individual equipment (scrimmage vest, ball, water, bag etc.)
  • Ensure that you are the only person to handle equipment (cones, disk, vests, etc.); Do not allow players or parents to help gather gear.
  • Always wear a face mask.
  • Maintain social distance requirements from players and other coaches based on state and local health requirements.
  • If you feel sick, isolate at home for 10 days after the onset of symptoms, until you are fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, and until you have a significant improvement in symptoms.
  • Communicate with KC Fusion directors to coordinate an approved coach if you are unable to attend practices or games due to illness.

Player Responsibilities:

  • Take your temperature daily to ensure you are fever free (below 100.4).
  • Wash hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds before and after training.
  • Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every training.
  • Wear a mask before and immediately after all training.
  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food or bags.
  • Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
  • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every training.
  • No physical contact: high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
  • Follow all CDC guidelines as well those of your local health authorities
  • Water containers/bottles must not be shared.
  • If a player gets sick, isolate at home for 10 days after the onset of symptoms, until you are fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, and until you have a significant improvement in symptoms.

Parent Responsibilities:

  • Parents and other visitors are required to wear a mask during their stay at the facility.
  • Maintain social distancing recommendations.
  • Ensure your child is healthy and check your child’s temperature before activities with others (temperature must be below 100.4 to participate).
  • Ensure player’s clothing is washed after every training.
  • Ensure all equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards etc.) are sanitized before and after every training.
  • Be sure your child has necessary sanitizing products with them at every training.
  • Follow quarantine guidelines if your player has been exposed to any confirmed Covid-19 diagnosis individuals.
  • Notify your coach and or Club directors immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.

MUSC will provide specific guidelines and procedures in regard to all recreational soccer games to provide the safest environment for players, coaches, referees and spectators. This is an evolving process and will be updated with recommendations from national, state and local authorities as we approach the start of the season. This will be in conjunction with the current guidelines we have in place for coaches, players and parents. These will be enforced by MUSC Field marshals and your cooperation is much appreciated. Any individual not adhering to these guidelines will not be allowed at the facilities.

  • Masks are required at all times with an exception for the players and referees that are on the field during play. Players will be required to wear mask while on the sidelines. Players will have designated marked areas for their personal equipment and shall remain in that area while on the sideline. No benches will be allowed. Substitutions will be made from those areas instead of gathering at midfield. Exiting players will exit to their designated area. Assistant referees will be required to wear mask.
  • Specific entrance and exit plans for each facility (details forthcoming)
  • Staggered game times to maximize social distancing (details forthcoming)
  • Social distancing at a least six feet for all spectators with an exception for individuals living in the same household. All spectators will be required to wear mask at all times.
  • Spectators are to remain in their seats throughout the game until a field marshal dismisses them in order to maximize social distancing. All spectators will exit the facility immediately upon dismissal.
  • No guest playing will be allowed without 72 hours prior notice to MUSC administration.
  • Absolutely, no player or coach will be allowed on the player sideline without a current player card. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Game day health and safety policies will be set by the individual leagues, but we ask that all our Fusion families comply with those protections to ensure everyone’s safety. As the Fall season approaches, we will share more information via your coach about the appropriate procedures for the league in which your team plays. You can also find more information at each league's site, linked below:

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