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Board Minutes/Notes Archive - MY2020

September 2020

MINUTES FOR SEP 17, 2020

PRESENT: Luke Cotton, Nicole Chapman, Leanne Henriques, John Williams, Duston Denver, Brad Whitcomb, Chris Jordan, Dan Herford, John Sweet, Andy Ungerer, Elaine Markley, Vince Waterhous, Aaron Falotico, Brian Dolan, Hannah Stevens

MINUTES FOR AUGUST MEETING: It was moved by John W. and seconded by Andy that the minutes for the August 20, 2020 be approved as submitted. The motion carried unanimously.

REGISTRAR REPORT: Andy reported that there are 436 registered players to date. Of these registered players only 246 have completed the player release form that is required before participation. There have been 79 drops recently, mainly due to the pandemic public health issue and personal safety. Many hope to return in the spring if things are back to “normal.” Registration will remain open until September 27, 2020.

TEAM FORMATION AND THE FALL SEASON: Since the numbers are low, Luke used the automated team formation program based on practice zones. The balance is not perfect so some zones will have to merge. He plans to build groups of 10-12 when possible. Some areas will have up to 14 such as Philomath. Coach shortage is a problem at this time. The suggestion will be for coaches to gather their group of assigned players either once or twice a week for one hour. Masks must be worn from the parking lot to the training area and remain on when players cannot be 6’ apart.  Modified field configuration was discussed. Since we are being allowed to use the Philomath School District property, we will not have easy access to our equipment and goals. John W. suggested we place corner flags at goal line for goals and the referee will determine if the goal was too high or not. Since this is a training session, it may look more like a soccer camp or PE class where game day equipment is not available. All coaches will be given ample supply of cones to create individual spaces for players to distance themselves. For Saturday activity, players can sign up during the week to play “pick up” games at Philomath fields. The group may not be the same training session group. Cones will be used to identify the fields rather than paint. The first scheduled player/coach interaction would be September 28 at the earliest with pick up games beginning on October 3, 2020 and run through the first Saturday in November if the weather allows. The Philomath fields do not drain well and we need to be respectful of their property for damage when too wet. Players will wear reversible pinnies for their uniform this fall. We have 400 available. The youngest divisions might wear the standard pinnie for their practice sessions if they scrimmage.

COST TO REGION 149 FOR PHILOMATH USE: Luke has been working with the Physical Plant/ Grounds supervisor to secure the Philomath fields. Region 149 will be responsible for ordering and paying for a port-a-pot unit or two at the Philomath fields. Rather than a per hour contract, it has been decided that Region 149 will provide the following to the Philomath School District in lieu of the general public usage fee:

Fertilizer:
Long Green 25-0-15 50lb
25 bags = 1 pallet

1 pallet = $549.75
5x$549.75 = $2,748.75
400 players = about $7 per player.

Grass Seed:
Unknown…
Retail is about $3,500 for 1,200lb

Duston volunteered to look into a supplier for the grass seed. It was suggested that Mary C. check with the seed company she had worked with before to see if there is a discount price for non-profit groups.

COACH TRAINING: Coach training will be offered September 26 to all interested coaches. The Region 149 coaching staff will meet at the Philomath field space next to the tennis courts on Saturday, September 19 at 10:00am to map out strategies for the training sessions and check out the layout of the land available for training sessions and modified games.

BALL CHECK OUT: We will offer a soccer ball to each registered player who wants to come and pick it up so they can start working on individual skills with their family members and take with them to each training session. They will return the ball in the spring at the end of the season. Exact dates when families can drive by Adams fields to pick up a ball that is checked out to the registered player are yet to be determined. On thought is September 26 when coaches will have their training session. Luke also thought a day in the middle of the week might work.

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION:  DON’T FORGET! All Board members must register as a volunteer and the background check will be a part of that process. Go to www.ayso149.org to get started.

THANK YOU LUKE: It was acknowledge by the Board again this month that we appreciate all the work Luke has put into trying to make the fall season a reality. If and when we can begin to participate, Region 149 will be ready because of his efforts.

