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FALL SOCCER UPDATE

The Greenville AYSO Board and coaches would like to thank you for your patience as the status and regulations of fall sports keep changing, almost daily!  We hope this update finds you and your family safe and healthy.
 

Applicable information taken from the MHSSA website;  AYSO follows the rules and regulations set by MHSSA—for further info go to:
https://secondhalf.mhsaa.com/All-News/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/9217/MHSAA-Gives-Guidance-on-Face-Coverings

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As of September 10:

  1. Face coverings are required in football, soccer and volleyball.  This includes all times during active participation and all times during non-active participation when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.
  2. There are no provisions in EO 180 for medical intolerance reasons or medical waivers.  This is not an MHSAA regulation, and thus the MHSAA has no legal authority to waive or modify this Executive Order from the Governor’s office.
  3. In both indoor and outdoor practice and training sessions in all regions of the state, including Regions 6 and 8, this same sport-specific guidance applies.
  4. Consistent with current Executive Orders, face coverings shall be worn by coaches, medical staff, game event staff, media members and spectators. Note that broadcasters and PA announcers are an exception to this requirement when that person is actively broadcasting or announcing. This allows broadcasters and announcers to remove the face covering while performing those speaking duties but should wear the face covering at all other times.
  5. Officials may wear face coverings on the field of play if he/she desires. Officials shall wear face coverings upon arrival at a facility, before the contest, during intermissions away from the field/court/area of play and following the contest until departure. Remember that officials have no role in enforcing face covering requirements as this is a responsibility of school administrators.
  6. Executive Order 180 does not define ‘facial coverings’ for purposes of organized sports. Traditional cloth masks, gaiters, affixed helmet plastic shields (100% clear – no tint) and cloth/fabric helmet attachments located inside the face mask (all of which must cover the nose and mouth) are not prohibited.

The MHSAA will attempt to assist schools in understanding these requirements but know the MHSAA has no authority to waive, ignore or modify Executive Orders for any reason.

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So with that, here are our new field rules:



1) We are being required to check players in before each game for contact tracing purposes.   It will be the typical questions that most of us have to go through at work each day.   Each region is going to conduct this a little differently than others--some will take everyone's temperature at the field while others are going to count on the parents to do it at home prior to the game.   Please be prepared and take their temperature at home and arrive early to allow for a little extra time for this check in process.  There will be a short form to fill out verifying the player's wellness to play.

2) Please try to limit the number of people you bring with you to the games.

3) Per our Governor, face coverings are going to be REQUIRED to be worn by the players and by everyone at the fields.   This means the kids are going to be required to wear them while playing.  There has been much debate about this requirement, but we do not have the authority to change the requirement.  If you have concerns please share your opinion at https://somgovweb.state.mi.us/GovRelations/ShareOpinion.aspx.

4)  Some regions have lost players in the last few days based on the mask requirements.   There may be games where we may loan extra players to the other team to field two full teams.   In the older age groups it could be a short sided match where they play 9v9 in lieu of 11 v11.  

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Greenville 1471 AYSO Board
     

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