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Jul, 2020

Important! FUSA Tryout Information and Maps

Dear FUSA Families,

For all who have registered a player/s for the FUSA 2020-2021 Season Tryouts, thank you for your patience as we navigate through these unprecedented times.

As we approach our first tryout, please note that our top priority and the most important consideration has and always will be the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, and families.

Below are tryout guidelines we are asking everyone to follow. They incorporate best practices and available information for returning to the field of play in accordance with:

Please stay home if you are sick - we all love the game, but one sick child or family member could end the season for the entire Club. Please do your part!

Due to restrictions related to how many people can gather at/on the field at one time, we kindly request that parents stay in their cars and drop off their players for tryouts.

Please review and plan to follow the detailed instructions outlined below:

Arrival & Departure:

  • Please see Field Maps/Instructions Document for player check-in, drop-off, and pick-up.
  • Player/s arrival times will be staggered by Last Name:
    • Last Name A-G: Please arrive 15 minutes before your tryout
    • Last Name H-P: Please arrive 10 minutes before your tryout
    • Last Name Q-Z: Please arrive 5 minutes before your tryout
  • Each player needs to arrive wearing a face covering and prepared to play (cleats on, shin guards in, hair up, no jewelry/earrings, etc.
  • Please wear either a white or light gray t-shirt without numbers. Each player will be given an assigned number to stick on their jersey at check-in.
  • Players will be checked-in from their car. No parent(s) are to park or exit their vehicles at anytime.
  • Players are to wait in their cars until they are checked-in. Once checked-in, their cars will advance to the “Player Drop Off Point” (see attached maps).
  • Once players exit their cars they should head directly to the field where they will be assigned, by the Coaches, to a training station.
  • Players should maintain 6-feet distance when walking to and from the field.
  • At the completion of each tryout, players should quickly gather up their ball & water bottle and return to the parking lot for pickup. No remaining on the field and social gathering.
  • There is no congregating allowed on or near any part of the field before, during, or after each tryout session. For this reason, we appreciate the timely pickup of players at the end of each session.
  • Parents must stay in their cars at all times (before, during and after each session)

PPE/Sanitation:

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for player use before and after tryouts.
  • Coaches are required to wear appropriate face coverings during training sessions. Players must wear masks when in the playing environment and not playing. Players will also be allowed to wear masks while training, but this will be a personal choice of the player’s parent or guardian. Any other individuals attending the training session are required to wear appropriate face coverings and follow all social distancing guidelines.

Equipment/Gear:

  • Players should use their own soccer ball when possible, unless they receive specific instruction from Coaches.
  • No bags allowed - only bring a soccer ball & water bottle to the field.
  • Please wear either a white or light gray t-shirt without numbers. Each player will be given an assigned number to stick on their jersey at check-in.
  • Players should only use their own equipment.
  • Players will not assist with equipment set up or breakdown.
  • Players should never share water bottles. All water bottles should be labeled with player's name.
  • No use of benches, bleachers or other seating will be allowed.

Social Distancing:

  • Players should practice social distancing when off the field.
  • Players will be required to keep their distance during water breaks.
  • No eating, chewing gum, spitting during tryouts.
  • No food should be brought or shared between anyone on the fields.
  • No huddles, handshakes or fist bumps between players or coaches.
  • Parents are encouraged to stay in their cars to allow for social distancing.
  • No parents will be allowed on or near the field before, during or after tryouts. Parents should remain in their vehicles at all times.

Minimum General Requirements for Participation/Notifications:

  • Any coach, player, parent, referee and or spectator who is sick, has a persistent cough, is running a temperature or is displaying any symptoms suggesting that the individual may be ill, (from any contagious malady, including cold, flu, or suspected coronavirus) will be prohibited from attending tryouts.
  • Coaches and players (assisted by parents/guardians) must self-assess their condition and attest when arriving at the location that they are not experiencing these symptoms. A self-assessment tool is attached which you can provide for players and coaches to assess their symptoms. https://www.mayoclinic.org/covid-19-self-assessment-tool
  • Any coach or administrator who sees a participant who is displaying any of these symptoms should be safely isolated until an adult responsible for the participant can remove the player.
  • Everyone should be monitoring symptoms daily, and if an athlete or someone in the household shows any signs/symptoms of the novel coronavirus they should be staying at home for 14 days.
  • If any participant or parent is sick or feels sick or is an at-risk individual please STAY HOME.
  • Parent/Guardian to notify club immediately if their child becomes ill for any reason after attending any tryout session(s).

Weather/Tryout Cancellations/Make-Ups:

We know the weather for this weekend isn’t looking great. Below are our plans with respect to possible cancellations/make-ups:

  • *Friday, Goalkeeper Tryout #1 – We are moving the Goalkeeper tryouts indoors today. See times below. Important – No parents permitted inside of Ole Tunxis. Please have your child arrive with appropriate face covering.
    • Ole Tunxis, 525 Tunxis Hill Cut OffFairfield, CT 06825
    • 4:15pm - 5:15pm: 2011- 2010 - 2009 Girls
    • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: 2011- 2010 - 2009 Boys
    • 6:45pm - 7:45 pm: 2008 - 2007/06 Boys & Girls
  • Saturday, Girls Tryout #1 – if weather causes us to cancel individual tryout sessions, we will make an announcement 1 hours before the start of your tryout session.
    • Make-up date will be Saturday, 7/25. Field/Times TBD
  • Sunday, Boys Tryout #1 – if weather causes us to cancel individual tryout sessions, we will make an announcement 1 hours before the start of your tryout session.
    • Make-up date will be Sunday, 7/26. Field/Times TBD

*We understand that some families may not be comfortable training indoors at this time. We request that you email us at [email protected] so we can work with you to find an alternate option for your GK player to tryout.

If any of the above tryout guidelines change between now and our tryout dates, we will make the appropriate updates and inform you.

Thank you, and if you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

FUSA Board of Directors

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