First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We have received questions from the community about if and how COVID-19 will change this year’s athletic season. We know this outbreak has been stressful to many and recognize that exercising and participating in activities like sports can be a healthy way to cope with stress and connect with our community. After careful thought and planning, we are excited to let you know that we plan to resume youth sports while following CDC considerations to protect players, families, and our community.
The health and safety of our athletes, staff, and volunteers remain our highest priority. Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible while also allowing our athletes to play. We are:
Requiring temperature checks and promoting healthy hygiene practices such as providing hand sanitizer for all players, coaches, staff, officials and spectators when entering the gymnasium.
Allowing only two teams in the gym at one time. This will help us keep our capacity under control and offer plenty of space for social distancing in the gym. This will also allow time for us to disinfect in between games.
Intensifying cleaning and disinfection within our facilities and premises by cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces such as team benches and basketballs at least daily or between use as feasible.
Reducing physical closeness or contact between players when possible by discouraging unnecessary physical contact, such as high-fives, handshakes, fist bumps, and hugs.
Requesting that everyone wear a face covering when entering the gym. Players, Coaches and refs may remove their face covering during their designated practice and/or game. (As a reminder, cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
Anyone who is sick or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19— including players, family members, coaches, staff and spectators — should not attend practices or games. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.
For more information about COVID-19 visit www.cdc.gov.
We look forward to seeing you. Now, let’s play!