Even though many organizations have had to cancel their fall season, we have designed a fall Academy program that ensures all players have the opportunity to continue their soccer development.
STEPS WE ARE TAKING
How Are We Making Our Fall Programs Safer?
We will be aiming to conduct programs with ratios of 1 coach to 9 players and will only expand groups whenever your local & state departments of public health issues guidance that it is safe to do so.
Each group will be required to stay in their allocated areas during the program. There will be strict guidelines implemented to avoid the sharing of food and drinks, ensure thorough washing of hands after every restroom visit, and limit child-to-child contact within the groups.
We will be implementing strict sign-in procedures, with groups being separate at the beginning, during and the end of the program.
Our coaches will have their own hand sanitizer and wear a face mask throughout the session unless your local & state departments of health confirm that it is safe to work without them.
Each practice players and coaches will have their temperature checked with non-contact infrared forehead thermometers
Strict Sign-In Procedure
Coaches Wearing Masks & Using Thermometers
Safety Precautions: The additional safety precautions we are introducing will be in line with government and state & local departments of public health recommendations.
The 'Academy' program is a "Player Development" Academy for players who would like to enhance their core skills, while taking their game to the next level. The 'Play' practices are skills based sessions focusing on all aspects of individual technical and tactical development.
Each practice is conducted by UK International Soccer coaches with a focus on age appropriate education and player progression in a stimulating environment.
– Carol Mureddu, Program Supervisor, Newport Recreation Department
Running programs in the midst of a pandemic, is not easy, but your staff handled it all with ease. They followed every guideline and protocol required to keep everyone safe and still have fun.
Under the strict Stay-at-Home guidelines, our fantastic coaches have been working hard on their own personal development, undertaking online coaching programs and developing their on and off-field coaching skills. And now they are ready to put these skills to good use!
UK International Soccer coaches are selected for their knowledge, coaching ability and commitment to create a fun and positive learning environment for all children. All are certified soccer educators, with the ability to motivate and work with players of all ages and abilities Additionally, all coaches have been extensively screened and background checked.
And finally, EVERY coach has graduated from our practical assessments and educational seminars, which instils our key values of safety, professionalism, education, fun and community relations.
Our staff are:
√ Certified professional coaches
√ Extensively screened and background checked
√ Experienced and skilled demonstrators
√ Positive role models
√ Committed to child development
√ Passionate soccer enthusiasts
√ Safe Haven certified
√ CDC Concussion certified
– Ray DeFalco, CPRP, Assistant Director , Charlestown Parks and Recreation
The program was great! Coaches were excellent instructors and we enjoyed having them. The program was organized, engaging and flexible which is crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our priority this fall is to provide your children with 'The Best Possible (and safest) Soccer Experience'.
The safety of our players, parents and coaches is our number 1 priority and as such, if you have any questions at all regarding our new policies for safer programs this fall, then please do not hesitate to contact us.