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Return to Training

Return to Training Guidelines (June 22-25)

The Michigan Jaguars FC staff is extremely excited to return to the field. Families who do not wish to participate in our return to training due to health concerns have our full support and understanding. The health and safety of our players and coaches remains our priority as we transition back to soccer. For those who choose to participate, please be mindful of the following guidelines:

Club Responsibilities

  • Michigan Jaguars FC will work with public health officials to notify adult leaders, youth, and their families if the organization becomes aware that a participant or adult leader has developed COVID-19 and may have been infectious to others while at a youth activity.
  • Michigan Jaguars FC has educated all staff on protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations, and other necessary safety information.
  • Michigan Jaguars FC is prepared to shut down and stop operations if necessary due to health concerns.
  • Michigan Jaguars FC will provide adequate field space for social distancing.
  • Michigan Jaguars FC has received confirmation from MSYSA that its insurance is provided and secured through August 31st.

Coach Responsibilities
The following steps will be taken by all Michigan Jaguars FC coaches:

  • Ensure they (as coaches) are healthy and check their temperature before activities with others.
  • Conduct all training sessions outdoors and in compliance with state and local social distancing guidelines.
  • Wear a mask during training sessions.
  • Ensure all passes are to feet only. Players should not pick up another player's soccer ball with their hands.
  • Ensure they (as coaches) are the only person to handle equipment (e.g. cones); do not enlist parental or player assistance.
  • The use of scrimmage jerseys or bibs is prohibited at this time.

Parent Responsibilities

  • You must complete the MSYSA/Michigan Jaguars FC waiver linked at the bottom of this email before your child attends training.
  • Ensure your child is healthy, and check your child’s temperature before activities with others. If your child has experienced any feelings of being ill, or any COVID-19 symptoms, do not send your child to practice.
  • If your child becomes ill for any reason, please contact your branch Director of Coaching:
    • CW3 – Mike Scobie (248-941-2711)
    • Dearborn – Mo Hijazi (313-471-4916)
    • Huron Valley – Scott Emert (302-545-5450)
    • Novi – Paul Tinnion (248-310-5443)
    • Academy – Dan Dalzochio (734-223-5127)
    • United – Mike Scobie (248-941-2711)
  • If you are not attending training due to any reason other than illness, please contact your head coach.
  • Bathrooms will not be available at this time.
  • Be sure your child has necessary sanitizing products with them at every training.
  • Ensure all equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards etc.) is sanitized before and after every training.
  • Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.
  • Stay in your vehicle whenever possible. If you must leave your vehicle, adhere to social distance requirements based on current state and local health requirements.
  • Do not assist your coach with equipment before or after training.
  • If you have questions or concerns about club-related activities, please contact your coach via email or phone.
  • Ensure your child’s clothing is washed after every training.

Player Responsibilities

  • Take your temperature daily and especially before activities with others.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
  • Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every training.
  • Wear a mask from your car to the field before training and from the field back to your car after training. This protects others in the event that you are unknowingly carrying the virus.
  • Do not touch or share other players’ equipment, water, food or bags.
  • When passing activities are practiced, all passes should be to feet only. Do not touch another player's soccer ball with any surface other than your feet.
  • Do not touch the coach’s training equipment, including cones.
  • Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
  • No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
  • Follow all CDC guidelines as well those of your local health authorities.

*Michigan Jaguars FC  understands the varying concerns of families based on the current situation. If families do not feel comfortable participating in the return to training, they do not need to participate.