Cavaliers News · Summer Athletic Plan & Calendar


Athletes & Parents

 

I am excited about returning and working with student athletes come July 6.  We will start our strength and conditioning program that day from 7:00 – 9:00 AM.  This program will run Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week in July.  This is for all athletes grades 6 – 12.  With the shortened summer it is crucial to have athletes there in preparation of the 2020-2021 athletic season.  The administration team has put together a re-entry plan for athletics.  This re-entry plan is built around three phases, beginning July 6th and ending on August 15th.  The 3 phases were set forth by the state to ensure the health and safety of all athletes.

 

Coaches will have guidelines for their specific sports and weight room procedures. Each day coaches will do a daily screening for athletes who are coming to weights/practice to check for symptoms of illness and ensure all athletes are feeling well.  If the student athlete is not feeling well, please have them stay home and communicate with their coach.  I have attached a July calendar for all sports.

 

I am attaching several documents that you will need for the upcoming athletic season.  Student-athletes who do not need a new physical (because you have one on file from the 2019-2020 school year) will need to fill out the attached 2020-21 HEALTH HISTORY UPDATE QUESTIONNAIRE and CONSENT & RELEASE CERTIFICATE.  If you answer yes to ANY of the 7 questions on the Health History Update Questionnaire; then the student must have a 2020-21 Physical Exam Form completed and dated April 1, 2020 or later. Athletes will also need to fill out the Concussion & Sudden Cardiac Arrest form.

 

Phase I: July 6-July 19

  • Student athletes should be limited to 15 hours per week on campus.
  • Individual student athletes are limited to 15 total hours of school contact activity per calendar week.
  • School contact activity includes conditioning and sport-specific activities.
  • No sport may have more than two activity days per calendar week. Each sport must register their activity days in the office of the Athletic Director at least 10 days in advance. Sport-specific activity days may not occur on consecutive calendar days.
  • Activity days are limited to three hours per day. (Six hours per calendar week.)
  • Conditioning is limited to four days per week. Conditioning sessions may be held multiple times each day, each session limited to two hours. Student athletes may attend only one conditioning session per day.
  • ALL SUMMER ACTIVITIES ARE VOLUNTARY
  • All State and local guidelines for group limitations must be followed and social distancing is encouraged.
  • Any student who prefers to wear a face covering for activities should be allowed, if doing so will not cause a health risk.
  • Students, when not engaging in vigorous activity and when practical, should wear face coverings.
  • Non-students, including coaches, medical-related staff, directors, security staff, supervisors, etc. should wear face coverings at all times unless under rigorous activity or poses a health risk.
  • Only essential student athletes, student participants, coaches, medical staff, related supervisors, directors, and security should be in attendance.
  • Consideration should be given to vulnerable individuals and it is encouraged for those individuals to seek medical guidance regarding his/her individual level of participation.
  • An alternate command structure for coaching staff should be established in case of illness.
  • All students and staff should be trained and screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to participating in workouts, rehearsals, or practices.

○ Any person with COVID-19-related symptoms should not be allowed to take part in workouts, rehearsals, or practices and should contact his or her primary care provider or other appropriate healthcare professional.

 

Phase II: July 20-August 15

  • All State and local guidelines for group limitations must be followed and social distancing is encouraged.
  • Any student who prefers to wear a face covering for activities should be allowed, if doing so will not cause a health risk.
  • Students, when not engaging in vigorous activity and when practical, should wear face coverings.
  • Non-students, including coaches, medical-related staff, directors, security staff, supervisors, etc. should wear face coverings at all times unless under rigorous activity or poses a health risk.
  • Only essential student athletes, student participants, coaches, medical staff, related supervisors, directors, and security should be in attendance.
  • Consideration should be given to vulnerable individuals and it is encouraged for those individuals to seek medical guidance regarding his/her individual level of participation.
  • An alternate command structure for coaching staff should be established in case of illness.

 

Phase III: August 15

  • All State and local guidelines for group limitations must be followed and social distancing is encouraged.
  • Any student who prefers to wear a face covering for activities should be allowed, if doing so will not cause a health risk.
  • Students, when not engaging in vigorous activity and when practical, should wear face coverings.
  • Non-students, including coaches, medical-related staff, directors, security staff, supervisors, etc. should wear face coverings at all times unless under rigorous activity or poses a health risk.
  • Consideration should be given to vulnerable individuals and it is encouraged for those individuals to seek medical guidance regarding his/her individual level of participation.
  • An alternate command structure for coaching staff should be established in case of illness.

 

 

Takeaways:

  • Lockers and showers WILL NOT be available during Phase 1 and at 50% capacity after that.
  • Come ready to workout.  Proper shoes and shorts/attire
  • All workout clothing is to be laundered at home. The school will not be providing laundry services for athletes at this time.
  • Participants bring their own water (sports drink) and water bottles to each athletic activity. No sharing with others, water not provided at school.  Drinking fountains will be off besides the bottle fillers.
  • Parents should self-screen their student athletes before coming to school. Those showing symptoms of COVID-19 without being otherwise explained are to stay home. COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell. Athletes who have had close contact with a person who is lab confirmed with COVID-19 are to stay home.
  • Before each athletic activity: All athletes and essential personnel will report to the school for a pre-practice school screening. Locations will be announced by each coach. If an athlete answers yes to any of the questions, the athlete will be sent home.

 

Summer Schedules are attached.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Yours in Athletics,

 

Mike Zehner

Summer Calendar

Health History Update Questionnaire

Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Acknowledgment form