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1 month ago @ 12:23PM

Summer Workouts/Facility Usage

Good Day Hornet Nation!!

     Please see the current "Modified Step 2" guidelines regarding summer workouts beginning Monday, June 8th. As always these are optional workouts and the parent and/or guardian has the choice to allow their student-athlete to participate or not. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your coach or the athletic department.

Below is a summary of what was released regarding summer workouts from the MHSAA:

Following are points of likely interest from Update #1 and a comment from MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl:

  • Member schools may begin summer activities at school facilities as long as these two conditions are met:

    1. School administration has announced schools facilities are open to students and staff.

    2. The academic school year (last day of online instruction/exams) has ended.

  • Indoor facilities, including gymnasiums and weight rooms, remain closed.

  • Competition is not yet allowed because participants must continue to follow social distancing.

  • Balls may be used among groups of participants, but participants should clean such common equipment as permitted and continue to maintain proper hygiene (washing hands, not touching their faces) and social distance.

  • The most accurate answer to the question “What Step are schools on?”

      • Step 2 for outdoor activities – thanks to the ability to have gatherings of up to 100 participants

      • Indoor activities will start at Step 1 if gatherings of only 10 or fewer are allowed.

  • Guidelines will continue to be updated based on directives from Governor Whitmer’s office.

Comment from Mark Uyl: "We were excited and encouraged by Governor Whitmer’s announcements Monday. The opportunity for outside gatherings of up to 100 allowed us to rework a number of guidelines that we had published Friday as part of the MHSAA/NFHS reopening document. Our schools have been cautiously eager to take this long-awaited first step. We will continue to provide updates in accordance with the Governor’s directives for reopening the state, always prioritizing safety for all involved in school sports programs.”

MHSAA Summer Guidance Update #1

Pre-Workout Screening:

  • All coaches and students should be screened daily for signs / symptoms of COVID-19 prior to participating, including a temperature check. This check may take place onsite or be completed and verified prior to arrival onsite (at home, for example). Anyone with a temperature of greater than 100.3 degrees should not participate and be sent home.

  • Responses to screening questions for each person should be recorded and stored so that there is a record of everyone present in case a student develops COVID-19. These records must be kept confidential.

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  • Any person with positive symptoms reported should not be allowed to participate, should self-isolate, and contact their primary care provider or other health-care professional. Involve local health departments if positive cases of COVID are discovered.
  • Vulnerable individuals should not supervise or participate in any workouts. School districts will make the decision on vulnerable individuals.

Limits on Gatherings:

  • No gathering of more than 100 people at a time outdoors (NO INDOOR ACTIVITY IS ALLOWED YET).

  • Locker rooms may not be utilized during this step. Students should report to workouts in proper gear and immediately return home to shower at end of the workout. NO USE OF INDOOR FACILITIES!

  • Workouts should be conducted in “pods” of students with the same small group of students always working out together. This ensures more limited exposure if someone develops an infection.

  • There must be a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals at all times.

Face Coverings:

  • State, local or school district guidelines for cloth face coverings should be strictly followed.

  • Cloth face coverings should be considered acceptable. There is no need to require or recommend “medical grade” masks for physical activity.

  • Any student who prefers to wear a cloth face covering should be allowed to do so.

  • In the absence of guidelines to the contrary, we recommend that cloth face coverings be worn by students. (Exceptions are swimming, distance running or other high-intensity aerobic activity. )

  • Plastic shields covering the entire face will not be allowed during participation due to the risk of unintended injury to the person wearing the shield or others.

  • Coaches, officials and all other personnel are encouraged to wear cloth face coverings at all times and are strongly encouraged to wear cloth face coverings whenever physical distancing is not possible. (Artificial noisemakers such as an air horn or a timer system with an alarm can be used to signal in place of a traditional whistle.)

Physical Activity & Equipment:

  • All athletic equipment, including balls, should be cleaned intermittently during practices and contests.

  • There should be no shared athletic equipment (towels, clothing, shoes, or sport-specific equipment) when possible between students.

  • Students should wear their own appropriate workout clothing (do not share clothing); individual clothing/towels should be washed and cleaned after every workout.

  • All athletic equipment, including balls, should be cleaned after each use and prior to the next workout.

  • Individual drills requiring the use of athletic equipment are permissible, but the equipment should be cleaned prior to use by the next individual.

  • Resistance training should be emphasized through the use of body weight and resistance bands.

  • Physical contact such as handshakes, high-fives, fist bumps, and hugs should not be allowed.

ALL SPORTS:

  • Maintain Physical Distancing with OUTDOOR activity only!

  • All athletic equipment, including balls, should be cleaned intermittently during practices and workout

    Low Risk Sports: Cross Country, Golf, Sideline Cheer, Track & Field

     

  • Activities must be done with physical distancing of 6 feet!

  • All athletic equipment, including balls, should be cleaned intermittently during practices and workouts.

  • Cross Country and Track & Field: Runners should maintain at least 6 feet of physical distancing between individuals, no grouping (i.e., starts and finishes).

  • Golf: Maintain appropriate physical distancing 6 feet apart.

  • Sideline Cheer: No physical contact - chants and jumps, only, with physical distancing.

  • Track & Field: No sharing of implements / equipment. Padded equipment should be cleaned between uses. Common equipment such as relay batons should be cleaned intermittently during practices and workouts.

 

Moderate Risk Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball

  • For all Moderate Risk Sports

    • All players must be physically distant.

    • Common equipment, such as the ball, must be cleaned as permitted during a practice or workout session.

  • Baseball & Softball: All players must be physically distant. Players should not share gloves, batting gloves, helmets and catcher’s equipment. Common equipment, such as the ball, must be cleaned as permitted during a practice or workout session.

  • Basketball: Drills are allowed that keep all players physically distant; there should be no physical contact or close proximity of players. Common equipment, such as the ball, must be cleaned as permitted during a practice or workout. Activity must take place outdoors.

  • Bowling: Indoor bowling centers remained closed.

  • Soccer: Drills are allowed that keep all players physically distant; there should be no physical contact or close proximity of players. Common equipment, such as the ball, must be cleaned as permitted during a practice or workout session.

  • Volleyball: Drills are allowed that keep all players physically distant; there should be no physical contact or close proximity of players. Common equipment, such as the ball, must be cleaned as permitted during a practice or workout session. Activity must take place outdoors.

 

Higher Risk Sports: Competitive Cheer, Football, Wrestling

  • For all High Risk Sports

    • All players must be physically distant.

    • Common equipment, such as the ball, must be cleaned as permitted during a practice or workout session.

  • Competitive Cheer: Conditioning and individual technique/choreography work. No physical contact- chants and jumps, only, with physical distancing. Activity must take place outdoors.

  • Football: Drills are allowed that keep all players physically distant; there should be no physical contact or close proximity of players. Common equipment, such as the ball, must be cleaned as permitted during a practice or workout. Contact with other players is not allowed, and there should be no use of tackling dummies / shields / sleds. Protective equipment other than helmets is prohibited; helmets may not be shared.

  • Wrestling: Conditioning, mirror drills with spacing, no contact. Wrestlers may drill without touching a teammate (as long as physical distancing is adhered to). Activity must take place outdoors.

 

 

 

 

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