Gold Nugget Soccer Club Air Quality Policy

The health and safety of our youth players is our primary concern.  It is our intent to promote soccer as an activity to improve the quality of the lives of the children in our club.  We do not want this activity to become an instrument of bad health. 

Coaches, check the Air Quality Index (AQI) an hour before your practice is scheduled:

Auburn Area (click here)  or Greater Sacramento (click here)

Depending on your practice location, either reporting region will be applicable.  Please note, AQI is measured in two ways: Ozone and Particulate Matter.  Either score in an elevated range is cause for action.  Based upon then-current conditions for your area adjust practice activities according to the following:

1) Regardless of the AQI, if you smell smoke at your location 

  • No outdoor practice

  • No indoor practice in a facility with open doors or windows

2) Ozone or Particulate Matter 201+

  • No outdoor practice

  • No indoor practice in a facility with open doors or windows

3) Ozone or Particulate Matter 151 - 200

  • Restricted outdoor practice allowed

  • Walking practice – no running

  • Recommend reduced practice time for younger players

  • No 1v1 or small sided games

  • Players are not to exercise to the point of heavy breathing

4) Ozone or Particulate Matter 101 - 150

  • Restricted outdoor practice allowed

  • Light running OK

  • Increase recovery time between exercises and repetitions

  • Players are not to exercise to the point of heavy breathing for extended periods of time

5) Ozone and Particulate Matter 0 – 100

  • No practice restrictions.

Thank you in advance for your adherence to this policy.