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USC Girls Youth Lacrosse has learned of girls in neighboring communities that have tested positive for Covo-19 virus.  With this information the Board has decided to cancel the assessment scheduled for tonight (7/1) at Boyce.

USCGLax has decided to cancel this event because the health, safety and well-being of our players, coaches and parents is our first concern. Our actions are intended to reduce the unnecessary exposure of players and is consistent with our intention to make player safety our priority.

 

Thank you,

USC Girls Youth Lacrosse

 


by posted 07/01/2020

 

USC Girls Youth Lacrosse Summer League Covid-19 Procedures

 

Below is the list of resources we consulted:

 

We are self-implementing the following protocols: this will be posted on uscglax.com website.

  • Games will be reduced to 7 v 7 (in lieu of 12 v 12) to maintain social distancing.
  • Coaches will be asked to fill out the below checklist for players prior to starting each event and submit to USCGLAX Board members. 
  • Events will be spread out to allow for one group to leave before another arrives. 
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes(or whatever we timeframe we want to advise) prior to your game start time; wait in the car if so
    • Upon arrival, coaches are asked to keep players contained to a common area of the field(keep your team together) while adhering to recommended social distancing measures
    • Do not advance to the field/bench area until the teams from the prior game have completely left the field/playing area
  • As it stands today, each field will need to be managed to not exceed gatherings of 90 at games / practices.
  • All players/parents will be required to sign the attached waiver form.
  • Upon arrival, only players and coaches will be allowed on the field. If parents stick around for practice, you will be required to follow CDC Guidelines for social distancing.
  • A certified EMT will be on site at all events. 
  • There will be no team huddles and every effort will be made to practice physical distancing when not on the field playing.
  • Wash hands with soap or hand sanitizer regularly. Each player/family is responsible for their own hand sanitizer
  • Players will be asked to only bring a stick, mouth guard, mask (if they choose) and water bottles.  No shared water will be provided.  Players should not bring anything including bags that will sit on sidelines.  Players should change shoes at home or in the car before and after games and practice. 
  • No equipment (including goalie equipment) will be shared.  And will be sanitized after each game. 
  • Players and coaches should take measures to prevent all but the essential contact necessary to play the game. This should include refraining from handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations etc. Practice alternative signs of good sportsmanship (nodding of a head, waving) after a game are encouraged.
  • Please do not bring any food to games.
  • Do not share water. 
  • Concessions will not be open at this time.
  • If you feel sick, stay home. Notify your coach ahead of time that you will not be in attendance.
  • Before practice starts players should:
    1. Sanitize all equipment, including mouth guard
    2. Use the bathroom before practice.  No bathrooms will be available during the session.
    3. Make sure you have TWO water bottles and they are labeled and filled.

While at practice or games

DO NOT TOUCH anything but your stick with your hands. Pick up all balls with stick ONLY

Feel like you need to wear a mask?  Fine! If you take it off, keep it around your neck and do not put it down.

NO bathroom use

Keep in your space if you can at all times.  Be aware of 6ft distance when needed.

 

When leaving

  1. Use sanitizer before getting in your car.
  2. Only take home the items that came with you. 
  3. It is recommended to use wipes to clean your stick.

 

 

 

PARENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO:

 

  • Do not bring your child if you or they are sick or recently sick or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past 2 weeks. 
  • Complete screening questions prior to play
  • Understand your limited participation in practice and games and need to stay in car
  • There is limited research currently available that determines the risk/benefit for athletes to wear cloth face masks while participating in outdoor or indoor athletic activities. CDC has provided guidance on the use of cloth face masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/cloth-face-coverings-information.pdf. Cloth masks will be optional during our events.
  • Wipe down equipment before and after participation. CDC has provided cleaning and disinfecting guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/community/cleaningdisinfecting-decision-tool.html
  • Cooperate with needs/asks of coaches/organizers
  • Educate children about need for social distancing and what they should do to protect themselves (hand washing, not touching others, keeping 6-feet apart)
  • Monitor child for any symptoms of anxiety, depression and distress (i.e. not sleeping, eating, stomach aches before practice) and refer to a mental health professional.
  • We ask that parents bring their own chair to practice social distancing. 

 


by posted 06/16/2020
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