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Coach Responsibilities for COVID 19

  • Follow all guidelines and create a safe environment for other coaches, players, referees and spectators.
  • Ensure procedures are communicated and remain in place for all participants:
    • No signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and you have not been exposed to someone who has been ill in 14 days.
    • Check for normal temperature before going to practice (temperature 100.4 or higher please stay home).
    • Upon arrival to practice, coaches should ask each athlete if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If the athlete has any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 they should be sent home and instructed to contact their healthcare provider. They will not be allowed to return to training until they are cleared by a healthcare provider. A doctor’s note must be provided.
  • Identify a Safety Coordinator for team to take accurate attendance at all lacrosse events and activities and serve as liaison for Safety Officer and Board of Health should a positive case or close contact case be identified.
  • Start and end practices on time.
  • Communicate clearly and regularly with families. Set expectations for practice and games including:
    • Wear face covering at all times and maintain social distance of 6 feet from others.
    • Encourage good sportsmanship without physical contact between players, coaches or opponents including handshakes and fist/elbow bumps.
    • Encourage good hygiene and washing/disinfecting hands before practice. Disinfect equipment and wash clothing after use. 
    • Encourage frequent mask breaks physically distanced from teammates.
    • Inquire at the beginning of every practice and game how athletes are feeling, send them home if they act, report or look ill. Know list of CDC signs/symptoms.
    • Maintain 15 feet apart from other teams while sharing playing surface or field.
    • Be the only person to handle cones, ball bag, ball bucket, team bag, goals, etc.
    • Understand Founders Girls Lacrosse League rules.
    • Comply with applicable travel restrictions, quarantine or testing requirements.
    • Before games, communicate with opposing team coach regarding COVID-related safety guidelines including warm-up space, wearing masks and trash disposal.
    • Ensure players do not share water bottles, snacks, personal belongings, equipment or pinnies.
    • Disinfect and sanitize team and goalie equipment after every use. 
    • Bring extra masks and sanitizing products in team bag to all activities.
    • Ensure players’ personal belongings (bags, coats, sweatshirts) remain in their personal space and are kept physically distanced from other’s belongings.
    • Leave nothing behind on the field; ask team to dispose of all personal trash.