Based on the current COVID data for Stanislaus County, beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, organized skills development and conditioning sessions for TUSD athletes will once again be allowed. Skills development and conditioning sessions will be allowed provided the following guidelines are strictly adhered to:
- To maintain consistent cohorts, multi-sport athletes can only participate in ONE sports conditioning program at this time.
- Activities will be limited to conditioning and skills development only.
- There should be no physical contact between athletes, or between coaches and athletes, during these sessions.
- Coaches should take the appropriate actions to promote hand hygiene and clean and sanitize equipment between usage.
- No indoor activities are allowed; all activities must be outside.
- Masks must be worn at all times regardless of exertion level.
- A minimum of 6 feet of social distancing is required at all times; 10 feet or more is preferred.
- In-pool activities for any and all aquatics programs is limited to a single swimmer per lane.
- Athletes must participate in cohorts of 25 or less with a single, consistent coach during the entire conditioning session. These cohorts and coach assignments should be consistent day to day to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 should an individual become infected.
- All sessions are optional. Student-athletes will not be penalized for non-participation.
- Athletes or coaches who are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms should not attend. This includes fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Anyone exhibiting these symptoms will be sent home.
- Coaches will survey athletes at the beginning of each session to evaluate their health as well as determine any potential exposure to COVID-19.
- No loitering before or after sessions. All individuals should arrive immediately before and depart immediately after sessions.
- Athletes are to arrive dressed for activities, locker rooms will not be available.
- Only athletes and coaches will be allowed to attend sessions. No parents, spectators, or volunteers will be allowed to attend.
- Athletes are encouraged to shower before and after sessions.
- Athletes and coaches should bring their own hydration products as shared water bottles are not allowed.
- All organized skill and conditioning sessions for TUSD athletes, by TUSD coaches, operating under the auspices of TUSD Athletics, must occur on TUSD facilities (with the exception of Cross Country).
Further guidance will be provided as we work within our State and County health guidelines and in concert with our surrounding districts.