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Wednesday September 23, 2020
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM    Wednesdays with St. Albans Recreation - Wednesdays at Rec
This program aims to provide a fun and safe environment for kids to spend their remote learning day. This will be a full day program from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Drop off will take place from 7:30-8:30am kids will enjoy outdoor play (when weather permits) while kids are arriving. They will then have a breakfast or small snack. After this we will have 2 hours of time for kids to do remote learning activities or homework. We will then have lunch, followed by activities in the afternoon before kids are picked up. This schedule will be very similar to our Summer Day Camp program with remote learning time built in during the mornings.        All campers will go through the health screening process when they arrive. No kids with any sickness symptoms will be allowed that day.        Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming.      Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away.      Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times.      Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up.      Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.       Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time. Our goal is to be outdoors and active as much as possible.  Please be sure your child has what they need to make it enjoyable for everyone!Depending on weather:Rain coat & bootsSneakers - sandals are NOT the best choice for an active day and walking.  No Flip Flops.Sweatshirt or lightweight jacketCoat, snowpants, mittens (2 pair), hat, boots.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 1 & 2 Mon & Wed
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 3 & 4 Mon & Wed
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Thursday September 24, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Kindergarten Soccer (group 1)
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 1 & 2 Tues & Thurs
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 3 & 4 Tues & Thurs
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Kindergarten Soccer (group 2)
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Friday September 25, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
Monday September 28, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 1 & 2 Mon & Wed
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 3 & 4 Mon & Wed
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Tuesday September 29, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Start Smart Soccer age 4 (group 1)
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 1 & 2 Tues & Thurs
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 3 & 4 Tues & Thurs
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Start Smart Soccer age 4 (group 2)
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Wednesday September 30, 2020
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM    Wednesdays with St. Albans Recreation - Wednesdays at Rec
This program aims to provide a fun and safe environment for kids to spend their remote learning day. This will be a full day program from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Drop off will take place from 7:30-8:30am kids will enjoy outdoor play (when weather permits) while kids are arriving. They will then have a breakfast or small snack. After this we will have 2 hours of time for kids to do remote learning activities or homework. We will then have lunch, followed by activities in the afternoon before kids are picked up. This schedule will be very similar to our Summer Day Camp program with remote learning time built in during the mornings.        All campers will go through the health screening process when they arrive. No kids with any sickness symptoms will be allowed that day.        Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming.      Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away.      Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times.      Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up.      Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.       Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time. Our goal is to be outdoors and active as much as possible.  Please be sure your child has what they need to make it enjoyable for everyone!Depending on weather:Rain coat & bootsSneakers - sandals are NOT the best choice for an active day and walking.  No Flip Flops.Sweatshirt or lightweight jacketCoat, snowpants, mittens (2 pair), hat, boots.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 1 & 2 Mon & Wed
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 3 & 4 Mon & Wed
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Thursday October 1, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Kindergarten Soccer (group 1)
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 1 & 2 Tues & Thurs
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 3 & 4 Tues & Thurs
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Kindergarten Soccer (group 2)
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Friday October 2, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
Monday October 5, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 1 & 2 Mon & Wed
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 3 & 4 Mon & Wed
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Tuesday October 6, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 1 & 2 Tues & Thurs
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 3 & 4 Tues & Thurs
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Wednesday October 7, 2020
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM    Wednesdays with St. Albans Recreation - Wednesdays at Rec
This program aims to provide a fun and safe environment for kids to spend their remote learning day. This will be a full day program from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Drop off will take place from 7:30-8:30am kids will enjoy outdoor play (when weather permits) while kids are arriving. They will then have a breakfast or small snack. After this we will have 2 hours of time for kids to do remote learning activities or homework. We will then have lunch, followed by activities in the afternoon before kids are picked up. This schedule will be very similar to our Summer Day Camp program with remote learning time built in during the mornings.        All campers will go through the health screening process when they arrive. No kids with any sickness symptoms will be allowed that day.        Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming.      Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away.      Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times.      Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up.      Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.       Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time. Our goal is to be outdoors and active as much as possible.  Please be sure your child has what they need to make it enjoyable for everyone!Depending on weather:Rain coat & bootsSneakers - sandals are NOT the best choice for an active day and walking.  No Flip Flops.Sweatshirt or lightweight jacketCoat, snowpants, mittens (2 pair), hat, boots.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 1 & 2 Mon & Wed
