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Our SAFE START PROGRAM is designed to help us mitigate exposure from player to player & volunteers help everyone get accustomed to fall academy soccer program protocols and give our students the opportunity to have a safe, fun soccer season. The below requires a collective commitment from the entire BHYSC board, parents, teachers, coaches, volunteers & family members of the players.  We realize this will be a challenge and drastically different from previous years, but the collective commitment from the entire community is critical as we best navigate how to create and maintain a safe and a successful fall soccer season for the BHYSC.


In addition to the various state, local & CDC health and safety protocols that will remain in effect for as long as necessary, during the SAFE START PROGRAM, we will also be implementing the following for the BHYSC family:

  • Parents are asked to keep a safe distance from the players when at practice and in games due to consent contact by the players. We are asking out of respect to for each other’s beliefs for our current pandemic and the players.     
  • We are asking that all players keep antibacterial hand sanitizer in there gear bags.
  • We are asking that coaches and parents clean soccer equipment after practices.
  • There will be no evening social activities and students will remain in their rooms at night; Some outdoor sport activities will be planned for the weekends
  • Each coaches, trainers and parents will be reminding players of protocols and informing them about why they are important
  • Additional we ask that all state & local rules in place for the pandemic be followed.

If a player show symptoms prior to a game or practice that the parent updates the coach of the issue and keep them update on the players progress. This information does not need to be a detailed report of the players health just that they are not feeling well. If the player does test positive we ask that you update the coach so that the coach can notify the board. This will give us  the opportunity to minimize the outbreak with in the club. If you do not feel comfortable you with sharing that information with the coach you can email the Vice President of Appeals & Discipline @ to keep it confidential.



Other protocols implemented in these first two weeks will continue for the rest of the fall soccer season and some will be modified as we move forward. These include:

  • Social distancing when possible at practice & games
  • Washing or sanitizing hands frequently, but especially before and after practice and games. This will help with spreading to family units, other players & our local school systems.
  • Not congregating between training groups and following the local city & state recommendations
  • Remaining in pod structure during practice activities
  • Temperature screenings before warm ups at games will be conducted by a field marshal at all games played at the Mont Belvieu City Park.
  • Sign-in for practices on each groups practice tacking on the new BHYSC website. This will help the board to notify the correct players if someone does test positive.
  • Family members will be allowed at the city park for player(s) and to attend on- games; Family members are expected to follow social distancing protocols .


PLEASE NOTE that if you or a in house family member have a pending COVID-19 test prior to a practice or game, you will not be allowed to participate in soccer actives till everyone involved has been cleared.

Josh McCreight

Josh McCreight

Vice President of Operations

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