NEXT MEETING: Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, October 15, 2020. It is most likely going to be a Zoom meeting again.

Respectfully Submitted,
Elaine Markley, Secretary
AYSO Region 149

August 2020

MINUTES FOR AUG 22, 2020

PRESENT: Luke Cotton, Nicole Chapman, Leanne Henriques, Toby Westberry, John Williams, Duston Denver, Juan Fernandez, Brad Whitcomb, Chris Jordan, Dan Herford, John Sweet, Andy Ungerer, Elaine Markley

MINUTES FOR JULY MEETING: The minutes for July 22 had one correction that was a typo, but they were sent to Board members shortly after they were received. It was moved by Chris  and seconded by the Board that the minutes be approved as corrected. The motion carried unanimously.

NATIONAL AYSO: Luke reported that National AYSO is in need of funds to help maintain the level of business they have been operating. They are recommending to all regions across the nation that 10% of their bank funds be send to the national organization. Because we have nearly 500 registered players who have paid their dues of $20 to national, Region 149 has contributed our share of the request already. Duston reported national needs about $2,000,000 each year to operate.

FALL SEASON SURVEY: Luke created and sent out a short survey to see where families were about playing this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rules that we must adhere to. There were 490 surveys emailed and at this date, there were 106 responses. The results are as follows:
Question #1: Is your family willing to participate in AYSO this fall?
Undecided: 19
No: 21
Yes: 66

Question #2: Would you wear a mask/face covering while playing? *Answers from only the 66 who said “YES” to question #1 (66 families) for question #2 and #3 are noted below..
Undecided: 5
No: 7
Yes: 54

Question #3: Would you play in activities if no masks/face coverings were required?
Undecided: 16
No: 10
Yes: 40

Conclusion: Families are across the board on what feels right for their own situation.
Luke received word for the Corvallis School District that the fields are CLOSED to any organized youth groups until further notice. Without fields, training would not be possible. If events were scheduled at Ashbrook or Crystal Lake Park, there would be fees for the use of those fields. Currently we are short coaches to add to the dilemma of how to move forward. Duston reported that OYSA will begin practices in mid-September and masks will be required at all times. They plan on having 6 games. At this time AYSO Region 149 WILL NOT be doing any organized activities until at least the end of September and if the school district is still not allowing use of the fields it is likely that the season will shift to the spring. Even though 5U has their own parents with them as their coaches, as a Board, it was decided everyone will start at the same time…whenever that will be, no one knows for sure.

BALL CHECK OUT: Luke suggested that we offer a soccer ball to each registered player who wants to come and pick it up so they can start working on individual skills with their family members. They will return the ball in the spring at the end of the season. There will be two Saturdays in September where families can drive by Adams fields to pick up a ball that is checked out to the registered player. No dates were mentioned, but Luke will send out an email announcing the dates and time. Elaine suggested tutorials/videos be given to players so they can have ideas of how to self train. Luke mentioned that there are some good ones available. Someone needs to find links to share with players. (Dan or Abe or Luke?)

COACH TRAINING: Coach training will be pushed back until mid-September at the earliest. Dan will contact Abe about organizing the training sessions.

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: All Board members must register as a volunteer and the background check will be a part of that process. Go to www.ayso149.org to get started.

NEW BOARD MEMBER: Brian Dolan submitted an application for the position of Boys EXTRA COORDINATOR. Brian has worked with the EXTRA program and is very familiar with how to make this successful. It was moved by Elaine and seconded by Chris that we accept Brian Dolan as the Boys EXTRA Coordinator. The motion carried unanimously. Thanks Brian for stepping up to the next level and being an official Board member!

THANK YOU LUKE: It was acknowledge by the Board that we appreciate all the work Luke has put into trying to make the fall season a reality. If and when we can begin to participate, Region 149 will be ready because of his efforts.

NEXT MEETING: Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, September 17, 2020. It is most likely going to be a Zoom meeting again.

