"THE MOST EXCITING YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN THE UNITED STATES"
GAME NIGHT/PRACTICE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
**WEAR A MASK AND SPREAD OUT**
As a condition in which we are allowed to use the fields, the following COVID-19 protocols will be in place:
* EVERYONE will wear a mask upon entering all venues
* Players can take masks off once entering the game or practice
* Players must wear masks when not in the game
* Only immediate family members and primary caregivers in attendance
* Social Distancing: Do not gather in groups on the sidelines....please spread out.
* Wash your hands and sanitize frequently,. Sanitizer will be readily available at all venues on game nights.
* Please exit the facility shortly after the conclusion of your game.
* Staff will be there to kindly remind everyone.
**LET'S DO THIS FOR THE KIDS**
ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
PRACTICES START: Week of 4/12
OPENING NIGHT: 4/30
PLAYOFFS: 6/18 & 6/25
SEASON RUNS APRIL - JUNE
*PLAY WITH FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, CLASSMATES*
*6 V 6*
7 DIVISIONS (Pre-K/K, 1ST/2ND, 3RD/4TH, 5TH/6TH, 7TH/8TH)
*NO CONTACT = FEWER INJURIES*
SKILL POSITIONS - QB, WR, RB, DB
*ONLY 1 PRACTICE PER WEEK*
*8 PLAYER ROSTERS*
*EVERYONE PLAYS IN 3 OUT OF 4 QUARTERS*
*GAMES ON FRIDAY'S & SOME THURSDAYS*
* GAME TIMES: 5:00PM, 5:50PM, 6:40PM, 7:30PM, 8:20PM
*PROFESSIONAL - PAID GAME OFFICIALS*
JOIN THE 22,000 KIDS WHO PLAY FNL FOOTBALL EACH YEAR
What Has FNL Done to Prepare and How You Can Help?
Our COVID-19 Response Plan is intended to follow the CDC’s Guidelines for Youth Sports and Cal/OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, including the following:
Enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols:
o Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol will be located at the FNL tent at each Event.
o We have provided staff members with necessary supplies, including cleaning products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19, to regularly clean their individual work spaces.
o All Participants are reminded to routinely clean any frequently-touched surfaces.
o Equipment sharing will be minimized as much as possible. All equipment that must be shared will be cleaned and disinfected before and each use. In particular, all footballs will be thoroughly sanitized before each Event, after which point, they must be checked out. After each use, footballs must be returned so that they can be sanitized again before the next use.
o No shared hydration methods are provided or permitted. Participants are required to bring their own clean hydration system, such as a well-labeled water bottle, which cannot be shared.
o Participants may not share towels, clothing, or other items used to wipe their faces or hands. As such, Participants are required to bring their own items for this purpose, which should be easy to identify before use to avoid accidental sharing.
o Participants’ belongings must be separated from others’ and in individually labeled containers.
o Spitting is not permitted.
Social distancing protocols tailored to our Events, including limiting attendance, redesigning activities, and requiring face coverings.
o Parents are encouraged to drop off and pick up players only. No gathering along the sidelines or in other areas of the Event site will be permitted. Non-player Participants wishing to watch Events are invited to do so from their enclosed vehicles only.
o Coaches will make regular safety announcements, including encouraging players to use downtime for individual skill-building work or conditioning, rather than clustering together.
o Unnecessary physical contact, such as high fives, handshakes, or fist bumps, are discouraged.
o Players and coaches are not permitted to enter the Event site early and are required to exit the Event site immediately after their scheduled Event.
o Skills, Drills, and Conditioning have been identified as lower-risk activities. As such, we are resuming Events beginning only with these activities, which will focus on individual skill building and be conducted with social distancing in mind at all times.
o No higher-risk Event, including games or scrimmages, will be held until FNL, in its sole discretion and based on applicable guidance, has determined it is safe to return to such activities.
o Players are required to wear face coverings upon arrival and may remove masks only after reaching their assigned field. Players must resume wearing face coverings before leaving their assigned field. All other Participants must wear face coverings at all times during Events.
o Participants are discouraged from carpooling, other than with members of their own household.
Staff training and symptoms screening: Staff have been provided training, including understanding COVID-19, preventing its spread, self-screening procedures, the importance of not coming to work if they have symptoms or live with someone who has or may have COVID-19, when to seek medical attention, hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and social distancing. All staff and coaches are required to undergo symptom screening, including temperature checks, before participating in any Event.
Helpful Resources for More Information
There are several resources to assist you in keeping up with the latest facts related to the coronavirus, some of the most pertinent resources are listed below.
❖ CDC- COVID-19 Website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/
❖ World Health Organization https://www.who.int/
❖ Orange County Public Health Services https://www.ochealthinfo.com/phs/
❖ Riverside University Health System Public Health https://www.rivcoph.org/
❖ San Diego County Public Health Services https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/hhsa/programs/phs/
❖ Santa Barbara County Public Health Department https://www.countyofsb.org/phd/
❖ San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Health-Agency/Public-Health.aspx
❖ Los Angeles County Public Health Department http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/
❖ Monterey County Public Health Department https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health
❖ Fresno County Public Health Department https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health
All refund requests must be received in writing by Dec. 1st for Spring Season and June 1st for Fall Season. After these dates, FULL refunds will NOT be issued as the league will start to incur many expenses in preparation for the upcoming season. Expenses being incurred , but not limited to are: Uniforms, Field permits, Insurance, Acctg., Website fees, credit card fees, mktg, labor, etc.