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Season D TSD/CHSAA Variance


Thompson School District/CHSAA Season D Variance

CHSAA has secured variances from CDPHE and state officials which will allowed for all Season A, B, and C sports and activities. Season D must be approved by the local county.  The approved calendar will begin practice on Monday, April 19th. 
 
We need to protect opportunities for all students/programs with the many uncertainties during these times so a failure to uphold all safety requirements for the season may result in the removal of an individual or team from season participation. 
 
All school athletic directors will meet with each head & assistant coach and go through specific sport variance prior to Monday, April 26th.  Please have a signed acknowledgement that this meeting has taken place.   
 
TSD/CHSAA Season D Approval Wednesday April 14th, 2021 per Chris Manley

The following information should be very clearly communicated to all CHSAA stakeholders, and should be posted centrally and clearly on the CHSAA website.  General COVID Guidance for All Sports:  
 
Please self-screen before entering our facility, if you answer no to all questions,  you are approved for our facilities

  • Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours:  fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose,  nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea?
  • Within the past 14 days, have you been in close physical contact  (6 feet or closer for a cumulative total of 15 minutes) with: Anyone who is known to have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19? Anyone who has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19?  
  • Are you isolating or quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19  or are worried that you may be sick with COVID-19?  Are you currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test? 

 


STUDENTS, COACHES, SPECTATORS & VOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT GO TO PRACTICE/GAMES FOR ANY SPORT IF:  

  • They are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus. 
  • They have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.
  • For any of the above exceptions, be sure to check your school, district, and local policies, as some may be more restrictive than the state baseline. 

Practices and workouts should be conducted in “pods” of the same athletes who are always training and rotating together. This will ensure more limited exposure if someone develops an infection. 

Frequently touched surfaces, including game balls, must be sanitized as often as is feasible - at least on a daily basis. 

Athletes should not share food or drink, including water. Each participant must bring their own hydration liquids. 

Athletes should not share equipment or uniforms. 

Avoid enclosed indoor spaces with poor ventilation such as locker rooms and weight rooms. When such spaces must be used - i.e. bathrooms - limit unnecessary    congregation and encourage distancing.  

For indoor sports - try to promote ventilation and airflow. Windows and doors should be left open when possible. 

No other activities or events can co-occur with sports in the same room (indoors) or designated area (outdoors). This means that band and cheer activities are prohibited during sporting events. 

Minimize travel 

Check the individualized sport bulletins for more details and specific guidance for the 
sport you intend to participate in. 
 



Boys Volleyball:

Roster limits will be based on CHSAA/NFHS recommendations $5 admission will be charged to all spectators, 4 per rostered athlete, 112 max per large gym. 50 athletes max per practice session Face coverings must be worn by everyone indoors (including athletes, coaches, officials, spectators, and volunteers).  Masks should be worn properly and must follow the mask guidance per CDPH, sidelines must allow for social distancing, spectator capacity limits are set by your local health department, locker rooms should be avoided, and doors/windows are encouraged to be open whenever possible to increase airflow. Coaches, rostered athletes, athletic trainers, referees, and other essential safety personnel are not counted in the total capacity.   CDPHE defines essential personnel as “coaches, athletic trainer, and officials (including line judges).  Authorized timers, recorders, and computer operators necessary to conduct competition are essential.  Essential personnel must be adults.”  
 



Tennis:

Masks/face coverings should be worn by coaches, spectators and resting participants not presently engaged in participation.  Student’s may remove masks/face coverings while engaging in participation of practice/competition. No groups larger than 50.  Detailed attendance should be taken and records maintained.  
 
Tennis Ball usage – we are going to encourage that a minimum of 2 tennis balls per player on a court be used, so that every player must use their tennis balls, and not touch the other players tennis balls.  The committee strongly recommends a full can (3 balls) be given to each player to eliminate touching balls when distributing.  Knowing that this is a cost issue, we encourage all teams to bring balls when traveling, and when hosting. Players should write their initials or names on the ball so that tennis balls are never shared during competition.    
 