Respectfully Submitted,
Elaine Markley, Secretary
AYSO Region 149

July 2020

MINUTES FOR JUL 22, 2020

PRESENT*: Luke Cotton, Brian Dolan, Dan Herford, Chris Jordan, Nicole Chapman, John Williams, John Sweet, Andy Ungerer, Aaron Falotico (Region 870), Mary Cotton, Catalina Segura, Abe Drabkin, Hannah Stevens, Vince Waterhous, Brad Whitcomb, Toby Westberry, Laura Shield, Nicole Belyeu, Elaine Markley
    *Disclaimer…This roll call may not be accurate due to the on-line meeting and faces or real names do not always appear!

MINUTES: The minutes from June 18, 2020 were reviewed. It was removed by Chris and seconded by the group that the minutes be approved as written. Motion carried unanimously.

BOARD MEMBER APPLICATION: Nicole Chapman submitted an application for the position of Assistant Commissioner. Nicole expressed her desire to be involved in a variety of roles and by selecting this position, she can help Luke in many aspects. She will continue to help coach and train coaches as well as take on “other duties as assigned!” It was moved by Elaine and seconded by the group that Nicole would be the perfect fit for this Board position. The motion carried unanimously. Congratulations Nicole She and Luke will outline specific jobs they will each oversee to balance the load of responsibilities of the Commissioner.

SUMMER CAMPS: The first and second of three camps were held at Ashbrook Independent School since the Corvallis fields were not available. Arrangements are being made for the remaining camp to also be held there if the situation does not change. The cost is $600 per week to use Ashbrook. The cost of the field rental was being split by Region 149 and AYSO Soccer Camp for the second week.

TEAM FORMATION: There are still a lot of unknowns for team formation. The concept of rebuilding teams after fall season is most likely going to happen when the numbers are more stable. It is still the hope that all games will be played on Saturday. Travel to Albany, Lebanon and Sweet Home are still up in the air since they are in a different county and we will be following the state guidelines for safe practices.

PRACTICES/GAMES: Practices will be allowed to begin the week of August 31, assuming the school districts are allowing outside groups access to the property. The first game is scheduled for September 12, 2020.

BACKGROUND CHECKS: Background checks will begin in mid August. Registration will be officially closed on September 19. All key volunteers must have submitted the proper documents before assuming their volunteer role.

TRAINING SESSIONS: Coach training will take place the last 3 weeks of August. August 22 and 29 will be on the field and the other training will be on-line. Nicole B. will email Luke about the Team Manager training and pool ideas on how to go about that. Chris did not have any specific plans for the referee training at this time.

LIMITED CONTACT RULE: Players will not be expected to wear masks when playing on the field. When a player is on the sideline, they must be wearing a mask. Because of the social distancing and proper protocol for safety, the following are changes from previous seasons:
+No concessions in the fall
+No pictures in the fall
+No team meetings in August
+Shoe/Equipment Sale will have early drop-off for new donations. Catalina will come up with a plan for actually purchasing the equipment and report back to the group.
+No volunteers will be assigned to the Safety Station for the first two weeks. Board members will sign up to be in the station to field questions and monitor COVID-19 guidelines as spectators and players arrive.
+Schedule is still a work in progress. John will work his magic to come up with a schedule that will match the maximum number of people who can be on the field at any one time.

PAYING BALANCE DUE FOR PLAYERS: Each player was ask to pay the membership dues of $20 and a service change of $2.75 when they registered. The balance was to be paid prior to the season beginning. How will we collect the balance? Sarah will investigate the best way to receive the remaining balance and report back to the group.

FIELD LAYOUT: Luke wants to move all fields off the Adams play area in case the new fence/gate is locked. The layout of the fields would likely remain the same since there will be less teams and the day will most likely run longer to accommodate the reduced number of people at the field at any one time.

