NNESL COVID-19 Guidelines

The Northern New England Soccer League is working to create a set of guidelines in alignment with the states of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts ahead of the Spring 2021 season.  League policies will be updated as additional information and resources become available.

SPRING 2021 POLICIES RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES DOCUMENT

NOTE: NNESL's policy on face coverings has been modified for the Spring 2021 season.  

  • Face coverings are mandatory for all players, coaches, and spectators during all scheduled NNESL games and playoffs.  Face coverings should allow for breakaway, and loop over the ear for the safety of the player. Neck gaiters are not allowed as they pose a choking hazard for players.
  • This policy is subject to change. The NNESL Board will reevaluate its mask policy after week 2 of the season and every 2 weeks thereafter.

ROSTER/PASSCARD MODIFICATIONS for Spring 2021

SPRING 2021 CLUB CHECKLIST
Click here to view the recommended tasks all member clubs should consider ahead of the Spring 2021 season.

CHECKLIST FOR COACHES
Click here for a CDC recommended checklist to assist coaches as they prepare for the season!

WHAT ARE THE CURRENT STATE RESTRICTIONS FOR SOCCER?
Each state has a different set of guidance for youth sports.  Below is a brief description of where each state stands as of March 24th, 2021.  Please reference the state youth/amateur sports guidance documents for full details.

Maine:  Phase 3;  Soccer is listed in the "moderate risk" category.  Games/scrimmages are allowed vs interstate competition per Level 6 state guidance for community sports. Face coverings are required.  Last updated 3/13/21

Massachusetts:  Phase 4, Step 1; Soccer is listed in the "moderate risk" category. Team based training, scrimmages are allowed while taking measures to mitigate exposure; Participants & spectators are required to wear masks at all times; Out of state teams are now allowed to play at Massachusetts facilities.   Last updated 3/22/21

New Hampshire:  Safer at Home; Team/group based training, scrimmages, games, and jamborees are permitted; Face coverings are strongly recommended.  Last updated 4/16/21

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