CASL Game day Protocols – 2020 /21 APS

CASL Game day Protocols – 2020 /21 APS


CASL/Mays is going to be following our COVID 19 Guidelines for 2020/21 so we wanted to make sure all our managers are familiar.Until the next phase – we will be asking the managers to print and carry a YMCA Prescreen form for your team to complete to your game every week. click here

Before Heading to the Fields:

  1. The participant (including players, coaches, referees, volunteers and administrators) should conduct a daily temperature check for low grade fever (>100.4.) at home before attending the game/event.

  2. Do not participate in activities if you have any of the symptoms listed below. a.COVID-19 exposure in the past 14 days b. Sore throat c. Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing d.Fever >100.4 F e. Chills f. Headache g. Sinus congestion h. Cough persistent and/or productive i. Joint aches and soreness j. Vomiting or diarrhea k. Rash.

  3. All attendees should wash their hands before departing for the venue.

  4. Participants are recommended to pack and bring to personal sanitizing supplies to training and competitions, including hand sanitizers. Sanitizing materials should be clearly marked and not shared.

Venue Arrival Recommendations:

  1. All participants (coaches, players, referees, instructors, administrators) are recommended to wear new or clean PPE (e.g. masks) upon arrival, departure and when not physically active for any training or match. a. For the duration of the match, coaches and substitute players should wear masks on the sidelines. b. Referees are reminded to wear PPE for arrival and pre-game field inspection.

  2. Spectators should wear PPE and maintain a social distance of a minimum 6ft. from the field, players and referees.

  3. 7:00 pm players must wait in their cars until the 5pm players are gone.


Each participating team will be conducting health screening questions to confirm no (player) one is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. This should be done by a designated individual (coach/team manager) and confirmation of the completion of this task should be made between the two coaches in attendance and the center referee during the pre-game period.

It is recommended that if teams bring their own tents to the event to provide shelter for players, social distancing should still be practiced as much as possible.

Participants should not pick-up field equipment, move goals or handle other equipment.

Pre-Game Activities:

  1. Minimal referee interaction – no pregame – Home team picks the side and away team has kick off

  2. Home teams will choose the defending field, Away teams will start the game with kick off.

During the Game:

  1. No handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, chest bumps, huddles, group celebrations, etc., should take place, including when goals are scored, or when substitutions are leaving or entering the field.

  2. When subbing into the game, players should maintain distance from the referees and other players who are also subbing into the game. If a player is subbed out of the game, the player should stand at least 6 ft. apart.

  3. No player to referee interaction & minimum 6 feet distances between managers and referees.

  4. Teams must isolate on opposite sides of the field behind the goal area so there is less social interaction with the AR’s


  1. During halftime, referees, players and coaches should maintain at least six feet distance between each other.

  2. All players and coaches should be wearing proper PPE (e.g. masks).
    a. If a player needs to recover before participating in halftime activities, that player should stand 12 ft. away from other individuals while recovering before putting on their face covering or mask.

  3. Players should sanitize their hands.

  4. Referees should sanitize their own equipment (whistle, flags, etc.)

End of game:
All teams must leave the field immediately after their game and maintain social distancing until their next game.