Dear DCT accepted teams, coaches, and families,


As many of you are aware, the Phoenix City Council voted to cancel all field usage until Feb 2021. We disagree with the decision as there is no evidence that outdoor youth sporting events are super-spreader events or that they contribute to the rise in Covid cases. However, we are very sensitive to the fact that many communities and families, throughout the U.S., have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 and we will follow all rules and guidelines.

It is important to note that DCT is more than a City of Phoenix tournament and the majority of our playing sites are outside of the City’s boundaries. Because of this ruling, we will lose Reach 11 and Rose Mofford but our other primary locations are all open. We are already in the process of securing other quality facilities in the area that have no restrictions.

Registration will stay open through 1/18/2021. As usual, we are going to try and accept as many teams as possible into DCT. However, this year might be a little tougher given the lack of City of Phoenix fields.


This tournament has been bringing people together for 20 years and will continue to do so. Additionally, with PDT, it generates upwards of $20 million dollars for the Greater Phoenix area. We are hoping that our elected officials recognize the economic impact of events like DCT as our state faces economic uncertainty. We also hope that they understand how much these events contribute to the health and well-being of all of those that participate, both directly and indirectly.


We will be communicating with all accepted teams over the course of the next few weeks and our website will be regularly updated. Everyone will be in receipt of the same information at the same time as everyone else. We appreciate your support and your willingness to hang in there with us through these challenging times. We are committed to DCT 2021 and we believe that together we can make it happen!


Many thanks,

The DCT Tournament Committee


SC del Sol understands that risk of exposure to communicable diseases can’t be 100% eliminated and has compiled the following guidelines and protocols to maximize the safety of all participants, spectators, and staff. These protocols are obtained from an extensive network of sources to represent what SC del Sol believes are the ‘Best Practices’ set forth by health, safety, and government agencies. SC del Sol primarily uses guidance from the CDC and State Health Departments as well as US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and State Soccer Associations. We are ready to revise these procedures with the latest information as needed to deliver the safest game day environment possible.


Implementing these Return to Play initiatives will require a coordinated and cooperative effort between SC del Sol, State Soccer Associations, clubs, teams, referees, coaches, players and parents/guardians, and many others. While SC del Sol and coaches are tasked to create and maintain a safe environment, parents/guardians are the only ones who can make the decision for their child to participate.




Assessing and Reducing Participant Risk

  • Limit the amount of personal contact with shared equipment, gear, and public surfaces.

  • Enable the ability to engage in social distancing while not actively engaged in play.

  • Strategically match the size of the event (number of teams and participants) to the size of facilities.

  • Limiting nonessential personnel, volunteers, visitors, and spectators.

  • Consider the challenges of long-distance travel outside of the local community.


Promoting Behaviors that Increase Safety

  • Provide staff with the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Increase cleaning, sanitizing, and the availability of wash stations.

  • Limit physical contact (high fives, handshakes, etc.).

  • Encourage self-checks and staying home when appropriate.

  • Request increased hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

  • Require participants to wear proper face coverings when necessary.

  • Maintain adequate supplies.

  • Increase signs and messages to inform participants.


Maintaining Healthy Soccer Environments

  • Increase cleaning and disinfecting.

  • Reduce the possibilities of shared objects.

  • Modify and enhance layouts to allow for social distancing.

  • Strategically implement crowd control best practices with physical barriers and guides.

  • Take extra precautions with communal public spaces.


Maintaining Healthy Soccer Operations

  • If needed, stagger game schedules and spacing to reduce people on site.

  • If needed, significantly space out fields and game times to avoid large crowds.

  • If needed, provide flexibility to playing rules by offering smaller rosters, the number of participants, length of games, etc.

  • Provide protection for staff and players at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

  • Make our regulatory partner aware of our operations.

  • Identify small groups and keeping them together (cohorting).

  • Consider crowds, size of gatherings, numbers of spectators, and travel restrictions.

  • Designate COVID-19 points of contact.

  • Enhance and streamline communication systems.


Preparing for If / When Someone Gets Sick

  • Educate our customers and staff to recognize the signs and symptoms.

  • Create an emergency action plan (EAP) in case of reported symptoms of infection.

  • In the case of infection, notify state and local health officials as well as close contacts.

  • In the case of infection, follow state and local health and safety guidelines.

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