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BackoftheNetfc Parents / Carers / Players & Coaches COVID-19 Guidelines for Advanced Football Coaching Sessions & Soccer Schools going forward from by booking on any of our Advanced Football Coaching sessions, Soccer Schools or Saturday Morning Clubs you agree to our COVID-19 Guidelines and our Terms & Conditions 31/07/2020

  • Everyone should self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms before every training session or match. If you are symptomatic or living in a household with possible or actual COVID-19 infection you must not participate or attend;
  • All players will be temperature checked upon arrival to our sessions;
  • If the player has a high Temperature above 37.8 the player will be asked to return to the car and not attend the session. If the players temperature is normal, then the player will be registered and directed to the area of the pitch that they will train on.
  • Players & Coaches will remain in their own section of the pitch;
  • Players will not be wearing or using football bibs;
  • Each training group will have no more than 16 players & 1 Lead coach and if available a support coach;
  • Competitive match play is permitted in sessions with social distancing in place before and after the match, and in any breaks in play;
  • Players and coaches should sanitise hands before and after training;
  • Ball handling for outfield players should be kept to a minimum with most contact via a boot and the balls disinfected after each session;
  • Our coaches are encouraged to limit persistent close proximity of participants during training;
  • Equipment should not be shared, and goalkeepers should ensure they disinfect their gloves thoroughly afterwards. Where possible, coaches should only handle equipment in training;
  • Participants should follow best practice for travel including minimising use of public transport and walking or cycling if possible. People from a household or support bubble can travel together in a vehicle;
  • BOTN will keep a record of attendees at every training session, including contact details, to support NHS Test and Trace;
  • Goalkeepers will be the only players allowed to join another group throughout the session, the coach will set an area up for the GK where they can only enter like a 5-aside goal mouth
  • Toilets will be available for all players at both facilities, we will restrict this to one player at a time.
  • At NSB parents will be able to watch the sessions from the grass bank, NO parents will be allowed inside the astro turf facility. We are legally obliged to encourage social distancing, please set a fantastic example to your children and the rest of the players at all times and continue to follow the governments advice on social distancing.
  • At SBE NO parents will not be able to enter the astro turf facility. Parents will be allowed to watch training from outside the facility. We are legally obliged to encourage social distancing, please set a fantastic example to your children and the rest of the players at all times and continue to follow the governments advice on social distancing.

Soccer Schools

  • Weather permitting players will have break times outside, coaches will ensure all players sit 2m apart.
  • Timings between groups will be staggered & there will be no cross over between groups
  • Coaches will always supervise their designated group
  • In the event that the weather is inclement players will sit in the changing rooms 2m apart
  • Players bag will be placed in the changing rooms 2m apart
  • Coaches and players will follow the guidelines set in place by the venue that they will be attending for COVID-19
  • BOTN COVID OFFICER Jon Brady (Head Coach)
  • Backofthenetfc will be following the most up to date and latest guidance from The Football Association regarding COVID19