Return to Play (RTP) Protocols: Parent & Player Responsibilities - updated 8/15/21

Parent & Player Responsibilities


  • If you are not comfortable with returning to play, DON’T. You are the only one who will make the decision when your child returns to play.

  • Ensure your child is healthy and check your child’s temperature before activities with others.

  • Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.

  • Stay in car or adhere to social distance requirements, based on state and local health requirements

  • When at training, wear a mask if outside your car.

  • Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every training. 

  • Ensure all equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards etc.) are sanitized before and after every training.

  • Do not assist your coach with equipment before or after training.

  • Be sure your child has necessary sanitizing products with them at every training.

  • If your child becomes ill for any reason please do not send them to training.

  • If anyone in your household has tested positive to COVID-19, please notify immediately.

  • Consistent with CDC guidance, Virginia does NOT currently have any quarantine requirements for people arriving in the Commonwealth from other US locations.  IF you are returning from a state that requires self-quarantine (upon return) then that guidance MUST be followed.  IF you are returning from international travel, then VDH guidance is you MUST stay home for 10 days OR 7 days if you test negative (e.g., PCR or antigen test 5 days after returning from travel). 

    Note:  The most current Virginia Department of Health (DOH) Guidelines can be found HERE.  


  • If you are not comfortable with returning to play, DON’T

  • Take your temperature daily and especially before activities with others.

  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.

  • Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every training.

  • Wear a mask before and immediately after all training.

  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food or bags.

  • Practice social or physical distancing, place bags and equipment at least 10 feet apart.

  • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every training.

  • No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.

  • Follow all CDC guidelines as well those of your local health authorities.