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2021 Coventry Youth Lacrosse Association


Health and Safety Plan


Participating Players and their Parents must read and fully abide by The Health and Safety Plan, prepared in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Guidelines and Chester County Health Department Guidelines (see links below to these resources), to participate in Coventry Youth Lacrosse 2021 Program. The Health and Safety Plan has been implemented to help protect our participants, their families, and our staff and coaches.  




  • Everyone must do their part to follow the guidelines.  Even if YOU are not at high risk, SOMEONE ELSE you or a teammate may know COULD BE.
  • CYLA is a 100% volunteer based program.  Without the help of all families following the guidelines, we will not be able to offer youth sports during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The following guidelines will be in place for all participants, coaches, parents/guardians and spectators during the length of the season.  It is the responsibility of the coaches and parents to ensure these guidelines are adhered to.
  • Failure to follow these guidelines could result in being dismissed from activities. 



  • Parent/guardian shall not allow participants to engage in any team activity (practice or game) if the participant has a fever (greater than 100.2 deg F).  Parent/Guardian must check the participant’s temperature prior to any team activity.
  • Parent/Guardian shall not allow a participant to attend CYLA events if they, or anyone in their household, has come into close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient within the last 14 days.
  • Masks should be worn by players at all times. *Subject to change based on guidelines.
  • Participants shall clean/disinfect their hands with their own hand sanitizer upon arrival.
  • Participants shall pace any equipment, bags, water bottles, etc at least six feet from any other teammate’s belongings.
  • If the participant is feeling ill in any way, STAY HOME.
  • Parents/Guardians must remain at the CYLA facility for the entirety of the practice/game.
  • Limit the use of carpools or van-pools.  When riding in an automobile to a sports event, players should ride to the sports event with persons living in their same household.



  • Remain six feet apart from others that are not members of your household
  • Do not form groups
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory when walking to/from the athletic facility and anytime you are within six feet of another person that is not a member of your immediate family or member of your household.
  • Limit spectators to two (2) people per participant.
  • Spectators are not permitted to arrive more than 10 minutes before the start of an event
    • Remain in your car if you arrive early.  This will help to limit crowds between events.
  • Spectators are to remain in the designated areas - no spectators gathering at or near the players/coaches sidelines
  • Upon completion of the event, the participants and families should head directly to their car, no lingering or socializing at the athletic facility.



  • Masks required at all times, especially when in close contact (six feet or less) of any participant.
  • Minimize physical contact as much as possible
    • Work in smaller groups for drills.  Create distance between players when explaining drills or rules of the game.
    • Keep players separated as much as possible. 
    • Discourage unnecessary physical contact such as high fives, handshakes, fist bumps or hugs.
    • Coaches will provide physical guides, such as cones and signs to ensure coaches and players remain 6’ apart.
    • Keep players together in small groups with dedicated coaches or staff.  Make sure that each group of players avoid mixing with other groups as much as possible.  Teams might consider having the same group of players rotate among coaches.


  1.   Staying Home When Appropriate
    1. Individuals, including coaches, players and families should stay home if they have tested positive or are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
    2. Individuals, including coaches, players and families should stay home and monitor their health if they have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19.     
    3. Coaches and players must conduct a daily symptom assessment (self-evaluation) and anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home.
  2. Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette
    1. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water is not available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol should be used.
    2. Encourage everyone to cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of their elbow.  Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water is not available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol should be used.
  3. Masks
    1. Masks are not intended to protect the wearer, but rather to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 from the person wearing the mask (who may not have any symptoms of disease).  Masks may be challenging for players (especially younger players) to wear while playing sports.  Masks should be worn by coaches, youth sports staff, parents and spectators at all times, especially when it is not possible to maintain a minimum 6’ social distance.  Masks should be worn by players at all times. Face coverings must be worn at all times when indoors.  *Subject to change based on guidelines.
  4. Personal Belongings and Shared Equipment
    1. Each coach and player should keep their personal belongings separate from the personal belongings of other coaches and players.  Personal belongings should not be shared between participants.  Any personal belongings (including but not limited to water bottles, containers, bags, equipment) should be individually labeled with each participant’s name.
    2. Use of shared equipment and objects (i.e. balls) should be limited, and at a minimum cleaned between use by each individual.   Coaches will disinfect any shared equipment at the end of each practice.
    3. Discourage sharing of items that are difficult to clean, sanitize and disinfect.  Participants are not to share towels, clothing or other items they use to wipe their faces or hands. 
    4. Limit the use of supplies and equipment to one group of players at a time and clean and disinfect between
    5. Keep each player’s belongings separated from others’ and in individually labelled containers, bags or areas.
    6. Shared drinking stations, team water coolers, spitting, eating sunflower seeds and chewing gum is prohibited.
  5. Maintaining Social Distancing
    1. Coaches will help maintain social distancing among players and coaches, umpires/referees and spectators
    2. Players should refrain from high fives, handshake lines and other physical contact with teammates and coaches.
  6. Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts
    1. In accordance with state and local privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations, youth sports organizations should notify local health officials, youth sports program staff, umpires/officials and families immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws and regulations.
    2. Advise those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms and follow CDC guidelines if symptoms develop.