Dear Warner/ASG Members,
We at ASG continue to follow the CDC guidelines in accordance with our exposures with a positive player.
If a person has tested positive, they must isolate and can't participate in any ASG in-person activities. The person will be excluded from activities for 10 days since symptoms and it be at least 24 hours without fever reducing medications. For those that tested positive but have no symptoms they should be excluded for 10 days since the positive test.
Anyone who has been identified as a close contact, which means, being within 6 feet of someone testing positive for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, they are excluded for 14 days from in-person activities.
For those fully vaccinated (14 days post second vaccination) and don't have Covid-19 symptoms OR someone who has had COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months and has recovered and remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath) are not considered contacts and remain eligible to attend activities.
We recommend that all players or coaches who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms not attend sessions and consult their primary care physicians for recommendations. Should you test positive and have attended ASG activities please contact your coach or the office.
Your local public health authorities make the final decisions about how long quarantine should last, based on local conditions and needs. Follow the recommendations of your local public health department if you need to quarantine.
You can shorten your quarantine and return after day 10 without testing (with no symptoms) or after day 7 after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later).
Dear Warner/ASG Members,
The rise in COVID Cases in Leon County coinciding with the start of our new school year have presented a series of new challenges for all of us.
It is with an abundance of caution and concern for our members' health and welfare that we will ask our coaching staff to institute the outdoor spacing guidelines which we initiated last season. When players are off the field we ask that they stay apart from one another and refrain from team celebrations involving any type of physical contact.
You can follow the attached link to see our current training safety guidelines.
Go ASG, GO USA
Dear Warner/ASG Members,
The Tallahassee City Commission voted yesterday unanimously to open city facilities for Fall programs including the Meadows Soccer Complex. We wish to thank all of you who participated in the effort on behalf of our players, including coaches, parents and Warner/ASG supporters.
What is important to understand is that each sports group (including soccer) will submit their plans and protocols for the City to approve before schedules will be released. We have been a leader in this area and will be submitting our graduated plans which you can view on our website under the tab labeled COVID.
This decision yesterday does not mean that we will automatically go back to unrestricted play and decisions to have clubs host games will have to be made at a separate time.
We all will need to redouble our efforts and follow the protocols set particularly as it pertains to parent spectators and social distancing. We will be sending out specific information once we have communications from the city.
We are all working hard towards a common goal, providing our players with a safe and enjoyable soccer environment. Again, thank you all for your support!
Go ASG, GO USA
Dear ASG Members:
We hope you are all safe and well and looking forward to better days ahead. As many of you are aware, we have been looking for guidance from our local authorities and governor. The following link is the update from US Club. (https://www.usclubsoccer.org/news_article/show/1113991)
Earlier this week Leon County cancelled all remaining summer workouts and have now issued guidelines for their fall programs which include for football and volleyball a late start for contact play in early September.
Sports will be limited to in county games only with no out of county games permitted. We have still not heard from the city or county on the opening of the fields and believe that they will follow the Leon County School guidelines and will not be opening until September. https://www.wtxl.com/sports/high-school-sports/leon-county-schools-will-only-allow-county-only-play-schedule-for-fall-athletics
Thank you for your patience. We will be reaching out about individual programs to those families that are registered!
Dear ASG Members:
As we move into July there continues to be uncertainty regarding Covid 19 and what policies are in place as they pertain to our area and repair of the country.
At Warner/ASG we are presently following the governor’s directive for Florida residents, the US soccer guidelines as presented by US Club Soccer and the Florida Youth Soccer Association.
We have been running an APDP program at the Maclay school observing the social distancing requirements and having coaches and staff wearing masks.
On Wednesday this week, Leon County Board of Commissioners passed a ruling that went into effect Thursday requiring all citizens including children to wear masks indoors and in public places. This rule has impacted our Futsol Indoor camp for this past Thursday and Friday.
We want every member to know that we are committed to following the directives they have implemented while also maintaining a high quality program.
We cannot control what other organizations do with their programs in other sports or regions. Rest assured we look forward to the day that we are given the ‘green light’ to play games, but until that time we will do our utmost to follow the guidelines and focus on the health and safety of all of our participants.
Leon County: https://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Home/Departments/Community-and-Media-Relations/News-Highlights-Display/to-protect-public-health-county-requires-face-coverings-while-offering-free-face-coverings-for-pickup
Dear Warner/ASG Members,
We are all missing our teammates, coaches, parents and yes, we even miss the meadows. As promised we have been closely monitoring the progress of the COVID-19 virus; In conjunction with the national and state guidelines, we have pushed our potential starting dates back to April 30th.
In the next few days we will be contacting each participating member directly with information specific to your program; please ensure that you have not ‘unsubscribed’ from Warner Soccer’s emails AND if your program email includes a google forms survey PLEASE fill out all questions ASAP to help us plan accordingly.Additionally, we would love for you to join us on our social media platforms to keep up our development as best we can. We currently have two social media programs going with another one coming soon! This is a great way to stay involved with our ASG Family while social distancing.You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and now Youtube.
Because we know there are things much more important than soccer at a time like this we will be adding a page on our website called Community Connection. This page will be a place that all of our ASG members that own/work for local businesses can identify their business and service. This will help all of our ASG Family support each other in this trying time. If you would like your business on that page please email Coach Chris with the following information:
Your business’ name, location(s), hours of operation and what product or service you can provide.
In our 30 years we have never faced a challenge like this with such an uncertain outcome; but knowing that we have each other both on and off the field is a great comfort.