PLAYER EQUIPMENT ISSUED: Luke ordered 400 new youth pinnies. We will check out the pinnies and they are to be returned at the end of the membership year. Each player will receive a pair of black socks. A soccer ball will be offered to each player with the idea they return it at the end of the season. The 9U and 11U pinnies are a higher quality garment. The 19U jersey will be the same as in the past with a reversible style.

BEST POTS REPORT: Elaine was asked to investigate possibility of purchasing a portable bathroom for the field from Best Pots. A new unit would cost $1100. Used units run from $400-$600 depending on the condition of the unit. There is a wait list that AYSO Region 149 is now on. We are not obligated to act on this, but the list is long so we have a spot in line when one comes available. There would be a service charge of $40 each time the unit is cleaned and sanitized. AYSO would provide a lock to keep the unit locked when games are not in session.

CHANGES AND EXPECTATIONS: Luke summarized the following laundry list of changes that are being considered for the MY20-21. There are so many moving parts to the situation but for now, this is what we will follow:

Game Days
#1> All persons within 24ft of AYSO activities must wear a mask, face shield, or face covering, when not actively participating in the sport. Outside of playing, face coverings are required if a 6ft distance cannot be guaranteed, for example near parking areas or other areas of likely congestion. If you or a family member or player is sick DO NOT COME TO THE ACTIVITY.
#2> Willful violators of these player protection policies will be banned from the property for the day and could incur further action per the property owners policies &/or AYSO’s policies.
A> All divisions will do free flowing substitutions like indoor soccer, player must be off the field before the new player can go on. Coaches will be asked to only yell to call players and use the free flowing sub opportunities to provide distanced instruction when needed.
B> No throw-ins will be used, all will do kick-ins (indirect free kicks), opponent distance required would vary.
C> No handshakes, touching should be limited.
D> Face coverings required while off field if 6ft cannot be maintained.
E> Coaches required to use face coverings. Yelling should be kept only to substitutions and should only be done when all others are 10ft away.
F> Spectators must keep 6ft distance between family units. Face coverings are required for all persons within 24ft of the field, individuals unable to follow this, must be 24ft away from the field.
G> Spectators and non-team members, must be 18ft away from team areas and should never go near the team.
H> Home team should provide three clean and pumped game balls to the referee.
I> Referees & players are not required to wear coverings while in game.
J> No food, snack, or eating allowed within 24ft of a soccer field.
K> Red field paint will be used to denote distances or boundaries, like the game area & team area (a 7ft red boundary will be added parallel to each touchline).
L> Home team will wear red or orange color (excludes 6U & 7U).
M> Port-a-pots are sanitized before the start of the game day.
N> A parent, guardian, or releasor(person bringing the player to the activity) must attest, before joining the activity, to a players capacity to participate and confirm the player does not have and/or had not had that day: a fever of 100.4°F or greater, a new cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, odd chills, odd muscle pain/aches, a sore throat, a headache, fatigue, odd congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and a new loss of taste or smell.
O> Coaches must record attendance and check off item N with the parent each day.
P> Each player must have a completed AYSO Player General Release Form https://www.corvallisayso.org/form/release.
Q> 3 Up Rule: Teams that are down 3 points, should add a player (from their team or the other team), and then remove the player when they back to being down 2 points.
R> 5 Up Rule: Coaches will immediately shuffle multiple players to attain a better balance and allow all players to play at their desired playing level. Teams are expected to be off balance and a balance should be obtained between the two teams assigned to the activity time.
S> Lead coaches will record and submit an electronic Game Cards after each game.
 
