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FCYLC COVID Policy

January 2021

 

FCYLC adheres to COVID guidelines based on the direction and guidance from our local government, our sports governing body and our league including the following entities:

 

  • US Lacrosse - The national governing body for Lacrosse, US Lacrosse published a tiered Return to Play set of guidelines . FCYLC has adopted the US Lacrosse COVID Waiver as part of our registration process.

  • Virginia Department of Health - Virginia has issued these Considerations for Recreational Sports

  • Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League - The NVYLL governs game rules for our spring league, we will follow their guidelines.

  • Virginia High School League (VHSL) - VHSL has drafted revised lacrosse rulesets to minimize contact. Once published, the NVYLL will consider these rules for league play 

 

Below is a summary of the guidance:

 

General

  • Any person that is feeling sick or has been exposed to Covid virus in the past 14 days is not allowed to participate and must stay home.

  • No indoor activities

  • After events, all participants should exit the facility right away and not congregate in big groups.

  • Compete locally

 

Coaches / Parents / Spectators

  • Must wear a mask at all times

  • Should stay social distanced, no close huddles

  • Parents - Sign the COVID waiver as part of registration

  • Parents should monitor the health and exposure risk of their child and keep them home whenever appropriate.

  • Limit the number of spectators at events to 25 or less on the field

 

Referees

  • All Referees need to wear masks before and after games and maintain social distance from players and coaches as best they can during the games. 

  • Refs do not need to wear masks during games in order to blow whistles, but can if they want to.

 

Players

  • Wear a mask before and after events

  • Encouraged, but not currently required, to wear a mask during competition

  • Bring their own water bottle and not share with others

  • No post game dog piles, handshakes, elbow, fist or stick high fives. Just cheer, wave and clear.

  • After goals, no high-fives or chest bumps after goals.

  • All players should have their own equipment and uniform. Minimize sharing with other players.

  • Players can wear clear plastic shields over the helmet facemask or goggles if they want but must be attached very securely.


 

Games

  • The Virginia High School League is considering game play modifications to reduce risk for exposure. We will follow the rules as they are established by our league.

 

FCYLC Refund Policy

  • Registered players can opt-out and receive a full refund if they drop out by March 15th. 

  • If the season is cancelled while in progress, we will offer pro-rata refunds or credits.

 

     

This policy is subject to change as our COVID guidance evolves over time.