Purpose: The purpose of this document is to promote the health of youth athletes, coaches and staff by providing recommendations for a safe return to sport and physical activity after the coronavirus, SARS-CoV2, “COVID-19” pandemic.
Given the changing environment, recommendations and guidelines may change at any time. This document has been most recently updated on May 20, 2020.
This document is a general information resource and should not be treated as medical advice to participate in any activity. These ideas are meant to supplement considerations by your state and local governing bodies and Health Department NOT meant to replace them. Rely on information at your own risk, consult the most up to date recommendations and your own state and local public health officials. Speak with your physicians about any specific issues or questions that you may have.
Each sport may consider return to practice over the next weeks to months, depending on which “Phase” the local, county, state or national government allows. We recommend going through a thoughtful, team-based approach when considering return to practice and competition. Please review the CDC guidelines and Aspen Institute for specific national and government recommendations.
There should be no fans or parents congregating at practice. If physical distancing can be maintained, limit the number of spectators at events based on capacity based on local, state guidelines.
Ensure all athletes, coaches, parents and spectators are properly washing their hands with soap and water OR using hand sanitizer.
Cleaning of surfaces, athletic training rooms, facilities etc. should follow the CDC recommendations for disinfecting community spaces.
Athletic training rooms
Portable toilets and/or bathroom facilities
Discourage tournaments that cannot adhere to national, state, or local directives on physical distancing, on and off the field of play.
Consider single game elimination to decrease the amount of exposure. Limit the number of teams allowed in the building or area of competition at a single time to avoid athletes congregating and to allow for appropriate physical distancing.
Discourage any overnight camps and limit day camp participants to allow for physical distancing. Phase in as directed and allowed by state/local government. Phase in the of participants as allowed by state/local government.
Travel is limited to domestic only at this time. Follow travel recommendations on CDC website
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Considerations for Youth Sports
National Strength and Conditioning Association – NSCA COVID-19 Taskforce Return to Training Resources
USA Hockey – Player Safety & Health
PGA – Best Practices in Golf
USA Swimming – Facility Reopening Messaging and Planning
US Youth Soccer – Return to Activity Resources
USA Track and Field – USATF Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information Page
US Tennis Association – Playing Tennis Safely
USA Volleyball – Return to Play Guidelines
National Recreation and Parks Association – Slowing the Spread of COVID-19
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