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COVID-19 and NXT Sports Programming

NXTsports is cognizant of the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. According to the CDC, there are certain populations at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Those include older adults and those with serious chronic medical conditions including heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes. Luckily, the risk of severe illness for children with COVID-19 is relatively low. To date, infected children have typically presented with mild cold-like symptoms.

NXT Addresses Global Concern of COVID-19 and Impact on Upcoming Club Practices, Programs & Events

A statement from our CEO, Joel Zuercher regarding COVID-19

** UPDATE (Tuesday, March 24, 3:00 PM): In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Wolf has extended his order prohibiting all gatherings, including sporting events, through April 6th. NXT will comply with this order and all NXT programming scheduled between today and April 6th will be postponed. NXT will continue to monitor the situation and will issue additional information about NXT programming as soon as possible. **

In concern for the wellbeing and safety of our players, coaches, referees and their families, NXT has been consistently monitoring the Coronavirus situation. 

We are participating in daily briefings offered by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as listening to all directives from World Health Organization, the US State Department and local health authorities to gather additional information as it pertains to the safety of youth lacrosse competition in the ensuing weeks. 

Currently, NXT is fully prepared to run all summer events taking place between the weekend before Memorial Day and the beginning of August. We are considering all options to implement the best safety practices at all summer events. Those tentative plans include enacting social distancing at outdoor events, adding hand-washing stations and disinfectant stations, and to suggest that players bring their own individual water bottles. We also will continue to listen and explore all other reasonable steps to curtail risk. For example, elderly relatives and adults with underlying medical conditions may be better off staying home and not attending youth sports events this summer

Finally, we are participating in ongoing briefings offered by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as listening to all directives from World Health Organization, the US State Department and local health authorities to gather additional information as it pertains to the safety of youth lacrosse competition in the ensuing weeks.  Absent a government order to the contrary, all NXT summer 2020 competitions and programs will continue as scheduled. Should there be any change to our position, we will update all parties involved.


To reinforce health safety and best practices for illness prevention, please review the following CDC list of recommended steps all of us should be following to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including Coronavirus.

  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • Elderly adults and adults with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and immunodeficiencies should avoid large gatherings of people

Please see the following additional resources and communications which may provide further answers to your questions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.