RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS
Our protocols are determined by US Lacrosse, the Commonwealth of Virginia and local
public health officials and are subject to change based on the recommendations of the
aforementioned organizations. Should public health officials deem it necessary to scale
back and institute stricter protocols, we as an organization will not hesitate to do so. We
are committed to ensuring that our athletes, families and coaches remain safe and
healthy. It is incumbent upon each of us; parent, athlete and coach to adhere to these
guidelines in order to facilitate a spring season.
**The CDC advises mask wearing for practice and game play for all youth sports.
Coastal Crush strongly recommends that athletes train and play in face masks. Coastal
Crush is, AT THIS TIME, not mandating the use of face masks during game play but
reserves the right to implement one should local and state health officials require it.**
Stay at home if you are feeling sick or experiencing the following COVID-19 symptoms:
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild
symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the
virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
❏ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
❏ Fever of 100.3 degrees F/37.9 degrees
❏ Muscle pain
❏ Sore throat
❏ New loss of taste or smell
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported,
including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
❏ Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and equipment ( mouthguards, sticks,
water bottles, helmets, eyewear, pads, uniform prior to practice and games).
❏ No sharing of equipment, water bottles, towels.
❏ Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing “Happy
Birthday” twice) or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60%
❏ Sanitizing options will be available on the practice/game field, including, but not limited to
hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
❏ Each player will have their temperature taken using an infrared thermometer. Anyone
with a temperature of 100.3 degrees or more will be sent home and must be evaluated
by a licensed medical professional before being cleared to participate.
❏ Arrive dressed and ready to train/ play.
❏ Minimize use of changing rooms, bathrooms, communal areas by being prepared prior to
practice or games.
❏ Eat off-site. Bring your own water bottle.
❏ Any tasks that can be done at home, should be done at home to limit the amount of time
❏ Cover your mouth and nose with elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
❏ Mandatory face coverings to and from practice AND games.
❏ NO hugs or high fives during practice or games.
❏ Maintain social distancing (10ft) when able.
❏ Parents are encouraged to drop off and pick up their athletes for practice.
❏ Please do not remain on the sidelines or in the practice field area.
❏ Maintain strict social distancing when watching games.
❏ Face coverings are required while interacting with any coaches or players.
❏ Face masks MUST be worn when spectating during games.
❏ Encourage your athlete to adhere to the rules.
❏ Limit 2 spectators per athlete during game days.
*Violation of Coastal Crush COVID policies are cause for immediate removal of
the athlete or coach from practice/game. Any violation from a parent or guardian
will be cause for removal from the game premises.