Health & Safety

COVID-19 Safety Measures

The following guidelines are based on the latest recommendations from the CDC and US Lacrosse. These safety guidelines can and will likely change. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a safe environment for all players and coaches. 

  • Parents/guardians of participants will be required to complete a questionnaire through TeamSnap each day prior to attending any practice or game to review potential COVID-19 symptoms of the participant prior to attending. 

  • If a participant tests positive for COVID-19, that player will not attend practice for at least 14 days. The player may return to practice when he/she is symptom free and has tested negative for COVID-19.  

  • Players who have had direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not attend practice for 14 days.

  • All players will be required to bring their own equipment.  No personal equipment can be shared.

  • Players will have designated bag placement locations on the sideline that will be 6 feet apart.  

  • Players will be encouraged to maintain 6 feet social distancing whenever possible during all sessions.  

  • Players will be instructed not to shake hands, give high-fives and fist-bumps.  

  • Players must refrain from spitting or chewing gum.

  • All players will be required to bring their own water bottles.  No shared water bottles or sharing of an individual player’s water bottle.

  • All players must wear a mask from the car to the field and back.

Coaches & Equipment

  • All coaches will be required to wear face coverings at all times. 

  • Coaches will follow social distancing guidelines, which include but are not limited to, staying 6 feet apart from players and others, wearing masks when necessary and using verbal cues.

  • Coaches for each group will have their own set of coaches equipment (i.e cones).  That equipment will be cleaned and sanitized at the conclusion of each practice.  

Parents/Guardians and Spectators

  • Spectators will be asked to remain in their cars or in the parking lot during the clinic to maintain social distancing protocols.  

  • We will recommend against carpooling with multiple participants together.  If carpooling is necessary, we will ask participants to use a mask while carpooling 

Concussion Awareness

Every year, players of all ages in all sports receive concussion injuries during games and practice. Characterized by an impairment of the brain’s normal function and caused by violent shaking or jarring of the brain, concussions may cause alterations in cognitive function, vision, eye movement, facial movement, or speech. Contrary to popular belief, no helmet in any sport can prevent a concussion.

Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), caused by a blow or jolt to the head that can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Coaches, administrators and trainers play a key role in helping to prevent concussion and in managing it properly if it occurs. Having a written concussion management plan is a recommended first step.

US Lacrosse and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have partnered to develop a number of educational resources regarding concussions. These resources, titled Heads Up, contain practical, easy-to-use information designed to help reduce the numbers of this type of injury.

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