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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.

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