Training Sessions
#1> All persons within 24ft of AYSO activities must wear a mask, face shield, or face covering, when not actively participating in the sport. Outside of playing, face coverings are required if a 6ft distance cannot be guaranteed, for example near parking areas or other areas of likely congestion. If you or a family member or player is sick DO NOT COME TO THE ACTIVITY.
#2> Willful violators of these player protection policies will be banned from the property for the day and could incur further action per the property owners policies &/or AYSO’s policies.
C> No handshakes, touching should be limited.
D> Face coverings required while off field if 6ft cannot be maintained.
E> Coaches required to use face coverings. Yelling or whistling should be kept to a minimum and should only be done when all others are 10ft away.
F> Spectators must keep 6ft distance between family units. Face coverings are required for all persons within 24ft of the field, individuals unable to follow this, must be 24ft away from the field.
G> Spectators and non-team members, must be 18ft away from team areas and should never go near the team.
J> No food, snack, or eating allowed within 24ft of an activity area.
N> A parent, guardian, or releasor(person bringing the player to the activity) must attest, before joining the activity, to a players capacity to participate and confirm the player does not have and/or had not had that day: a fever of 100.4°F or greater, a new cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, odd chills, odd muscle pain/aches, a sore throat, a headache, fatigue, odd congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and a new loss of taste or smell.
O> Coaches must record attendance and check off item N with the parent each day.
P> Each player must have a completed AYSO Player General Release Form.
T> No trainings should include throw-in or heading training.
U> Keeper trainings should be severely limited / rare and should only be done if hand sanitizer is available (remind players to not touch their face).
Face Coverings: we will follow the states guidance on face coverings, including its exceptions. On rainy days, hats or umbrellas are recommended to help keep coverings dry (referees, team managers, and coaches can get a hat from us). See OHA guidance on face coverings for more.
 
 
Program Payment Form: https://www.corvallisayso.org/form/program-payment.html
This form should be completed by guardians of AYSO participants for the designated program.
 
Program Information
 
Season Changes & Refunds: If at any time the Governor of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Corvallis School District (509J), or the Benton County Health Department determines that a change is needed, like moving to phase one or additional group size restrictions, the season could be adjusted or terminated. Since 90% of the expenses occur before the season starts, no refunds would be issued if the season is terminated after the first game. Your payment includes the fall & spring seasons for this school year, we will try again later in fall or expect to continue in spring.
Provided Equipment: We will offer a checkout ball to each player to hold and use for the entire school year. To minimize the sharing of equipment, each player will need to bring their own ball to practice.
•    5U: Players will be provided a ball, socks, and a shirt to keep. Players will also be issued a checkout pinnie for the school year, to be returned at the end of the spring season.
•    6U & 7U: Players will be provided socks and a jersey to keep. Players will also be issued a checkout pinnie for the school year, to be returned at the end of the spring season.
•    9U & 11U: Players will be provided socks to keep and a checkout reversible pinnie for the school year, to be returned at the end of the spring season.
•    13U & 15U: Players will be provided socks to keep and two checkout pinnies for the school year, to be returned at the end of the spring season.
•    19U: Players will be provided socks to keep, and can purchase a reversible jersey if they do not have one.
 
Parent or Guardian General Waiver and Assumption of Risk
 
We, the undersigned, in consideration for my voluntary participation in organized soccer, do hereby willfully acknowledge that my signature below attests to my understanding and agreement that:
Soccer is a physical contact sport that involves the risk of injury. We assume all risks and hazards associated with participation in the sport. We consent to have no illness, disease or existing injury or physical defect that would be aggravated by participation. We will inform the coach if this status changes. Participation in the sport requires to wear shin guards, properly fitted and appropriate shoes, and other protective equipment (e.g., mouth-pieces), as provided by soccer rules, to all events.
We are responsible for any and all medical expenses arising from participation, both in practices and games and while traveling to and from these events. If we believe that anything may be unsafe, we will advise the coach or supervisor of the condition and may refuse to participate. Participation assumes consent. I authorize my photograph, picture or likeness, and voice to appear in any documentary, promotion (including advertising), television, video, or radio coverage, without compensation.
I hereby release, waive liability, discharge, hold harmless, indemnify, and covenant not to sue, the coaches, trainers, volunteers, sponsors and advertisers, from any and all liability incurred in the conduct of, and participation in, their soccer programs. This includes owners, lessors, and lessees of premises, municipalities, government agencies, successors, heirs, and assigns.
I have completely read this document and fully understand its contents. I acknowledge that I have given up substantial rights by accepting this document and that I do so voluntarily. My signature attests to this on behalf of myself and my executors, personal representatives, administrators, heirs, next-of-kin, successors, and assigns.
As the parent and natural guardian or legal guardian of the participant(s), I hereby agree to the foregoing Waiver of Liability and Release for, and on behalf of, the participant(s) (player/minor) named below. I hereby bind myself, the minor(s), and all other assigns to the terms of the Waiver of Liability and Release. I represent and certify that I have the legal capacity and the authority to act for, and on behalf of, the minor(s) in the execution of this Waiver of Liability and Release.
 
