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SASA Plans for Return to Soccer Activity

By CE, 05/27/20, 11:15PM CDT


Guidelines - Requirements - Forms

IDPH Restore Illinois Phase 3 Youth Sports Guidelines

Yesterday the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) issued new Youth Sports Guidelines as part of Restore Illinois Phase 3. Prior to that the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) published a four-page document establishing a protocol for all soccer clubs to follow for the restoration of soccer activities.

SASA is carefully reviewing all documents to develop club-specific procedures for the resumption of official soccer activities. Those procedures will be announced in the near future and will cover everything from the structure of official soccer training sessions to sanitation to reporting COVID-19 diagnoses. Until then, every family should take a few minutes to review the documents and understand the requirements, as it will be a big change for all of us.

The documents include the following for Phase 3:

  • Criteria for small group training sessions including social distancing, no mixing of teams, and no sharing of equipment
  • Club, coach, player, and parent responsibilities
  • Requirements to be covered by organization insurance, such as no informal training sessions

SASA Spirits Soccer Club joins IYSA in being "dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our soccer community. We understand that our members want to get back on the field, but this must be done with strict focus on the safety of the players, coaches, referees and families and follow state and local guidelines for resumption of activities."

If the links above do not work, you may find the documents on the IYSA website at

Covid 19 Liability Form

New COVID-19 Waiver Required for 2020-21 Season

To participate in any SASA function this season, every player must have a completed and electronically signed COVID-19 waiver on file with SASA. Families can complete this form online at: