In an effort to keep both our soccer families and Montana's general population healthy and safe, Montana Youth Soccer has adopted its COVID-19 Best Practices
. During all MYSA sanctioned activities, including the Montana State Spring League, members and stakeholders MUST
follow all local health department and host club safety precautions.
Montana Youth Soccer has developed a Club COVID-19 Database
for clubs to share local guidelines required by their local health department and protocols the club is enforcing at their facilities when hosting soccer events. Clubs, teams and their members shall review the database before each trip outside their community and shall be prepared to act accordingly to the standards of the local health department and host club.
All Montana Youth Soccer members and stakeholders are asked to be respectful and considerate to other individuals, to our different communities and to our host clubs.
PLAYERS & COACHES
During Montana State Spring League games, referees have the authority to remove a player or coach from a game for disregarding local health department and host club safety precautions.
Players observed by the referee crew to have intentionally spit or cough in the direction of another individual will be removed from the game via a Red Card.
Incidental spitting or coughing will result in a single warning to the perpetrating player and their entire team for the team's first offense. Any subsequent offense by ANY player on that team will result in removal of that offending player from the game. A removed player's team will be permitted to immediately replace that player with a substitute and will not be forced to play a player down. If no substitutes are available, a team may play short. The removed player may remain on the team's bench for the remainder of the game as long as they remain respectful. In addition, the removed player will face no additional suspension in their next game.
Spectators that refuse to comply with local guidelines will be reported by a field marshal to the individual's associated team coach. If the coach is unable or unwilling to resolve the conflict with the spectator, the Center Referee shall abandon the game.