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Covid-19 Return To Play

Covid-19 Policies and Updates

Covid 19 Updates and Policies - We are currently in Stage 3 of phased re-opening.  

Update Aug 4, 2020 
EPYSA has unanimously decided to sanction youth soccer activities for the 2020-21 Season.  Click for more info:  

Reporting and Quarrantine Guidelines:  Click for more info: 

Return to Play plan as directed by EPYSA:  Click for more info: 

ENCO’s COVID Safety and Action Plan

In accordance with guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, our organization ENCO United Soccer Club will return to play with the follow safety and action plan.  Due to the nature of Covid and the rapidly changing information that we are provided, this Action Plan serves as a guideline and will be updated as needed.

We also must advise you that there are still risks and possible exposure to COVID-19. Should the Governor order a postponement or suspension we will comply. Until such a time, we must continue practicing the necessary mitigation strategies of wearing a mask, social distancing and minimizing spectators and so forth. We also share with many of you, that the aspects of physical activity and mental health for our children are quite important, and that their participation in sport can be a positive contribution to their well-being.  Each family must assess the risk and make their own determination if they feel comfortable having their child participate in ENCO soccer activities.  If you do not feel comfortable, then do not participate.  This decision is solely yours to make as a parent and we understand and look forward to having your child return to play at a later date should you chose to not participate at this time.   

ENCO will make every effort to follow and enforce the recommended guidelines.  However, everyone needs to do their part to ensure the safety of the players. 


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 

  • No player is to attend a game or practice if they or anyone in their family is currently sick or showing symptoms of being sick.  This includes fever, sore throat, coughing that is not normal for you.  
  • Parents are requested to remain away from the sidelines during practices and any non-game team related activities in an effort to reduce the # of people in direct proximity to the players. 
  • Parents are to wear masks at all times when outside of their vehicles and around the fields for games.  Social distancing as recommended by the CDC shall be observed.  Failure to follow these guidelines can result in you being asked to leave the soccer facilities.  If you are opposed to wearing a mask, we ask that you please stay home or remain in your car until the event is over. 
  • All coaches are to wear masks for the duration of team training and games.  No exceptions. 
  • Players are to wear masks and observe social distancing when sitting on the sidelines during games or during down times of training.  Players are not permitted to share water or snacks at any time.  Masks (per EPYSA guidelines) are not required during active games or training.  However, players are permitted to wear them if they chose. 
  • There will be no handshakes after games. 
  • Coaches will be advised to either assign pinnies to players for the duration of the season, or to wash pinnies before every practice.  Sharing/exchanging of pinnies between players is strictly prohibited. 

 Phased reopening plan

1.      Stage 1 (2-3 weeks)

  • County has gone from Yellow to Green
  • Training permitted within organization only
  • No body contact, social distance during training
  • No games, scrimmages or league participation permitted
  • Reduced numbers of participants
  • No shared equipment
  • Spectators not permitted, parents can stay in vehicle 
  • Adult coaches must wear masks when with participants


2.      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 permitted with social distance
  • Adult coaches suggested to wear masks with participants


3.      Stage 3 (2-3 weeks)

  • County remains Green
  • Scrimmages and friendly games with other clubs in all Green counties permitted
  • No league participation permitted


4.      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


Identification of COVID exposure

Parents of participants will notify the board of ENCO United Soccer Club if the participant or someone in the participant’s home is presumptive positive or tests positive for COVID.

ENCO United Soccer Club 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 ENCO United Soccer Club COVID related policy questions and concerns, the individual name below will serve as the point of contact.

Fernando Cabrera
Club President
[email protected]

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