The University Interscholastic League in late May put out the road map for reaching a level of normalcy in June by allowing schools to conduct summer sports workouts in preparation for the 2020-21 school year.
On Monday, the Lamar Consolidated ISD athletic department released detailed instructions for its five secondary campuses for summer workouts starting on June 8.
“LCISD athletics is committed to the safety and well-being of our student athletes and coaches,” LCISD athletic director Nikki Nelson said in the press release.
“All LCISD coaches are committed to providing workouts that are safe for our students and promote the recovery of our community.”
LCISD athletics will be offering summer workout opportunities for our incoming 9th-12th grade athletes at each high school campus.
Sports-specific instruction limits have been increased from two hours per week for non-contact activities. The UIL allowed sports-specific instruction for the first time last summer.
Individual sport coaches will contact their athletes to share available dates and times for that sport’s workouts after a Zoom call prior to the first workout to explain procedures put in place to keep athletes safe this summer.
Student-athletes will be required to have a physical and RankOne forms completed online and are also required to bring their own individual water in their own container each day.
LCISD will have designated entry points established at each campus to limit access to the workout areas and ensure limited group sizes.
Athletes and coaches will be screened each day as they enter the designated workout area. Screening will include a temperature check.
Athletes and coaches will also be required to utilize a hand sanitizing station prior to beginning any workout. All participants are encouraged to use face coverings before, during and after workouts as well.
Social distancing of six feet between all participants will be used while waiting in lines before, during and after exercising. During exercises, that distance will be increased to 10 feet.
Between each group workout there will be a minimum of 30 minutes of disinfectant time allotted to ensure all equipment used is adequately sanitized before the next group is granted access to the workout area. Additional sanitizing stations and disinfecting measures are in effect for weight room and athletic equipment that might be used during instruction.
In addition to offering on-campus workouts, LCISD coaches will continue to provide virtual workouts that can be completed at home for any student who does not attend a campus-based workout.