Covid Safety Action Plan

In accordance with guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, our organization Saucon Valley Youth Soccer League will return to play with the follow safety and action plan.

Communication & Education

All players and parents will receive communication on our safety and action plan before return to play begins.

CDC Education materials will be shared with all participants (coaches, players, and parents) on behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19 to include but not limited to: hand hygiene, sanitizing equipment, properly covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when appropriate.

Steps to Reduce the Spread- Phased reopening plan

Stage 1 (2-3 weeks)

  • County must be designated as “Green” and Facility/fields must be legally open.
  • Training permitted within organization only - limited to currently registered players and coaches.
  • No body contact, social distance during training
  • No games, scrimmages or league participation permitted
  • Reduced numbers of participants. No more than 25 per field.
  • No shared equipment except for soccer balls. Do not touch soccer balls.
  • Spectators not permitted at the field unless for drop off and pick up
  • Coaches must wear masks/face covering. Players must wear when not engaged in activity.
  • No high fives, hand shaking
  • Individual drinking bottles with players name
  • Carpooling not recommended. If carpooling is necessary, same group should always travel together.
  • Temperature screen players at home before bring them to practice.
  • Sanitize hands and equipment prior to and after each session.
  • Schedule 15 minute time span in between practices to prevent overlap.

Stage 2 (2-3 weeks)

  • County remains Green
  • Body contact is permitted
  • Scrimmages and friendly games with other clubs in same Green county permitted
  • No league participation permitted
  • Spectators allowed at the fields with social distancing. Same applies to the sideline- maintain six foot distance from Assistant Referee and players.
  • Coaches suggested to wear masks with participants
  • No pregame/post game line-ups handshakes or fist bumps

Stage 3 (2-3 weeks)

  • County remains Green
  • Scrimmages and friendly games with other clubs in all Green counties permitted
  • No league participation permitted
  • Local protocols and procedures should be shared with any visiting team.
  • Limiting travel still recommended. No inter-state travel permitted.

Stage 4 (2-3 weeks)

  • County continues positive progress in Green with most government restrictions lifted
  • League participation is permitted
  • Social distance of spectators recommended during league games
  • Teams will be permitted to participate in out of state or regional leagues, provided the game will be played in an open state.


Identification of COVID exposure

Parents of participants will notify the board of Saucon Valley Youth Soccer League if the participant or someone in the participant’s home is presumptive positive or tests positive for COVID.

Saucon Valley Youth Soccer League will notify participants who came in contact with the individual of potential exposure following CDC guidelines and HIPAA regulations on confidentiality.


COVID Point of Contact

For all Saucon Valley Youth Soccer League COVID related policy questions and concerns, the individual name below will serve as the point of contact.

Christopher Nagy

VP Saucon Valley Youth Soccer League



We also encourage you to visit the websites at the below in order to be aware of protocols put in place by Northampton Township, the State of PA and the CDC