HSC travel families,
Thank you for your patience and support during the last few months. We are eager to get our players on the field, and to do so in a way that allows us to sustain play through the fall.
We would like to outline the expectations that we can all have of each other as we return to play...
We expect our PLAYERS to:
-Listen to coaches (as they always do!), and respect the instruction that their coaches give about new health and safety rules.
-Wear masks as they approach fields, place water bottles and equipment at designated spots, and socially distance when they're on breaks and on the sidelines.
-Tell coaches if they begin to feel sick during practice or a game so we can remove them from play and remove them from the group.
-Bring their own ball to pre-season practice if the coach requests. This will minimize equipment clean-up for them.
-Be respectful towards teammates and their families as they always are, especially if an illness affects the ability of the team to practice or play.
We expect our PARENTS to:
-Complete a form (which will be digital, with a link provided by coaches) before each practice or game and to honestly answer questions related to their child's health and eligibility to play.
-Report to your coach if your child has tested positive for Covid-19 to allow us to maintain the health and safety of our players and families.
-Be a role model for mask-wearing and social distancing, especially during drop-offs and when they're sitting on the sidelines.
-Remember that coaches are taking on tremendous responsibility; ask them what you can do to help if you are able (particularly with field help).
-Remember that referees are also taking on significant risk this season, and deserve our understanding and kindness as they adapt to new ways of doing their job.
We expect our COACHES to:
-Be sensitive to our players coming back to the field with a complicated mix of feelings and Covid-19 experiences.
-Consistently enforce the rules to ensure that our teams can continue to play.
-Ensure that all players are eligible to be on the field, with the group, before practice or games by monitoring parental forms.
-Wear masks while coaching, unless they are more than six feet apart from players.
We expect our CLUB AND CLUB LEADERSHIP to:
-Provide guidelines for coaches based on the latest knowledge we have from our leagues (who are operating in compliance with the NJ Department of Health).
-Communicate with our families effectively and openly as situations develop or evolve.
-Listen to parent and coach concerns and do our best to address them.
-Create the infrastructure for players to have a season of growth and development - and hopefully lots of much needed fun :)
We miss you and can't wait to see you back on the field! Thanks in advance for helping us ensure that HSC makes our families and community proud during this challenging time.
Amy Henry Minors on behalf of HSC
The Haddonfield Soccer Club serves the community of Haddonfield, New Jersey as a non-profit, volunteer based youth soccer organization led by an elected Board of Directors.
Haddonfield Soccer Club
PO Box 544
Haddonfield, NJ 08033