Lockhart Youth Soccer Association
The Lockhart Youth Soccer Association will have fall soccer registration on Saturday, July 18 and 25 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We will also have an evening registration on July 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration will be held at the Cpl. Jason K. LaFleur Sports Complex (1507 Maple St). Season starts in September. Children with a birth year of 2016 or earlier are eligible to play. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate if it has not already been provided. Coaches and sponsors will be needed for the season. We are doing all registration online or through digital forms for your smart phone. There will be no fundraising this fall and no concession stand duty. Call Eileen Larkin 512-398-2010 for more information. Hope to see you at registration!
COVID 19 Precautions
1. If you are sick or have symptoms of an illness, stay home. Stay home regardless of what is causing your illness.
2. If you are confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 practice self-quarantine measures and contact your physician.
3. To discontinue quarantine and return to sport, obtain appropriate clearance from your medical provider.
4. If you have been in close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID 19, begin self-quarantine for 14 days.
5. The coach and club need to be informed if any possible exposures have occurred in your home. Parents (not the minor player) should communicate with the club or coach.
The participant should have a daily temperature check for low grade fever (>100.4.) at home before a practice/game. If you have a fever, do not go to training. Wash your hands before departing for the fields. Upon arrival home, players should immediately wash hands.
A parent or adult should ensure their own ball is sanitized before and after training.
Each player is recommended to bring at least two bottles of water to training, to limit the need for refills. You should not share water bottles and are not recommended to use public water fountains. Names should be clearly marked on water bottles.
Limit any nonessential spectators. Preferably, only one parent should attend practice and should stay in their vehicle. Bleachers will be unavailable. Please bring your own chair and sit a minimum of 6 feet from other family groups.
Do not allow spitting and encourage everyone to cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of their elbow. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used.
Face coverings should be worn by coaches, youth sports staff, officials, parents, and spectators as much as possible. PPE should be new or clean for each training session; and disposed or thoroughly cleaned after each training session.
Maintain “social distancing” of at least six feet. Space players at least 6 feet apart on the field during warmup, skill building activities, drills.
Create distance between players when explaining drills or the rules of the game. Avoid huddles.
Encourage players to wait in their cars with guardians until just before the beginning of a practice or game, instead of forming a group.
Limit the use of carpools or van pools. When riding in an automobile to a sports event, encourage players to ride to the sports event with persons living in their same household.
Avoid general physical interaction including hugging, “high fives” or passing objects by hand.
Any additional persons on site should avoid close contacts and follow all social-distancing guidelines.
Distance yourself from anyone exhibiting signs of sickness.
Avoid touching your eyes/mouth/nose as much as possible, and wash or sanitize your hands often.
There should be no more than two small groups on a regulation-size field at any time. These groups should be organized on opposite sides of the field. They should not train together or share equipment (including balls). Players and coaches should maintain all social distancing guidelines before, during and after training.
Each player is recommended to bring at least two bottles of water to training, to limit the need for refills. You should not share water bottles and are not recommended to use public water fountains. Names should be clearly marked on water bottles. Water breaks should adhere to social distancing guidelines. When there is a water break during training, participants should make their way to their personal station, and drink only from their own bottle. Participants should not touch anyone else’s bottle.
Participants are recommended to pack and bring to training personal sanitizing supplies, including hand sanitizers. Sanitizing materials should be clearly marked and not shared.
Coaches should monitor their health and conduct a daily temperature check for low grade fever (>100.4.) at home before training/game. If you have a fever, do not go to training. Consult your physician. Wash your hands before departing for training.
Any coach who manages multiple teams should be especially vigilant to maintain social distancing. Between training sessions with different teams, the coach should sanitize their hands and consider using clean PPE.
Participants (players and coaches) should use hand sanitizer to sanitize hands upon arrival and departure.
Keep each player’s belongings separated from others.
Do not share personal equipment or gear (e.g. water bottles, towels, flags, etc.).
Create “personal prep stations.”
a. Set up a line of cones 6-feet apart in an area to the side of the training field.
b. Arrange one cone per player.
c. When a player arrives, designate a cone as their “personal prep station” for the duration of the training session. The individual should place their bags, water bottles, towels, etc. at this cone.
Field set-up should aim to use minimal equipment to limit transmission of virus.
a. Players should not pick-up field equipment, move goals or handle other necessary training equipment.
b. The coach should ensure that any shared equipment are sanitized before and after each training.
c. A parent should ensure their own ball is sanitized before and after training.
d. Field players should avoid handling soccer balls with their hands unless absolutely necessary.
e. The coach is recommended to make a plan in advance of training and as necessary
suggest a specific training gear color for players to arrive in.
f. If team bibs are used, they should only be used by one player and not shared or rotated amongst players.
g. If team bibs are used, they should be placed at personal station ahead of player arrival, instead of handed out by coaches/staff.
h. Any team bibs used should be washed afterwards in order to decrease the transmission of the virus.
For players who use mouthguards, once the mouthguard is placed in mouth, it should never
be taken out during practice to limit the transmission of virus. If for some reason the mouth guard has been in contact with hands or the ground, the mouthguard should not be re-used until it has been washed thoroughly. Wash your hands thoroughly after washing the mouthguard.
1. Due to stay-at-home guidelines throughout the country, many players have been unable to train and have been less active while at home. Players may not be physically prepared to return to full intensity training and as a result, are at greater risk for injury or illness should they be placed in a full-intensity training environment.
a. Consider shortening trainings when you first begin.
b. Coaches should carefully assess their players’ fitness levels to best plan for and manage the volume, intensity and frequency of early return-to-play trainings.
c. Do not do “too much, too soon.” Avoid greater risk of injury and illness by gradually reintroducing players to play in a safe and progressive manner.
d. Coaches should plan to progress to full intensity training over 2-4 weeks.
Spring Season Refunds
The board met and reviewed the guidelines for reopening youth sports released by the governor. After much discussion and serious consideration, we made the decision to go ahead and cancel all spring team events. We will be issuing partial refunds by check to all recreational players. The select and Academy teams will carry their refunds over as credit towards fall unless they request a refund. Your coach will be reaching out to verify all addresses before we mail the checks so we can make sure we are mailing to the correct address. The refunds will be the amount paid minus the cost of uniforms and insurance. The amounts will be:
U11 up- $25
DII Select- $55
Div I Select- $150
We have asked the coaches to verify all addresses by June 1 so we can mail the checks as soon as possible after that.
Our Team Sponsors!
THANK YOU to our Spring 2020 sponsors:
Hercules Concrete Construction LLC
Chisholm Trail Clinic of Chiropractic
Crescent Dental and Orthodontics
C. L. West Construction
GMG Electrical Services
First Lockhart National Bank
Richards Rodriguez & Skeith, LLP
Rocking S Welding
Texas Oil Express
America Roof Solutions
Five Star Drywall & Acoustical Systems, LLC