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COVID-19 Safety

GCL Safety Protocols

In order to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and keep our environment safe for all participants and spectators the following protocols are now in place until further notice.

Every team participating in the Girls Classic League is required electronically sign our GCL Safety Protocols and Release of Liability & Assumption of Risk Waiver. This must be completed by all rostered individuals which includes, Coaches, Managers, Players. (Players include their family members or spectators) This must be completed by each individual by the roster deadlines that are currently posted. New players that are added to your team after registration must complete the Waiver and Acknowledgment form via the link below before they will be approved and added to any GCL event roster.

Our staff and vendors are following proper pre-screening protocols prior to attending our events. It is your responsibility to make sure that your player and any spectators do not attend our events if they are exhibiting any symptoms related to Covid-19. This includes but is not limited to a fever of 99 degrees or above, shortness of breath or cough. If you or anyone on your team has been exposed to Covid-19, please do not attend our events for 14 days.

 

  1. Face Coverings are mandatory for everyone (over the age of 10) that is entering the venues. Spectators/non- participants must wear a face covering at all times. Players, Coaches and Referees may remove their face coverings while participating in matches. Failure to comply with the face covering requirement could results in penalties for your team which could include your removal or your Coach’s removal.
     
  2. In order to manage the social distancing requirements at our venues, we recommend only ONE spectator attend each match per participant. If at any point social distancing is not manageable on your sideline, the team coach and or manager will be responsible for reducing the amount of spectators, in order to stay compliant. (If at any time, State or Local orders require us to reduce the number of spectators, each team must comply.) All spectators must follow social distancing guidelines as outlined by the State, Local and Municipal Authorities which includes maintaining a 6-foot distance between you and other spectators. At risk spectators including elderly or those with underlying health conditions should consider not attending our events.  If approaching a staff member, medical staff or any individual that is not in your immediate family a mask or face covering is mandatory.
     
  3. All participants including Team Officials and spectators are to bring and or supply their own hand sanitizer, towels or disinfectant of choice.
     
  4. Our player benches will not be available for use until further notice. Please supply your own seating for your team and/or self. You will be responsible for disinfecting those items.
     
  5. In order to provide adequate space for social distancing, teams will be occupying both sides of the field in a designated area on 11v11 fields. 9v9 Fields may operate differently. However all team areas will be clearly marked.  In both cases, all Parents accompanying the team are required to remain on your team side or in your spectator area but distance yourself from the team area. There is to be no interaction with your team during the match. The team area is a restricted zone and only available to League Staff, Medical and rostered individuals.
     
  6. In order maintain proper social distancing in and around fields please adhere to the field markings for spectators. This includes staying 6 feet back from the A/R.
     
  7. Please do not arrive or enter the complex any sooner than 45 minutes in advance of game time. There will be designated warmup areas for teams outside of our venues. When your team’s game is over, promptly gather your items and exit the complex. The incoming team and spectators should not enter their field area until the previous team has exited. No team meetings on or around the field after your match, there are areas outside of our complexes where you may gather to meet for post-game meetings.
     
  8. We will be suspending the use of walkie-talkies and vests for field marshals. The home team is still to provide a field marshal that will stand at a designated area and use their mobile device to contact our medical and/or league staff. (This procedure will be outlined to your Team Manager and available at each field). The location of the field marshal will be designated by a marker at the field.
     
  9. We are taking serious protocols with regards to restroom cleanliness and are making every effort to have our restrooms cleaned several times daily.
     
  10. If a player needs non-emergency medical assistance, such as taping, they must wear a mask or face covering when visiting medical. They will be pre-screened with a series of questions prior to medical offering assistance.

 

Each of the above protocols have been put into place to protect you and your players. Acknowledgement and agreement of these protocols as well as the attached Communicable Disease Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement is required to participate in any Girls Classic League events.

 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the program, related events and activities, Once electronically signed you will have acknowledged, appreciated, and agreed to the following:

I am aware there are risks to me of exposure directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed to, by, or resulting from an outbreak of any and all communicable diseases, including but not limited to, the virus “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”, which is responsible for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and/or any mutation or variation thereof.

 

I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin,  HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS North Texas State Soccer Association, Inc. and its Member Associations, Clubs, and Leagues, as well as their respective officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (RELEASEES), from any and all claims, demands, losses, and liability arising out of or related to any  ILLNESS,  INJURY, DISABILITY OR DEATH I may suffer,  WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT

FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF PARTICIPANT OF MINOR AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT TIME OF REGISTRATION)

This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liability incidents to my minor child’s involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

THE ABOVE MAY ONLY BE SIGNED ELECTRONICALLY

CLICK HERE TO SIGN via GOTSOCCER (You will need your GotSoccer Individual Login, if you do not have a login, contact your team manager or club admin)

Who has to sign the Electronic Safety Protocols and Waiver?

  • GCL Players and Club Pass Players
    (Please note, a parent that signs for their player is acknowledging for the player, themselves and any spectator they bring to our events)
  • Coaches (This includes Asst. Coaches, DOCs)
  • Managers & Asst. Managers
  • Club Pass Players
  • Club Admins

Officially rostered individuals will not be added to GCL without an electronic signature from rostered individuals. 

Manager Help: Solving for the RED X

Click here for a HOW TO on how to resolve GCL Waiver issues in your team account.

9v9 Team Placement

9v9 Team Spectator Placement

11v11 Team Placement

11v11 Team Spectator Placement

Your Responsibilities

Before attending any GCL Event it is your responsibility to self check for any Covid-19 symptoms. If you exhibit any of these symptoms, contact your physician or health care provider immediately and do not attend our events.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

 

Positive Covid-19 Test

If you have attended our events and recently tested positive for Covid-19, it is your responsibility to notify us immediately to prevent further spread. It is also your responsibility to notify your team, club or any other party that either needs to self quarantine or take further action. Notifying GCL is not a replacement for notifying your Club/Organization.