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COVID Safety Officer

Based on strong recommendations from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, U.S. Soccer, US Youth Soccer and other governing entities, Mass Youth Soccer requires all Member Organizations to appoint an individual(s) to act as their COVID-19 Safety Officer(s).  The COVID-19 Safety Officer(s) will be responsible for communicating policies organization-wide, to coaching staff, administrators, parents, and players.


This person(s) can be the current organization's CORI Submitter/Risk Manager or another person(s) appointed by the member organization's board.



  • Keep up to date with the MA Youth Soccer Spring 2022 COVID-19 Soccer Activities Protocols.  These protocols  include information gathered from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, CDC and Best Practices as advised by US Soccer, US Youth Soccer  and Mass Youth Soccer.  Our protocols are updated as information from the contributing organizations changes.
  • Familiarize yourself with the documents and tools that are found on the COVID-19 section of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Website.  Here you will find links and tools for all members of your organization
  • Monitor state and local health advisories.  
  • Work with the local Department of Public Health to determine that your organization is in compliance with all local guidelines. 
  • Work with your organization’s Board to ensure you have proper PPE (face masks, gloves), sanitizing and disinfecting products in place for your coaches and volunteers.  
  • Ensure each team has a COVID-19 coordinator.  Train them on their specific duties.
  • Send communication to parents/players and coaches in regards to current COVID-19 Protocols, and continue to update as changes are made.
  • Ensure members of your organization are trained on COVID-19 procedures (temperature taking, etc.) that must be completed prior to attending any events (practice, games, etc.)
  • You are the point person along with your organization's President if a case of COVID-19 is diagnosed. 
  • In the event of a reported case in your organization notify Massachusetts Youth Soccer COVID-19 Safety Officer using the reporting process found on the Mass Youth Soccer COVID-19 Webpage.

Each COVID-19 Safety Officer must sign an agreement and submit to Mass Youth Soccer.