There will be no indoor winter soccer this year due to COVID closures and concerns.

We follow the Return to Play guidelines published by MA Youth Soccer. These guidelines adapt to the rates of infection within the state.  These are some of the known or expected rules and guidelines which will be in place during the fall season.  There are more.  Please do not register if you do not agree to comply with these or any of the other guidelines available in the links above.  These are subject to change.



  • The number of spectators per child will be limited.  The recommendation is a maximum of 1 spectator per player. 

  • Spectators must wear masks and maintain 6’ distance from the field and other spectators at all times.

  • At-Risk individuals should not attend soccer activity



  • Coaches must wear masks and maintain 6’ distance from players at all times.

  • Max 2 coaches on a field during practices

  • Coaches will not supply balls or pinnies.  Players must bring their own ball and will be provided pinnies.

  • Each team must have a COVID coordinator who is registered and trained on specific responsibilities.  This can be a coach or a parent volunteer.


Soccer Rules

  • Practices will not include contact drills.  Drills with a high risk of contact must be avoided.

  • Travel soccer game rules may be modified, including avoiding throw-ins and headers. 

  • Intown ages will not play scrimmages or games and will attempt to maintain 6’ social distance

  • Players must wear masks at all times, but may pull the mask down to catch their breath while they are a safe distance away from other participants


Player/Parent Responsibilities

  • Comply with instructions and rules of assigned officials when attending soccer activities

  • Players must wear masks to and from soccer activities. 

  • Players must have their own equipment at every event: Sanitizer, paper towels/wipes, mask, ball

  • A player with persistent cough or fever should be sent home immediately.  Parents are responsible for keeping kids home who are not 100% healthy.

  • Parents must notify the coach and the COVID Safety Officer immediately if the player or member of the household is diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Malden, MA 02148
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