SAM Soccer Discovery Cup
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SAM COVID 19 Protocols

The following facility rules are currently in place for SAM Soccer 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.

SAM Games (updated 5/3/21):

  • Masks must be worn by all persons at all times, INCLUDING PLAYERS ON THE FIELD OF PLAY
    • o If the Heat Index at the SoccerPlex is greater than 80° as calculated by the Earth Networks (WeatherBug) weather station located on site, players on the field of play may remove their masks. The Heat Index is listed as “Feels Like” within the app and online at https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/now/boyds-md-20841
  • UPDATE 5/3/21: No more than 50 people, including all players, coaches, and other team staff may be on and/or around the field. All adults must be registered and on the team roster as a team official. 
  • The Maryland SoccerPlex received a Letter of Approval from the MoCo Department of Health allowing SAM games to have up to 2 spectators per player.  Spectators must stay behind the spectator lines painted at least 10 feet from the sideline.  Spectators must wear masks at all times. Additional spectators including siblings are prohibited and must remain in or around their car in the parking lot. 
  • 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 an electronic Health Check and Waiver Form within 12 hours of the start time of the game.  These forms will be reviewed by SoccerPlex staff every week of the season and staff will observe random games to ensure compliance. Players or coaches who have not completed the form will be removed from the game. The team will subject to possible forfeiture of the game and/or disciplinary action by the league. A new Health Check and waiver form must be complete for each day the player/coaches visit the SoccerPlex.

Rentals/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 at the SoccerPlex)
  • 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 for rentals 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.

 

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