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DELTA LACROSSE ASSOCIATION

Return to Play - Phase 2 **Amended December 4th, 2020

 

Action plan and protocol for Delta Lacrosse Association

This document has been produced with careful consideration towards the BC Lacrosse Association governing bodies’ Return to Lacrosse Guidelines. It is our intent to provide this information to our provincial governing body and municipal authorities as we await the BC Ministry of Health’s decision on the sport of Lacrosse.

It is also our intent that when the time does come for us to move forward with actions to return, we will ensure the following steps are taken with our organization and its’ members beforehand;

 

  • All protocol, regulations and requirements for return to play are published on our clubs’ website together with full mail-out to all members through email.
  • Mandatory Zoom meetings to present protocol to executive, volunteers, and coaches where all must attend if they are wishing to return to the Association under new circumstances.
  • Mandatory signed waivers from all members, volunteers, and coaches that wish to return, agreeing to abide by all regulations and new protocols for participation.

 

The Delta Lacrosse Association recognizes and abides by the Return to Sport guideline for BC (https://www.viasport.ca/sites/default/files/ReturntoSportGuidelines.pdf?utm_source=PSO+Connector&utm_campaign=7cb0c71525-Sportscape_2019_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9305c55a53-7cb0c71525-384327325.) and the Return to Lacrosse guideline (http://www.bclacrosse.com/return-to-lacrosse.php) released on August 27th, 2020 by Viasport British Columbia and the BC Lacrosse Association. This document is at this time being used to demonstrate Delta Lacrosse Association’s keenness to show that we are willing, ready and able to start the planning process for a safe and responsible return to Lacrosse.

 

ARRIVAL AT THE TURF

Players will be required to put on equipment in their vehicles in the parking lot of the turf prior to entering the field. Players and Coaches MUST complete health checks before arriving at the field via Team Snap. Coaches MUST wear face masks at all times and players are encouraged to wear face masks upon arrived and departing the field. The coaches will set up into halves on the field.

 

There will be social distancing markers (small cones and/or chalk lines set by coach/volunteer) where Players will be required to line up prior to entering the field. There will be 40 markers (20 at each clearly marked entrance of the field) on the ground set at 3 metres apart, allowing one marker per player. (Maximum number of people allowed on the field, excluding facility workers will be 44:  40 players and 4 coaches; divided into 2 groups of 20 players and 2 coach).

 

The field will be divided into halves. Players will be advised prior to arrival as to which entrance they are to line up at.

 

Players will pass through a check in point just outside the chain link fence of all entry points where they will verbally check-in for the session, have their temperature taken with a touchless scanner (operated by coaches/volunteers) and be given directions to their designated spot on the side lines of the field. Designated spots on the side lines of the field will be 3 metres apart and clearly marked for placement of player’s belongings. (Water bottles, emergency medications, tissues).

 

Parents must wait until their player has passed the check in point and has been give the clear before they can leave the vicinity of the field. Parents will not be permitted past the check in point. There are to be NO spectators at anytime. Parents are asked to stay in their vehicles. Parents who choose not to follow this requirement will be asked to leave and return to their vehicle. If parents choose to leave parents must leave a contact number where they can be reached during the time the player is on the field.

 

OPEN GATES

The gates to the field will remain open during all entries and exits of the players and coaches. All 4 gates will remain open at all times.

 

These open-gate measure will ensure that players and coaches contact with gate and gate handles is kept to a minimum throughout Delta Lacrosse’s time on the turf.

 

ON THE TURF

Players and Coaches are required to use hand sanitizer prior to entering the field. Players will socially distance as they walk through the gate and onto the field. Each coach will lead their group onto the field through the designated entrances.

 

The gate doors will already be open to avoid players touching the door handles.

 

Players will have been assigned an entrance during the check-in process and then players 1-20 at West entrance will find their placings on the side line situated 3 metres apart from one another. Players 21-40 at East entrance will enter the field with the same arrangements.

 

The coaches on the field will maintain social distance between themselves and players. Coaches MUST wear protective face masks on the field at all times. The wearing of face mask upon arrival and departure is strongly recommended for players.

 

Coaches will have pre-marked the field for appropriate distancing measures for allocated spots that a player will stand at during any coaching instructions. These spots will be marked on the field with cones.

