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Unless prohibited by federal, state or local order, NXT is committed to safely running lacrosse events during the summer of 2020
Conshohocken, PA (Last Updated July, 6 2020) NXT is excited to get back on the field and host our events this summer. As our communities continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to recognize that this summer is going to look different than previous years. In order to operate a safe event, we will be adhering to all local, state, and federal guidelines.
Below is a summary of the safety measures that we’ll be taking this summer. Please be sure to read this document thoroughly. Please also be sure to read the pre-event email as some venues may have additional policies in place that would supersede anything in this document.
We all must work together as a group to create and maintain a safe environment. This includes myself, our tournament staff, coaches, parents, and officials. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our safety policies, please feel free to reach out!
Ian McGinnis MS, LAT, ATC
Director, Participant Health & Safety
There are certain segments of the population who are at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 including individuals who are 65 years of age or older, those with heart, lung, kidney, or liver disease, those with diabetes, and those with immunodeficiencies (4). These individuals should not attend NXT events this summer.
If You are Sick (5)
If you become ill on the day of the event, please stay at home. If you have had close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please stay at home. Please view these CDC guidelines on what quarantine and isolation, what they mean, and when you should use them.
If NXT becomes aware of a COVID-19 infection within our events community, we will send out a communication to coaches whose teams have played against the infected individuals’ teams and therefore may have been exposed to COVID-19. Within this communication, privacy will be protected, and no identifying information will be used. Once informed, it is the coaches’ responsibility to communicate this to the members of their team / club and should instruct them to self-monitor for symptoms.
Coaches must screen and monitor athletes for symptoms before and during games. Athletes should be screened in the morning prior to participating in any games. If any athletes show symptoms of COVID-19, they should be sent home and instructed to contact their primary care provider. Coaches can use this form as a template for screening their athletes, or use the screening form provided in the US Lacrosse Return to Play Recommendations.
Parents, officials, coaches, and staff will be responsible for screening themselves for COVID-19 related symptoms prior to attending or participating in any NXT events. Please use the following graphic as a guide for self-screening:
Social Distancing Measures (5)
Competition Structure Changes
Cloth Face Coverings (5, 6)
Players and officials are not required to wear cloth face coverings when actively participating in a game.
Everyday Preventative Actions (5,6)
Please view these resources for more information on COVID-19 from reputable sources.
1. Eime, R.M., Young, J. A., Harvey, J. T., Charity, M. J., & Payne, W. R. (2013). A systematic review of the psychological and social benefits of participation in sport for children and adolescents: Informing development of a conceptual model of health through sport. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10(98).
2. Donnelly, J. E., Hillman, C. H., Castelli, D., Entier, J. L., Lee, S., Tomporowski, P., ... Szabo-Reed, A. N. (2016). Physical activity, fitness, cognitive function, and academic achievement in children: A systematic review. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(6); 1197-1222.
3. Erickson, K. I., Hillman, C., Stillman, C. M., Ballard, R. M., Bloodgood, B., Conroy, D. E., ... Powell, K. E., (2019). Physical activity, cognition, and brain outcomes: A review of the 2018 physical activity guidelines. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 51(6); 1242-1251.
4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019: People who are at a higher risk for severe illness. (2020, March). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html
5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019: Get your mass gatherings and large community events ready. (2020, March 14) Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html
6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019: How to protect yourself and others. (2020, March). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
February 13th and 27th, NXT has been teaming up with Greenepsych and CHOP to deliver talks on topics that relate to mental health and well-being as well as achieving performance related goals. To join us on this journey, we are extremely fortunate to have Mitch Greene, PhD, Lauren Ruhl, LPC, and Brian Vernau, MD, FAAP, CAQSM.
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