ABQ Youth Lacrosse

ABQ Youth Lacrosse Summer Sessions Wait List

ABQ Youth Lacrosse - 2020 Summer Wait List Registration

ABQ Youth Lacrosse

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!


COVID-19 Guidelines for Summer Skills Sessions

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.

 

COACHES  

 

  • All coaches have been highly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 and have negative results before beginning any in person interactions with players (NMYSA suggests 72 hours). Any coach that has been tested and will have submitted results to Luke Abeling prior to the start of the Summer Skills Sessions. 
  • Any coach or player who travels by plane outside of the state of New Mexico is required to quarantine for a period of 14 days prior to participating in training sessions. 
  • The coach will notify the NM Department of Health and Luke Abeling If they or any of their players become sick with COVID-19. 
  • AYL coaches will follow all NM COVID-19 safe practices from the state of NM, US Lacrosse and AYL return to play guidelines. 
  • All coaches must participate in a training webinar regarding the return to play guidelines, and health/safety protocols before any in-person interactions with players.
  • Permissible lacrosse activity is restricted to no more than 5 players with 1 coach.
  • To ensure that player and coach groupings are as self-contained as possible, the same group of players will stay with the same coach during that training day. The coach will restrict mixing players between groups.
  • The coaches will check their temperatures daily before participation in lacrosse activities and stay home if they have a Temp of 100.4 degrees Celsius or greater or if any COVID-19 symptoms exist as identified by the CDC. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever or feverishness, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills or shaking chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell, stomachache, or diarrhea. 
  • Upon arrival to train, the coaches will verbally check the health of players and ask each player if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • The coaches will remind players of their training regarding hygiene and safety protocols including proper hand washing, touching of face, covering mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing and social distancing. If the athlete has any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, they should be sent home and instructed to contact their healthcare provider.
  • There will be no physical contact between the players and the coaches. No handshakes, high fives, or other physical touching before, during or after lacrosse activities. Observe 6ft social distancing at all times. 
  • The coaches will wear face masks during all in person interactions with players, staff or parents and will wash the mask every day after use.
  • The coaches will sanitize hands and disinfect all team equipment, (cones, goals, etc.) before, or as needed during and after lacrosse activity. Coaches alone shall be permitted to retrieve, setup, gather and store equipment. The players are not permitted to handle equipment. 
  • No spitting is allowed by lacrosse players, coaches, or officials.
  • If a coach or player has had a case of documented COVID-19 infection, they need to get re-tested and receive clearance from a medical professional before they return to in person interactions. 
  • At risk individuals, youth, or adult, are advised to stay home CDC Guidelines.
  • Responding to training injuries: Any medical issue during training that would require the implementation of the AYL's Emergency Action Plan should be handled in the same way as pre COVID-19 (coaches should thoroughly sanitize themselves after contact with the athlete). For all other injuries that require care, the player should leave the fields to be dealt with by a parent/guardian in their vehicle or at a medical facility. The same return to training decision making process should be utilized as pre COVID-19.

 

PLAYERS

 

  • The players are always required to wear masks per State of NM guidelines; however, masks are optional during training/exercise.
  • The players should arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to the session.  Arrive dressed and ready to go.  Head directly to the designated training space as directed by the coach.  Do not walk up to training sessions in groups. Do not walk through other sessions and depart promptly after your session.
  • Always observe social distancing of 6ft. 
  • Place bags/player equipment at least 6ft apart.  If possible, leave the equipment bag in the vehicle.
  • The players must follow all the recommended hygiene and safety protocols including proper hand washing, refrain from touching their face, covering their mouths and nose when coughing/sneezing and maintain social distancing.
  • No handshakes, high fives, or other physical touching before, during and after lacrosse activities.
  • No spitting is allowed.
  • Restrooms will not be accessible during training.

 

PARENTS

 

  • To limit adult interaction, parents will communicate electronically (email, text, or phone call), with your player's coach to discuss concerns about your player’s participation.
  • Players/parents should not participate in lacrosse activities if they are not comfortable for any reason.
  • 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.
  • Any coach or player who travels by plane outside of the state of New Mexico is required to quarantine for a period of 14 days prior to participating in training.
  • At risk individuals, youth, or adult, are advised to stay home CDC Guidelines.
  • The parents should check their player’s temperature daily before participation in lacrosse activities and keep their player home if they have a Temp of 100.4 or greater or if any COVID-19 symptoms exist as identified by CDC. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever or feverishness, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills or shaking chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell, stomachache, or diarrhea.
  • If your player becomes sick with COVID-19, you must notify the NM Department of Health and AYL right away.
  • The parents must review and educate their players regarding the provided hygiene and safety protocols including proper hand washing, touching of face, covering mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing and social distancing.
  • The parents must ensure their player brings their own personal adequate supply of water that is clearly labeled with the player's name.
  • The parents are asked to remain in their vehicles when dropping off and picking up players at practice.  If you must leave your vehicle, wear a mask per state guidelines and observe social distancing and gathering restrictions.
  • The parents must ensure player’s clothing gear and equipment is washed/sanitized before/after lacrosse activity.

 

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.

 

References

 



Questions?

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information and sign up for participation.

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.

 


Eric Whitson

President - ABQ Youth Lacrosse

Phone: (410) 459-9668


Matthew Montoya

Head Coach - Duke City Scorpions Men's Lacrosse

Phone: (505) 301-4457


Andrew Sweetman

VP of Boys Operations - ABQ Youth Lacrosse

Phone: (505) 228-4316


Luke Abeling

Head Coach - Duke City Scorpions Women's Lacrosse

Phone: (505) 934-0420