Keep the ball moving, Stay safe and healthy
GO ASG, GO USA,
Warner/ASG President and DOC
PHASE 1: We will continue to enforce social distancing guidelines per the CDC. Phase 1 will limit any training sessions to groups of 4-6 players to one coach. There will be no contact between players and these sessions will be more technical based. Players will not be allowed to congregate before or following the training session and will be ased to immediately return to their vehicles following the session. Players will be asked to leave their personal belongings and water bottles on the perimeter of the field with at least 10 feet between players. Coaches will be required to wear masks if they are within 10 feet of players and there will be no physical contact such as "high fives" or "fist bumps." Parents will also be asked to remain in their vehicles during the duration of the session.
PHASE 2: Phase 2 will be initiated once FYSA and USSF guidelines become more relaxed. Small sided games such as 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, and 5v5 within team training will be allowed. During this phase, the rest of our guidelines will still be in place.
PHASE 3: Phase 3 will include slightly larger interclub matches with numbers up to 9v9. All of our remaining guidelines will remain in place.
PHASE 4: Phase 4 will begin 11v11 interclub training games. All of our remaining guidelines will remain in place.
1) Arrival and departure: When players arrive to training they will space their bags at least 6 feet apart.
2) Instruction: Coaches will not bring players into a tight circle for instruction – instead players must be distanced when coach is talking.
3) Water Breaks: During water breaks players will all return to their bags/water. Players will not congregate together during breaks.
4) Physical contact: Coaches will ensure that all players and coaches avoid “high fives,” handshakes, or other types of physical touching.
5) Masks: Unvaccinated Coaches are encouraged to wear a mask any time they are within 10 feet of players or parents. Masks are not required for players while training. However we do ask that all players bring a mask in the case of bad weather.
6) Necessary Equipment: Players will need to provide in their soccer bags, a ball, their own water bottle, hand sanitizer and a towel if necessary. Players will place their bags in assigned areas that will be spread at least 6 feet from each other.
a. Please have your player arrive fully dressed in shin guards, socks and cleats.
7) Lines: Players will not stand in lines, if a line is needed coaches will ensure players are standing 6 feet apart.
1) Heading: All intentional heading is suspended for all ages. any intentional heading will be treated as a violation, indirect free kick restart.
2) Shoulder to shoulder contact: and/or any other intentional physical contact is suspended any intentional physical contact is treated as a violation, indirect free kick restart.
3) Slide Tackling: is suspended if the player is within 6 feet of another player. It will be treated as a violation, indirect free kick restart.
4) Throw ins: are suspended and replaced by a kick-in. The modifications for the procedure of a kick-in is:
a. The player taking the kick in must be facing the field
b. The ball must be on or behind the touchline
c. The ball must be stationary prior to the kick-in
d. The ball may not be kicked directly into the opponent’s penalty area.
e. All opponents must stand at least 10 yards (8 yards for small sided) from the point on the touchline where the kick-in is to be taken.
5) Corner Kicks: are suspended and replaced by a corner kick-in. The modifications for a corner kick-in are:
a. The ball may not be kicked directly into the opponent’s penalty area.
b. All opponents must stand at least 10 yards (8 yards for small sided) from Corber arc until the ball is in play
6) For all restarts: All players must comply with the 6 – foot distancing from both teammates and opponents. Opponenets must remain 10 yards (8 for small sided) from the ball prior to the kick,
a. The use of a traditional defensive wall is currently suspended.
b. The use of a dropped ball as a restart in suspended. To replace this procedure, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the team whom the referee deemed to be in possession when the referee stops play.
Each small group will arrive 10 minutes prior to their starting times. Designated drop off locations will be adequately marked at the practice site.
Parents are not permitted to attend these small group sessions and can either park and wait in their cars or return once their player is finished with the session.
3) Physical Contact
Coaches will ensure that all players and coaches avoid “high fives,” handshakes, or other types of physical touching.
Coaches will be required to wear masks during training sessions. Players will also
be allowed to wear masks while training, but this will be a personal choice of the player’s parent of guardian. Hand sanitizer will be available but players should also have their own for personal use.
5) Necessary Equipment
Players will need to provide in their soccer bags, a ball, their own water bottle, hand sanitizer and a towel if necessary. Players will place their bags in assigned areas that will be spread at least 10 feet from each other. Please have your player arrive fully dressed in shin guards, socks and cleats.
Pennies (if needed) will be provided from the club to each player and then collected to be laundered at the end each session. Pennies will not be shared with other players.
6) Coaching Restrictions
Coaches will handle setting and cleaning up all training items including cones, goals, etc.
Coaches will also avoid having players stand or assemble in lines or small groups. Coaches will alter their training methods to incorporate appropriate social distancing (maintaining 6’ distancing between players when providing instruction, etc.).
&) Pick Up
Players will be dismissed at designated pick up areas. Parents may drive and pick up their player or walk up while maintaining social distancing from others to pick up their player.
*ASG has the right to ask your player to leave a session if they are sick, have a persistent cough, running a temperature or displaying any symptoms suggesting that they may be ill will be prohibited from attending the training and asked to leave. Our first priority is the health and safety of our staff, coaches and players. Any player that does not comply with the guidelines will be asked to leave and no money will be refunded.
ASG also has the rights to cancel or postpone the training due to COVID-19. ASG will follow all state and city guidelines in regards COVID-19 and will update any procedures as they are added.*