Return to Play Guidance

Return to Play Guidance

Thank you for being part of CBSC this fall. We are looking forward to getting back on the field this weekend and watching our players do what they love. In order to ensure that we are able to do that safely, we have implemented protocols we will follow as a club to keep players healthy and on the field. 

Now it's up to all of us to ensure the kids not only start but finish the fall season.  We know that circumstances – both outside and within our control -- could potentially cut short the opportunity for a full fall season.  Therefore, Iowa Soccer has instituted a series of match day and reporting protocols for best practices.  It is up to all of us to review them, implement them, and follow the reporting procedures.  We are here to support you and your players. 

   What you can expect from CBSC:

  • CBSC will follow all protocols to the best of our ability - please help us keep kids on the field
  • Guidance in place is provided from local agencies and the Iowa Soccer Association and partner leagues
  • Our staff will model best practices

What we are asking from Coaches:

  • Coaches are required to wear masks at practice and games
  • Have hand sanitizer available for players (CBSC can provide as needed)
  • No high fives with players or between players
  • Have players remain 6 ft apart when not actively involved in the game (sidelines, coaching moments, water breaks)

What we are asking of parents and spectators:

  • Keep your player home if they are experiencing any symptoms
  • Send sanitizer with your player and encourage use
  • Follow all match day protocol recommendations
  • Sit at least 10 feet from the sideline
  • Recommended to limit the amount of supporters at a game, especially those of higher risk
  • Respect social distancing guidelines and separate family groups by 6 feet
  • Recommend masks for all spectators
  • Do not gather at practices - stay in vehicles, maintain social distancing, and do not use bleachers

Coaches are aware of the CBSC Match Day Protocols and will share with players.   It is critical that kids who test positive or who are exposed to individuals that test positive are reported to your coach and/or club leadership immediately.  This enables us to implement steps to protect others on the team and to notify others who may have been exposed to the virus.  Taking these steps is essential to limit virus transmission within our soccer community. 

"After months of wondering if a fall season is possible and planning mitigation protocols, it is now our responsibility to do our part to follow them so we can see our kids enjoy the sport.  The kids are counting on the adults to make their season happen!  While we acknowledge that not everyone will agree with every protocol, it is still up to us as adults to do our part to follow them even if we disagree with them." Iowa Soccer Association

Reporting Q&A

If you have any questions, please reach out to us - we are happy to help. 

Have a great season - and we'll see you at the fields!