OBSL Return to play update

OBSL Return to play update

OBSL is excited to announce that we have been approved to return to play!  More updates will be provided soon in regards to travel and rec operations.  We are taking every precaution to keep you and your children safe.  Please see new policies and procedures below.

NOTE: This information is not intended or implied to be a replacement for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should seek advice from medical professionals and/or public health officials if you have specific questions about your return to practice and competition. Old Bridge Soccer League has no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Concession Stand (Ticetown):

We will be limiting to only 4 volunteers in the concession at a time, which they will need to wear gloves and a mask, OBSL will provide for them. Before entering the concession stand they will have their temperature checked. OBSL will be making a 6 feet barrier in from of our counter and will have signs posted of one line to order and the other line to pick up. For the fall season we will be limiting our menu to ensure less contact with food. We will have hand sanitizer  provided on each picnic table, in the concession and on the counter of the concession. Prior to the fall season the concession stand will be completely cleaned. OBSL will have signs keeping people 6 feet away when in this area of eating, ordering and picking up their items. Weekly OBSL will sanitized before games on Saturdays.

Bathroom (Ticetown):

OBSL will clean each bathroom top to bottom and stock it with soaps, hand sanitizer, paper towels for use. We will post a sign on each door allowing only two in at a time. We will have a sign that if you are waiting to use to please stay 6 feet apart.

Travel Practice’s: 

OBSL will be providing each coach of our travel team the following items, the OBSL waiver for each Coach, and Player to sign. OBSL will collect and keep in our trailer of these dated and signed waivers.

OBSL will be making up a bag with a thermometer, masks, hand sanitizer, pen and notebook for each team.

Each team MUST have the waivers signed before any Coach or player can step onto the field to practice.

Each coach will be taking the temperature of their players before each practice.

OBSL will have three Board members going to check on the travel teams to make sure each team and their parents are following the rules provided to them.

No parents are allowed onto the field and must be 6 feet apart of each other while their child is practicing.

OBSL will make sure that the coaches disinfect all training equipment- cones, goals, flags etc. 

Only coaches/trainers can touch or move equipment.

The Coach/Trainer will make sure each ball is sanitized before/after every practice or game if soccer balls are being shared.

Players are to wash their hands before coming to the field and use hand sanitizer in the car prior to the session and at the completion of the session. 

Come fully dressed and ready to play onto the field; there is no changing outfits / footwear on the field.

Players are suggested to wear a mask upon arrival to the field until it is time to begin the session and wear a mask immediately after the session to walk to their cars.

Do not come to practice or competition if you or any member of your household are not feeling well or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 (CDC symptom checklist).

Do not come to practice or competition if you or any member of your household have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

Do not come to practice or games if you are not comfortable with the guidelines set forth by the NJ DOH, Ticetown/Geick which you are practicing/competing.

Adults 65 years and older or people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged not to attend practice or competition at this time.  

No spitting, eating seeds, gum or other similar products.

Parents/spectators must adhere to six foot social distancing practices. This includes in and around bleachers for anyone not in the same family.

Parents/spectators must keep ten feet or more distance from the playing field. Face coverings are strongly recommended at all times.

The number of nonessential visitors, spectators, staff, volunteers, vendors, members of the media, and activities involving external groups or organizations must be limited as much as possible.

Temperature Screening:

If the temperature is less than 100.4 you will you be allowed to enter the field once your name is marked that you were screened.

If the initial reading comes back higher than 100.4 a second temperature will be taken.

If after both temperature checks have been performed and they are both over 100.4 you will be asked to exit the complex until such time as your temperature is below 100.4 for 24 hours.

NJDOH Recommendations:

It is recommended by the NJDOH that coaches, trainers, players, and spectators should wear face coverings whenever possible, but it is not required. Face coverings should NOT be worn when engaged in activity. There is to be No sharing of drinks. All coaches, trainers, players and spectators must use their own water and drinks. Athletes are encouraged to use their own equipment and not share with other athletes. Restrict handshakes, high-fives, team huddles, and any other close-contacting activities. All players, coaches, staff, spectators, and other attendees must adhere to specifically required guidelines from the New Jersey Department of Health           ( NJDOH Guidance for Sports Activities ) as these guidelines change frequently it’s your responsibility to be aware and adhere to any updates. 

Kathleen Murawski                                     Matt Mercurio 

OBSL President                                          Director OB TWP Parks and Recreation 


Lisa Valsera                                                                                  Asst. Director OB TWP Parks and Recreation   




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