COVID-19 GUIDELINES

We look forward to hosting you this summer. We are excited to get back on the field and are committed to running all of our events unless they are prohibited by State, County and Local guidelines. Our goal is and will continue to be, to provide a safe playing environment for attending players as well as the limited spectators. We have altered the format of the showcase to address the safety aspect of the event. As we make these changes, we kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility as we make the necessary changes to increase the ability to run and operate our events in a safe manner. All players will be sent an electronic waiver within the week of attending that they must complete, or the can not attend.

Scheduling & Tournament Layout

  • One of the most effective way to minimize the risk, is through scheduling.

  • Games will be broken down into either 4 quarters (10 minutes each) with a 5 minute half time or 2 halves (20 minutes each) with a 5 minute half time

  • Team will play back-to-back. We will build in a rest period of 30 minutes between each game. This will significantly decrease the amount of people at the facility

  • Teams will be broken down into 3 groups. No teams will play outside of their group

  • We will have an early check in the day prior to the event, players may receive their reversible at this time. We have also staggered check-in time

  • We will not run an All-star game, but will have an all-tournament team selected by DII & DIII coaches. The will be announced and published

  • The format of each event may vary in accordance with it’s location and current guidelines. Check each individual website for updates

Spectator Policy

  • Families should limit the number of spectators who attend. It is strongly encouraged that no more than 1 parent/guardian per family attend

  • Bleachers will be off limits

  • People who are considered high risk should not attend the event

  • People will not be allowed to sit in the bleachers, but may stand around the perimeter at a socially acceptable distance.

Symptom Screening

  • If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (See below) or have been exposed to someone confirmed to have COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the event, or you have tested positive yourself in the last 14 days, then you should stay home and consult with your primary care provider.

  • All attendees are responsible for self-screening of COVID-19 related symptoms prior to arrival at an event. Team coaches will confirm with their field marshal that this has been completed prior to their first game. Per the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 include:

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fever of 100.3 degrees F/37.9 degrees C

    • Chills

    • Muscle pain

    • Sore throat

    • New loss of taste or smell

What to Bring

  • To ensure we are providing a safe environment, we recommend that you bring/do the following:

    • Personal Water Bottles: We will not provide shared water stations at each field as we have done in the past. Please bring your own water to hydrate and enough to do so throughout the duration of your games

    • Personal Food & Snacks: Due to COVID food and drinks may be limited on site

    • Face Coverings: Players and spectators must wear at all times when at the facility

    • Hand Sanitizer/ Disinfectants

    • Personal Tent / Umbrella: Only members of your family should congregate under this

    • All lacrosse gear needed to compete

Medical Staff

  • Athletic Trainers will be staffed at EACH field

  • Staff member at each entrance and exit of the field will have a bottle of hand sanitizer for players to use

  • Injury Ice will be available at all trainer locations.

Face Coverings

  • Wearing face coverings and masks protect yourself and others around you when social distancing cannot be maintained.

  • All spectators, coaches, officials and athletes when not playing are Requested and Highly Encouraged to wear face coverings while in attendance and especially in common areas where social distancing is more difficult. If local or facility guidelines require the use of face coverings, that expectation will be communicated to families.

  • Staff will wear face coverings while working at the event.

  • It is not required that players, referees or coaches wear face coverings during active participation in a game but should at other times.

Social Distancing

  • All players and spectators should maintain social distancing of 6’ while on-site and not actively participating in game play.

  • Participants should refrain from unnecessary physical contact with teammates, opposing coaches/players, officials, staff and fans such as handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, hugs, and goal celebrations.

  • Tournament HQ is for staff only. Please only approach tournament HQ with matters of critical importance such as a life threatening injury or major health and safety concern.

Team Tents/Tailgating

  • Personal tents & umbrellas used for shade are permissible and recommended. Team tents are not allowed

Participant Showing COVID Symptoms on Site

  • If someone at the tournament presents symptoms of COVID-19 they will be immediately evaluated by a trainer on site

  • If deemed to potentially have COVID-19, they will be asked to depart the facility and seek further medical evaluation or be transported to a nearby medical facility for further evaluation.

Waiver

  • All players will be required to complete an electronic waiver

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