 

Drills and Skills

  • Maintain a 3-meter physical distancing while performing drills/skills at all times including waiting in lines, waiting for instruction and when moving within drills.
  • Drills/skills are designed to build and enhance individual athlete skill development.
  • A gradual introduction to contact in cohorts is permitted once teams are selected to a team cohort.
  • Goaltenders are permitted to take part in all activities with participants. Do not share goaltender equipment and do not touch balls with hands.
  • Station work is recommended to assist coaches to offer drills/skills activity flow and variety.
  • Coaches must be cognizant that older, and higher-skilled athletes, may utilize more space during Lacrosse activities so you may need to adjust the number of people allowed in the activity area.

 

TOUCH POINTS- Suggested Cleaning and Disinfecting Areas

 

ITEM

ATHLETES

COACHES

PARENTS/GUARDIANS/SPECTATORS

Balls

Only touch the ball with your stick. If need to touch MUST wear gloves.

Only touch the ball with your stick. If need to touch MUST wear gloves Wipe down with disinfectant before and after use

Should not touch. Encourage players to only touch with stick. Ask a player or coach to retrieve stray balls.

Stick

Only use your own stick. Wipe down with disinfectant before and after use. Do not touch/lend/borrow other player’s sticks

Participate and provide demo with your own stick. Do not touch player sticks. Wipe down with disinfectant before and after use.

Help your own child only when necessary and make sure to disinfect handle and plastic edges of Lacrosse head when returning to car.

Documents

If a document needs to be signed, should disinfect pen before and after use.

Coaches can bring own documents. Do not share with other coaches. Individuals should have own copy. If coaches want players to have drills, email documents to parents.

All documents should be completely electronic. If a document needs to be signed, place in a plastic Ziploc bag and wipe prior to submitting. Disinfect pen before/after use.

Tablets/Phones

Only use your own device- placing clean item into a plastic Ziploc bag will help keep it clean it can still be used though the plastic. *Remove and throw bag away after activity

Only use your own device- placing clean item into a plastic Ziploc bag will help keep it clean it can still be used though the plastic. *Remove and throw bag away after activity. If you need to show a resource to someone, place on clean surface and allow other person to view while maintaining a 3-meter distance (others should not touch)

Only use your own device - placing clean item into a plastic Ziploc bag will help keep it clean it can still be used though the plastic. *Remove and throw bag away after activity.

Personal

Equipment

 

DO NOT

Share

ANY

Equipment

Put gear on at home or dress near your own vehicle, prior to proceeding to the facility. Do not remove any equipment in the activity area. On conclusion of event, proceed to your vehicle and remove your equipment before getting in vehicle. (No change rooms). A clean plastic bag should be used to separate cleaned and soiled equipment. Have a small bottle of hand sanitizer in equipment bag to sanitize hands after taking gear off. Equipment (jersey, shorts, socks, t-shirts, etc.) should be washed after each session. Equipment that cannot be easily washed (kidney pads, shoulder pads, helmet. goggles, gloves, etc.) should be removed from participant’s bag and sprayed and/or wiped with disinfectant. *Keep your Lacrosse gloves on at all times!

All gear should be put on near your own vehicle, prior to proceeding to the facility. Do not remove any equipment in the activity area. On conclusion of event, proceed to your vehicle and remove your equipment before getting in vehicle. (No change rooms). A clean plastic bag should be used to separate cleaned and soiled equipment. Wipe down and disinfect equipment when at home. Have a small bottle of hand sanitizer in equipment bag to sanitize hands after taking gear off. *Keep your Lacrosse gloves on at all time.

Assist/remind your child with putting on their equipment at your vehicle, prior to going to the facility. Remind them to leave it on once the event is completed and return to vehicle to take off equipment. For age groups where parents/guardians may need to assist with equipment adjustments, the player should leave the facility to meet with the parent/guardian. Remind player to bring a clean plastic bag to separate cleaned and soiled equipment. Help players wipe down and disinfect equipment when at home.

Helmets

Put gear on at home or dress near your own vehicle, prior to proceeding to the facility. As above.

Wear gloves when touching any equipment. For age groups where parents/guardians may need to assist with equipment adjustments, the player should leave the facility to meet with the parent/guardian.

Watch for signals from coach who may send your child out for assistance. For age groups where parents/guardians may need to assist with equipment adjustments, the player should leave the facility to meet with the parent/guardian

Goaltender Equipment

No sharing of any goaltender equipment. Do not use any goaltender equipment unless someone has confirmed it has been disinfected. Help wipe down/disinfect equipment after use

Each goaltender should have their own goaltender gear per session. Goaltender gear must be wiped down/disinfected between users

Help player wipe down/disinfect equipment after use.

Water Bottles

 

NEVER

SHARE

Each player must have their OWN clearly marked water bottle with their first and last name (must be filled at home). Must have spout or straw in order to aim into mouth while still wearing helmet. Only move your own water bottle with your Lacrosse gloves on.

