Project-Reboot-Soccer Coaching - Covid 19

Project Reboot – Coaching Through Covid

As the FA gives the green light on the resumption of football activities, we look at some of the rules on goalkeeper coaching through Covid-19. And launch project reboot to kick-start the safe return of our coaching provision. Here’s what you need to know!

Friday 17 July 2020 – The UK Government has approved the English Football Associations plan for the return of outdoor competitive grassroots football. And as a result, the grassroots and amateur football community has been given the opportunity to return to football activities and to prepare for the season ahead.

The FA have advised that Football activity can take place from 31 July 2020 with modifications in place to mitigate against the transmission risk of COVID-19.

At Pro-SK we’ve been working hard over recent weeks with our coaches, partners, venues and stakeholders to disseminate the FA’s guidelines in-line with current guidance from Public Health England. We all agree that goalkeeper coaching through covid has it’s challenges. However, after much consultation, the following measures have been put in place to allow for the safe return of our coaching provision.

Project Reboot – What you need to know

  • Everyone should self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms before every session. If you are symptomatic or living in a household with possible or actual COVID-19 infection you must not participate or attend.
  • Pro-SK’s training facility providers will ensure that their facility is compliant with current Government legislation and guidance related to COVID-19
  • 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
  • Where possible, goalkeepers should arrive changed and shower at home.
  • Any use of changing and shower facilities at the venues must follow government advice on the use of indoor facilities
  • Goalkeepers, parents and coaches should sanitise hands before and after training and at scheduled breaks throughout the coaching session
  • Equipment will be regularly sanitised and should not be shared.
  • Goalkeepers should ensure they disinfect their gloves regularly in training breaks provided and thoroughly afterwards.
  • Wherever possible, contact between players must be kept to a minimum and all goalkeepers, coaches and parents must adhere to social distancing recommendations.
  • All attendees at the training sessions, including goalkeepers, parents & guardians will be required to provide up to date contact details, to support NHS Test and Trace.

Keeping all players, parent’s, coaches and other family members safe is our utmost priority. Should you have any concerns please feel free to contact us and let’s start the conversation.

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