SARS-CoV-2 Addendum
 
COVID-19 ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT
Inherent in participation in sporting activities such as soccer, whether as an athlete, a volunteer or a spectator, are certain hazards and dangers, including, but not limited to, those risks, inherent or otherwise, detailed in the Disclaimer, Assumption of Risk and Waiver agreement, which you signed during the registration process for this membership year.
In addition to those risks set out in the Disclaimer, Assumption of Risk and Waiver agreement, which you have willingly and voluntarily assumed, we are all now grappling with the effects of the ongoing pandemic brought about by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and COVID-19, the highly contagious infectious disease caused by this newly identified virus.
In the majority of people who become infected, COVID-19 causes a mild respiratory illness similar to influenza. In some individuals, including those who may have asthma, diabetes or other underlying health problems, it can lead to a severe respiratory condition that requires hospitalization. In the United States alone, the current pandemic has resulted in millions of confirmed coronavirus cases and, sadly, hundreds of thousands of deaths.
Notably, people can be without symptoms (asymptomatic) despite having a SARS-CoV-2 infection. This means that they can still spread the virus to others even though they do not feel unwell. This makes COVID-19 potentially dangerous, as it is highly infectious. Moreover, there currently are no vaccines or drugs approved to treat or prevent COVID-19.
Please understand that despite all the precautions that you, other participants, AYSO as a whole and/or your AYSO Region may take to combat novel coronavirus or COVID-19 (collectively, "COVID-19") such as, for example, hand cleaning, social distancing, equipment cleaning, minimizing the use of shared objects between individuals, and other acts of vigilance against COVID-19, AYSO and this AYSO Region cannot guarantee your health or safety, and you may still be exposed to COVID-19, including, without limitation, through touching soccer balls and other equipment, utilizing field space for training and/or matches, participating in training and/or matches, and through direct and/or indirect interactions with other players, coaches, referees, volunteers, or individuals who have COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID-19 or individuals who may be carrying the COVID-19 virus, but do not exhibit any symptoms of that disease.
Consequently, guarantees cannot be made about your health or safety relative to COVID-19, notwithstanding any precautions taken. By submitting an application to play or volunteer, and accessing the programming in your AYSO Region, you, on behalf of yourself and your participating child, and on behalf of all persons who reside with you and with your child, as well as your heirs, beneficiaries, representatives, successors and assigns:
1.    Knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks and dangers, known and unknown, that are associated with any exposure to COVID-19, including, but not limited to, suffering any type of medical condition, illness and, potentially, death;
2.    Acknowledge that your use of and/or participation in the programming of AYSO and this AYSO Region could result in you contracting COVID-19, respiratory failure, death, and/or the transmission of COVID-19 to family or household members and others who may also suffer these effects;
3.    Knowingly and voluntarily waive, release, covenant not to sue, and forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless, AYSO and this AYSO Region, its players, parents, volunteers, subsidiaries and other affiliates, and its and their respective officers, directors, members, employees, contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (the “AYSO Parties”) from any and all liability, damages, losses, suits, demands, causes of action (including, without limitation, negligence), or any other claims of any nature whatsoever, arising out of, or relating in any way to, your use of and/or participation in the programming of AYSO and this AYSO Region and any potential or actual exposure to COVID-19, to the maximum extent permitted by law; and
4.    Agree to abide by the directives and guidelines in effect in Oregon, Benton County, and the community where play is occurring to disrupt the spread of COVID-19.
 
