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This document will highlight the safety guidelines that In-Bounds Training has put in place for the safety and health of our participants and staff.  These guidelines are adopted from the Restore Illinois Youth Sports Guidelines for Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

HEALTH MONITORING (Employees)

Minimum guidelines

  1. IN-BOUNDS will make temperature checks available for employees and encourage their use. IN-BOUNDS will post information about the symptoms of COVID-19 in order to allow employees to self-assess whether they have any symptoms and should consider going home
  2. If employee does contract COVID-19, they should remain isolated at home for a minimum of 10 days after symptom onset and can be released after feverless and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours OR has 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart
  3. If an employee is identified as being COVID-19 positive by testing, CDC cleaning and disinfecting should be performed as soon after the confirmation of a positive test as practical
  4. Where appropriate, notify employees who have been exposed
  5. Any employee who has had close contact1 with co-worker or any other person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days after the last/most recent contact with the infectious individual and should seek a COVID-19 test at a state or local government testing center, healthcare center or other testing locations. All other employees should be on alert for symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath and taking temperature if symptoms develop

* Close contacts include household contacts, intimate contacts, or contacts within 6-ft. for 15 minutes or longer unless wearing N95 mask during period of contact.

IN-BOUNDS will adhere to the following guidelines and procedures regarding facility disinfection, cleaning and sanitizing.  

FACILITY PROCEUDRES 

Guidelines

  1. IN-BOUNDS will display signage at entry with face covering Minimum guidelines, social distancing guidelines, and cleaning protocols
  2. Water fountains, except for touchless water bottle refill stations, are unavailable for use (e.g. turned off, covered, area blocked)
  3. If no touchless fountain is available, water may be served in sealed, single-use water bottles

DISINFECTING/CLEANING PROCEDURES

Guidelines

  1. Cleaning and disinfecting of premises are conducted in compliance with CDC protocols on a weekly basis
  2. IN-BOUNDS will clean and disinfect common areas (e.g., restrooms, front desk) and surfaces which are touched by multiple people (e.g., entry/exit doorknobs, stair railings) frequently. During peak activity usage high-traffic areas will be cleaned every 2 hours
  3. IN-BOUNDS will minimize the sharing of high-touch equipment.  All equipment will be sanitized between each class/program (see EPA approved list of disinfectants)
  4. IN-BOUNDS will sanitize any individual recreation stations before and after participant use

STAFFING AND ATTENDANCE

Guidelines

  1. Multiple groups 1) IN-BOUNDS will allow for social distancing of participants, employees and spectators, 2) 30-ft of distance between groups, and 3) areas for each group clearly marked to discourage interaction between groups
  2. In-bounds will limit facility capacity to 25% though Nov. 6, 2020 to comply with state guidelines. After Nov. 6, 2020 capacity will be increased back to 50%.
  3. IN-BOUNDS will allow for social distancing within the workplace and if needed , designate employee to monitor capacity limits and social distancing during all activities. We also ask for customers to monitor their own actions.
  4. Provide designated area for spectators.
  5.  Attendance will be taken for all classes and programs

CUSTOMER BEHAVIORS

Guidelines

  1. All customers must pre-register for classes, (e.g. no walk-ins or drop-ins)
  2. Before participating in the sport, instructors will ask whether participant is currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If a participant does have symptoms, they should wait to enter premises until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared, are afebrile  (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours OR has 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart
  3. Participants should wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before participating
  4. Only one adult per child is allowed.  Additional parents, spectators or siblings are forbidden
  5. Participants should bring their own source of water. Child’s name must be on the water bottle
  6. All participants over the age of 5 are required to wear face coverings during participation until Nov. 17, 2020.
  7. Participants should sanitize hands regularly
  8. Participants should avoid touching facility accessories (e.g. goal posts, tubes, flags, etc.)

IN-BOUNDS Program Specific Guidelines

Lil’ Kickers & Skills Institute Guidelines

  1. All participants in Skills Institute classes age of 5 and older are required to wear face coverings during class until Nov. 17, 2020 per state guidelines. Parents participating in child parent classes and spectators must wear face coverings.  Lil’ Kicker participants under the age of 5 are recommended but not required to wear face coverings. If you are uncomfortable with other children not wearing face coverings we encourage you to register for classes at a later time.
  2. Class sizes will be limited to 10 participants or fewer per coach
  3. Sharing of high-touch equipment will be kept to a minimum. All equipment will be sanitized between each class
  4. Only one adult per child is allowed. Additional parents, spectators or siblings are forbidden
  5. Curriculum has been modified to allow for distancing between participants and to minimize sharing of high-touch equipment. No scrimmages, high fives, or after class stamps between coach/participants will be allowed. We ask for leniency regarding maintaining social distancing between children

