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Post by Chauffeur 01/08/20, 09:49 pm

After several months of training, scrimmages, and tournaments and not a single reported case of player to player transmission on the field, it seems clear that the the risk of transmitting COVID while playing soccer outdoors is very, very low.

Which makes sense as the data and contact tracing results are showing that continuous, close contact of more than 15 minutes in a poorly ventilated indoor environment is fueling the virus spread. Those things are typically required to facilitate enough of a viral load to make transmission likely. Outdoor soccer has none of those factors. Doesn't mean transmission is impossible on the pitch, but the good news is soccer is proving to be very low risk.

Seems that parents and players should now be most vigilant about limiting exposure around the soccer-related off field things like traveling together or socializing around training or games (things more likely to require close continuous contact).

Let's all please keep following the league and club rules and restrictions, and as long as there isn't a silly Covid breakout among the spectators, it sure seems the kids are likely to all get to play club soccer this fall.  No matter your personal views on what rules increase safety (or not) or are reasonable (or not), it's all a small sacrifice to make to ensure the games go on.

With all the other craziness happening in the world, getting to play some soccer these past few months has been a wonderful thing for my kid's mental well-being. I pray it continues.  cheers

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Post by Checkpoint Charlie 02/08/20, 06:40 pm

Chauffeur wrote:After several months of training, scrimmages, and tournaments and not a single reported case of player to player transmission on the field, it seems clear that the the risk of transmitting COVID while playing soccer outdoors is very, very low.

Which makes sense as the data and contact tracing results are showing that continuous, close contact of more than 15 minutes in a poorly ventilated indoor environment is fueling the virus spread. Those things are typically required to facilitate enough of a viral load to make transmission likely. Outdoor soccer has none of those factors. Doesn't mean transmission is impossible on the pitch, but the good news is soccer is proving to be very low risk.

Seems that parents and players should now be most vigilant about limiting exposure around the soccer-related off field things like traveling together or socializing around training or games (things more likely to require close continuous contact).

Let's all please keep following the league and club rules and restrictions, and as long as there isn't a silly Covid breakout among the spectators, it sure seems the kids are likely to all get to play club soccer this fall.  No matter your personal views on what rules increase safety (or not) or are reasonable (or not), it's all a small sacrifice to make to ensure the games go on.

With all the other craziness happening in the world, getting to play some soccer these past few months has been a wonderful thing for my kid's mental well-being. I pray it continues.  cheers



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Post by cenTex 16/08/20, 09:33 pm

Two articles citing studies that show the risks of soccer are quite minimal:

http://surfcupsports.com/2020/08/14/youth-sports-covid-safety-whitepaper/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevemccaskill/2020/05/29/player-tracking-data-suggests-soccer-matches-are-safe-from-coronavirus/#680285a4f4b3

Bottom line, there has yet to be a single reported case of player-to-player transmission on the field (training or games) anywhere in the country.

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