Founded in 2002 Wakefield Youth Lacrosse Association (WYLA) was created to provide the children of Wakefield and its surrounding communities an opportunity to learn and participate in the sport of Lacrosse. The association strives to offer a program that

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SPRING 2021 BOYS TRAVEL AND INTRMURAL REGISTRATION IS OPEN
 
 
 
 
RETURN TO PLAY:
 
High Risk Population: Players, coaches, volunteers, parents/guardians in high risk categories should not participate or attend organized sports activities. List of high-risk categories available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higherrisk.html 
 
Stay Home When Appropriate: Players, staff, parents/guardians, and spectators should stay home when they are showing signs of COVID-19, have a temperature, or have had close contact with a person with COVID-19.
 
If COVID Symptoms Exhibited: If a staff member, player, parent/guardian, or spectator exhibits symptoms during a practice, they should immediately be separated and sent home or to a health care facility depending on the severity of the symptoms. They should not be allowed to return to activity until they have met the CDC criteria for discontinuing home isolation.
 
pread Out Scheduling Of Practices: There should be enough time between practices to allow one group to vacate the premises before the next group enters as well as for proper sanitation of surfaces and other equipment.
 
Practice Activities: Inter-team games, scrimmages, and tournaments shall not be permitted for any organized sports activities. Contact sports (e.g., basketball, football, baseball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, hockey and other sports where ordinary play puts players in direct contact or close proximity) must limit activities exclusively to no-contact drills and practices. (Massachusetts Youth Sports Re-Opening Guidelines). Treat the first 2-4 weeks as if players are returning from an injury and need proper conditioning. Not all players were able to keep up with the lacrosse and conditioning training during time at home.
 
Groupings On Fields: Programs must separate participants into groups of no more than 10, including coaches and staff. Larger playing areas and surfaces, such as athletic fields, tracks, tennis courts, and fullsize basketball courts, may be used by more than one group of 10 at one time, provided that adequate social distance and group separation can be maintained. To ensure group separation, groups must be spaced at least 20 feet apart while sharing a playing surface or field. (Massachusetts Youth Sports Re-Opening Guidelines)
 
Before Practice: Team staff should wipe down and sanitize any sideline seating areas. Ensure that athletes arrive dressed for practice.
 
14) After Practice: After practice, the team staff should remove and dispose of all trash. Players must leave immediately after practice: no recreational play or loitering is allowed, and any locker rooms must remain closed. Teams completing practice should not stay to watch other practices before or after their practice session.
 
15) Social Distancing (Players): Limited sports activity is allowed for players; players must maintain 6 feet of distance at all times and there should be no contact between players. If maintaining physical distance is difficult or impossible because of the nature of the sport, coaches should limit players to workouts, aerobic conditioning, individual skill work, and drills. (Massachusetts Youth Sports Re-Opening Guidelines)
 
16) Social Distancing (Coaches/Parents): All coaches, parents/guardians and spectators not of the same household should practice social distancing of 6 ft. whenever possible.
 
Face Coverings – Players: Players may remove face coverings while participating in practice and drills, provided they are able to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from all other persons present.
 
Face Coverings - Coaches: Face coverings should be worn by coaches, volunteers, other staff, officials, youth chaperones, and spectators in accordance with MA guidelines to prevent against the transmission of COVID-19 throughout the duration of the activity.
 
Face Coverings – Parents/Spectators: Spectators must be limited to ensure social distancing on the sidelines or other observation areas. Spectators should be limited to one adult chaperone per athlete. All spectators must wear face coverings.
 
No Contact: No Handshake Policy: Athletes should be discouraged from high fives, fist bumps or other social contact during practice.
 
2ersonal Hygiene: Staff, players, parents/guardians, and spectators should practice proper hygiene, wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol), abstain from touching their face (mouth, nose or eyes), refrain from spitting, and cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw tissue in the trash. In addition as a back up, players and staff should carry their own hand sanitizer.
 
Player Equipment: Player provided equipment should be kept in a bag and should be spaced to encourage social distancing. Players should bring their own disinfectant wipes to wipe down their own equipment between use.
 
Shared Equipment: The use of team provided equipment should be limited to the greatest extent possible and should be disinfected between each use if possible. Balls should be disinfected whenever possible and an adequate supply should be kept on hand.
 
Food & Concessions: No shared food or drink may be provided during any activities for participants or spectators (e.g., concession stands or team snacks).  
 
Water/Drinks: No use of public water bubblers, fountains or bottle fillers if present on site. Participants and spectators should only drink from their own containers. Organizers must provide individual, dedicated water bottles for children if they do not have their own. 
 
Officials: Referees, umpires and other officials are not required for practices and cannot be present in Phase II.
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