The following should be applied regardless of the Return to Play phase:
1. If you are sick or feel sick, STAY HOME
2. Users waiting to utilize a section or area of the field should wait outside the field of play until previous users have vacated the area to ensure proper social distancing and prevent accidental contact of other users’ equipment.
3. Upon arrival at the field, if capability exists, take the temperature of participants, including coaches. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or more should be sent home and not allowed to participate for a minimum of 14 days.
4. Players’ equipment should be kept in designated areas with at least 6 feet separation. Players should not congregate and should return to their designated area during breaks.
5. Players should sanitize hands before and after play, avoid sharing equipment, and clean and wipe down equipment. All balls should be disinfected after every practice. Players should bring their own sanitizer.
6. Practice vest/pinnies must be washed after each use.
7. Players may not share water bottles. No centralized hydration or refreshment stations are permitted.
8. Spectators, when permitted, should be limited and must maintain minimum social distancing, as defined by the CDC.
9. All participants should adhere to a strict “carry in, carry out” policy and take waste with them.
10. Pre- and post-game rituals, such as an international walk-on or handshake line, should be eliminated. Sportsmanship should continue in a touchless manner.
11. Persons who have had close contact with a positive covid persons should quarantine and not play or attend until at least 5 days symptom free or a negative covid test. Vaccinated persons should only quarantine based on CDC recommended guidelines.
Please see Section 2 for Requirements specific to the current Return to Play phase which may supersede some or all of these guidelines.
Our guidelines are based on current recommendations by the Minnesota Dept of Health and the CDC and were last updated 4/24/2021
a. request the taker of a throw-in to step back 6 feet from the touchline
b. encourage quickly taken free kicks; remove or reposition players during the taking of a ceremonial free kick
c. reposition opposing players when restarting play by drop ball
d. request adequate spacing between players at the taking of a penalty kick Referees may not alter the Laws of the Game.
Our teams presently play in three leagues, the Minnesota Women's Soccer League (MSWL), the Minneapolis Parks and Rec Board League (MPRB), and Cities Sports Connection (CSC). They each have protocols and guidelines found at the link below.
While our website is usually up to date, the best way to engage in our soccer adventures is to join our Facebook Group. We play year round, with teams forming and reforming every 8-10 weeks.