 
Player Release Form: https://www.corvallisayso.org/form/release.html
 
AYSO Player General Release
Dear AYSO Parents or Guardians,
Once the team coach has assumed charge of the children on his/her team, the coach remains responsible until a duly designated adult has taken charge of each child after a practice or game.
No child shall be left unsupervised after a game or practice. Parents who are unreasonably late or consistently tardy may be reported to the Regional Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA) for action. Each coach may establish a standing policy of where children may be picked up by late parents.
AYSO does not encourage children to walk, bike, or drive home or to a friend or relative's house. However, we recognize that it may be necessary in some cases. Neither AYSO nor the coach can be responsible for a players safety if they do walk, ride, or drive home. A parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for the safety of the child once he or she is released from a practice or game.
NOTICES:
Pets: Pets are not allowed at any AYSO activities.
Earrings: No earrings can be worn by players or referees during AYSO activities.
We need one form completed for each player, the coaches email is included so they receive a copy of your wishes and know that you have read and agree to the waiver below. If you do not have a coach at this time, you can fill out this form and email it to them at a later time.
 
SARS-CoV-2 Informed Consent and Waiver
 
In consideration of my child's participation this school year, I hereby release American Youth Soccer Organization, AYSO Region 149 and their agents from any claims, demands, and causes of action as a result of my voluntary enrollment of my child in the program. I fully understand that the world is in the midst of a pandemic and that there is a risk of exposure to disease, including, but not limited to, COVID-19, and I hereby release American Youth Soccer Organization, AYSO Region 149 and their agents from any liability now or in the future for conditions that I, my child, or my family may develop or obtain as a result of participation. I further understand that wearing a mask while running or other physical activity may cause difficulty breathing or other physical complications. If I choose to have my child wear a mask while participating in any AYSO Region 149 activity I hereby release American Youth Soccer Organization, AYSO Region 149 and their agents from any liability now or in the future for conditions that may result to my child as a result of him/her wearing a mask. I understand that the following policies and procedures are required as a condition of participation and agree that I and my child will abide by them.
IMPORTANT: If you or a family member or player is sick DO NOT COME TO THE ACTIVITY. A parent, guardian, or releasor(person bringing the player to the activity) must attest to the coach, before joining the activity, to a players capacity to participate and confirm the player does not have and/or had not had that day: a fever of 100.4°F or greater, a new cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, odd chills, odd muscle pain/aches, a sore throat, a headache, fatigue, odd congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and a new loss of taste or smell.
Food: There will be no food, snacks, or eating allowed within 24ft of an AYSO activity space. Each player shall bring their own water; drinks are not to be shared.
Cleaning: Hand washing or use of hand sanitizer will be encouraged before and after activities. You will need to supply your own hand sanitizer and bring it to all AYSO activities. It is recommended that you clean your ball and other equipment after each activity session.
Face Coverings: All persons within 24ft of AYSO activities must wear a mask, face shield, or face covering, when not actively participating in the sport. Outside of playing, face coverings are required if a 6ft distance cannot be guaranteed, for example near parking areas or other areas of likely congestion.
Distance: Only two spectators per participant are allowed within 24ft of the playing field. Older relatives or people with immune deficiencies should not attend games or practices. All persons shall leave the property as soon as possible after the end of the activity. Spectators must be 18ft away from teams and team areas, allowing team members & volunteers to distance when needed.

THANK YOU: John Williams thanked Luke for all the research, time, effort, energy and frustrations that have gone into making a safe situation for the players in Region 149. Our hands are tied for now, but if we get the green light to move forward, we are in a good position to keep everyone safe and within the Oregon guidelines. We are lucky to have such a dedicated Commissioner.

Next meeting: Our next meeting will be on-line on August 27, 202 at 7:15pm unless changed with a “doodle poll.”

Respectfully submitted,
Elaine Markley, Secretary
AYSO Region 149

 

 

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