Summer 2020 Conditioning Guidelines

  • Summer Workouts - OUTDOORS (ALL CONDITIONING WORKOUTS ARE OPTIONAL - no one will be penalized if they choose not to participate)

    1. Coaches must submit practice plans and schedules to the principal to be approved.
    2. Principals need to submit the practice plan to Assistant Supervisor of Athletics for approval
    3. Practice plans must address:
      1. All participants must have a valid physical form on file at the school
      2. Group size - no more than 15 (including the coaching staff). Two or more groups can meet at the same time on campus as long as the groups are distanced and the athletes and coaches stay within their cohort.
      3. Coaches must place athletes in groups or ‘cohorts’ - those groups cannot change. Limits exposure to other students.
      4. Address how they will implement social distancing during the workout - 6 feet minimum. Establish a 6-foot marking system to visually demonstrate the recommended social distancing.
      5. Staff shall wear face coverings at all times
      6. When feasible, students are to wear face coverings (before and after workouts) Students can remove face coverings when exercising if they stay 6 feet apart.
      7. Students' attendance will be tracked each day. Parent/Student must sign Acknowledgement Statement regarding COVID-19
      8. No sharing of equipment. No sports equipment will be used, i.e. footballs, soccer balls, etc.
      9. Students are to bring their own water bottle, clearly labeled and stored in locations away from others. No sharing of water bottles
      10. Parents/guardians are to limit interactions - drop-offs and pick-ups only.
      11. Athletes who are sick from COVID-19 may not attend a practice or training until they are cleared for release from isolation according to CDC guidelines and cleared to return by a healthcare provider.
      12. Any staff or youth athlete exposed to a person with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 may not attend the program until they have completed quarantine following CDC guidelines.
    1. At any time, the athletic director, school administrator, or central office administrator may attend a practice or workout session to ensure that all protocols are followed.

     

    General concept: Get in, Get out and complete essential training.

    Considerations:

    1. Consider staggered practice and training times to minimize bottlenecks at entrances and exits of outdoor facilities.
    2. Make hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant readily available to parents/guardians, staff, and athletes, including at the entrance of the outdoor facility and at bathroom facilities.
    3. Restrict team huddles, high fives, and handshakes or other close contact activities.
    4. Communicate with parents or guardians, staff, and youth athletes on the measures taken for their comfort and on the shared responsibility to monitor their health and stay home if not feeling well.

    Helpful Resources:

     

    Summer Workouts - WEIGHT ROOMS ONLY (ALL WEIGHT ROOM PRACTICES ARE OPTIONAL - no one will be penalized if they choose not to participate)

    1. Coaches must submit practice plans and schedules to the principal to be approved.
    2. Principals need to submit the practice plan to Assistant Supervisor of Athletics for approval
    3. Practice plans must address:
      1. All participants must have a valid physical form on file at the school
      2. Group size - no more than 10 (including the coaching staff)(CDC recommendation)
      3. Coaches must place athletes in groups or ‘cohorts’ - those groups cannot change. Limits exposure to other students.
      4. Address how they will implement social distancing during the workout - 6 feet minimum. Establish a 6-foot marking system to visually demonstrate the recommended social distancing.
      5. Staff and students shall wear face coverings at all times while indoors.
      6. Students' attendance will be tracked each day. Parent/Student must sign Acknowledgement Statement regarding COVID-19
      7. Maintain at least 6 feet of separation as much as possible in areas that may lead to close contact (within 6 feet) among other people, such as weight rooms, group fitness studios, pools and saunas, courts and fields, walking/running tracks, locker rooms, check-in areas, parking lots, and routes of entry and exit.
      8. Don’t shake hands, give high-fives, do elbow bumps, or touch others because close contact increases the risk of acquiring COVID-19.
      9. Ensure weight room equipment is clean and disinfected. Wipe down machines and equipment with disinfecting wipes and use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol before using machines. CDC - Cleaning and Disinfecting. All benches, weights, dumbbells, etc. must be disinfected after each use
      10. Do not share items that cannot be cleaned, sanitized, or disinfected between use, such as resistance bands and weightlifting belts.
      11. Limit weight training activities to those that do not require a spotter.
      12. Wash your hands before adjusting your face cover.
      13. Students are to bring their own water bottle, clearly labeled and stored in locations away from others. No sharing of water bottles
      14. Parents/guardians are to limit interactions - drop-offs and pick-ups only.
      15. Athletes who are sick from COVID-19 may not attend a practice or training until they are cleared for release from isolation according to CDC guidelines and cleared to return by a healthcare provider.
      16. Any staff or youth athlete exposed to a person with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 may not attend the program until they have completed quarantine following CDC guidelines.
    1. At any time, the athletic director, school administrator, or central office administrator may attend a practice or workout session to ensure that all protocols are followed.

