Guidelines & Requirements

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact.  Federal authorities and the State of Missouri recommend social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Contracting COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Use of Ascension Catholic Church Parish facilities and other CYC sanctioned venues or participation in their programs could increase the risk of you or your child contracting COVID-19. 

Ascension will follow the Youth Sports Guidelines as directed by St. Louis County, CYC and the City of Chesterfield.

  • All athletes and coaches MUST complete the digital self-screening process prior to participating each day.
  • Masks Required (see details by activity below)
  • Players need to remain socially distanced at all times
  • Practice good hygenie. Wash hands often or use hand sanitizer

What Should I Do If I Was Exposed?

Exposure is defined as less than 6 feet apart to a positive individual for longer than 15 cumulative minutes within a 24 hour period.
  1. Quarantine immediately
  2. Notify your healthcare provider
  3. Notify your coach and athleticassociation@ascensionchesterfield.org

Awaiting Covid-19 Test Results

If anyone in your household is awaiting Covid-19 test results, no member of your family may participate in ANY activities and should quarantine.


  • If the exposed individual has a negative COVID-19 test, they must still quarantine for 14 days.
  • If the exposed individual is quarantined from school, they may not attend practices or games.

Note:  If symptoms develop during these 14 days, testing for COVID-19 should occur.

What To Do After Contracting Covid-19

CYC Return To Play After Positive Covid-19 Diagnosis  

Athletes/coaches must meet ALL of the following criteria to return to sports after a COVID-19 diagnosis:

  1. At least 14 days have passed since from the last date of exposure to the positive COVID-19 individual.  
  2. Symptoms have resolved, no fever (>100.4) for 72 hours without fever reducing medications, improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath.
  3. Must submit Release From Isolation letter from St. Louis County 

* The CDC recommends the athlete be evaluated by a physician prior to resuming sports activities.

Complete Daily Health Check

For Practices

Required for all Ascension Players & Coaches no earlier than 60 minutes prior to PRACTICES

  1. Take temperature
  2. Complete form
  3. Coach receives log of completion

For Games

West County CYC Contact Tracing

Show to Health Screener at Gym Entrance

Track

​Per the St. Louis County Youth Sports Guidelines, track is categorized as a "Low Frequency of Contact" sport.


Current Restrictions

  • SCREENING  All PARTICPANTS & COACHES MUST complete the Ascension digital screening prior to participating each day. The Coach is responsible for verifying completion for each day.
  • MASKS  should be worn to and from the car. Masks can be removed once the player begins participating. 
  • SPECTATORS limited to TWO per athlete. The spectator limit for meets may be different, and will be communicated prior to the event.

 

Golf

​Per the St. Louis County Youth Sports Guidelines, golf is categorized as a "Low Frequency of Contact" sport.


Current Restrictions

  • SCREENING  All PARTICPANTS & COACHES MUST complete the Ascension digital screening prior to participating each day. The Team Leader is responsible for verifying completion for each day.
  • MASKS  should be worn to and from the car. Masks can be removed once the player begins participating.
  • SPECTATORS limited to TWO per athlete

 

Lacrosse

​Per the St. Louis County Youth Sports Guidelines, lacrosse is categorized as a "Moderate Frequency of Contact" sport.


Current Restrictions

  • SCREENING  All PARTICPANTS & COACHES MUST complete the Ascension digital screening prior to participating each day. The head coach is responsible for verifying completion of the screening.
  • MASKS  Everyone entering and leaving practices or games must wear masks, covering their nose and mouth. Players and officials may take masks off while playing/warming up, however everybody else including coaches, players on the sideline, and all spectators must keep masks on while at the fields for practices or games. It is recommended that players and coaches bring multiple masks to games to switch out as needed or in case a mask breaks.
    • Officials must wear masks between halves, before and after games, and during any conferences with coaches, players, or another official
  • COACHES  are limited to 2 coaches attending practices/games, although more may be on the official roster.
  • WATER Team water and shared jugs are not allowed. Players must provide their own drinks, including water. No gum. No spitting.
  • TEAM BENCH AREA  Teams are required to clean their team bench area of all trash and other items after each game, so it can be disinfected by the next team coming in.
    • ​Prior to each game, coaches will sanitize the benches. Teams may not enter the bench area until after this process has been completed. 
    • Parents, siblings and fans are NOT permitted in the team bench area and should social distance on the opposite side of the field. 
  • HAND SANTIZER  Teams shall provide disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer for team use. It is recommended that officials have disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer.
  • EQUIPMENT  Each player is strongly encouraged to have his/her own equipment. Any shared equipment (e.g. goalie equipment) must be disinfected before/after each use.
  • GAME BALLS  Game balls should be sanitized before the start of each game and at half time 
  • PREGAME MEETING, STICK CHECK & PRAYER   Pregame meeting will be conducted observing 6-foot social distancing and will include one coach from each team, and the officials. Players are not permitted at pregame meeting.
    • Pregame prayer will include all team members spread out on either side of the mid-field line.
    • Masks must be worn by all during pregame meeting, stick check, and prayer.
  • GAME & PRACTICE TIMES  will be spaced 30 minutes apart to allow groups to enter and exit without crossing paths. 
  • ENTERING/EXITING  All teams, coaches, players and spectators will enter and exit fields keeping distance from other games/fields. Follow signage at fields. At the conclusion of games, all teams and spectators must leave the field and surrounding areas immediately. No post game team meetings, hand shake lines, fist bumps, should take place on or near the field, including the parking lot.
  • SPECTATORS  limited to FOUR per athlete. “Spectators” include parents, guardians, other family members, and anyone else not participating, coaching or officiating in a practice or sporting event. Masks are required for spectators.
    • ​Spectators must provide their own portable seating.
    • Check playcyc.org/covid-19 for a list of fields allowing less than 4 spectators.

View the full CYC Lacrosse Guidelines here

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