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Fall Fitness & Conditioning Plan

Covid-19 Restrictions for Fall Fitness and Conditioning Programs

Overview

This page outlines the plan being implemented by the Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) for Fall Athletics/Activities fitness and conditioning in light of restrictions being placed on athletics and activities by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department as a result of  the Coronavirus pandemic. The Fall Fitness and Conditioning program will be an extension of the program implemented during the Summer by the FUHSD.

This document is a supplement to the “Summer Program Guidelines” (see Appendix 1) developed by the six District Superintendents of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) that outlines guidelines for the gradual reopening of athletics facilities to coaches and student athletes.

Basis for Program Planning and Organization

The planning and organization of the Fall Fitness and Conditioning program is based on information from the following:

Who is eligible to participate in the FUHSD Fall Fitness and Conditioning Program

  • All athletics teams and their coaches are eligible to participate in Fall Fitness and Conditioning. 
  • Requests from non-athletics based groups will be accepted and reviewed for eligibility on a case by case basis. Requests should be submitted to John Dwyer (Director of Human Resources, FUHSD) 

Cohort Organization, Mask Wearing, and Social Distancing

(see Appendix 1 below - COVID-19 Summer Program Guidelines (Updated June 12, 2020) Limitations of Workouts).

Fitness and conditioning will be conducted in cohorts where a group of students (and a teacher, coach, or instructor) stay together throughout the session to minimize exposure for students, teachers, and staff across the school environment. 

  • Cohorts will have a maximum of 12 students. 
  • All individuals within a cohort (coaches and students) must remain at least 6 feet apart at all times.
  • There shall be NO physical contact between athletes during any workout.
  • Cohorts, or individuals within cohorts, may only work out within the group and not intermix with other cohorts.
  • Multiple cohorts of 12 are allowed but cohorts must stay 25 feet, or more, apart and not interact in any way.  
  • A coach or instructor may only work with one cohort.
  • Coaches and students must wear a mask to and from the workout location and at any time when not actively participating in a workout. Masks should be removed during strenuous activity. 
  • Cohorts will operate for a minimum of a three (3) week period.
Fitness and Conditioning Schedule
(see Appendix 1 below - COVID-19 Summer Program Guidelines (Updated June 12, 2020) Pre-workout Screening) 
  • The Fall Fitness and Conditioning Program will begin Monday September 14th and end Saturday December 12th, 2020. Season 1 for Athletics begins December 14th. 
  • Each coach/instructor must work with the school’s Administrator overseeing Athletics and Activities and Athletic Director to schedule their cohort’s fitness and conditioning sessions. 
  • Coaches and instructors must keep to their agreements regarding fitness and conditioning sessions to avoid any risk of overscheduled facilities that could cause a greater risk of exposure to COVID19.

COVID19 Symptom Screening 
(see Appendix 1 below - COVID-19 Summer Program Guidelines (Updated June 12, 2020) Pre-workout Screening) 

  • All coaches and students will be screened daily for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to participating in fitness and conditioning sessions. 
  • Coaches/instructors will check with their cohort, prior to fitness and conditioning, that all participants have completed the screening questionnaire.
  • Responses to screening questions for each person will be recorded and stored. 
  • Any person with cold/flu symptom will not be allowed to participate, should self-isolate, and contact their primary care provider or other health-care professional. 
  • Written medical clearance will be required to return to activity. 
  • Vulnerable individuals should not supervise or participate in fitness and conditioning sessions.

Coach Guidelines and Agreements

  • Each coach will be required to sign an agreement acknowledging that they understand and will follow all guidelines and protocols of the COVID-19 Summer Program Guidelines (Updated June 12, 2020) developed by the SCVAL Superintendents (see Appendix 2) and CIF Guidelines for Return to Physical Activity/Training (see Appendix 3).
  • This agreement also includes an acknowledgement and understanding of the increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 as a result of facilitating fitness and conditioning sessions. 
  • Failure to follow guidelines and protocols could result in the coach being dismissed from the FUHSD Summer Athletics/Activities Program.

Parent and Student Notification and Permission

  • Each parent of a participating athlete and the athlete themselves will be required to sign an agreement acknowledging that the student understands and will follow all guidelines and protocols outlined in the Fall Fitness and Conditioning Program Plan (See Appendix 3). 
  • This agreement also includes an acknowledgement and understanding of the increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 as a result of participating in fitness and conditioning sessions. 
  • Failure to follow guidelines and protocols could result in the student-athlete being dismissed from the FUHSD Summer Athletics/Activities Program. 

Cohort Monitoring

To ensure coaches and athletes are following agreed guidelines and protocols regarding health and safety to prevent the transmission of the Coronavirus, staff at each site (Athletic Directors, Admin, other) will regularly monitor fitness and conditioning sessions and communicate with coaches. 

Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3

 

Fall Conditioning Parent Notification Agreement

 Fall Conditioning Parent Notification Agreement

All parents must sign agreement prior to athletes participating in CHS fall fitness & conditioning program

Fall Conditioning Coach Guidelines Agreement

Coach Guideline Agreement

All coaches must sign agreement prior to athletes participating in CHS fall fitness & conditioning program