P.L.A.Y. - COVID – 19 Update February 12, 2021
Hello P.L.A.Y. Families,
To clarify for those that may have questions regarding P.L.A.Y.’s stance on participation under the current COVID-19 Youth and Adult Sports under Executive Order 20-103.
P.L.A.Y. Players, Coaches and Fans must maintain compliance with the order stated above and it’s update (see date at top of document) that is linked below.
P.L.A.Y. Participants that do not adhere to this order and its content can face penalties in regard to participation within the program. Which could be anything from lessen court/practice time to suspensions.
Some may be concerned or not like the idea of participants wearing of masks during practice or play – there are states that have done this including some teams in Minnesota at the HS level this past sports season. Many feel while it is 'different' – they eventually got used to it. Many have no issues, others may get headaches, feel a lack of breathe, feel dizzy or nauseas or similar when participating with a mask.
Be sure to understand to take a break if you get these affects. Coaches are urged to give players breaks and help with their adjustments to mask wearing.
The following Masks are approved per the MDH release:
Face coverings must be worn in accordance with MDH guidance and Executive Order 20-81. ▪ Types of face coverings can include a cloth mask, a neck gaiter, a scarf, a bandanna, or a religious face covering.
▪ Face Covering Requirements and Recommendations under Executive Order 20-81 (www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html)
Please be aware of all the guidelines that are in place.
In order to properly use the Gyms / Dome space we are in - many are of different size and we are limited to the number of people in a gym. Because of this, there will be gyms were parents of limited number of people will be able to attend games. Please understand that if that is challenged - we will have to either remove a parent from a facility or have child removed from the program if it persists.
We all want this pandemic behind us and get things back to a more normal routine.
The alternative is not to participate. As we entered programs this year, the awareness of possible unusual situations is possible. We ask that we learn to adapt, just as athletes are asked to adapt to the adversity of competition.
We just need to get to the next stage and the participate within the guidance given.
Thank you again for helping get through this situation with hopes of brighter and happier athletic days ahead!
The P.L.A.Y. Executive Board
*To find out more on how you can get involved, contact the Sport leaders of your choice by email - which can be found under 'Board' on their sports webpage.
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* We are looking for a Tennis Lead Instructor - If you know someone capable - please go to the Tennis webpage for details. Thanks!
TO REGISTER- click on the Blue Bar Above of your sport. Or go to the sport page for more details !!
Be aware that registrations can end at any point if it is determined that sport or grade level is full and no more registrations will be available. We encourage early registration to avoid any late fees after a determined time. We have a closing date to assure volunteers can prepare for the season properly.
In-Season Clinics or Off-Season Camps can be found on the individual sports webpage - click on that sport icon (top of page) to see what is available.
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It is important that our programs get your feedback - with the program wanting to create more focus on our Sports Culture we want to see if coaches are teaching the positive aspects. Thanks for your attention to this!
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