2020 Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ) Clinics
This program is designed to keep players at optimal fitness throughout the summer. The program focuses on three areas: speed, agility and quickness. Overall, this program is tailored to address the specific fitness needs of high school soccer players.
Start Date: Wednesday, July 22nd
End Date: Friday, August 14th
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Location: NHS Testa Field (turf)
NHS Boys Freshmen and Sophomores from 5:30-6:30pm
NHS Boys Juniors and Seniors from 6:45-7:45pm
Contact: If you have any questions or concerns, please email them to FCSA2013@gmail.com
**NOTE: Each session will have two coaches and a maximum of 20 participants. The participants will be split into groups of 10 participants with one coach and they will stay with that group for the duration of the summer. Due to the limited spots available, we anticipate that this program will sell-out fast so register early to ensure your spot.**
Part 1 — Pre Participation
- All student-athletes, parents and coaches must realize these workouts are voluntary in nature, and play no part in deciding roles on a team, playing time, or roles such as captain. They are designed to help recondition athletes after a long period of deconditioning.
- Prior to participating in the program, the student-athlete MUST be registered in BOTH FinalForms (www.norwalk-ct.finalforms.com) and on FCSA (www.norwalkhs.com/soccer). If an athlete is not currently registered, they will NOT be allowed to participate in the program. Registration includes a “Notice of Risk and Informed Consent” form related to COVID-19 and its implications.
- All athletes must complete the Norwalk Public Schools PPE Training. The link for the training can be found here.
- All student-athletes are to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days if they have travelled to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. Please click here for any updates to this list.
Part 2 — Daily Check In
- Athletes and coaches must complete the “Coronavirus Self-Health Screen” prior to leaving home each day, and stay home if their answers disqualify them from participation. Each coach has their own copy of the “Self Health Screen” for assessment purposes, and will send it to all athletes each day prior to scheduled conditioning sessions.
- Coaches will begin each session by stationing themselves at the entry point to Testa Field, using a device which will allow them to access FinalForms. Each student-athlete will be marked for attendance, as well as be screened for COVID-19 by answering the following questions:
- Have you been in close contact (less than 6 feet) with anyone with COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or cared for someone with COVID-19?
- Have you travelled anywhere outside the 50 United States in the past 14 days?
- Have you been directed to quarantine or isolate by a health care provider in the past 14 days? If so, when does, or when did, your quarantine period end?
Have you had any of the following symptoms in the past 3 days?
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fever of chills
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- Runny nose or stuffy nose
- Recent loss of taste or smell
In addition, the student-athlete’s temperature will be taken and recorded. Any “YES” answer, or temperature over 100.4° will cause the student-athlete to be sent home, and recorded in FinalForms. The student-athlete will be encouraged to go home immediately and self-isolate, as well as contact their primary care provider if necessary. A doctor’s note is necessary before a student-athlete will be allowed to participate in the conditioning program. (See “Return to Participate Note” here.)
- If a student-athlete is prohibited from participation due to any symptoms, their name will be reported to the Athletic Director, who in turn will report the name to the School Nurse, as well as the Norwalk Department of Health and the Norwalk Recreation & Parks Program Administrator.
- Any player who tests positive for COVID-19 must be at least 14 days postpositive test, with a minimum of 72 hours symptom free and negative repeat COVID-19 test in order to return. Written medical clearance from a licensed medical professional is also required upon return to the program. (See “Return to Participate Note” here.)
Part 3 — Daily Session
- Each student-athlete must have protective face covering, personal water bottle, hand sanitizer, and personal bag. All are meant to be personal belongings — not to be shared amongst athletes.
- Face coverings should be worn at all times, when not engaged in vigorous physical activity.
- Coaches will be wearing face coverings at all times.
- Face coverings do not need to be medical grade — cloth or disposable face coverings are acceptable.
- All personal belongings should be stored in each individual’s bag, and those bags should be a minimum of 6 feet from another’s belongings.
- Student-athletes must keep their shirts, socks and shoes on at all times during the conditioning session.
- No gum chewing or spitting on to turf or track surfaces is allowed.
- Care must be taken to remain 6 feet apart at all times.
Part 4 — Session Details
- As part of the practice plan, each coach will be responsible for establishing groups or “cohorts” of no more than 10 student-athletes per cohort. This same cohort must stay together for each and every session — no switching cohorts, trading of places, etc. These cohorts will remain in place for the entirety of Phase 2.
- No high fives, fist bumps, or elbow bumps allowed — these are all “no contact” sessions.
- Bathroom facilities will be available for use; however, locker rooms inside the school will not be able to be used during conditioning sessions.
- Participants should not share equipment. If shared equipment does come in contact with the skin, hands, or body fluids, equipment must be sanitized before being reused.
- Coaches will ensure equipment is sanitized
Part 5 — Post Session Details
- After participation, student-athletes should use hand sanitizer, and are encouraged to immediately leave the premises, shower and change clothes upon arriving at home.
- Coaches will be responsible for ensuring that all equipment has been sanitized prior to being put into storage, or prior to another group’s use.
- Players will exit the field through the basketball court and will be picked up in the Naramake Elementary School parking lot. This is done so that we minimize player interaction when the first group finishes their session and the second group arrives for their session
Part 6 — Weather Concerns
- Players and parents will be notified via email if the session is cancelled due to inclement weather
- In the event of sudden inclement weather, the overhang areas in front of Main Entrance and Pool Entrance will be used for cover and shelter.