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23

Oct, 2020

WAA Mitigations, procedure and policies for Indoor Facilities

Wheatland Athletic Association

Information for: Parents/Guardians, Players, Coaches, Officials, Trainers and Staff.

These are general WAA facility guidelines.  Please also review the State of Illinois All Sports Guidance, effective August 15, 2020.  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/sfc/servlet.shepherd/document/download/069t000000CyCndAAF?operationContext=S1


What Wheatland Athletic Association Is Doing:

  • WAA staff members have been trained to support State and CDC protocols.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building
  • Facility exhaust fans are run every hour to circulate outdoor air
  • Designated Entrance only and Exit only doors and have specific indoor and outdoor traffic plans
  • High contact areas are disinfected throughout the day
  • Limited program participation to comply with State policy
  • Staggered program start and end times to allow for social distancing
  • No entry to facility without a face covering

 

Please Note That:

  • Face coverings are required at all times.
  • Disposable masks are available for $1 at Front Desk.
  • No water Fountain, please bring your own water.
  • It is important to be mindful of the designated start and end times and enter and exit quickly

 

General Guidelines for WAA Sports Center:

  • All indoor facilities (rental or owned) will be utilized to 20% capacity or less
  • Group sizes will be limited to 50 total participants, coaches, and referees.
  • At this time, spectators are not allowed.
  • During training and scrimmages, multiple groups of 50 or fewer participants permitted because:
    • Venue allows for social distancing of participants
    • 30-ft of distancing is maintained, or a physical barrier is in place between groups
    • Areas for each group are clearly marked
  • Coaches and players are allowed to enter the facility NO EARLIER THAN 5 MINUTES PROIR TO SCHEDULED TIME.
  • Parents should follow communicated drop off and pick up procedures
  • Parents should park in the SOUTH parking lot for pick up
  • Follow signs and maintain social distance.

    Healthy Practices:

    • Everyone should practice good general health habits, including but not limited to:

    • Do not attend events if exhibiting any COVID 19 symptoms
    • All participants, coaches, and officials must take temperature prior to attending events.Do not attend event if temperature is 100.4 degrees or above.
    • If you have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID 19, you must follow all CDC guidelines, including quarantine for up to 14 days.
    • Wash hands often
    • Refrain from touching face
    • Wear a face covering
    • Maintain six foot distance from others when possible
    • Stay adequately hydrated.

     

    • Coaches and Trainers must maintain attendance for all practices and games.
    • Only Officials and registered team coaches and players should be on the field/court of play or on the sidelines.

    General Behaviors:

  • Players and coaches should take measures to prevent all but the essential contact necessary for play. This should include refraining from handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations, etc.
  • Players and coaches should vacate the facility as soon as is reasonably possible after the conclusion of their activity to minimize unnecessary contact with others.
  • Parents need to social distance, 6 feet apart from others and wear a face covering when picking up and dropping off their child.

    Drinks and Snacks:

  • Everyone should bring their own personal water bottle to all team activities. Bottles should be labeled with the person’s name.
  • No food or snacks are allowed in facilities.

    Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Everyone must wear face coverings at all times.

    Player Equipment:

  • Personal player bags/equipment bags should be minimal and kept on the sidelines
    • Turf Soccer field – Bags should be placed near the player benches
    • Multi-purpose/Basketball court – Bags should be placed at far end of the court
  • Players must have their own individual hand sanitizer and face covering.
  • Player’s equipment (e.g. uniform, ball, bags, helmets, bats, gloves, etc.) should be cleaned and disinfected after each use by a parent/guardian, where applicable.

    Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Gear:

  • Officials must sanitize ball at halftime and at end of each scrimmage/training.
  • Ball contact should be limited to players and officials.

     

    General Guidelines for WAA Training Center:

  • All indoor facilities (rental or owned) will be utilized to 20% capacity or less
  • Group sizes will be limited to 20.Participants, coaches and staff only.
  • At this time, spectators are not allowed.
  • Training Center doors will be locked for entry during team training
  • Coaches and players are allowed to enter the facility NO EARLIER THAN 5 MINUTES PROIR TO SCHEDULED TIME.
  • Follow signs and maintain social distance.