Remind players to NEVER share water. If possible, have extra commercially sealed bottles available if hot out, but make sure you have disinfectant wipes available to clean off before giving to anyone. (Use sharpie to mark names). Designate areas where players can put their water bottle to encourage physical distending (3m). Must have spout or straw in order to aim into mouth, while still wearing helmet. Only move someone’s water bottle with your Lacrosse gloves on.

Make sure your child’s water bottle is clearly marked with their first and last name and they know how to identify their own bottle. Remind them to never use anyone else’s water bottle. Must have spout or straw in order to aim into mouth while still wearing helmet. Wash with disinfectant before and after use (sanitize hands after).

Equipment

Bags

To be left in vehicle or in designated space within facility. A clean plastic bag should be used to separate cleaned and soiled equipment. Have a small bottle of hand sanitizer in equipment bag to sanitize hands after taking gear off.

To be left in vehicle or in designated space within facility. Have a small bottle of hand sanitizer in equipment bag to sanitize hands after taking gear off.

To be left in vehicle or in designated space within facility.

Spectator

Seating (if not

removed) or

Standing

Not Applicable

NO spectators.

NO spectators.

Enter/Exit

Follow instructions/arrows for all facility entrances and exits. If using a door/gate handle, wipe with disinfectant prior to opening and if possible, leave it open so no other person needs to touch.

Use tape to create arrows to enter and exit - have players enter and exit one at a time in order to maintain 3-meter distance. If using handle, wipe with disinfectant prior to opening and if possible, leave it open so no other person needs to touch.

Remind your child to enter / exit per direction of arrows and to keep 3-meter (or length of extended Lacrosse stick) away from the person in front of them. If using door/gate handle, wipe with disinfectant prior to opening and if possible, leave it open so no other person needs to touch.

Bench/Other

Surfaces

Don’t touch surfaces; keep your lacrosse gloves on.

Disinfect surfaces before players arrive and after players have left. Don’t touch surfaces and ‘bag’ your gloves prior to placing in equipment bag. When you get home, disinfect everything thoroughly.

Don’t touch surfaces and ‘bag’ your child’s gloves prior to placing in equipment bag. When you get home, disinfect everything thoroughly.

 

LACROSSE COHORTS

In the Progressively Loosen Phase, cohorts should be created for all Lacrosse activities where there is contact or close proximity of less than 3 meters. Via Sport BC defines a cohort as a group of participants who primarily interact with each other within the sport environment over an extended period of time.

 

Teams, players and coaches, are to remain in their cohorts during Phase 2 and stick to skills and drills ONLY.

 

COMPETITION

During Phase 2 there is to be NO competition of any kind this includes scrimmages within own cohorts or association.

 

WASHROOM BREAKS

The designated washrooms for all sessions will be the washrooms located at the turf.

 

No more than 2 player at a time will be allowed to go to the washroom.

 

Players are expected to practice handwashing after using the washrooms. Players must hand sanitize before entering on to the field.

 

EXITING THE TURF

At the end of any session, players will exit the Field through their allocated exits and will all collect any personal items along the way. Player and Coaches will again hand sanitize upon exiting the field. Players are encouraged to wear masks while exiting the field.

 

Players must exit the field using the required 3 metre distancing measures and must go directly out to their vehicles to take their gear off. No player can stay for change over period between sessions.

 

Parents must adhere to drop off and pick up times as no resources will be made for children to remain on the field once their particular session is concluded.

 

Once the first group has left the field and exited away from the social distancing markers, the second group can set up with the same protocol to enter the field for their session.

 

AFTER EACH SESSION

Directly after the first group has left and before the second group has entered the coaches/volunteers will do a cleaning of the field, nets, handles and top of the gates using Clorox based cleaning materials.

 

SUPPLIES REQUIRED

Determine the individual(s) responsible to bring these additional supplies to the site (i.e., coach, team manager or designated association volunteer).

  • Hand Sanitizer - if a hand washing facility is not close/open
  • Individuals should wash their hands thoroughly before putting on the gloves. Medical and food service gloves are usually made from polymers such as latex, vinyl and nitrile, although you may find disposable gloves made of other materials, such as neoprene.
  • Tape (for arrows)
  • Sanitizer wipes or disinfectant spray & cloth
  • Sharpie and Water Bottles (if you choose)
  • Doubled plastic bag to safely dispose of any gloves, wipes, etc.
  • Thermo Scanner (if possible) to test individuals’ temperatures prior to activity.
  • Signs (exit and enter)
  • Chalk
  • Face masks

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