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Strength and Conditioning Camp 2020

Summer Strength and Conditioning and Sport-Specific Skill Instruction 

The CHISD Athletic Department has developed a plan to offer CHISD athletes the opportunity to participate in a voluntary strength and conditioning program and sport-specific skill instruction during the summer of 2020.  The plan complies with the applicable orders and regulations from state and local health and governmental authorities and the guidance from the University Interscholastic League (UIL).  

Click on the link below to view the UIL/TEA guidelines for Strength and Conditioning and Sport-Specific Skill Instruction: 

https://www.uiltexas.org/files/athletics/Summer_2020_SC-Sport_Specific_Document_FINAL_(10).docx

Information for Parents

CHISD is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all athletes and coaches. We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic crisis has caused many changes to our daily lives.  CHISD wants you to feel confident and comfortable during these uncertain times if you elect to allow your student to attend a voluntary, optional Strength and Conditioning (S&C) session.  I have included below some information about the planned S&C sessions to assist you to make a decision about your student’s attendance. An FAQ also is attached to the end of this document.

Each head coach along with their assistants have developed a plan and will set the schedule for all strength and conditioning (S&C) and sport specific skill instruction sessions on campus.  All schedules will comply with UIL rules and approved by CHISD Athletics. 

On the first day of strength and conditioning, the coaches will explain all rules and expectations and athletes will complete an educational walk through of a typical S&C session.  Contact activities will not be allowed.

Registration. 

Students who wish to participate in S&C must return a completed sign-up sheet, signed by the parent/guardian. All athletes must have a current physical on file from last school year in order to participate in S&C. If an athlete does not have a physical on file, one will be required before participating.

Entrance and Exit Procedures. 

Each sport has developed entrance and exit procedures for S&C participants to ensure a well-managed process.  Parents, siblings or other non-CHISD visitors will not be admitted to any facility.  

Daily Health Screening.

Each student and staff member must complete a daily COVID health screening and temperature check before he/she may participate or work. Staff or students who answer any screening question “yes” must stay home or, if completing the screening on site, will be sent home.  A participant whose temperature is 99.6 or above, will be sent home and may not enter the facility.  Any student or staff member who receives a positive COVID-19 test must report the results immediately to their head coach and Athletic Director who will notify CHISD Health Services.

Participation Limits.

CHISD will limit enrollment in each session to ensure no more than 25% of the occupancy capacity of any indoor facility is used during S&C and sport specific skill instruction.

Social Distancing.

During workout activities, students and staff must maintain at least ten feet distance when actively exercising. Staff may have a brief period of closer contact with a student if a shorter distance is required for safe participation.  When not working out, students and staff must maintain at least six feet distance.

Staff to Student Ratios.

For sport specific activities conducted outdoors, students may be placed in working groups of no more than 15 total students with one staff member.  For sport specific activities conducted indoors, students may be placed in working groups no larger than 10 total students with one staff member.  For S&C activities, there must be one coach for every 20 students. 

Students will remain in the same workout group throughout the S&C program and sport specific skill instruction to the extent possible.  If a participant develops symptoms of COVID-19, all participants in the workout group will be removed until the participant has been cleared to return.

PPE/Sanitation.

Students must report to S&C in their workout clothing.  Locker rooms and shower facilities will not be available to students or staff before or after workouts.  Restroom facilities will be available.  Students may but are not required to wear masks during active exercise.  Students are strongly encouraged to wear masks when not actively exercising.   Staff will wear masks inside (unless actively exercising or instructing). Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the workout facility. All participants will be encouraged to wash/sanitize hands throughout the session.

Athletic facilities and equipment will be disinfected before, during and after work out sessions.  Disinfectant spray and/or wipes will be available.

Only one person will be on a rack at a time. The athlete will disinfect the equipment after each use.  All balls used during a sport specific skill workout will be sanitized after each session.  

Food and Drink.

Students must bring their own water bottle. Water fountains and communal coolers will not be available. Coaches will assist in refilling water bottles to ensure the bottle does not touch a cooler or automatic bottle filler. Food or drink may not be shared.  

Please visit with your student athlete about the importance of following all social distance guidelines and all rules for S&C. We want all athletes to feel comfortable participating in this voluntary activity.  Students who repeatedly disregard rules and expectations may be removed from the program. 

If you have questions about the strength and conditioning program, please contact your head coach.

We look forward to working with your student athlete. 

 

Sincerely,

Melanie Benjamin

Director of Athletics