Free Summer Skills Sessions Wait List
**As more coaches become available or if registered participants drop off, we will notify you with times and cohort assignments
Open to all ABQ Youth Lacrosse boys and girls, youth/HS ages, non-contact, small group format (5:1 player/coach). Come keep your skills sharp and work on individual skills with our US Lacrosse Certified Coaches!
*For insurance purposes, all participants must have a valid US Lacrosse Membership. Details for new memberships or renewals are on the next page!
Dear Albuquerque Youth Lacrosse Families,
As we plan to return to the fields, we have developed clear guidelines for ALL of us to follow that incorporates requirements set by the Governor’s office and US Lacrosse. Our goal is to make this a safe and smooth transition back into play for our participants. It is crucial that we ALL adhere to these guidelines to ensure the safety for the Albuquerque Youth Lacrosse (AYL) players, coaches, and families
Currently, the State of NM and US Lacrosse are restricting participation in team activities to participants who reside within 50 miles of program location.
We understand that some families will not feel comfortable sending their son or daughter to a session at this time. Unless you feel comfortable, there is no expectation that your player participates in these early days of returning to play. We have designated board member and coach, Luke Abeling as AYL COVID-19 Manager. Mr. Abeling is responsible for responding to any COVID-19 issues or concerns. Please reach out to Luke with any questions you may have surrounding COVID-19.
First and foremost: Players and Coaches: Please do not participate if you, your player, household member or someone you have been in contact with has COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms in the prior 14 days.
RETURN-TO-PLAY ROAD MAP STAGES
These guidelines consist of a “staged” return to play that is based on staged or phased return of activities established by most states and local public health departments. Factors such as new infections of COVID-19, the rate of hospitalizations due to COVID-19, and the availability of healthcare resources in our community, county or state determine the stage or phase of activity allowed. The return to play “stages” in this document will broadly describe the activities that are recommended, based on the level of risk that is associated with that activity, during that stage. Please refer to the CDC and our State Department of Health to determine the recovery stage of our community, county, or state. It is important to note that these stages are not intended to be followed in a linear manner, as it may become necessary to return to prior staged guidance and activities, based on the ever changing status of COVID-19 exposure in our community, county or state. It is possible, if not likely, that there will be local and regional outbreaks and surges of COVID-19 for some time to come.
AYL will initially focus on guidance for lacrosse activities that US Lacrosse recommends for return during Stages 1 and 2, where we recommend youth lacrosse activities should be focused on transitioning player back into physical activity through organized small-group practices and training exclusively, and not competition. Research has shown that introduction to full competition activity after a long span of deconditioning increases risk for significant musculoskeletal injury. Every effort should be made to have a gradual return to activity starting with drills and conditioning regardless of the community phase. At this time, we have found no current medical evidence that would suggest that a return to play that includes full-field, full-roster sized teams, competing in full length games or tournaments could occur without significant risk to participants
Stage 1: At home individual training (mild risk) Aligned with state/local public health guidelines that do not permit or recommend any size group gathering, outside of family members, in any public setting. At this stage, the community may be under a stay-at-home order by local or regional authorities. At this time, according to the CDC, there is large scale community transmission, healthcare staffing is significantly impacted, and there are multiple COVID-19 cases within communal settings like healthcare facilities, schools, mass gatherings, etc.
Goal: Hone sport-specific skills at home with individual drills that can be done in the backyard or driveway. Prepare for sports participation with general cardiovascular conditioning, core work and body weight strength. Work on injury prevention activities, such as those offered in the US Lacrosse Lax Fit course (free to members): https://www.uslacrosse.org/coaches/coach-development-program/online-courses/laxfit
Stage 2: Small group (less than 10) modified lacrosse activity or practice at outdoor facility (mild to moderate risk) Aligned with state/local public health guidelines that allow for small group (under 10) gatherings in a public or private setting. At this stage, according to the CDC, there is widespread and/or sustained transmission with high likelihood or confirmed exposure within communal settings with potential for rapid increase in suspected cases.
Goal: Continue conditioning with small, socially distanced community based groups. Improve hand-eye coordination, footwork, shooting skills. Continue improving cardiovascular and lacrosse fitness in a supportive group setting for enhanced mental and physical health.
AYL will potentially move through stages 3 to 5 as dictated by state guidelines. Below is our road map back to full field lacrosse.
The safety of ABY Lacrosse players and families is our top priority. Please help us to make this a smooth transition by completely following all these guidelines. We are excited for the opportunity to return to lacrosse and to reconnect-connect with our teams.
Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately.
Please direct any questions regarding our program to Eric Whitson. If you are having issues with this registration form or your Sports Engine Account, please contact Luke Abeling or Matthew Montoya.
President - ABQ Youth Lacrosse
Phone: (410) 459-9668
Head Coach - Duke City Scorpions Men's Lacrosse
Phone: (505) 301-4457
VP of Boys Operations - ABQ Youth Lacrosse
Phone: (505) 228-4316
Head Coach - Duke City Scorpions Women's Lacrosse
Phone: (505) 934-0420
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