As youth football families seek a responsible return to play, USA Football is working with leaders across medicine, football and athlete development to provide helpful information for youth leagues.
It is vitally important to fully review USA Football’s Return to Youth Football 2020 Information and Considerations (this guide), with a phased approach to returning to football based on the phased re-opening guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A youth league’s state and city or county department of health determines what “Phase” it is in, which can move up or down as COVID-19 information develops. Be aware that prior to a vaccine or cure, COVID-19 risk of infection remains, regardless of the fact that your local community may have “re-opened.” Prior to resuming activities, inform all parents of the steps you are taking so they can make an informed decision regarding their child’s participation. USA Football also recommends COVID-specific language to waivers.
USA Football - Return to Youth Football 2020 Guidelines