• Portland City United

YDP Winter Camp: Program Protocols

These are the PCU Camp Protocols for the Youth Development Program (YDP, U8-U10) Winter Camp.
To view the general PCU Club Protocols, please click HERE.
  • We have developed the following protocols in accordance with the guidance of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The information outlined in this document are meant to minimize risks and prioritize the health and safety of all club members and has been updated on 10/26/20.


Criteria for Player & Coach Participation in PCU Camp Activities:

  • No signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever over 100 degrees, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, persistent headaches, muscle or body aches, sore throat, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose, nausea, or vomiting.

  • No close contact or exposure to anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Notify Ashton Betts (atb.pcusc@gmail.com) immediately if any of the situations below occur:

- The player has tested positive for COVID-19.

- The player has COVID-19 symptoms (see above)

- The player has been in close contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms or anyone who has

tested positive with COVID-19.

  • Wear a mask (covering both mouth and nose) before, during, and immediately after all club activities.

  • Practice social distancing of 6 ft when entering and exiting the facility.

  • No group celebrations, high fives, hugs, handshakes, or non-essential contact of any kind. No spitting.

  • Do not arrive more than 5-10 minutes before the camp start time. If you do, please remain in your car or outside of the field complex. After training sessions, return to your vehicle/pick-up area immediately. Do not linger at the fields or in common areas.

  • Place bags and equipment at least 6 ft apart. Do not touch or share anyone's equipment, water or any other items.

  • Use the restroom and fill up water bottles before arriving at training and games, as restrooms and water fountains may not be available at field complexes.

  • Wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer before and after all training sessions. Bring personal hand sanitizer with you to every training.

  • Ensure players are aware of and adhering to the Player Responsibilities (as noted above).

  • Check your child’s temperature 30 minutes prior to club activities.

  • Ensure all clothing, equipment, cleats, ball, shin guards, etc. are sanitized before and after every training session.

Drop Off/Pick Up Policy: Any individual entering the facility should do so from the 12th Avenue entrances. When exciting the facility, individuals should do so at the 15th Avenue exits or the Davis Street exit. See map below.


Parents are required to stay outside of the field complex (e.g. in vehicles or outside the field complex perimeter) for drop-off and pick-up. If you must enter the field complex, adhere to social distance requirements and wear a mask. Do not congregate near entrances or exits at the facility.


  • Wear a mask (covering both their nose and mouth) before, during, and immediately after all PCU camp activities.

  • Upon arrival, inquire how the athletes are feeling and utilize the club’s Attendance and Monitoring Form for every training session and game. Notify the club director if you believe a player is ill or shows symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Ensure there is no non-essential contact between players (no high fives, hugs, fist bumps, etc.). Ensure social distancing of 6ft is maintained between all coaches and players, outside of soccer activities that require a proximity of less than 6ft.

  • Ensure all players have their individual equipment appropriately spaced out.

  • Monitor players to ensure there is no sharing of equipment, including water bottles, towels, personal hygiene products, practice jerseys, etc.

  • Wash and sanitize all cones, disks, soccer balls, practice jerseys, and equipment before and after training sessions and games.

  • Wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer before and after all training sessions. Bring personal hand sanitizer with you to every training.

Camp Confirmed or Suspected Case Protocols:


Parents, coaches, and club staff should notify Ashton Betts (atb.pcusc@gmail.com) immediately if any of the situations below occur:


- Player has tested positive for COVID-19.

- Payer has COVID-19 symptoms.

- Player has been in close contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms or anyone who has

tested positive with COVID-19.


Suspected Case Protocols

  • If a player or coach has symptoms of COVID-19, they must be symptom free for at least 72 hours without medication and/or produce documentation of a negative test result before returning to training or games. 

  • If a player or coach has been in close contact with someone with symptoms of COVID-19, they must be symptom free for at least 72 hours without medication and/or produce documentation of a negative test result before returning to training or games. 

Confirmed Case Protocols

  • If a player or coach has been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 they must adhere to the following:

  1. They must wait 14 days and/or produce documentation of a negative test result before returning to training or games.

  2. They must wait 5 days from the time of exposure before getting tested.

  3. Following a negative test result, the player or coach must be symptom free for 72 hours without medication before returning to training or games. 

  • If a player or coach has a confirmed case of COVID-19, they must adhere to the following:

  1. They must wait 14 days from the date of the positive test result before returning to training and games.

  2. They must produce documentation of a negative test result and be symptom free for 72 hours without medication before returning to training or games. 

  • If a player or coach has a confirmed case or close contact with a confirmed case, we will follow all state and association guidelines as needed in order to:

  1. Temporarily suspend club activities for affected members. 

  2. Communicate with affected club members, OHA, and OYSA.

  3. Disinfect equipment and facilities.

  4. Ensure other coaches, players, parents, or staff are not infected as required.



  • Individuals who have any symptoms of COVID-19 are prohibited from entering the field complex.

  • Individuals who are at risk for severe illness or with serious underlying medical conditions from attending any sporting activities are highly discouraged from attending or participating in any activities or entering the field complex.

  • Individuals who display symptoms of COVID-19, will be asked to leave the premises by a staff member. The staff member will provide the individual displaying symptoms with a face covering, face shield, or mask if needed. The staff member will help the individual minimize their contact with others while leaving the facility. Any and all areas used by the individual displaying symptoms will be immediately disinfected.

  • All individuals are required to wear a mask or face covering when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Players are required to wear a mask or face covering that covers both the nose and mouth while participating in game activities.

  • Clear signage about masks or face coverings requirements will be posted.

  • All policies and facility information will be communicated to club members, league directors, players, participants, parents, guardians, and caregivers through the club website and via email.

  • All water fountains in the field complex will be closed. Players are encouraged to fill water bottles before entering the field complex.

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Shared equipment will be frequently cleaned and disinfected.

  • All staff and players are required to practice healthy hygiene including, washing their hands and/or using hand sanitizer frequently, covering their sneezes and coughs, etc.

  • Staff and players are encouraged to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • High-traffic areas and commonly touched surfaces in areas accessed by staff, players, and spectators will be frequently cleaned and disinfected.

  • Restrooms, when open, will be cleaned and disinfected prior to and after any league activity and regularly throughout their daily period of use.

  • Restrooms, when open, will use a “one-in-one-out” policy, where only one individual is permitted within the restroom at one time.


Distance and Occupancy:

  • All individuals in the field complex are required to maintain a physical distance of at least 6ft per person from individuals not residing in the same household.

  • Time will be provided between games, practices, and events to minimize congregating at entrances or exits.

  • Designated areas will be assigned for managers, coaches, and players (when not playing), to ensure physical distancing is maintained.

  • Each field is limited to a maximum of 50 individuals. The complex is limited to a maximum of 150 individuals.

  • Commonly touched surfaces will be sanitized and disinfected between before, in between, and after games or events. High-traffic areas such as entrances, exits, check-in tables, restrooms, and concession areas, will be cleaned and sanitized before, in between, and after subsequent games and events.

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