WCP's Return to play


-Phase 1-

Updated 7/24/2020

The following criteria have been set in place to follow health and safety guidelines and youth sports best practices at this time:


Be sure to read in full before registering! These guidelines have been instituted with strict measures to limit the risk of exposure to our players and their families. 


The guidelines listed below are a collaboration between the MSYSA (Maryland State Youth Soccer Association) Return to Play Recommended Guidelines, US Soccer's Play On Guidelines, Maryland State Health Department and CDC Recommendations along with World Class Premier's own strict standard of guidelines for returning to play. The guidelines listed below are fluid and will be altered and added to at any point, as needed. 


Before Attending Training

1. Participation in any group activities is only allowed if:
a. You have had no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
b. No signs/symptoms that may have been COVID-19
c. Have not been exposed to someone who has had signs or symptoms of COVID-19 for a minimum period of 14 days before participation. 
- If any of the above are applicable, a note from your child's healthcare provider is required stating that they are cleared to participate in soccer related activities.
d. Your child has not had a temperature greater than 100.4 in the last 24 hours.

3. If you are sick or feel sick, STAY HOME.

4. At risk individuals, youth or adult, STAY HOME (if you are unsure if you, or your child, are considered at risk, please consult your medical provider directly).

5. If you have been in close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who is suspected or
confirmed to have COVID-19:

a. Begin self-quarantine for 14 days.

6. Parents must advise your coach or club immediately if any possible exposures have occurred in your team or training. 


Training Session Guidelines

  • Each class will contain a maximum number of players adhering to current local/ state guidelines and CDC recommendations. 

  • Each player will be assigned their own "training station" to perform their training session 6 feet apart from others.

  • Each player will also be assigned their own "equipment station" to place their equipment, During breaks, players can migrate between their assigned training station and equipment station for water and other needs.

  • Players can talk to other players and to coaches​ while​ ensuring a min​​imum 6 feet distance at all times, to include before and after training and during breaks.  

  • Coaches will coach from a distance so as to ensure no contact​ and wear a mask whenever possible​. Maximum two coaches.

  • For younger age groups, a parent volunteer may be requested to help players adhere to guidelines.

  • Until further notice, all handshaking has been suspended. A verbal greeting is to replace all physical contact. 

Equipment Guidelines

  • Each player must utilize their own equipment, so be sure to bring your own ball and disinfect it before and after training. 

  • The training does not involve partner work or ball sharing and there is to be no sharing of gear, equipment, water, hair bands etc. of any kind.​​​

  • Cones and other equipment are to be handled only by coaches and to be sanitized after use.​



  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for players. Participants are welcome to bring their own as well. 

  • Sanitation will take place between training sessions. No participants or their guardians will be allowed in the center while it is being sanitized.



  • We ask that players wear a mask upon arrival and departure. Players are welcome to wear a mask during training, at their own discretion during physical activity. Per CDC guidelines, face coverings may be challenging for players (especially younger players) to wear while playing sports.


Guidelines for Parents/Spectators

  • We request that parents wear a mask anytime they are outside of their car. Please walk your child to the entrance of the training session to ensure the coach is present at drop off​ and to assist with answering any health-related questions the coach may have for your child​. We ask that 6 feet remain between the coach(es), other participants, and any adults present at drop-off and pickup

  • We ask that parents remain in your car during the training session to limit the number of attendees on the training grounds.