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Return to Play



Coaches, players, families, and clubs play an important role in getting our players back on the field and ensuring their safety while participating in practices and games.  The practices we are utilizing are intended to offer the best safety protocols for our local soccer community. Northshore Youth Soccer Association makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for individual activity or participation decisions by Clubs, Coaches, Parents, or Players. Adherence to these considerations and recommendations does not ensure immunity from exposure.  Players and their families who feel unsure about returning to play should take the time to make the best decision for themselves.  Players who choose not to attend practices due to concerns over Covid-19 will not be penalized when they feel it is safe to return.

Please read through NYSA’s player health & safety protocols and follow all directives for the sake of the whole. To keep the players on the field, NYSA has agreed to follow all local mandates to ensure the safety of all in our community.  Cloth Masks will be required for everyone while at all NYSA event’s, except on players during their training session, until we have moved into Phase 4 of the Washington State’s Safe Start Plan.


Below are the general guidelines that we all need to adhere to.  Following these simple steps will help create a healthy atmosphere that keeps the kids on the field:

  1. Be smart: if you are sick, stay home. This applies to everyone: players, coaches, and parents. If you have been sick, stay home for 14 days after recovery.
  2. Hand washing before leaving home is a must.
  3. No high-fives, handshakes, or hugs. 
  4. Coaches will wear a cloth mask before, during, and after practice. Players will wear a cloth mask, to and from the field, however are not required to wear during practice activities.  Cloth masks will need to cover both the nose and mouth. 
  5. Parents should remain in or around car for drop-off and pick-up.
  6. All authorized volunteers and spectators must remain 6 feet apart and wear a cloth mask.
  7. Follow all facility traffic flow maps to maintain social distancing while walking to and from practice areas. 
  8. Players must bring their own water and keep it in their own bag when not in use. 
  9. Have fun, we are all in this together and we need to remain calm, supportive, and compassionate to our local soccer community, as we all have been impacted differently by Covid-19.


As we continue to look forward to a safe  and successful fall season, NYSA, will be implementing a multi-faceted approach for the safety of the children, their families, and our coaches.  The approach has different protocols for players parents, coaches, and clubs based on the Phase the county is in for Washington’s Safe Start.

In Phase 2, our premier and select clubs will be able to hold physically and socially distanced practices working on player technical skills.  In Phase 3, we will be able to add recreational soccer as well as camps to the list of offerings.  During Phase 3, we will have protocols everyone will need to adhere to for the safety of everyone in our soccer community.

Supporting players during coronavirus shutdown

Through a partnership with Washington Youth Soccer and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) we are able to provide trainings for coaches, players, and parents utilizing the fantastic trainers PCA has put together.  PCA has put together some resources on how you can help players cope during this time.  Some articles you may find helpful include:

Dealing with Disappointment During Coronavirus Cancellations, Postponements

Coronavirus: A Real Teaching Moment for PCA Coaches

Using the Sports Shutdown to Recover the Joy of Sports