Modified Training Begins Next Week!

Santa Barbara Soccer Club is excited to resume summer training camps & tryouts starting the week of July 6, 2020. The club will follow all recommended guidelines for social distancing, PPE, and sanitation & hygiene practices. Below, please find an outline of our “Safer Training Plan”, additional resources, and FAQ’s.

To participate, parents/players will need to have completed the following steps:

  1. Players have been invited and have REGISTERED for the upcoming 2020-21 Season on the TGS platform; OR players have registered to tryout for the upcoming season and have completed the tryout registration form;
  2. Parents / Players have read, printed and SIGNED the required “Return to Play Waiver/Release For Communicable Diseases Including COVID-19”, which can be found here (THIS FORM MUST BE BROUGHT WITH YOUR PLAYER ON THE FIRST DAY OF TRAINING); and
  3. Parents / Players have reviewed the “Safer Training Plan” here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are masks required?
For all SBSC Staff, masks will be worn at all times. For Players, masks are REQUIRED during arrival/exit, check-in, and ANY TIME social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks are not required during, BUT players must have their masks on their person at all times.

Can parents watch training / tryouts?
Parents / spectators are only allowed to watch from the Ice in Paradise side of the field. Please keep the Phelps Road parking lot open for Coaches and older players who drive themselves to training. All parents are required to wear masks when in public spaces, per the County of Santa Barbara. NO PARENTS OR VISITORS ARE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD OR INSIDE THE GATES OF GIRSH TURF. Please help us keep the space safe for our kids.

Where do I drop off / pick up?
Drop off is ONLY at the Phelps Road Parking Lot; Pick up is ONLY at the Ice in Paradise side. There will be no exit on the Phelps Gate, and no entry at the Ice in Paradise gate. To reduce crowds entrances and exits are one way only.

What if my player drives him or herself?
Players driving are to park in the Phelps Road parking lot. Coaches will know who is needing to retrieve a vehicle from the Phelps exit and will escort players out of the facility.

What do I need to bring to practice?
Water. Players will NOT be allowed to use their own ball. Please limit what you bring to training camp. Each player will have a designated space to place his or her belongings. Equipment for Goalkeepers will be communicated directly from the Director of Goalkeeping.

What if my player becomes sick?
If a player develops symptoms of COVID-19, outside of camp participation, you are to contact the Executive Director immediately. From there, an assessment will be conducted, and if need be, the contract tracing and notification protocols will be activated.

If a player becomes symptomatic during training camp, that player will be moved to an isolated area, and the Potential Exposure Assessment & Response plan will be activated immediately.

What happens if someone in the Club develops COVID-19?
Santa Barbara SC has developed an approved response plan to address this issue should it arise. While every precaution will be taken, in the event that a player does fall ill, parents or any player who had, or could be reasonable assumed to have had contact, will be notified. This would include all players on any given team, as well as any players on the field before, during, or immediately after a known exposure, and prior to sanitization of facilities and equipment.

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