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

In light of the latest announcements regarding COVID-19 in the last few weeks 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 back 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.


From Soccer Today: soccertoday.com/cal-souths-bob-turner-on-return-to-play-requirements 

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.