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Sep, 2020

Cary Chargers Responsible Return To Play Guidelines and Policies

Responsible Return to Play Guidelines and Policies 

Phase Two – Return to Training Cary Chargers Phase 2 Return to Play Policies coincide with the current opening phase that the government has put in place. As our Governor and state health officials progress forward in further opening North Carolina, the polices below will be modified to reflect those changes. In the event North Carolina regresses back to previous phases of closings and that restrictions are put back in place, policies will change accordingly including suspending of training in accordance with the policies put in place by state and local officials. 

All players and families must follow Cary Chargers Phase 2 Policies to be allowed to participate in trainings and events. Failure to follow these policies will result in suspension from team activities and removal from the program at the discretion of the Association Board Members. Cary Chargers coaches will do their best to provide guidance and practice plans that meet standards and protocols set by state and local officials. Parents need to also help by explaining and sharing these guidelines with your child. Please understand that coaches will do what they can to instruct players within these guidelines, but we are operating in new and unique conditions, and if these conditions do not make you feel comfortable there is no requirement to attend trainings or events. Please use your discretion to do what is best for you and your family. 

CDC and US Lacrosse Return to Play Guidelines for Youth Sports The following links contain information available for families to use as resources for personal education and decision making during our Phase 2 return to Train. 

CDC Guidelines on Youth Sports: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/youth-sports.html 

USA Football Guidelines on Return to Play: https://usafootball.com/resources-tools/return-to-youth-football/

Arrival To Venue & Leaving the Venue Mandatory Recommended Best Practices 

All participants, spectators and coaches must adhere to six-foot physical distancing while at Cary Chargers trainings and events, including arrival and exit from facilities. 

All athletes must complete the digital Ticket to Train symptom assessment on each day of training they attend. The link can be found at www.carypopwarner.org. Anyone experiencing any illness, symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19 must stay home. Players who don’t complete the assessment will not be allowed to train.

Athletes are strongly recommended to travel to and from facilities alone or with a member of their immediate household. We also require you and your athlete to wear cloth masks when arriving to the training facilities.

Segments of the population who, according to the CDC, have increased risk of being seriously infected by COVID-19 are encouraged to not be in attendance. 

Team meetings and information will be shared virtually or through email. Be sure to sign up for Remind to stay up to date on important team information as team or parent meetings will not occur on site during training. 

Events, Training and Practices Mandatory Recommended Best Practices 

All players must submit the Ticket to Train symptom assessment form on the day of the training, event or practice in order to attend. The Ticket to Train can be located on our website- www.carypopwarner.org.  Anyone experiencing any illness, symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19 must stay home. 

Athletes and coaches must adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times, including water breaks, arrival to and leaving the field, and waiting in line for drills or being coached. 

Athletes and coaches must have their own water bottles; there will be no shared drinks or water bottles during training. 

All players are required to have hand sanitizer in their bag to apply before and after practice and after touching their mouth guard. 

All players will put their gear/bag in an area separate from teammates. No gear bag should be within 6 feet of a teammates gear, drink, or equipment. Players are not to share gear or equipment. 

Player’s mouth piece should remain in their mouth throughout the duration of practice. In the event that a player has to touch their mouth piece (for example while getting water) they should use hand sanitizer after replacing the mouth piece in their mouth. 

Parents/guardians will not be allowed on the fields during training. You can remain in your car or outside the fenced areas of fields. This is to limit the number of people present to allow for us to remain under the 50-person restrictions. Parents should remain socially distant from all other children at all times during the training session. 

Handshakes, team huddles, and excessive player contact will be avoided during Phase 2. Players must maintain social distancing before, during and after practice. 

Event staff and tent areas will be open to event staff and coaches only. Parents with questions should send emails or request a call for communication. On site staff will be monitoring players and coaches and not speaking with parents at that time. 

Face coverings for players and coaches when not on the field of play. 

Face coverings are strongly recommended for any spectator. No parent or spectator will be allowed inside the fenced in area. 

Frequent use of hand sanitizer and washing of hands before, during, and after practice. 

Coaches will maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after coaching. There might be some situations where social distancing cannot take place, for example if attending to the immediate health needs of a player. During these times, coaches will work to assess the situation and return to social distancing guidelines as quickly as possible. 

Athletes Attending Training Mandatory Recommended Best Practices 

All players must submit the Ticket to Train symptom assessment form on the day of the training, event or practice in order to attend. The Ticket to Train can be located on our website- www.carypopwarner.org.  Anyone experiencing any illness, symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19 must stay home. 

Maintain social distancing when arriving to practice. 

All players will put their gear/bag in an area separate from teammates. No gear bag should be within 6 feet of a teammates gear, drink, or equipment. Players are not to share gear or equipment. 

Maintain social distancing during water breaks, while in line for drills, and while listening to coaches. 

“No Touch” Rule: No huddles, handshakes, hugs, or player to player contact during training. 

When training sessions conclude, players should quickly exit the facility and leave the premises while following social distancing guidelines.

Wear a face-covering at all times when not on the field of play. 

If at anytime during practice or training a player feels ill they should immediately report that to their coach, stop training and leave the facility for the day. 

Athletes are strongly recommended to travel to and from facilities alone or with a member of their immediate household. 

Parents, Guardians and Spectators Attending Training Mandatory Recommended Best Practices 

All players must submit the Ticket to Train symptom assessment form on the day of the training, event or practice in order to attend. The Ticket to Train can be located on our website- www.carypopwarner.org.  Anyone experiencing any illness, symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19 must stay home. 

Must adhere to six-foot social distancing practices and guidelines at all times. 

May not be on the field of play or inside the fence areas. 

Any parents, guardians or spectators experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 should stay home. 

Must not enter player areas on the field of play or staff areas. 

Are not to share gear, training items, or water/food with any other players. Example: a teammate forgets a water bottle another family should not share a water bottle with that player even if new/unused. 

“Tailgating” or parent gatherings are not allowed. Families in attendance of the training sessions must follow guidelines that are put in place by the facility, town, local and state health officials. 

Wear a cloth mask or face-covering when coming to and from training facilities. 

Frequent hand washing and gear/equipment sanitization for players and parents. 

Share Cary Chargers policies and procedures with your child so they understand and can adhere to policies being put in place. Take time to practice and teach social distancing.

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 By Player Attending Training 

In the event that a player tests positive for COVID-19 they must be out of practice for at least two weeks, go 72 hours without symptoms, test negative and have medical clearance to return to play. In the event that a player tests positive who was at practice, their group will not be allowed to practice for two weeks and all players should be monitored for symptoms and contact their own health professional. In the event that a player tests positive for COVID-19 who has not attended a practice or training, they must stay away from training for two weeks, go 72 hours without symptoms, test negative and have medical clearance to play. A team will not have to end practice for two weeks if a player tests positive for COVID-19 as long as the player was not in contact with team members during training. This policy is subject to change based on evolving guidelines, testing, and protocols put in place by federal, state and local officials. 


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