     

    Healthy Practices:

    • Everyone should practice good general health habits, including but not limited to:

    • Do not attend events if exhibiting any COVID 19 symptoms
    • All participants, coaches, and staff must take temperature prior to attending events.Do not attend event if temperature is 100.4 degrees or above.
    • If you have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID 19, you must follow all CDC guidelines, including quarantine for up to 14 days.
    • Wash hands often
    • Refrain from touching face
    • Wear a face covering
    • Maintain six foot distance from others when possible
    • Stay adequately hydrated.

     

    • Coaches and Trainers must maintain attendance for all practices and games.

     

    General Behaviors:

  • Players and coaches should take measures to prevent all but the essential contact necessary for practice.
  • Players and coaches should vacate the facility as soon as is reasonably possible after the conclusion of their activity to minimize unnecessary contact with others.
  • Parents need to remain outside of the facility when picking up and dropping off their child.

    Drinks and Snacks:

  • Everyone should bring their own personal water bottle to all team activities. Bottles should be labeled with the person’s name.
  • No food or snacks are allowed in facilities.

    Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Everyone must wear face coverings at all times.

    Player Equipment:

  • Personal player bags/equipment bags should be minimal and kept in the waiting area
  • Players must have their own individual hand sanitizer and face covering.
  • Player’s equipment (e.g. uniform, ball, bags, helmets, bats, gloves, etc.) should be cleaned and disinfected after each use by a parent/guardian, where applicable.

    Pitching Machines, Baseballs, Softballs, Tees, etc:

  • Staff will sanitize equipment daily
  • Equipment contact should be limited to players, coaches and staff

     

     

    General Guidelines for WAA Rental Facilities (Naperville Yard, Go For It Sports, Fox Valley Park District/Eola Center, Quarry Fieldhouse, etc):

     

  • All indoor facilities (rental or owned) will be utilized to 20% capacity or less
  • Group sizes will be limited to 50 total participants, coaches, and referees.
  • At this time, spectators are not allowed.
  • During training and scrimmages, multiple groups of 50 or fewer participants permitted because:
    • Venue allows for social distancing of participants
    • 30-ft of distancing is maintained, or a physical barrier is in place between groups
    • Areas for each group are clearly marked
  • Coaches and players are allowed to enter the facility NO EARLIER THAN 5 MINUTES PROIR TO SCHEDULED TIME.
  • Follow signs and maintain social distance.

 

Healthy Practices:

• Everyone should practice good general health habits, including but not limited to:

  • Do not attend events if exhibiting any COVID 19 symptoms
  • All participants, coaches, and officials must take temperature prior to attending events.Do not attend event if temperature is 100.4 degrees or above.
  • If you have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID 19, you must follow all CDC guidelines, including quarantine for up to 14 days.
  • Wash hands often
  • Refrain from touching face
  • Wear a face covering
  • Maintain six foot distance from others when possible
  • Stay adequately hydrated.

     

  • Coaches and Trainers must maintain attendance for all practices and games.
  • Only Officials and registered team coaches and players should be on the field/court of play or on the sidelines.

 

General Behaviors:

  • Players and coaches should take measures to prevent all but the essential contact necessary for play. This should include refraining from handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations, etc.
  • Players and coaches should vacate the facility as soon as is reasonably possible after the conclusion of their activity to minimize unnecessary contact with others.
  • Parents need to social distance, 6 feet apart from others and wear a face covering when picking up and dropping off their child.

Drinks and Snacks:

  • Everyone should bring their own personal water bottle to all team activities. Bottles should be labeled with the person’s name.
  • No food or snacks are allowed in facilities.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Everyone must wear face coverings at all times.

Player Equipment:

  • Personal player bags/equipment bags should be minimal and kept on the sidelines
  • Players must have their own individual hand sanitizer and face covering.
  • Player’s equipment (e.g. uniform, ball, bags, helmets, bats, gloves, etc.) should be cleaned and disinfected after each use by a parent/guardian, where applicable.

Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Gear:

  • Officials must sanitize ball at halftime and at end of each scrimmage/training.
  • Ball contact should be limited to players and officials.

 

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