COVID-19 Information Page

The Minnesota Dept. of Health (MDH) has updated the Youth Sports & Youth Summer Program guidelines with a strong recommendation for face masks/coverings even during physical activity. Our existing face-covering requirement is about protecting the health and safety of not only the athletes & parents but also our Coaches and staff. The updated MDH guidelines also allow class sizes for indoor sports & activities of up to 25 kids -- we are opting to keep our class & Team size limit to 10 and camp size limit to 15 in order to maximize physical distancing.

 

While the concept of face masks/coverings for kids during physical activity may sound challenging, our Youth Ninja Team program has been practicing with face coverings since June 15th and all the kids have quickly adapted to the new normal. Our only requirement is a covering -- the kids have all sorts of different types from homemade masks with unique fabric choices, to BUFFs, to masks designed for athletics such as this Adidas mask with more structure and moisture-wicking material. 

We remain committed to ensuring we are able to appropriately refine and adapt to all of our new COVID safety measures to maximize the safety of athletes, parents, families, and coaches to the best of our ability.

Some of the most important elements of our plan include the requirement of face masks/coverings for everyone in the facility -- including kids during activity, maintaining proper physical distancing of the athletes, and asking parents to pick-up/drop-off their kids at practices & camps to the extent possible.

Please see our updated COVID plans and protocols below, and refer to this page for ongoing future updates.

With Gratitude,

Sarah Schoback

Owner

Facility and Staff Protocols:

 

  • Interior doors labeled Entrance and Exit will be left open. 

  • Hands-free sanitizers at the Entrance and Exit of the facility.

  • Hands-free sanitizers at the entrances to the gym floor.

  • Hand sanitizers throughout the parent viewing area.

  • Wipes for wiping additional equipment throughout gym.

  • Only touch-free water bottle filling open on drinking fountains

    • Normal drinking fountain will be taped off.

  • Bathrooms closed except for emergencies.

  • Child/Sibling play area closed.

  • Anti-bacterial chalk for athletes.

  • Chairs spaced at least 6ft apart in parent viewing area.

  • Grass area outside is available for parents/families to use during practices.

  • Staff will be required to wear facemasks.

  • Staff will wipe down commonly used areas between practices

  • Staff will fog the facility with hospital-grade disinfectant each night.

  

Athletes’ and Parents’ expectations:

 

  • Arrive no more than 5 mins before practice starts.

  • Sanitize hands as you enter and exit the facility.

  • Sanitize hands as you enter and exit the gym floor.

  • Maintain 6ft between you and the person next to you.

  • Kids will need to keep their hands to themselves.

  • Bring your own water bottles.

  • Use the bathroom before you arrive.

  • Drop-off kids or one adult per athlete in the facility at a time.

  • No additional siblings or parents in the facility.

  • If you have a fever or do not feel well, please stay home.

 

Youth Team Practices & Youth Camps:

 

  • Teams will be assigned a warm-up section.

  • When athletes arrive they will go to an X in their assigned warmup area, placed 6ft apart.

  • Before entering the gym they will sanitize their hands.

  • ALL athletes MUST have a facemask.

  • Athletes will practice on a series of obstacles and will wait 6ft apart until their turn.

  • Athletes will use the sanitizing liquid chalk before starting on hand-based obstacles.

  • Athletes will be on the same obstacles but hand sanitizers at the entrance and sanitizing chalk should help limit germ transfer.

  • Team practice times will be spaced appropriately. through the gym to maintain 6ft distancing.

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