AC Marin - Return to Play - For all Soccer Teams

State of California Guidance

Youth sports and physical education are permitted only when the following can be maintained: 

  • physical distancing of at least six feet; and 
  • a stable cohort, such as a class, that limits the risks of transmission (see CDC Guidance on Schools and Cohorting). Activities should take place outside to the maximum extent practicable.


California Intersholastic Federation

  • All Fall sports pushed back to Winter start
  • HS soccer season moved to Spring 2021
  • Players permitted to play club in HS season this year if they wish

We are currently in Phase 1 like 75% of NorCal Clubs:  (our county allows for groups of 12 + coach)

  • Competition returns in Phase 3


Safety Competitions

  • In order for our governing organizations to prepare for a league they need clubs/teams to register so they know how many teams in what ages and levels are interested in returning to play ASAP.    This is why your team treasurer or coach has asked for the league entry fee.   Upon the green light, league will start within 2-3 weeks.   The same applies for the Norcal State Cup.   
  • No team credit cards will actually be charged until we are 100% sure there will be a league or state cup.
  • Potential league options are as below.   At this time we still do not know when we can have competitions and what it will look like as far as format and who we can play. 


AC Marin's Return to Training and Competitions - Starting March 1, 2021


Per state and local health orders, AC Marin resumed trainings and competitions as of March 1.  To maintain safety, safeguards and precautions are of our own creation, per local authorities and according to our governing leagues. The points below are the club’s most critical aspects of returning safely to the fields. Beyond these, we rely on our coaches to exercise care and caution in all situations whether predicted by these guidelines or not.

  • No use of closed fields or facilities shall occur either by coaches or players. Players shall not carpool to or from trainings with members of other households. Players shall wear masks as required by current health orders before and after trainings or games.
  • Players are not required to attend if they have health or safety concerns.
  • Prior to attending any sessions, players are to self assess for fever or other symptoms.  Any player detecting a temperature in excess of 100.4° shall not attend.
  • Coaches and players are expected to wear AC marin gear. Players should bring their training shirt and both training jerseys.   Players shall wear their club neck gaiters or mask at all times and use them as face coverings wherever social distancing is not possible.
  • Parents may not enter the field or group during the sessions. They should be encouraged to maintain precautions and social distancing if remaining nearby or with other parents.
  • Goalkeepers may use their hands using gloves when training in goal, and train as field players at all other times.

Contact Protocols

In the event a contact trace materializes that potentially effects our players, teams, coaches, or other members, the following safety protocols are to be followed.

A. Notification
ALL instances of contact between any member of AC Marin with a positive tested person, must be reported to the club to

B. In the event a club member tests positive
Should a AC Marin player, coach or assistant coach test positive …

  • the person shall self quarantine for a minimum of two weeks, or ...
  • the person shall not return to on-field trainings until the club received a letter from doctor or county that the quarantine time has ended.
  • the person’s training pod shall be notified that “a player (or coach)” has tested positive
  • the person’s training pod shall suspend on-field trainings for a minimum of two weeks

C. In the event a club member has contact with a tested positive person
Should a AC Marin player, coach, or assistant coach come into contact with a known positive tested person …

  • the club member shall self-quarantine for a minimum of two weeks, or ...
  • the club member shall not return to on-field trainings until three days symptom free following a negative test or two weeks symptom and contact free.
  • the club member’s training pod shall be notified that “a player (or coach)” has been in contact with a positive tested person
  • should the club member remain in contact with the positive tested person(s), eg. a member of their household, the club member shall not return to on-field trainings until both the club member and the positively tested person both are three days symptom free following a negative test.