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COVID-19 RETURN TO SPORT GUIDELINES

Arapahoe High School Cheerleading
 

    Continue to practice good hygiene

  • Hand washing with soap and water before practice or use of hand sanitizer 

  • Avoid touching face

  • Sneeze or cough into tissue or inside of your elbow

    • Wash or sanitize after 

  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces

  • Consider wearing face covering masks while in public

  • Any equipment used will be only used by the athlete who brings item for the entirety of open gym/practice

 

Coaches or athletes who feel sick or are uncomfortable must stay home

  • Do not come to practice/open gym

  • Contact and follow the advice of you medical provider

  • Athletes or coaches will not be cleared to return to practice until cleared by a medical professional if showing COVID-19 symptoms

  • Parents and athletes are expected to complete a self-check (temp, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) prior to open gym/practice

  • All participants will need to sign a waiver/permission slip to attend open gym

  • No spectators are allowed - parents, siblings, etc. must remain in their cars or leave Arapahoe High School property until open gym/practice concludes 

  • No groups of athletes will be allowed to congregate after or before their open gym/practice

    • Please be prompt in picking up athletes

 

PHASE 1 - Starting June 17 

    Coaches will maintain a daily attendance record for every practice

Team gatherings permitted under the following conditions:

  • Each athlete must have a LPS and Arapahoe High School Cheerleading COVID-19 waiver filled out prior to participation

    • Injury waiver is included 

  • Athletes will be asked to wear masks as they are walking out to the AHS Lacrosse fields

    • While maintaining social distancing with peers who are also attending open gym

  • Masks during open gym are recommended but not required during participation in open gym

  • Athletes must sanitize hands before starting and at various times throughout open gym

    • After a water break, before going home, ect.

  • 10 athletes and 2 coaches per open gym

    • 6 feet distance will be obtained through the entirety of open gym

  • No physical touching is allowed between athletes during this phase

    • No stunting, partner stretching, hugging, high fives, ect. 

  • Any equipment used will be only used by the athlete who brings item for the entirety of open gym/practice

  • No cheerleading mats, poms, signs, megaphones, ect. will be used during this phase

  • Athletes may only come in with backpack filled with items they need for that day

    • Water bottle, snacks, athletic tape, ect. will not be shared

  • AHS indoor bathrooms will not be accessible 

  • Participants and coaches are strongly encouraged to wash all workout clothing after each workout session

  • If we feel there will be a weather problem - we will cancel open gym prior to arrival via BAND app alert and email

    • If weather is present after open gym has already started, coaches will lead athletes into proper shelter and adhere to the AHS Emergency Plan
       

      PHASE 2 - Starting July 6 
      LPS Phase 2: Larger Group Workouts and Low Risk Sports


      Non-Physical Contact (Indoor and Outdoor Student Contact Allowed)

      ● Both indoor and outdoor in-person workouts/practices/meetings allowed.
      ● Coaches/sponsors and students are the only individuals allowed to participate. In order to adhere to
      social distancing guidelines, no spectators will be allowed.
      ● A maximum of 10 allowed in any indoor area, i.e., gymnasium, weight room, etc.
      ● If possible, groups meeting indoors will enter and leave through separate doors.
      ● Parents/guardians need to complete a COVID-19 symptom self-check with their students each day
      before they attend in-person activities. Students with a fever of 100 degrees or higher or who are
      demonstrating symptoms should not come to practice.
      ● Masks recommended indoors, optional outdoors. Appropriate sport gloves and hand protection should be
      utilized.
      ● Coaches/sponsors will maintain attendance records for each day of workouts/practices/meetings.
      ● Increase in the number of participants allowed will follow state and local recommendations.
      ● Published spacing requirements must be met. Indoor drill work should be done in smaller groups of
      5-10 spread throughout the practice area.
      ● If requirements allow, small group, team instruction permitted, i.e., dummy offense and defense
      (basketball 5-on-0; football position work; softball/baseball infield work, etc.). A sport such as tennis
      could allow singles practice competition. Each player uses their own tennis balls while serving (tennis
      centers already utilizing this tactic).
      ● Other lower risk (contact) activities like swimming, golf, weightlifting, baseball, softball, instrumental
      band, choir and gymnastics may resume if requirements allow.
      ● No sharing of workout clothing, i.e., practice vests, helmet covers, etc.
      ● Equipment will be sanitized before, during and after workouts. This is the responsibility of the
      coach/sponsor.
      ● No common area usage.
      ● Students bring their own water bottles.
      ● Clothing and personal equipment should be cleaned and sanitized following each workout.

       

      Phase 3 - Starting September 14
      LPS Modified Phase 3
      Off-Season High School Athletics and Activities

      Athletics:

    • Off-season sports with limited physical contact such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, swimming, gymnastics, sideline spirit, and football (intersquad 7v7) may resume workouts and practices.
    • Both indoor and outdoor in-person workouts/practices/activities allowed. 
    • Students and parents/guardians must complete an off-season waiver and permission form.
    • Coaches will utilize the CHSAA daily symptom tracking protocol, including temperature checks, at the beginning of each practice/workout.
    • Workouts/practices/activities will be only 60-120 minutes in length and no more than 3 days per week. 
    • A maximum of 25 players, excluding coaches, will be allowed at a time per indoor gyms. When not directly participating, efforts will be taken to keep a distance of 3-6 feet.  
    • A maximum of 50 players, excluding coaches, will be allowed in outdoor practice areas. When not directly participating, efforts will be taken to keep a distance of 3-6 feet.
    • Under current guidance, masks will be required while playing indoor and outdoor sports unless it interferes with the activity. You may remove the mask temporarily to catch your breath if needed, or if you can’t wear appropriate safety equipment while wearing the mask. Wear a mask as much as feasible.
    • Appropriate sport gloves and hand protection should be utilized.
    • Coaches/sponsors and students are the only individuals allowed to participate. In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, no spectators will be allowed. 
    • Coaches/sponsors will maintain attendance records for each day of workouts/practices/activities.
    • Equipment must be cleaned and sanitized before, during and after workouts. This is the responsibility of the coach/sponsor.
    • No common area usage.
    • No sharing of workout clothing, i.e., practice vests, helmet covers, etc.
    • Students bring their own water bottles.
    • Clothing and personal equipment should be cleaned and sanitized following each workout.