To all Crusaders Soccer Club families,

It is our understanding that the county of San Diego health department has allowed continuing organized youth sports organizations to return to the field or practices/training only. In response to that, our club has been working hard in preparing to have our players and families transition to the soccer fields and to competition as it has been officially allowed. Please stay tuned to our website for further news and updates.

In light of the latest announcements regarding COVID-19, within the State of California and Southern California counties and cities, Crusaders Soccer Club is now making it a priority to create the safest environments for our players and families when they come to the soccer fields. Please visit this page regularly for updated information. We are prepared to navigate through these challenging circumstances with your safety and support for our club.

Due to the present COVID-19 situation, tryouts for the older age groups for boys and girls has been postponed until further notice. Please check back to our website for additional information and updates on tryouts.

From Calsouth:

UPDATE FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIAClick here to read the statement issued by the California Department of Public Health on Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports (as of February 19, 2021)


Recommended Outlines for Youth Soccer Return To Play Protocols — PHASE 2


1. All the Core features from Phase 1 except as modified below.
New features in Phase 2:
1. Practice drills and activities may now include multiple players within the Training Group. The number of players in a Training group shall follow regulations defined by State and/or local authorities.
2. Scrimmages between Training Groups within the same League/Club are allowed.
3. Sharing of equipment such as soccer balls is allowed for use in the regular practice drills such as headers, and throw-ins are allowed.


Cal South Lifts Suspension of Activities

Cal South recently released our Prevention and Response Protocol as well as our Return-to-Play Phases and Responsibilities as adopted by our Board of Directors to facilitate the Return to Play (RTP) process for our affiliate members, athletes, administrators, parents and participants commensurate with the State of California and local agency guidelines stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corresponding with existing and ongoing COVID-19 recovery requirements established by the State of California; the California Department of Public Health; and County and local agencies, effective June 12, 2020, Cal South is lifting its previously announced suspension, provided activities related to recovery are authorized by all governing agencies.

This action is taken to assist our affiliate members through the process of recovery while adhering to the requirements of the State of California, County, and local municipalities who are allowing activities to restart where authorized. Cal South sanctioned affiliates, using permitted fields (meaning you have secured approval from the municipality that owns the field and defines the terms of use) may conduct authorized and sanctioned activities including practices under the RTP. The RTP identifies the phases that are permitted as allowed by the respective municipality and government agencies.

Effective June 12, 2020, the Cal South RTP identifies our phased recovery trajectory to be utilized in conjunction with established guidelines and requirements of the Governor’s office and other agencies.

In addition to the requirements outlined in Cal South’s RTP Guidelines and Protocols, all affiliate members are required and expected to comply with local governing and health agency requirements for a return to activities.

Recognizing that recovery efforts within each of the ten (10) counties of Southern California in which Cal South has jurisdiction may occur at differing paces and levels, the Cal South Board of Directors and staff personnel are committed to working collaboratively with each affiliate member to assist you in the recovery effort moving forward. Additional announcements and correspondence will be forthcoming regarding specific District webinars and/or conference calls that may facilitate recovery efforts.

We are proud to acknowledge the outstanding work of our soccer community and commend our members for the care and attention in which you have managed and administered the initial impacts of the pandemic to date. As we begin the recovery effort together, we are reminded of our ongoing responsibility to administer these next phases of activities with continued diligence to ensure the safety and well-being of our athletes, administrators, and participants until we have achieved full recovery in subsequent weeks.

How to sign your ELA’s and upload Certificates & Waivers  

With COVID-19 there have become all kinds of requirements that have to be fulfilled prior to returning to the soccer fields. In youth soccer, we are having to meet requirements by our governing body Cal South and the State of California.

Below is a link to a couple of the requirements for players to get back on the pitch. Players and parents will need to sign the waivers and will need to be signed via docu sign or physically signed and uploaded into their accounts. Both documents will need to be signed before the player will be allowed to return to the soccer field.

Each day starting on Friday 6/12/2020 (8:00 am) a report will be sent to our Directors of Coaching Rene Miramontes and Victor Melendez and our Grassroots Coordinator Jay Wilson. If the player’s name is not on the list, they will not be able to participate. So please do not delay in this very easy process.

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This process should only take 3-5 minutes online. If on the phone it will take you a bit longer.

Our Crusaders staff will be touch when we are allowed up on the pitch, but this is the first step that needs to be completed.

From Soccer Today: 

Recommended Outlines for Youth Soccer Return To Play Protocols — PHASE 1

  1. Fever Detection: All coaching staff must have their temperature taken.
    • We have strongly recommended that Youth Soccer Clubs take the player’s temperature as well to add another layer of protection and security.
  2. Practices will run throughout the day with shorter time slots and staggered start times allowing a group of youth players to leave the field prior to when the next group starts training.
    • This is to minimize risks and better control contact. 
  3. Parents not allowed on the field and must stay in the car or at least 6 feet apart in the designated area or parking lot.
  4. Youth soccer training will take place only within a small group setting with a maximum of 12 players with 10 feet of distancing between players.
    • The groups of players will remain consistent throughout the duration of Phase 1.
  5. Absolutely NO sharing of water or equipment.
    • We strongly recommend players should supply all their equipment including bibs and soccer balls.
    • Parents are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing after each use.
    • If cones or any other equipment is used, sanitizing must be done after each player group session
  6. Sanitizing stations must be available for all participants.

While Return to Play protocols vary slightly, each state has gradually advanced from small group training with social distancing requirements to gameplay.

From Calsouth:

Dear Cal South Members,

In accordance with the State of California and the Governor’s Stay-At-Home-Order as well as guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health, the suspension of Cal South programs and competition activities continue until further notice. The Cal South Board of Directors voted to extend this suspension during its monthly meeting held on Saturday, April 4, in compliance with the Stay-At-Home Order signed by the Governor on March 19. The suspension, in place since March 13, came as a result of the propagation of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and it will not be lifted until State authorities have lifted or made any changes to their Stay-At-Home Order.

The suspension covers all Cal South events and sanctioned activities including, but not limited to, State Cup, National Cup, California Regional League, Pacific Conference, Adult State Cup, Golden Valley Soccer League play, as well as any ODP Programming, Coaching Education Courses, and Referee Courses. Other activities sanctioned by Cal South such as practices, tournaments, camps, etc., are also suspended in accordance with the guidelines for social distancing as established by local, state, and national agencies and health organizations.

Cal South is actively monitoring national and state organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the California Department of Public Health, the United States Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer and the United States Adult Soccer Association and we will continue to evaluate the circumstances associated with COVID-19 and update our status to members as conditions change and will communicate updates on our website, social media channels and via email.

To reinforce health safety and best practices for illness prevention, please read the list below:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • The CDC recommends wearing a face mask, as it can be an effective tool to help prevent the transmission of respiratory illnesses including Coronavirus.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  •  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • For information about handwashing, see the CDC’s Handwashing website.

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses, the CDC also has specific guidance for travelers. Please see the following additional resources and communications which may provide further information and answers to your questions.

• CDC – Coronavirus Overview
• CDC – Travel Recommendations (China)
• CDC – Frequently Asked Questions
• CDC – Travelers Health
• WHO – Advice for Coronavirus
• U.S. Department of State – Country Specific Travel Information
• USOPC – Coronavirus Update