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The New Way to Play: Coaches

With the new season on our horizon, Beacon Soccer Club is taking all the steps we can to ensure a safe playing environment for our Players, Parents, Referees, Players, and Volunteers. In that spirit, we are bringing you the most up to date information about the steps we all will be taking to create a safe space to get out and play, together.

Keep following our News Page for future articles in this series for our Parents, Coaches, and what you can expect from The Club.

Put me in Coach! Without your extra effort, the Club would be nothing. Coaches are the primary point of contact for most of Beacon Soccer Club's Players and Parents. It's for this reason that Coaches will be central to ensuring a safe season this year. In these times, even more is expected of us on a daily basis. Just as we are all adjusting for new protocols for our everyday activities, the Club would like for all of our Coaches to be familiar with the Guidelines sent down from U.S. Soccer and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (our governing bodies).

Coach Responsibilities

  • Ensure the health and safety of all players.

  • Inquire how the athletes are feeling, send them home should you believe they act or look ill.

  • Follow all state and local health protocols.

  • Ensure all athletes have their individual equipment (ball, water bottles, bag, etc.)

  • Coach is the only person to handle all practice equipment. (cones, disk etc.)

  • Coach to sanitize/clean all personal training equipment before and after each session (e.g. cones, discs, etc.)

  • All training should be outdoors and ensure social distancing per state or local health guidelines.

  • Always wear a face mask, when not actively coaching, maintain social distance requirements from players based on state and local health requirements.

  • Have fun, stay positive – players and parents are looking to you to stay calm, supportive and caring during this time.

  • The use of scrimmage vests or pinnies is not recommended at this time.

The complete Guidelines for Return to Play from U.S. Soccer and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association can be found at: Return to Play Guidelines

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