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 3 & 4 Mon & Wed
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Thursday October 8, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Kindergarten Soccer (group 1)
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 1 & 2 Tues & Thurs
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Grades 3 & 4 Tues & Thurs
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Soccer - St. Albans Recreation Fall Program 2020 - Kindergarten Soccer (group 2)
St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2020 Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.**Our grades 1 & 2 teams are full as of right now.  If you've got a child interested in playing - you can register to be put on a wait list (at no charge)  If we receive enough registrations and a coach for the group we'll contact you to see if you'd like to formally register and we'll take payment at that time. St.  Albans Recreation department is happy to announce that we will continue our offering of Fall Soccer for the 2020 season.  Policies for this soccer season are in direct correlation with the recommendations issued by the State of Vermont Department of Health.  Our program will meet or exceed those expectations.  Our goal is to provide a fun, active experience for your child in a safe and healthy environment.  Here is some important information for families. Soccer 2020 – To adhere to health guidelines, soccer this year will look different.  There will be no games against other teams as we’ve had in the past.  Each team will scrimmage among itself.  The focus of the season will be skills, drills and fun.  Kids will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  We want to be clear up front that this year will look much different than previous years.  If state guidelines are adjusted as the season progresses, we may readjust our guidelines.  Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone. No show ups.  Face Masks –Face masks will be worn by coaches, spectators and players at all times.  There will be no play without masks.  Distancing – All participants will adhere to physical distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible.Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather all participant will be emailed about cancellations. Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications.Arrival – Both parent and child will report to the clearly marked check in area each time they arrive at the field wearing a face mask. Kids cannot run onto the field until going through the scanning process.  At check in – every child will be screened with a temperature screening as well as asked a series of questions – this happens at every practice.  If a person has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater, they will not be allowed at the session that day.  Children who test for a fever must go 24 hours without fever symptoms without Advil or Tylenol before they can return to practice. Health Screening A Daily Health Check will be conducted for each child attending practice upon arrival each dayThese questions will be asked every day: Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell? Child will be screened for temperature. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made. Exclusions  The following children, parents, coaches or staff will be excluded from practice if they:o Sick for any reasono Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19o Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 dayso A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shakingwith chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smello Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)o Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fevero A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are presento Large amounts of discolored nasal dischargeo Severe ear paino Uncontrolled cougho Diarrheao Severe headache, especially with a fever Healthy children and staff with the following symptoms/conditions may attend programming:o Allergy symptoms (with no fever) that cause coughing and clear runny nose maystay if they have medically diagnosed allergies and follow medical treatmentplans.o Well-controlled, mild asthma Hygiene – We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after practice sessions each day. We will have sanitizer available for people who want it.Equipment- Balls, nets, cones and will be supplied by the Recreation Department.  All players should bring their own cleats, shin pads and water bottles (clearly marked with their name) to practice each day.  No sharing of these items between kids.Sick Kids or Family – If a child, coach, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at practice.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at soccer, families will be notified and the team will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team.  If a child develops symptoms of COVID 19 while at a practice session we will isolate them from the group, call parents so they can be taken home immediately.Travelers- If a family or staff member leaves the state for a vacation (unless they travel to the newly defined counties in neighboring states -so defined by the State of Vermont - ) they will not be able to return to camp until they have been quarantined in VT for 14 days or they can quarantine for 7 days and then be tested for COVID19, if the test is negative they can attend soccer.  Keep in mind that these “green” free travel counties in other states may change without notice.Coaches- We are happy to have many returning parents or previous coaches helping out with the program this summer. This should make it an easy transition for your children, many who may have already had them as a coach.Bathrooms – There will be a port-o-let on site for use but there is no running water or indoor bathrooms at this time.Saturday games – Saturday morning games at Hard’ack are not an option (at least at this time) There will be staggered start times for practices with 2 teams starting at a time to reduce the number of kids waiting to be checked in.  At this point, each team will stay in its own group – not mingling or playing other teams.  If guidelines change as the season progresses, we will revisit this rule.We reserve the right to make changes at any time – We have spent a great deal of time considering what changes need to happen to make soccer an option for kids this fall.  We are prepared to adapt, alter or cancel soccer at any time if state recommendations change.  As health guidelines change and risk decreases or increases if we need to make changes we will not hesitate to do so.  Our primary goal is health and safety.  We already know a lot about fun and we’re determined to have some while keeping everyone safe.  That said, the precautions we’re taking will undoubtedly add a few minutes to your drop off time each day.  Please bear with us.  