AFC’s risk management program will consist of an annual presentation at the beginning of the year by our risk management director Gabriella Crane and/or Hans Hobson to be open to parents from all of our clubs’ teams. The program will cover all of the following:
a. We will utilize the power point presentation that Tennessee State Soccer provides to educate all of our parents as well as providing them hard copy information packet to take home.
b. All information on concussion, abuse and cardiac awareness and the corresponding presentation will be mandated to be presented at each team’s first parent meeting to start the season. This will be in addition to the one held by the club Risk Manager.
It will be required by our club for every participating family fill out and sign all required risk management forms as well as our own parent and player code of conduct form at this meeting.
c. We will also have all of these forms and information displayed under our “forms” tab on our club website.
d. The club president in conjunction with the club risk manager will hold separate coach and team staff education seminar. In this seminar the coaches and staff will be walked through in detail all information provided by Tennessee State Soccer on Cardiac, Abuse, and Concussion Awareness. We will also be covering the “kid safe” brochure.
e. Separately from the coaches we will be holding at the start of each year a team manager training seminar. This will be held by our management coordinator. In this seminar our coordinator will be educating the managers on how to do their job effectively but more specifically to our “risk management”, the coordinator and our risk manager will present the “Ultimate Risk” brochure and provide hard copies to each manager. We feel this is an excellent source of oversight for our coaching staff as team managers are parents typically and are most often present.
f. Lastly our risk managers contact information will be provided to all club families as a resource and outlet.
Safety will always be a priority at Armada Futbol Club. At the same time, we all recognize the need for kids to stay active and connected, finding ways to maintain physical and emotional stability and a sense of normalcy. Ensuring that our soccer club navigates this pandemic successfully will help us all to meet this need. We certainly would prefer not to be dealing with this virus any longer, but here we are. We will keep the lines of communication open with all of you, and we will continue to follow CDC recommendations in terms of isolation and quarantine protocols.
Currently, our club will follow these general guidelines:
1.) Masks are not required at outdoor practices and games. Of course, wearing a mask is always an option at soccer events if you or your player prefers, and that will certainly be supported. But at this time they are not required outdoors. However, we do ask that you wear masks when carpooling with players from another household – a simple drive to a game or practice can result in multiple players missing out on a week or more of soccer activities and could result in forfeiture of games.
2.) For the UNVACCINATED, we will follow same protocols as last season:
3.) For the FULLY VACCINATED, the delta variant has complicated our situation, as well as the high number of positive cases in our area.
4.) Based on this guideline from the CDC, a player who has been fully vaccinated is not required to quarantine after a close contact exposure, and our practices are not indoors, so technically one would not have to wear a mask. However, out of an abundance of caution, if your player had a significant exposure (such as a close friend during a sleepover or a positive family member in the same household), we would ask that you keep your player at home until the test on day 3-5 comes back, to prevent additional contact tracing and a great deal of confusion.
Gabriella Crane AFC Risk Manager is the confidential contact for COVID issues and injuries, and once contacted, can guide you through the process and communicate with those in club leadership who need to be included. email@example.com 617-869-6346