Illinois Youth Soccer COVID Update (November 17)

Details On New Tier 3 Surge Mitigation Requirements

Illinois Youth Soccer COVID Update (November 17)


The state of Illinois has announced that effective November 20, 2020 at 12:01am new mitigation requirements to combat the surge of COVID-19 across Illinois are in effect.  You can find the complete Tier 3 Surge Mitigation document here.
Based on these new mitigation requirements, effect November 20 at 12:01am:
  •  All indoor sports activities are suspended and no indoor activities are covered by Illinois Youth Soccer insurance
  • Non-contact outdoor practices can be held but are limited to up to 10 people or less with social distancing
  • Face coverings required at all activities at all times. 
For questions concerning the mitigations issued in your area, please contact your local city or county health departments for clarification.    
For soccer specific questions, you can continue to contact Illinois Youth Soccer staff.

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Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our soccer community. We understand that our member organizations want to get back on the field, but this must be done with strict focus on the safety of the players, coaches, referees and families and follow state and local guidelines for resumption of activities. The purpose of this document is to provide IYSA member soccer organizations and their athletes, parents, and coaches with information that they can use to assist them with developing their return-to-activity programming specific to their situation in context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On July 29, Governor Pritzker and the Public Health authorities, announced a change to the allowable sports activities.  In the July 29 revision, soccer was designated as a “medium risk” sport which allows for trainings and intra-team scrimmages.

This Protocol is based on Illinois Department of Public Health, US Soccer and US Youth Soccer guidelines for soccer organizations, clubs and teams that have reached the Restore Illinois Phase 4. The information in this document is NOT intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, Illinois Youth Soccer Association makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the completeness of this information. Further, your organization is expected to strictly comply with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), state and local guidelines for the resumption of play and seek advice from medical professionals and/or public health officials in your area if you have specific questions. These guidelines address only early phases of return-to-play and additional guidelines may, or may not, follow as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

Although the young and healthy may be subject to less severe cases of COVID-19, every case of this disease is potentially life-altering or deadly, particularly in those with risk factors that may occur within our communities. Health consequences may be long-standing and only apparent weeks after initial infection and recovery. Until COVID-19 is either eradicated, a vaccine is developed, or a cure is found, there is no way of eliminating the risk of infection. This should always be at the forefront when designing and considering return-to-activity.


Restore Illinois Phase 4 Information

Restore Illinois Phase 3 Information

Additional COVID-19 Documents & Info