The Kingston Springs Parks & Recreation Department began soccer registration last week for kids ages 4-12, though the town was holding off on collecting league fees until officials see if there are enough players to have a season.
Registration was scheduled to end Friday, Sept. 11. The form includes a waiver parents or legal guardians must sign to release the town of any liability pertaining to COVID-19, in addition to the usual hold-harmless agreement for physical injuries.
The document contains many coronavirus-related protocols pertaining to players, coaches and spectators. The form calls for social distancing by everyone “when feasible.” Masks are required by everyone except for players while they are on the field.
Among the other guidelines: “No group celebrations. No high fives, hugs, handshakes, etc.”
There are health checks and bans on sharing water bottles, among other guidelines.
Officials said they would add up the registrations after the deadline, and if they decide they have enough players to have a fall season, they will collect fees of $65 for city residents and $75 for non-city residents.
The first game day would be scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19.