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The following are the rules that we require to follow while at the Maryland SoccerPlex

These rules are set based on the current Montgomery County guidelines and restrictions - please check before you come to the SoccerPlex to ensure you have the most up-to-date information

The following facility rules are currently in place based upon the Montgomery County Board of Health Order and Maryland SoccerPlex protocols as approved by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Outdoor COVID Rules

Practices/Training:

  • Masks must be worn by all persons at all times, INCLUDING PLAYERS ON THE FIELD OF PLAY
  • No more than 50 people, including all players, coaches, and team staff may be on and/or around the field.  (25 persons for half field rentals)
  • No spectators are allowed.
  • Social distancing should be followed when possible.  This means no team huddles, group talks, etc.
  • No team benches.  Individual chairs may be used but must be placed off the field of play and must be separated by at least 6 feet.
  • No communal water coolers.
  • Only teams from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia may play at the SoccerPlex.
  • All players and coaches must complete and sign (parent signature for minors) a Health Check and Waiver Form, within 12 hours of the start of the rental time.  These forms will be collected by SoccerPlex staff at the start of the rental.

Outdoor COVID Rules

Formal Games:

  • Masks must be worn by all persons at all times, INCLUDING PLAYERS ON THE FIELD OF PLAY
  • No more than 50 people, including all players, coaches, and team staff may be on and/or around the field.  (25 persons for half field rentals)
  • Only one spectator per player.  Additional spectators including siblings are prohibited.  Spectators must stay behind the spectator lines painted at least 10 feet from the sideline.  Spectators must wear masks at all times.
  • Spectators are prohibited from all adult leagues at the SoccerPlex.
  • Social distancing should be followed when possible.  This means no team huddles, group talks, etc.
  • No team benches.  Individual chairs may be used but must be placed off the field of play and must be separated by at least 6 feet.
  • No communal water coolers.
  • Only teams from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia may play at the SoccerPlex.
  • For SoccerPlex Operated Leagues (SAM Rec, SAM Select, EDP Futures, Adult League)
    • All players and coaches must complete and sign (parent signature for minors) a Health Check and Waiver Form, within 12 hours of the start of the rental time.  These forms will be collected by SoccerPlex staff at the start of the game or electronically.  A new Health Check and waiver form must be complete for each day the player/coaches visit the SoccerPlex.
  • For Non-SoccerPlex Operated Leagues (NCSL, EDP, MSI, etc.)
    • Teams should follow their specific league rules regarding the collection of health data, waivers, and contact tracing methodology.  The renting club is responsible for the collection of any paperwork as well as enforcement of all County and SoccerPlex COVID and facility rules.

What we are doing:

What we are doing:

We have placed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the park.

We will be cleaning our restrooms more often and more thoroughly.

Social distancing measures: only 25 persons permitted on half of a field & 50 persons permitted on a full field. At this time no spectators will be allowed at the fields due to the capacity limits.

We ask that each player uses their own equipment for the duration of the training and do not share a water bottle with anyone.

There is no spitting allowed, not even on the natural grass fields

New Rental Procedure for Phase 2:

New Rental Procedure for Phase 2:

We will be making rentals only in 2-week increments and reservations must be made at least 48 hours before you wish to use the field or court.

Renters will be required to have a health waiver from each participant stating they understand our updated rules and participants have not been exposed to COVID 19 among other guidelines. If we do not have a waiver for a player prior to the rental that player may not participate. 

Click here to view those updated guidelines!

You may not enter the park if:

You may not enter the park if:

You are showing one of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Loss of taste and smell

You have been exposed to COVID 19 within the past 14 days.

If you have any questions feel free to reach us via email at info@samsoccer.org.

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