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Chicago (May 25, 2020) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) today announced that all clubs may advance to Phase Two – Small Group Training under guidelines outlined by the NWSL Medical Task Force (MTF) in the league’s “Return to Play Phased Protocol”, subject to state and local governmental requirements.
“Following the advice and counsel of our medical advisors, the NWSL is pleased to be taking the next steps to safely return to competition,” said NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird.
All groups during Phase Two must not exceed eight (8) players. Prior to entering a facility, all players must complete a Pre-Training Assessment (PTA) and have a daily symptom and temperature screening. In Small Group Training, clubs are permitted to use weight rooms, training rooms and meeting rooms. Essential staff authorized in Phase 2 are coaches, athletic trainers, sports scientists, team physicians and equipment managers. All players and staff members are required to take both an Antigen polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and an Antibody (IgG) test prior to being present at any group trainings.
Beginning Saturday, May 30, 2020, teams may progress to Phase Three – Full Team Training provided that five (5) days of Small Group Training have been completed and doing so is not in violation of applicable state or local restrictions.
Throughout Phases Two and Three, players are required to arrive in their training gear and wear masks when arriving and departing the facility; shared water bottles will not be permitted, and staff will perform a thorough cleaning after each groups’ use of the facilities.
The following principles apply to all phases of the league’s return to play protocol:
The “Return to Play Phased Protocol” details health and safety guidelines and the league will continue to control the progression through each phase.