Patriot Lacrosse offers lacrosse camps, clinics, elite teams, box lacross, summer lacrosse leagues, youth winter leagues, and many more opportunities to take your game to the next level whether you are a beginner or advanced athlete. With coaches from the
4th (3rd graders are permitted to tryout for this team)
Covid-19 Patriot Program Preparation Plan
MARCH - June 21: Phase 1: Stay at Home Order NJ
Patriot provided virtual training content to all Patriot players. The content focused on individual player development and skills
A subscription to the JM3 Academy was provided for all players and their families.
Virtual Town Hall #1- Club Wide
Individual Team Zoom meetings
Virtual Academy- Patriot Alumni created training videos for all players. (24 videos)
Recruiting Webinar with D3 Coach Doug Sage, Drew University.
Webinar with Patriot Alumnus Kendall Rogers, “Getting Ahead While Stuck Inside.”
Drive by Uniform Distribution
Drive by Food Drive- Outreach
Patriot provides jump rope to each player
Millon Virtual Zoom Camp- Offense, Defense & Goalie Training
Recruiting Webinar w/ Sportsrecruits
Recruiting Webinar w/Connor Buczek Cornell(2021s)
Recruiting Webinar w/3 Alums “What its like to be a college player at D1, D3 & Club”
Virtual Town Hall #2- Club Wide
Recruiting Webinar “What its like to be a college player at a Military Academy”
Virtual Town Hall #3- Club Wide
Jump Rope June- Daily Jump Rope exercise plan
Webinar Return to Play- “First Steps” w/ Coach & Personal Trainer Howard Shirley
EFFECTIVE JUNE 22: Phase 2: NJ Outdoor Youth Sports begin June 22 w/ restrictions
Groups of up to 100 persons, possibly 250 by June 22, 500 by July 3
June 22: Non contact, 6’ social distancing,
July 6: Begin contact and competition
Patriot health and safety rules and procedures provided to all families, by email , zoom meeting and reminder signage.
A Patriot Waiver must be completed in order to participate.
Every morning of each practice/competition a “Participant Wellness Screening” must be completed by an adult prior to 2pm (or 2 hours before the event). Patriot “Participant Wellness Screening” form will be emailed to participants and posted to their team page the morning of activity.
Staggered practice schedules to limit contact between groups and/or players. Players should plan to arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled practice time. Player Pickup is requested within 15 minutes of the end of their practice.
Non essential personnel and spectators (including parents) are discouraged to avoid unintentional gatherings.
An athletic trainer and the Health & Safety Coordinator are on site to enforce all health and safety rules and procedures.
Handshakes, high-fives, fist-bumps or skin-to-skin contact should be avoided
Players are requested to suit up in full gear (including face covering) at their vehicle. Players are encouraged to leave all extra belongings in their car.
Patriot Gaiters are provided to each player and coach- The face covering can be worn around the neck and pulled up when not engaged in athletic activity and social distancing is not possible.
Hand Sanitizer will be at each field, however we encourage each participant to bring their own
Patriot athletes are to use their own equipment exclusively.
Sidelines will be marked with cones six feet apart for players to leave any extra belongings, such as a stick.
All Patriot athletes, coaches and staff should bring their own water and drinks to practices and activities. Water will not be supplied and may not be shared.
Coaches, officials, support staff and spectators will wear facecoverings when 6’ social distancing is not possible.
Patriot Lacrosse will disinfect the cones, balls, and other coaches equipment after every practice.
Consistent with applicable law and privacy policies, Patriot coaches, staff, umpires/officials, and families of players (as feasible) self-report to the youth sports organization if they have COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days in accordance with other applicable laws and regulations.
Patriot Lacrosse will notify staff, officials, families, and the public of youth sports facility closures and restrictions in place to limit COVID-19 exposure.
In the event that a player or coach displays Covid-19 symptoms:
The individual shall be immediately referred to the onsite medical staff
The medical staff will immediately separate the individual from the group.
The medical staff will immediately call the parents/emergency contact on file from the most recent waiver.
The medical staff will arrange transportation with the emergency contact on file or a healthcare facility, depending on how severe their symptoms are.
Individuals who have had close contact with a person who has symptoms should be separated and sent home as well per NJ BOH.
The medical staff will follow up with the player/coach/staff member within 24 hours.
Individuals displaying Covid-19 symptoms should follow CDC guidance for community-related exposure. (below)
Injured or ill Individuals will require clearance from a licensed medical professional (Dr. or Athletic Trainer) before return to play is granted
The Health and Safety Coordinator determines if the participant (athlete/coach/official) is cleared to participate.
Failing to comply with the Patriot COVID Action Plan:
Non compliant players or parents will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
Non compliance by participants (parents, players, spectators) will generate an incident report to be documented by the Health and Safety Coordinator.
In the event of inclement weather, we make every effort to keep practices on schedule. When chances of inclement weather are above average, we ask all parents to remain at the venue in the event of thunder and lightning, where players are to return to their cars until determined safe. Sessions may be shortened to accommodate poor weather.
Guidance and Responsibilities for Parents and Athletes:
Parents in cooperation with their Patriot Player (s) are to complete the Patriot “Players Wellness Screening” screening questions prior to each competition and practice.
Patriot parents are encouraged to educate their son (s) in the practices of good personal hygiene, sanitizing of personal equipment which includes proper fitting mouthguards, face covering, and water bottle. CDC has provided cleaning and disinfecting guidance:
Patriot parents are encouraged to educate their son (s) about the importance of social distancing and how they can best protect themselves and others from the spread of disease.
Patriot players should stay home with any illness. There is to be no fears of “missing out” or reprisals.
Patriot parents understand that their limited interaction at practice is for health and safety purposes.
Proper hygiene should be taken after activity: Wipe down equipment before and after participation. Wash face covering, pinnies, clothing. Cooperate with needs/asks of coaches/organizers
Coaches, staff, officials, players, and families know that sick individuals should not attend the youth sports activity, and that they should notify youth sports officials (e.g., the COVID-19 point of contact) if they (staff) or their child (families) become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed or suspected case.