     

    General concept: Get in, Get out and complete essential training.

     

    Considerations:

    1. Consider establishing a 6-foot marking system to visually demonstrate the recommended social distancing.
    2. Consider staggered practice and training times to minimize bottlenecks at entrances and exits of indoor facilities.
    3. Make hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant readily available to parents/guardians, staff, and athletes, including at the entrance of the outdoor facility and at bathroom facilities.
    4. Communicate with parents or guardians, staff, and youth athletes on the measures taken for their comfort and on the shared responsibility to monitor their health and stay home if not feeling well. (COVID-19 Awareness document)

    Helpful Resources: 

     

    Summer Workouts - CHEERLEADING/DANCE TEAMS (ALL CONDITIONING PRACTICES ARE OPTIONAL - no one will be penalized if they choose not to participate)

    1.  Coaches must submit practice plans and schedules to the principal to be approved.
    2. Practice plans must address:
      1. All participants must have a valid physical form on file at the school
      2. OUTDOOR Group size - no more than 15 (including the coaching staff). Two or more groups can meet at the same time on campus as long as the groups are distanced and the athletes and coaches stay within their cohort.
      3. INDOOR (weight room only) Group size - no more than 10 (including the coaching staff) All athletes and coaches need to stay within their cohort.
      4. Coaches must place athletes in groups or ‘cohorts’ - those groups cannot change. Limits exposure to other students.
      5. Address how they will implement social distancing during the workout - 6 feet minimum. Establish a 6-foot marking system to visually demonstrate the recommended social distancing.
      6. Staff shall wear face coverings at all times
      7. Staff and students shall wear face coverings at all times while INDOORS.
      8. When feasible, students are to wear face coverings (before and after workouts) Students can remove face coverings when exercising if they stay 6 feet apart while outside..
      9. Ensure weight room equipment is clean and disinfected. Wipe down machines and equipment with disinfecting wipes and use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol before using machines. CDC - Cleaning and Disinfecting. All weight room equipment, benches, dumbbells, etc. must be disinfected after each use.
      10. Do not share items that cannot be cleaned, sanitized, or disinfected between use, such as resistance bands, poms and weightlifting belts.
      11. Limit weight training activities to those that do not require a spotter.
      12. Students' attendance will be tracked each day. Parent/Student must sign Acknowledgement Statement regarding COVID-19
      13. No group or partner stunting, spotting for tumbling/jumps, close choreography, kick lines, are permitted. All must abide by the 6 feet social distancing.
      14. Students are to bring their own water bottle, clearly labeled and stored in locations away from others. No sharing of water bottles
      15. Parents/guardians are to limit interactions - drop-offs and pick-ups only.
      16. Athletes who are sick from COVID-19 may not attend a practice or training until they are cleared for release from isolation according to CDC guidelines and cleared to return by a healthcare provider.
      17. Any staff or youth athlete exposed to a person with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 may not attend the program until they have completed quarantine following CDC guidelines.
    3. At any time, the athletic director, school administrator, or central office administrator may attend a practice or workout session to ensure that all protocols are followed.

     

     General concept: Get in, Get out and complete essential training.

     

    Considerations:

    1. Consider staggered practice and training times to minimize bottlenecks at entrances and exits of outdoor facilities.
    2. Make hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant readily available to parents/guardians, staff, and athletes, including at the entrance of the outdoor facility and at bathroom facilities.
    3. Restrict team huddles, high fives, and handshakes or other close contact activities.
    4. Communicate with parents or guardians, staff, and youth athletes on the measures taken for their comfort and on the shared responsibility to monitor their health and stay home if not feeling well.

    Helpful Resources: