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Neighborhood Sports Return To Play Guidelines - Covid 19

Parents and Families -

Below are the policies and procedures that we have adopted with guidance from the CDC and national governing body for youth sports. These policies will be updated as needed based on CDC recommendations. Our goal is to provide an environment that is as safe as possible to help lower the risk and slow the spread of the virus.

The protocols discussed below are meant as general guidelines, and should be considered in the context of federal, state, and county recommendations.

All individuals should self-screen before attending practices or games as outlined by State of Texas guidelines listed here: SELF-SCREEN. If you have any of these symptoms, DO NOT COME TO PRACTICE OR GAMES. Along the same lines, per U.S. Center for Disease Control guidelines, people 65 and older and people with serious underlying medical conditions should not attend activities. Finally, if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive, it is important to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Staff, spectators, and players will all play a role in keeping everyone safe. All Neighborhood Sports activities are optional. In order for sessions to be enjoyable and safe, those who attend will need to adhere to the policies below:

 

Staff

·         All league staff will be screened at check in on the day of the event

·         All league staff must wear a face shield or nose and mouth covering

 

Referee’s

·         All referee’s will be screened at check in on the day of the event

·         All referee’s must wear a face shield or nose and mouth covering

·         The referee will use a hand whistle

·         Referee will hand sanitize during each change of possession

 

Coaches

·         Coaches must wear a face shield or nose and mouth covering

·         Coaches will hand sanitize during each change of possession

 

Players


.         Players will be required to maintain CDC guideline of 6ft. Social Distancing on the sideline when not in the game

·         Player must bring their own water and drink only from their personal receptacle

·         Players will NOT wear mouth guards. This is to minimize the spread of germs from touching the mouth guard.

·         Players will be required to bring their own hand sanitizer and sanitize each time they come to the sideline

 

Spectators

·         Spectators must wear a nose and face covering if not able to maintain 6 ft. of social distance from another individual not in the same household.  

·         Spectators will be required to maintain CDC guideline of 6ft. Social Distancing

·         Spectators may NOT congregate on the player sideline

·         Spectators will be required to view the game from a designated area. 

·         Spectator/Parent Tunnels are not permitted. Clapping is highly encouraged.

 

Game Modifications

·         Teams will be required to stay in their designated sideline area and maintain 6ft. social distance when not in the game

·         No Pre or Post game high fives or hand shakes

·         No team gatherings that bring the players closer than 6ft.

·         Only 1 Coach on the field on Offense

·         No Coaches on the field on defense except for the 5/6 year old division

·         Team huddle - players must be at 1 arm length distance from each other & Coach to observe 6ft. social distance while calling the play or communicating with the players

·         Teams will provide their own football during the game

·         Footballs will be sanitized prior to the start of the game and after each possession

·         Each team center will bring the football into the game at the start of their team offensive possession

·         The football will be returned to the team center after each play. The team center will place the ball on the ground and ready for play based on the referee spot

·         The referee will officiate from the sideline and mark the spot of the ball with his foot

 

CDC Guidelines

The Youth Sports Families Minimum Standard Health Protocols Checklist

The Youth Sports Operators Minimum Standard Health Protocols Checklist

 


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