2020 Fall Programs

We are ready to serve your family safely. 

Registration for Fall Programs is NOW OPEN! Ensuring the health and safety of our participants, staff, and their families is our top priority as we carefully plan our 2020 programs. All 2020 Fall Programs are designed to meet the health and safety guidelines provided by our Michigan government and health officials.

How will our 2020 Fall Programming look different this year? 

Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions participants have been asking.


2020 Fall Programs & Classes FAQs 

Yes! Outdoor activities such as soccer are permitted to operate per the Executive Order. 

A YMCA staff member will conduct a health screen upon arrival at the checkpoint. During the screening, parents will be asked to answer the following questions concerning their child’s current health:

  • Has your child or anyone in your family been notified that they have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 through a positive test in the last 14 days?
  • Does your child or anyone in your family have any of the following symptoms:
    • Dry cough unrelated to a chronic health condition
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Chills, muscle pain, sore throat, diarrhea, or vomiting

 

Yes. All Y staff will be trained prior to the start of Fall Programs. 

YMCA equipment will be cleaned and disinfected before and after each player use.

Players will be encouraged to wear a mask upon arrival/departure but not when participating in physical activity.

If our branch facilities remain closed due to the Executive Order, participants will not have access to bathrooms inside our facilities. Porta johns will be available on site for participant use. 

Yes! Although equipment will be provided, we highly encourage participants to bring their own equipment for added safety. We ask that you include your child’s name on their equipment for identification.

Safety is our top priority, especially during these uncertain times. Following the guidance of Michigan government and health officials, we will require that only the children who were exposed to the staff member, coach, or child with a confirmed case of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. 

Prorated refunds will be applied in the case that we have to suspend or cancel our Fall Programs due to COVID-19. 

Yes. Ensuring the health and safety of our Y community is everyone’s responsibility. This is why we are committed to providing a controlled and safe environment for our youth to thrive. 


2020 Fall Soccer League FAQs 

Through extensive evaluation of other leagues and programs both locally and nationally, we have chosen to adopt a model that was developed through the U.S Soccer Federation. This structure is made up of 4 different levels that represent a progression from individually focused skills and drills to competition and game play. The level our league plays in each week will be determined by our Michigan government and health officials.

  • Level 1 - Individual skill development - No games
  • Level 2 - Introduction to limited team activities - No games
  • Level 3 - Progress to team-based structure - Small group games
  • Level 4- Progress to traditional soccer league - Traditional game play


For more details of each level, CLICK HERE to view our Return to Soccer Safety Policies & Procedures.

Progressing to the next level will be determined by our Michigan government and health officials. Program Directors will provide weekly updates to participants and communicate when it is safe to progress to the next level. Detailed weekly practice plans that are in line with each level will be shared with coaches to ensure consistency.

If we are not able to progress to level 4 that allows traditional game play between different teams, uniforms will not be required for participation.

No. It is our hope to progress to level 4 allowing more traditional game play, however, safety will always be our top priority. We will follow the direction of our Michigan government and health officials to determine if it is safe for traditional game play. If we are not given this opportunity, we are still committed to developing a fun and enriching soccer experience for all.

CLICK HERE to view the details of our leveled approach in our Return to Soccer Safety Policies & Procedures.

All athletes are required to enter the soccer fields from the same checkpoint where we will be conducting health screens prior to admittance.

In Levels 1 and 2, parents will not be permitted to enter the soccer field area. Reasonable accommodations for spectating will be made based on participant ages 4 to 8 years.

If we are able to progress to levels 3 and 4, parent spectating will be allowed on site following social distancing guidelines provided by our Michigan government and health officials.

Social distancing regulations will be defined by the level at which our Fall Soccer Program has progressed. The details of regulations for each level can be found in our Return to Soccer Safety Policies & Procedures HERE.

Yes! Outdoor activities such as soccer are permitted to operate per the Executive Order.

A YMCA staff member will conduct a health screen upon arrival at the checkpoint. During the screening, parents will be asked to answer the following questions concerning their child’s current health:

  • Has your child or anyone in your family been notified that they have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 through a positive test in the last 14 days?
  • Does your child or anyone in your family have any of the following symptoms:
    • Dry cough unrelated to a chronic health condition
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Chills, muscle pain, sore throat, diarrhea, or vomiting

Yes. All volunteer coaches will be trained prior to the start of the season.

YMCA equipment will be cleaned and disinfected before and after each player use.

Players will be encouraged to wear a mask upon arrival/departure but not when participating in physical activity.

If our branch facilities remain closed due to the Executive Order, participants will not have access to bathrooms inside our facilities. Porta johns will be available on site for participant use.

Yes! Although equipment will be provided, we highly encourage participants to bring their own equipment for added safety. We ask that you include your child’s name on their equipment for identification.

Safety is our top priority, especially during these uncertain times. Following the guidance of Michigan government and health officials, we will require that only the children who were exposed to the staff member, coach, or child with a confirmed case of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days.

We will protect the confidentiality of the staff member, coach, or child with a confirmed case of COVID-19 unless there is a reason to inform you of their identity.

Prorated refunds will be applied in the case that we have to suspend or cancel the season due to COVID-19.

Yes. Ensuring the health and safety of our Y community is everyone’s responsibility. This is why we are committed to providing a controlled and safe environment for our youth to thrive.

MORE QUESTIONS? Contact us at memhelp@grymca.org.