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2021 McLean Youth Lacrosse (MYL) Covid-19 Guidelines

MYL is following the guidance from CDC, VA Dept of Health, and Fairfax County to ensure all participants and families can play and remain safe.

All players and parents and spectators and coaches must wear masks at all times, and when entering and exiting fields of play or game venue and must maintain social distance at all times before, during (as much as possible), and after the games.  

All MYL players/parents/spectators/coaches and all visiting players/parents/spectators/coaches that attend or participate in any MYL Home or Away Games, or practices, or scrimmages, or any Lacrosse events have certifield they do not have or been exposed to Covid 19 in the past 14 days.

Any player or coach or parent that is feeling sick or been exposed to Covid 19 virus in the past 14 days is not allowed to play and must stay home.

During games, players do not have to wear masks but can if they want too and are highly encouraged to wear masks during competition and must maintain 6 ft distance when on the sidelines during games and avoiding contact as much as possible during games. Players can wear clear plastic shields over the helmet facemask or goggles if they want but must be attached very securely.

If anyone learns of a potential exposure after you have been in contact with other players, coaches, family, friends, or spectators we ask that you immediately notify within 24 hours your MYL coach or Director so we can notify all possible individuals of the exposure. All health information is kept confidential. When MYL is visiting the fields or game venues of other teams, all of our players, coaches, and spectators must follw the home team field rules and covid guidelines. 

 

VA DEPT OF HEALTH

Considerations for Recreational Sports

During times of substantial COVID-19 activity VDH strongly advises athletes to wear masks at all times during group training, competition, and on the sidelines. 

All coaches need to wear masks at all times and maintain social distance from players and parents. 

All Referees need to wear masks before and after games and maintain social distance from players and coaches as best they can during the games. Refs should wear masks during faceoffs for boys and draws for girls. Refs do not need to wear masks during games in order to blow whistles along the sidelines, but can if they want to. 

NO SPECTATORS OR PARENTS ALLOWED INSIDE THE TRACK FENCE AT MCLEAN HS at any time. Must maintain 50ft distance from sidelines at Linway Terrace Park or Langley Forks Park. No parents or fans allowed on player sidelines or field endlines.

Only two parents/fans are allowed to attend and watch the Spring games (no siblings or dogs) from the bleacher/stands outside the Track fence or sidelines, no exceptions, and must social distance from the other parents at all times. All parents or spectators of all ages must be wearing masks at all times!

Hand sanitizer will be available at each scorer’s table. Players must bring and use only their own water bottles.

After games, only team cheers allowed, no player hand shakes or elbows or sticks. No high-fives or chest bumps after goals.

After games and a team cheer, coaches and players must exit the facility right away and meet parents/guardians outside the Track fence or 100ft from the game field and not congregate by the entrances or in big groups along sidelines.

 

We expect to see County Officials at our weekend games so we need everyone’s cooperation with these guidelines or the County will revoke our Field Permit and no allow us to offer this great outdoor Lacrosse opportunity.