49ers be­gin phase one of train­ing Tues­day with non­con­tact prac­tices

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - State / Weather - By Jeff Lar­son jlar­son@ap­pealdemo­crat.com

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.”

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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 jlar­son@ap­pealdemo­crat.com.

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