Athletic Restart Phase 2

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The Hilliard City School District has collaborated to develop a plan using guidance from the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the National Federation of High School Sports, and the Centers for Disease Control. While we are all excited to bring our athletes and coaches back together, we want to do so in the safest manner possible to ensure their wellbeing. 

High School Fall Sports

  • Monday, June 22nd – Sunday, July 12th – Phase 2
    • Your pod will remain consistent throughout Phase 2
    • Inside spaces – Continue with pods of 9 athletes and 1 coach
    • Outside spaces – up to 50 people or 5 pods may gather for outdoor workouts
    • There should be a minimum distance of 6 feet between each individual at all times both indoor and outdoor
    • All athletic equipment, including balls, should be cleaned intermittently during practices and between practices/sessions
  • Monday, June 29th – Sunday, July 5th: Athletic Shutdown
  • Monday, July 13th – Tentative Start Date for Phase 3
    • Tentative start date for High School Fall Sports Phase 3, more details to come
    • Community Use of Middle School Baseball/Softball Fields may be used for practice only – no competition – must schedule through Building Use

Band

  • Monday, June 22nd

High School Winter Sports

  • Monday, June 22nd – Sunday, July 12th – Phase 1
  • Monday, June 29th – Sunday, July 5th: Athletic Shutdown
  • Monday, July 13th – Tentative Start Date for Phase 2
    • Tentative start date for High School Winter Sports Phase 2, more details to come

Middle School Fall Sports 

  • Monday, July 6th – Friday, July 19th – Phase 1

General Expectations

  • Coaches and Athletes must complete the liability waiver prior to participation in any activities. These waivers can be found in final forms and on the athletic department web pages. You must submit the waiver through Final Forms prior to participating with your pod, or you can bring a hard-copy printed off the athletic web page.
  • Screening questions and temperatures will be taken prior to entrances into the facility. If Athletes or Coaches answer yes to any questions, or have a temperature higher than 100.4, they will be immediately sent home and should contact their medical provider.
  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 will result in that pod of athletes/coach being shut down from all activity for fourteen days.
  • There should be a minimum distance of 6 feet between each individual at all times.
  • No spectators will be permitted at any practice, indoor or outdoor.
  • No-touch rule is in effect – this includes high fives, huddles, or other close contact.
  • There should be no shared athletic equipment between athletes.
  • Coaches and Athletic Directors will clearly communicate where athletes should enter and exit for their practice time.

Athlete Expectations

  • Athletes must complete the liability waiver prior to participation in any activities. These waivers can be found in final forms and on the athletic department web pages. You must submit the waiver through Final Forms prior to participating with your pod, or you can bring a hard-copy printed off the athletic web page.
  • Athletes must be screened by the coach prior to participation in a workout.
  • All athletes should bring their own water bottles, and water bottles should not be shared.
  • All athletes should report to workouts in proper gear and immediately return home at the end of the workout.
  • Athletes that arrive without water or not wearing appropriate attire will be sent home.
  • Athletes are recommended to wear cloth face masks when not specifically in a drill/strenuous activity.

Coaching Expectations

  • Coaches must complete the liability waiver prior to participation in any activities.
  • Coaches must be screened prior to conducting the workout.
  • You are required to wear cloth face masks.
  • No whistles will be used.
  • Violation of these guidelines will result in the suspension of your team’s practice during phase 1.

District Monitoring Procedures

  • Each coach has a sign-in sheet that will be filled in for each practice.
  • Each coach will take the temperature of their pod prior to entering the facility.
  • Each coach will ask the questions on the sheet and note answers.
  • Each coach will turn in their sheet to the head coach daily.
  • Each head coach will turn in their sheets to AD daily.

External Groups

  • During phase 1, external youth baseball and softball groups will be limited to Elementary baseball and softball fields – no High School or Middle School fields will be available during phase 1.
  • Both the group organization and each individual participant must complete a waiver.
  • You can begin to reserve fields by following the District’s Facility Rental