Youth Summer & Day Camp Guidelines

  1. All customers must pre-register for classes, (e.g. no walk-ins or drop-ins)
  2. Before participating in the sport, instructors will ask whether participant is currently exhibiting COVID-19symptoms. If a participant does have symptoms, they should wait to enter premises until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10days have passed since their symptoms first appeared, are afebrile (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours OR has 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart
  3. Participants should wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before participating
  4. Only one adult per child is allowed. Additional parents, spectators or siblings are forbidden
  5. Participants should bring their own source of water. Child’s name must be on bottle.
  6. All participants over the age of 5 are required to wear face coverings during participation until Nov. 17, 2020. (Parents Participating in child parent classes must wear face coverings.)
  7. Participants should avoid touching facility accessories (e.g. goal posts, tubes, flags, etc.)

Adult Open Play Guidelines

  1. Each Participant will be required to register and pay online. NO walk ins will be allowed to participate
  2. All Participants must wear a face mask at all times even when playing.  Updated August 1, 2020.  This requirement ends on Nov. 18, 2020.
  3. There will be a total of 42 players allowed for Open play. Update 6.22.20
    1. Only 14 players per field will be allowed. Update 6.22.20
    2. NO switching of fields will be allowed.
    3. Players will play with the same ten players for the entirety of open play. Teams can be reshuffled at any point if teams are unbalanced.
  4. Only one Spectator per participant will be allowed.
  5. Each player will be required to bring one DARK colored t-shirt, and one WHITE colored T-shirt. (No Pinnies will be available)
  6. Each player must bring their own pair of shin guards. No loaner shin guards will be offered at the front desk
  7. We ask each player to try and limit contact when possible and practice social distancing out on the field when possible.

Adult Leagues Guidelines

  1. Each player will be allowed only one spectator.
  2. All Participants must wear a face mask at all times even when playing.  Updated August 1, 2020.  This requirement ends on Nov. 18, 2020.
  3. There will be only 2 games running per game slot. Field one will remain open to promote social distancing.
  4. No spitting on the field will be allowed.
  5. Disinfectant will be provided at each bench for players to disinfect their own bench before games
  6. Each player must bring their own pair of shin guards. No loanee shin guards will be offered at the front desk
  7. Players are not required to wear a mask while playing.

Youth League Guidelines

Entry and Exit: View Youth League Field Map

  1. Only 2 fields will be used per game slot leaving one field open for team registration for the next set of games
  2. Players, coaches and referees will enter the facility through the entrance connected to Field 2 to avoid comingling with spectators.  There will be designated areas on the holding field for each team.  There is no warm up before games on the holding field.
  3. Player, coaches and Referee temperatures will be taken when entering the facility.  Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be required to leave the premises.   Roster check-in will also be conducted to confirm attendance.
  4. Spectators will enter and exit through the main entry and exit doors.
  5. Players will exit out of the filed 2 doors.  Teams will go in a circular pattern to enter and exit.  See diagram of facility layout.
  6. Maximum number of players per game is 10.  Teams can have up to 18 players on the roster.
  7. Only one spectator per youth participant for U8 through U10 teams.  NO SPECTATORS ARE ALLOWED IN THE U11 THROUGH U19 AGE GROUPS.  For U11 – U13 age groups one parent volunteer per team is required to help with player pick up.   
  8. Players and spectators must leave immediately after the conclusion of their game and not hang around in the building.

Face Coverings:

  1. All players and spectators are required to wear face coverings when inside the building.
  2. Players are required to wear face coverings including while playing at all times.  This policy remains in effect even after the current state face covering mandate expires on Nov. 17, 2020.  
  3. Referees and coaches are required to wear face coverings at all times.  Only two coaches / adults are allowed in the field area.
  4. In-Bounds staff will wear face coverings at all times.
  5. Spectators will be required to wear face coverings at all times even after the current State face covering mandate expires Nov. 17, 2020.  The concession stand will not be open during league play.

General Guidelines:

  1. Spectators are encouraged to maintain social distancing while watching games.  We recommend parents watch Field 1 games from ground level and Field 3 games from the balcony to help maintain social distancing.  
  2. Game balls and bench areas will be disinfected at the conclusion of each game.
  3. Substitute players should maintain social distancing in the team bench area.
  4. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to game start time.  We encourage spectators to enter the building just before kickoff to decrease building occupancy and comingling of groups.

COVID Notification Guidelines:

  1. If you attend or participate in a game at In-Bounds and you show COVID symptoms or test positive for the virus within 48 hours of attendance you are required to notify us immediately so we can initiate proper COVID protocols and contract tracing procedures.  
  2. It is important to follow the instructions above to maintain a safe environment for everyone while also allowing us to determine possible close contact transmission if needed.
  3. CDC quarantine  protocols will be applied if there is an instance of possible COVID transmission.
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