We’ll be in contact with families throughout the season with any new information and please contact us at the numbers or emails below if you have any questions or concerns. Recreation Cell 802-309-1810Program Manager Andrew Gratton 802-524-1500 x *268 or a.gratton@stalbansvt.comRecreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1500 x *266 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________St. Albans Recreation Department offers soccer programs for kids from age 4 through 4th Grade. Choose the grade/age that your child will be entering into the fall of 2020. Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/21/2020.START SMART SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 25, 2020 Through SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- 6 weeks. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2020. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pmStart Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Parents work together with their children to develop skills and understanding. Parents must wear masks.Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.- Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 27, 2020 through October 1, 2020 - 6 weeks. For all children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. - Coaches are parent volunteers. - Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. - Each group/ team will practice separately._________________________________________________________________________________________________FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADEPRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 2020 No Practice on September 7th (Labor Day). STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)4v4 Standards of play. - Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft- Size 3 Ball- 4v4 with no goalies- Shin Guards requiredGames will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)7v7 Standards of Play.- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft- Size 4 ball- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)- Shin Guards are required- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. - Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. - Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. - Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice below.  Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. USA soccer coach certification and first aid/ CPR certification is available free of charge, but is NOT required. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                           Vermont Covid Regulations 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on events — currently 150 outdoors. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and measures should be put in place to ensure social distancing between households. In no case should the number of spectators exceed 50 percent of the fire safety occupancy limit of a venue or 1 person per 100 square feet. At no time shall the total number of spectators exceed 75 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Prioritize outdoor as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible  All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must wear a face mask at all times. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) may resume July 1 limited to individual matches or sporting events. “Jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Friday October 9, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
Monday October 12, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
Tuesday October 13, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
Wednesday October 14, 2020
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM    Wednesdays with St. Albans Recreation - Wednesdays at Rec
This program aims to provide a fun and safe environment for kids to spend their remote learning day. This will be a full day program from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Drop off will take place from 7:30-8:30am kids will enjoy outdoor play (when weather permits) while kids are arriving. They will then have a breakfast or small snack. After this we will have 2 hours of time for kids to do remote learning activities or homework. We will then have lunch, followed by activities in the afternoon before kids are picked up. This schedule will be very similar to our Summer Day Camp program with remote learning time built in during the mornings.        All campers will go through the health screening process when they arrive. No kids with any sickness symptoms will be allowed that day.        Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming.      Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away.      Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times.      Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up.      Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.       Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time. Our goal is to be outdoors and active as much as possible.  Please be sure your child has what they need to make it enjoyable for everyone!Depending on weather:Rain coat & bootsSneakers - sandals are NOT the best choice for an active day and walking.  No Flip Flops.Sweatshirt or lightweight jacketCoat, snowpants, mittens (2 pair), hat, boots.
 
Thursday October 15, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
Friday October 16, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
Monday October 19, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
Tuesday October 20, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
Wednesday October 21, 2020
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM    Wednesdays with St. Albans Recreation - Wednesdays at Rec
This program aims to provide a fun and safe environment for kids to spend their remote learning day. This will be a full day program from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Drop off will take place from 7:30-8:30am kids will enjoy outdoor play (when weather permits) while kids are arriving. They will then have a breakfast or small snack. After this we will have 2 hours of time for kids to do remote learning activities or homework. We will then have lunch, followed by activities in the afternoon before kids are picked up. This schedule will be very similar to our Summer Day Camp program with remote learning time built in during the mornings.        All campers will go through the health screening process when they arrive. No kids with any sickness symptoms will be allowed that day.        Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming.      Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away.      Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times.      Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up.      Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.       Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time. Our goal is to be outdoors and active as much as possible.  Please be sure your child has what they need to make it enjoyable for everyone!Depending on weather:Rain coat & bootsSneakers - sandals are NOT the best choice for an active day and walking.  No Flip Flops.Sweatshirt or lightweight jacketCoat, snowpants, mittens (2 pair), hat, boots.
 
Thursday October 22, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
Friday October 23, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.  Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.