Soccer:

Roster limits will be based on CHSAA/NFHS recommendations $5 admission will be charged to all spectators. 50 players per soccer team for practices and games. These games and practices will be held outdoors - any indoor activities are not included in the variance and should follow CDPHE’s guidance for Organized Sports at the local Dial Level. Masks/face coverings should be worn by coaches, spectators and resting participants not presently engaged in play. When practices are moved indoor for bad weather, masks must be worn at all times. 
 


 
Baseball:

Roster limits will be based on CHSAA/NFHS recommendations Wash your hands with soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer), or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available, before going to the field.

When not actively playing, please adhere to all proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and facemask protocols.

Clean and wipe down team equipment. Equipment must be disinfected before, during, and after each use during your practice/competition.

Hand sanitizer must be made available throughout the facility for use before, during, and after workouts.  

No shared personal equipment, such as water bottles, hats, helmets, bags, gloves, towels, etc.

Coaches should pod as much as possible.  Players and one coach should be implemented in practice in a single group or pod (infielders, outfielders, etc.).

Coaches should wear facemasks when working closely with their “pod” players.

 Any activity those not actively involved in the drill must practice social distancing.

Masks/face coverings should be worn by coaches, spectators and resting participants not presently engaged in participation.  Student’s may remove masks/face coverings while engaging in participation of practice/competition.  When practices are moved indoor for bad weather, masks must be worn at all times.   


CHSAA Swimming/Diving:

Coaches must review this document with their Athletic Director and District Aquatics Manager before hosting competitions at their school/facility and must communicate your guidelines in a clear manner to students, parents, officials, etc. 
 
50 participants during a swim/dive competition (Practice is up to 50).  Facility will determine spectator limitations.   
   ● STUDENTS/COACHES/MANAGERS SHOULD NOT GO TO PRACTICE/RACE IF Any are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus. Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 
   ● Social distancing between individuals of at least 6 feet must be maintained at all times. Handshakes, fist bumps, hugging, etc. are not permissible. 
   ● Sanitation - There should always be sanitation materials (disinfecting wipes, sprays, hand sanitizer, etc.) in prime locations for meet personnel, team & coaching staff to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and equipment. 
   ● Spectators – If meet hosts allow spectators, they must wear facial coverings and maintain 6 feet social distance at all times. Spectators must follow CDPHE Indoor Events guidance at the current dial level of the host county. 
   ● Students must wear facial coverings at all times except when in the water or on the diving board. All other personnel on deck (not competing) must wear face coverings at all practices and meets (coaches, officials, timers, lap counters, etc.). 
   ● Ventilation - Open all doors and windows whenever safe to do so to promote ventilation of indoor spaces. 
   ● The use of locker rooms should be eliminated whenever possible. Athletes should arrive to practice and competitions ready to participate. If locker rooms must be used, ensure athletes can maintain social distancing. Avoid using any indoor space with poor ventilation.

General Meet Requirements: Refer to CHSAA COVID-19 Requirements & Mandates while also adhering to state/county/local health restrictions; facilities may have stricter standards. 
● If needed, auxiliary spaces (i.e. gymnasiums, classrooms, lunchrooms, etc.) should be used as holding areas for student participants, meet personnel, spectators, etc. All auxiliary spaces must allow for social distancing and adhere to state/county/local health restrictions (facilities may have stricter standards). The home team must be responsible for supervising this area and ensure everyone in the holding area is wearing a facemask.

● Limit the deck to essential personnel is encouraged. These are defined as swimmers/divers, coaches, athletic trainers, lifeguards, and officials. Authorized timers, recorders, runners, computer operator’s necessary to conduct competition are essential. Timers must assemble at the finish of each race at the edge of the pool within the 6-8 feet confines of the lane which they are timing. Timers must wear cloth facial coverings.  Lap Counting - Only one person per lane must be permitted at turning end. Provide hand sanitizer and require lap counters to clean hands and wipe down devices.  

● Meet protocols that cause coaches, participants, and/or spectators to congregate closely together (results boards, awards ceremonies, water stations, locker rooms, etc.) must be avoided.  Should consider using an online platform for results. Should consider using general PA announcements or an online platform for award recognitions. Athletes must bring their own water bottle and have their own plan for retrieving their water after competition.  Athletes should arrive at the competition venue already in competitive attire. If locker rooms must be used, ensure athletes can maintain social distancing.

