49ers begin phase one of training Tuesday with noncontact practices
Yuba College’s athletic teams have been given clearance to begin phase one of training.
Yuba women’s soccer coach Cristina Baggio said each team has its own schedule, as soccer will begin the new normal of on the field training on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Practices will be two days a week for each team until given the proper clearance to move forward.
“We’re going to make it work and make the best of it,” Baggio said. “Phase one is getting back on the field.”
Soccer will run its practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the 49er turf practice facility next to the baseball field.
The practice plan, Baggio said, is very detailed and relies on health and safety. Each of the players and coaches must go through a health screening that includes a temperature and COVID related symptom check before beginning practice. Then once on the field, Baggio said masks must be worn and players will be in groups of five to begin phase one, she said.
There’s no contact or scrimmages allowed right now.
In addition, players cannot share equipment or any gear at any time.
Baggio released a statement on her team’s COVID protocols that read in part: “Once walking in the stadium, (players) will find a section with your name, and a soccer ball. This will be your cubical for the beginning of training until further instructions are given,” the statement read. “At the end of training, you will wipe down your soccer ball.”
If you’re a Yuba College coach planning a return to training in a pandemic please reach out to Appeal Sports Editor Jeff Larson at email@example.com.