On June 12th, 2020, Northern Virginia will enter into PHASE 2 of the Governor’s plan for reopening the area. Burke Athletic Club is a community organization focused on implementing the precautions necessary to ensure a safe return to play for all players, parents, coaches and staff. This next step allows Fairfax County to let permitted organizations to begin using county fields and is the beginning of organized youth sports returning to our area.
The following information is a compilation of resources we have gathered over the past three months: the rules and regulations set forth by Federal, State and Local governments; guidance from the CDC and state/local health and medical authorities; and the best practices researched by national soccer and youth sports organizations. This information is evolving daily as the COVID-19 situation changes and as new information becomes available.
The Guildelines for a Safe "Return to Play" document is organized as follows:
Will my child be required to wear a face covering to participate in youth sports?
Will BAC screen players at each training/game session (temperature checks, medical clearances, etc)?
Will BAC Coaches be tested with the COVID-19 antibody test prior to coaching this Fall?
What happens if my Coach or a player on my team tests positive for COVID?
When will the Fall 2020 League season begin?
Will my team participate in tournament play this Fall?
CDC Guideline to Youth Sports
CDC Youth Sports Athlete Factsheet
VYSA Return to Play Guidelines
Fairfax County Emergency Info COVID 19
US Soccer Play On Initiative
National Council on Youth Sports Return to Play Considerations