● After each heat concludes, finished swimmers must exit the pool before swimmers for the next heat can come onto the bulkhead. No flyover starts.

● For dual, multi-team and virtual meets, there must be a heating area on deck for 2 heats. Cones and/or tape will indicate the socially distant location for each swimmer in the heating area. If chairs are provided in the heating area, there must be an assigned resource to wipe down each chair between heats. The referee/starter will use a series of 4 short whistle blasts to signal the next heat to the starting area and for the subsequent heat to move up.

● For dual, multi-team and virtual meets, pools not using automatic or semiautomatic timing must have every other lane open to allow for two timers per lane and to allow for proper social distancing.

● Equipment such as watches, clip boards, boards use for lap-counters, etc., must be sanitized after each use.

● Diving Warm-up Areas:  Number of divers must be limited during warm-up by creating multiple sessions. During competition, divers must not approach the board until their turn to compete.  Dive order sheets should be given to each coach and/or posted in multiple areas (only one diver can approach the dive sheet posting at a time) to reduce number of divers viewing at the same time.

● Swimming Warm-up Areas: Multiple sessions for warm-up periods should be established to allow for appropriate social distancing and adhering to capacity limits. Dive well may be used as warm-up area during the meet as long as capacity limits are adhered to.

● The number of swimmers in the competition area must adhere to capacity limits. o Athletes must be spaced out in the pool to ensure social distancing at all times. It is recommended that no more than 4 athletes should share a lane at a time, alternating two athletes at one end and two at the other. Multiple teams in the same lane must not be permitted.    

● Coaches Packet Pick-up: All entries must be submitted electronically prior to the meet.  All information must be transmitted to coaches (and officials) electronically prior to the meet.  Meet programs should be emailed to all schools at least one day prior to the start of the meet. Coaches will be responsible for printing out their own meet programs. Hard copies must not be provided at the meet. Changes to the meet 
after the meet program has been sent out that would require a re-seeding are not permitted. It is recommended that cell phone numbers of all coaches should be shared and any changes/scratches should be sent via text to avoid in-person contact.

● Pre-meet coaches’ meetings: Coaches meetings must consist of one coach (per school) and one official. Should conduct electronic or virtual meetings when possible.  Multiple smaller meetings with a smaller number of attendees at a time should be considered as a way to allow for social distancing.  Hard copies of any meet material must not be distributed at pre-meet coaches’ meetings (i.e. ballots for awards/voting, heat sheets, etc.)  All officials and coaches must wear facial coverings at pre-meet coaches’ meetings.  

● OFFICIALS: Use of electronic whistle is recommended. The infinity start system and speaker must only be utilized by the meet referee/starter (only one person may handle the equipment at each meet). Must be sanitized before and after each meet.

Officials must wear a face covering at all times.  
 



Track & Field:

Masks/face coverings should be worn by coaches, spectators and resting participants not presently engaged in participation.  Student’s may remove masks/face coverings while engaging in participation of practice/competition.  When practices are moved indoor for bad weather, masks must be worn at all times. 
 
No groups larger than 50.  Detailed attendance should be taken and records maintained.  Practices should be done in pods to limit risk of exposure. When practices is moved indoor for bad weather, masks must be worn at all times. 
 
Meets

Team camps will be spaced out to clearly separate different schools.   Officials and all non-participants will wear a mask/face covering at all times.    Athletes are not allowed on the infield until 30 minutes prior to their event.  Athletes must leave immediately after their events. Cool Downs and longer warm ups should be done outside of the track/fields area.  All masks are mandatory as an athlete warms up. We will be policing this and will ask you to leave if you do not abide by this rule.  
 



Lacrosse:

Roster limits will be based on CHSAA/NFHS recommendations  Masks/face coverings should be worn by coaches, spectators and resting participants not presently engaged in participation.  Student’s may remove masks/face coverings while engaging in participation of practice/competition.  When practices are moved indoor for bad weather, masks must be worn at all times. 


No groups larger than 50.  Detailed attendance should be taken and records maintained.  Practices should be done in pods to limit risk of exposure. 



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