Dear Maine Families,
While the guidance from the State of Maine is extensive, and we encourage you to read the Phase 2 guidelines Day Camps and Summer Recreation and Community Sports, below are the specific points that we feel are relevant to lacrosse, and the way in which 4 Leaf will approach small group training over the coming weeks. We all share the responsibility to understand and follow these guidelines in an effort to keep everyone safe.
• Players should not leave their cars and enter the turf area until 10 minutes before their scheduled session.
• Any athlete, parent, or coach who experiences illness, fever, or symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend our events.
• All athletes will be asked a few screening questions prior to entering the field based on State of Maine Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines.
• Athletes or staff who traveled via public transportation, who had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or who traveled internationally should not attend our events for 14 days.
• Coaches and staff will keep a 6-foot distance from parents and athletes, and wear masks in situations where that is not possible.
• Training will be limited to groups of about 10 participants - our plan is to break athletes up into groups of 9 or 10 kids with one coach.
• Given the size of the St. Joseph’s turf field, we anticipate having up to 50 individuals on the field at once, with each group maintaining distance from other groups and the groups never commingling.
• There will be no high-fives, handshakes, or huddles.
• Athletes should arrive at the field fully dressed, or get their equipment on at their vehicle. BAGS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON THE TURF FIELD.
• Athletes should not touch each other's equipment, sticks, water bottles, etc.
• Athletes should not pick up balls with bare hands.
• Athletes must bring their own water and should not share water bottles. Water bottles MUST be reusable and water/sports drinks brought from home. DO NOT bring one-time-use water/sports drinks bottles to the field (Dasani, Gatorade, etc).
• Parents are asked to keep socially distant from each other, from the athletes, and from coaches while attending our activities. Watching from vehicles, if possible, is highly encouraged. We do not want large crowds of parents/spectators around the perimeter of the playing surface and St. Joseph’s College also has the same guidelines.
• Please limit carpooling.
• At this time, only skill-based training is allowed. We hope to have more guidance on competitive-play at some point towards the end of June.
We appreciate your patience, understanding, and adherence to these guidelines. As excited as we are about getting back to some form of lacrosse, please note that this WILL be different from what we are all used to. Please keep in mind that this is a fluent situation and should their need to be any changes we will communicate with you immediately. Regardless of your opinion on these guidelines, it is imperative that we adhere to them in order to continue offering lacrosse activities to our athletes.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
-Joe Hezlep, Ben Raymond, Dave Barton, Scott Dudley and Bill Cosentino